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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lord Ralph de Neville & Alice de Audley

30422824. Lord Ralph de Neville & 30422825. Alice de Audley

~1291, Ralph born in England, s/o 60845648. Ranulph de Neville & 60845649. Eupheme de Clavering.

~1305, Alice born in England, d/o 60845650. Hugh de Audley & 60845651. Iseult de Mortimer.

[––Alice & Ralph de Greystoke––]

Alice 1st married to Baron Ralph de Greystoke.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

1311, Ralph de Neville summoned to serve in Scotland.

1318, Ralph’s older brother Robert killed at Berwick. Ralph, younger brother of Robert was captured. (S) Hall of Lawford Hall, Nichols, 1891, P40.

9/7/1319, Ralph de Neville fought in Scotland. King Edward besieged Berwick-upon-Tweed. He had not brought siege engines and had to have them brought by ship. Learning of the invasion of York and the defeat at Myton of the Archbishop, Edward abandoned the siege and returned to England.

2/14/1322, Ralph ordered by the King to join him at Coventry to oppose Thomas, Earl of Lancaster.

3/10/1322, Edward defeated the forces of Earl Thomas of Lancaster [his cousin, grandson of Henry III] at the river Trent.

3/10-16/1322, King Edward defeated the forces of Earl Thomas of Lancaster at the Battle of Burton Bridge [aka Boroughbridge], on the river Trent, northwest of York. Thomas held the bridge blocking the King’s return from Wales. King Edward forded the river at Walton-on-Trent, flanked Thomas, and captured him. The royalist forces were defending their position with dismounted men-at-arms and archers against an attacking calvary.

7/14/1323, Ralph de Greystoke died.

[––Ralph & Alice––]

1/14/1326, Ralph de Nevill married Alice.

1326, Ralph, Steward of the King’s Household, was given custody Thomas de Berkeley, implicated in the death of King Edward II.

1/14/1327, Licence, at the request of Hugh de Audele, for Alesia late the wife of Ralph de Greystok, tenant in chief, to marry Ralph de Nevyll. (S) CPRs.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1327, Thomas de Berkeley was arrested and put into the custody of Ralph de Neville for possibly being involved in the death of King Edward II.

1331, Ralph age 40 at the death of his father.

6/3/1331, at Norwich, Ralph de Nevill, steward of the household, … deputed to make an end of the disputes between the burgesses of Great Yarmough and John of Brittany, earl of Richmond. (S) CPRs.

10/4/1331, Ralph de Neville requested confirmation of previously issued charters. (S) CPRs.

1/25/1332, Grant to Ralph de Nevill, steward of the household, that the manor of Eure, co. Buckingham, now held for life by Hawisia late the wife of John de Claveryng, shall remain to him in fee … (S) CPRs.

2/1/1332, Exemplification … for the release of Hugh son of Hugh le Despenser they younger, and the discharge of his mainpernors, Eble Lestraunge, Ralph Basset, … Richard Talbot, … Ralph de Nevil, … and Robert de Thorp. (S) CPRs.

1333, Ralph and Alice received a papal indult of plenary remission.

8/4/1333, Commission to Ralph de Nevill and Geoffrey le Scrope in the county of Cumberland, to hear the complaints of J. bishop of Carlisle and Anthony de Lucy of the one part and Ranulph de Dacre of the other part touching dissensions which have arisen … (S) CPRs.

1334-5, Ralph de Neville fought in Scotland.

11/25/1334, King Edward, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, again invaded Scotland, advancing as far as Roxburgh, where he repaired the castle for his use.

1335, King Edward going into Scotland in support of Edward Balliol. The Scots refused to meet the large force in open battle. King Edward instead ravaged towns throughout Scotland.

7/13/1338, Appointment, on the advice of the council, of William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, Richard, earl of Arundel, and Ralph de Nevyll, to attended Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, the king’s first-born son, as members of his council. (S) CPRs.

4/10/1340, Commission to Ralph de Nevill, … the king of late learning that … indicted of homicides, larcenies … commanded Hugh de Hastynges, … keepers of the peace … to take and imprison all persons guilty … and that by pretext of such mandate these have taken … and imprisoned them in York castle, … (S) CPRs.

5/15/1342, “The king greets … when William de Roos, son of our beloved and faithful William de Roos of Helmsley, marries Margaret, daughter of our beloved and faithful Ralph de Neville, William the son is of so young an age that he cannot consent to the marriage. Therefore a divorce between him and Margaret could possibly by chance occur in the future, and William’s marriage could belong to us if his father, who holds of us in chief, died during his minority. … we have granted him [Ralph de Neville] of our gift whatever belongs or could belong to us in the aforesaid marriage. … Witnessed by the king at Westminster. (S) Women of the English Nobility, Ward, 1995, P37.

4/7/1344, John de Wylughby, lord of Eresby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Nevill, lord of Raby, knight, £600 … (S) CCRs.

8/20/1346, Proclamation of array, archbishop of York, Henry de Percy and Ralph de Neville to command the forces in the north. (S) English Hertiage Battlefield Report, Neville’s Cross, 1995.

10/17/1346, While Edward III was fighting in France, Ralph command a division, with his son John, at the victory of Neville’s Cross against the invading Scots. King David II was captured and ransomed for 100,000 marks.

9/1347, Donkal Makduel [Duncan Macdowell], a captured Scot, handed over to Henry de Percy and Ralph de Neville at York castle. (S) The Anonimalle Chronicle, Galbraith, 1970, P159.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

1357, Wardship of Philip le Despenser given to Ralph de Nevill for the remaining 6 years of Philip’s minority for 200 marks a year. (S) CPRs, 6/19/1357.

9/6/1357, Henry, Lord Percy and Ralph, Lord Neville, appointed as representatives of the Black Prince to a treaty between his father the King and the nobles of Scotland. (S) Britannia Biographies.

10/8/1363, Henry de Percy, ‘le fitz,’ going beyond seas, has letters nominating Ralph de Nevill … (S) CPRs.

8/5/1367, Ralph, 2nd Lord Neville of Raby, died.

8/21/1367, Writ for IPM of Ralph de Nevill. Suffolk: Blibourgh. The manor … He died on 5 August last. John de Nevill, his son, aged 38 years and more, is his heir. London: Parish of St. Olave in Sylverstrete. A tenement in the corner of Mugwellestrete on the west side. Essex: Claveryngge. The manor … Lincoln: … [held 8+ knights’ fees] … Norfolk: … Northampton: Aynho. The manor … Newcastle upon Tyne: A messuage … Cumberland: £51 7s 1/2d of a certain rent in the county called cornage payable at the Assumption for the whole year. … Northumberland: Corbrigg. A yearly rent of £40 … Wollore. A yearly rent of £20 … Neuburn. The manor … York: Sutton in Galtres. The manor … Shirefhoton. The manor … [many misc. lands and messuages] … (S) CIsPM.


1/12/1375, Alice died; both buried at Durham Cathedral.

1/21/1375, Alesia late the wife of Ralph de Nevill. Bedford: Wyboldeston. A third part of two-thirds of a messuage, … She held them as her dower … The said Ralph [de Graistok] now baron, aged 22 years and more, is her heir. York: Grymthorp. The manor, held in dower of the inheritance of Ralph baron of Craystok … Thornton in the Moor. A free tenant, 7 messuages and 14 bovates, 5 cottages … Cracall. 16 bovates, an oven with a brewhouse, held in dower by the death of Ralph de Nevill, her last husband, of the inheritance of the present John de Nevill, knight. … [multiple such property lists] … [Raskelf.] The manor … Crakhall. The manor, … She died on 12 January last. John de Nevill, aged 40 years and more, is her next heir to the premises. Westmoreland: … Cumberland: … Northumberland: … (S) CIsPM.

5/20/1375, Order to deliver to Ralph, baron of Greystok, the lands which Alesia late the wife of Ralph de Nevill and sometime the wife of Ralph, late baron of Greystok, held in dower of his inheritance after the death of his grandfather, the said Ralph late baron, Alesia's first husband ; as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P617.

Child of Ralph de Greystok and Alice:

i. William de Greystok, born by 1323 in England.

2/24/1328, Ratification of the grant by Hugh de Audele to Ralph de Nevill of the wardship and marriage of William, son and heir of Ralph de Greystok, previously granted to Hugh. (S) CPRs.

By 1375, William died leaving a son Ralph as his heir.

Children of Ralph de Nevill and Alice: [6 sons, 4 daughters]

i. John de Neville (15211412), born 1329 in England.

ii. Margaret de Neville (7605293), born ~1335 in England.

iii. Katherine de Nevill, born ? in England.

Katherine married William de Dacre, s/o Baron Randolph de Dacre & Margaret de Multon.