Sir Ralph Neville, 3rd Earl of Westmorland

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  • Name Ralph Neville 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix 3rd Earl of Westmorland 
    Born 0___ 1456  Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Hornby Castle, Hornby, Lancaster LA2 8LA, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I41175  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 

    Father Sir John Neville, Baron Neville,   b. 1410-1420, Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1461, Battle of Towton, Saxton, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Anne Holland,   d. 26 Dec 1486 
    Married Bef 5 Sep 1442  Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Family ID F14874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel Booth,   b. Abt 1456, Sawley, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1483, (Durham, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Bef 20 Feb 1472  (Sawley, Derbyshire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6
    • Neville married Isabel, the daughter of Roger Booth, esquire, and niece of Lawrence Booth, Archbishop of York, by whom he had a son and a daughter:
    Children 
     1. Anne Neville,   b. 21 Dec 1468,   d. 0___ 1525  (Age 56 years)
     2. Ralph Neville, Lord Neville,   b. Aft 11 Nov 1472, Paston, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1499, Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F14873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1456 - Castle Raby, Raby-Keverstone, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Hornby Castle, Hornby, Lancaster LA2 8LA, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 20 Feb 1472 - (Sawley, Derbyshire, England) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • View Ralph's ahnentafetl ... http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I92721&tree=00&parentset=0&generations=9 [1]
    • Family

      Ralph Neville, born about 1456, was the only child of John Neville, Baron Neville, younger brother of Ralph Neville, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, and Anne Holland, daughter of John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter.[1]

      Career

      Neville's father was slain fighting for the Lancastrians at the Battle of Towton on 29 March 1461, and attainted on 4 November of that year. On 6 October 1472 Ralph Neville obtained the reversal of his father's attainder and the restoration of the greater part of his estates, and thereby became Lord Neville (1459 creation).[2]

      On 18 April 1475 Neville was created a Knight of the Bath together with the sons of King Edward IV.[3] He was a justice of the peace in Durham.[citation needed] For his 'good services against the rebels', on 23 March 1484 King Richard III granted Neville manors in Somerset and Berkshire and the reversion of lands which had formerly belonged to Margaret, Countess of Richmond.[4] In September 1484 he was a commissioner to keep the truce with Scotland.[5] On 3 November 1484 his uncle, Ralph Neville, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, died, and Neville succeeded as 3rd Earl of Westmorland and Lord Neville (1295 creation).[6]

      After the Yorkist defeat at Bosworth, Westmorland entered into bonds to the new King, Henry VII, of 400 and 400 marks, and on 5 December 1485 gave the King the custody and marriage of his eldest son and heir, Ralph Neville (d.1498).[7]

      Westmorland held a command in the army sent into Scotland in 1497[8] after James IV supported the pretensions to the crown of Perkin Warbeck.[9]

      Death

      Westmorland's eldest son died in 1498. Westmorland died at Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, the seat of his son-in-law, Sir William Conyers, on 6 February 1499, allegedly of grief for his son's death, and was buried in the parish church there.[10] His grandson, Ralph Neville, succeeded to the earldom as 4th Earl of Westmorland.

      Marriage and issue

      Before 20 February 1473 Neville married Isabel, the daughter of Roger Booth, esquire, and niece of Lawrence Booth, Archbishop of York, by whom he had a son and a daughter:[11]

      Ralph Neville, Lord Neville (d. 1498). As noted above, on 5 December 1485 his father had granted his marriage to the King. Accordingly, Ralph Neville married firstly, in the presence of King Henry VII and his Queen, Elizabeth of York, Mary Paston (born 19 January 1470), the eldest daughter of William Paston by Anne Beaufort, daughter of Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset. She died of measles at court about Christmas 1489. There were no issue of the marriage. Ralph Neville married secondly, again in the royal presence, Edith Sandys (d. 22 August 1529), sister of William Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys, by whom he had two sons, Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland, and a son who died young, as well as a daughter, Isabel, who married firstly, Sir Robert Plumpton, and secondly, Lawrence Kighley, esquire. After Neville's death in 1498, his widow, Edith, married Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Darcy, who was beheaded on Tower Hill 30 June 1537.[12]
      Anne Neville, who married firstly William Conyers, 1st Baron Conyers, and secondly, Anthony Saltmarsh.[13]

      Footnotes[edit]

      Jump up ^ Richardson III 2011, pp. 2512.
      Jump up ^ Cokayne 1959, p. 551; Richardson III 2011, pp. 2512.
      Jump up ^ Cokayne 1959, p. 551.
      Jump up ^ Cokayne 1959, p. 551; Richardson III 2011, p. 253.
      Jump up ^ Cokayne 1959, p. 551.
      Jump up ^ Cokayne 1959, p. 551.
      Jump up ^ Cokayne 1959, pp. 5512.
      Jump up ^ Cokayne 1959, p. 551.
      Jump up ^ Doyle 1886, p. 632.
      Jump up ^ Cokayne 1959, pp. 5512; Richardson III 2011, p. 253.
      Jump up ^ Cokayne 1959, p. 551; Richardson III 2011, pp. 2512.
      Jump up ^ Cokayne 1959, pp. 5523; Richardson III 2011, p. 253.
      Jump up ^ Richardson III 2011, pp. 2534.
      References[edit]
      Cokayne, George Edward (1959). The Complete Peerage, edited by Geoffrey H. White. XII, Part II. London: St. Catherine Press.
      Doyle, James E. (1886). The Official Baronage of England III. London: Longmans, Green.
      Pollard, A.J. (2004). Neville, Ralph, second earl of Westmorland (b. in or before 1407, d. 1484). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
      Richardson, Douglas (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed. Kimball G. Everingham II (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1449966381
      Richardson, Douglas (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed. Kimball G. Everingham III (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 144996639X [2]

  • Sources 
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    2. [S7026] Ralph Neville, 3rd Earl of Westmorland (c. 1456 - 6 February 1499), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Neville,_3rd_Ear.

    3. [S8777] "Robert (Booth) del Booth (abt. 1285 - bef. 1354)" 5 generation registry, http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Booth-Descen.

    4. [S7024] John Neville, Baron Neville (c.1410 - 29 March 1461), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Neville,_Baron_Neville.

    5. [S7317] "Margaret Booth (wife of Ralph, 3rd Earl of Westmoreland) > Biography", http://royalist.info/execute/biog?person=2676.

    6. [S8676] "A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and ...", by John Burke, Bernard, beginning with.