Nicholas de Stafford1,2

M, b. circa 1076, d. circa 1138
FatherRobert de Tosni b. c 1036, d. Aug 1088
MotherAvice de Clare b. c 1058
     Nicholas de was born circa 1076 in Leicestershire, England, at Belvoir Castle. Nicholas married Maud Meolte of Chester circa 1100 in Staffordshire, England. Nicholas departed this life circa 1138 in Staffordshire, England.


Maud Meolte of Chester


  1. [S506] Note: Nicholas de Stafford, son of Robert de Stafford who is son of Robert Tonsie -
  2. [S1032] Falconer Maddan, The Gresleys of Drakelowe, Page 18 - Their issue was, Nicholas the eldest, and according to all previous accounts the only, son : but there is some reason for believing them to have had a younger son named Nigel de Stafford, see p. 18. The male line however of Nicholas' descendants died out after a few generations, for Nicholas, who married Maude Meolte daughter of the Earl of Chester, had an only son Robert (who married Avice and died in about 1176): and Robert left only three children, Robert and Nicholas who died without issue, the former in about 1193; and a daughter Millicent, who married Hervey Bagot; and the line of Barons and Earls of Stafford (from 1444 to 1521 also Dukes of Buckingham) is derived through this female heiress by a very chequered descent, having suffered three forfeitures and at least as many extinctions.