Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron Neville

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.[lower-alpha 1]

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
FatherRalph Neville, 1st Baron Neville de Raby
MotherEuphemia de Clavering

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

He married Alice de Audley (d. 1358), daughter of Hugh de Audley, 1st Lord Audley of Stratton Audley and Isolde le Rous, 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. She also married Sir Jean William 6th Earl DeRoss with issue.
  4. Catherine Neville (c.1330 - 1 September 1361), married William Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre of Gillesland
  5. Sir Ralph Neville (c.1332 - c.1380), married Elizabeth de Ledes
  6. Robert Neville of Eldon (c.1337), married Clara Pinckney
  7. William Neville (c.1338 - c.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.
  • Burke, John (1835). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. 2. London: Henry Colburn.
  • Tuck, Anthony (2008). "Neville, Ralph, fourth Lord Neville (c. 1291–1367)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online). doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/19950. The first edition of this text is available at Wikisource: Tait, J. (1894). "Neville, Ralph de" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 40. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Ralph Neville
Baron Neville
Succeeded by
John Neville
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