Charter of William de Stafford, 1324

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Charter of William de Stafford.

Grant by Stafford to Robert Stafford his younger son, of the messuage and land held by John of Cobden Edge in Mellor [Derbyshire].Witnesses: Richard Folejaumbe, Walter Waldesheft, Roger de Meluer, Robert le Ragged, Richard le Ragged.Mellor, 7 April 1324.

Administrative / Biographical History

William de Stafford seems to be been connected to the Staffords of Botham Hall, in the township of Mellor, North Derbyshire. His grandson William married Margaret, daughter of Peter de Mellor, bringing the Botham Hall estate into the family. He may also have been nephew of Edmond, created the first baron de Stafford in 1298.


Single item

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed to the library by Rev John Stirton, 1945


Call number used to be ms665.

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Parchment. 23x9cm. Foot-folded with seal tag. Seal in green wax.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database.

Conditions Governing Use

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