Anne of Gloucester

Anne of Gloucester, Countess of Stafford (30 April 1383 16 October 1438) was the eldest daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester, and Eleanor de Bohun.

Anne of Gloucester
Countess of Stafford
Countess of Eu
Born30 April 1383
Died16 October 1438(1438-10-16) (aged 55)
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Thomas Stafford, 3rd Earl of Stafford
(m. 1390; his death 1392)

Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford
(m. 1398; his death 1403)

William Bourchier, Count of Eu
(m. 1405; his death 1420)
IssueHumphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham
Anne Stafford, Countess of March
Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex
Eleanor Mowbray, Duchess of Norfolk
William Bourchier, 9th Baron FitzWarin
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier
John Bourchier, 1st Baron Berners
FatherThomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester
MotherEleanor de Bohun


Anne was born on 30 April 1383 and was baptised at Pleshey, Essex, sometime before 6 May. Her uncle, John of Gaunt, ordered several payments to be made in regards to the event.[1]

Her father was the youngest son of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. Her mother was Eleanor de Bohun, the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, and Joan Fitzalan. Her mother was also a great-great-granddaughter of Edward I.

Marriage with Thomas Stafford, 3rd Earl of Stafford

Anne married three times. Her first marriage was to Thomas Stafford, 3rd Earl of Stafford (1368 - 4 July 1392), and took place around 1390. The couple had no children. After her husband's death, Anne married his younger brother Edmund.

Issue of Anne and Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford

On 28 June 1398, Anne married Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford (2 March 1378 21 July 1403). They had three children together:

Issue of Anne and William Bourchier, Count of Eu

In about 1405, Anne married William Bourchier, 1st Count of Eu (d. 1420), son of Sir William Bourchier and Eleanor of Louvain, by whom she had the following children:

Anne died on 16 Oct 1438 and was buried at Llanthony Priory, Monmouthshire.



  1. The Complete Peerage, sourced from Camden, 3rd series, Vol.57, pp.258-260 (1937)
  • Rawcliffe, Carole (2008). "Anne of Woodstock, countess of Stafford (c. 1382–1438), noblewoman". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online). doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/54430. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019.
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