History of Staffordshire
Around 1340 Elizabeth Stafford Baroness Cobham Sternborough, Baroness Ferrers Chartley, Baroness Strange Blackmere 1340-1376 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (38) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (22) at Staffordshire.
In 1506 William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 was born to John Paget at Staffordshire.
Around 1169 Nicholas Verdun 1169-1231 was born to Betram Verdun 1130-1192 (39) and Rohese Windsor 1136-1215 (33) at Alton.
In 1204 Rohesia Verdun 1204-1247 was born to Nicholas Verdun 1169-1231 (35) at Alton.
On 23 Oct 1231 Nicholas Verdun 1169-1231 (62) died at Alton.
In 1636 Walter Heveningham of Aston Pike 1552-1636 (84) died at Aston.
Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley
Around 1328 Nicholas Audley 3rd Baron Audley Heighley 1328-1391 was born to James Audley 2nd Baron Audley Heighley 1313-1386 (14) and Joan Mortimer 1312-1337 (16) at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.
Before 1416 Philippa Clifford Baroness Ferrers Groby 1372-1415 died at Baddesley Ensor.
On 25 Dec 1400 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 was born to John Sutton 4th Baron Sutton Dudley 1380-1406 (20) and Constance Blount Baroness Sutton Dudley 1380-1432 (20) at Dudley Castle. He was baptised at Barton-under-Needlewood.
On 13 Sep 1609 William Paget 5th Baron Paget Beaudasert 1609-1678 was born to William Paget 4th Baron Paget Beaudasert 1572-1629 (37) and Lettice Knollys Baroness Paget Beaudasert 1583-1655 (26) at Beaudesert House.
My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. We usually spent Christmas at Beaudesert, Lord Anglesey's lovely old place. We were always a merry party, and we dined in the large hall, which is one of the chief features of the house. Lord Anglesey was very fond of me, and used to write to me as " My dear Prima Donna ! " Some of the friends staying at Beaudesert were Lord and Lady Sydney, Lord and Lady Winchilsea, Lord and Lady Desart, Lord Anson, Lord Ward, M. and Madame Dietrichstein, and the Duke of Northumberland, then Lord Percy. In 1846 I was bridesmaid to Lady Constance Paget, who married Lord Winchilsea ; and my great friend, Florence Paget, afterwards married the last Marquis of Hastings.
My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. Louis Napoleon was a frequent visitor at Beaudesert, and he used to ask me to sing Schubert's " Adieu " to him every evening ; perhaps it recalled some memory of happier days. He was a charming man, alway courtesy itself, and he possessed the art of making a compliment as only a Frenchman can. When one evening he was asked now he liked the house, he replied, "Jaime beaucoup Beaudesert, mais," turning to Lady Desart, "encore plus la belle Desart."
There was no hunting or shooting at Beaudesert, and our amusements were very simple ones. After lunch we walked over Cannock Chase, and those ladies who did not care for walking rode sturdy little ponies. We returned to tea, and after dinner there was music, cards or dancing. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and nobody was bored, although we did not smoke cigarettes, lose money at Bridge, or scour the country in motor-cars to kill time.
Around 1400 Baldwin Montfort 1400-1475 was born at Bescote.
On 30 Dec 1563 Henry Tuchet 10th Baron Audley Heighley, 7th Baron Tuchet -1563 died. He was buried at Betley. His son George Tuchet 1st Earl Castlehaven 1551-1617 (12) succeeded 11th Baron Audley Heighley in Staffordshire, 8th Baron Tuchet.
In 1320 William Wrottesley 1320- was born in Blore.
Around 1592 Elizabeth Bassett Countess Newcastle upon Tyne 1592-1643 was born to William Bassett 1551-1601 (40) at Blore.
Burton on Trent
Before 11 Mar 1322 Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 had taken at Burton on Trent.
Anslow, Burton on Trent
Caverswall Castle, Caverswall
Alton Castle, Alton, Cheadle
Around 1304 Katherine Hastings Baroness Stafford 1304-1336 was born to John Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings, 14th Baron Bergavenny 1286-1325 (17) and Juliane Leybourne Countess Huntingdon at Chebsey.
In 1316 John Giffard 1316-1365 was born to Edmond Giffard at Chillington.
In 1392 Thomas Humphreston 1392- was born at Chillington.
Around 1420 Robert Giffard 1420-1486 was born to Thomas Giffard 1383-1420 (37) at Chillington.
Around Apr 1466 John Giffard 1466-1556 was born to Robert Giffard 1420-1486 (46) at Chillington.
On 04 Jun 1486 Robert Giffard 1420-1486 (66) died at Chillington.
Before 1491 Dorothy Giffard 1490-1571 was born to John Giffard 1466-1556 at Chillington.
In 1520 Frances Giffard 1520-1558 was born to John Giffard 1466-1556 (53) at Chillington.
On 23 Apr 1697 George Anson 1697-1762 was born to William Anson 1656-1720 (41) at Colwich.
St Michael and All Angels Church, Colwich
On 21 Nov 2005 Thomas Patrick John Anson 5th Earl Lichfield 1939-2005 was buried at St Michael and All Angels Church, Colwich.
Before 1228 Thomas Arden 1227-1287 was born to Ralph Arden 1198-1228 in Drayton.
Around 1267 Ralph Arden 1267-1290 was born to Thomas Arden 1227-1287 (39) in Drayton.
Around 1287 Thomas Arden 1227-1287 (59) died in Drayton.
Before 1290 Ralph Arden 1290-1350 was born to Ralph Arden 1267-1290 in Drayton. His dob his often reported as 1317 but his father died in 1290.
Around 1290 Ralph Arden 1267-1290 (23) died in Drayton.
Around 1156 Ralph Somery 1st Baron Dudley 1156-1211 was born at Dudley.
In 1211 Ralph Somery 1st Baron Dudley 1156-1211 (55) died at Dudley. His son Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley 1190-1273 (21) succeeded 2nd Baron Dudley. Nicole Daubigny Baroness Dudley 1210-1240 (1) by marriage Baroness Dudley.
On 18 Jun 1293 Katherine Somery 1270-1293 (23) died at Dudley.
After 14 Mar 1420 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 and Elizabeth Berkeley Baroness Cherleton, Baroness Dudley were married at Dudley.
On 26 Aug 1273 Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley 1190-1273 (83) died at Dudley Castle. His son Roger Somery 3rd Baron Dudley 1255-1291 (18) succeeded 3rd Baron Dudley. Agnes Unknown Baroness Dudley by marriage Baroness Dudley.
On Mar 1279 John Somery 4th Baron Dudley 1279-1322 was born to Roger Somery 3rd Baron Dudley 1255-1291 (23) and Agnes Unknown Baroness Dudley at Dudley Castle.
In 1286 Margery Somery 1286-1384 was born to Roger Somery 3rd Baron Dudley 1255-1291 (30) and Agnes Unknown Baroness Dudley at Dudley Castle.
On Feb 1384 Margery Somery 1286-1384 (98) died at Dudley Castle.
On 25 Dec 1400 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 was born to John Sutton 4th Baron Sutton Dudley 1380-1406 (20) and Constance Blount Baroness Sutton Dudley 1380-1432 (20) at Dudley Castle. He was baptised at Barton-under-Needlewood.
Around 1421 Catherine Dudley 1421- was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (20) and Elizabeth Berkeley Baroness Cherleton, Baroness Dudley at Dudley Castle.
Around 1429 Margaret Dudley 1429-1457 was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (28) and Elizabeth Berkeley Baroness Cherleton, Baroness Dudley at Dudley Castle.
Around 1434 Jane Dudley 1434-1475 was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (33) and Elizabeth Berkeley Baroness Cherleton, Baroness Dudley at Dudley Castle.
Around 1437 Oliver Dudley 1437-1469 was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (36) and Elizabeth Berkeley Baroness Cherleton, Baroness Dudley at Dudley Castle.
Around 1439 Eleanor Dudley 1439-1513 was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (38) and Elizabeth Berkeley Baroness Cherleton, Baroness Dudley at Dudley Castle.
On 23 Jul 1611 Frances Sutton 6th Baroness Dudley 1611-1697 was born to Ferdinando Dudley 1588-1621 (23) and Honora Seymour 1593-1620 (17) at Dudley Castle. She was baptised 18 Aug 1611 at the same place.
Before 13 Oct 1543 John Bowes 1543-1609 was born to John Bowes at Elford.
In 1557 Richard Huddlestone 1481-1557 (76) died at Elford.
On 03 Sep 1562 Anne Huddlestone 1510-1562 (52) died at Elford.
On 29 Jan 1609 John Bowes 1543-1609 (65) died at Elford.
On 07 Mar 1779 Henry Howard 12th Earl Suffolk, 5th Earl Berkshire 1739-1779 (39) died at Bath. He was buried at All Saints Church, Charlton. His son Henry Howard 13th Earl Suffolk, 6th Earl Berkshire 1779-1779 succeeded 13th Earl Suffolk (4C 1603), 6th Earl Berkshire (2C 1626).
On 07 Jun 1700 Craven Howard 1649-1700 (51) died at Elford.
On 21 May 1757 Henry Bowes Howard 4th Earl Berkshire, 11th Earl Suffolk 1686-1757 (71) died. He was buried at All Saints Church, Charlton. His grandson Henry Howard 12th Earl Suffolk, 5th Earl Berkshire 1739-1779 (39) succeeded 12th Earl Suffolk (4C 1603), 5th Earl Berkshire (2C 1626).
Monument in St Peter's Church, Elford.
Elford Hall, Elford
St Peter's Church, Ellastone
Ralph Longford 1400-1432 was baptised at St Peter's Church, Ellastone.
In 1101 Hugo Montfort 1101-1131 was born at Ellenhall.
In 1127 Alice Montfort 1127-1162 was born to Hugo Montfort 1101-1131 (26) at Ellenhall.
In 1151 Thomas Noel 1151- was born to Robert Noel 1120-1151 (31) and Alice Montfort 1127-1162 (24) at Ellenhall.
Around 1180 Alice Noel 1180- was born to Thomas Noel 1151- and Margaret Strange 1154-1222 (26) at Ellenhall.
On 22 Sep 1694 Johnathan Cope 1664-1694 was buried in Ellenhall.
Enville Hall, Enville
On 30 May 1768 Harry Grey 4th Earl Stamford 1715-1768 (52) died at Enville Hall, Enville. On 30 May 1768 His son George Grey 5th Earl Stamford, 1st Earl Warrington 1737-1819 (30) succeeded 5th Earl Stamford, 6th Baron Grey Groby.
On 28 May 1819 George Grey 5th Earl Stamford, 1st Earl Warrington 1737-1819 (81) died at Enville Hall, Enville. His son George Grey 6th Earl Stamford, 2nd Earl Warrington 1765-1845 (53) succeeded 6th Earl Stamford, 2nd Earl Warrington (2C 1796), 7th Baron Grey Groby. Henrietta Charteris Countess Stamford, Countess Warrington by marriage Countess Stamford, Earl Warrington (2C 1796).
On 07 Jan 1827 George Grey 7th Earl Stamford, 3rd Earl Warrington 1827-1883 was born to George Harry Grey 8th Baron Grey Groby 1802-1835 (24) and Katherine Charteris Baroness Grey Groby 1801-1844 (26) at Enville Hall, Enville.
On 10 Oct 1358 Thomas Boteler 4th Baron Sudeley 1358-1398 was born to William Boteler 2nd Baron Wem and Oversley 1296-1361 (62) and Joan Sudeley Baroness Boteler 1330-1367 (28) at Tyrley, Hales.
In 1434 John Cotton 1434-1456 was born to Richard Cotton at Hamstall Ridware.
In 1488 Maud aka Matilda Cotton 1488-1551 was born to Richard Cotton 1455-1497 (33) and Joan Brereton 1454-1517 (34) at Hamstall Ridware.
In 1495 Thomas Cotton 1495-1506 was born to Richard Cotton 1455-1497 (40) and Joan Brereton 1454-1517 (41) at Hamstall Ridware.
On 23 Sep 1459 Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley 1406-1459 (53) died at Heleigh.
Hopton Heath, Hopton
On 19 Mar 1643 William Compton Master of the Ordnance 1625-1663 (18) and James Compton 3rd Earl of Northampton 1622-1681 (20) fought for the Royalist army at Hopton Heath, Hopton.
Spencer Compton 2nd Earl of Northampton 1601-1643 (41) was killed. His son James Compton 3rd Earl of Northampton 1622-1681 (20) succeeded 3rd Earl of Northampton (5C 1618), 4th Baron Compton of Compton in Warwickshire.
On 27 Mar 1834 Walter Cecil Carpenter 1834-1904 was born to Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot 3rd Earl Talbot, 18th Earl Shrewsbury, 18th Earl Waterford 1803-1868 (30) and Sarah Elizabeth Beresford Countess Talbot, Shrewsbury, Waterford 1807-1884 (26) at Ingestre.
Ingestre Hall, Ingestre
On 10 Jan 1849 Charles Chetwynd-Talbot 2nd Earl Talbot 1777-1849 (71) died at Ingestre Hall, Ingestre. Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot 3rd Earl Talbot, 18th Earl Shrewsbury, 18th Earl Waterford, 3rd Earl Talbot (2C 1784). Sarah Elizabeth Beresford Countess Talbot, Shrewsbury, Waterford 1807-1884 (41) by marriage Countess Talbot (2C 1784).
On 30 Jun 1181 Hugh de Kevelioc Gernon 5th Earl Chester 1147-1181 (34) died at Leek. His son Ranulf de Blondeville Gernon 6th Earl Chester, 1st Earl Lincoln 1170-1232 (11) succeeded 6th Earl Chester (2C 1071).
On 09 Apr 1347 Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (16) attended a Tournament at Lichfield. John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle 1318-1355 (29), Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon 1303-1377 (43) (or possibly his son also Hugh Courtenay -1348 ) and Robert Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers Chartley 1309-1350 (38) took part in the Tournament. .
On 11 Apr 1785 Penelope Boothby 1785-1791 was born to Brooke Boothby 6th Baronet Boothby 1744-1824 (40) in Lichfield.
Breadmarket Street, Lichfield
On 23 May 1617 Elias Ashmole Antiquary 1617-1692 was born in Breadmarket Street, Lichfield.
Drayton Bassett, Lichfield
Around 1280 Margaret Basset 1280-1337 was born to Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton 1264-1299 (15) at Drayton Bassett, Lichfield.
On 23 Sep 1459 Richard Molyneux 1396-1459 (62) died at Madeley.
Shugborough Hall, Milford
On 19 Nov 1473 Nicholas Fitzherbert 1400-1473 (73) died at Norbury. He was buried at Church of St Barlok, Norbury. Fluted Period. Fine set of weepers. Two wives shown on one end. Clenched Fist Crest usually left-handed; probably a mistake by the sculptor. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Feet resting on a Lion.
On 02 Mar 1484 Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (56) died at Norbury. He was buried at Church of St Barlok, Norbury.
On 20 Oct 1490 Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (53) died. She was buried at Church of St Barlok, Norbury.
Monument to Ralph and Elizabeth. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Fluted Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the Yorkist Boar Pendant (boar of Richard III) on his Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Tudor Livery Collar. Fine Sabbatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the Bedesman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Butterfly Headress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls. Possibly Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.
Before 06 Oct 1739 Charles Bromfield 1739- was born. Before 06 Oct 1739 Charles Bromfield 1739- was baptised in Patshull.
Pipe Hall, Pipe
In 1647 Arden Bagot 1647-1696 was born in Pipe Hall, Pipe.
On 19 May 1645 Winifred Trentham 1645-1725 was baptised at Rocester.
In 1538 Thomas Trentham 1538-1587 was born to Richard Trentham of Rocester Abbey -1547.
In 1547 Richard Trentham of Rocester Abbey -1547 died.
Around 1580 Elizabeth Trentham Maid of Honour Countess Oxford -1612 was appointed Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (46).
Before 25 May 1587 Thomas Trentham 1538-1587 died. On 25 May 1587 Thomas Trentham 1538-1587 was buried at Rocester Abbey.
Before 25 May 1587 Thomas Trentham 1538-1587 and Jane Sneyd 1546-1616 were married.
Before 27 Dec 1591 Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604 and Elizabeth Trentham Maid of Honour Countess Oxford -1612 were married. Elizabeth Trentham Maid of Honour Countess Oxford -1612 by marriages Earl Oxford (2C 1141). She brought her husband a dowry of £1000 bequeathed to her in her father's will, payable at the rate of 500 marks a year for three years.
On 24 Feb 1593 Henry Vere 18th Earl Oxford 1583-1604 was born to Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604 (42) and Elizabeth Trentham Maid of Honour Countess Oxford -1612.
On 02 Sep 1597 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (63) granted licence to the executors of Sir Rowland Hayward to sell King's Place in the Hackney in north London to Elizabeth Trentham, her brother Francis Trentham, her uncle Ralph Sneyd (70), and her cousin, Giles Yonge (43). The acquisition of King's Place by Elizabeth Trentham and her relatives placed it 'beyond the reach of Oxford's creditors'.
In 1609 Elizabeth Trentham Maid of Honour Countess Oxford -1612 purchased Hedingham Castle from her late husband's three daughters by his first wife so that Hedingham Castle remained in the estate of her son Henry Vere 18th Earl Oxford 1583-1604.
Around Dec 1612 Elizabeth Trentham Maid of Honour Countess Oxford -1612 died.
John Stanhope 1559-1611 and Catherine Trentham 1566-1621 were married.
Francis Trentham was born to Thomas Trentham 1538-1587 and Jane Sneyd 1546-1616.
Catherine Trentham 1566-1621 was born to Thomas Trentham 1538-1587 and Jane Sneyd 1546-1616.
Elizabeth Trentham Maid of Honour Countess Oxford -1612 was born to Thomas Trentham 1538-1587 and Jane Sneyd 1546-1616.
Rolleston on Dove
Blithfield Hall, Blithfield, Rugeley
In 1470 Dorothy Harpur 1470- was born to William Harpur 1441-1508 (29) at Rushall.
On 06 Jul 1336 Katherine Hastings Baroness Stafford 1304-1336 (32) died at Stafford.
On 30 Sep 1487 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (86) died at Stafford. He was buried at Priory of St James, Dudley. His grandson Edward Dudley 2nd Baron Dudley 1459-1532 (28) succeeded 2nd Baron Dudley.
Austin Friars, Stafford
On 19 Jun 1598 Gilbert Sheldon Archbishop of Canterbury 1598-1677 was born to Robert Sheldon at Stanton Wyvill.
Stoke on Trent
Hulton Abbey, Stoke on Trent
On Nov 1246 Bertrade Mainwaring 1197-1246 (49) died at Hulton Abbey, Stoke on Trent.
On 01 Apr 1386 James Audley 2nd Baron Audley Heighley 1313-1386 (73) died. He was buried at Hulton Abbey, Stoke on Trent. His son Nicholas Audley 3rd Baron Audley Heighley 1328-1391 (58) succeeded 3rd Baron Audley Heighley in Staffordshire.
In 1391 Nicholas Audley 3rd Baron Audley Heighley 1328-1391 (63) died. He was buried at Hulton Abbey, Stoke on Trent. Baron Audley Heighley in Staffordshire abeyant between his daughters.
Around 1297 Eleanor Ferrers 1297-1370 was born to John Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Chartley 1271-1312 (25) and Hawise Muscegros Baroness Ferrers Chartley in Chartley, Stowe.
Around 1341 Robert Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Wem 1341-1380 was born to Robert Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers Chartley 1309-1350 (31) and Joan Mote Baroness Ferrers Chartley at Chartley, Stowe.
Around 1220 Ranulf de Blondeville Gernon 6th Earl Chester, 1st Earl Lincoln 1170-1232 (50) commissioned Chartley Castle.
On 07 Feb 1587 Mary Queen of Scots (44) having been informed that she was to be executed the next day wrote her will ...
From The Last Days of Mary Stuart, Samuel Cowan, 1907 ...
In the name of the Father, son, and Holy Ghost, I, Mary, by the grace of God, Queen of Scotland and Dowager of France, being on the point of death and not having any means of making my will, have myself committed these articles in writing, and I will and desire that they have the same force as if they were made in due form:-
In the first place, I declare that I die in the Catholic Apostolic and Romish faith. First, I desire that a complete service be performed for my soul in the Church of St. Denis in France, and another in St. Peter’s at Rheims, where all my servants are to attend in such manner as they may be ordered to do by those to whom I have given directions and who are named therein.
Further, that an annual obit be founded for prayers for my soul in perpetuity in such place and after such manner as shall be deemed most convenient. To furnish funds for this I will that my houses at Fontainebleau be sold, hoping that the King will render me assistance, as I have requested him to do in my memorandum.
I will that my estate of Trespagny be kept by my cousin de Guise for one of his daughters, if she should come to be married. In these quarters I relinquish half of the arrears due to me, or a part, on condition that the others be paid, in order to be expended by my executors in perpetual alms. To carry this into effect the better, the documents shall be looked out and delivered according to the assignment for accomplishing this.
I will also that the money which may arise from my lawsuit with Secondat, be distributed as follows:- First, in the discharge of my debts and orders first place mentioned and which are not yet paid; in the first place, the 2000 crowns to Curle, which I desire to be paid without any hesitation, they being a marriage portion, upon which neither Nau nor any other person has any claim, whatever obligation he may hold, inasmuch as it is only fictitious, and the money is mine, not borrowed, which since I did but show him, and afterwards withdrew it; and it was taken from me with the rest at Chartley; the which I give him, provided he can recover it agreeably to my promise in payment of the four thousand francs as promised at my death, one thousand as a marriage portion for an own sister, and he having asked me for the rest for his expenses in prison.
As to the payment of a similar sum to Nau it is not obligatory, and therefore it has always been my intention that it should be paid last, and then only in case he should make it appear that he has not acted contrary to the conditions upon which I gave it him, and to which my servants were witnesses. As regards the 1200 crowns which he has placed to my account as having been borrowed by him for my use – 600 of Beauregard, 300 from Jervis, and the remainder from I know not whom, he must repay them out of his own money, and I must be quit and my order annulled, as I have not received any part of it, consequently it must be still in his possession, unless he has paid it away. Be this as it may, it is necessary that this sum should revert to me, I having received nothing; and in case it has not been paid away, I must have recourse to his property.
I further direct that Pasquier shall account for the moneys that he has expended and received by order of Nau, from the hands of the servants of Mons. de Chateauneuf, the French Ambassador.
Further, I will that my accounts be audited and my treasure paid.
Further, that the wages and sums due to my household, as well for the last as for the present year, be paid them before all other things, both wages and pensions, excepting the pensions of Nau and Curle, until it is ascertained what there is remaining, or whether they merited any pensioning from me, unless the wife of Curle be in necessity or be ill-treated on my account; the wages of Nau after the same manner.
I will that the 2400 francs which I have given to Jane Kennedy (afterwards married to Sir Andrew Melville; and was drowned by the upsetting of a boat, the year of the marriage of James VI,) be paid to her in money, as it was stated in my first deed of gift, which done, the pension of Willie Douglas shall revert to me, which I give to Fontenay (Nau’s brother) for services and expenses for which he has had no compensation.
I will that the 4000 francs of that banker’s be applied for and repaid; I have forgotten his name, but the Bishop of Glasgow will readily recollect it; and if the first order be not honoured, I desire that another may be given in the first money from Secondat.
The 10,000 francs which the ambassador has received for me, I will that they be distributed among my servants who are now going away, viz-
First, 2000 francs to my physician; 2000 francs to Elizabeth Curle; 2000 to Sebastian Page; 2000 to Mary Page, my goddaughter; 1000 to Beauregard; 1000 to Gourgon; 1000 to Jervis.
Further, that out of the rest of my revenue with the remainder of Secondats and all other casualties, I will that:
5000 francs be given to the Foundling Hospital at Rheims; to my scholars 2000 francs. To four mendicants such sum as my executors may think fit, according to the means in their hands; 500 francs to the hospitals; to Martin escuyer de cuisine, 1000 francs; 1000 francs to Annibal, whom I recommend to my cousin de Guise, his godfather, to place in some situation for his life, in his service. I leave 500 francs to Nicholas, and 500 francs to his daughters when they marry. I leave 500 francs to Robert Hamilton, and beg my son to take him and Monsieur de Glasgow, or the Bishop of Ross. I leave to Didier his registership, subject to the approbation of the King. I give 500 francs to Jean Lauder, and beg my cousin of Guise, or of Mayne, to take him into their service, and Messieurs de Glasgow and de Ross to see him provided for. I will that his father be paid his wages and leave him 500 francs; 1000 francs to be paid to Gourgon for money and other things with which he supplied me in my necessity.
I will that if Bourgoyne should perform the journey agreeably to the vow which he made for me to St. Nicholas, that 1500 francs be paid to him for this purpose.
I leave according to my slender means, 6000 francs to the Bishop of Glasgow, and 3000 to the Bishop of Ross.
And I leave the gift of casualties and reserved seigneurial rights to my godson the son of Monsieur de Ruissieu.
I give 300 francs to Laurenz, and 300 to Suzanne; and I leave 10,000 francs among the four persons who have been m y sureties and to Varmy the solicitor.
I will that the money arising from the furniture which I have ordered to be sold in London shall go to defray the travelling expenses of my servants to France.
My coach I leave to carry my ladies, and the horses, which they can sell or do what they like with.
There remain about 300 crowns due to Bourgoyne for the wages of past years, which I desire may be paid him,
I leave 2000 francs to Sir Andrew Melville, my steward.
I appoint my cousin the Duke of Guise (36), principal executor of my will; after him, the Archbishop of Glasgow, the Bishop of Ross, and Monsieur de Ruissieu, my chancellor.
I desire that Le Preau may without obstacle hold his two prebends
I recommend Mary Page, my goddaughter, to my cousin, Madame de Guise, and beg her to take her into her service, and my aunt de Saint Pierre to get Mowbray some good situation or retain her in her service for the honour of God.
Done this day 7th February, 1587. Execution of Mary Queen of Scots.
St John the Baptist, Chartley, Stowe
On 21 Jul 1599Margaret Garneys Viscountess Hereford 1520-1599 was buried in St John the Baptist, Chartley, Stowe.
In 1487 Margaret or Margot Pigot 1487-1576 was born to Thomas Pigot at Tamworth.
In 1599 Anne Bradbourne 1563-1599 (36) died at Tamworth.
Before 01 Jan 1664 William Boothby 3rd Baronet Boothby 1664-1730 was born to William Boothby 1st Baronet Boothby 1638-1707. On 01 Jan 1664 he was baptised in Tamworth.
Tamworth Castle, Tamworth
Around 1132 Robert Marmion 2nd Baron Marmion 1132-1181 was born to Robert Marmion 1st Baron Marmion 1100-1143 (32) at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.
Around 1160 Mabel Marmion Baroness Burford 1160-1210 was born to Robert Marmion 2nd Baron Marmion 1132-1181 (28) at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.
Before Oct 1181 Robert Marmion 2nd Baron Marmion 1132-1181 died at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.
On 30 Apr 1355 John Marmion 1292-1355 (63) died at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.
Around 1398 Elizabeth Freville 1398-1468 was born to Baldwin Freville 1368-1401 (30) at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.
In 1563 Anne Bradbourne 1563-1599 was born to Humphrey Bradbourne 1537-1581 (39) at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.
On 06 Sep 1496 Edward Aston 1496-1568 was born to John Aston 1471-1523 (25) in Tixall.
On 01 Oct 1530 Walter Aston 1530-1589 was born to Edward Aston 1496-1568 (34) at Tixall.
On 08 Sep 1568 Edward Aston 1496-1568 (72) died in Tixall.
On or before 15 Sep 1772 Susanna Leveson-Gower Countess Harrowby Lincolnshire 1772-1838 was born to Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Marquess Stafford 1721-1803 (51) and Susanna Stewart Marchioness Stafford. She was baptised at Trentham.
On 12 Oct 1847 Charles William Fitzgerald Fitzgerald 4th Duke Leinster 1819-1887 (28) and Caroline Leveson-Gower Duchess Leinster 1827-1887 (20) were married at Trentham.
Trentham Hall, Trentham
On 27 Feb 1861 George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower 2nd Duke Sutherland 1786-1861 (74) died at Trentham Hall, Trentham. His son George Leveson-Gower 3rd Duke Sutherland 1828-1892 (32) succeeded 3rd Duke Sutherland.
After 1066 Hugh "Wolf Fat" Avranches 1st Earl Chester 1047-1101 was given command of Tutbury Castle.
Around 1320 Mary Plantagenet Baroness Percy 1320-1362 was born to Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 (39) and Maud Chaworth 1282-1322 (37) at Tutbury Castle.
On 12 Sep 1368 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (23) died at Tutbury Castle. Her last words were said to be "Souveyne vous de moi" ("Don't forget me") the 'S' of which was subsequently represented on the Lancastrian Esses Collar. She was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.
On 26 Jan 1569 Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (26) moved to in the custody of George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (41) and his wife Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (42) at Tutbury Castle.
On Jan 1585 John St John 2nd Baron St John Bletso -1596 made keeper of Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (42) at Tutbury Castle.
In 1330 Walter Montgomery 1330-1374 was born at Uttoxeter.
In or before 1214 William Stafford of Bramshall 1225-1252 was born to Hervey Bagot 1153-1214 (61) and Millicent Stafford 1153-1224 (61) at Bramshall, Uttoxeter. Date asjusted from 1225 to 1214 to be consistent with father's death.
Manor House, Uttoxeter
On 12 Feb 1742 Alan Gardner 1st Baron Gardner 1742-1809 was born at Manor House, Uttoxeter.
Weston Park, Weston
On 05 Jun 1661 Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford 1661-1737 was born to Thomas Wilbraham 3rd Baronet Wilbraham 1630-1692 (31) in Weston Park, Weston.
After 05 Jun 1661 Grace Wilbraham Countess Dysart 1661-1740 was born to Thomas Wilbraham 3rd Baronet Wilbraham 1630-1692 in Weston Park, Weston.
On 18 Apr 1762 Thomas Newport 4th Earl Bradford 1696-1762 (66) died at Weston Park, Weston.
On 12 Mar 1898 Orlando Bridgeman 3rd Earl Bradford 1819-1898 (78) died at Weston Park, Weston. His son George Cecil Orlando Bridgeman 4th Earl Bradford 1845-1915 (53) succeeded 4th Earl Bradford (2C 1815). Ida Frances Annabella Lumley Countess Bradford 1848-1936 (49) by marriage Countess Bradford (2C 1815).
In 1380 Rhys ap Griffith Griffith 1325-1380 (55) died at Wichnor.
In 1483 Walter Wrottesley 1483-1563 was born to Richard Wrottesley 1457-1521 (26) in Wrottesley.
On 01 Jul 1563 Walter Wrottesley 1483-1563 (80) died in Wrottesley.