Margaret (Stafford) Neville

Margaret (Stafford) Neville (abt. 1365 - abt. 1396)

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Margaret "Countess of Westmoreland" Neville formerly Stafford
Born about in Brancepeth, Durham, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about Jun 1382 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Castle Raby, Durham, Englandmap
Profile last modified 15 Sep 2019 | Created 21 Sep 2010
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Margaret Stafford married by Papal dispensation (dated 19 June 1382) Ralph Neville, Knight of the Garter, 4th Lord Neville of Raby.[1] They had John, Knight, and Ralph, Knight, and six daughters: Maud, Alice, Philippe, Elizabeth, Anne, and Margaret.[1] Margaret died 9 June 1396 and was buried at Brancepeth, Durham, England.[1]

(Margaret and Ralph were 2nd cousins once removed, by descent from Sir Hugh de Audley and Isoude Mortimer).


Margaret Neville - wife of Sir Richard, 3rd Lord Scrope & of William Cressener, Esq.
Alice Neville - wife of Sir Thomas Gray
Anne Neville - wife of Sir Gilbert Umfreville
Philippe Neville - wife of Sir Thomas, 6th Lord Dacre of Gilsland
Maud de Neville - wife of Peter de Mauley, 5th Lord Mauley
Elizabeth - Minoress nun
Sir John Neville, Captain of Verneuil, Keeper of Roxburgh Castle
Sir Ralph Neville - married Mary Ferrers

Research Notes

Estimated Birth Year: "About 1352" was apparently based on the 1351 marriage of her parents. However, her father Hugh was born "in or before 1342",[2] so birth in 1352 triggers a database error (father too young). Her first marriage was 1382, and her husband's birth is given in Richardson as "1364-7 (aged 21 or 24 in 1388)".[3] Therefore, the birth year 1352 in the datafield for this profile was changed to about 1365 as more likely.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol. III, page 246 (Richardson, citation below).
  2. Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p 11 STAFFORD #8. (Richardson; citation below)
  3. Royal Ancestry Vol. IV, p 233 NEVILLE #13. (Richardson; citation below)
See also:
  • 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 IV, page 233 NEVILLE #13; Volume V, page 11 STAFFORD #8
  • Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Volume III, page 246 #8.
  • Margaret Stafford, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed December 30, 2018)
  • Margaret Neville, database online, Wikipedia, Creative Commons ShareAlike License , image

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On 30 Dec 2018 at 11:28 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Birth in 1352 is triggering an error with her father's birth in 1344.

Her first marriage was 1382, and Ralph's birth is given in Richardson as "1364-7 (aged 21 or 24 in 1388)". (Royal Ancestry Vol IV, p 233 NEVILLE #13).

OK to change her birth year to 1365?

Thanks, Liz

P.S. Richardson has Hugh's birth as "in or before 1342". Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p 11 STAFFORD #8.

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