Ralph Dacre, 1st Baron Dacre

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Ralph (or Ranulph) Dacre, 1st Baron Dacre (ca. 1290 – April 1339) was an English peer.

Dacre was the son of Sir William Dacre of Cumberland.

In 1321 he was summoned to the House of Lords as Lord Dacre. In 1331 he was appointed High Sheriff of Cumberland and Governor of Carlisle.[1]

He married Margaret de Multon, Baroness Multon of Gilsland. Dacre carried of his bride to be, a ward of Edward III, from Warwick Castle where she was in the care of Thomas de Beauchamp; the official record states:

Ranulph de Dacre pardoned for stealing away in the night, out of the King's custodie, from his Castell of Warwick, of Margaret, daughter and heir of Thomas Multon of Gillsland, who held of the King in capite and was within age, whereof the said Ranulph standeth indighted in curia Regis.[2]

He commanded the English in the Battle of Dornock. Lord Dacre died in April 1339 and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, William. His other sons Ralph and Hugh also succeeded in turn.


  1. ^ A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland By John Burke. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Naworth Castle". Bell's Weekly Messenger. 16 July 1855. Retrieved 17 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 


Peerage of England
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Dacre
Succeeded by
William Dacre