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Genealogy:Sir Humphrey Stafford III
Posted by: Desmond Keith Carman on May 31 2014 04:56

Sir Knight Humphrey III Stafford was executed for participating in a late War of the Roses rebellion. As described in Wikipedia:

The Stafford and Lovell rebellion was the first armed uprising against Henry VII after he won the crown at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The uprising was led by Viscount Lovell and the Stafford brothers and occurred during Eastertime 1486. The conspirators against the King believed that there would be more opportunity for personal gain if they managed to restore the Yorkist monarchy. However, the uprising was a total disaster. On the 22 April 1486 Lord Lovell decided not to risk open rebellion and escaped to Burgundy; whilst the Stafford brothers had risen in rebellion in Worcester despite the fact that Henry had obtained mass support in that area. During this time Henry was in York on a nationwide tour of the country. As soon as he advanced toward Worcester, in order to eliminate any pro Yorkist support, which could be gained, the Stafford brothers fled into sanctuary.


The King took immediate action, ordering the removal of the brothers from sanctuary. Henry then ordered the execution of Humphrey Stafford but pardoned the younger Thomas Stafford. The arrest prompted a series of protests toward Pope Innocent VIII about breaking sanctuary; this resulted in a Papal bull in August which severely limited the rights of sanctuary, excluding it completely in cases of treason, thereby vindicating the King's actions.


From Jorge Castell's page on Humphrey Stafford of Grafton: STAFFORD of Grafton (Sir Knight)2

Humphrey STAFFORD of Grafton (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1427, Grafton, Worcestershire, England

Died: 8 Jul 1486, Tyburn

Notes: executed by order of King Henry VII for siding with Richard III.

Father: Humphrey STAFFORD of Grafton (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor AYLESBURY

Married: Catherine FRAY (b. 1437 - d. 1482) (dau. of Sir John Fray, Chief Baron of the Exchecker, and Agnes Danvers) 1452, Grafton, Worcestershire, England


1. Anne STAFFORD (B. Latimer)


3. Humphrey STAFFORD of Blatherwycke


From the Celtic Casimir online family tree:

Humphrey III STAFFORD Sir Kt.

Born: Abt 1427, Grafton, Worcester, England

Married: Unknown, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

Died: 8 Jul 1486, Tyburn, London, England

Buried: Greyfriars, London, England

Cause of his death was hanged, drawn and quartered.

General Notes:

!NOTE: Weis, Ancestral Roots, 7th ed., line 187-11.

!NOTE: Additional information provided by a sketch of the various Stafford families, submitted to Gen-Medieval digest 20 Oct 1999 ("Stafford pt. 1") by Doug Gentile, provided originally by Rah Williams <>.

Marriage Information:

Humphrey married Katherine FREY on an unknown date in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. (Katherine FREY was born about 1438 in England and died on 12 May 1482 in England.)


From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Humphrey Stafford:

Humphrey Stafford1

M, #107326

Last Edited=28 Dec 2008

Humphrey Stafford lived at Grafton, Worcestershire, England.1

Child of Humphrey Stafford

1.Anne Stafford+1


1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2246. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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Family stories:Thomas Kirkland MD
Posted by: Geoffrey Lambert on Oct 15 2013 03:04
KIRKLAND, THOMAS, M.D. (1721-1798), medical writer, a native of Scotland, was born in 1721. He practiced at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. In January 1760 he was called in to attend the steward of Lord Ferrers after he had been shot by his master. Despite Ferrers's threats of violence, Kirkland contrived the arrest of the murderer (Gent. Mag. xxx. 44, 230). By 1774 Kirkland had graduated M.D. at Edinburgh, and subsequently became a member of the Royal Medical Societies of Edinburgh and London. He died at Ashby-de-la-Zouch on 17 Jan, 1798.

Kirkland's writings are: 1. 'A Treatise on Gangrenes,' 8vo, Nottingham, 1754. 2. 'An Essay on the Methods of Suppressing Hæmorrhages from Divided Arteries,' 8vo, London, 1763. 3. 'An Essay towards an Improvement in the Cure of those Diseases which are the cause of Fevers,' 8vo, London, 1767. 4. 'A Reply to Mr. Maxwell's Answer to his Essay on Fevers; wherein the Utility of the Practice of Suppressing them is further exemplified,' 8vo, London, 1769. 5. 'Observations on Mr. Pott's General Remarks on Fractures, etc.; with a Postscript concerning the Cure of Compound Dislocations,' 8vo, London, 1770 (Appendix, 1771). 6. 'A Treatise on Childbed Fevers... with two Dissertations, the one on the Brain and Nerves, the other on the Sympathy of the Nerves, etc.' (included in 'Essays on the Puerperal Fever,' published by the Sydenham Society in 1849), 8vo, London, 1774. 7. 'Animadversions on a late Treatise on the Kink-Cough [by Dr. William Butler]. To which is annexed an Essay on that Disorder,' 8vo, London, 1774, published anonymously. 8. 'Thoughts on Amputation; being a Supplement to the Letters on Compound Fractures, and a Comment on Dr. Bilguer's book on this operation; also, an Essay on the use of Opium in Mortifications,' 8vo, London, 1780. 9. 'An Essay on the Inseparability of the different Branches of Medecine,' 8vo (London, 1783). 10. 'An Inquiry into the Present State of Medical Surgery,' 2 vols. 8vo, London, 1783-6. (Appendix, edited by his son, James Kirkland, surgeon to the Tower, 1813). 11. 'A Commentary on Apoplectic and Paralytic Affections, and the Diseases connected with the Subject,' 8vo, London, 1792.

[Gent. Mag. 1798. pt. i. pp. 88-9, 254; Watt's Bibl. Brit.]
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Family stories:William Carman Kersbrook
Posted by: Geoffrey Lambert on Oct 13 2013 02:27

Kersbrook is a town near Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the Adelaide Hills Council local government area. At the 2006 census, Kersbrook had a population of 367.

The first settlers established farms in the Kersbrook area in the early 1831s due to its relatively gentle slopes. John Bowden, manager of the South Australian Company's dairy farm at Hackney, bought a 32-hectare (79-acre) section and named it Kersbrook after the Cornish farm where he was born. By 1844, Bowden was recorded as having "800 sheep, 62 cattle, one horse, 13 pigs, 16 acres (65,000 m2) of wheat, eight acres of barley, plots of oats, maize and potatoes and a fruit garden.

The settlement itself was created by William Carman, a blacksmith working at a copper mine near Williamstown, who took advantage of the area's location on the busy road to the Barossa Valley and in 1851 built a travellers inn called the Wheatsheaf Inn. By 1858, some settlers had arrived and Carman gave some of his land to build a town. His preferred choice of name was Maidstone after his home town in Kent, but in 1917 the town was officially renamed to Kersbrook as this was the name used by local residents and referred to the original 'Kersbrook' farm of John Bowden. It became a notable agricultural area, especially for fruit.

The Kersbrook Tavern took over the Licence of the Old Morning Star Hotel, one of South Australia’s first Adelaide Hills pubs. The Old Morning Star Hotel was a popular stop over spot for travellers through the Adelaide Hills and still today, with its huge car park, great meals and hospitality remains a popular destination for Car Club runs through The Adelaide Hills.

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Family stories:William Walcot
Posted by: Geoffrey Lambert on Oct 13 2013 01:52
William Walcot, b. 1633 Lydbury North, d. after 1695 unm.; a page to King Charles I, he attended the king at his execution in 1648. He and the other page present were each given half of the king's blood-stained cloak. This garment was at Bitterly Court for many years, and is still in the possession of one of the family. William graduated from Oxford 1653, was student at Gray's Inn 1654, and was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1657 with Thomas Walcott and Henry Dighton, both of the Outer Bar as bondsmen. In 1675, William Walcott petitioned the Crown for a patent for 14 years for his invention "for making water corrupted fit for use." A pamphlet of 1702 entitled "Sea Water Made Fresh" by Humphrey Walcot of London, merchant, says "My uncle William spent most of his life and a considerable estate in making it, but now the right thereto by Letters Patent, Hague 1684, comes to me." d. unm
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Family stories:W J Richards
Posted by: Geoffrey Lambert on Oct 13 2013 01:27
William John Richards, wife Lydia, and seven children were residents of Burra, South Australia. From as early as 1902 Mr. Richards operated the Aberdeen bicycle depot, and in the preceding years extended his business by taking on agencies for De Dion, Wolseley, and Clement-Talbot motor cars and motor cycles.
His prosperous business provided him with time to work on the committee of the Burra automobile club, and in addition led to his company’s sponsorship of numerous fun runs.
In September 1910, Richards sold his business and stock in trade to Vivian Lewis Limited, traders in bikes, motor cycles, and motor car accessories. The family remained in Burra until selling their home and furnishings in 1916 then leaving for Adelaide.
He remained in the motor trade and lived in Lockleys, Ovingham, and lastly at Henley Beach where he died on the 16th of October 1945 aged 74 years and was buried at Centennial Park cemetery.
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Family stories:John Carman
Posted by: Geoffrey Lambert on Oct 13 2013 00:43

John Carman was the fourth child of John and Ruth Carman (nee Mosely). He was baptized on the 6th of December 1789 at Yalding, Kent

England, and was married on the 29th of October 1813 at Goudhurst, Kent, England. He married Mary Martha Mainwaring(sometimes pronounced


John and Mary Martha departed London and the Downs with six out of their nine children (3 died in England). They went on board the sailing ship 'Rajasthan', which sailed from the latter place on the 27th of October 1839, heading for South Australia. Captain Duncan Ritchie was the commanding officer, and he anchored the vessel at Holdfast Bay, on the 6th of February 1840.

In the village of Thebarton, John had purchased lots 43&44,and it was here the family settled. Mary Martha died here on the 24 th of December 1840,after a very long illness, and was buried in the West Terrace Cemetery. The ceremony being performed by Reverend James Farrell of the St . Johns Holy Trinity Church.

A Census was taken in 1841,and under Thebarton, the household of John Carman stated that there were seven males and two females in residence.

One of the extra males was one Richard Lambert(husband to Martha) ,but the

other one we can not be sure of. On the 22nd of March 1847,John finalised

the sale of lots 42&43 of Thebarton, because he had purchased section 6121 at Chain of Ponds. Here he resided until his death from a hernia, at his sons residence at North Gumeracha, on the 16th of March 1861 aged 71yr.

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Genealogy:Roger Walcot
Posted by: Geoffrey Lambert on Sep 19 2013 04:15

Rogerus Walcot de Walcot, Ar., m. Margareta fillia Davidis Lloyd ap Ll’nn ap Griffith de Mathuvar, Armigeri. Roger was probably born about 1420. Armiger means that Roger was the acknowleged bearer of a coat of arms, in this case the chess rook arms granted to John Walcot, above. Roger's son, Edward was surity for David Lloyd's nephew.

David Lloyd, 1395-1497, second son of Sir Griffith Vychan, c.1385-1447. "At a seat called Mathavarn, which in 1644 was destroyed by fire, resided the famous seer and bard of the 15th century, David Llwydd" (National Gazetteer, 1868). David Lloyd was the bard who told Henry Tudor that he would be victorious at Bosworth Field in 1485. A poem about Sir Griffith Vychan ap Griffith executed in 1447 for supporting the House of York, was written by David Lloyd of Mathavern: "For the man with the golden collar whom I loved best, the heart is pining. If, ...

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Family stories:Ferrers
Posted by: Geoffrey Lambert on Aug 5 2013 05:42
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Family stories:Charles Walcot, c. 1545-1596
Posted by: Geoffrey Lambert on Aug 5 2013 04:14
Carolus Walcot de Walcot in com. Salop, Ar.; m.(1) Margareta filia Johannis Isham, son to Roger; m. (2) Beatrixt fil Antho Gerling per filiam Tho. Seckford de com. Suff. Charles Walcot, c. 1545-1596, bur. Lydbury North; his father died while he was a minor, and Charles was a ward of Sir Henry Sidney, KG. He was a student at the Middle Temple. In 1571 and 1579 Charles Walcott S. of Llanfair-in-Bulith was sheriff of Breconshire. About 1570 the town of Bishop's Castle and surrounding lands became crown property and about 1573 the Crown land there was purchased by the Walcots. At that time a new town charter was granted with powers of self-government and the right to send two members to Parliament. Charles Walcot was one of the burgesses named in that charter. Charles was MP for Bishop's Castle in the Parliament of 1586 and 1588. He m. (1) Margaret Isham, dau. of John Isham by whom no children; m. (2) 1566 at Ludlow to Bea...

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Family stories:Thomas Walcot Rye House Plot
Posted by: Geoffrey Lambert on Aug 5 2013 04:11
Col. Thomas Walcott, 1625 Warwickshire. He purchased Ballyvarra Castle in 1655, and in 1659 was at Dunmurry; became a Puritan and Lt. Col. in the Parliamentary Army, serving in the Irish campaign. He had large estates at Croagh, Co. Limerick, Ireland, prior to 1662. In 1669 Thomas Walcott of Moyhill was assigned Dromoland Castle, in County Clare. He was executed in 1683 for his part in the Rye House Plot, a conspiracy to assassinate Charles II and his brother, James, Duke of York, as they traveled from the Newmarket races to London past Rye House in Hertfordshire. The plot was aborted but was betrayed to the government. His attainder was reversed in 1696 in favor of his eldest son, John. Thomas m. Jane Blayney, dau. Thomas Blayney and niece of Baron Blaney.
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