Ralph Neville 1st Earl of Westmorland

Brief Life History of Ralph

When Ralph Neville 1st Earl of Westmorland was born about 1364, in Raby Castle, Durham, England, his father, Sir John Neville 3rd Baron Neville de Raby, was 36 and his mother, Maud de Percy, was 30. He married Margaret Stafford Countess of Westmoreland in 1382, in Stafford, Staffordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He registered for military service in 1415. His occupation is listed as warden of carlisle and the west march in England, United Kingdom. He died on 21 October 1425, in Raby Castle, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 62, and was buried in Staindrop, Durham, England, United Kingdom.

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Ralph Neville 1st Earl of Westmorland
Joan Beaufort Countess of Westmorland
Marriage: 29 November 1396
Eleanor Neville
Katherine Neville
Henry Neville
Thomas Neville Baron Saint Maur
Joan Neville
Sir Richard Neville
Cuthbert Neville
William Neville
Robert Neville
Anne Neville Duchess of Buckingham
3rd Baron Abergavenny Edward Neville
Edward Neville Baron of Abergavenny
Cecily Neville Duchess of York
George Neville Lord Latimer

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  • Documents identity, marriages, and family of Ralph de Neville.
  • Ralph de Neville, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ralph, Earl Of Westmoreland Neville in entry for Edward, Sir Neville, "Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898"

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1382 · Wycliffe's Bible

John Wycliffe, English theologian and professor at the University of Oxford, completed a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into Middle English. This translation is known as Wycliffe's Bible and was completed around 1382.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Neuville in Calvados or Néville in Seine-Maritime, both so called from Old French neu(f) ‘new’ (from Latin novus) + ville ‘settlement’. One family line, originally from Neuville (Calvados), became powerful during the Wars of the Roses through Richard Neville (1428–71), 16th Earl of Warwick, nicknamed "The Kingmaker".

Irish (Munster): assimilation of the Gaelic name Ó Niadh (see Nee ) and sometimes of Ó Cnaimhín (see Nevin ).

History: George Neville came to VA in or c. 1700 and settled on the headwaters of the Occoquan River, acquiring a large estate. His descendants, bearing the surnames Neville and Craig, were of considerable importance in Pittsburgh, PA, and Cincinnati, OH.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland (c. 1379 – 13 November 1440)

Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland (c. 1379 – 13 November 1440) was the fourth of the four illegitimate children (and only daughter) of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster , and his mistress, la …

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