Sir Ralph Lane of Orlingbury

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Ralph Lane

Birthplace: Orlybere (Orlingbury), Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Marston St Lawrence, Northamptonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Lane, of Orlingbury Manor and Jane Lane
Husband of Maud Magdalen Parr and Maud Parr
Father of Sir Ralph Lane, Gov. of Roanoke Colony; Robert Lane; Dorothy Fielding; William Lane; Parr Lane and 1 other

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About Sir Ralph Lane of Orlingbury

F29. Maud (Madgalen) PARR. Born about 1510-1512 at Horton; daughter of Sir William PARR [F24] and Mary SALISBURY. She married Sir Ralph LANE, son of William LANE and Jane MERVIN. Ralph was born in 1509 at Orlingbury Manor, and died in 1582.


  • Ralph Lane (1509-?) married Maud Parr (1507-59) in 1523. Their only three sons were Robert, Ralph and William. Roger born Hereford 1569 was categorically not their son.
  • An undated newspaper clipping filed in the New York Public Library states that "Sir Ralph Lane of Orlingburg, England, whose wife, nee Parr, was a first cousin of Katherine Parr, sixth queen of King Henry VIII, was progenitor of the Lanes of Virginia and North Carolina; he was also the father of Sir Ralph Lane, who founded the colony of Roanoke and was the first English governor in America." The newspaper article concerned Col. Joel Lane of Bloomsbury, North Carolina, a Revolutionary War officer and collateral cousin of Isaac Lane, whose descendants setted in Polk County, Arkansas.


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Sir Ralph Lane of Orlingbury's Timeline

Orlybere (Orlingbury), Northamptonshire, England
Age 14
Northgate, Suffolk, England
January 7, 1527
Age 18
Horton, Northamptonshire, England
Age 21
Exmouth, Devon, England
Age 49
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Age 73
Marston St Lawrence, Northamptonshire, England