Biography of Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford 1383-1438

Paternal Family Tree: Anjou aka Plantagenet

Maternal Family Tree: Aoife NI Diarmait Macmurrough Countess Pembroke and Buckingham 1145-1188

1385 Richard II Creates his Two Uncles as Dukes

1397 Murder of Thomas of Woodstock

1403 Battle of Shrewsbury

In 1374 [her father] Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester (age 18) and [her mother] Eleanor Bohun Duchess Gloucester (age 8) were married. She the daughter of Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford 6th Earl Essex 2nd Earl of Northampton and Joan Fitzalan Countess Essex, Hereford and Northampton (age 27). He the son of King Edward III of England (age 61) and Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England. They were second cousin once removed. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

In 1376 [her father] Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester (age 20) was created 1st Earl Essex. [her mother] Eleanor Bohun Duchess Gloucester (age 10) by marriage Countess Essex.

In 1377 [her father] Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester (age 21) was created 1st Earl Buckingham. [her mother] Eleanor Bohun Duchess Gloucester (age 11) by marriage Countess Buckingham.

Around 1383 Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford was born to Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester (age 27) and Eleanor Bohun Duchess Gloucester (age 17). She a granddaughter of King Edward III of England. Coefficient of inbreeding 1.67%.

Richard II Creates his Two Uncles as Dukes

On 06 Aug 1385 [her uncle] Edmund of Langley 1st Duke York (age 44) was created 1st Duke York by King Richard II of England (age 18). Isabella of Castile Duchess York (age 30) by marriage Duchess York.

In 1385 [her father] Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester (age 29) was created 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, and around the same time, 1st Duke Gloucester. [her mother] Eleanor Bohun Duchess Gloucester (age 19) by marriage Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale and Duchess Gloucester.

On 16 Oct 1386 Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford (age 50) died returning from his Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. His son [her future husband] Thomas Stafford 3rd Earl Stafford (age 18) succeeded 3rd Earl Stafford, 4th Baron Stafford.

Around 1390 Thomas Stafford 3rd Earl Stafford (age 22) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 7) were married. She by marriage Countess Stafford. She would, eight years later marry his younger brother Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford (age 11); an example of a Married to Two Siblings. She the daughter of Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester (age 34) and Eleanor Bohun Duchess Gloucester (age 24). He the son of Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford and Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford (age 56). They were third cousin once removed. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 04 Jul 1392 [her husband] Thomas Stafford 3rd Earl Stafford (age 24) died at Westminster [Map]. His brother William Stafford 4th Earl Stafford (age 16) succeeded 4th Earl Stafford, 5th Baron Stafford.

On 06 Apr 1395 William Stafford 4th Earl Stafford (age 19) died at Pleshey Castle [Map]. He was buried at Tonbridge, Kent [Map]. His brother [her future husband] Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford (age 17) succeeded 5th Earl Stafford, 6th Baron Stafford.

Murder of Thomas of Woodstock

Around 08 Sep 1397 [her father] Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester (age 42) was murdered in Calais [Map] for his role as leader of the Lords Appellant. Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, Duke Gloucester, Earl Essex forfeit. His son [her brother] Humphrey Plantagenet 2nd Earl Buckingham (age 16) succeeded 2nd Earl Buckingham.

Walter Clopton was part of the inquiry into his death the outcome of which is not known. A John Hall was executed for the murder.

On 28 Jun 1398 Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford (age 20) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 15) were married. She by marriage Countess Stafford. She had, around eight years previously, married his brother Thomas Stafford 3rd Earl Stafford who had died in 1392; an example of Married to Two Siblings. She the daughter of Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester and Eleanor Bohun Duchess Gloucester (age 32). He the son of Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford and Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford (age 64). They were third cousin once removed. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 03 Oct 1399 [her mother] Eleanor Bohun Duchess Gloucester (age 33) died. She was buried at the Chapel of St Edmund, Westminster Abbey [Map]. She has a monumental brass, representing the deceased in her conventual dress, as a nun of Barking Abbey [Map].

On 15 Aug 1402 [her son] Humphrey Stafford was born to [her husband] Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford (age 24) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 19). He a great grandson of King Edward III of England.

Battle of Shrewsbury

On 21 Jul 1403 Henry IV King England (age 36), with his son the future King Henry V of England (age 16), defeated the rebel army of Henry "Hotspur" Percy (age 39) at the Battle of Shrewsbury at the site now known as Battlefield, Shrewsbury [Map]. King Henry V of England (age 16) took an arrow to the side of his face leaving him severely scarred. John Stanley (age 53) was wounded in the throat. Thomas Strickland (age 36) fought and was awarded £38 and two of the rebel Henry's horses. Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick (age 21) fought for the King. Walter Blount (age 55), the King's Standard Bearer, was killed by Archibald Douglas 1st Duke Touraine (age 31).

Thomas Wendesley (age 59) and Edmund Cockayne (age 47) were killed.

[her husband] Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford (age 25) was killed. His son [her son] Humphrey Stafford  succeeded 6th Earl Stafford, 7th Baron Stafford.

Hugh Shirley (age 52) was killed; he was one of four knights dressed as Henry IV King England (age 36).

Of the rebels, Henry "Hotspur" Percy (age 39), Madog Kynaston (age 43) and John Clifton were killed.

Thomas Percy 1st Earl of Worcester (age 60) was beheaded after the battle. Earl Worcester extinct.

Richard Vernon 11th Baron Shipbrook (age 48) was hanged. Baron Shipbrook forfeit.

John Rossall was killed. His sister Eleanor Rossall (age 26) inherited a half-share in the Rossall Shrewsbury [Map] estates.

John Massey (age 65) was killed.

In 1404 [her son] Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu 1st Earl Essex was born to [her future husband] William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (age 30) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 21). He a great grandson of King Edward III of England.

In 1405 William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (age 31) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 22) were married. She the daughter of Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester and Eleanor Bohun Duchess Gloucester. She a granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

In 1415 [her son-in-law] Edmund Mortimer 5th Earl March 7th Earl Ulster (age 23) and [her daughter] Anne Stafford Duchess Exeter were married. She by marriage Countess March, Countess Ulster. She the daughter of Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 32). He the son of Roger Mortimer 4th Earl March 6th Earl Ulster and Eleanor Holland Countess March and Ulster. They were second cousin once removed. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 25 Oct 1415 [her son] William Bourchier Baron Fitzwarin was born to [her husband] William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (age 41) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 32). He a great grandson of King Edward III of England.

Around 1416 [her son] John Bourchier 1st Baron Berners was born to [her husband] William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (age 42) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 33). He a great grandson of King Edward III of England.

Around 1417 [her daughter] Eleanor Bourchier Duchess Norfolk was born to [her husband] William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (age 43) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 34). She a great granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Around 1418 [her son] Cardinal Thomas Bourchier was born to [her husband] William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (age 44) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 35). He a great grandson of King Edward III of England.

In 1419 [her husband] William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (age 45) was created 1st Count Eu. Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 36) by marriage Countess Eu.

On 28 May 1420 [her husband] William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (age 46) died at Troyes, France [Map]. He was buried at Llanthony Secunda Priory, Gloucestershire [Map]. His son [her son] Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu 1st Earl Essex (age 16) succeeded 2nd Count Eu.

Before 18 Oct 1424 [her son] Humphrey Stafford 6th Earl Stafford (age 22) and [her daughter-in-law] Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham (age 16) were married. She by marriage Countess Stafford. She the daughter of Ralph Neville 1st Earl of Westmoreland (age 60) and Joan Beaufort Countess of Westmoreland (age 45). He the son of Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 41). They were second cousins. He a great grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Before 25 Apr 1426 [her son] Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu 1st Earl Essex (age 22) and [her daughter-in-law] Isabel York Countess Eu and Essex (age 17) were married. She by marriage Countess Eu. She the daughter of Richard of Conisbrough 1st Earl Cambridge and Anne Mortimer. He the son of William Bourchier 1st Count Eu and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 43). They were second cousins. He a great grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 06 Mar 1427 [her son-in-law] John Holland 2nd Duke Exeter (age 31) and [her daughter] Anne Stafford Duchess Exeter were married. She by marriage Duchess Exeter. She the daughter of Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 44). He the son of John Holland 1st Duke Exeter and Elizabeth Lancaster Duchess Exeter. They were second cousins. He a great grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

In 1438 Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 55) died. She was buried at Llanthony Secunda Priory, Gloucestershire [Map].

Chronicle of Gregory 1438. 1438. And the same yere deyde the Countasse of Stafforde (age 55), and the Clerke of the Rollys, Mayster Jon Franke; and he was holde one of the rycchyste men that deyde many dayes be-fore.

[her daughter] Anne Stafford Duchess Exeter was born to Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford. She a great granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford 1383-1438 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

King Henry III of England 1207-1272

King Edward "Longshanks" I of England 1239-1307

King Edward III of England 1312-1377

Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel and Surrey 1318-1372

Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376

Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369

Royal Ancestors of Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford 1383-1438

Kings Wessex: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 9 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 14 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 6 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 2 Grand Daughter of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Royal Descendants of Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford 1383-1438

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 26

Queen Consort Camilla Shand x 6

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 52

Ancestors of Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford 1383-1438

Great x 4 Grandfather: King John "Lackland" of England Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: King Henry III of England Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: King Edward "Longshanks" I of England Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: King Edward II of England Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Alfonso IX King Leon

Great x 3 Grandfather: Ferdinand III King Castile III King Leon Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Berengaria Ivrea I Queen Castile Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Simon Dammartin

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Dammartin Queen Consort Castile and Leon

Great x 4 Grandmother: Marie Montgomery Countess Ponthieu

GrandFather: King Edward III of England Son of King Edward II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Louis IX of France Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Philip "Bold" III King France 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Philip "The Fair" IV King France 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: James I King Aragon

Great x 3 Grandmother: Isabella Barcelona Queen Consort France

Great x 4 Grandmother: Violant Árpád Queen Consort Aragon

Great x 1 Grandmother: Isabella of France Queen Consort England 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Theobald IV King Navarre 3 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Henry I King Navarre 4 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Capet Count of Artois Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Blanche Capet Queen Navarre 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Matilda Reginar Countess Saint Pol 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Father: Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Bouchard Avesnes

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Hainault I Count Hainault 4 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret II Countess Flanders 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Hainault II Count Hainault II Count Holland 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Floris Gerulfing IV Count Holland

Great x 3 Grandmother: Adelaide Gerulfing Countess Hainault 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mathilde Reginar Countess Holland and Palatine 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: William Hainault I Count Hainault III Count Avesnes III Count Holland II Count Zeeland 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Philippa Luxemburg Countess Hainault and Holland 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry of Bar II Count of Bar 3 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret of Bar Countess Luxemburg and Namur 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Philippa Capet Countess of Bar

GrandMother: Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Louis IX of France Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Philip "Bold" III King France 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: James I King Aragon

Great x 3 Grandmother: Isabella Barcelona Queen Consort France

Great x 4 Grandmother: Violant Árpád Queen Consort Aragon

Great x 1 Grandmother: Joan Valois Countess Zeeland Holland Avesnes and Hainault 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Charles Capet of Sicily Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Charles II King Naples 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Capet Countess Valois 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Stephen V of Hungary

Great x 3 Grandmother: Mary of Hungary Queen Consort Naples

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Cuman

Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Humphrey Bohun

Great x 3 Grandfather: Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford 2nd Earl Essex

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor de Braose

Great x 2 Grandfather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford 3rd Earl Essex

Great x 4 Grandfather: Enguerrand Ingleram Fiennes

Great x 3 Grandmother: Maud Fiennes Countess Essex and Hereford

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isabel Provence

Great x 1 Grandfather: William Bohun 1st Earl of Northampton Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Henry III of England Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: King Edward "Longshanks" I of England Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Countess Essex, Hereford and Holland Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ferdinand III King Castile III King Leon Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Dammartin Queen Consort Castile and Leon

GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford 6th Earl Essex 2nd Earl of Northampton Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Gunselin Badlesmere

Great x 2 Grandfather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Fitzbernard

Great x 1 Grandmother: Elizabeth Badlesmere Countess Northampton 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard de Clare 6th Earl Gloucester 5th Earl Hertford 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas de Clare 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maud Lacy Countess Gloucester and Hertford 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Maurice Fitzgerald 4th Lord Offaly

Great x 3 Grandmother: Juliana Fitzgerald 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Emmeline Longespée Baroness Offaly Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Mother: Eleanor Bohun Duchess Gloucester 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Fitzalan 7th Earl Arundel 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel 3 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isabella Mortimer Countess Arundel 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel 4 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas I Marquess Saluzzo 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Alice Saluzzo Countess Arundel 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel 8th Earl Surrey 5 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Warenne

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Lusignan Countess of Surrey

Great x 2 Grandmother: Alice Warenne Countess Arundel

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert de Vere 5th Earl of Oxford

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Vere

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Sanford Countess of Oxford

GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan Countess Essex, Hereford and Northampton 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Henry III of England Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edmund "Crouchback" Plantagenet 1st Earl of Leicester 1st Earl Lancaster Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Capet Count of Artois Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Blanche Capet Queen Navarre 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Matilda Reginar Countess Saint Pol 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel and Surrey Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Patrick Chaworth

Great x 3 Grandfather: Patrick Chaworth

Great x 2 Grandmother: Maud Chaworth

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick

Great x 3 Grandmother: Isabella Beauchamp Baroness Monthermer

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maud Fitzjohn Countess Warwick