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  • ID: I31469
  • Name: Ralph de Neville 1st Earl of WESTMORELAND
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1364 in Raby Castle, County Durham
  • Event: Title (Facts Pg) 1388 Became 4th Baron Neville of Raby
  • Burial: Staindrop, County Durham
  • Death: 21 OCT 1425 in Raby Castle,County Durham
  • Event: Title (Facts Pg) 29 SEP 1397 Created 1st Earl of Westmorland
  • Note:
    He was knighted by Thomas of Woodstock, during the French expedition of 1380. In 1388, following the death of his father, he
    became the fourth Baron Neville de Raby. In 1391, Neville was put on the commission that undertook the duties of Constable in the place of Gloucester and was repeatedly engaged in negotiations with the Scots.
    On 29 September 1397, due to his support towards Richard II, against the Lords Appellant, Neville was created the 1st Earl of Westmorland. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor before 4 December 1399. In 1403, he was made a Knight of the Garter, taking the place left vacant by the death of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York.
    Neville was a supporter of King Henry IV who endowed him with the honour and lordship of Richmond for life. Like the first lords of Richmond and Peter II of Savoy before him, Ralph was endowed with Richmond, but without the title.
    In the later part of his career, Neville was mainly engaged with defence of the northern border in his capacity as warden of the west march. In 1415, for example, he decisively defeated an invading Scottish army at the Battle of Yeavering. In 1422, he was a member of the Council of Regency during the minority of King Henry VI.
    Neville was a great church builder, curious flat headed windows being peculiar to the churches on Neville manors. A fine alabaster tomb was erected to his memory in St Mary's Staindrop Church, close by Raby Castle, where his effigy in armour between his two wives remains the finest sepulchral monument in the north of England. When he died Neville left money to complete the College of Staindrop which he founded at Raby.

    Father: John de Neville 3rd Baron Neville of RABY b: 1328 in Castle Raby, County Durham
    Mother: Maud PERCY

    Marriage 1 Margaret DE STAFFORD b: 1364 in Brancepeth, Co Durham
    • Married: ABT 1370
    1. Has No Children Lady Maud NEVILLE
    2. Has Children Lady Alice NEVILLE b: 1386
    3. Has No Children Lady Anne NEVILLE b: 1384
    4. Has Children Sir John Neville Baron Neville of RABY b: BEF 1387
    5. Has Children Sir Ralph NEVILLE b: 1392 in Raby Castle,County Durham
    6. Has No Children Lady Elizabeth NEVILLE
    7. Has No Children Margaret NEVILLE
    8. Has No Children Lady Anastasia NEVILLE
    9. Has Children Lady Philippa Neville Baroness DACRE b: 1386 in Raby Castle, County Durham

    Marriage 2 Joan Beaufort Countess of WESTMORLAND b: 1379 in Swynford Manor, Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire
    • Married: ABT NOV 1396 in Chateau de Beaufort, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou
    1. Has No Children Edward Neville 3rd Baron BERGAVENNY
    2. Has No Children Robert Neville Bishop of DURHAM
    3. Has No Children George Neville 1st Baron LATYMER
    4. Has No Children Cuthbert NEVILLE
    5. Has No Children Henry NEVILLE
    6. Has No Children Lady Joan NEVILLE
    7. Has No Children Thomas NEVILLE
    8. Has Children Lady Katherine NEVILLE b: 1397
    9. Has Children Lady Eleanor NEVILLE b: 1398
    10. Has Children Richard Neville 5th Earl of SALISBURY b: 1400 in Raby Castle, County Durham
    11. Has Children William Neville 1st Earl of KENT b: 1404
    12. Has No Children John NEVILLE b: 1407
    13. Has Children Lady Anne NEVILLE b: 1414
    14. Has Children Lady Cecily "Proud Cis" NEVILLE b: 1415
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