Sir Hugh DE NEVILLE Sheriff of Essex & Hertford
(Abt 1175-Bef 1234)


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Sir Hugh DE NEVILLE Sheriff of Essex & Hertford

  • Born: Abt 1175, Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford, Essex, England
  • Married: Bef Apr 1230, 2nd husband 2nd wife
  • Died: Bef 21 Jul 1234, Great Wakering, Rochford, Essex, England

   General Notes:

Hugh (1st son of Ralph); allegedly member of Richard I's household when young, joined Richard I in 3rd Crusade 1190 and participated in Siege of Jaffa 1192, Keeper Marlborough Castle 1194 and afterwards Benfield, Ludgershall, Porchester, Rockingham, Rodbaston, St Briavel's, Sauvey, Southampton, Stratton, and Warwick Castles, Chief of the itinerant justices of the forest by 1199, Sheriff Essex and Hertford 1198-99 and 1202-03 and Lincolnshire 1227, Chief? Forester of all England for life 1203, Treasurer by 27 Jan 1208/9, Keeper seaports between Cornwall and Hampshire 1213, member of John I's entourage at the signing of the Magna Charta at Runnymede 1215 but later surrendered Marlborough to Louis VIII of France when latter invaded England at behest of the barons ranged against John I, Chief Justice and Keeper of the Forest 1224; m. 1st by 30 April 1200 Joan (d. in or after Dec 1224), daughter and heir of Henry de Cornhill; m. 2nd by April 1230 Beatrice (m. 3rd Hugh de Playz and d. by Dec 1245), daughter of Stephen de Turnham and widow of Ralph de Fay, and d. by 21 July 1234. [Burke's Peerage]

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Buried in Waltham Abbey
1190-accompanied Richard I on third crusade to Palistine
Fought battle against Saladin (note: Saladin reported name of Richard Neville, Lord Warwicks (the King Maker) war horse.
May 1194-accompanied Richard I to Normandy
1198-appointed Chief Justice of the forests
Present at Runnymede and signed Magna Carta
1217-supported Henry III and got lands back
1218-Royal Forests restored to his hands
1220-Forester over Rockingham and Cliffe Forests
1224-Chief Justice of Forest regranted
Royal Treasurer at Marlborough, custody of Royal castles
Swore allegiance to Louis and handed over castle of Marlborough
Some say second wife Beatrice Fay
Service to Kings Richard, John and Henry III
Held lands in Essex, Oxten in Surry, Arnhal and Walcot in Lincolnshire, Stogursby in Somerset, various lands in London
Essex Branch of Neville's

   Marriage Information:

Hugh married Beatrice DE TURNHAM, daughter of Stephen DE TURNHAM of Artington & Berwick and Edeline DE BROC Heiress of Artington, before Apr 1230 in 2nd husband 2nd wife. (Beatrice DE TURNHAM was born about 1188 in Thurnham, Hollingbourn, Kent, England and died before Dec 1245.)

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