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Stafford, Baron (E, 1640)

 

Creation: let. pat. 12 Sep 1640

 

Family name: Howard later Stafford-Howard later Jerningham later Stafford-Jerningham later Fitzherbert-Stafford later Fitzherbert

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Arms:

Argent a Chief Vairée Or and Gules over all a Bend Sable

Crest:

A Dexter Cubit Arm in armour erect the hand appearing clenched within the Gauntlet all proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Lion rampant Argent;  Sinister:  A Swan Argent beaked and legged Sable ducally gorged per pale Gules and of the second

Motto:

Ung Je Serviray (One I serve)

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William [Howard], 1st Baron Stafford later 1st Viscount Stafford

2nd surv. son of Thomas [Howard], 21st or 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey, and 1st Earl of Norfolk, by his wife Lady Alethea Talbot, 3rd dau. and hrss. of Gilbert [Talbot], 7th Earl of Shrewsbury

created

12 Sep 1640 with his wife Baron and Baroness Stafford, with remainder to the heirs male of their bodies, failing which to the heirs of their bodies "with a proviso to possess such place and precedency of the Barony of Stafford as well in Parliament, etc., as Henry, late brother of the said Mary, in his lifetime Baron of Stafford ever held or enjoyed". i.e. given the precedency of the Barony of Stafford created by writ in 1299 even though that Barony had been under attainder since 1521

11 Nov 1640 Viscount Stafford, with remainder to the heirs male of his body

 

The Barony of Stafford was held by the 1st Viscount Stafford from 11 Nov 1640 until 7 Dec 1680, when, having been found guilty of high treason, he was attainted and all his honours forfeited. He was beheaded on 29 Dec 1680. His widow, in her own right Baroness Stafford, continued to be known as Viscountess Stafford, and on 5 Oct 1688 she was created Countess of Stafford for life. On her death on 13 Jan 1693/4 the Earldom of Stafford conferred on her for life became extinct, and the Barony of Stafford, the right to which passed to her children, could not be inherited by them because of the attainder of their father, the late Viscount Stafford. On 17 Jun 1824 her great-great-great-grandson, Sir George William Jerningham, 7th Bt., obtained a reversal of the attainder of his ancestor, Viscount Stafford, whereby he became 8th Baron Stafford, and on 6 Jul 1825 the House of Lords resolved that he "had made out his claim to the title, dignity and honour of Baron Stafford" as created by letters patent dated 12 Sep 1640

 

George William [Jerningham later Stafford-Jerningham], 8th Baron Stafford

1st son and heir of Sir William Jerningham, 6th Bt., of Cossey Park, co. Norfolk (by his wife Hon Frances Dillon, 1st dau. of Henry [Dillon], 11th Viscount Dillon), 1st son and heir of Sir George Jerningham, 5th Bt., of Cossey Park, co. Norfolk, by his wife Mary Plowden, only surv. child of Francis Plowden, Comptroller of the Household, by his wife Mary Stafford-Howard, sister and in her issue sole heiress of John Paul [Stafford-Howard], 4th Earl of Stafford, only surv. dau. of Hon John Howard later Stafford-Howard, of Stafford Castle, co. Stafford (by his first wife Mary Southcott, dau. of Sir John Southcott, of Merstham, co. Surrey), 2nd son of William [Howard], 1st Viscount and 1st Baron Stafford

born

27 Apr 1771

mar. (1)

26 Dec 1799 Francis Henrietta Sulyarde (b. c. 1776; d. 14 Nov 1832; bur. at Cossey, co. Norfolk), yst. dau. and cohrss. of Edward Sulyarde, of Haughley Park, co. Suffolk, by his wife Susanna Ravenscroft, 1st dau. and cohrss. of John Ravenscroft, of Wykeham, co. Lincoln

children by first wife

1. Hon Henry Valentine Stafford-Jerningham, later 9th Baron Stafford

2. Hon Edward Stafford-Jerningham (b. 4 Aug 1804; d. 22 Jul 1849), mar. 16 Jun 1828 Marianne Smyth (d. 10 Aug 1859), dau. of John Smythe, and had issue:

1a. Augustus Frederick Fitzherbert Stafford-Jerningham, later 10th Baron Stafford

2a. Fitzherbert Edward Stafford-Jerningham, later 11th Baron Stafford

1a. Emily Charlotte Stafford-Jerningham (d. 9 Nov 1881), mar. 13 Oct 1858 as his first wife Basil Thomas Fitzherbert JP DL, of Norbury, co. Derby, and Swynnerton, co. Stafford (b. 29 Mar 1836; mar. (2) 24 Apr 1887 Emma Eliza Stafford-Jerningham, widow of Henry Valentine [Stafford-Jerningham], 9th Baron Stafford, and 2nd dau. of Frederic Sewallis Gerard, of Aspull House, co. Lancaster; d. 13 Apr 1919), 1st son and heir of Francis Fitzherbert by his wife and first cousin once removed Maria Theresa Gandolfi, dau. of John Vincent Gandolfi, of East Sheen, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1b. Francis Edward Fitzherbert later Fitzherbert-Stafford, later 12th Baron Stafford

2b. Hon Basil John Fitzherbert, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1913, served in the Boer War 1900-02 and in World War I 1917-19 (b. 28 Oct 1861; d. 10 May 1923)

3b. Hon Edward Stafford Fitzherbert later Fitzherbert-Stafford, later 13th Baron Stafford

4b. Capt Hon Thomas Charles Fitzherbert, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1913 (b. 30 Aug 1869; d. 20 Sep 1937), mar. 30 Apr 1925 Helen Beryl Frances Brougham JP (widow of Maj Henry Brougham; d. 3 Dec 1959), 2nd dau. of John Michael Waters, of Hill House, Farnham, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1c. Basil Francis Nicholas Fitzherbert, later 14th Baron Stafford

2c. Lieut Hon Evelyn Thomas Francis Ralph Fitzherbert, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1942 (b. 7 Oct 1928; accidentally drowned while sailing 9 Mar 1952)

1b. Hon Beatrice Mary Fitzherbert, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1913 (b. 1862; d. 22 Oct 1949), mar. 247 Jul 1895 Sir Trevor John Chichele Chichele-Plowden KCSI (d. 5 Nov 1905), and had issue

2b. Hon Evelyne Mary Walburga Fitzherbert, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1913 (d. 7 Mar 1950)

3b. Hon Alice Mary Wilhelmina Fitzherbert JP, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1913 (d. 29 Jul 1955), mar. 1 Feb 1894 Maj Richard Trappes-Lomax JP, of Allsprings, Great Harwood, co. Lancaster (d. 23 Jun 1936), and had issue

4b. Sister Maud Mary Josephine Fitzherbert, a Franciscan nun

2a. Rosa Stafford-Jerningham, a nun

3. Hon Sir George Sulyarde Stafford-Jerningham KCH CB, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Sweden 1859-72 (b. 17 Feb 1806; d. 18 May 1874)

4. Hon Charles William Stafford-Jerningham (b. 22 Aug 1807; d. 4 Apr 1884)

5. Hon William George Stafford-Jerningham, Minister Resident at Lima 1857-74 (b. 15 Jul 1812; dsp. 16 Jul 1874), mar. 1 Apr 1860 Eglantina Narcissa Elmore, dau. of Frederick Augustus Elmore, of Lima, Peru

6. Hon Francis Hugh Joseph Stafford-Jerningham (b. 20 Mar 1814; d. 9 Oct 1874)

1. Hon Charlotte Georgina Stafford-Jerningham (b. 8 Oct 1800; d. 28 May 1876), mar. 6 Aug 1823 Thomas Alexander [Fraser], 12th Lord Lovat, and had issue

2. Hon Laura Maria Stafford-Jerningham (b. 15 Jan 1811; dsp. a nun 24 Jun 1886), mar. 21 Jul 1829 Hon Robert Edward Petre MP (b. c. 1795; dsp. 8 Jun 1848), 1st son of Robert Edward [Petre], 9th Baron Petre, by his second wife Juliana Barbara Howard, sister of Bernard Edward [Howard], 12th Duke of Norfolk, and 2nd dau. of Henry Howard, of Glossop, co. Derby

mar. (2)

26 May 1836 Elizabeth Caton (dsp. 29 Oct 1862), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Richard Caton, of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, by his wife Mary Carroll, dau. of Charles Carroll, of Carollstown, Maryland, USA

died

4 Oct 1851 (bur. at Cossey, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

suc. his father 14 Aug 1809 as 7th Baronet; took the name of Stafford before that of Jerningham by Royal Warrant 1826; FSA 1829

 

Henry Valentine [Stafford-Jerningham], 9th Baron Stafford

born

2 Jan 1802

mar. (1)

12 Feb 1829 Julia Barbara Howard (b. c. 1807; dsp. 19 Nov 1856; bur. at Cossey, co. Norfolk), 2nd dau. of Edward Charles Howard (by his wife Elizabeth Maycock, dau. of William Maycock), yr. bro. of Bernard Edward [Howard], 12th Duke of Norfolk

mar. (2)

13 Sep 1859 Emma Eliza Gerard (mar. (2) 24 Apr 1887 as his second wife Basil Thomas Fitzherbert JP DL, of Norbury, co. Derby, and Swynnerton Park, co. Stafford;  d. 11 Nov 1912), 2nd dau. of Frederic Sewallis Gerard, of Aspull House, co. Lancaster, by his wife Mary Anne Wilkinson, dau. of Rev Thomas Wilkinson

died

s.p. 30 Nov 1884 (bur. at Cossey, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Pontefract 1830-35

 

Augustus Frederick Fitzherbert [Stafford-Jerningham], 10th Baron Stafford

born

28 Jun 1830

died

12 Feb 1892

suc. by

brother

note

found to be a lunatic 1862

 

Fitzherbert Edward [Stafford-Jerningham], 11th Baron Stafford

born

17 Jul 1833

died

12 Jun 1913 (bur. at Cossey, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

nephew

note

on his death the Baronetcy devolved upon his cousin and heir male, Sir William Henry Stafford-Jerningham, 11th Bt.

 

Francis Edward [Fitzherbert later Fitzherbert-Stafford], 12th Baron Stafford, DSO

born

28 Aug 1859

mar.

20 Apr 1903 Dorothy Hilda Worthington (d. 15 Dec 1958), 3rd dau. of Capt Albert Octavius Worthington, of Maple Hayes, Lichfield, co. Stafford, by his wife Sarah Elizabeth Etty, only dau. of John Etty, of Malton, co. York

died

s.p. 18 Sep 1932

suc. by

brother

note

joined the Lancashire Militia 1877; in the Staffordshire Yeomanry 1882-98; served in the South African War 1900-02; DSO 1900; Capt and Hon Major, Queen's Own Staffordshire Imperial Yeomanry; Maj and Hon Lt Col , 3rd Battalion Royal Lancaster Regiment; took the additional name of Stafford by Royal Warrant 1913; served in World War I 1914-18 as Lt Col, Staffordshire Volunteer Regiment; High Steward of Stafford

 

Edward Stafford [Fitzherbert later Fitzherbert-Stafford], 13th Baron Stafford, KCB

born

17 Apr 1864

died

28 Sep 1941

suc. by

nephew

note

entered Britannia Royal Naval College 1877; joined HMS Temeraire in the Mediterranean 1879, and was in the flagship HMS Minotaur during the Egyptian War 1882; Lieut 1866, in which year he joined the gunboat HMS Algerine on the East Indies station, then engaged in suppressing the slave trade; torpedo officer of HMS Edgar, 1893, in the Mediterranean and in China; Commander 1899; Capt after service on the South East coast of America 1904; Flag Captain to Admiral commanding the Portsmouth Reserve 1905-07 and to the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, 1907-08; Capt of HMS Bedford on the China station 1908, which ship was lost by stranding in the Straits of Korea 1910; Capt Supt of contract-built ships, Clyde District 1911-14; served in World War I 1914-18 as Capt, HMS Colossus, in the Grand Fleet 1914-15; Rear Admiral 1915; Admiral of Minesweeping 1915-17; Director of Torpedoes and Mines 1917-18; CB 1918; Commander-in-Chief at the Cape 1918-20; Vice-Admiral 1920; KCB 1920; retired 1923; Admiral 1925

 

Basil Francis Nicholas [Fitzherbert], 14th Baron Stafford

born

7 Apr 1926

mar.

16 Jun 1952 Morag Nada Campbell, 2nd dau. of Lt Col Alastair Campbell, of Altries, Milltimber, co. Aberdeen

children

1. Hon Francis Melfort William Fitzherbert, later 15th Baron Stafford

2. Capt Hon Thomas Alastair Fitzherbert (b. 9 Aug 1955), mar. 8 May 1982 Deborah Susan Beak, 2nd dau. of Peter Alan Beak, of Brazil, and has issue

3. Hon Philip Basil Fitzherbert, of Beech Farm Cottage, Beech, co. Stafford (b. 7 Oct 1962), mar. 1991 Caroline T Hadock, 2nd dau. of Michael Hadock, of Bodedern, co. Anglesey, and has issue

1. Hon Aileen Mary Fitzherbert (b. 29 Mar 1953), mar. 12 Apr 1980 Antony Robin Walhouse Westby Perceval later Littleton, of Old Walls, Hannington, co. Hampshire (b. 19 Jun 1950), 1st son and heir of Robert Westby Perceval, of Pillaton Hall, Penkridge, co. Stafford, Clark-Assistant to the House of Lords 1964-74, by his wife Hon Joanna Ida Louisa Littleton, 1st dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of Edward Thomas Walhouse [Littleton], 5th Baron Hatherton, and has issue

2. Hon Caroline Fiona Fitzherbert (b. 13 Oct 1956), mar. 9 May 1981 William Kirkland Tellwright, of Sydnall Farm, Woodseaves, Market Drayton, co. Shropshire, 1st son of William Tellwright, of Park Spring, co. Shropshire, and has issue

3. Hon Wendy Helen Fitzherbert (b. 28 Apr 1961), mar. 5 Nov 1983 Jeremy John Maurice Hill, of Borrowdale, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1st son of Lt Col Colin Hill, of Coley Court, East Harptree, co. Avon, and has issue

died

8 Jan 1986

suc. by

son

 

Francis Melfort William [Fitzherbert], 15th Baron Stafford

born

13 Mar 1954

mar.

28 Jun 1980 Katherine Mary Codrington, 3rd dau. of John Codrington, of Barnes, London

children/

1. Hon Benjamin John Basil Fitzherbert (b. 8 Nov 1983), mar. 10 Dec 2011 Georgina Hewlett (b. 1984), dau. of Hon Thomas Anthony Hewlett, of Woodbridge, co. Suffolk (by his wife Jane Elizabeth Dawson), son of Thomas Clyde [Hewlett], Baron Hewlett (Life Peer)

2. Hon Toby Francis Fitzherbert (b. 27 Mar 1985)

1. Hon Teresa Emily Fitzherbert (b. 15 Jun 1987)

2. Hon Camilla Rose Jane Fitzherbert (b. 19 Dec 1989)

 

 Last updated 26 Jul 2012

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Title:

9th Baron Stafford

(England, let. pat. 12 Sep 1640)

 

Address:

Swynnerton Park, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0QE

Tel:  01782 796228   Office:  01782 796334

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