Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Stafford

Female 1437 - 1474  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name Margaret Beaufort 
    Title Lady 
    Suffix Countess of Stafford 
    Born ~ 1437  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 0___ 1474  [2
    Person ID I47481  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2017 

    Father Sir Edmund Beaufort, Knight, 2nd Duke of Somerset,   b. 0___ 1406, Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1455, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Lady Eleanor Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset,   b. 0Sep 1408, Wedgenock, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1467, Baynard's Castle, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 1431-1433  (England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Family ID F15807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sir Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Stafford,   b. Abt 1424,   d. Aft 22 May 1455  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Sir Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham,   b. 4 Sep 1455, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1483, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F17429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Margaret Beaufort (c. 1437 1474) was a daughter of Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset and Lady Eleanor Beauchamp.

      Her maternal grandparents were Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick and his first wife Elizabeth Beauchamp, 4th Baroness Lisle. Elizabeth was daughter of Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley and Margaret de Berkeley, 3rd Baroness Lisle, becoming the main heiress of her mother.

      Marriages

      Margaret was first married to Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Stafford. He was the eldest son and prospective heir of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham by his wife Anne Neville. Anne was daughter of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and his 2nd wife, Joan Beaufort, youngest daughter of John of Gaunt and his mistress / third wife Katherine Swynford. They had only one known child:

      Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (4 September 1454 2 November 1483).
      Her father led forces loyal to the House of Lancaster in the First Battle of St Albans (22 May 1455) against his main rival Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York. The Earl of Stafford followed his father-in-law into battle. Margaret's father was killed; her husband, Stafford, was wounded. Margaret could no longer count on the support of her father; and she became a widow when her husband died of plague three years later.

      She had a second marriage to Sir Richard Dayrell. They were parents to at least one child:

      Margaret Dayrell. She married James Tuchet, 7th Baron Audley and was mother of John Tuchet, 8th Baron Audley.

      * [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10402] "Anne Stafford, Countess of Huntingdon" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 b.

    2. [S10403] "Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Stafford" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, February 15th, 2017.

    3. [S7454] "Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, Count of Aumale, KG (25 or 28 January 1382[1] - 30 April 1439)" biography,.

    4. [S8922] "Lady Eleanor Beauchamp (~1407-~1468)" profile, http://www.thepeerage.com/p10273.htm#i102723, abstracted January 16, 201.

    5. [S12241] "Eleanor Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Beauchamp,_Duchess_of_Somerse.