Biography of Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521

Timeline

In 1466 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (11) and Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (8) were married. Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (8) by marriage Duchess Buckingham (1C 1444).

On 03 Feb 1478 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 was born to Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (23) and Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (20) at Brecon Castle, Brecon, Breconshire, Welsh March

Buckingham's Rebellion

In Oct 1483 Buckingham's Rebellion was an attempt to replace Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) with Henry Tudor (26). Richard Haute -1487 took part. He escaped execution, and was subsequently pardoned.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (29) was attainted.
On 02 Nov 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (29) was beheaded in Salisbury Marketplace for his part in the rebellion.
On 08 Nov 1483 Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 was executed at Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon.
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28) and Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde 1304-1363 escaped to Henry VII in Brittany. Walter Hungerford 1464-1516, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509 took part. !The rebellion was suppressed by Richard Guildford 1450-1506 and Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke 1452-1502.
On 04 Dec 1483 George Browne 1440-1483 was beheaded at Tower Hill.
On 23 Jan 1484 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (40) was subject to an attainder in the first Parliament of Richard III for her involvement. Whilst the Act was described as an Attainder Richard in effect transferred all of Margaret's property to her husband Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) as follows:
An act for the attainder of Margaret, countess of Richmond (40):
Because Margaret, countess of Richmond, mother of the king's great rebel and traitor, Henry, earl of Richmond, has lately conspired, leagued and committed high treason against our sovereign lord King Richard III in various ways, and in particular by sending messages, writings and tokens to the said Henry, urging, instigating and stirring him by them to come into this realm to make war upon our said sovereign lord; to which urging, instigation and stirring the said Henry applied himself, as experience has recently shown. Also, the said countess supplied great sums of money within the city of London as well as elsewhere in this realm to be employed in the execution of the said treason and malicious purpose; and the said countess also conspired, leagued and plotted the destruction of our said sovereign lord, and knew of and assented to, and assisted in the treason planned and committed by Henry, late duke of Buckingham, and his supporters, for which he and some of his supporters have been attainted by an act in this present parliament. Nevertheless, our said sovereign lord, of his special grace, mindful of the good and faithful service which Thomas, Lord Stanley, has given and intends to give our said sovereign lord, and for the sincere love and trust which the king has in him, and for his sake, remits and will forbear the great punishment of attainting the said countess, which she or anyone else doing the same has deserved; and in consideration of the foregoing, our said sovereign lord wills that it be enacted, ordained and decreed, by the assent of the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons assembled in this present parliament, and by authority of the same, that the said countess henceforth shall be legally unable to have, inherit or enjoy any manors, lands or tenements, or other hereditaments or possessions whatsoever, and also henceforth shall be unable to bear or have any name of estate or dignity; and that the said countess shall forfeit to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs all the castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments and possessions, whatsoever they may be, of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised or possessed of estate of fee-simple, fee-tail, term of life, in dower or otherwise. And be it ordained by the said authority that all the said castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments with the appurtenances of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised of estate of fee-simple or fee-tail, shall remain to the said Thomas for term of his life, and after his death to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs. And moreover, all the lordships, manors, lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions of which the said countess, or any other person to her use, is now seised of estate, term of her life or in dower, shall remain to the said Thomas during her life. And if the said Thomas dies during the lifetime of the said countess, they shall remain to the king; saving to every person and persons, except the said countess and her heirs, their right, title and interest in the said lands and tenements.

On 02 Nov 1483 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (5) succeeded 8th Earl Stafford (1C 1351), 9th Baron Stafford (1C 1299)

In 1485 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (7) was restored 3rd Duke Buckingham (1C 1444)

In Dec 1489 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (11) and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 were married. Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 by marriage Duchess Buckingham (1C 1444). The executors of her father Henry Percy 4th Earl Northumberland 1449-1489, who had been hanged by rebels during the Northern Rebellion earlier in the year, having paid Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (32) £4000 for the privilege. His father, Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483, had been hanged for treason in 1483.

In 1495 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (16) was appointed 248th Knight Garter: Henry VII

On 03 Feb 1495 Mary Stafford Baroness Bergavenny 1495-1545 was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (17) and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530

Around 1497 Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (18) and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530

On 18 May 1497 Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (39) died

Around 1499 Katherine Stafford Countess Westmoreland 1499-1555 was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (20) and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530

On 18 Sep 1501 Henry Stafford 1st Baron Stafford 1501-1563 was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (23) and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 at Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent.

Marriage of Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon

On 14 Nov 1501 Arthur Prince of Wales (15) and Catherine of Aragon (16) were married at St Paul's Cathedral by Henry Deane Archbishop Canterbury -1503 assisted by William Warham Archbishop Canterbury 1450-1532 (51) and a further eighteen bishops.
Cecily York Viscountess Welles 1469-1507 bore the train, Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (24) was Chief Answerer. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 and Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (23) attended.
Thomas Englefield Speaker of the House of Commons 1453-1514 was appointed Knight of the Bath
Immediately after their marriage Arthur Prince of Wales (15) and Catherine of Aragon (16) resided at Tickenhill Manor, Bewdley, Worcestershire for a month.
Thereafter they travelled to Ludlow, Shropshire.

Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On 24 Jun 1509 Henry VIII (17) was crowned VIII King England and Ireland: Tudor at Westminster Abbey. Catherine of Aragon (23) was created Queen Consort England.
Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (31), Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (32) and Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (66) attended. Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland 1493-1542 (15) was knighted. Robert Dymoke 1461-1544 attended as the Kings's Champion. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 was created Knight of the Bath and served as Lord Sewer.

Around 1511 Margaret Stafford 1511-1537 was born to Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (32)

Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham

In Apr 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (43) was arrested and imprisoned at Tower of London. He was accused of listening to prophecies of the King's death and intending to kill the King. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (47) presided at his trial. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (43) and Henry Guildford 1489-1532 acted as judges. Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham -1529, Anthony Poyntz 1480-1533 and Edmund Walsingham 1480-1550 as jurors.

On 17 May 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (43) was executed at Tower Hill for no specific reason other than his having a significant amount of Plantagenet blood and was, therefore, considered a threat by Henry VIII (29). He was posthumously attainted by Act of Parliament on 31 July 1523, disinheriting his children.
He was buried at St Peter's Church, Britford, Wiltshire.

In 1530 Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham -1530 died

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Stafford

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 19 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 4 Grand Son of Edward III King England 1312-1377

Kings Scotland: Great x 12 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 10 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 6 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1425-1458 Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham 1402-1460 Great Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford 1336-1386 Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford 1334- Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu, Countess Stafford 1383-1438 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas of Woodstock Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 1st Duke Gloucester 1355-1397 Son Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Bohun Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale, Duchess Gloucester 1366-1399 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandMother: Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham Great Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby 1337-1388 Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Son Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

GrandMother: Margaret Beaufort 1437-1474 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great GrandFather: Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 Great Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset 1373-1410 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Son Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Holland Duchess Clarence 1385-1439 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350-1397 Great Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent 1350-1416 Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great GrandMother: Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick 1382-1439 Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 12th Earl Warwick 1338-1401 Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Ferrers Countess Warwick Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Berkeley Countess Warwick 1386-1422 Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Berkeley 9th Baron Berkeley, 3rd Baron Lisle 1352-1417 Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Lisle Baroness Berkeley, 3rd Baroness Lisle 1362-1391 Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Mother: Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469

Great GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1385-1441

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Woodville 1341-1403

Great GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate 1350-

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp 1370-

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Beauchamp 1330-1396

GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433 Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Luxembourg 1370-1397 Great x 3 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny 1340-1371 Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon 1335-1373 Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Brienne 1365-

Great GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469 Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria 1330-1422

Great x 2 GrandMother: Sueva Orsini 1360-1430 Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran