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Lady Margaret de Stafford (Bassett), Baroness Stafford

Also Known As: "Margaret /Bassett/", "Basset"
Birthplace: Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England
Death: March 17, 1337 (52-61)
Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ralph, 1st Baron Bassett of Drayton and Hawise de Grey
Wife of Edmund de Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford and Lord Thomas de Pype
Mother of Thomas Stafford; Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford; Lady Catherine Stafford; Elizabeth De Stafford; Sir Richard Stafford, K.B., Baron Clifton and 5 others
Sister of Sir Ralph Bassett, 2nd Lord Drayton; Alianor de Bassett and John Bassett

Occupation: Countess of Hereford
Managed by: Andrew Dean Kemp
Last Updated:

About Margaret Bassett, Baroness Stafford

Primary Sources

Inquisitions Post Mortem for Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Stafford, Writ, 18 March, 11 Edward III [1337]. She died on 17 March last [1337]. Ralph her son, aged bet. 30 and 40 years on 17 March last, is her next heir.


Margaret was born in 1280. Margaret's father was Sir Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset and her mother was Hawise de Grey. Her paternal grandparents were Ralph Basset and Margaret de Somery; her maternal grandparents were Sir John de Grey and Joan. She had a brother and a sister, named Ralph and Maud. She had a half-brother named Robert. She died at the age of 56 on March 17th, 1337.

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Last Edited=28 Feb 2004

    Margaret Basset is the daughter of Ralph Basset, 1st Lord Basset of Drayton and Hawise (?).1

Child of Margaret Basset and Edmund de Stafford

Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford+ b. 24 Sep 1301, d. 31 Aug 13721


[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 3. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

Ancesters of Mary Dugdale  Ancestors of Mary Dugdale Mary Dugdale (1597 - 1648) married in 1614/15 to Richard Sewall (died in 1637) of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. They had children Margaret, Mary, Anne, Elizabeth, Prudence, Sarah, Richard, Henry and Samuel. Henry emigrated to Maryland in 1661 where he married Jane Lowe. Henry was the Secretary of the Province of Maryland.

Mary Dugdale was the only daughter of John Dugdale of Shustock, co. Warwick by Elizabeth Swynfen his wife, daughter of Arthur Swynfen of Dunchurch, co. Warwick (descended from the ancient family of Swynfen of Swynfen, co. Stafford. The above information is considered reliable as it comes from the records of Harold Macrae Sewell; and is represented in Generations 19 to 22 below. Click to return to Richard Sewall and Mary Dugdale. argent a cross moline and in the first quarter a torteau gules Thanks to Eben W. Graves for the information that Generations 8 to 10 are represented in the Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 and for the Arms of Dugdale shown above.

The sources referred to below are as follows: AR Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, Baltimore, 1992 MC Frederick Lewis Weis, The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, Baltimore, 1999 RD Gary Boyd Roberts, The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants, Baltimore, 2004 VisW The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 H. Sewell The Records of Harold Macrae Sewell PA Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, Baltimore, 2004

Please visit the website of The Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The Ancestors of Mary Dugdale 1 Henry (I) Beauclerc, King of England and an "unknown girlfriend" (see Children of King Henry) AR 124-25 | 2 Robert "The Consul" de Caen, 1st Earl of Gloucester m. Maud Fitz Hamon AR 124-26 AR 125-26 | 3 Maud de Caen m. Ranulph de Gernon, Earl of Chester AR 125-27 | 4 Hugh de Kevelioc, Earl of Chester m. Bertrade de Montfort AR 125-28 AR 126-28 | 5 Mabel of Chester m. William de Aubigny, Earl of Arundel AR 126-29 MC 136-1 | 6 Nicole de Aubigny m. Roger de Somery MC 136-2 AR 55-28 | 7 Margaret de Somery m. Ralph Basset, Lord Basset of Drayton MC 136-3 AR 55-29 | 8 Ralph Basset, 1st Lord Basset of Drayton m. Hawise ? MC 136-4 AR 55-30 | 9 Margaret Basset m. Edmund Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford MC 136-5 AR 55-31 | 10 Sir Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford m. Katherine de Hastang MC 136-6 AR 55-32 | 11 Margaret Stafford m. Sir John Stafford (a cousin) AR 55-32 RD pg. 505 | 12 Joan Stafford m. John Draycote RD pg. 505 | 13 John Draycote m. Agnes Gascoigne RD pg. 505 | 14 Roger Draycote m. ? RD pg. 505 | 15 Jane Draycote m. Thomas Noel RD pg. 505 | 16 Robert Noel m. Matilda Brereton RD pg. 505 | 17 James Noel m. Elizabeth ? RD pg. 505 | 18 Dorothy Noel m. 1 William Swynfen, of Swynfen, co. Stafford RD pg. 505 | 19 Arthur Swynfen, of Duchurch, co. Warwick m. Alice Ragdale RD pg. 505 VisW 1619 H. Sewell | 20 Elizabeth Swynfen m. John Dugdale, of Shustock, co. Warwick RD pg. 505 VisW 1619 H. Sewell | | John was a son of James Dugdale of Clitherow in co. Lancashire and (?) Woodcock, a daughter of Thomas Woodcock of Clitherow. (see below) VisW 1619 | 21 Mary Dugdale (1597 - 1648) m. Richard Sewall, (d. 1637) of Nuneaton, co. Warwick RD pg. 505 VisW 1619 H. Sewell | 22 Henry Sewall, (d. ca. 1665) Secretary of the Province of Maryland m. Jane Lowe RD pg. 505 H. Sewell PA pg. 469 Click to return to Richard Sewall and Mary Dugdale.

Thanks to Eben W. Graves for the following: The Dugdale line was published by the Harleian Society in the 1619 (London, 1877, in vol. XII of the Pubs of the H.S., p. 327) and 1682-1683 (London, 1911, in vol. LXII of the Pubs &c, p. 135) visitations of Warwickshire.

Jacobus Dugdale de Clitherow in Com. Lanc. [nupt] ... filia Tho. Woodcock de Clitherow. Johannes Dugdale de Shustoke in Com. War. [1682-1683 adds: obijt 4o July 1624 sepultus apud Shustoke praedict.][nupt] Elizab. fil. Arthuri Swinfen de Dunchurch descended of Swinfen de Swinfen in Com. Staff. [1682-1683 adds: of Dunchurch in Com: War: a younger son of William Swynfen in Com. Staff. Esqr. [Their children:] Willm's Dugdale fil's et haeres aetat 14 annoru' 1619 [1682-1683 adds: aetat: 77 ann. 12 Sept: 1682 Maria uxor Ric'i Sewall de Couentria [1682-1683 adds: son of Henry Seawall Alderman of the Citty of Coventrie. [Their children:] 1. Margareta [Sewall] aet. 4 2. Maria [Sewall] aetat. 3. 3. Elizabetha [Sewall] 1. The list of Richard and Mary Sewall's children leads to the conclusion that Henry counselor of Maryland was born sometime after 1619. The Dugdale arms are: argent a cross moline and in the first quarter a torteau gules (1619, p. 326).

zikomo_1originally submitted this to Cole Brown on 10 Jan 2011

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Margaret Bassett, Baroness Stafford's Timeline

Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England
Staffordshire, England
September 24, 1300
Amington by Tamworth, Staffordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Grafton, Yorkshire, , England
Tunbridge, Staffordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Tunbridge, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England
Drayton, Staffordshire, England