A table (obviously of late composition because of the language), hanging in Stone priory at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, names "Nicholas" as son of “Robert”, son of Hervey. A writ after the death of "Beatrice late the wife of Peter Corbet of Caus", dated "30 Aug 21 Edw III", names "Thomas Corbet…from whom issued Peter, Alice the elder daughter and Emma the younger", that "Alice" married "Robert de Staff[ord]" and "from them issued Nicholas who was her heir" and "from him came Edmund who had issue the present Ralph de Staff[ord]". 1
695. Nicholas baron of Stafford, deceased.
Writ of certiorari, on the complaint of Philomena late the wife of Hugh de Salte, that on the death of the said Hugh the said Nicholas had unjustly ejected her from a tenement in Bradelegh which the said Hugh and she had held of the said Nicholas of free marriage, and that the said Nicholas having died pending an assize of novel disseisin, the escheator had taken the said tenement, with those of the said Nicholas, into the king's hand, 26 Jan. 16 Edw. I. [1287/8]
Stafford. Inq. Wednesday the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, 16 Edw. I.
Bradeleye. One Vynus de Saut enfeoffed Philomena, daughter of Thomas de Kersewell, in free marriage with Hugh his son of a free tenement there, to be held in chief of the aforesaid Nicholas; which they held until the said Hugh's death, and fifteen days after the said Nicholas ejected the said Philomena, and held the same from the feast of St. Margaret to that of St. Matthew, 15 Edw. I, and died pending the said assize &c. as abovesaid.
C. Edw. I. File 52. (4.) 2
790. Nicholas, Baron of Stafford.
Writ of certiorari super vero valore of the manor of Stafford, which by reason of the minority of the son and heir of the said Nicholas was taken into the king's hand, and is in the hand of William de Gerlande, the king's yeoman (valetti), by the king's grant, 27 July, 18 Edw. I. 
Stafford. Extent made at Stalbrok in Dotinton on Friday after St. Denis, 18 Edw. I.
The castle near Stafford. The manor (extent given) including ½ carucate land at Bradeley, 4l. 13s. 4d. rent of the mills of Stafford, and fishery of the pond of Le Brodhe.
C. Edw. I. File 58. (6.) 2