Ralph of Neville

Ralph of Neville

Male 1364 - 1425  (~ 61 years)

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  • Name Ralph of Neville 
    Born cir 1364  Raby Castle, Staindrop-Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Oct 1425  Raby Castle, Staindrop-Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • A Knight of the Garter, and supporter of King Henry IV of England, he was the son of John de Neville and Maud Percy. His first wife (1382) was Margaret Stafford, daughter of Sir Hugh Stafford and Philippa de Beauchamp. On November 29, 1396, he married as his second wife Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster(son of Edward III) and Katherine de Roet (better known as Katherine Swynford). He had nine children by Margaret Stafford. He had fourteen children by Joan Beaufort. The character of Westmoreland in William Shakespeare's play Henry V is based on de Neville. It has been claimed by Brenda James and Professor William Rubinstein that de Neville's great-great-grandson, Sir Henry Neville wrote the works of William Shakespeare. (Wikipedia)

      Ralph Nevill, son of Maud Percy, 4th Baron, Lord of Raby, Governor of Carlisle 1386, Warden of the Forests north of Trent 1389. Constable of the Tower of London 1398. Created in full Parliament to dignity of Earl of Westmoreland December 21, 1398, by Richard II. He was summoned to Parliament 1389-1396. This nobleman took an active and leading part in the political drama of his day and sustained it with more than ordinary ability. His lordship was of the privy council to King Richard and had much favour from that monarch, yet he was one of the most active in raising Henry of Lancaster to the throne as Henry IV, and was rewarded by the new King in the first of his reign, with a grant of the county and honour of Richmond for life and with the great office of Earl Marshal of England. Soon after this he stoutly resisted the Earl of Northumberland in his rebellion and forced the Percies (who were Earls of Northumberland), who had advanced as far as Durham to fall back upon Prudhoe when the Battle of Shrewsbury ensued, in which the gallant Hotspur (Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland) and his mother's nephew) was killed, sustained so signal a defeat and closed his impetuous career. The only rival of the Nevills in the north were the Percies, whose power was thus broken at Shrewsbury. Ralph Nevill, Earl of Westmoreland, married 1st Margaret, daughter of Hugh Stafford, 2nd Joane de Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford, son of Edward III. Joane was half sister to King Henry IV. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 834)

      In 1380, in his sixteenth year, he entered the service, in the French expedition under the King's uncle, Thomas of Woodstock, Earl of Buckingham, afterwards Duke of Gloucester, who knighted him. In 1384 he was associated with his father in receiving the last instalments of David Bruce's ransom. In 1385 he was appointed joint governor of Castile, with the eldest son of Lord Clifford. On the death of his father in 1388, at the age of twenty-four, he became Baron of Raby. On the 24th of May, 1389, he was made warden of the royal forests north of Trent. The following year he was employed in negotiations with Scotland. (Dunham Genealogy English and American Branches of the Dunham Family)
    Person ID I148680  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2007 

    Father Ancestors John of Neville,   b. 1328, Raby Castle, Staindrop-Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1388  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Maud of Percy,   b. cir 1330, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1378, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Jul 1357 
    Family ID F59338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Margaret of Stafford,   b. cir 1364, Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1396, Raby Castle, Staindrop-Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 1382 
    Children 
    +1. Alice de Neville,   b. 1385
    +2. Margaret de Neville,   b. Jun 1396, Raby Castle, Staindrop-Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1480, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    +3. Eleanor de Neville,   b. 1398, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1472, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +4. Richard Neville,   b. 1400, Raby Castle, Staindrop-Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1460, Pontrefract, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Family ID F59337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors Joan de Beaufort,   b. 12 May 1375, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1440, Howden, East Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Katherine Neville,   b. 1399, Raby Castle, Staindrop-Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1478, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. George Neville,   b. cir 1407, Raby Castle, Staindrop-Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1469, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    Family ID F214355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1425 - Raby Castle, Staindrop-Brancepeth, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
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