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Margaret (Neville) le Scrope (1396 - abt. 1464)

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Margaret le Scrope formerly Neville
Born in Raby, Durham, Englandmap
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Wife of — married before [location unknown]
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Died about in Clare, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Margaret Neville[1]

Father: Ralph Neville, K.G. (c1365-21 Oct. 1425), 1st Earl of Westmoreland, 4th Lord Neville of Raby, son of John de Neville and his 1st wife, Maud de Percy[1]
Mother: Margaret Stafford (died 9 June 1396), daughter of Hugh de Stafford, K.G., 2nd Earl of Stafford, by Philippe, daughter of Thomas de Beauchamp[1]
parents' marriage by papal dispensation dated 19 June 1382[1]
  1. before 31 December 1413, Richard le Scrope (1394-1420), son of Sir Roger le Scrope, 2nd Lord Scrope of Bolton, and Margaret Tibetot[1]
  2. before 5 November 1427, William Cressener (1392-1454), son of Robert Cressener[1]
by Richard le Scrope, Knt., 3rd Lord Scrope of Bolton[1]
by William Cressener, Esq.
  • Alexander Cressener, Esq.,[1] Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (1465)[2]
  • John Cressener[1]
  • Ralph Cressener[1]
Margaret, Lady Scrope, widow of William Cressener, died 1463/4 and was buried in the convent of the Augustine Friars at Clare, Suffolk.[1]

Research Notes

Estimated birth year: 1396 is an estimate. Ralph and Margaret (Stafford) Neville married in 1382 and had eight children; her mother died in 1396. Of the six daughters, Margaret was listed last. Her brother John was born in or before 1387. Her first husband was born in 1394 and her second in 1392.[1]

Death date: Richardson has 1463/4.[1] Datafield had 4 March 1463, but no source for that date in the text. Dual dating is common for January-March dates prior to 1752.[3]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Volume V, pp 167-168 TIBETOT #12. Richard le Scrope, Knt.; Volume IV, pp 233-238 NEVILLE Margaret Neville
  2. Wikipedia: Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk
  3. See Sue Roe's The Problem of Dates and also this WikiTree help page.
See also:
  • Frederick Lewis Weis, Th.D., The Magna Carta Sureties, 1215 (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 5th Edition - 1999)
  • Margaret de Neville, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed 30 December 2018), citing Weis, p 56; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 249; and Douglas Richardson's works:
    • Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, pp 246-248; Vol. IV., p 198
    • Plantagenet Ancestry, pp 187-188, 540-544, 645
    • Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, pp 232, 236; Vol. V, p 166


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Magna Carta ancestry
Margaret Neville is a descendant of Magna Carta surety barons Hugh le Bigod, Roger le Bigod, Gilbert de Clare, Richard de Clare, John Fitz Robert, John de Lacy, and Saher de Quincy
The following Gateway Ancestors are in a Magna Carta project-approved/badged trail to her:
A re-review of trails completed prior to 2018 is underway. This profile was re-reviewed 30 December 2018. See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails. ~ Noland-165 09:42, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

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On 22 Feb 2019 at 23:15 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Source: Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), volume V, page 167 TIBETOT 12.

Margaret Neville, married (1st) Richard Le Scrope. She married (2nd) before 5 Nov. 1427 William Cressener. They had three sons, Alexander, John, and Ralph.

Thank you!

On 22 Dec 2015 at 05:04 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

update - issue resolved

see sources on dad's profile (just one Margery/Margaret by 1st wife)

On 22 Dec 2015 at 05:03 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Neville-1450 and Neville-177 appear to represent the same person because: Ralph had a lot of kids, but only one namesake for his first wife Margaret - Margaret, not Margery, according to Richardson. He married his 2nd wife in 1396.

On 15 Aug 2015 at 19:40 GMT Jayme (Mullins) Arrington wrote:

Would it be acceptable to add that she is also a descendant of Saher de Quincy? Her father is already badged and she is already badged for a connection that goes through her father.

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