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PostSubject: Margaret Audley and Hugh Stafford   Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:45 pm

Margaret Audley, born sometime between 1318 and 1322, was the only child of Edward II's niece Margaret de Clare and her second husband Hugh Audley, court favourite of Edward II from about 1315 to 1320.

On the death of her elder half-sister Joan Gaveston in January 1325, Margaret became sole heir to her mother's third of the vast de Clare inheritance.

Ralph Stafford was born on 24 September 1301, so was about twenty years older than Margaret. He had two daughters by his first marriage. In March 1336, he abducted Margaret, and married her.

Margaret Audley Stafford died on 7 September 1347, in her mid to late twenties - two months before her father Hugh Audley. Ralph lived until 31 August 1372, not quite 71.

In this thread, I'll look at the children of this marriage and some of their descendants.

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