Biography of Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483

Timeline

On 04 Sep 1454 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 was born to Humphrey Stafford 1425-1458 and Margaret Beaufort 1437-1474

Around 22 May 1458 Humphrey Stafford 1425-1458 died

On 10 Jul 1460 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (5) succeeded his grandfather as 2nd Duke Buckingham (1C 1444), 7th Earl Stafford (1C 1351), 8th Baron Stafford (1C 1299)

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).

Tournament Bastard of Burgundy

On 29 May 1467 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (25) and Antoine "Bastard of Burgundy" 1421-1504 met at Chelsea. William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (36), Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex 1404-1483 (62), Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (12), Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (27), James Douglas 9th Earl Douglas, 3rd Earl Avondale 1426-1488 (41) and Thomas Montgomery -1495 accompanied Edward.

Around 1474 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (19) was appointed 211th Knight Garter: Edward IV

In 1474 Margaret Beaufort 1437-1474 died

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

Around 1479 Henry Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire 1479-1523 was born to Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (24) and Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (21)

Around 1479 Elizabeth Stafford Viscountess Fitzwalter 1479-1532 was born to Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (24) and Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (21)

Around 1483 Anne Stafford Countess Huntingdon 1483-1544 was born to Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (28) and Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (25)

16 May 1483 Close Rolls Edward IV Edward V Richard III 1476-1485. Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30). Westminster. Grant for life to the king's servant Henry duke of Buckingham (28), of the offices of chief justice and chamberlain in South and North Wales, constable of the castles and counties of Kermerdyn and Cardigan, the castles of Abrustwith, co Cardigan, and Denevour in South Wales, the castle and town of Tonebigh , co. Pembroke, the castle and lordship of Kylgarvan in South Wales, the castle and town of Llan Stepham in South Wales, the lordship of Wallewynscastell in South Wales, the lordship of Westhaverford in South Wales , constable, steward, and receiver of the castle, lordshiop and manor of Uske , the castle and lordship of Carlion , the castle, lordship and manor of Dynas, the castle and a moiety of the lordship of Ewyas Lacy, the castles, lordships and manors of Belth,Clifford, Radnore, Melenyth, Montgomery, Dynbigh, Elvell and Narberth, the castle, lordship and manors of Wygmore and Holt in the marches of Wales, and the lordship and manor of Bromfield in the same marches, steward and receiver of the lordships and manors of Norton, Knyghton, Raydor, Guerthrenyon, Comotoyder, Glasbury, Weryfreton, Cherbury, Terthic, Halcetur, Kadewyn, Newton, Kyry in the marches.

20 May 1483 Close Rolls Edward IV Edward V Richard III 1476-1485. Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30). Westminster. Grant to the king's kinsman Henry duke of Buckingham (28), of the supervision and power of array of the king's subjects in the counties of Salop, Hereford, Somerset, Dorset and Wilts. By p. s.

Execution of Hastings

On 13 Jun 1483 William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52) was beheaded having been accused of treasonable conspiracy with the Queen at the earlier Council Meeting convened by Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) and attended by Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (28) at Tower Green, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London. Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (63) and Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York 1423-1500 (59) were arrested.
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52) was buried in North Aisle, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire next to Edward IV King England 1442-1483.

On 16 Jun 1483 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65) removed Edward IV's youngest son Richard York 1st Duke York, 1st Duke Norfolk 1473- from Sanctuary in Westminster Abbey to the Tower of London so that he could join his brother in preparation for his Coronation. . Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (28) was present.

Coronation of Richard III

On 06 Jul 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) was crowned III King England: Plantagenet York by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65) at Westminster Abbey. Anne Neville Queen Consort England 1456-1485 (27) by marriage Queen Consort England. See Coronation of Richard III.
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) was appointed as Lord High Steward. William Brandon 1425-1491, Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (33), Thomas St Leger 1440-1483, Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503, Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46), Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk 1444-1503 (39), Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland 1424-1485 attended.
Robert Dymoke 1461-1544 attended as the Kings' Champion.
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (66) carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (40) carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (27) carried the Third Sword of State. John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (40) carried the Sceptre. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (28) carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (13) bore the Queen's Crown.
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (40) held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland 1478-1527 carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499 was appointed as Knight of the Bath.
Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (68) refused to attend the Coronation of Richard III. History doesn't record her reason.

15 Jul 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (28) was appointed as Constable England. Close Rolls Edward IV Edward V Richard III 1476-1485. Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30). Westminster. Grant for life to the king's kinsman Henry, duke of Buckingham (28), of divers specified offices and powers in North and South Wales and the marches.
The like to the same of the office of constable of England, with the accustomed fees. By p. s.

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.

23 Oct 1483 Close Rolls Edward IV Edward V Richard III 1476-1485. Richard III King England 1452-1485 (31). Leicester, Leicestershire. Precept to the sheriff of Devon to issue a proclamation (English) denouncing Thomas Dorset, late Marquess of Dorset (28), who holds unshameful and mischievous woman called Shore's wife in adultery, William Norreys 1441-1507, William Knyvet 1440-1515, Sir Thomas Bourghchier of Barnes, Sir George Broun, knights, John Cheyne, John Noreis, Walter Hungerford, John Russh and John Harecourt of Staunton, who have assembled the Person by the comfort of the great rebel the late duke of Bukyngham and bishops of Ely and Salisbury, and offering rewards for their capture and pardon for all who withdraw from them. By K.

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.

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

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Stafford

Maternal Family Tree: Margaret Pipard Baroness Lisle 1323-1375

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward III King England 1312-1377

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 10 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 16 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Son of Edward III King England 1312-1377

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 9 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 5 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

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

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

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

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 Great Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandMother: Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford 1334- Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer Countess Warwick 1314-1369 Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

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

Great x 2 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 GrandFather: Edward III King England 1312-1377 Son Edward II King England 1284-1327

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford, 6th Earl Essex, 2nd Earl Northampton 1341-1373 Great Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan Countess Essex, Countess Hereford, Countess Northampton 1347-1419 Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

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

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby 1337-1388 Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby 1291-1367 Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Audley Baroness Greystoke, Baroness Neville Raby 1304-1374 Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandMother: Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy 1299-1352 Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Idonia Clifford Baroness Percy 1303-1365 Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Son Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward III King England 1312-1377 Son Edward II King England 1284-1327

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Great x 3 GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet 1310-1380

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

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

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Son Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward III King England 1312-1377 Son Edward II King England 1284-1327

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Great x 3 GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet 1310-1380

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

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Holland 1st Earl Kent 1314-1360 Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Plantagenet Princess Wales 1328-1385 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

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

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376 Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1318-1372 Great Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

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

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 12th Earl Warwick 1338-1401 Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick 1313-1386 Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer Countess Warwick 1314-1369 Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Ferrers Countess Warwick Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers Groby 1333-1372 Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Percy Baroness Ferrers Groby 1330-1375 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

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

Great x 2 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 GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 8th Baron Berkeley 1320-1368 Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Despencer Baroness Berkeley 1325-1389 Great Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Lisle Baroness Berkeley, 3rd Baroness Lisle 1362-1391 Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Warin Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle 1330-1382 Great x 6 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Pipard Baroness Lisle 1323-1375