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Geoffrey de Neville, II

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Hornby, Yorkshire, England
Death: March 26, 1285 (60)
Hornby, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Geoffrey FitzRobert de Neville, Baron of Raby and Joan Margaret de Monmouth
Husband of Margaret de Neville, Hornby
Father of John de Neville, Knight; Robert de Neville, of Hornby; Geoffrey De Neville; Edmund de Neville; William de Neville and 2 others
Brother of Robert de Neville, Lord of Raby and Hugh Neville
Half brother of Agnes de Neville; John de Neville and Hugh De Neville

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About Geoffrey de Neville, II

  • Sir Geoffrey de Neville, Governor of Scarborough, Chief Justice of the Forest beyond Trent1,2
  • M, #11552, d. circa 16 March 1285
  • Father Geoffrey de Neville, Sheriff of Northumberland b. c 1200, d. a 1258
  • Mother Joan of Monmouth d. a 1247
  • Sir Geoffrey de Neville, Governor of Scarborough, Chief Justice of the Forest beyond Trent was born at Lancashire, Appleby, Lincolnshire, Hoton-Longvillers, Yorkshire. He married Margaret de Lungvilliers, daughter of Sir John de Lungvilliers, before 1267 at of Farnley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England; They had 6 sons (John; Geoffrey; Robert; Sir Edmund; Walter; & William, a cleric) & 1 daughter (Margaret, wife of Sir Robert de Northmilford).3 Sir Geoffrey de Neville, Governor of Scarborough, Chief Justice of the Forest beyond Trent died circa 16 March 1285 at of Hornby, Melling & Tunstall, Lancashire, England.2
  • Family Margaret de Lungvilliers d. c 20 Feb 1319
  • Children
    • Robert de Neville+2 d. b 1335
    • Sir John Neville+ b. 10 Aug 1269, d. 1309
  • Citations
  • [S3194] Unknown author, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 440; Wallop Family, Vol. 4, line 728; Stemmata Robertson, p. 239.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 315-316.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 315.
  • From:


  • Geoffrey (VIII) de Neville1
  • M, #19612, d. before 26 March 1285
  • Last Edited=4 Jun 2008
  • Geoffrey (VIII) de Neville was the son of Geoffrey (VII) de Neville and Joan de Monmouth.1 He married Margaret de Lungvilliers, daughter of John de Lungvilliers, before 1267.1 He died before 26 March 1285.1
  • He fought in the Battle of Lewes in 1264, where he fought for King Henry III against Simon de Montfort.1 He was pleas of the forests beyond Trent in 1270.1 He was pleas of the forest in Cumberland, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire in 1270.1 He held the office of Governor of Scarborough Castle in 1270.1 He held the office of Chief Justice.1
  • Children of Geoffrey (VIII) de Neville and Margaret de Lungvilliers
    • Sir Robert (I) de Neville+
    • Geoffrey (IX) de Neville1
    • John (V) de Neville, Lord of Hornby+ b. 10 Aug 1269, d. b Apr 1309
    • Edmund de Neville2 b. b 1284
    • William de Neville2 b. b 1285
    • Margaret de Neville+2 b. b 1285
  • Citations
  • [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 13. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  • [S8] BP1999. [S8]
  • From:


  • Geoffrey De NEVILLE (Sir)
  • Born: 1242, Raby Castle, Durham, England
  • Died: 26 Mar 1285
  • Notes: Duke Commissioned to rule over Westmorland Co. by King Edward I. Governor of Scarborough Castle.
  • Father: Geoffrey De NEVILLE
  • Mother: Joan PLANTAGENET
  • Married: Margaret De LONGVILLERS (dau. of Sir John Longvillers) ABT 1267, Farnley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Geoffrey De NEVILLE
    • 2. Edmund De NEVILLE
    • 3. William De NEVILLE
    • 4. John De NEVILLE (Sir Knight)
    • 5. Robert De NEVILLE (Sir)
    • 6. Margaret De NEVILLE
  • From: De NEVILLE (Sir)1


  • 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. In 1264 he was with Prince Edward, and was captured at the battle of Lewes, but was soon exchanged for Robert Newington, who had been made prisoner by the king at Northampton. On Edward's escape in 1265 Neville again joined him, and was present when he recaptured Dover, being left in charge as constable of the castle (Gervase of Canterbury, ii. 243). The following year, perhaps as a reward for his fidelity, he was granted the right of free market in his town of Appleby, Lincolnshire. In 1270 he was governor of Scarborough Castle, and also head of the justices in eyre for pleas of the forests beyond the Trent. In 1275 he was appointed chief assessor in Cumberland and Lancashire, of the fifteenth granted by the prelates, earls and barons. The next two years he was summoned to serve in the campaigns against Llywelyn. In 1280 he was chief justice in eyre for pleas of the forest in Nottinghamshire, and in 1282 he was summoned to serve against Llywelyn in April, May, and August. In 1283 he was present at the Shrewsbury parliament, and in the same year was one of the executors of his brother Robert. Geoffrey died in 1285.
  • 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.]
  • From:,_Geoffrey_de_(d.1285)_(DNB00)


  • 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.]
  • From:,_Robert_de_(DNB00)


  • 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.


  • 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) JOHN Neville of Hornby (1269-[1309]). m PERNEL, daughter of --- (-[1346/49]).
        • i) JOHN (-1335).
      • b) GEOFFREY .
      • c) ROBERT . m ---. The name of Robert´s wife is not known. Robert & his wife had one child:
        • i) ROBERT (before 1312-1342). m firstly JOAN, daughter of HENRY de Atherton & his wife ---. m secondly as her second husband, ELIZABETH de St Lawrence, widow of ROGER de Kirkby, daughter of THOMAS de St Lawrence & his wife ---. Robert & his first wife had six children:
          • (a) .... etc.
      • d) EDMUND .
      • e) WILLIAM .
    • 4. JOHN . Clerk.
  • From:


  • 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.


  • 'Nevill04'
  • Geoffrey de Nevill (d before 26.03.1285)
  • m. (c1267) Margaret Longvilliers (d c02.1318/9, dau of Sir John Longvilliers)
    • 1. John de Neville (b 10.08.1269, d 1309)
    • m. Pernel (d before 06.1349)
      • A. John de Neville (b 30.11.1299/1300, dsp before 01.12.1335)
    • 2. Robert de Neville (3rd son)
      • A. Sir Robert de Neville of Hornby (a 07.1373)
      • m1. Joan de Atherton (a 07.1348, dau of Henry de Atherton (by Emma), son of Hugh)
        • i. Robert de Neville of Hornby, Sheriff of Yorkshire, Lord (d 04.04.1413)
        • m. (by 12.1344) Margaret de la Pole (dau of Sir William de la Pole)
          • a. Thomas de Neville (dvp before 1387)
            • (1) Margaret de Neville (b c1384, dsps)
            • m. (before 15.02.1403/4) Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter (b c01.1377, d 27.12.1417/1426)
          • The husbands of Robert's daughters were reported in VCH (1914, Lancashire vol 8, Hornby).
          • b. Margaret de Neville
          • m. Sir William Harington of Hornby (b c1365, d 1440)
          • c. Joan de Neville
          • m. Sir John Langton
        • ii.+ other issue - John, Giles, Thomas, William, Geoffrey
      • m2. Elizabeth de St. Laurence (dau of Thomas de St. Laurence)
    • 3. Sir Edmund de Nevile of Liversedge
    • m. Isola Flamburgh (dau of Robert Flamburgh)
      • A. William de Neville (d c1369)
      • m. Elizabeth Harington (dau of Sir John Harington of Farlton by Katherine Sherburn)
        • i. Sir John de Neville, Sheriff of Yorkshire
        • m. Alice Sherwood (dau of Henry Sherwood)
          • a. Sir Robert Nevile of Liversedge (d by 1438)
          • m. Alice Gascoygne (dau of Richard Gascoygne of Hunslet)
            • (1) Sir Robert Nevile of Liversedge or Liversage
            • m1. _ Scargyll
              • (A) Elsabeth (or Katherine) Nevile
              • m. (1456) Thomas (not Richard) Beaumont of Whytley (d1495)
              • (B) daughter
              • m. _ Lacy
            • BLG1952 identifies Sir Robert's 2nd wife as Eleanor, dau of Sir William Molyneux of Sefton. BEB1841 identifies Anne, dau of Richard Molyneux, as wife of Richard Nevill of Liversedge. Visitation, which calles her Ellen, does not name her father other than as Molyneux of Lancashyre.
            • m2. Eleanor/Ellen or Anne Molyneux (dau of Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton)
              • (C) Sir John Nevile of Liversedge or Liversage, Sheriff of Yorkshire (d 1502)
              • m. Maud Ryther (dau of Sir William Ryther of Ryther)
                • (i) Thomas Nevile of Liversedge (dvp)
                • m. Isabell Sheffield (dau of Sir Robert Sheffield)
                  • (a) Sir Robert Nevile of Liversedge
                  • m. Elenor Towneley (dau of Sir John Towneley of Towneley)
                    • ((1)) Sir John Nevile of Liversedge (a 1563)
                    • m1. Dorothy Danby (dau of Sir Christopher Danby of Thorp)
                      • ((A)) Elsabeth Nevile
                      • m. Hugh Ayscough of Revesby (bur 23.02.1625-6)
                      • ((B)) Jane Nevile
                      • m. Roger Cholmondeley (brother of Sir Richard of Thornton)
                      • ((C))+ other issue - Robert (a 1563), Elenor
                    • m2. Beatrice Home (dau of Henry Brome of Wrenthorp)
                      • ((E)) Mary Nevile probably the Mary who married ...
                      • m. Edmond Eltoft of Farnhill (b c1517, d 1587)
                      • ((F))+ other issue - Matthew, Edmond, Saintmon, Grace, Duglas, Margaret
                    • ((2)) Margaret Nevile
                    • m. Raff Byston (Beeston) of Byston
                    • ((3)) Rosamund Nevile (dsp)
                    • m. Sir Robert Nevell
                    • ((4)) Katherine Nevile
                    • m. Richard Beaumont of Whitley Beaumont (b c10.1511, d 11.03.1573)
                    • ((5)) Elsabeth Nevile
                    • m. Francis Woodroff of Wolley (d 20.08.1592)
                    • ((6)) Elenor Nevile
                    • m. Christopher Ratclyff
                    • ((7))+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), Robert (dsp), Henry
                  • (b) Edmond Nevile
                  • (c) Izabell or Elizabeth Nevile
                  • m. John Poppeley of Morehouse (b 1485, d 1529)
                • (ii) Sir John Nevile of Chevet, Sheriff of Yorkshire (3rd son)
                • Dugdale shows this John as grandson rather than son of Sir John and Maud, there being an intermediary generation, a Robert.
                • m. Elizabeth Bosvile (dau of William Bosvile of Chevet)
                  • (a) Henry Nevile of Chevet or Chute
                  • m. (1533) Dorothy Dawney (dau of Sir John Dawney of Cowick)
                    • ((1)) Gervase Nevile of Chevet (a 1585)
                    • m. Anne Greenhalgh (dau of Thomas Greenhalgh of Teversall)
                      • ((A)) Henry Nevile of Chevet (b c1572) - continued below
                      • m. Eleanor Sandford (dau of Hercy Sandford of Thorpe Salvin)
                    • ((2)) Francis Nevile
                    • m. Prudence Waterhouse (dau of George Waterhouse of Harthill)
                      • ((A))+ issue (a 1612) - Gervase (b c1608) , Henry, Cotton
                    • ((3)) Mary Nevile
                    • m. Edward Draycott (son of George of Eddeshall)
                    • ((4)) Elizabeth Nevile
                    • m. Richard Palmes (son of Nicholas of Naburne)
                    • ((5)) Frances Nevile
                    • m. Richard Palmes (son of William of Naburne family)
                  • (b) Francis Nevile 'of Barby' (3rd son)
                  • m. Elsabeth Pygot (dsp, dau of Thomas Pygot, 'Lady Brandon')
                  • (c) Elsabeth Nevile
                  • m. Roger Rokeley of Faithwayte
                  • (d) Anne Nevile
                  • m1. Thomas Drakes of Woodhall (d before 25.02.1566)
                  • m2. Thomas Gregson (a 1585)
                  • (e) Mary Nevile (d 10.04.1564)
                  • m. Sir Gervase Clifton of Clifton and Hodsock (d 1587)
                  • (f)+ other issue - Richard, William (dsp), Edith (dsp), William (dsp)
                • (iii) Elizabeth Nevile possibly of this generation
                • m. (1493/4) Thomas Stapleton (d 1526)
                • (iv)+ other issue - George (dsp), Edward, Robert, William. Beatrice (dsp)
              • (D) Jane Nevile
              • m. Richard Bosvyle of Goodthwaite (son of John of Ardesley)
              • (E) Alison Nevile
              • m. John Southill of Southill (d 28.09.1498)
              • (F) Anne Nevile
              • m. (1447-8) Aylmar Burdet of Denby
            • (2) Elizabeth Nevile apparently of this generation
            • m. John Woodrove of Woolley (b c1416, d 20.10.1487)
          • b. Anne Nevile probably of this generation
          • m. Sir William Mauleverer
    • 4.+ other issue - Geoffrey, William
  • Main source(s): BLG1952 (Nevile of Skelbrooke formerly of Chevet) with input from TCP (Neville of Hornby), Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Nevell), Visitation (Foster 1875, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Nevile of Chevet), Visitation (Surtees Society 1869, Yorkshire, Dugdale 1664-6, Nevill of Chevet)


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Hornby, Yorkshire, England
August 10, 1269
Age 44
Of, Hornby, Lancashire, England
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