Sir Ralph Percy (d. 25 Apr 1464 Battle of Hedgeley Moor) is the seventh son of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland
Parents: Sir Henry Percy, 5th Lord Percy, and Eleanor Neville, widow of Richard le Despenser (died before April 16, 1414). Eleanor was the daughter of Sir Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland, 4th Lord Neville of Raby, by his 2nd wife, Joan Beaufort, "legitimized daughter of John of Gaunt, K.G., Duke of Acquitaine and Lancaster...(son of King Edward III)." Sir Henry was the son Henry "Hotspur" Percy, K.G., K.B., by Elizabeth Mortimer.
Wars of the Roses
guarded Dustanburg castle & negotiated its surrender to Yorkists in Sep 1461; cont as gov of the castle for Yorkists.
Oct 1462: switched back to Lancastrian side, only to later surrender to the Yorkists again. Terms allowed him to be gov. of Dustanburg and Bamburgh.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Ralph by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
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