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    Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

    Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

    Male 1455 - 1483  (28 years)

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    • Name Henry Stafford  [1, 2
      Suffix 2nd Duke of Buckingham 
      Born 4 Sep 1455  Stafford, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
      Gender Male 
      Name Henry Stafford 
      Died 2 Nov 1483  Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
      Buried Britford, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Person ID I79878  My tree
      Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 

      Father Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Stafford,   b. 18 Oct 1424, Stafford, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1458, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
      Relationship natural 
      Mother Margaret Beaufort,   b. 31 May 1437, Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1474, Abbots House, Cheyney Gates, Westminster Abbey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
      Relationship natural 
      Married 1445  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Family ID F21764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Catherine Woodville,   b. 4 Aug 1458, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1497, Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
      Married Feb 1466  Brecknock Castle, Breconshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham,   b. 3 Feb 1478, Brecknock Castle, Brecon, Powys, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1521, Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
       2. Elizabeth Stafford,   b. Abt 1479, Brecknock Castle, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1532, Boreham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
       3. Humphrey Stafford,   b. Abt 1475, Brechnock Castle, Brecknock, Brechnockshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1477, Brechnock Castle, Brecknock, Brechnockshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)  [natural]
       4. Margaret Stafford,   b. 1483, Blatherwycke, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1530, North Warwickshire , Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
       5. Anne Stafford,   b. Nov 1483, Ashby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1544, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [natural]
       6. Henry Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire,   b. Abt 1479, Brecknock Castle, Brecknockshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1523, Brecknock Castle, Brecknockshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)  [natural]
      Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 
      Family ID F26650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Photos
       Henry Stafford
      Henry Stafford

    • Notes 
      • He played a major role in Richard III of England's rise and fall. He is also one of the primary suspects in the disappearance (and presumed murder) of the Princes in the Tower. Buckingham was related to the royal family of England so many different ways that he was his own cousin many times over, but his connections were all through daughters of younger sons. His chances of inheriting the throne would have seemed remote, but eventually the internecine conflicts among the descendants of Edward III of England and within the Houses of Lancaster and York brought Buckingham within striking distance of a crown. Some historians claim Buckingham's deliberate plotting to seize the throne started as early as the reign of Edward IV, and if they are correct then his elaborate and lengthy plan very nearly succeeded.

    • Sources 
      1. [S230] UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

      2. [S235] Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.Original data - Stephen, Sir Leslie, ed. Dictionary of National Biography, 1921–1922. London, England: Oxf;), London, England: Oxford University Press; Volume: Vol 03; Page: 201.
        Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22
        Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22