Ralph de Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley

Unknown - King Richard II (1377-1399) and Ralph de Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley (beheaded) - Leeds Castle

Ralph de Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley (c. 1360 – January 1400) was an English peer and soldier. He was deputy-governor of Berwick-upon-Tweed.[1]

Lumley was the second son of Sir Marmaduke de Lumley and his second wife, Margaret (or Mary) de Holland, daughter of Robert de Holland, 1st Baron Holand.[2]

In 1384, Richard II created Lumley Baron Lumley by writ of summons. He was captured by the Scots at the Battle of Otterburn in 1388 but released by 1389.[3]

Lumley was granted permission to build and crenellate a castle at Lumley in 1392. He joined his cousin, Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey in the conspiracy to murder Henry IV and restore Richard II in 1399 (known mainly as the Epiphany Rising), but was captured and beheaded (at Cirencester), attainted in Parliament in March 1401 and his peerage forfeited to The Crown. His grandson, Thomas obtained a reversal of the attainder in 1461.[1]

He married Eleanor de Neville (died after 1441), the third daughter of John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby. Their children included:


  1. 1 2 Burke, John (1833). A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. H. Colburn and R. Bentley. p. 404. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. Lodge, John; Archdall, Mervyn (1789). The Peerage Of Ireland: Or,A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility Of That Kingdom. Moore. p. 252. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  3. "History of Lumley Castle". Lumley Castle. Retrieved 16 September 2016.

Peerage of England
New title Baron Lumley

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