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Ralph de Neville

Male Abt 1291 - 1367  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Ralph de Neville  [1
    Born Abt 1291  of Raby, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Aug 1367  [2, 4, 5, 6
    Buried Durham Cathedral, Durham, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    Person ID I1704  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Ranulph de Neville,   b. 18 Oct 1262, of Raby, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1331  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Euphemia de Clavering,   b. Aft 1265,   d. Abt 1320  (Age < 53 years) 
    Married Bef 12 Mar 1281  [2
    Family ID F4093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice de Audley,   b. Abt 1300,   d. 12 Jan 1374, Greystoke, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Aft 14 Jan 1327  [1, 2, 3, 5, 7
    Children 
    +1. Margaret de Neville,   d. 11 May 1372
    +2. John de Neville,   b. Abt 1330,   d. 17 Oct 1388, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F2990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Ralph (de Neville), Lord Neville, 2nd but 1st surviving son, was aged 40 and more at his father's death. He was taken prisoner with his younger brothers at Berwick in 1319. He had begun his long career of public service and official work already in 1322, when he was constable of Warkworth Castle, and serving in the Marches under the Earl of Carlisle. In 1324 he was appointed with the Earl of Angus to escort the envoys of Robert Bruce to York, to treat of peace, and in 1325 commissioner to keep the truce in Northumberland. At the time of his father's death he was already steward of the King's household. In the following January he indented to serve Sir Henry Percy, and in July was commissioned to take over the keepership of the Forest beyond Trent. He was present at the surrender of Berwick Castle to Edward III, July 1333, and again with the King in Scotland in 1334 (June-October) and in the summer of 1335; joint commissioner, 1333 and 1334, to Edward Baliol's Parliament, to demand confirmation of covenants, and in 1334 Warden of the Scottish Marches, some time sole and some time with Percy; in the same year chief of the justices in eyre of the Forest (Notts and Yorks) for that turn; in 1335 he was made keeper of Bamburgh Castle for life, and by Mar. 1336/7 was a banneret. In July 1338 and June 1340 he was appointed on the Council of Prince Edward as Keeper of the Realm, and (by the Bishop) overseer of the keepers of the temporalities of the see of Durham during his absence on the King's service. He commanded the first division at the victory of Durham, or Nevill's Cross, 17 October 1346, where King David of Scotland was taken prisoner; and took part in the naval success against the Spaniards off Winchelsea, 29 Aug. 1350." [Complete Peerage]

      Unmentioned by CP, but he was educated at Oxford. He was the first layman to be buried at Durham Cathedral, in recognition of his role in the victory at Nevill's Cross.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    3. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    4. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    5. [S1480] The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England: A Medieval Heritage by Charles M. Hansen and Neil D. Thompson. Saline, Michigan: McNaughton and Gunn, 2012.

    6. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here., year only.

    7. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., "1326/7".