Lady Margaret de Audley, 2nd Baroness Audley

Female 1322 - 1349  (27 years)


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  • Name Margaret de Audley 
    Title Lady 
    Suffix 2nd Baroness Audley 
    Born 1318-1322  Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Countess of Stafford  [3
    Died 7 Sep 1349  Tunbridge Castle, Tunbridge, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Tunbridge Priory, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I43459  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2016 

    Father Hugh de Audley, 1st Baron Audley,   b. ~ 1289, Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1347, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Margaret de Clare,   b. 12 Oct 1293, Tonbridge Castle, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1342, Chebsey, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married Y  [2, 4
    • King Edward arranged a second marriage for her to another favourite, Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester.
    Family ID F15771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ralph Stafford, Knight, 1st Earl of Stafford,   b. 24 Sep 1301, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1372  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Bef 6 July 1336  [1, 3, 5
    Children 
     1. Beatrice Stafford,   b. ~ 1341, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1415  (Age ~ 74 years)
     2. Elizabeth de Stafford,   b. 0___ 1342, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1375  (Age ~ 33 years)
     3. Hugh Stafford, Knight, 2nd Earl of Stafford,   b. ~ 1344, Stafford Castle, Stafford, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1386, Rhodes, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F15770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1318-1322 - Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Sep 1349 - Tunbridge Castle, Tunbridge, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tunbridge Priory, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Margaret de Audley, suo jure 2nd Baroness Audley and Countess of Stafford (1318 - between 1347 and 1351[1]) was an English noblewoman. She was the only daughter of Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester by his wife Lady Margaret de Clare.[2] Her mother was the daughter of Joan of Acre, Princess of England; thus making Margaret a great-granddaughter of King Edward I by his first consort, Eleanor of Castile. As the only daughter and heiress of her father, she succeeded to the title of 2nd Baroness Audley [E., 1317] on 10 November 1347.[1]

      Marriage and issue

      Margaret was abducted by Ralph, Lord Stafford, who had helped Edward III take the throne. At the time, her worth was at least 2314 a year, which was more than ten times Stafford's own estates. (However, he eventually rose to Earl of Stafford in 1350.) After the abduction, her parents filed a complaint with the king, but Edward supported Stafford. In compensation, the king appeased Hugh and Margaret by creating Hugh the 1st Earl of Gloucester.

      Margaret de Audley and Stafford married before 6 July 1336. They subsequently had two sons and four daughters:

      Sir Ralph de Stafford (d. 1347), married Maud of Lancaster, daughter of Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster and Isabel of Beaumont in 1344.[3]
      Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford, born circa 1336 in Staffordshire, England, married Philippa de Beauchamp; they were the ancestors of the Dukes of Buckingham (1444 creation).[3]
      Elizabeth de Stafford, born circa 1340 in Staffordshire, England, died 7 August 1376, married firstly Fulk le Strange;[3] married secondly, John de Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Chartley; married thirdly Reginald de Cobham, 2nd Baron Cobham.[4]
      Beatrice de Stafford, born circa 1341 in Staffordshire, England, died 1415, married firstly, in 1350, Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Earl of Desmond (d. June 1358); married secondly, Thomas de Ros, 4th Baron de Ros, of Helmsley; married thirdly Sir Richard Burley, Knt.[3]
      Joan de Stafford, born in 1344 in Staffordshire, England, died 1397, married firstly, John Charleton, 3rd Baron Cherleton;[3] married secondly Gilbert Talbot, 3rd Baron Talbot.[5]
      Katherine de Stafford, born circa 1348 in Staffordshire, England and died in December 1361. Married on 25 December 1357 Sir John de Sutton III (1339 c. 1370 or 1376), Knight, Master of Dudley Castle, Staffordshire. They were parents of Sir John de Sutton IV, hence grandparents of Sir John de Sutton V.[6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7353] "Thomas de Clifford, 6th Baron de Clifford, also 6th Lord of Skipton (c. 1363 - 1391)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.o.

    2. [S7358] "Hugh de Audley, 1st Baron Audley and 1st Earl of Gloucester (3rd Creation) (c. 1291 - 10 November 1347)" bigraphy, http.

    3. [S7362] "Margaret de Audley, 2nd Baroness Audley" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_de_Audley,_2nd_Baroness_Audl.

    4. [S8992] "Lady Margaret de Clare, Countess of Cornwall, Countess of Gloucester (12 October 1293 - 09 April 1342)" biography, http.

    5. [S9092] "Some Descendants of (Sir) James DE AUDLEY Knight, Justiciar of Ireland (1220 - 1272)", http://web.archive.org/web/20150.