(-Aft 1161)
Ralph PAYNEL, Lord of Dudley
(Abt 1100-Bef 1153)
(-Abt 1192)
Hawise PAYNEL, Heiress of Dudley
(-Aft 1210)
Ralph II DE SOMERY, Lord of Dudley


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Margaret LE GRAS

Ralph II DE SOMERY, Lord of Dudley

  • Married:
  • Died: Jan or Jul 1210

  Orthographic variation: DE SUMERY

  General Notes:

Compiler's 24 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Hawys Paganella” confirmed donations to Tykford Priory by "Johannes de Sumeri vir meus" by undated charter, witnessed by “Radulfo de Sumeri filio meo”. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1194/95], records "Radulfus de Sumery" paying "iv l vi s viii d, iv milites et tertiam" in Worcestershire and "vii.l. xiii.s. de Radulfo de Sumeri" among "de hiis qui non habent capitales honores in hoc comitatu" in Berkshire. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1196/97], records "Radulfus de Sumeri" paying "xx s in Chiselhamtone, i militem" in Oxfordshire, "Radulfus de Somery" among "isti sunt quieti per breve" in Berkshire, and “Radulfo de Sumery 1.l de feodo Gervasii Paganelli” in Staffordshire. A later note added to Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, records that King John granted "maneria de Mere Suneforde et Clentes" to "Radulfus de Sumery" in Staffordshire. The Pipe Roll [1207/08] records “Radulphus de Sumeri r.c. de x.li. de Cremento de Swineford et Clent et Mera”. The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Radulfus de Sumeri" holding 14 knights’ fees "de honore de Neu[port]" in Buckinghamshire, and three knights’ fees and parts "in Framkelega, Wormelega, Belewe, Pesemore, Swinforde, Hagele et Credelega" in Worcestershire, in [1210/12]. The Testa de Nevill lists knights who held land in Northamptonshire, dated to [1208/09]: "Radulfus de Somery" held land "unde caput est in Warr". The Testa de Nevill records in 1212 that "Rogerus de Sumervill" held "manerium de Alrewas" in Staffordshire and that the manor was then “in custodia magistri Radulfi de Stok cum filio ipsius Rogeri” and also that “comes de Salesbir” held “maneria de Swinford et de Clent et de Mere cum filio et herede Radulfi de Sumeri in custodia”. 1

  Marriage Information:

Ralph married Margaret LE GRAS, daughter of William LE GRAS, Lord of Chipping Sodbury, and Unknown MARSHAL. (Margaret LE GRAS died died after 14 Jun 1247.)


1 Foundations for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Ralph [II] de Somery.

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