Margaret Stainforth

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Margaret Stainforth, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), married as one of his two possible wives, Sir Richard Tempest, Knt., son of Sir Richard Tempest, Knt. and Maria Talbot.1

It appears Sir Richard Tempest, Knt. probably had two wives, at least one of whom was Margaret Stainforth.The first wife (which may have been Margaret), "was taken by our Scots enemies. . . ." The abduction could have occurred anytime after 8 Rich II (1384/5) and probably closer to the date the event was recorded, 1 Hen IV (1399/1400). Further information about the abduction or it's outcome is lacking, and who was the mother of Richard's children is impossible to know with certainty.2,1,3


Sir Richard Tempest, Knt. b. 1356, d. 1430
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  1. [S2133] John R. Schuerman and Douglas Hickling, Tempest Wives and Daughters in the Late Medieval Period, 2006, Chris Phillips: (, downloaded Dec 2017), Part #3: Who was the Wife of Sir Richard Tempest (1356–1428)?, further cited as Tempest Wives and Daughters.
  2. [S2133] Schuerman and Douglas Hickling, Tempest Wives and Daughters, Part 4: Who Were the Parents of Isabel Tempest, Wife of Laurence Hamerton?
  3. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Five vols., Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 5:178 (Towneley 13), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.