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Geoffrey FitzRobert de Neville (Fitz Robert Neville), Baron of Raby

Also Known As: "Geoffrey /Neville/"
Birthplace: Raby with Keverstone, Staindrop, Durham, England
Death: Died in Staindrop, Durham, England
Place of Burial: Staindrop, Darlington, Durham, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert FitzMaldred, Lord of Raby and Isabel de Neville
Husband of Mabel de Neville and Joan Margaret de Monmouth
Father of John de Neville; Agnes de Neville; Hugh de Neville; Robert de Neville, Lord of Raby and Geoffrey de Neville, II
Brother of Sir William de Neville, Knight and Hugh de Neville

Occupation: Duke Commissioned to rule over Westmorland Co. by King Edward I. Governor of Scarborough Castle., 1st Baron of Raby, Sheriff of Hutton, Lord of Raby, Lord of Brancepeth. Note: He took his mothers maiden name
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About Geoffrey FitzRobert de Neville, Baron of Raby

  • Geoffrey de Neville, Sheriff of Northumberland1
  • M, #13935, b. circa 1200, d. after 1258
  • Father Robert 'the Saxon' FitzMaldred, Lord Raby b. c 1160, d. b 1253
  • Mother Isabel Neville b. c 1175, d. May 1254
  • Geoffrey de Neville, Sheriff of Northumberland Also Justice of the King's Forests. He Lord of Raby, Brancepeth, and Sheriff Hutton. He married Joan of Monmouth, daughter of John of Monmouth. Geoffrey de Neville, Sheriff of Northumberland was born circa 1200 at of Raby Castle, Durham, England. He died after 1258.
  • Family Joan of Monmouth d. a 1247
  • Children
    • Sir Geoffrey de Neville, Governor of Scarborough, Chief Justice of the Forest beyond Trent+ d. c 16 Mar 1285
    • Agnes de Neville+ d. b 20 Jul 1293
    • Sir Robert de Neville, Sheriff of Northumberland+ b. c 1217, d. c 20 Aug 1282
  • Citations
  • [S3826] Unknown author, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 440; Wallop Family, Vol. 4, line 728; Stemmata Robertson, p. 239.
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  • Geoffrey (VII) de Neville1
  • M, #19609, b. circa 1197, d. before 29 September 1242
  • Last Edited=4 Jan 2009
  • Geoffrey (VII) de Neville was born circa 1197 at Raby, County Durham, England.2 He was the son of Robert fitz Maldred, Lord of Raby and Isabel de Neville.1 He married Joan de Monmouth, daughter of John de Monmouth, circa 1222 in a Raby, Co. Durham, England marriage.2 He died before 29 September 1242 at Raby, County Durham, England.2
  • His name was legally changed to Geoffrey de Neville which was his mother's name, because of the vast estates she had brought with her (notably Brancepeth, and Sheriff-Hutton in North Yorkshire and land in Lincolnshire).1 He was given the name of Geoffrey fitz Robert at birth.1
  • Children of Geoffrey (VII) de Neville and Joan de Monmouth
    • Geoffrey (VIII) de Neville+1 d. b 26 Mar 1285
    • Robert (I) de Neville, Lord of Raby+3 b. c 1223, d. b 20 Aug 1282
    • John de Neville3 b. b 1242
  • Citations
  • [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 13. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  • [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  • [S8] BP1999. [S8]
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  • Geoffrey De NEVILLE
  • Born: ABT 1197, Raby Castle, Durham, England
  • Died: 1242 / 1249, Raby Castle, Durham, England
  • Notes: he took his mothers maiden name. Sheriff of Hutton. Lord of Raby; Lord of Brancepeth.
  • Father: Robert FITZMALDRED of Raby
  • Mother: Isabel De NEVILLE
  • Married 1: Margaret ? / Mabel De MAR
  • Children:
    • 1. Robert De NEVILLE
  • Married 2: Joan PLANTAGENET AFT 1208
  • Children:
    • 2. John De NEVILLE
    • 3. Geoffrey De NEVILLE (Sir)
    • 4. Agnes De NEVILLE
  • From: De NEVILLE1


  • The House of Neville (also the House of Nevill) is a noble house of early medieval origin, which was a leading force in English politics in the later Middle Ages. The family became one of the two major powers in northern England along with the House of Percy and played a central role in the Wars of the Roses.
  • .... etc.
  • The family can be traced back to one Uhtred, whose son Dolfin is first attested in 1129, holding the manor of Staindrop (formerly Stainthorp) in County Durham, which shared with a vast church estate and some limited common in 14,000 acres (5,700 ha).[2] This locality remained the principal seat of the family until 1569, their chief residence being at Raby in the north of the parish of Staindrop, where in the 14th century they built the present Raby Castle, King Knut the Great (or Canute) having a mansion here previously.[3] Dolfin was succeeded by his son Meldred and he in turn by his son Robert fitz Maldred, who married the Norman heiress Isabel de Néville. Their son Geoffrey de Neville inherited the estates of his mother's family as well as his father's, and adopted their surname, which was borne by his descendants thereafter. In Norman-ruled England a Norman surname was more prestigious and socially advantageous than an English one.[4]
  • .... etc.
  • The family's wealth and power grew steadily over the following centuries. Their regional power benefited greatly from frequent appointment to royal offices such as sheriff, castellan, justice of the forest and justice of the peace in various parts of northern England. This prominent office-holding began with Geoffrey de Neville's son Robert, in the reign of Henry III, whom Robert supported against the barons under Simon de Montfort.[7] The Nevilles also held administrative office under the prince-bishops of Durham.[8] Robert's grandson Ralph Neville was one of the founding members of the Peerage of England, being summoned to sit in the House of Lords at its establishment in 1295 and thus initiating the line of Barons Neville de Raby. Service in the wars of the late 13th and 14th centuries against Scotland and later in the Hundred Years War in France was of key importance in further magnifying the family's standing.[9] In 1334 Ralph Neville, Lord of Raby .... etc.
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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 40
  • Neville, Geoffrey de (d.1285) by Albert Frederick Pollard
  • NEVILLE, GEOFFREY de (d. 1285), baron, son of Geoffrey de Neville (d. 1249), and younger brother of Robert de Neville (d. 1282) [q. v.], first appears as taking an active part in the barons' war, siding, like most of his family, with the king. .... etc.
  • Like his father, Neville is said to have married a Margaret, daughter of John de Longvillers (d. 1255), who brought him Hoton Longvillers and various other manors. Geoffrey, and after his death his widow, had considerable difficulty in proving their titles to some of these manors when Edward I instituted his ‘quo warranto’ inquiry (Placita de Quo Warranto, pp. 186, &c.) By Margaret, who survived him many years, Neville had one son, John, from whom were descended the Nevilles of Hornby.
  • [Foss's Lives of the Judges; Dugdale's Chron. Series, p. 23, and Baronage, i. 291; Parl. Writs, i. 757; Rotul. Origin. Abbreviatio, i. passim; Placita de Quo Warranto and Placitorum Abbreviatio; Rymer, edit. 1816, I. ii. 538, &c.; Cal. Inquisitionum Post Mortem, p. 86; Cal. Rotulorum Patentium, p. 35; Cal. Rotul. Chartarum, p. 95; Roberts's Calend. Genealogicum and Excerpta e Rot. Fin. vol. ii; Gervase of Canterbury, ii. 243; Whitaker's Deanery of Craven, pp. 9, 11, 217, 230, 256; Surtees's Hist. of Durham, passim, esp. iv. 158–9; Hunter's South Yorkshire, ii. 401; Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees; Thoroton's Nottinghamshire, i. 178; Daniel Rowland's Account of the Family of Nevill; H. J. Swallow's De Nova Villa, Newcastle, 1885.]
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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 40
  • Neville, Robert de by Albert Frederick Pollard
  • NEVILLE, ROBERT de, second Baron Neville of Raby (d. 1282), was the eldest son of Geoffrey Fitz-Robert or Neville (d. 1249), and his wife Margaret, daughter of Sir John de Longvillers. His younger brother, Geoffrey (d. 1285), is separately noticed. Robert was only a Neville on the mother's side; his grandfather, Robert Fitz-Maldred, lord of Raby, who was descended from Uchtred, son-in-law of Ethelred II, and fourth son of Gospatrick, earl of Northumberland, married Isabella, daughter and, after the death of her brother Henry, sole heiress of Geoffrey de Neville (d. 1194) and his wife Emma. Their son Geoffrey Fitz-Robert assumed the name Neville on account of the great possessions he inherited from his mother, including Brancepeth and Sheriff-Hutton; and became first Baron Neville of Raby (Foster, Yorkshire Pedigrees, vol. i; Surtees, Stock of Nevill, pp. 2–6).
  • .... etc.
  • Neville married Ida, or Isabella, widow of Roger de Bertram, baron of Mitford. By her he had two sons, Robert and John; Robert, the elder, predeceased his father in 1271, and his son, Ranulf or Ralph, third baron, was father of Ralph de Neville (1291?–1367) [q. v.]; from him were descended the earls of Salisbury and Westmorland and barons of Abergavenny, who were thus in the male line of Anglo-Saxon descent. A charter of Neville's, with his seal, is preserved in the British Museum (MSS. Index of Seals).
  • [Parl. Writs, i. 758; Rotul. Origin. Abbreviatio; Placitorum Abbreviatio; Placita de Quo Warranto; Rymer's Fœdera (Record ed.); Annales Monastici (Rolls Ser.), i. 453; Shirley's Royal and Hist. Letters (Rolls Ser.), ii. 252, &c.; Roberts's Excerpta e Rot. Fin. passim; Dugdale's Baronage, i. 291; Madox's Exchequer passim; Nicholas's Historic Peerage; Segar's Baronagium Genealogicum, ed. Edmondson, iv. 350; Foss's Judges of England; Rowland's Hist. of the Nevills; Swallow's De Nova Villa; Drake's Eboracum; Surtees's Sketch of the Stock of Nevill; Todd's Sheriff-Hutton; Battle Abbey Roll, ed. Duchess of Cleveland, ii. 343–4; Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees, vol. i.; Harrison's Hist. of Yorkshire; Clarkson's Richmond, App. iii.; Hunter's South Yorkshire; Surtees's Hist. of Durham, iv. 158–9, &c.; Selby's Genealogist, iii. 32–5.]
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  • List of people who adopted matronymic surnames
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  • Geoffrey de Neville (or Geoffrey de Neville), born Geoffrey FitzMaldred to Robert FitzMaldred and Isabel of Neville (also known as Isabel de Neville, a Norman heiress), who eventually inherited the Manors of Sheriff Hutton near York and Brancepeth, together with lesser lands and manors. Geoffrey, Lord of Raby Castle, near Staindrop, County Durham; Sheriff of Northumberland and Justice of the King's Forests, adopted his mother's maiden name (de Neville), as did his brothers, William, Lord of Carleton, and Sir John, Knight.[188]
  • .... etc.
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  • Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Vol. II Eighth Edition.
  • Pg.1470
  • .... etc.
  • ISABEL DE NEVILE, heir to her brother. This great heir m. Robert Fitz-Maldred, Lord of Raby, in Durham (of the illustrious Saxon stock of the Earls of Northumberland), and by him had a son,
  • GEOFFREY DE NEVILE, who assumed his mother's name. His eldest son, Robert de Nevile, Lord of Raby, was ancestor of the extinct Earls of Westmorland and the Marquess of Abergavenny. His 2nd son,
  • GEOFFREY DE NEVILE, a Justice Itinerant, and Governor of Scarborough Castle, m. 1268, Margaret, dau. and heir of Sir John de Longvilliers, of Hornby Castle, and dying 1285, left a son and heir.
  • SIR JOHN DE NEVILE, of Hornby, who (with an elder son, Sir Robert Nevile, of Hornby, whose granddau. and representative m. Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter, son of John of Gaunt) left a younger son.
  • SIR EDMUND DE NEVILE, of Liversedge. This Knight m. Isola, dau. and sole heir of Robert Flamburgh (grandson of Robert Flamburgh and Alice his wife, dau. and heir of Sir Ralph Liversedge, of Liversedge, co. York), and by her had a son and heir,
  • WILLIAM DE NEVILE, who d. 42 EDWARD III., having m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir John Harington, and was father of
  • .... etc.


  • Pedigrees of the county families of Yorkshire by Foster, Joseph
    • Pedigree of Nevile, of Chevet.
  • .... etc.
  • ISABELLA, sole daughter, and heiress to her brother Henry. = ROBERT FITZ MAILDRED, Lord of Raby, did homage for the lands of his father and brother-in-law, 11 Henry 3, inq. p. m., 37 Henry 3. ; ch: Geoffrey (m. Margaret Longvillers) Fitz Robert
    • GEOFFREY FITZ ROBERT, assumed the name of Neville on account of the great inheritance he enjoyed from his mother. = MARGARET, daughter of John Longvillers. ; ch: Robert (m. Ida or Isabel, wid. Roger Bertram), Geoffrey (m. Margaret Longvillers) Nevil
      • ROBERT DE NEVIL, son and heir, Lord of Raby, governor of Norham, Werke, Bamborough, York, and Pickering Castles, warden of the forests north of Trent, 1261, captain-general of the forces north of Trent, and sheriff of co. York, 1263, died 1282 (10 Edward I). Leland states that he and his wife were buried in the south aisle of Staindrop church, but an ancient MS., in the possession of Lord Bruce, states that he was interred in the church of the Friar's Minor, at York. = IDA or ISABEL, daughter of ..... , and widow of Roger Bertram, Baron of Mitford. ; ch: Robert (m. Mary Fitz Ranulph) de Nevil.
      • GEOFFREY NEVIL, 2nd son, governor of Scarborough, 54 Henry 3, 1270, and a justice itinerant, died 13 Edward 3, inq. p. m. 1285. = MARGARET, daughter and heiress. This great heiress brought to the Neviles Hornby Castle, co Lancaster, Hoton Longvillers, co. York, and Appleby, co. Lincoln, married 1268. (dau. of Sir John de Longvillers) ; ch: Sir John, Robert de Nevile.
        • SIR JOHN DE NEVILE, of Hornby. = ch: Sir Robert, some accounts state that he was son of Robert, and nephew of Sir John. (m. Margaret de la Pole), Sir Edmund (m. Isola Flamburgh) de Nevile
        • ROBERT NEVILE. = ; ch: Sir Robert, some accounts state that he was son of Robert, and nephew of Sir John. (m. Margaret de la Pole) Nevile
  • .... etc.


  • GEOFFREY FitzRobert, son of ROBERT FitzMaldred & his wife Isabel de Neville (-1242). He assumed the name Neville, after his mother's family. The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Galfridus de Neville" holding the hides of land "in Greftone" in Wiltshire in [1210/12][788].
  • m JOAN, daughter of --- (-after Nov 1247).
  • Geoffrey & his wife had four children:
    • 1. ROBERT de Neville (-1282). m firstly ---. m secondly (1273) as her second husband, IDA, widow of ROGER Bertram of Milford, daughter of ---. Robert & his first wife had two children:
      • a) .... etc.
    • 2. AGNES (-[16 Jun 1285/20 Jul 1293]). A charter dated 8 Nov 1251 records an agreement between “Johannem de Eyncurt et Agnetem uxorem eius” and “Henricum filium Willelmi de Percy” (authorised by “Henricus filius Ricardi de Percy”) relating to land “in Herghum”[799]. m firstly as his second wife, RICHARD de Percy of Topcliffe, Yorkshire, son of JOSCELIN de Louvain & his wife Agnes de Percy (-1244). m secondly (before 12 Nov 1251) as his second wife, JOHN [II] Deincourt, son of OLIVER [II] de Aincourt & his wife Nicole --- (-1257).
    • 3. GEOFFREY (-before 1285). m MARGARET, daughter of JOHN de Lungvillers & his wife --- (-1319). Geoffrey & his wife had five children:
      • a) .... etc.
    • 4. JOHN . Clerk.
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Generation One

1. GEOFFREY1 NEVILLE was born between 1139 and 1235, and died in 1249[6]. He married MARGARET. [6]

Child: + 2 i. ROBERT2, d. in 1282; m. IDA.

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Generation Two

2. ROBERT2 NEVILLE (Geoffrey1), son of (1) Geoffrey1 and Margaret NEVILLE, was born between 1172 and 1250, and died in 1282[6]. He married IDA. [6]

Child: + 3 i. ROBERT3, d. in 1271; m. MARY in 1270.

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Generation Three

3. ROBERT3 NEVILLE (Robert2, Geoffrey1), son of (2) Robert2 and Ida NEVILLE, was born between 1186 and 1256, and died in 1271[6]. He married in 1270, MARY[6], who died in 1320[6]. [6]


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Generation Four

4. RANDOLPH4 DE NEVILLE, 1ST BARON NEVILLE OF RABY (Robert3, Robert2, Geoffrey1), son of (3) Robert3 and Mary NEVILLE, was born between 1231 and 1272, and died in 1331[2]. He married (OI-7) EUPHEMIA DE CLAVERING, daughter of (OI-6) Baron Robert FitzRoger and (ADX-15) Margery (de la ZOUCHE). [3, 6, 11]

Child: + 5 i. RALPH5, 2ND BARON NEVILLE, b. circa 1291, d. on 5 Aug. 1367; m. (CC-6) ALICE DE AUDLEY.

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Generation Five

5. RALPH5 NEVILLE, 2ND BARON NEVILLE (Randolph4, Robert3, Robert2, Geoffrey1), son of (4) Randolph4, 1st Baron Neville of Raby and (OI-7) Euphemia (de CLAVERING), was born circa 1291[11], and died on 5 Aug. 1367[11]. He married (CC-6) ALICE DE AUDLEY, daughter of (CC-4) Baron Hugh and (AAS-10) Isolde (de MORTIMER), who was born circa 1300 in Hadley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, died on 12 Jan. 1373/4[8, 11], and was buried in Cathedral Church, Durham, Durham, England. [4, 16, 6, 11]

Child: + 6 i. JOHN6, 3RD BARON NEVILLE, b. circa 1329, d. on 17 Oct. 1388; m. (ADI-5) MAUD DE PERCY before 1362.

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Generation Six

6. JOHN6 DE NEVILLE, 3RD BARON NEVILLE (Ralph5, Randolph4, Robert3, Robert2, Geoffrey1), son of (5) Ralph5, 2nd Baron Neville and (CC-6) Alice (de AUDLEY) (GREYSTOKE), was born circa 1329[12], and died on 17 Oct. 1388[12]. He married before 1362, (ADI-5) MAUD DE PERCY[12], daughter of (ADI-4) Henry, 2nd Baron Percy and (P-79) Idoine (de CLIFFORD), who died before 18 Feb. 1378/9[12]. [16, 7, 13]

Children: + 7 i. ELEANOR7, d. after 16 July 1447; m. (XM-3) RALPH DE LUMLEY, 1ST BARON LUMLEY.

+ 8 ii. THOMAS, BARON FURNIVALL, d. on 14 March 1406/7; m. (PH-2) JOAN FURNIVALL before 1 July 1379.

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Generation Seven

7. ELEANOR7 NEVILLE (John6, Ralph5, Randolph4, Robert3, Robert2, Geoffrey1), daughter of (6) John6, 3rd Baron Neville and (ADI-5) Maud (de PERCY), was born between 1343 and 1380, and died after 16 July 1447[9]. She married (XM-3) RALPH DE LUMLEY, 1ST BARON LUMLEY, son of (XM-2) Marmaduke and Margaret LUMLEY, who was born INT circa 1360 (61 ())[9], and died on 5 Jan. 1399/1400[9]. [16, 10]

Child: See (XM-3) Ralph de LUMLEY, 1st Baron Lumley

8. THOMAS7 NEVILLE, BARON FURNIVALL (John6, Ralph5, Randolph4, Robert3, Robert2, Geoffrey1), son of (6) John6, 3rd Baron Neville and (ADI-5) Maud (de PERCY), was born between 1343 and 1365, and died on 14 March 1407[15]. He married before 1 July 1379, (PH-2) JOAN FURNIVALL[15], daughter of (PH-1) Baron William, who was born circa Oct. 1368[15], and died in 1395[15]. [5, 14]

Child: + 9 i. MAUDE8, b. in 1392, d. in 1423; m. (AJK-7) JOHN TALBOT, LORD LIEUTENANT OF IRELAND.

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Generation Eight

9. MAUDE8 DE NEVILLE (Thomas7, John6, Ralph5, Randolph4, Robert3, Robert2, Geoffrey1), daughter of (8) Thomas7, Baron Furnivall and (PH-2) Joan (FURNIVALL), was born in 1392[1], and died in 1423[1]. She married (AJK-7) JOHN TALBOT, LORD LIEUTENANT OF IRELAND, son of (AJK-6) Sir Richard and (AIT-21) Ankaret (le STRANGE), who was born in 1384[1], and died on 17 July 1453[1]. [5, 15]

Child: See (AJK-7) John TALBOT, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland


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Geoffrey FitzRobert de Neville, Baron of Raby's Timeline

Great Hallingby, Essex, England
Staindrop, Durham, England
Age 25
Of, Raby With Keverstone, Staindrop, Durham, England
Age 26
Raby With Keverstone, Staindrop, Durham, England
Age 28
Hornby, Yorkshire, England
Age 30
Raby With Keverstone, Staindrop, Durham, England
September 29, 1242
Age 45
Staindrop, Durham, England
Age 45
Sheriif of Northumberland
Age 45
May 16, 1931
Age 45