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Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland

Sir Ralph de Neville was born in Raby , County Durham, England, and was created 1st Earl of Westmoreland in 1397. A Knight of the Garter, and supporter of King Henry IV of England, he was the son of John de Neville and Maud Percy. His first wife (1382) was Margaret Stafford, daughter of Sir Hugh Stafford and Philippa de Beauchamp. On November 29, 1396, he married as his second wife Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster (the son of Edward III) and Katherine de Roet (better known as Katherine Swynford). Ralph de Neville and Joan Beaufort had at least ten children, including:

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