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  • Eleanor Neville1,2,3
  • F, #44968, b. circa 1340
  • Father Sir Ralph de Neville, 2nd Baron Nevill of Raby, Sheriff of Hutton, Snape, Sutton in the Forest, & Wells1,4,3 b. c 1291, d. 5 Aug 1367
  • Mother Alice de Audley1,4,3 b. c 1300, d. 12 Jan 1374
  • Eleanor Neville She took the veil and became Abbess of the Minories (Order of St. Clare) in London.5,3 She was born circa 1340 at of Raby, Durham, England. She married Sir Geoffrey le Scrope, son of Sir Henry le Scrope, 1st Lord Masham, Warden of Calais & Guines and Joan, in 1360 at of Raby, Durham, England; They had no issue.5,1,2,3
  • Family Sir Geoffrey le Scrope b. c 1340, d. 1362
  • Citations
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 8.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 229.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 600-601.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 227-228.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XI, p. 563.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1496.htm#i44968


  • Eleanor de Neville1
  • F, #14225
  • Last Edited=18 Jan 2011
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  • Eleanor de Neville was the daughter of Ralph de Neville, 2nd Lord Neville and Alice Audley.1 She married Sir Geoffrey le Scrope, son of Henry le Scrope, 1st Lord Scrope (of Masham), before 1362.1
  • From before 1362, her married name became le Scrope.1 She was the Abbess at The Minories, London, England.
  • In widowhood, she took the veil and became Abbess of the Minories in London.
  • Citations
  • [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 14. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p1423.htm#i14225


  • Eleanor NEVILLE (Abbess of Minories)
  • Born: ABT 1340, Raby, Durham, England
  • Father: Ralph NEVILLE (2° B. Neville of Raby)
  • Mother: Alice AUDLEY (B. Neville of Raby)
  • Married: Geoffrey SCROPE 1360, Raby, Durham, England
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/NEVILLE1.htm#Eleanor NEVILLE (Abbess of Minories)


  • Eleanor Neville Scrope
  • Birth: 1340, England
  • Death: 1398, England
  • Daughter of Ralph Neville, 2nd Lord Neville and Alice de Audley, daughter of Lord Hugh Audley. she was born circa 1340.
  • Wife of Sir Geoffrey le Scrope, the eldest son and heir of Sir Henry le Scrope and his wife, Joan. They had no issue.
  • Geoffrey was killed at the Siege of Piskre Castle, buried at Konigsberg Cathedral. Eleanor took the veil and became Abbess of the Minories (Greyfriars)in London.
  • Possibly buried at Minoresses House in Aldgate.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Ralph de Neville (1291 - 1367)
  • Alice De Audley Neville (____ - 1374)
  • Spouse:
  • Geoffrey le Scrope (1340 - 1362)*
  • Siblings:
  • William Fitzralph Greystoke (1321 - 1359)**
  • John de Neville (1328 - 1388)*
  • Alexander de Neville (1332 - 1392)*
  • Eleanor Neville Scrope (1340 - 1398)
  • Margaret de Neville Percy (1341 - 1372)*
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Burial: Grey Friars London, London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 113413063
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113413063


  • Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron Neville de Raby (c.1291 – 5 August 1367) was an English aristocrat, son of Ralph Neville, 1st Baron Neville de Raby and Euphemia de Clavering.[a]
  • Neville led the English forces to victory against the Scottish king David II of Scotland at the Battle of Neville's Cross on 17 October 1346.[1]
  • He married Alice Audley (b. 1300 d. 1358), daughter of Hugh Audley 1st lord Audley of Stratton Audley & Isolt de Mortimer/Iseult de Mortimer, on 14 Jan 1326 with whom he had thirteen children:[1]
    • Euphemia Neville (1316 - October 1363), married firstly Robert Clifford, Baron Clifford, secondly Reynold Lucy, Baron Lucy and thirdly Walter Heselarton
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Catherine Neville (c.1330 - 1 September 1361), married William Dacre, Baron Dacre of Gillesland
    • Sir Ralph Neville (c.1332 - c.1380), married Elizabeth de Ledes
    • Robert Neville of Eldon (c.1337), married Clara Pinckney
    • William Neville (c.1338 - c.1391), married firstly Elizabeth Le Waleys and secondly Alice de St Philbert
    • Eleanor Neville (c.1340), married Geoffrey Scrope
    • Alexander Neville (c.1341 - 1392), Archbishop of York
    • Elizabeth Neville (c.1343)
    • Isabel Neville (c.1344), married Hugh FitzHugh FitzHenry
    • Thomas Neville (c.1355)
    • Alice Neville
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Neville,_2nd_Baron_Neville_de_Raby


  • Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition ...
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=8JcbV309c5UC&pg=RA2-PA243&lpg=RA2-PA243&dq=Alexander+Neville+1359&source=bl&ots=kvlCKXKPa3&sig=rJiO_jIgr7c2fhlA6jllcaIs_jg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CEgQ6AEwCGoVChMI8syHxYPDxwIVzjuICh3i8AqO#v=onepage&q=Alexander%20Neville%201359&f=false
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  • RALPH DE NEVILLE, Knt., 2nd Lord Neville of Raby, of Raby, Durham, Middleham, Sheriff Hutton, Snape, Sutton in the Forest, Well, etc., Yorkshire, Barford, Norfolk, Blythburgh, Suffolk, etc., Warden of the Scottish Marches, Justice of the Forest North of the Trent, 2nd but 1st surviving son, born about 1291 (aged 40 in 1331). He married by license dated 14 Jan. 1326/7 ALICE DE AUDLEY, widow of Ralph de Greystoke, Knt. (died 14 July 1323, 1st Lord Greystoke, of Greystoke, Cumberland, and daughter of Hugh de Audley, Knt., Lord Audley, by his wife, Iseult. They had six sons, John, K.G. [3rd Lord Neville of Raby], Robert, Knt., Alexander [Archbishop of York], Thomas [Canon of York and Howden], William, Knt., and Ralph, Knt., and four daughters, Margaret, Katherine (wife of William de Dacre, 2nd Lord Dacre), Eleanor (wife of Geoffrey le Scrope, later Abbess of the Minories in London), and Euphame (wife of Robert de Clifford, Reynold de Lucy, and Walter de Heslarton, Knt.). he fought in Scotland in 1311, 1319, 1334, and 1335. he supported the Kings against Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and was ordered to joind the King with his forces at Coventry 14 Feb. 1322. They received a papal indult for plenary remission in 1333. In 1333 Ralph and his wife, Alice, received a papal indult to choose a confesser to give them plenary remission at the hour of death. In 1340 he was granted a weekly market and yearly fair at Blythburgh, Suffolk. He commanded the English Army against the Scots at Nevill's Cross 17 Oct. 1346 fought on the outskirts of Durham. For the next twenty years he was constantly employed in Scottish affairs, either as Commissioner to treat for, or preserve peace, or as Warden of the Marches. He presented to the church of Barford, Norfolk in 1355, and to the church of Houghton-on-the-Hill, Norfolk in 1361. SIR RALPH DE NEVILLE, 2nd Lord Neville of Raby, died 5 Aug. 1367. Alice, Lady Neville, died 12 Jan. 1373/4. They were buried at Durham Cathedral, their tomb being utterly defaced in 1651 by Scots prisoners imprisoned in the Cathedral.
  • .... etc.
  • Pg.243.
  • Children of Ralph de Neville, Knt., by Alice de Audley:
    • i. JOHN DE NEVILLE, K.G., 3rd Lord Neville of Raby [see next].
    • ii. ALEXANDER DE NEVILLE, King's clerk, younger son, born about 1332 (aged 15 in 1347). In 1248 he was granted a license for one year for the celebration of mass in an oratory in the hostel in which he and his brother Thomas, were residing at Oxford. he obtained a M.A. degree before 1357. He was appointed Rector of Aysgarth, Yorkshire before 1351; Rector of Kirkby Misperton, Yorkshire, 1357; Master of the Hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr, Bolter-in-Allendale, Northumberland before 1361; Archdeacon of Cornwall, 1361; Canon of York and Prebendary of Bole, 1361; Canon and Prebendary of Darlington, Durham, 1362; Canon of Howden, Yorkshire and Prebendary of Skelton, 1362; Archdeacon of Durham, before Jan. 1371. He was made Archbishop of York in 1374. In 1386 he was included as a member of the commission appointed to regulate the affairs of the kingdom and the royal household. he became the most bitter oponent of Thomas, Duke of Gloucester, and his party. In 1387 he was appealed of high treason in Parliament, found guilty, and his property forfeited. he took refuge in Brabant, where he ministered as a parish priest in Louvain until his death. ALEXANDER DE NEVILLE, late Archbishop of York, died 16 May 1392, and was buried in the church of the Carmelites in Louvain. .... etc.
    • iii. THOMAS DE NEVILLE, clerk, born about 1332 (aged 19 in 1351). He was appointed Canon of York and Prebendary of Bole in York Minster, 1350; Rector of Brantingham, Yorkshire before 1351; Canon of howden, Yorkshire and Prebendary of Barnby, 1351; Rector of Patrick Brompton, Yorkshire in 1357; Rector of 2nd portion of Goodmanham, Yorkshire, 1359; Canon and Prebendary of Darlington, Durham. he died at Villeneuve near Avignon before Aug. 1361. .... etc.
    • iv. RALPH DE NEVILLE, Knt., of Thornton Bridge (in Brafferton), Yorkshire, married ELIZABETH DE LEEDS [see THORNTON BRIDGE 7].
    • v. MARGARET DE NEVILLE, married (1st) WILLIAM DE ROOS, Knt., 3rd Lord Roos of Helmsley [see ROOS 5.i]; (2nd) HENRY DE PERCY, K.G., 4th Lord Percy ]see PERCY 9].
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  • 7. JOHN DE NEVILLE, K.G., 3rd Lord Neville of Raby, of Raby, Brancepeth, and Staindrop, Durham, Middleham, Yorkshire, etc., joint Ambassador to France, Joint Warden of the East marches, Admiral of the Fleet Northwards, Lieutenant of Aquitaine, Joint Warden of the marches, and, in right of his 2nd wife, Sutton, Bedfordshire, Isenhampstead (in Chesham), Buckinghamshire and Great Carbrooke, Norfolk, son and heir, born about 1337-40 (aged 30 in 1367, aged 30-32 in 1368, aged 30 in 1374). He was a captain under his father at the Battle of Neville's Cross in 1346. He was knighted in 1360 when he attended Sir Walter de Mauny in a skirmish at the barriers of Paris. he married (1st) before 1362 MAUD DE PERCY, daughter of Henry de Percy, K.G., 2nd Lord Percy, of Alnwick, Northumberland, Topcliffe, Yorkshire, etc., by Idoine, daughter of Robert de Clifford, Knt., 1st Lord Clifford [see PERCY 7 for her ancestry]. They had two sons, Ralph, K.G. [1st Earl of Westmorland, 4th Lord Neville of Raby], and Thomas, Knt. [Lord Furnival], and five daughters, Alice (wife of William Deincourt, 3rd Lord Deincourt), Maud, Idoine, Eleanor, and Elizabeth (Minoress nun). He fought in France in 1366 and 1373-4. He was repeatedly appointed commissioner to treat with the Scots. His wife, Maud, was a legatee in the 1368 will of her brother, Thomas Percy, Bishop of Norwich. He presented to the church of Houghton-on-the-Hill, Norfolk in 1370. In 1371 he conveyed the manor of Blythburgh, Suffolk to Roger Swillington, Knt. for 40 marks. He was heir in 1374 to his younger brother, Robert Neville, Duke of Brittany. His wife, Maud died before 18 Feb. 1378/9. He married (2nd) before 9 Oct. 1381 ELIZAETH LE LATIMER, daughter and heiress of William le Latimer, K.G., 4th Lord Latimer, by Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund de Arundel, Knt., 9th Earl of Arundel [see FITZ ALAN 5.viii for her ancestry]. They had one son, John, Knt. [6th Lord Latimer], and one daughter, Elizabeth. SIR JOHN DE NEVILLE, 3rd Lord Neville of Raby, died testate at Newcastle-upon-Tyne 17 Oct. 1388. He left a will dated 31 Aug. 1386, requesting burial in Durham Cathedral by his 1st wife, Maud. His widow, Elizabeth, married (2nd) (as his 2nd wife) ROBERT WILLOUGHBY, Knt., 4th Lord Willoughby of Eresby [see WILLOUGHBY 7], son and heir of John Willoughby, Knt., 3rd Lord Willoughby of Eresby, by Cecily, daughter of Robert de Ufford, K.G., 1st Earl of Suffolk, Lord Ufford. He was born about 1348-50 (aged 22 or 24 in 1372). They had one daughter, Margaret. He served in France and Spain with John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. he was summoned to Parliament from 20 Jan. 1375/6, by writs directed Roberto de Wilughby. He was co-heir in 1382 to his uncle, William de Ufford, K.G., 2nd Earl of Suffolk, Lord Ufford [see BLACKMERE7.i: BEAUCHAMP 6.viii]. In 1383-4 he and his cousin, Roger de Scales, Knt., granted the reversion of 2/3rd of the manor of Dalham, Suffolk, together with the advowson, to John Marlere, clerk, William Bateman, and others, which property was then held in dower by Margaret de Haudlo, widow of their cousin, Walter de Norwich, Knt. His wife, Elizabeth, died 5 Nov. 1395. She left a will dated 18 Oct. 1395, proved 10 Nov. 1395, requesting burial at Spilsby, Lincolnshire. SIR ROBERT DE WILLOUGHBY, 4th Lord Willoughby of Eresby, died 9 Aug. 1396, and was buried at Spilsby, Lincolnshire. He left a will dated 5 June 1395.
  • .... etc.


  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 51
  • Scrope, Henry le (1315-1391) by James Tait
  • SCROPE, HENRY le, first Baron Scrope of Masham (1315–1391), was the eldest son of Sir Geoffrey le Scrope [q. v.], by his first wife, Ivetta de Roos. Born in 1315, he won his spurs early at Halidon Hill (19 July 1333). Just before his father's death in 1340 he fought at Sluys, and, after making the Scottish campaign of 1341, he accompanied Edward III to Brittany in the next year; after which he served in Ireland under Ralph d'Ufford, and then accompanied the king to Flanders in 1345. Scrope is said to have fought as a banneret both at Cressy (26 Aug. 1346) and Neville's Cross (17 Oct.). This may be doubted. He was certainly present at the siege of Calais (1346–7). During the truces he was chiefly employed on the Scottish border, but took part in August 1350 in the famous sea-fight off Winchelsea, known as Espagnols-sur-la-Mer. A few months later (25 Nov.) he was summoned to parliament as Lord Scrope. The designation ‘of Masham’ first appears when the representatives of the elder line came to sit in the House of Lords, no doubt for distinction. In 1355 Scrope went to Picardy with the king, and returned with him on the news of the loss of Berwick. For three years he was almost exclusively occupied on the border, but in 1359 he proceeded to Gascony, and next year figured with five other Scropes in Edward III's demonstration before Paris. Peace being made, he took up (18 Feb. 1361) the onerous post of warden of Calais and Guisnes, which he apparently held until his appointment as joint warden of the west march towards Scotland (1370) and steward of the household (1371). At Calais he had frequently conducted important negotiations, and as late as July 1378 was sent on a mission to the king of Navarre. He sat on the committee of the upper house appointed to confer with the commons in the Good parliament; was on the first council of Richard II's minority, and continued to attend parliament down to 1381. Spending his last years in retirement, he died on 31 July 1391, and was buried in York minster. Scrope increased the family estates both in and out of Yorkshire, where he acquired Upsal Castle, near Thirsk, the seat of a family of that name down to 1349, which gave a second territorial designation to some of his descendants. All that is known of his wife is that she was called Joan (? Upsal, cf. Testamenta Eboracensia, iii. 32). They had five or six sons, of whom the fourth, Richard (1350?–1405) [q. v.], was archbishop of York, and two daughters.
  • The eldest son, Geoffrey, married a daughter of Ralph, lord Neville (d. 1367), and after the peace of Brétigny went on a crusade with the Teutonic knights into heathen Lithuania, where he perished in 1362 at about twenty years of age.
  • The second son, William, after the peace followed the Earl of Hereford to Lombardy and the taking of Satalia (Attalia) in Asia Minor (1361). He died in the East, and may be the Scrope buried at Mesembria (Misvri) on the west coast of the Black Sea (Scrope and Grosvenor Roll, i. 70, 125, 166); Nicolas (ib. ii. 106), however, refers these exploits to William, son of Sir Geoffrey le Scrope [q. v.]
  • The third son, Stephen, ‘forty and upwards’ in 1391, was knighted by the king of Cyprus at Alexandria in 1365 (ib. i. 124), and accompanied John of Gaunt into Guienne in 1373; he married (before 1376) Margery (d 29 May 1422), daughter of John, fourth lord Welles, and widow of John, lord Huntingfield, succeeded as second Baron Scrope of Masham in 1391, and died on 25 Jan. 1406; his son Henry, executed in 1415, is separately noticed.
  • The youngest son, John (d. December 1405), married (c. 1390) Elizabeth, daughter and coheiress of David de Strabolgi, earl of Atholl, and widow of Sir Thomas Percy (d. 1386), second son of the first Earl of Northumberland (cf. Testamenta Eboracensia, i. 338). The daughters were: (1) Joan, who married Henry, second baron Fitzhugh of Ravensworth (d. 1386); and (2) Isabel (b. 24 Aug. 1337), who married Sir Robert Plumpton of Plumpton, near Knaresborough.
  • [Rotuli Parliamentorum; Rymer's Fœdera, original edit.; Scrope and Grosvenor Roll, ed. Nicolas, i. 104, 105, 112, 127, 145, 242, ii. 112–120; Gent. Mag. 1805, ii. 798; Testamenta Eboracensia (Surtees Soc.); Scrope's Hist. of Castle Combe, 1852.]
  • From: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Scrope,_Henry_le_(1315-1391)_(DNB00)


  • Richard le Scrope (c. 1350 – 8 June 1405), Bishop of Lichfield and Archbishop of York, was executed in 1405 for his participation in the Northern Rising against King Henry IV.
  • Richard Scrope, born about 1350, was the third son of Henry Scrope, 1st Baron Scrope of Masham, and his wife, Joan, whose surname is unknown. He had four brothers and two sisters:[1]
  • Sir Geoffrey Scrope (c.1342–1362), who married Eleanor Neville, the daughter of Ralph de Neville, 2nd Baron Neville, by Alice, daughter of Hugh de Audley, and was slain at the siege of the Castle of Piskre in Lithuania in 1362, dying without issue.[2]
  • Stephen Scrope (c.1345 – 25 January 1406), 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham
  • Henry Scrope (1359 - 1425), 4th Lord FitzHugh, 3rd Baron of Ravensworth, who married Lady Elizabeth DeGrey (1365 - 1427)
  • Sir John Scrope, who married Elizabeth Strathbogie[3]
  • Joan Scrope, who married Henry Fitz Hugh, 2nd Baron Fitz Hugh
  • Isabel Scrope, who married Sir Robert Plumpton[4]
  • .... etc.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_le_Scrope


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Of, Raby With Keverstone, Durham, England
Age 20
Durham, England
May 16, 1916
Age 576
September 2, 1931
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June 2, 1983
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June 9, 1983
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June 14, 1983
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London, Middlesex, England