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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Baron Ralph de Sudeleye & Lady Emma de Beauchamp

 486787712. Baron Ralph de Sudeleye & 486787713. Lady Emma de Beauchamp

~1145, Ralph born in England, s/o §§Baron John de Sudeley (b.~1120) & Lady Grace de Tracy (b~1125).

~1151, Emma born in England, d/o 243393920. Baron William de Beauchamp & 243393921. Lady Maud de Braose.

10/25/1154, Henry II succeeded Stephen as King of England.

~1168, Ralph de Sudeleye married Emma de Beauchamp. The manor of Broughton and Fairfield, of the barony of Elmley, was given to Ralph as Emma’s portion. [Ralph’s ggs Bartholomew de Sudeley (60848464, fl.1265-80) held the manor of William de Beauchamp without service because it was given in free marriage to his ancestors.] (S) Hist. of Worcester, V3, 1913, Belbroughton.

Bef. 1189, Ralph de Sudley founded an Augustine priory at Erdbury [Warwick], in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (S) Topo. Dic. of England, Lewis, 1848, Chilmark-Chingford.

12/12/1189, Ralph with King Richard I departed England on the 3rd Crusade.

9/22/1190, King Richard’s army arrived at Sicily.

5/1191, Richard captured Cyprus, which he would use as a supply base for his forces.

6/5/1191, Richard set sail for Acre.

6/1191, When the English arrved, the French forces were already besieging the city. Seige engines were launching objects at walls, troops were trying to fill in the moat, and other troops were tunneling under the walls.

7/21/1191, Acre fell.

9/5/1191, The crusader forces defeated Saladin at the battle of Arsuf.

8/1/1192, Richard conducted a sea assault on Jaffa, which had been recaptured by Saladin.

9/2/1192, King Richard made a 3-year truce with Saladin.

1192, Ralph died returning to England.

Family notes:

§§John de Sudeley (b.~1120), s/o §§Baron Harold de Ewias (b.~1095). (S) FMG.

§§Grace de Tracy d/o §§Baron Henry de Traci of Barnstaple. (S) The Patrician, V6, Burke, 1848, P153.

Child of Ralph and Emma:

i. Ralph de Sudleye (243393856), born ~1170 in England.

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