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Ralph Vernon (1190 - 1270)

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Ralph "Baron of Shipbrook" Vernon
Born in Shipbrook, Cheshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Shiprock, Cheshire, , Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Shipbrook, Cheshire, Englandmap
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Ralph Vernon, de jure Baron of Shipbrook was the son of Sir Richard de Vernon and brother of Warren (Warin?) Vernon, who died in France and his estates were split between his daughters and his brother Ralph.

Ralph at the time was a priest and Rector of Hanwell. He left the church, m.(1) Cecilia Crew and had a son Ralph (b. 1241), and (2) Maud Grosvenor.


Reverend Ralphe (Ralph) de VERNON. Rector of Hanwell.
F48. (Reverend) Ralphe (Ralph) de VERNON. Rector of Hanwell. Born (about 1193)(about 1220)(1221-V61, V62)(1225) at Shipbrook (Shipbroke), Cheshire, England; son of Sir Warin de VERNON [F9] and Auda de MALBANK. He held the royal title of Rector of Hanwell, but quietly set aside his vow of celibacy and made a match with Cecilia CREW (Lysons says there was no marriage certificate), and became the father of a son, who has given to the pedigree of the Shipbroke branch of his race that air of mystery and delicacy usually spoken of with incredulity and whisper. But it appears there was a buxom widow, (2) Maud GROSVENOR (b.abt1231), by whom he also had issue. This Ralph wrested half the baronial estate of Shipbrook from his nieces, children of his brother Warine VERNON [F42], becoming de jure Baron of Shipbrook (magnate, not member of peerage). He died in 1270. CHILDREN of Ralph and Cecilia CREW: Sir Ralph DE VERNON [F130], Richard de VERNON [F152]. CHILDREN of Ralph and Maud GROSVENOR: Eustatia De VERNON [F225]. {S2,S11,S44,S62,S66}.


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