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Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland

Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland, K.G.,
born 1363.
See wikipedia and thepeerage and genealogics.
He mar 1stly to Margaret de Stafford [descendant of Edward I].
She died 1396. She was bur at Brancepeth, Durham.
He had issue by 1st wife:

  1. Sir John Neville,
    mar Elizabeth de Holland [descendant of Edward I]
    and had issue:

    1. John Neville, 1st Baron Neville,
      mar Anne de Holland [descendant of Edward III]
      and had issue:

      1. Ralph Neville, 3rd Earl of Westmoreland,
        had issue:

        1. Anne Neville, mar William Conyers, 1st Baron Conyers and had issue.

Neville mar 2ndly, 1396, to Joan de Beaufort [born c.1379, grand-dau of Edward III].
He was cr Earl 1397.
He supported his brother-in-law Henry IV's seizure of power 1399.
Appears in the plays Henry IV, part 1 and Henry IV, part 2 and Henry V by Shakespeare.
The play Henry V has him at Agincourt 1415. But it confuses him and Warwick in different versions.
In reality, Westmoreland remained in England during Henry V's French campaign, while Warwick did fight in France.
He died 1425, age 62 yrs.
He was bur St. Mary's Church, Staindrop, County Durham, with effigies of his wives (but neither buried there).
Joan died 13 Nov 1440, age c.61 yrs.
She was bur Lincoln Cathedral with her mother.
1st Earl had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. Richard Neville, 1st Earl of Salisbury, born 1400.

  2. William Neville,
    mar Joan de Fauconberg and had issue:

    1. Alice Neville, mar Sir John Conyers and had issue.

  3. Cecily Neville, born 1415,
    mar Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York and had issue.

  4. Edward Neville, 3rd Baron Abergavenny,
    born c.1417.
    He mar 1stly to Elizabeth Beauchamp [born 16 Dec 1415, descendant of Edward III].
    He inherited her family title.
    Elizabeth died 18 June 1447, age 31 yrs. She was bur at the Carmelites, Coventry.
    He mar 2ndly [dispensation 15 Oct 1448] to Catherine Howard [born c.1414].
    He died 18 Oct 1476, age c.59 yrs.
    He had issue by 1st wife:

    1. George Neville, 4th Baron Abergavenny, born 1440.

  5. Eleanor Neville, mar Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland and had issue.

St. Mary's Church, Staindrop

Tomb of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland.
St. Mary's Church, Staindrop, County Durham (see street view).
Effigies to both of his wives, Margaret de Stafford and Joan Beaufort. (Though neither is buried there.)
There is conflicting information about which effigy is which wife.
See images.

Tomb of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland (foreground).
Photo 2013. Courtesy of Graham Davies. See side view.

Drawing of tomb of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland.
See larger and full size.
From Sepulchral Monuments of Great Britain by Richard Gough, London, 1796.
Scanned by Scott Nourse.

Tomb of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland.
Photo 2008. From Chris Phillips. Creative Commons.

Tomb of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland.
Photo 2006. From here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site (or here). Used with permission.

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