History of Staffordshire

715 Second Battle of Woden's Barrow

1459 Battle of Blore Heath

1587 Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

1605 Gunpowder Plot

1643 Battle of Hopton Heath

Staffordshire is in North.

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. He a great x 2 grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307.

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. She a great x 2 granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307.

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. She a great x 2 granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307.

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. She a great x 2 granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307.

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. She a great x 2 granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307.

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 Painter. Flemish. Portrait of William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563.

Acton Trussell, Staffordshire

The River Penk rises near Perton from where it flows past Pendeford, Coven, Brewood Staffordshire, Stretton, Penkridge, Acton Trussell to Baswich where it joins the River Penk.

Alrewas, Staffordshire

Icknield Street 18c Wall to Derby. Leaving Letocetum aka Wall the Icknield Way takes a new alignment through Lichfield, Streethay, past Alrewas, through Burton upon Trent, Toyota Island crossing the River Derwent before reaching Derventio aka Derby.

The River Tame rises near Oldbury after which it passes Wednesbury, Tamworth, Perry Barr, Spaghetti Junction, Drayton Bassett, St Peter's Church Elford before joining the River Trent 2km east of Alrewas.

Alton, 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.

Ashley, Staffordshire

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

Ashover, Staffordshire

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

Aston, Staffordshire

Audley, Staffordshire

Around 1258 Agnes Audley 1258- was born to James Audley 1225-1272 (33) and Ela Longespée 1224-1299 (34) at Audley. He a great x 2 grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189.

Heighley Audley, Staffordshire

Baddesley Ensor, Staffordshire

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

Barlaston, Staffordshire

On 11 Oct 1859 John Lambart Broughton 1831-1914 (28) and Anne Selina Adderley 1829-1911 (30) were married at Barlaston.

Barton under Needlewood, Staffordshire

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, Staffordshire

On 19 Sep 1677 Brian Broughton 3rd Baronet 1677-1724 was born 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 (75) 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 (75) 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 (38) and Lady Sydney (33), Lord (52) and Lady Winchilsea, Lord (25) and Lady Desart (22), Lord Anson (48), Lord Ward, M. and Madame Dietrichstein, and the Duke of Northumberland (51), then Lord Percy. In 1846 I was bridesmaid to Lady Constance Paget (20), who married Lord Winchilsea (28); and my great friend, Florence Paget (1), afterwards married the last Marquis of Hastings (1).

In 1818. Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830. Portrait of Henry William Paget 1st Marquess Anglesey 1768-1854. Around 1800 John Hoppner Painter 1758-1810. Portrait of Henry William Paget 1st Marquess Anglesey 1768-1854. Before 05 Oct 1878 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of Algernon Percy 4th Duke Northumberland 1792-1865.

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824 1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. Louis Napoleon (65) 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 (22), "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, Staffordshire

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.

Beeston Tor, Staffordshire

The River Manifold rises on Axe Edge Moor after which it travels broadly south past Longnor, Hulme End, Ecton, Thor's Cave, Beeston Tor and Ilam at which it joins the River Dove.

The River Hamps rises at Merryton Low after which it passes Onecote, Winkhill, Waterhouses before turning north to join the River Manifold at Beeston Tor.

Bescote, Staffordshire

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 -1439 at Bescote.

Betley, Staffordshire

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

Biddulph Moor, Staffordshire

Bishops Offley, Staffordshire

The River Sow rises near Fair Oak. From there it flows past Outlands, Bishops Offley, Copmere End, Eccleshall Castle, Chebsey, Little Bridgeford, Great Bridgeford, Stafford to Baswich where it is joined by the River Penk.

After Baswich the River Penk flows past Milford to Essex Bridge where it joins the River Trent.

Bishton Hall, Staffordshire

Bishton Hall is located 150m north of the River Trent.

Around 1786 Charlotte Sparrow 1786-1874 was born to John Sparrow of Bishton Hall in Staffordshire 1736-1821 (49) at Bishton Hall and Elizabeth Moreton 1741-1841 (45).

1815 to 1820. William Owen 1769-1825. Portrait of Charlotte Sparrow 1786-1874. 1815 to 1820. William Owen 1769-1825. Portrait of John Sparrow of Bishton Hall in Staffordshire 1736-1821. 1815 to 1820. William Owen 1769-1825. Portrait of Elizabeth Moreton 1741-1841.

Around 1789 Hannah Maria Sparrow 1789-1860 was born to John Sparrow of Bishton Hall in Staffordshire 1736-1821 (52) at Bishton Hall and Elizabeth Moreton 1741-1841 (48).

1815 to 1820. William Owen 1769-1825. Portrait of Hannah Maria Sparrow 1789-1860.

On 08 Oct 1841 Elizabeth Moreton 1741-1841 died at Bishton Hall.

Blore, Staffordshire

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- (32) 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.

Around 1616 William Larkin Painter 1582-1619. Portrait of Elizabeth Bassett Countess Newcastle upon Tyne 1592-1643.

Blore Hall, Staffordshire

On 07 Dec 1472 William Bassett 1406-1472 (66) died at Blore Hall.

After 1562 Elizabeth Fitzherbert 1515-1562 died at Blore Hall.

On 09 Dec 1601 William Bassett 1551-1601 (50) died at Blore Hall. He was buried in St Bartholomew's Church Blore.

Bloxwich, Staffordshire

On 07 May 1568 Francis Cockayne 1521-1568 (47) died at Bloxwich.

Bonehill, Staffordshire

Brewood Staffordshire

The River Penk rises near Perton from where it flows past Pendeford, Coven, Brewood Staffordshire, Stretton, Penkridge, Acton Trussell to Baswich where it joins the River Penk.

Brownhills West, Staffordshire

Brewood, Staffordshire

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

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Around 1252 Gundreda Stafford 1252-1308 was born to William Stafford of Bramshall 1196-1252 (56) and Ermentrude FitzWalchelin 1227-1253 (25) at Burton upon Trent.

In 1252 William Stafford of Bramshall 1196-1252 (56) died at Burton upon Trent.

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

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

Icknield Street 18c Wall to Derby. Leaving Letocetum aka Wall the Icknield Way takes a new alignment through Lichfield, Streethay, past Alrewas, through Burton upon Trent, Toyota Island crossing the River Derwent before reaching Derventio aka Derby.

Anslow Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Around 1273 Isabel Stafford 1273-1309 was born to Robert Stafford 1253-1303 (20) and Gundreda Stafford 1252-1308 (21) at Anslow Burton upon Trent.

East Lodge Anslow Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Caverswall, Staffordshire

Cheadle, Staffordshire

Alton Cheadle, Staffordshire

Around 1300 Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh 1300-1360 was born to Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun 1278-1316 (21) and Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun 1286-1312 (14) 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 (22) and Theresa Susey Helen Chetwynd-Talbot Marchioness Londonderry -1919 were married at Alton Cheadle.

In or after 1904 John Singer Sargent 1856-1925. Portrait of Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart 6th Marquess Londonderry 1852-1915. Before 11 Nov 1904. Valentine Cameron Prinsep Painter 1838-1904. Portrait of Theresa Susey Helen Chetwynd-Talbot Marchioness Londonderry -1919.

Alton Castle Alton Cheadle, Staffordshire

On 08 Sep 1278 Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun 1278-1316 was born to Theobald Verdun 1st Lord Verdun 1248-1309 (30) and Margery Bohun Lady Verdun 1251-1309 (27) at Alton Castle Alton Cheadle.

On 10 Aug 1310 Margaret Verdun Baroness Hussey 1310-1363 was born to Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun 1278-1316 (31) and Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun 1286-1312 (24) at Alton Castle Alton Cheadle.

Chebsey, Staffordshire

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.

The River Sow rises near Fair Oak. From there it flows past Outlands, Bishops Offley, Copmere End, Eccleshall Castle, Chebsey, Little Bridgeford, Great Bridgeford, Stafford to Baswich where it is joined by the River Penk.

After Baswich the River Penk flows past Milford to Essex Bridge where it joins the River Trent.

Checkley, Staffordshire

Cheddleton, Staffordshire

Brookehouse, Cheddleton, Staffordshire

In 1578 John Justinian "Thomas" Snow 1578-1631 was born at Brookehouse.

In 1610 Susannah Snow 1610-1666 was born to John Justinian "Thomas" Snow 1578-1631 (32) at Brookehouse.

In Oct 1631 John Justinian "Thomas" Snow 1578-1631 (53) died at Brookehouse.

Chillington, Staffordshire

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 -1420 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, Staffordshire

On 15 Jul 1272 Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford 1272-1308 was born to Nicholas Stafford 1246-1287 (26) and Eleanor Clinton 1250-1302 (22) at Clifton.

Codsall Wood, Staffordshire

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

Colton, Staffordshire

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, Staffordshire

On 27 Oct 1400 Ralph Longford 1400-1432 was born to Nicholas IV Longford 1373-1415 (27) and Sarah Harrington -1665 at Colwich. He was baptised at St Peter's Church Ellastone.

Copmere End, Staffordshire

The River Sow rises near Fair Oak. From there it flows past Outlands, Bishops Offley, Copmere End, Eccleshall Castle, Chebsey, Little Bridgeford, Great Bridgeford, Stafford to Baswich where it is joined by the River Penk.

After Baswich the River Penk flows past Milford to Essex Bridge where it joins the River Trent.

Cotton, Staffordshire

In 1835 Eliza Harvey 1835- was born at Cotton.

Coven, Staffordshire

The River Penk rises near Perton from where it flows past Pendeford, Coven, Brewood Staffordshire, Stretton, Penkridge, Acton Trussell to Baswich where it joins the River Penk.

Croxall, Staffordshire

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

Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire

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 1300-1360 (60) died. She was buried at Croxden Abbey.

Drayton, Staffordshire

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.

In or before 1227 Thomas Arden 1227-1287 was born to Ralph Arden 1198-1228 (28) in Drayton.

Around 1267 Ralph Arden 1267-1290 was born to Thomas Arden 1227-1287 (40) in Drayton.

Around 1287 Thomas Arden 1227-1287 (60) 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.

Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire

Around 1280 Margaret Basset 1280-1337 was born to Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton 1264-1299 (16) at Drayton Bassett.

On 17 Mar 1337 Margaret Basset 1280-1337 (57) died at Drayton Bassett.

On 03 Mar 1617 William Seymour 2nd Duke Somerset 1588-1660 (29) and Frances Devereux Duchess of Somerset 1599-1674 (17) were married at Drayton Bassett. They were fourth cousins. He a great x 3 grandson of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Frances Devereux Duchess of Somerset 1599-1674.

The River Tame rises near Oldbury after which it passes Wednesbury, Tamworth, Perry Barr, Spaghetti Junction, Drayton Bassett, St Peter's Church Elford before joining the River Trent 2km east of Alrewas.

Dudley

Eccleshall, Staffordshire

On 19 May 1889 Second Lieutenant Robert Bosse 1889-1917 was born at Eccleshall.

Eccleshall Castle, Staffordshire

Before 1200 until the 1860s Eccleshall Castle was the residence of the Bishop of Lichfield and, consequently, a number of Bishops of Lichfield are buried its church.

On 23 Sep 1459 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (58) attempted to ambush John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (28) whilst he was travelling to Ludlow to join up with the main Yorkist army; the Battle of Blore Heath. Forewarned by scouts he arranged his troops into battle order. The Yorkist army included John Conyers Sheriff of Yorkshire 1411-1490 (48), Thomas Harrington 1400-1460 (59), James Harrington 1430-1485 (29), Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460 (59), William Stanley Lord Chamberlain 1435-1495 (24), Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (26), John Savile, Walter Strickland 1411-1467 (48) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (59).

The Lancastrian army included brothers John Dutton -1459, Thomas Dutton 1421-1459 (38) and Peter Dutton -1459 who were killed.

James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley of Heighley 1398-1459 (61) was killed by Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (26). His son John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley of Heighley 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (33) succeeded 6th Baron Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire, 3rd Baron Tuchet. Anne Echingham Baroness Audley Heighley 1420-1498 (39) by marriage Baroness Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire, Baron Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire.

John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (58) and Edmund Dudley 1425-1483 (34) were captured. Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles 1406-1461 (53) fought.

Richard Molyneux of Sefton 1420-1459 (39) was killed.

John Egerton 1404-1459 (55) was killed.

Adam Bostock 1413-1475 (46) was killed.

After the battle Margaret of Anjou (29) took refuge at Eccleshall Castle.

After the battle Thomas Harrington 1400-1460 (59), John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (28) and Thomas Neville 1430-1460 (29) were captured at Acton Bridge Tarporley and imprisoned at Chester Castle having been detached from the main Yorkist force.

William Troutbeck 1436-1459 (23) was killed.

Chronicle of Gregory 1459. 23 Sep 1459. Ande thys yere was done a grete jornaye at the Blowre Hethe by the Erle of Saulysbury (59) ande the Quenys galentys. And that day the kynge made vij knyghtys, fyrste, Syr Robert Molyners, Syr John Daune, Syr Thomas Uttyng, Syr John Brembly, Syr Jon Stanley, Syr John Grysly, and Syr Rychard Hardon; and v of thes knyghtys were slayne fulle manly in the fylde, and many men of yemonry soore hurte, and a fulle nobylle knyght, the Lorde Audeley (61), and Syr Thomas Hamdon, knyght, was the getynge of the fylde, and Thomas Squyer and Counteroller of the Pryncys house fulle sore hurte. And [the] batayle or jornay lastyd alle the aftyr none, fro one of the clocke tylle v aftyr non, and the chasse lastyd unto vij at the belle in the mornynge. And men were maymyd many one in the Quenys party. There were in the Quenys party vM [Note. 5000], and in that othyr party vC [Note. 500], a grete wondyr that evyr they myght stonde the grete multytude not ferynge, the kynge beyng with yn x myle and the quene (29) with yn v myle at the castelle of Egyllyssale. But the Erle of Saulysbury (59) hadde ben i-take, save only a Fryer Austyn schot gonnys [Note. shot guns] alle that nyght in a parke that was at the backe syde of the fylde, and by thys mene the erle come to Duke of Yorke (48). And in the morowe they founde nothyr man ne ehylde in that parke but the fryer, and he sayde that for fere he a-bode in that parke alle that nyght. But in the mornyng, by-twyne the fylde and Chester, Syr John Dawne ys sone that was at home in hys fadyrs place hadde worde that hys fadyr was slayne; a-non he raysyd hys tenantys and toke by-syde a lytyl towne i-namyd Torperlay Syr Thomas Nevyle (29), Syr John Nevyle (28), and Syr Thomas Haryngdon (59), and brought hem unto the castelle of Chester, ande there they a-boode tylle the batayle of Northehampton was done, &c.

On 25 Sep 1554 Bishop Richard Sampson -1554 died at Eccleshall Castle. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church Eccleshall.

After Jun 1643 Robert Wright Bishop 1560-1643 died at Eccleshall Castle.

On 19 Oct 1867 Bishop John Lonsdale 1788-1867 (79) died at Eccleshall Castle of a rupture of a blood-vessel in the brain. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church Eccleshall.

The River Sow rises near Fair Oak. From there it flows past Outlands, Bishops Offley, Copmere End, Eccleshall Castle, Chebsey, Little Bridgeford, Great Bridgeford, Stafford to Baswich where it is joined by the River Penk.

After Baswich the River Penk flows past Milford to Essex Bridge where it joins the River Trent.

Elford

Ellastone, Staffordshire

Around 1818 Robert Oakes 1818- was born at Ellastone.

Around 1843 George Oakes 1843- was born to Robert Oakes 1818- (25) at Ellastone.

Around 1852 Elizabeth Oakes 1852-1903 was born to Robert Oakes 1818- (34) at Ellastone.

Around 1854 Ellen Oakes 1854- was born to Robert Oakes 1818- (36) at Ellastone.

1861. 1861 Census Staffordshire Ellastone. Ellastone.

Robert Oakes 1818- (43). Head. 43.

Margaret Oakes. Wife. 44.

George Oakes 1843- (18). Son. 18.

Elizabeth Oakes 1852-1903 (9). Daughter. 9.

Ellen Oakes 1854- (7). Daughter. 7.

William Oakes. Uncle. 67.

St Peter's Church Ellastone, Staffordshire

Ellenhall, Staffordshire

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- (29) 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 (30) was buried in Ellenhall.

Enville, Staffordshire

Enville Hall Enville, Staffordshire

On 18 Jun 1715 Henry Grey 4th Earl Stamford 1715-1768 was born to Henry Grey 3rd Earl Stamford 1685-1739 (30) and Dorothy Wright Countess Stamford 1685-1738 (30) at Enville Hall Enville.

Before 1738 Enoch

On 30 May 1768 Henry 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.

1759 to 1760. Francis Cotes 1726-1770. Portrait of George Grey 5th Earl Stamford 1st Earl Warrington 1737-1819. Around 1760. Nathaniel Dance Holland Painter 1735-1811. Portrait of George Grey 5th Earl Stamford 1st Earl Warrington 1737-1819. 1760. Anton Raphael Mengs Painter 1728-1779. Portrait of George Grey 5th Earl Stamford 1st Earl Warrington 1737-1819.

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.

After 1815. George Sanders 1774-1846. Portrait of George Grey 7th Earl Stamford 3rd Earl Warrington 1827-1883 and Margaret Henrietta Maria Grey -1852 as children.

Fair Oak, Staffordshire

The River Sow rises near Fair Oak. From there it flows past Outlands, Bishops Offley, Copmere End, Eccleshall Castle, Chebsey, Little Bridgeford, Great Bridgeford, Stafford to Baswich where it is joined by the River Penk.

After Baswich the River Penk flows past Milford to Essex Bridge where it joins the River Trent.

Fazeley, Staffordshire

Fisherwick, Staffordshire

On 19 Sep 1789 Charlotte Spencer -1789 died at Fisherwick.

Four Crosses, Staffordshire

Gailey, Staffordshire

Gerard's Bromley, Staffordshire

Around 1564 Thomas Gerard 1st Baron Gerard 1564-1617 was born to Gilbert Gerard 1534-1593 (30) and Anne Ratclyffe 1539-1603 (25) at Gerard's Bromley.

Gnosall, Staffordshire

In 1580 Richard Knightley 1580-1650 was born to Thomas Knightley 1541-1621 (39) and Elizabeth Schuckburgh 1554- (26) in Gnosall.

Great Bridgeford, Staffordshire

The River Sow rises near Fair Oak. From there it flows past Outlands, Bishops Offley, Copmere End, Eccleshall Castle, Chebsey, Little Bridgeford, Great Bridgeford, Stafford to Baswich where it is joined by the River Penk.

After Baswich the River Penk flows past Milford to Essex Bridge where it joins the River Trent.

Great Heywood, Staffordshire

Hales, Staffordshire

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, Staffordshire

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, Staffordshire

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.

Hanbury, Staffordshire

St Werburgh's Church Hanbury, Staffordshire

St Werburgh's Church Hanbury. In the south-east corner of the sanctuary is the reclining monument to Charles Egerton who died in 1624 and made of local veined alabaster. In relief on his shield are the arms: [gules] fess between three pheons [argent], on a canton [or] a sinister hand holding [sable] a broken sword [Egerton]. The crest surmounting the helm on the panel on the back wall is a lion rampant holding a battleaxe.

Handsworth, Staffordshire

St Mary's Church Handsworth, Staffordshire

St Mary's Church Handsworth. Boulton, Watt & Murdoch memorials.

Heleigh, Staffordshire

Hilcote Newbold, Staffordshire

Around 1461 Robert Noel 1461- was born to Thomas Noel 1440- (21) at Hilcote Newbold.

Hilton, Staffordshire

In 1663 Henry Vernon 1663-1732 was born to Henry Vernon 1636- (27) at Hilton.

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

Hoar Cross, Staffordshire

Little Hayward Hoar Cross, Staffordshire

On 07 Oct 1407 John Welles 1407-1466 was born to Thomas Welles 1385-1411 (22) at Little Hayward Hoar Cross.

Hopton, Staffordshire

Hopton Heath Hopton, Staffordshire

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.

Around 1644. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of James Compton 3rd Earl of Northampton 1622-1681. Around 1630 Cornelius Johnson Painter 1593-1661. Portrait of Spencer Compton 2nd Earl of Northampton 1601-1643.

Houndshill, Staffordshire

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) and Mary Littleton 1569-1622 (11) at Houndshill.

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

Ilam, Staffordshire

The River Manifold rises on Axe Edge Moor after which it travels broadly south past Longnor, Hulme End, Ecton, Thor's Cave, Beeston Tor and Ilam at which it joins the River Dove.

Ingestre, Staffordshire

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.

Before 01 Jun 1831. John Jackson 1778-1831. Portrait of Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot 3rd Earl Talbot 18th Earl Shrewsbury 18th Earl Waterford 1803-1868.

Ingestre Hall Ingestre, Staffordshire

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.

In 1798 Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun Painter 1755-1842. Portrait of Charles Chetwynd-Talbot 2nd Earl Talbot 1777-1849. 1807. Thomas Phillips 1770-1845. Portrait of the children of Charles Chetwynd-Talbot 2nd Earl Talbot 1777-1849 and Frances Thomasine Lambart Countess Talbot 1772-1819. 1811. Thomas Phillips 1770-1845. Portrait of the children of Charles Chetwynd-Talbot 2nd Earl Talbot 1777-1849 and Frances Thomasine Lambart Countess Talbot 1772-1819. Between 1819 and 1820. Thomas Clement Thompson 1780-1857. Portrait of Charles Chetwynd-Talbot 2nd Earl Talbot 1777-1849.

Kings Bromley, Staffordshire

Around 31 Aug 1057 Leofric Earldorman Mercia -1057 died at Kings Bromley. His son Ælfgar Earl of Mercia and East Anglia -1060 succeeded Earldorman Mercia.

Kingsley Holt, Staffordshire

In 1857 George Henry Moorcroft 1857-1931 was born to Thomas Moorcroft 1834-1913 (23) and Eliza Harvey 1835- (22) at Kingsley Holt.

Kingswinford, Staffordshire

Holbeche House Kingswinford, Staffordshire

On 08 Nov 1605 Robert Catesby 1572-1605 (33) and Thomas Percy 1560-1605 (45) were killed, reportedly by the same musket ball, at Holbeche House Kingswinford.

Kinver, Staffordshire

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

Leek, Staffordshire

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

Little Aston, Staffordshire

Icknield Street 18b Alcester to Wall. From Alauna aka Alcester Icknield Street travels through King's Coughton, Studley, Beoley, Forhill Hilltop, King's Norton, Metchley Roman Fort, Kingstanding, Little Aston, Shenstone before arriving at Ermine Street just south of Letocetum aka Wall.

Little Bridgeford, Staffordshire

The River Sow rises near Fair Oak. From there it flows past Outlands, Bishops Offley, Copmere End, Eccleshall Castle, Chebsey, Little Bridgeford, Great Bridgeford, Stafford to Baswich where it is joined by the River Penk.

After Baswich the River Penk flows past Milford to Essex Bridge where it joins the River Trent.

Longton, Staffordshire

Around 1867 Eliza Glover -1867 was born to Joseph Glover at Longton.

Madeley, Staffordshire

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

Merryton Low, Staffordshire

The River Hamps rises at Merryton Low after which it passes Onecote, Winkhill, Waterhouses before turning north to join the River Manifold at Beeston Tor.

Milford, Staffordshire

The River Sow rises near Fair Oak. From there it flows past Outlands, Bishops Offley, Copmere End, Eccleshall Castle, Chebsey, Little Bridgeford, Great Bridgeford, Stafford to Baswich where it is joined by the River Penk.

After Baswich the River Penk flows past Milford to Essex Bridge where it joins the River Trent.

Muckley Corner, Staffordshire

Newborough, Staffordshire

Around 1354 John Pole 1354- was born to John Pole 1339-1379 (15) and Joan Harrington 1329- (25) at Newborough.

Around 1382 Peter Pole 1382-1432 was born to John Pole 1354- (28) at Newborough.

Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Newport, Staffordshire

Swan Inn Newport, Staffordshire

Roger Whitley's Diary 1690 February. 11 Feb 1690. Tuesday, we set out past 8; dined at the Swan in Newport; lay at Whitchurch (at the Red Lyon) that night; there Mr Cotton, Mr Taylor, Captain Mainwaring, Goldsmith, Delves, Savage, &c. met us; (the 3 first retorned that night after supper) one Eddows & another townesman came to see G.Mainwaring (47). I left them past 9.

Norbury

Norton Canes, Staffordshire

Onecote, Staffordshire

The River Hamps rises at Merryton Low after which it passes Onecote, Winkhill, Waterhouses before turning north to join the River Manifold at Beeston Tor.

Outlands, Staffordshire

The River Sow rises near Fair Oak. From there it flows past Outlands, Bishops Offley, Copmere End, Eccleshall Castle, Chebsey, Little Bridgeford, Great Bridgeford, Stafford to Baswich where it is joined by the River Penk.

After Baswich the River Penk flows past Milford to Essex Bridge where it joins the River Trent.

Patshull, Staffordshire

Around 1373 John Astley 1373-1441 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- (26) 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 Sculptor 1739- was born. Before 06 Oct 1739 Charles Bromfield Sculptor 1739- was baptised in Patshull.

Patshull Hall, Staffordshire

On 05 or 06 Sep 1558 Robert Broke Lord Chief Justice -1558 died at Patshull Hall. He was buried at All Saints Church Claverley.

Pendeford, Staffordshire

The River Penk rises near Perton from where it flows past Pendeford, Coven, Brewood Staffordshire, Stretton, Penkridge, Acton Trussell to Baswich where it joins the River Penk.

Penkridge

Perton, Staffordshire

The River Penk rises near Perton from where it flows past Pendeford, Coven, Brewood Staffordshire, Stretton, Penkridge, Acton Trussell to Baswich where it joins the River Penk.

Pipe, Staffordshire

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, Staffordshire

Ranton Abbey, Staffordshire

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

Rocester, Staffordshire

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

Around 1680 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of Winifred Trentham 1645-1725.

The River Dove rises on Axe Edge Moor after which it travels broadly south past Longnor, Pilsbury, Hartington, Norbury, Rocester, Sudbury Hall and Tutbury Castle before joining the River Trent at Newton Solney.

Rocester Abbey, Staffordshire

Before 25 May 1587 Thomas Trentham 1538-1587 died. On 25 May 1587 Thomas Trentham 1538-1587 was buried at Rocester Abbey.

Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire

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

Rugeley, Staffordshire

Blithfield Rugeley, Staffordshire

On 16 May 1562 Dorothy Bagot 1562-1628 was baptised at Blithfield Rugeley.

Around 1587 John

On 01 Aug 1587 Ralph Okeover -1597 and Dorothy Bagot 1562-1628 (25) were married at Blithfield Rugeley.

Blithfield Hall Blithfield Rugeley, Staffordshire

Blithfield House Blithfield Rugeley, Staffordshire

Field Hall Rugeley, Staffordshire

On 16 Mar 1623 Walter Bagot 1557-1623 (66) died at Field Hall Rugeley.

Longdon Hall, Rugeley, Staffordshire

On 05 Jul 1890 William Henry Chetwynd 1811-1890 (78) died at his home Longdon Hall.

Rushall, Staffordshire

Shenstone, Staffordshire

After 1443 Katherine Neville 1443-1517 was born to George Neville 1st Baron Latimer of Snape 1407-1469 and Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Latimer 1417-1480 at Shenstone. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III England.

Icknield Street 18b Alcester to Wall. From Alauna aka Alcester Icknield Street travels through King's Coughton, Studley, Beoley, Forhill Hilltop, King's Norton, Metchley Roman Fort, Kingstanding, Little Aston, Shenstone before arriving at Ermine Street just south of Letocetum aka Wall.

Thomas Neville was born to Henry Neville 1437-1469 and Joan Bourchier 1442-1470 at Shenstone. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III England.

Thomas Neville was born to George Neville 1st Baron Latimer of Snape 1407-1469 at Shenstone. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III England.

Shugborough

Stafford

Stanton Wyvill, Staffordshire

On 19 Jun 1598 Gilbert Sheldon Archbishop of Canterbury 1598-1677 was born to Robert Sheldon at Stanton Wyvill.

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Wolstanton, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

In Dec 1860 Ellis William Roberts 1860-1930 was born to Thomas Roberts at Wolstanton in Burslem, Staffordshire. He is recorded on the 1861 Census, taken on 07 Apr 1861, as being five months.

St Margaret's Church Wolstanton, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

On 26 May 1779 John Sparrow of Bishton Hall in Staffordshire 1736-1821 (42) and Elizabeth Moreton 1741-1841 (38) were married at St Margaret's Church Wolstanton by Ralph Moreton clerk, in presence of Mary Moreton and R Moreton.

1815 to 1820. William Owen 1769-1825. Portrait of John Sparrow of Bishton Hall in Staffordshire 1736-1821. 1815 to 1820. William Owen 1769-1825. Portrait of Elizabeth Moreton 1741-1841.

Hulton Abbey Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

In Nov 1246 Bertrade Mainwaring 1197-1246 (49) died at Hulton Abbey Stoke-on-Trent.

On 01 Apr 1386 James Audley 2nd Baron Audley of Heighley 1313-1386 (73) died. He was buried at Hulton Abbey Stoke-on-Trent. His son Nicholas Audley 3rd Baron Audley of Heighley 1328-1391 (58) succeeded 3rd Baron Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire.

Stone, Staffordshire

Around 1107 Robert II Stafford 1107-1185 was born to Nicholas Stafford 1081- (26) 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.

In 1762 Stebbing Shaw Historian 1762-1802 was born to Stebbing Shaw -1799 at Stone. He was educated at Repton School.

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

Sandon Stone, Staffordshire

In 1331 Margaret Stafford 1331-1396 was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (29) and Katherine Hastings Baroness Stafford 1304-1336 (27) at Sandon Stone.

Stourbridge, Staffordshire

Amblecote Stourbridge, Staffordshire

Stourton Castle, Staffordshire

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 Painter. Portrait of unknown woman thought to be Margaret York Countess Salisbury 1473-1541. She holding a wine butt on a thread between her fingers which may refer to her father's death.

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

Stowe, Staffordshire

Chartley Stowe, Staffordshire

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.

Chartley Castle, Chartley Stowe, Staffordshire

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.

In 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 Painter. Portrait of Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576. Before 1596 George Gower Painter 1540-1596. Portrait of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 with the Knollys Arms with Elephant Crest on her right. Around 1592 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 painted a portrait of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634.

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.

Around 1559 François Clouet Painter 1510-1572. Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots. Around 1576 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots. In 1576. After Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619. Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots. Around 1575. Adrian Vanson -1602. Portrait of George Seton 5th Lord Seton -1513. Wearing the clothes he wore at the wedding of Mary Queen of Scots and the French Dauphin on 24 Apr 1558. Around 1554. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Henry 1st Duke Guise 1550-1588.

St John the Baptist Chartley Stowe, Staffordshire

On 21 Jul 1599Margaret Garneys Viscountess Hereford 1520-1599 (79) was buried in St John the Baptist Chartley Stowe.

Stretton, Staffordshire

The River Penk rises near Perton from where it flows past Pendeford, Coven, Brewood Staffordshire, Stretton, Penkridge, Acton Trussell to Baswich where it joins the River Penk.

Swynnerton, Staffordshire

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

Tixall, Staffordshire

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.

Toyota Island, Staffordshire

Icknield Street 18c Wall to Derby. Leaving Letocetum aka Wall the Icknield Way takes a new alignment through Lichfield, Streethay, past Alrewas, through Burton upon Trent, Toyota Island crossing the River Derwent before reaching Derventio aka Derby.

Trentham, Staffordshire

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 -1805. She was baptised at Trentham.

1772 Angelica Kauffmann Painter 1741-1807. Portrait of Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Marquess Stafford 1721-1803 and his family.

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.

In 1804 William "The Younger" Theed 1804-1891 was born in 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. He a great x 4 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Tutbury, Staffordshire

On 09 Jul 1062 Robert Ferrers 1st Earl Derby 1062-1139 was born to Henry Ferrers -1100 and Bertha Aigle 1040- (22) at Tutbury.

Around 1177 Robert Ferrers 1177-1227 was born to William Ferrers 3rd Earl Derby 1136-1190 (41) and Sybil Braose Countess Derby 1157-1228 (20) at Tutbury.

Tutbury Priory, Staffordshire

Around 1080 Henry Ferrers -1100 founded Tutbury Priory.

Before 1100 Henry Ferrers -1100 died. He was buried at Tutbury Priory.

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

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

Bramshall Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Around 1196 William Stafford of Bramshall 1196-1252 was born to Hervey Bagot 1153-1214 (43) and Millicent Stafford 1153-1224 (43) at Bramshall Uttoxeter. Date asjusted from 1225 to 1214 to be consistent with father's death.

Around 1252 William Stafford 1252-1340 was born to William Stafford of Bramshall 1196-1252 (56) and Edith Unknown at Bramshall Uttoxeter.

Around 1278 William Stafford 1278-1307 was born to William Stafford 1252-1340 (26) and Ermentrude Unknown at Bramshall Uttoxeter.

In 1302 John Stafford 1302-1373 was born to William Stafford 1278-1307 (24) and Isabel Stafford 1273-1309 (29) at Bramshall Uttoxeter. Coefficient of inbreeding 3.91%.

In 1340 William Stafford 1252-1340 (88) died at Bramshall Uttoxeter.

On 09 Jun 1396 Margaret Stafford 1331-1396 (65) died at Bramshall Uttoxeter.

Manor House Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

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

Uxacona, Staffordshire

Church of St John Wall

Wall House, Staffordshire

On 15 Mar 1948 Brigadier-General Claude Berners Westmacott 1865-1948 (82) died at his home Wall House.

Water Eaton, Staffordshire

Pennocrucium, Water Eaton, Staffordshire

50AD. Pennocrucium was a Romano-British settlement and military complex with evidence of occupation from the mid-1st century until the 4th century.

Waterhouses, Staffordshire

The River Hamps rises at Merryton Low after which it passes Onecote, Winkhill, Waterhouses before turning north to join the River Manifold at Beeston Tor.

Wednesbury, Staffordshire

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 700-749. 715. This year Ina (45) and Ceolred fought at Wanborough; [possibly Wednesbury, Wanborough or Woden's Barrow aka Adam's Grave] and King Dagobert (16) departed this life.

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

The River Tame rises near Oldbury after which it passes Wednesbury, Tamworth, Perry Barr, Spaghetti Junction, Drayton Bassett, St Peter's Church Elford before joining the River Trent 2km east of Alrewas.

Weeford Interchange, Staffordshire

Weston, Staffordshire

Weston Park Weston, Staffordshire

On 05 Jun 1661 Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford 1661-1737 was born to Thomas Wilbraham 3rd Baronet 1630-1692 (31) and Elizabeth Mytton of Weston 1631-1703 (30) in Weston Park Weston.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford 1661-1737 at Weston Park Weston. Around 1650. Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Elizabeth Mytton of Weston 1631-1703.

After 05 Jun 1661 Grace Wilbraham Countess Dysart 1661-1740 was born to Thomas Wilbraham 3rd Baronet 1630-1692 and Elizabeth Mytton of Weston 1631-1703 in Weston Park Weston.

Around 1675 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of Grace Wilbraham Countess Dysart 1661-1740.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright 1617-1694 (76). Portrait of Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford 1661-1737 (32) 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.

Weston-under-Lizard, Staffordshire

Wichnor, Staffordshire

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

Winkhill, Staffordshire

The River Hamps rises at Merryton Low after which it passes Onecote, Winkhill, Waterhouses before turning north to join the River Manifold at Beeston Tor.

Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Bushbury, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

On 24 Jan 1724 Henry Gough 1649-1724 (75) died. He was buried at Bushbury.

St Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

St Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton. The tomb of John and Joyce Leveson in the Lady Chapel, 1575, attributed to Robert Royley of Burton on Trent, the oldest surviving monument in the church. John was a cousin of James Leveson, like him a Merchant of the Staple, and like him had financial interests in the deanery and prebends. This financial entanglement ultimately proved ruinous for the church.

St Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton. Tomb of Thomas and Katherine Lane of Bentley, c. 1585, attributed to Robert Royley of Burton on Trent, in the north chapel. The Lanes were important landowners in Staffordshire and, although they accepted the Reformation, closely allied with the recusant Giffard family of Chillington Hall.

On 02 Aug 1605 Admiral Richard Leveson 1570-1605 (35) died. He was buried at St Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton.

Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 900-949. 910. This year Frithestan took to the bishopric of Winchester; and Asser died soon after, who was Bishop of Sherborne. The same year King Edward (36) sent an army both from Wessex and Mercia, which very much harassed the northern army by their attacks on men and property of every kind. They slew many of the Danes, and remained in the country five weeks. This year the Angles and the Danes fought at Tootenhall; and the Angles had the victory. The same year Ethelfleda (40) built the fortress at Bramsbury.

Wrinehill, Staffordshire

Wrottesley, Staffordshire

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, Staffordshire