Stafford, John (1413 - 1452)

Born / Died

Birth Date: before 1413
Death Date: 1452-05-25

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Archdeacon, Salisbury Diocese 1419-9-9 1420
Dean, Court of Arches, England 1419 n.d.
Chancellor, Salisbury Diocese 1420-10-30 1422
Keeper of the Privy Seal, England 1420/1-2-25 1422
Dean, London 1422-12-18 1424
Treasurer of the Exchequer, England 1422-12-18 1426
Dean, Diocese of Bath and Wells 1423-9-9 1424
Bishop, Diocese of Bath and Wells by 1424-12-19 (date elected) 1443-05-13 (date translated to Archbishopric) Temporalities restored 12 May 1425; consecrated 27 May 1425
JP, Somerset 1427 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Somerset 1428 n.d.
JP, Somerset 1428/9 n.d.
JP, Hampshire 1429 n.d.
JP, Somerset 1431 n.d.
JP, Hampshire 1431 n.d.
Chancellor of England, England 1431/2-2-25 1450
JP, Gloucestershire 1431/2 1433
JP, Somerset 1432/3 n.d.
JP, Hampshire 1435 n.d.
JP, Somerset 1435 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1435 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1437 1439
JP, Somerset 1438/9 1444
JP, Southampton 1439 1447
JP, Middlesex 1439 1440
Archbishop, Province of Canterbury 1443-5-13 (date translated) 1452-05-25 Temporalities restored 25 June 1443; enthroned 22 Sept. 1443
JP, Kent 1443 1444
JP, Sussex 1443/4 n.d.
JP, Surrey 1444 n.d.
JP, Middlesex 1444/5 n.d.
JP, Kent 1446 1447
JP, Somerset 1446/7 1449
JP, Wiltshire 1446/7 n.d.
JP, Surrey 1447/8 n.d.
JP, Middlesex 1449 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Kent 1450 n.d.
JP, Wiltshire 1450 1451
JP, Kent 1450 1451
JP, Sussex 1450 1452
JP, Somerset 1451 n.d.
JP, Southampton 1451/2 n.d.

Details of Properties

Residence

  • Dogmersfield, Hampshire
  • Stafford's Inn, Elden Lane, London (city-county)
    Acquired: by 1418
  • Croydon, Surrey
  • Lambeth Palace, Surrey
  • Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset
    Acquired: 1424
    Divested: 1443

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1448-1449 Lydd (Unknown), Lydd , Kent Archbishop of Canterbury & Lord Saye's Performer
Performance 1440-1440 Mayor's House, Exeter , Exeter (city-county) in Devon Chancellor's Minstrel
Performance 1448-1449 Hythe (Unknown), Hythe , Kent Lord Archbishop of Canterbury's Minstrel/s
Performance 1449-1450 New Romney (Unknown), New Romney , Kent Lord Archbishop of Canterbury's Minstrel/s
Performance 1450-1451 Dover (Unknown), Dover , Kent Lord Archbishop of Canterbury's Minstrel/s
Performance 1450-1452 Lydd (Unknown), Lydd , Kent Lord Archbishop of Canterbury's Performer
Performance 1445-1446 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Lord Archbishop's Harper
Performance 1448-1448 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Lord Archbishop's Harper
Performance 1444-1445 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Lord Archbishop's Minstrel
Performance 1446-1447 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Lord Archbishop's Minstrel
Performance 1446-1447 Chartham Manor, near Canterbury , Kent Lord Archbishop's Minstrel
Performance 1449-1449 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Lord Archbishop's Minstrel
Performance 1449-1449 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Lord Archbishop's Minstrel

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Archbishop of Canterbury & Lord Saye's Performer Stafford, John (1413 - 1452) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Chancellor's Minstrel Stafford, John (1413 - 1452) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Lord Archbishop of Canterbury's Minstrel/s Stafford, John (1413 - 1452) Entertainers/Minstrels 3
Lord Archbishop of Canterbury's Performer Stafford, John (1413 - 1452) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Lord Archbishop's Harper Stafford, John (1413 - 1452) Musicians 2
Lord Archbishop's Minstrel Stafford, John (1413 - 1452) Entertainers/Minstrels 5

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Bishop's Palace Somerset Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources