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Sir Ralph de Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Lumley, Durham, England
Death: Died in Gloucestershire, England
Cause of death: Executed: Beheaded
Immediate Family:

Son of Marmaduke de Lumley and Mary Margaret Lumley (Holland)
Husband of Eleanor de Neville, Baroness of Lumley
Father of Thomas Lumley; John Lumley; Marmaduke Lumley; Katherine de Lumley; Elizabeth Tirwhit and 1 other
Brother of Robert Lumley; Marmaduke Lumley; Isabel Fulthorp; William Lumley; Isabella Fulthorpe and 3 others

Occupation: 1st Baron Lumley, 1st Lord of Berwick, 1st Baron of Lumley
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About Sir Ralph de Lumley, 1st Baron of Lumley

Ralph de Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley

Ralph de Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley (c. 1360 – January 1400) was an English peer.

Lumley was the second son of Sir Marmaduke de Lumley and his second wife, Margaret de Holand. He married Eleanor de Neville (died after 1441), the third daughter of John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby. Their children included:

  • Thomas de Lumley (died 1400)
  • John Lumley (1383–1421)
  • Marmaduke Lumley (died 1450)
  • Catherine de Lumley (1396–1461), married Sir John Chidioc. They were parents of Margaret Arundel who married Baron John la Zouche.

In 1384, Richard II created Lumley Baron Lumley by writ of summons. He was captured by the Scots at the Battle of Otterburn in 1388 but released by 1389. He was granted permission to build and crenellate a castle at Lumley in 1392. He joined the conspiracy to murder Henry IV and restore Richard II in 1399 (known mainly as the Epiphany Rising), but was captured and beheaded (at Cirencester), attainted in Parliament in March 1401 and his peerage forfeited to The Crown. His grandson, Thomas obtained a reversal of the attainder in 1461.



  • Sir Ralph de Lumley, 1st Lord Lumley1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
  • M, #16613, b. circa 1360, d. 5 January 1400
  • Father Sir Marmaduke de Lumley15,16,17 b. 4 Sep 1314, d. 26 Sep 1365
  • Mother Margaret de Holand15,16,17 d. a 26 Sep 1365
  • Sir Ralph de Lumley, 1st Lord Lumley was born circa 1360 at of Lumley & Stranton, Durham, England; Age 13 or 14 in 1374, age 21 in 1381.2,5,11 He married Eleanor Neville, daughter of Sir John de Neville, 3rd Baron Neville, Ambassador to France, Admiral of the Fleet Northwards, Lt. of Aquitaine and Maud de Percy, circa 1380; They had 12 children. This included 5 sons (Thomas; Sir John; George; William; & Marmaduke, Bishop of Carlisle & Lincoln, Treasurer of England) and 3 daughters (Elizabeth, wife of Adam Tyrwhit, Esq; Margaret, wife of Sir John Clervaux; & Katherine, wife of Sir John Chidiock).2,18,3,5,8,9,11,13 Sir Ralph de Lumley, 1st Lord Lumley died on 5 January 1400 at Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England; Taken by the townsfolk of Cirencester and beheaded. Buried in the Cathedral yard at Durham; but his bones were moved to Chester-le-Street, Durham in 1594.2,5,11
  • Family Eleanor Neville b. c 1365, d. a 16 Jul 1447
  • Children
    • Elizabeth Lumley+19,2,20,5,21,11,22
    • Thomas de Lumley b. c 1381
    • Sir John de Lumley+2,5,11 b. 2 Feb 1383, d. 22 Mar 1421
    • Marmaduke de Lumley, Bishop of Carlisle & Lincoln, Lord High Treasurer of England5 b. c 1385, d. 18 Dec 1450
    • Katherine Lumley+3,4,5,6,7,23,9,10,11,12,14 b. c 1392, d. 2 Jun 1461
    • (Miss) Lumley+ b. c 1394
  • Citations
  • [S4806] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 460, Vol. VIII, p. 269; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 2194; Wallop Family, Vol. 4, line 233.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 479.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 41.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 19-20.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 80-81.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 141.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 183.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 245.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 165-166.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 571-572.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 670-671.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 157.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 231.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 679-680.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 478-479.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 79-80.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 670.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 539-540.
  • [S11579] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. I, by John Burke, Esq.,, p. 584.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 733.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 242.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 223.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 460.
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  • Ralph de Lumley, 1st Lord Lumley1
  • M, #892, b. circa 1360, d. January 1399/0
  • Last Edited=14 Nov 2014
  • Ralph de Lumley, 1st Lord Lumley was born circa 1360.1 He married Eleanor de Neville, daughter of John de Neville, 3rd Lord Neville and Maud de Percy.1 He died in January 1399/0.1
  • He was created 1st Lord Lumley [England] in 1384.
  • Children of Ralph de Lumley, 1st Lord Lumley
    • Elizabeth de Lumley+2
    • Sir John Lumley+
  • Citations
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VIII, page 270. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 355. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
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  • Ralph LUMLEY (1° B. Lumley)
  • Born: BET 1360 - 1364
  • Died: 5 Jan 1399/00, Attainted
  • Notes: was but thirteen years of age when he inherited, through the death of his brother in 1374, the manors of Moresome Magna, Moreseom Parva, Lythum, Merske, Brocton, Hylderwell, Skyneer Green, Lyvertoun, North Cave, Rotese-on-the-wolds, Lound, Langtose, Swaythorpe, Thorpe juxta Kilton, Foxholes, Thweng with the advowson of the church, Kilton Castle, Stotevil fee and Blum-fee. In 1385 when he was knighted and created first Lord of Lumley, he owned, besides the estates mentioned, other estates in the Bishopric of Durham, the manors of East and West Chivington and other tenements and incomes.
  • From 1385 until the deposition of Richard II, in 1399, he was a Member of Parliament with the barons of the realm. In 1385 the family had won such recognition that Ralph Lumley was knighted and created the first Lord of Lumley.
  • Lord Lumley had been slain in the capture, dying, as he had lived, a true subject of King Richard, to whom he had sworn fealty.
  • Father: Marmaduke LUMLEY
  • Mother: Margaret HOLLAND
  • Married: Eleanor NEVILLE (B. Lumley) BEF 1378, Raby, Durham, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Thomas LUMLEY (d. 1404. dsp. Attainted with his father)
    • 2. John LUMLEY
    • 3. William LUMLEY
    • 4. Marmaduke LUMLEY (Bishop of Carlisle and Lincoln)
    • 5. Elizabeth LUMLEY
    • 6. Catherine LUMLEY
    • ¿7. Dau. LUMLEY?
  • From: LUMLEY (1° B. Lumley)


  • Sir Ralph Lumley
  • Birth: 1360
  • Death: Jan. 5, 1400
  • Knight of Lumley and Stranton, Durham, Holme, Yorkshire.
  • Second son of Sir Marmaduke de Lumley and his second wife Margaret de Holand. Grandson of Sir Robert de Lumley and Lucy Thweng, Robert de Holand and Elizabeth. Heir to his older brother, Sir Robert de Lumley.
  • Husband of Eleanor de Neville, daughter of Sir John de Neville and Maud de Percy, daughter of Sir Henry and descendant of King John of England. They had twelve children including;
    • Thomas
    • Sir John
    • George
    • William
    • Marmaduke, Bishop of Carlisle and Lincoln, Treasurer of England
    • Elizabeth
    • Margaret, wife of Sir John Clervaux
    • Katherine
  • Ralph was present at the coronation of King Richard III in 1483, summoned to Parliament in 1384, and was in the retinue of Henry de Percy to Scotland in 1385, 1387 and 1388.
  • Ralph was taken prisoner by the Scots at the Battle of Otterburn in 19 Aug 1388 his ransom being paid in part by King Richard II. He became very active in the conspiracies, agreeing to imprison Richard, but then joined the plot to murder the new King Henry IV and restore Richard. Ralph was among the conspirators who were captured by the townsfolk of Cirencester and beheaded 05 Jan 1400, and buried at the Cathedral yard at Durham. Ralph's bones were removed to Chester-le-Street in 1594.
  • Parliament attainted his lands in March of 1401, his possessions granted to John, Earl of Somerset, with a small maintenance annual allowance of £100 to Ralph's widow and her twelve children.
  • Family links:
  • Children:
    • John Lumley (1383 - 1421)*
    • Katherine de Lumley Chidiock (1399 - 1461)*
  • Burial: St. Mary and St. Cuthbert Church, Chester-Le-Street, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 103256062
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  • John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby, KG c.1337 – 17 October 1388) was an English peer and soldier.[a]
  • John Neville, born at Raby Castle, Durham, between 1337 and 1340, was the eldest son of Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron Neville de Raby, and Alice Audley. He had five brothers, including Alexander Neville, Archbishop of York, and four sisters.[1]
  • .... etc.
  • Neville married, before 1362, firstly, Maud Percy (d. before 18 February 1379), daughter of Henry de Percy, 2nd Baron Percy of Alnwick, Northumberland, and Idoine de Clifford, daughter of Robert de Clifford, 1st Baron de Clifford, by whom he had two sons and five daughters:[6]
    • Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland.
    • Sir Thomas Neville of Brancepeth, who married Maud Stanhope.
    • Alice Neville, who married William Deincourt, 3rd Baron Deincourt.
    • Maud Nevile.
    • Idoine Neville.
    • Eleanor Neville, who married Ralph de Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley.
    • Elizabeth Neville, who became a nun.
  • After his first wife Maud's death in 1379 Neville married secondly, before 9 October 1381, Elizabeth Latimer (d. 5 November 1395), daughter of William Latimer, 4th Baron Latimer, by whom he had a son and a daughter:[7]
    • John Neville, 6th Baron Latimer (c.1382 – 10 December 1430), who married firstly, Maud Clifford (c.26 August 1446), daughter of Thomas de Clifford, 6th Baron de Clifford, whom he divorced before 1413x17, and by whom he had no issue. She married secondly, Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge.[8]
    • Elizabeth Neville, who married, before 27 May 1396, Sir Thomas Willoughby (died shortly before 20 August 1417) son of Robert Willoughby, 4th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (c.1348-50 – 9 August 1396), by whom she had one child, Sir John Willoughby (c.1400 – 24 February 1437).[9]
  • After Neville's death, his widow, Elizabeth, married, as his second wife, Robert Willoughby, 4th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (c.1348-50 – 9 August 1396), by whom she had a daughter, Margaret Willoughby.[10]
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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 34
  • Lumley, Marmaduke by William Arthur Jobson Archbold ?
  • LUMLEY, MARMADUKE (d. 1450), bishop successively of Carlisle and Lincoln, was fourth son of Sir Ralf Lumley, a partisan of Richard II, who died in 1400 fighting at Cirencester against Henry IV. His mother was Eleanor, daughter of John, lord Nevill of Raby, and sister of Ralf Nevill, first earl of Westmorland. He was educated at Cambridge, probably at Trinity Hall, and graduated LL.B. On 16 July 1425 he became precentor of Lincoln Cathedral, and he held at the same time the archdeaconry of Northumberland, as he exchanged both preferments on 12 Nov. 1427 for the rectory of Stepney; for some time between 1407 and 1430 he was rector of Charing, Kent. In 1427 he was chancellor of the university of Cambridge, and in 1429 he was elected master of Trinity Hall. He held the mastership until 1443. On 30 Nov. 1429 Lumley was elected bishop of Carlisle, and consecrated 16 April following. In 1430–1, 1447, and 1449 he was a trier of petitions. He now became a regular attendant at the meetings of the privy council, and, as an opponent of Gloucester's supremacy, resisted the attempt made on 6 Nov. 1431 to deprive Beaufort of the see of Winchester, and argued against the proposal made on 28 Nov. to increase Gloucester's salary. On 14 May 1433 Lumley, with the abbot of Glastonbury and others, received permission to attend the council of Basle, but he does not seem to have left England (cf. Rotuli Scotiæ, ii. 282). Having suffered severely from the incursions of the Scots, he was, on 12 July 1434, appointed a commissioner to arrange a treaty. He was assessed at one hundred marcs in 1436 for the loan towards the expedition for France, but was fully occupied in protecting the west marches (ib. ii. 296–7), and in February 1438 he was nominated an English representative at the council of Ferrara. In 1447 Lumley became lord high treasurer of England. In 1448 the king wished the pope to translate Lumley to London, but Thomas Kemp was preferred. The letters which passed on the subject are preserved in the ‘Bekynton Correspondence’ (Rolls. Ser.), i. 156–9. By the agency of the Duke of Suffolk, and in spite of the opposition of the Duke of Gloucester and Lord Scrope, he was translated to the bishopric of Lincoln by papal bull dated 28 Jan. 1449–1450. He died at London intestate on 18 Dec. 1450. He was a benefactor to Cambridge, giving 200l. towards the building of Queens' College, and presenting books to its library.
  • [Surtees's Durham, i. 162; Jefferson's Hist. of Carlisle, p. 203; Browne Willis's Cathedrals, iii. 56; Hasted's Kent, iii. 219; Nicholas's Proceedings of the Privy Council, iv. 8 and sq., vol. v. passim, vi. 328; Rolls of Parliament, iv. 368, 422, v. 129, 141; Letters of Margaret of Anjou, ed. Monro (Camd. Soc.), pp. 111, 112, 148; Letters and Papers illustrative of the Wars of the Engl. in France … ed. Stephenson (Rolls. Ser.), ii. 766, 769; Le Neve's Fasti (Hardy), ii. 19, 84, iii. 238, 307, 600, 679; Godwin, De Præsulibus, pp. 298, 768; Three Fifteenth Cent. Chron. ed. Gairdner (Camd. Soc.), 151.]
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  • Marmaduke Lumley (died 1450) was an English priest, Bishop of Carlisle from 1429 to 1450. He was a son of Ralph de Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley and Eleanor de Neville.[1] He was elected about 5 December 1429, and consecrated on 16 April 1430.[2] He was Bishop of Lincoln for a short time before his death in December 1450.[3] He was educated at University of Cambridge and was appointed Precentor of Lincoln Cathedral in 1425. He also became Chancellor of the University of Cambridge in 1427 and was Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge from 1429 to 1443.[citation needed] From 1446 to 1449 he served as Lord High Treasurer of England.[4]
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Section XM: Descendants of Robert de Lumley David Thaler 18043 NE 132nd St, Redmond WA 98052 Send questions and corrections to: HTML generated by Issue v1.3.6 on 8 Dec. 2008 From Thaler_export.ged


Generation One 1. ROBERT1 DE LUMLEY of Lumley, Durham, England, United Kingdom was born between 1254 and 1300, and died between 1313 and 1410.

He married LUCY DE THWENG. Child: + 2 i. MARMADUKE2, b. on 4 Sept. 1314, d. on 23 Sept. 1365; m. MARGARET before 1354. 


Generation Two 2. MARMADUKE2 DE LUMLEY (Robert1), son of (1) Robert1 and Lucy (de THWENG) LUMLEY, was born on 4 Sept. 1314[2], and died on 23 Sept. 1365[2]. He married before 1354, MARGARET[2]. [2] Child: + 3 i. RALPH3, 1ST BARON LUMLEY, b. INT circa 1360 (61 ()), d. on 5 Jan. 1399/1400; m. (ABN-7) ELEANOR NEVILLE. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Generation Three 3. RALPH3 DE LUMLEY, 1ST BARON LUMLEY (Marmaduke2, Robert1), son of (2) Marmaduke2 and Margaret LUMLEY, was born INT circa 1360 (61 ())[3], and died on 5 Jan. 1400[3]. He married (ABN-7) ELEANOR NEVILLE, daughter of (ABN-6) John, 3rd Baron Neville and (ADI-5) Maud (de PERCY), who died after 16 July 1447[3]. [5, 4] Child: + 4 i. KATHERINE4; m. (IV-1) SIR JOHN CHIDIOCK.

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Generation Four 4. KATHERINE4 LUMLEY (Ralph3, Marmaduke2, Robert1), daughter of (3) Ralph3, 1st Baron Lumley and (ABN-7) Eleanor (NEVILLE), was born between 1374 and 1401, and died between 1423 and 1510. She married (IV-1) SIR JOHN CHIDIOCK, who was born on 1 Nov. 1401 in Dorset, England. [1, 6] Child: See (IV-1) Sir John CHIDIOCK


1. Douglas Richardson, "Plantagenet Ancestry", Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, p.180, 479. 2. Ibid., p.478. 3. Ibid., p.479. 4. Ibid., p.479, 540. 5. Gary Boyd Roberts, "Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants", Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002, p.354. 6. Ibid., p.355.

Sir Ralph de Lumley, his second son and eventual heir, was summoned to parliament as a baron in 1384. He fought under the Percy standard in the Scottish wars of Richard II., and was twice Governor of Berwick-upon-Tweed. After the usurpation of the throne by Henry IV., he joined the Earl of Kent in an insurrection for the restoration of the deposed King Richard, and was slain in a skirmish near Cirencester in 1400. He, with Thomas, his eldest son, was attainted, and his manors and castles were confiscated, but 11 years later the family honours and estates were restored in Sir John, a younger son. Marmaduke, the youngest son of Sir Ralph, is perhaps the most illustrious name in the family. He was educated at Cambridge and became a priest. Church preferments literally poured upon him. He was Chancellor of the University in 1417-18; Master of Trinity Hall, from 1429 to 1443; Precentor of Lincoln, 1425-27; Rector of Stepney, London, 1427, and Archdeacon of Northumberland in the same year. He was Bishop of Carlisle from 1429 to 1450, when he was advanced to the bishopric of Lincoln, but died the same year. He was also for some time Treasurer of England.

Beheaded by the Citizens of Gloucestershire


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Lumley, Durham, England
May 31, 1379
Age 19
Chester, Durham, , England
February 2, 1383
Age 23
Age 26
Chester, Durham, , England
January 5, 1400
Age 40
Gloucestershire, England
Age 40
Arundel, Sussex, England
Age 40
Staindrop, County Durham, England
March 8, 1994
Age 40
June 29, 1994
Age 40