~1130, Ranulph in Stratford, Suffolk, England, younger s/o 94537778. Lord William de Glanville & 94537779. Beatrix de Sackville.
~1130, Bertha born in England, d/o §§Lord Theobald de Valoines of Parham. [Bertha sister of Maud de Valoignes – mother of Theobald Fitz Walter (189118212).]
~1148, Ranulph married Bertha, receiving the land of Brochous from her father [where Ranulph founded the priory of Butley.]
By 1154, Ranulf witnessed a charter of Nigel, Bishop of Ely.
12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.
1155, Hervey de Glanville and Ranulph de G. witnessed the foundation charter of Snapes, Essex. (S) Norman People and Their Existing Descendants, 1874, P182.
1156-8, Richard de Anesty, appearing in court in London at Windsor, ‘sends off for Randulf de Glanville ‘special’. [Richard won his suit.] (S) Law Quarterly Review, Vs26-30, Pollock, 1914, P472.
Bef. 1159, Ranulf witnessed charters of King Stephen’s son William.
1160, Ranulf de Glaville, a ‘consultant’ [before holding an office.] (S) History of the English Bar, Cohen, 2005, P84.
9/1163, Bertram de Bulmer gave up the office of sheriff of York, succeeded by Ranulf de Glanville.
1164, Ranulph, Exchequer of Warwick and Leicester; Sheriff of York.
1166, Everard, s/o Robert de Ros, a minor, in the custody of Ranulf de Glanville. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, V10, Farrer, 1955, P160.
1169, Hubert Walter, dean of York [died 1205], founded a Premonstratene house at West Dereham ‘for the salvation of his own soul, … of Ranulph de Glanville and Bertha his wife, who educated and brought him up.’ (S) Giraldi Cambrensis Opera, Giraldus, 1863, P21.
1170, at Chinon in Touraine, A charter of King Henry II to the priory of Coverham, Yorkshire, withnessed by Theobald Walter and Ranulf de Glanville.
1171, Ranulf de Glanville founded the Augustinian priory of Buttele.
12/28/1171, Archbishop Thomas Becket murdered at Canterbury cathedral.
1172, Ranulf de Glanville, while stating that he had not yet ascertained the number of knights of the honour of Richmond, collected the sum of £176 12s 1d for the scutage of Ireland. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, V5, Farrer, 1936, P9.
1173, Queen Eleanor put into Ranulph’s custody at Winchester [where she would remain for 16 years.]
7/11/1174, Ranulph commanding forces at the Battle of Alnwick when King William of Scotland was taken prisoner. King William surrendered to Ranulf, and was taken to Newcastle.
1175, Ranulph, Sheriff of Lancashire; and Justice Itinerant in 13 counties.
8/10/1175 at York, King Henry held his court. In attendance were Prince Henry, King William of Scotland, King William’s brother David of Huntingdon, and many nobles of Scotland who do homage. King Henry issued a charter to St. Clements nunnery at York witnessed by Earl William de Mandeville; Richard de Luci; Richard de Humet, constable; Ranulf de Glanvill; Reginald de Curtene; Thomas Basset; Hugh de Cressi; and Thomas Bardulf.
1176, Ranulph succeeded his older brother Bartholomew to the barony.
1176, Ranulf sent as an ambassador to the Count of Flanders.
1176-77, Ranulf allowed to keep over £1,500 in cash, silver plate, and horses he acquired in his duties as sheriff of Yorkshire.
1177, Ranulph, Sheriff of Westmoreland; sent with Walter de Constantiis on embassy to the Earl of Flanders.
1178, Ranulf became a member of King Henry’s ‘inner’ council.
3/1179 at Gloucester, Ranulph de Glanvill witnessed the king’s confirmation of the foundation of Westwood abbey by Richard de Luci.
1179, King Henry II granted Ranulf de Glavill land with houses in York. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, V1, Farrer, 1932, P254.
1179, at the Council of Windsor, Ranulph selected a Justice of the Common Pleas in the Curia Regis at Westminister; replacing Richard de Lucy.
1180, Ranulph, Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire; appointed Chief Justice by King Henry II. The king’s judges were active in the shires, and any free man deprived of his land could appeal to the royal court.
1181, Ranulf, lord Chief Justice, undertook the ‘fixing’ of law in England through his ‘Tractatus de Legibus et consuetudinibus.’ (S) Translation of Glanville, Glanville, 1900, P27.
3/1182, King Henry II embarks from Portsmouth for Barfleur, leaving Ranulph de Glanvill as Viceroy. [Prince John left in the tutelage of Ranulf de Glanville.]
6/1182, Ranulph attacks the Welsh after they attacked a border castle under construction.
1182, Theobald Walter witnessed Ranulf de Glanvill’s founding of the abbey of Leystone. [Theobald Walter married Bertha’s sister Maud.] ‘John, son of the Lord the King’ also attested.
1183, Ranulph, Sheriff of Worcester.
1183, Ranulph traveled with John, count of Mortain, to Normandy.
1184, Ranulf presided at the Aula Regis in the city of Worcester.
11/30/1184 in London, Ranulf, representing King Henry, involved in the election of the archbishop of Canterbury.
1/25/1185, Fine arranging the division of the inheritance of William de Say made before Ranulf de Glanville, Robert Marmiun, … Hugh Bardolf, … (S) Pleas Before the King, V3, 1952, P-IXIX.
2/7/1185, Ranulf held a council whith refused the Pope’s envoy to levy a contribution.
1185-89, Isabel de Clare [future wife of Regent William Marshall] lived in London in the wardship of justiciar, Ranulf de Glanville. (S) Ideals and Practice of Medieval Knighthood II, Harper-Bill, 1988, P17.
9/1186, Ranulf sent by King Henry to King Philip of France to negotiate a truce.
2/1187 at Clarendon, Hugh Bardulf, Dapiferi, attested a royal charter in favour of Ranulf de Glanvill.
7/1187, Ranulf traveled to Radnor, Wales, to raise forces for King Henry in Normandy.
1887-89, Ranulf’s named associated with the production of the law book “Tractaus de legisbus ...”
2/11/1188 at Geddington, Charter of King Henry to the church of Bungay. Witnesses … Earl William of Sussex; Earl David, brother of the King of Scots; Rannulf de Glanville; William de Humez; Walter fitz Robert; Seher de Quinci; William Marshall; … Richard de Camville; … (S) Hugh de Puiset – Bishop of Durham, Scammell, P284, 2011.
7/6/1189, a Thursday, King Henry died.
1189, Ranulph an executor of King Henry II’s will.
11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England. Ranulfus de Glanvil, justitiarius Angliae, attended the coronation. (S) Chronicle of the Reigns of Henry II and Richard I, 1867, P80. [Ranulph’s brother Gerard also attended.]
1190, Ranulph, leaving on crusade, distributed his lands to his 3 daughters.
4/11/1190, Ranulph in Normandy with King Richard I attested to a royal charter.
12/1190, Dispatched to assist at the siege of Acre, Ranulph and other crusaders arrived at Tyre where Archdeacon Baldwin was killed 1st, then later Ranulph.
(S) The Judges of England, Foss, P376. (S) Court Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878. (S) Life of James Duke of Ormond, Carte, 1851. (S) Records of the Anglo-Norman House of Glanville, Richards, 1882. (S) Who’s Who, Tyerman, 1996, P235-7.
Children of Ranulph and Bertha:
i. Maud de Glanville (973529273), born ~1150 In England [Eldest daughter.]
ii. Helewise de Glanville (973530377), born ~1160 in England.