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Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Stafford
d.22 May 1455
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Name[1] Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Stafford
Gender Male
Birth? 1425 Stafford, Staffordshire, England
Marriage 1444 to Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Stafford
Alt Marriage 1453 London, London, Englandto Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Stafford
Alt Marriage 1455 to Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Stafford
Death[1] 22 May 1455
Alt Death[3] 17 Dec 1457
Alt Death[2] 22 May 1458 Plague


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Humphrey Stafford (b. 1425 - d ?. 22 May 1458), generally known by his courtesy title of Earl of Stafford was the son of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Lady Anne Neville (d 1480).

His maternal grandparents were Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland. His maternal uncles included (among others) Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury (father of Warwick, the Kingmaker), Robert Neville who was first Bishop of Salisbury and then Bishop of Durham, William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent and Edward Nevill, 3rd Baron Bergavenny. His most prominent maternal aunt was Cecily Neville, wife of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and mother to among others Edward IV of England, Edmund, Earl of Rutland, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence and Richard III of England.

Lord Stafford fought under his father-in-law in support of the House of Lancaster during the First Battle of St Albans. He appears to have been badly wounded at this battle but survived for a least another 2–3 years. This may account for his disappearance from the contemporary records of the time. In 1458 he died from the plague.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), 2:389.
  2. Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Stafford, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  3. Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Stafford, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.