History of Staffordshire

In 1115 Nigel Stafford -1115 died at Staffordshire.

In 1309 Isabel Stafford 1273-1309 (36) died at Staffordshire.

Around 1336 Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford 1336-1386 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (34) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (18) at 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 1341 Beatrice Stafford Countess Desmond 1341-1415 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (39) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (23) at Staffordshire.

In 1344 Joan Stafford Baroness Cherleton, Baroness Talbot 1344-1397 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (42) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (26) at Staffordshire.

Around 1348 Katherine Stafford Baroness Sutton Dudley 1348-1361 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (46) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 (30) at Staffordshire.

Around 1439 Humphrey Stafford 1st Earl Devon 1439-1469 was born to William Stafford 1420-1450 (19) and Catherine Chideocke 1423-1479 (15) at Staffordshire.

Around 1450 Margaret Stafford 1450-1530 was born to William Stafford 1420-1450 (30) and Catherine Chideocke 1423-1479 (26) at Staffordshire. Date adjusted to reflect death of father in 1450.

In 1506 William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 was born to John Paget at Staffordshire.

In 1549 Unknown Artist. Flemish. Portrait of William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 (43).

Abbots Bromley

Alton

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.

Armitage Park

Ashley

On 04 Feb 1593 Gilbert Gerard 1534-1593 (59) died at Ashley.

On 15 Jan 1618 Thomas Gerard 1st Baron Gerard 1564-1618 (54) died at Ashley. His son Gilbert Gerard 2nd Baron Gerard -1622 succeeded 2nd Baron Gerard of Gerard's Bromley.

Ashover

In 1511 Editha Fitzherbert 1457-1511 (54) died at Ashover.

Aston

Around 1552 Walter Heveningham of Aston Pike 1552-1636 was born to Christopher Heveningham 1540-1574 (12) and Dorothy Stanley 1530-1587 (22) at Aston.

In 1636 Walter Heveningham of Aston Pike 1552-1636 (84) died at Aston.

Audley

Around 1258 Agnes Audley 1258- was born to James Audley 1225-1272 (33) and Ela Longespée 1224-1299 (34) at Audley.

Heighley, Audley

Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley

Around 1112 Liulf Audley 1112-1150 was born to William Audley and Aldgyth Unknown at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

Around 1135 Adam Audley 1135-1203 was born to Liulf Audley 1112-1150 (23) and Mabella Stanley 1117-1147 at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

Around 1147 Margery Audley 1147- was born to Liulf Audley 1112-1150 (35) and Mabella Stanley 1117-1147 at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

Around 1150 Liulf Audley 1150-1179 was born to Liulf Audley 1112-1150 (38) and Mabella Stanley 1117-1147 at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

Around 1150 Liulf Audley 1112-1150 (38) died at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley. Date adjusted from 1140 to be consistent with son's birth date of 1150.

Around 1173 Adam Audley 1173-1212 was born to Adam Audley 1135-1203 (38) and Emma Fitzorm at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

Around 1177 William Audley 1177-1246 was born to Adam Audley 1135-1203 (42) and Emma Fitzorm at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

Around 1179 James Audley 1179- was born to Adam Audley 1135-1203 (44) and Emma Fitzorm at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

Around 1184 Isabella Audley 1184- was born to Adam Audley 1135-1203 (49) and Emma Fitzorm at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

In 1203 Adam Audley 1135-1203 (68) died at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

Around 1218 Ralf Audley 1218- was born to Henry Audley 1175-1246 (43) and Bertrade Mainwaring 1197-1246 (21) at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

Around 1224 Alice Audley 1224-1265 was born to Henry Audley 1175-1246 (49) and Bertrade Mainwaring 1197-1246 (27) at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

Around 1225 James Audley 1225-1272 was born to Henry Audley 1175-1246 (50) and Bertrade Mainwaring 1197-1246 (28) at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

In 1249 Joan Audley 1249-1317 was born to James Audley 1225-1272 (24) and Ela Longespée 1224-1299 (25) at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

In 1250 James Audley 1250-1273 was born to James Audley 1225-1272 (25) and Ela Longespée 1224-1299 (26) at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

On 10 Jun 1272 James Audley 1225-1272 (47) died at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

On 18 Nov 1307 Thomas Audley 1288-1307 (19) died at Heighley Castle, Heighley, Audley.

On 08 Jan 1313 James Audley 2nd Baron Audley Heighley 1313-1386 was born to Nicholas Audley 1st Baron Audley Heighley 1289-1316 (23) at 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.

Baddesley Ensor

Before 1416 Philippa Clifford Baroness Ferrers Groby 1372-1415 died at Baddesley Ensor.

Bagot's Bromley

Barton-under-Needlewood

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.

Beaudesert House

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.

Beaumont

On 10 May 1342 John Beaumont 2nd Baron Beaumont 1317-1342 (24) was killed in a tournament at Beaumont. His son Henry Beaumont 3rd Baron Beaumont 1340-1369 (2) succeeded 3rd Baron Beaumont.

Bescote

Around 1400 Baldwin Montfort 1400-1475 was born at Bescote.

Around 1402 Joanna Vernon 1402-1432 was born to Richard Vernon 1368-1403 (34) and Joan ferch Rhys Griffith at Bescote.

Around 1402 Joanna Ludlow 1402-1432 was born to Richard Vernon 1368-1403 (34) and Joan ferch Rhys Griffith at Bescote.

Betley

In 1545 Dorothy Egerton 1545- was born to William Egerton 1505-1600 (40) at Betley.

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.

Blore

In 1320 William Wrottesley 1320- was born in Blore.

In 1380 Ralph Bassett 1380-1450 was born to Ralph Bassett 1353-1405 (27) in Blore.

In 1464 William Bassett 1464-1506 was born to William Bassett 1436-1498 (28) in Blore.

In 1470 Mary Bassett 1470-1539 was born to William Bassett 1436-1498 (34) in Blore.

On 18 Aug 1551 William Bassett 1551-1601 was born to William Bassett 1519- and Elizabeth Fitzherbert 1515-1562 (36) at Blore.

Around 1592 Elizabeth Bassett Countess Newcastle upon Tyne 1592-1643 was born to William Bassett 1551-1601 (40) at Blore.

See Blore Hall, Blore

See St Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Brewood

On 13 Nov 1556 John Giffard 1466-1556 (90) died at Bridgworth. He was buried at Brewood.

Burton on Trent

Around 1252 Gundreda Stafford 1252-1308 was born to William Stafford of Bramshall 1225-1252 (38) and Ermentrude FitzWalchelin 1227-1253 (25) at Burton on Trent.

In 1252 William Stafford of Bramshall 1225-1252 (38) died at Burton on Trent.

In 1308 Gundreda Stafford 1252-1308 (56) died at Burton on Trent.

Before 11 Mar 1322 Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 had taken at Burton on Trent.

Cannock

Caverswall

Caverswall Castle, Caverswall

Cheadle

Alton, Cheadle

Around 1306 Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh 1306-1360 was born to Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun 1278-1316 (27) and Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun 1286-1312 (20) at Alton, Cheadle.

On 24 Aug 1309 Theobald Verdun 1st Lord Verdun 1248-1309 (61) died at Alton, Cheadle.

On 18 Sep 1312 Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun 1286-1312 (26) died at Alton, Cheadle. She was buried at Croxden Abbey.

On 02 Oct 1334 Joan Verdun Baroness Furnivall 1303-1334 (31) died at Alton, Cheadle.

In 1875 Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart 6th Marquess Londonderry 1852-1915 and Theresa Susey Helen Chetwynd-Talbot Marchioness Londonderry -1919 were married at Alton, Cheadle.

Chebsey

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.

Checkley

On 08 Feb 1591 Hervey Bagot 1st Baronet Bagot 1591-1660 was born to Walter Bagot 1557-1623 (34) and Elizabeth Cave in Checkley.

Chillington

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.

Clifton

On 15 Jul 1272 Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford 1272-1308 was born to Nicholas Stafford 1246-1287 (26) and Eleanor Clinton 1250-1302 (17) at Clifton.

Clifton Campville

Codsall Wood

In 1480 Jane Fitzherbert 1480-1519 was born to John Fitzherbert 1447-1502 (33) and Margaret Babington 1455-1502 (25) at Codsall Wood.

In 1519 Jane Fitzherbert 1480-1519 (39) died at Codsall Wood.

Colton

In 1438 Thomas Astley 1371-1438 (67) died in Colton.

Around 1445 Thomas Gresley 1445-1503 was born to John Gresley 1418-1486 (26) and Anne Stanley 1420-1487 (25) at Colton.

In 1503 Thomas Gresley 1445-1503 (58) died at Colton.

In 1516 Anne Ferrers 1453-1516 (63) died at Colton.

Colwich

On 27 Oct 1400 Ralph Longford 1400-1432 was born to Nicholas IV Longford 1373-1415 (27) and Sarah Harrington -1665 at Colwich.

On 23 Apr 1697 George Anson 1697-1762 was born to William Anson 1656-1720 (41) at Colwich.

In 1680 Mary Cradock Painter 1633-1699 (46). Portrait of William Anson 1656-1720 (24). Shugborough Hall.

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.

Croxall

Around 01 Aug 1605 Katherine Babington 1515-1605 (90) died at Croxall.

Croxden Abbey

On 18 Sep 1312 Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun 1286-1312 (26) died at Alton, Cheadle. She was buried at Croxden Abbey.

On 01 May 1360 Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh 1306-1360 (54) died. She was buried at Croxden Abbey.

Drayton

In 1076 Ralph Basset 1076-1127 was born to Thurston "The Norman" Basset 1050-1128 (25) at Drayton.

In 1128 Thurston "The Norman" Basset 1050-1128 (77) died at Drayton.

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.

Dudley

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.

Around 1227 Mabel Somery 1227-1312 was born to Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley 1190-1273 (37) and Amabilia Chaucombe at Dudley.

In 1232 Joan Somery 1232-1282 was born to Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley 1190-1273 (42) and Nicole Daubigny Baroness Dudley 1210-1240 (22) at Dudley.

In 1250 John Somery 1250- was born to Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley 1190-1273 (60) and Amabilia Chaucombe at Dudley.

In 1270 Katherine Somery 1270-1293 was born to Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley 1190-1273 (80) and Amabilia Chaucombe at 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.

In 1425 Edmund Dudley 1425-1483 was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (24) and Elizabeth Berkeley Baroness Cherleton, Baroness Dudley at Dudley.

Ralph Somery -1273 was born to Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley 1190-1273 and Nicole Daubigny Baroness Dudley 1210-1240 at Dudley.

Dudley Castle

Around 1240 Nicole Daubigny Baroness Dudley 1210-1240 (30) died at Dudley Castle.

In 1262 Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley 1190-1273 (72) rebuilt Dudley Castle.

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 11 Oct 1291 Roger Somery 3rd Baron Dudley 1255-1291 (36) died at Dudley Castle. His son John Somery 4th Baron Dudley 1279-1322 (12) succeeded 4th Baron Dudley.

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.

In 1425 William Dudley Bishop of Durham 1425-1483 was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (24) 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.

In 1443 Lionel Lowthe and Catherine Dudley 1421- were married at Dudley Castle.

Around 1460 Henry Beaumont 1435-1471 (25) and Eleanor Dudley 1439-1513 (21) were married at Dudley Castle.

In 1461 John Dudley 1461-1541 was born to Edmund Dudley 1425-1483 (36) and Joyce Tiptoft 1425-1470 (35) at Dudley Castle.

Around 1485 Thomas Mainwaring 1437-1508 (48) and Jane Dudley 1434-1475 were married at Dudley Castle.

Around 1494 John Dudley 3rd Baron Dudley 1494-1553 was born to Edward Dudley 2nd Baron Dudley 1459-1532 (35) and Cecily Willoughby Baroness Dudley 1463-1539 (31) at Dudley Castle.

In 1517 Henry Dudley 1517-1568 was born to John Dudley 3rd Baron Dudley 1494-1553 (23) and Cecily Grey Baroness Dudley at Dudley Castle.

In 1553 John Lyttelton 1500-1533 was appointed Constable 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.

Priory of St James, Dudley

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.

Elford

In 1349 John Arderne 1300-1349 (49) died at Elford.

On 24 Jun 1391 Thomas Arderne 1337-1391 (54) died at Elford.

In 1392 Catherine Stafford 1338-1392 (54) died at Elford.

After 1392 Thomas Stanley 1392-1463 was born to John Stanley 1350-1414 and Isabel Lathom 1364-1414 at Elford.

On 02 Jul 1396 Matilda Arderne 1396-1423 was born to John Arderne 1369-1408 (27) and Margaret Pilkington 1371-1423 (25) at Elford.

Around 1420 Anne Stanley 1420-1487 was born to Thomas Stanley 1392-1463 (27) and Matilda Arderne 1396-1423 (23) at Elford.

In 1423 Matilda Arderne 1396-1423 (26) died at Elford.

In 1423 John Stanley 1423-1474 was born to Thomas Stanley 1392-1463 (30) and Matilda Arderne 1396-1423 (26) at Elford.

In 1427 Elizabeth Vernon 1427-1471 was born to Richard Vernon 1389-1451 (38) and Benedicta Ludlow 1391-1427 (36) at Elford.

Around 1447 John Stanley 1447-1508 was born to John Stanley 1423-1474 (24) and Cecilia Arderne 1423- at Elford.

In 1464 Maud Stanley 1464-1515 was born to John Stanley 1447-1508 (17) and Anne Hanford in Elford.

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.

John Stanley -1460 was born to John Stanley 1447-1508 and Anne Hanford at Elford.

John Arden 1266-1308 held at Elford.

Margery Arderne was granted by her brother at Elford.

Elford Hall, Elford

See St Peter's Church, Elford

Ellastone

St Peter's Church, Ellastone

Ralph Longford 1400-1432 was baptised at St Peter's Church, Ellastone.

Ellenhall

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 Jul 1369 Joan Grey 1302-1369 (67) died at Ellenhall.

In 1574 Robert Harcourt 1574-1608 was born to Walter Harcourt 1553-1639 (21) in Ellenhall.

On 22 Sep 1694 Johnathan Cope 1664-1694 was buried in Ellenhall.

Enville

Gerard's Bromley

Around 1564 Thomas Gerard 1st Baron Gerard 1564-1618 was born to Gilbert Gerard 1534-1593 (30) and Anne Ratclyffe 1539-1603 (25) at Gerard's Bromley.

Gnosall

In 1580 Richard Knightley 1580-1691 was born to Thomas Knightley 1541-1621 (39) in Gnosall.

Hales

In 1386 Elizabeth Boteler 1386-1465 was born to Thomas Boteler 4th Baron Sudeley 1358-1398 (27) and Alice Beauchamp Baroness Sudeley 1366-1443 (20) at Hales.

Tyrley, Hales

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.

Hamstall Ridware

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.

In 1558 Anne Fitzherbert 1558-1614 was born to William Fitzherbert 1520-1559 (38) and Elizabeth Swynnerton at Hamstall Ridware.

Heleigh

On 23 Sep 1459 Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley 1406-1459 (53) died at Heleigh.

Heywood

Hilcote Newbold

Around 1461 Robert Noel 1461- was born to Thomas Noel 1440- at Hilcote Newbold.

In 1482 James Noel 1482-1546 was born to Robert Noel 1461- at Hilcote Newbold.

Hilton

In 1663 Henry Vernon 1663-1732 was born to Henry Vernon 1636- at Hilton.

On 18 Jun 1726 Richard Vernon 1726-1800 was born to Henry Vernon 1663-1732 (63) at Hilton.

Hoar Cross

Hopton

Houndshill

In 1522 Thomas Vernon 1522-1556 was born to Humphrey Vernon 1476-1542 (46) and Alice Ludlow 1482-1531 (40) at Houndshill.

Around 1580 Edward Vernon 1580-1657 was born to Walter Vernon 1540-1592 (40) at Houndshill.

In 1615 Henry Vernon 1615-1658 was born to Edward Vernon 1580-1657 (35) at Houndshill.

Ilam

See Church of the Holy Cross, Ilam

Ingestre

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).

1807. Thomas Phillips Painter 1770-1845 (36). Portrait of the children of Charles Chetwynd-Talbot 2nd Earl Talbot 1777-1849 (29) and Frances Thomasine Lambart Countess Talbot 1772-1819 (35).

1811. Thomas Phillips Painter 1770-1845 (40). Portrait of the children of Charles Chetwynd-Talbot 2nd Earl Talbot 1777-1849 (33) and Frances Thomasine Lambart Countess Talbot 1772-1819 (39).

Kings Bromley

Around 31 Aug 1057 Loefric Mercia -1057 died at Kings Bromley. His son Aelfgar Mercia Earl East Anglia -1060 succeeded Ealdorman Mercia.

Kingswinford

Holbeche House, Kingswinford

Gunpowder Plot

On 08 Nov 1605 Robert Catesby 1572-1605 (33) was killed at Holbeche House, Kingswinford. .

Kinver

On 27 Mar 1686 William Talbot 1617-1686 (69) died at Kinver.

Leek

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).

Lichfield

Tournament at Lichfield

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. .

In 1508 George Stanley 1435-1508 (72) died at Lichfield. He was buried at Lichfield.

On 11 Apr 1785 Penelope Boothby 1785-1791 was born to Brooke Boothby 6th Baronet Boothby 1744-1824 (40) in Lichfield.

In 1812 Peter Hayward Sculptor 1812-1887 was born in Lichfield.

On 31 Jul 1925 John Henry Howard 1827-1925 (97) died at Lichfield.

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield

On 23 May 1617 Elias Ashmole Antiquary 1617-1692 was born in Breadmarket Street, Lichfield.

Around 1682. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (36). Portrait of Elias Ashmole Antiquary 1617-1692 (64).

In 1687. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (41). Portrait of Elias Ashmole Antiquary 1617-1692 (69).

See Lichfield Cathedral

Hammerwich, Lichfield

Stow Church, Lichfield

In 1683 Theophilus Biddulph 1st Baronet 1612-1683 (71) died at Greenwich. On 14 Apr 1683 he was buried at Stow Church, Lichfield.

Madeley

On 23 Sep 1459 Richard Molyneux 1396-1459 (62) died at Madeley.

Milford

Shugborough Hall, Milford

Mitton

Newborough

Around 1354 John Pole 1354- was born to John Pole 1339-1379 (15) and Joan Harrington 1329- at Newborough.

Around 1382 Peter Pole 1382-1432 was born to John Pole 1354- at Newborough.

Newcastle-under-Lyme

On 25 Jul 1745 Silvester Harding Painter of Pall Mall 1745-1809 was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Norbury

Around 1320 Piers Legh 1320-1399 was born at Norbury.

In 1330 William Fitzherbert 1330-1398 was born at Norbury.

Around 1365 Henry Fitzherbert 1365-1410 was born to William Fitzherbert 1330-1398 (35) and Alice Longford at Norbury.

In 1400 Nicholas Fitzherbert 1400-1473 was born to Henry Fitzherbert 1365-1410 (35) and Amilia Downes at Norbury.

Around 1428 Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 was born to Nicholas Fitzherbert 1400-1473 (28) and Alice Booth 1414-1453 (14) at Norbury.

Around 1435 Joanna Fitzherbert 1435-1525 was born to Nicholas Fitzherbert 1400-1473 (35) and Alice Booth 1414-1453 (21) at Norbury.

Around 1450 Agnes Fitzherbert 1450- was born to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (22) and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (13) at Norbury.

Around 1457 Editha Fitzherbert 1457-1511 was born to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (29) and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (20) at Norbury.

In 1464 Henry Fitzherbert 1464-1539 was born to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (36) and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (27) at Norbury.

Around 1466 Anthony Fitzherbert 1466-1538 was born to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (38) and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (29) at Norbury.

Around 1468 Dorothy Fitzherbert 1468-1557 was born to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (40) and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (31) at Norbury.

In 1470 Richard Fitzherbert 1470- was born to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (42) and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (33) at Norbury.

In 1472 Thomas Fitzherbert 1472- was born to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (44) and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (35) at Norbury.

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.

In 1474 Margaret Fitzherbert 1474- was born to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (46) and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (37) at Norbury.

In 1474 William Fitzherbert 1474- was born to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (46) and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (37) at Norbury.

Around Sep 1480 Elizabeth Fitzherbert 1480-1568 was born to John Fitzherbert 1462-1531 (18) and Benedicta Bradbourne 1460- at Norbury.

In 1483 Alice Fitzherbert 1483- was born to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (55) and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (46) at Norbury.

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.

Around 1515 Elizabeth Fitzherbert 1515-1562 was born to Anthony Fitzherbert 1466-1538 (49) and Maud aka Matilda Cotton 1488-1551 (27) at Norbury.

In 1521 Lawrence Hyde 1521-1590 was born at Norbury.

On 27 May 1538 Anthony Fitzherbert 1466-1538 (72) died at Norbury.

See Church of St Barlok, Norbury

Patshull

In 1373 John Astley 1373-1488 was born to Thomas Astley 1343-1383 (30) in Patshull.

In 1475 Richard Astley 1475-1531 was born to Thomas Astley 1415-1484 (60) in Patshull.

Around 1530 Gilbert Astley 1530- was born to Thomas Astley 1501-1558 (29) and Mary Talbot 1504- in Patshull.

In 1531 Richard Astley 1475-1531 (56) died in Patshull.

In 1558 Thomas Astley 1501-1558 (57) died in Patshull.

Before 06 Oct 1739 Charles Bromfield 1739- was born. Before 06 Oct 1739 Charles Bromfield 1739- was baptised in Patshull.

Penkridge

Teddesley Hall, Penkridge

Around 1757 William Hogarth Painter 1697-1764 (59). Portrait of Inigo Jones Architect 1573-1652. The portrait was commissioned by Edward Littleton MP 4th Baronet 1727-1812 (30) when he was refurbishing his house Teddesley Hall, Penkridge.

Around 1757 William Hogarth Painter 1697-1764 (59). Portrait of Inigo Jones Architect 1573-1652. The portrait was commissioned by Edward Littleton MP 4th Baronet 1727-1812 (30) when he was refurbishing his house Teddesley Hall, Penkridge.

Pipe

On 31 Aug 1372 Richard Stafford 1302-1372 (70) died at Pipe.

Around 1450 Humphrey Stanley 1450-1505 was born to John Stanley 1423-1474 (27) and Elizabeth Vernon 1427-1471 (23) at Pipe.

Pipe Hall, Pipe

In 1647 Arden Bagot 1647-1696 was born in Pipe Hall, Pipe.

Ranton Abbey

On 12 Apr 1417 Thomas Harcourt 1343-1417 (74) died at Ranton Abbey.

Ridware Hempstall

Rocester

On 19 May 1645 Winifred Trentham 1645-1725 was baptised at Rocester.

Around 1680 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687 (24). Portrait of Winifred Trentham 1645-1725 (34).

Rocester Abbey

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).

In 1585 Cordelia Stanhope Baroness Mohun Okehampton 1585- was born to John Stanhope 1559-1611 (26) and Catherine Trentham 1566-1621.

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.

Around 1590 John Stanhope 1590-1638 was born to John Stanhope 1559-1611 (31) and Catherine Trentham 1566-1621 at Shelford, Mansfield Woodhouse.

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.

Around 1650 based on a work of 1575.Unknown Artist. Portrait of Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604.

In 1592 Thomas Stanhope 1592- was born to John Stanhope 1559-1611 (33) and Catherine Trentham 1566-1621.

In 1593 Anna Katherine Stanhope 1593-1637 was born to John Stanhope 1559-1611 (34) and Catherine Trentham 1566-1621.

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.

Around 1625 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Henry Vere 18th Earl Oxford 1583-1604.

In 1595 Dorothy Stanhope 1595-1647 was born to John Stanhope 1559-1611 (36) and Catherine Trentham 1566-1621.

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 1606 Jane Stanhope Viscountess Valentia 1606-1683 was born to John Stanhope 1559-1611 (47) and Catherine Trentham 1566-1621.

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.

On 01 Apr 1609 Elizabeth Trentham Maid of Honour Countess Oxford -1612 sold King's Place, Hackney to Fulk Greville 13th Baron Latimer, 5th Baron Willoughby Broke, 1st Baron Brooke 1554-1628 (54).

In 1610 Catherine Stanhope 1610-1694 was born to John Stanhope 1559-1611 (51) and Catherine Trentham 1566-1621.

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

Around 1453 Robert Sherbourne Bishop 1453-1536 was born in Rolleston on Dove.

On 16 Jan 1850 Tonman Mosley 1st Baron Anslow 1850-1933 was born to Tonman Mosley 3rd Baronet Ancoats 1813-1890 (30) at East Lodge, Anslow, Burton on Trent. He was baptised at Rolleston on Dove.

Rugeley

Rushall

In 1470 Dorothy Harpur 1470- was born to William Harpur 1441-1508 (29) at Rushall.

Shenstone

After 1443 Katherine Neville 1443-1517 was born to George Neville 1st Baron Latimer Snape 1407-1469 and Elizabeth Beauchamp 1417-1480 at Shenstone.

Thomas Neville was born to Henry Neville 1437-1469 and Joan Bourchier at Shenstone.

Thomas Neville was born to George Neville 1st Baron Latimer Snape 1407-1469 at Shenstone.

Stafford

In 1081 Nicholas Stafford 1081- was born to Robert Stafford 1039-1100 (42) and Avice Clare 1044-1129 (37) at Stafford.

Around 1120 Juliana Stafford 1120- was born to Nicholas Stafford 1081- and Maud Meolte at Stafford.

In 1125 Richard Stafford 1125-1194 was born to Robert II Stafford 1107-1185 (18) and Avice Anastasia Unknown at Stafford.

Around 1142 Robert III Stafford 1142-1194 was born to Robert II Stafford 1107-1185 (35) and Avice Anastasia Unknown at Stafford.

In 1153 Hervey Bagot 1153-1214 was born at Stafford.

Around 1153 Millicent Stafford 1153-1224 was born to Robert II Stafford 1107-1185 (46) and Avice Anastasia Unknown at Stafford.

In 1154 Annabilla Stafford 1154- was born to Richard Stafford 1125-1194 (29) and Annabilla Lancashire at Stafford.

On Jan 1224 Millicent Stafford 1153-1224 (71) died at Stafford.

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.

Nicholas Stafford 1081- died at Stafford.

Austin Friars, Stafford

Bromwich Hall, Stafford

On 07 Oct 1534 John Stanley 1470-1534 (64) died at Bromwich Hall, Stafford.

St Thomas' Priory, Stafford

Before 27 Apr 1279 Robert Ferrers 6th Earl Derby 1239-1279 died. He was buried at St Thomas' Priory, Stafford.

Stanton Wyvill

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.

Stone

Around 1107 Robert II Stafford 1107-1185 was born to Nicholas Stafford 1081- and Maud Meolte at Stone.

Around 1185 Robert II Stafford 1107-1185 (78) died at Stone.

On 19 Sep 1194 Richard Stafford 1125-1194 (69) died at Stone.

On 25 Aug 1214 Hervey Bagot 1153-1214 (61) died at Stone.

Werburgh Iclingas -699 was born to Wulfhere King Mercia 640-675 at Stone.

Stourbridge

Amblecote, Stourbridge

In 1307 William Stafford 1278-1307 (29) died at Amblecote, Stourbridge.

Stourton Castle

On 12 Mar 1500 Cardinal Reginald Pole 1500-1558 was born to Richard Pole 1462-1504 (38) and Margaret York Countess Salisbury 1473-1541 (26) at Stourton Castle.

Around 1535 Unknown Artist. Portrait of unknown woman formerly thought to be Margaret York Countess Salisbury 1473-1541 (61).

In 1658 William Talbot Bishop 1658-1730 was born to William Talbot 1617-1686 (41) and Mary Doughty at Stourton Castle.

Stowe

Chartley, Stowe

On 01 Jun 1139 Robert Ferrers 1st Earl Derby 1062-1139 (76) died at Chartley, Stowe. His son Robert Ferrers 2nd Earl Derby -1162 succeeded 2nd Earl Derby (1C 1138).

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.

In 1538 George Alleyne of Chartley Manor 1460-1538 (78) died at Chartley, Stowe.

Chartley Castle

Around 1220 Ranulf de Blondeville Gernon 6th Earl Chester, 1st Earl Lincoln 1170-1232 (50) commissioned Chartley Castle.

In 1488 Walter Devereux 1st Viscount Hereford 1488-1558 was born to John Devereux 8th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1464-1501 (24) at Chartley Castle.

On Jan 1563 Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire 1563-1607 was born to Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (21) and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 (19) at Chartley Castle.

Around 1575 based on a work of 1572.Unknown Artist. Portrait of Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 (33).

Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

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.

Swynnerton

In 1552 Thomas Fitzherbert 1552-1640 was born to William Fitzherbert 1520-1559 (32) and Elizabeth Swynnerton at Swynnerton.

Around 1559 William Fitzherbert 1520-1559 (39) died at Swynnerton.

Tamworth

On 12 Jun 918 AethelflAed Wessex 870-918 (48) died at Tamworth. She was buried at St Oswald's Minster, Gloucester.

Around 1395 Thomas Ferrers 1395-1459 was born to William Ferrers 5th Baron Ferrers Groby 1372-1445 (22) and Philippa Clifford Baroness Ferrers Groby 1372-1415 (23) at Tamworth.

On 06 Jan 1459 Thomas Ferrers 1395-1459 (64) died at Tamworth.

In 1471 John Ferrers 1471-1515 was born to John Ferrers 1452-1499 (19) and Maud Stanley 1464-1515 (7) at Tamworth.

In 1472 Anne Hastings 1423-1472 (49) died at Tamworth.

In 1487 Margaret or Margot Pigot 1487-1576 was born to Thomas Pigot at Tamworth.

Around 1487 Mary Ferrers 1487-1544 was born to John Ferrers 1471-1515 (16) and Dorothy Harpur 1470- at Tamworth.

In 1515 John Ferrers 1471-1515 (44) died at Tamworth.

In 1599 Anne Bradbourne 1563-1599 (36) died at Tamworth.

On 26 Jul 1629 John Ferrers 1629-1680 was born to Humphrey Ferrers -1633 at Tamworth.

In 1633 Humphrey Ferrers -1633 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.

On 14 Aug 1680 John Ferrers 1629-1680 (51) died at Tamworth.

Before 25 Oct 1685 Thomas Archer 1619-1685 died. On 25 Oct 1685 Thomas Archer 1619-1685 was buried at Tamworth.

Harlaston, Tamworth

In 1356 Isobel Vernon -1356 died at Harlaston, Tamworth.

On Sep 1376 Richard Vernon 1346-1376 (30) died at Harlaston, 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.

In 1269 Ralph Cromwell 1269-1298 was born in 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.

Around 1452 John Ferrers 1452-1499 was born to Thomas Ferrers 1438-1498 (14) and Anne Hastings 1423-1472 (29) at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.

In 1453 Anne Ferrers 1453-1516 was born to Thomas Ferrers 1438-1498 (15) and Anne Hastings 1423-1472 (30) at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.

In 1483 Humphrey Ferrers 1483-1553 was born to John Ferrers 1471-1515 (12) and Dorothy Harpur 1470- at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.

In 1558 Humphrey Ferrers 1558-1608 was born to John Ferrers 1514-1576 (44) and Barbara Cockayne at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.

In 1563 Anne Bradbourne 1563-1599 was born to Humphrey Bradbourne 1537-1581 (39) at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.

In 1608 Humphrey Ferrers 1558-1608 (50) died at Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.

Tixall

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.

Trentham

On 03 Feb 699 Werburgh Iclingas -699 died at Trentham.

On 03 Aug 1543 George Booth 1515-1543 (27) died at Trentham. He was buried at Trentham.

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 30 Jan 1797 William Eliot 2nd Earl St Germans 1767-1845 (29) and Georgiana Augusta Leveson-Gower 1769-1806 (27) were married 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.

Tutbury

On 09 Jul 1062 Robert Ferrers 1st Earl Derby 1062-1139 was born to Henry Ferrers and Bertha Aigle 1040- at Tutbury.

Around 1177 Robert Ferrers 1177-1227 was born to William Ferrers 3rd Earl Derby 1136-1190 and Sybil Braose Countess Derby 1157-1228 (20) at Tutbury.

Tutbury Castle

After 1066 Hugh "Wolf Fat" Avranches 1st Earl Chester 1047-1101 was given command of Tutbury Castle.

Around 1136 William Ferrers 3rd Earl Derby 1136-1190 was born to Robert Ferrers 2nd Earl Derby -1162 and Margaret Peverell Countess Derby 1114-1154 (22) at Tutbury Castle.

Around 1204 Hugh Ferrers 6th Baron Burford 1167-1204 (37) died at Tutbury Castle.

In 1239 Robert Ferrers 6th Earl Derby 1239-1279 was born to William Ferrers 5th Earl Derby 1193-1254 (46) and Margaret Quincy Countess Derby at 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 28 Mar 1484 Marmaduke Constable 1457-1518 (27) was appointed Constable Tutbury Castle.

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 02 Feb 1569 George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (41) was keeper of Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (26) at Tutbury Castle.

In Sep 1569 George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (41) was keeper of Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (26) 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.

Uttoxeter

In 1330 Walter Montgomery 1330-1374 was born at Uttoxeter.

Manor House, Uttoxeter

On 12 Feb 1742 Alan Gardner 1st Baron Gardner 1742-1809 was born at Manor House, Uttoxeter.

Wednesbury

Around 1513 Eleanor Dudley 1439-1513 (74) died at Wednesbury.

Weston

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.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford 1661-1737 at 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.

Around 1675 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (57). Portrait of Grace Wilbraham Countess Dysart 1661-1740 (13).

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford 1661-1737 at Weston Park, Weston.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford 1661-1737 at Weston Park, Weston.

On 03 Dec 1737 Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford 1661-1737 (76) died in High Ercall. She was buried 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).

Wichnor

In 1380 Rhys ap Griffith Griffith 1325-1380 (55) died at Wichnor.

Wrinehill

In 1505 William Egerton 1505-1600 was born to Ralph Egerton of Wrineshill 1456-1522 (49) at Wrinehill.

Wrottesley

In 1320 Petronilla Audley 1298-1320 (22) died at Wrottesley.

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.

Yoxall

On 30 Jan 1272 William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby 1272-1325 was born to William Ferrers 1240-1287 (32) and Anne Despencer 1252- at Yoxall.