- Born: Trafford, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: After 1284, Trafford, Lancashire, England 1307
~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners, Vol. IV p. 248, living temp. Henry III 804
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 826
Apart from his acquisition of Stretford little is known of Richard de Trafford, whose son Henry in 1278 agreed to a partition of the family estates, taking as his share eight oxgangs of land, &c., in Stretford, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, and Withington [Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 154.]. Six years later Henry obtained a charter of free warren for his manors of Trafford and Stretford [Chart. R. 12 Edw. I (no. 77), m. 4, no. 24]. He was succeeded by his son Henry before 1292, in which year the younger Henry had a dispute with his brother Richard [Assize R. 408, m. 3 d.; Final Conc. i, 170].
'Townships: Stretford', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4, pp. 329-335
• Background Information. 1307
"Henry, eldest son of Richard, was alive in 1253, and obtained from the King in 1284 (12 Edw. I.) a charter of free warren in the territory of Trafford and Stretford [Cal. Rot. Chart. fol. 113, and Gregson's Fragments by Harland, p. 63]. This also appears from a record contained in a manuscript collection [Clam. de Quo Warranto, &c, fol. 180] of claims and pleas tried before Hugh Cressingham and others on the octaves of the Holy Trinity, June 24, 1291 (20 Edward I.), in the Chapter House, Westminster, and among the rolls of pleas of Quo Warranto and Rageman of the same place and date, is a record of the pleadings had upon this claim (Croston's Baines' Lancashire, vol. iii. p. 235).
"He probably took part in the Welsh Wars in 1282, for which urgent levies of men from Lancashire were repeatedly made [see Croston's Baines' Lancashire, vol. i. p. 107].
~A History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford in Mancester, p. 105