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Monday, September 5, 2011

Lord John de Neville & Maud de Percy

15211412. Lord John de Neville & 15211413. Maud de Percy

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]

1329, John born in England, heir & s/o 30422824. Ralph de Neville & 30422825. Alice de Audley.

~1330, Maud born in England, d/o 30422826. Henry de Percy & 30422827. Iodine de Clifford.

10/17/1346, John a captain under his father at the battle of Neville’s Cross against the invading Scots. Just west of Durham, the battle ended with the rout of the Scots and the capture of their King David II of Scotland.

10/1359, Edward, sailing from Sandwich to Calais with 1,100 ships, again invaded France, eventually taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre. Edward reached Paris, setting the suburbs on fire, before turning back to Brittany [Edward decided a siege of Paris was not feasible.]

1360, John knighted after he helped Sir Walter de Mauny in a skirmish at the barriers of Paris.

[––John & Maud––]

Bef. 1362, John married Maud.

9/1366, John, in the service of John of Gaunt, arrived in Bayonne, Gascony with 1000 archers and men at arms.

4/3/1367, John of Gaunt, joined with the Black Prince, crossed the Pyrenees mountains in winter, and won the battle of Najara, Spain. The English were supporting Pedro the Cruel of Castile, who was returned to the throne. An estimated 16,000 soldiers died in the battle.

1367, John age 38 at the death of his father.

2/24/1368, Johanni de Nevill de Raby, summoned to parliament. (S) The Peerages of England.

1368, Maud a legatee in the will of her brother Thomas, Bishop of Norwich.

4/1369, John invested as a Knight of the Garter.

1369, John de Nevill received letters of protection to accompany John of Gaunt on his expedition to the continent. (S) Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, V19, P120.

7/26/1369, John, Duke of Lancaster, landed at Calais and won the battle of Balingham Hill, part of the Caroline war, which allied England and Portugal against France and Spain. With little other success due to the weather, dwindling supplies, and the plague, they returned to England.

5/30/1370, Guy de Bryane is appointed admiral from the Thames westwards, and John de Neville of Raby from the Thames northward. (S) Syllabus in English of the Doc’s Relating to England, 1869, P454.

1/12/1373, John’s mother died.

6/12/1373, John a member of the army of John of Gaunt, appointed Captain-Gerneral in France, who led an expedition into France. John of Gaunt lost many soldiers in the mountains of Auvergne; and most of Guienne and Gascony were lost to the French.

7/8/1373, Delivery to John de Neville, knight, lord of Raby, of seisin of the manors of Baildon and Thornton in Creaven … (S) A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancienct Deeds, 1890, P237.

9/1/1374, Whereas Ralph de Nevill, late lord of Raby, deceased, granted the manor of Houton … to Robert de Nevill, his son, in tail male, and on the death of Robert without heir male of his body John de Nevill, now lord of Raby, son and heir of the said Ralph, entered into the said manors without due process … for 100s. paid by the said John, has pardoned … granted that he may retain the premises … licence for him to grant the said manor of Houton to Robert de Knolles and Constance his wife for life, … (S) CPRs.

10/10/1374, John de Nevill, knight, lord of Raby, by letters patent of John, duke of Brittany, earl of Monford and Richemond, and Joan his wife … granted for life the office of governor of the county of Richmond. (S) CPRs, 4/22/1381.

4/1376–7/1376, During the Good Parliament, John, Steward of the Royal Household, attempting to intercede for William Latimer, exposed himself to impeachment. John ultimately was the subject of a special peitition for removal from office.

1376, John conveyed the manor of Anyho in fee to Sir John Arundel, chivaler, senior. (S) The Topographer and Genealogist, Nichols, 1858, P247.

7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

1377, John Governor of Bamborough castle.

8/4/1377, Lord Jn. Neville of Raby summoned to the 1st parliament of Richard II.

Bef. 2/18/1378, Maud died.


6/8/1378, John de Neville of Raby granted a market and fair at Clavering, Essex and Sheriff Hutton, North Riding, Yorkshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

1379, John built Raby castle. (S) The Antiquary, V10, 1884, P109.

3/20/1380, Gilbert Umfravill, earl of Angos, Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, John de Nevill of Raby, … to array and equip all the men in the county between the ages of 16 and 60 … to resist foreign invastion. (S) CPRs.

[––John & Elizabeth––]

Bef. 10/19/1381, John married 2nd Elizabeth de Latimer, d/o William, 4th Lord Latimer. [1 son, 1 daughter]

12/14/1381, Commission … to preserve the peace, with power to arrest … to put down rebels with armed force … John, duke of Lancaster, Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, John de Nevill of Raby, Roger de Clifford, Ralph, baron of Greystoke and Hugh de Dacre, in the county of Cumberland. (S) CPRs.

4/26/1382, Licence for John de Nevill of Raby, knight, to enclose with a wall of stone and lime and crenellate a plot in his own ground at Shireshoton, co. York, and make a castle thereof. (S) CPRs.

7/5/1382, Grant and commitment to John, lord de Nevill,—on a petition from him and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and heir of William de Latymer, 'chivaler,' who held of the king in chief, shewing that, although the said Elizabeth is of full age … (S) CFRs.

3/22/1383, Grant to John de Nevill, lord of Raby, of the custody of the land and the marriage of the heir of Henry ap Griffith, knight, and Joan his wife, both deceased … (S) CPRs.

5/8/1384, IPM of Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Latymer, knight. Norfolk: She held the under-mentioned manor jointly with the said William, her late husband, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to her right heirs, by grant of Maud sometime the wife of John Bouttetourte. Kerbrok. The manor … She died on 11 April last. Elizabeth daughter of William Latymer, the younger, wife of Sir John de Nevill, lord of Raby, aged 26 years and more, is her heir. (S) CIsPM.

8/31/1386, John wrote his will, 500 marks shall be distributed, “inter servientes meos, viz. Armigeros, Valettos, et Garciones”. (S) Wills and Inventories Illustrative of the History, Raine, 1835, P38.

1386-7, “Grantor: John. Lord of Nevill; Grantee: Lady Alice Deyncourt, his daughter; … Grant of the wardship of the lands late of William Deyncourt, her husband; Counties: Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.” (S) UKNA.

7/28/1388, Sir John de Nevill, lord Nevill of Raby, summoned to parliament. (S) The Royal Lineage of Our Nobel and Gentle Families, V1, 1883, P11.

10/17/1388, John, 3rd Lord Neville of Raby, died; buried near Maud in the South Aisle of the Nave of Durham Cathedral.

10/23/1388, Writ for IPM of John de Nevill of Raby, ‘chivaler’ in Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmoreland ; York ; Lincoln ; Bedford and Buckingham ; Essex and Hertford ; London ; duchy of Lancaster ; Northampton ; Norfolk and Suffolk ; Newcastle-upon-Tyne. (S) CFRs.


Elizabeth married 2nd Lord Robert de Willoughby (7605684, his 2nd).


(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P618. (S) Wills and Inventories Illustrative of the History, Raine, 1835, P38.

Family notes:

·         “Alesiam uxorem domini de Bayncote, Matillidem nuptam Willelmo de Scrope, Radulphus, Ydoniam, Alienoram uxorem Radulphi de Lumley, Thomam dominum de Furnival" children of "Johannem dominum de Neuille" and his wife "Matillidem filiam Henrici domini de Percy.” (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.

Children of John and Maud: [2 sons, 5 daughters]

i. Alice de Neville (3802837), born ~1360 in England.

ii. Ralph de Neville (7605706), born 1364 in England.