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  • ID: I47729
  • Name: Margaret Stafford
  • Prefix: Lady
  • Sex: F
  • Death: 25 AUG 1537 in Smithfield, Middlesex
  • Cause: Burnt at the stake
  • Note: 1 2

    Married William Cheney (d abt 1534).
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    Lesser rebellions prospered for a while. Foremost among the leaders of these were the Bulmers, one of whom had had the command of Norham Castle.
    Sir John Bulmer brought with him to the camp a dangerous and fanatical woman, named Margaret Cheyne, his paramour, and a bastard daughter of the Duke of Buckingham, whom Henry VIII. had beheaded. When the first pilgrimage failed, and the news came that Cromwell was not disgraced, that no parliament was to be held at York, and that the king would place garrisons in Newcastle, Scarborough, and Hull, the Bulmers, urged on by this wild woman and Adam Sedburgh, Abbot of Jervaulx, and the Abbot of Fountains, resolved on a new pilgrimage. Thomas and Ingram Percy had been deprived of their command in the North by Earl Henry, and were ready for any desperate effort. They defied the king's new lieutenant, and prepared for a fresh outbreak. As Norfolk's army approached, the rebels seized Beverley, and Sir Francis Bigod [Bulmer?s nephew?] prepared to fight for the old order of things; but Yorkshire was afraid of the king's power, and a vain attempt on Chillingham Castle, and another on Hull, led to total ruin. A few days more, and the ringleaders were all arrested and packed in the Tower. Aske*, Darcy, Bigod, Sir Thomas Percy, the Abbot of Jervaulx, Sir John Bulmer, all perished at Tyburn, and Margaret Cheyne was burnt in Smithfield.
    * Apparently Aske was was hanged at York.
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    She is often referred to as Lady Bulmer, but the above seems to suggest she was a mistress.Page: The TowerPage: Tadcaster
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  • Change Date: 13 SEP 2006



    Father: Edward Stafford b: 3 FEB 1478 in Brecknock Castle, Brecknockshire
    Mother: Mistress of Edward Buckingham

    Marriage 1 John Bulmer b: 1491

      Sources:
      1. Type: Book
        Periodical: Old and New London
        Author: Walter Thornbury
        Date: 1898
      2. Text: www.oldtykes.co.uk
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