Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron Neville

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Ralph Neville
Baron Neville
Arms of Neville, Barons Neville of Raby
(Gules, a saltire Argent)
Died5 August 1367
Noble familyHouse of Neville
Spouse(s)Alice Audley
IssueJohn Neville, 3rd Baron Neville
Alexander Neville, Archbishop of York
FatherRalph Neville, 1st Baron Neville de Raby
MotherEuphemia de Clavering
The vandalised tomb of Ralph Neville and his wife, Alice, between two pillars in the south transept of Durham Cathedral. Alice's better-preserved effigy is closest to the viewer.

Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron Neville of Raby (c. 1291 – 5 August 1367) was an English aristocrat, the son of Ralph Neville, 1st Baron Neville de Raby by Eupheme de Clavering.[a]

Neville led the English forces to victory against King David II of Scotland at the Battle of Neville's Cross on 17 October 1346.[1]

Marriage and children[edit]

He married Alice de Audley (d. 1358), daughter of Hugh de Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Stratton Audley and Isolde le Rous (and widow of Ralph de Greystoke, 1st Baron Greystoke (died 1323)), on 14 Jan 1326 with whom he had thirteen children:[1]

  1. Euphemia Neville (c. 1327 – 1394), married firstly in 1344 Robert Clifford, 4th Baron Clifford, secondly Reynold [Reginald]Lucy, son of Thomas Baron Lucy and thirdly Walter Heselarton, knight.
  2. John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby (1322/8–17 October 1388), married firstly Maud Percy and secondly Elizabeth Latimer and had issue with both
  3. Margaret Neville (12 February 1329 – 12 May 1372), married firstly William de Ros, 3rd Baron de Ros, by whom she had no issue, and secondly Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, by whom she had issue.
  4. Catherine Neville (c. 1330 – 1 September 1361), married William Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre of Gillesland
  5. Sir Ralph Neville (c. 1332c. 1380), married Elizabeth de Ledes
  6. Robert Neville of Eldon (c. 1337), married Clara Pinckney
  7. William Neville (c. 1338c. 1391), married firstly Elizabeth Le Waleys and secondly Alice de St Philbert
  8. Eleanor Neville (c. 1340), married Geoffrey Scrope
  9. Alexander Neville (c. 1341 – 1392), Archbishop of York
  10. Elizabeth Neville (c. 1343)
  11. Isabel Neville (c. 1344), married Hugh FitzHugh FitzHenry
  12. Thomas Neville (c. 1355)
  13. Alice Neville


  1. ^ The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography uses a different numbering system and numbers him the 4th Baron Neville and his father the 3rd etc. (Tuck 2008).


  • "Neville family". tudorplace.com. Retrieved 2 July 2008.[unreliable source][better source needed]
  • Burke, John (1835). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol. 2. London: Henry Colburn.
  • Tuck, Anthony (2008). "Neville, Ralph, fourth Lord Neville (c. 1291–1367)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online) (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/19950. Archived from the original on 16 February 2019. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) The first edition of this text is available at Wikisource: Tait, J. (1894). "Neville, Ralph de" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 40. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

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Peerage of England
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