A mid-15th century manuscript names "Mariam, Johannam" as the children of "Radulphum filium Ranulphi" and his wife "Anastasia filia Wilelmi domini de Percy", adding that Mary married "Roberti domini de Neuile et de Raby". A manuscript relating to Coverham Abbey, Yorkshire records that “Roberti de Novavilla junioris” married “Maria…domina de Midelham” who was eldest sister of “domina de Welle et de Snape…uxor Roberti de Tatershall”, daughters of “Radulfus filius Ranulfi”. 1
28 Apr 1272, Westminster
To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side of the Trent. Whereas Mary, who was the wife of Robert de Neville, first-born daughter and an heiress of Ralph son of Ranulph deceased who held of the king in chief and Robert de Tatershale and Joan his wife the other heiress of the aforesaid Ralph, and also heiresses of Anastasia daughter and third heiress of the aforesaid Ralph lately deceased who held of the king in chief, have often come to the king and earnestly petitioned that the king might render the portions ('partes') falling to the aforementioned Mary and Joan of the inheritance formerly of the aforesaid Anastasia and also the portions falling to the same of the dower which Anastasia who was the wife of the aforesaid Ralph deceased held in dower of the lands and tenements formerly of the aforesaid Ralph sometime her husband to them as the nearest heirs of the aforesaid Ralph and Anastasia, and the king disdained to do this for certain causes because the wardship of the aforesaid Anastasia and her lands were in the hands and custody of the attorneys of Edward, the king's first-born son, then outside the king's court, they afterwards came before the king ('coram nobis') and earnestly sought for their rights in this matter, [and] having heard and understood, so with the assent of the aforesaid attorneys and of the king's council, the king ordained that both the land and those tenements that the aforesaid Anastasia daughter of the aforesaid Ralph held of her inheritance and the land and tenements that Anastasia who was the wife of the aforesaid Ralph held in dower of the lands and tenements formerly of the aforesaid Ralph sometime her husband, by the oath both of knights and of other trustworthy and law-worthy men of his bailiwick through whom the truth of the matter may better be known, be faithfully extended and equally partitioned between the aforesaid Mary and Joan, and that the portion falling therefrom to the aforementioned Mary, and the portion falling therefrom to the aforementioned Joan, be delivered to them as of right ought to be done. Order therefore to cause the aforesaid lands and tenements to be extended and partitioned in the form aforesaid, and having made partition of the aforesaid [and] having received security from the same for rendering their reasonable relief to the king at the Exchequer, to cause them to have full seisin of their portions equally made, as is aforesaid, and to send the portions equally made therefrom to the king under his seal.
Calendar of the Fine Rolls, 56 Hen. III, 628
20 Jul 1320, Stratford
To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of Mary de Nevill, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that she held for life the manors of Middelham, Thoraldeby, Welle, Snape, Carleton, Fagherwald, !N"osterfeld, Burton, and Crakale, and a messuage and a carucate of land in Aykescard and the advowson of the church of that town, of the inheritance of Ralph de Nevill, by grant from Robert de Nevill, made by a fine levied in the king's court under the following form : that, after her death, the manor of Snape should remain to Robert, and the manors of Middelham, Thoraldeby, Carleton, Nosterfeld, Burton, and Crakale, and the messuage, land and advowson aforesaid should remain to Ranulph de Nevill for life, with reversion to the said Robert, and that the manor of Fag[h]erwald
should remain to Master Ralph de Nevill for life, with reversion to Robert, and that the manor of Welie should remain to Master Robert de Neville for life, with remainder to the aforesaid Ranulph for life, with reversion to Robert ; which manors, etc., are held of others than the king.
Calendar of the Close Rolls, 14 Edw. II, p. 246
31 Oct 1320, Westminster
Licence for Ranulph (Randolf) de Neville, son and heir of Mary de Neville to enfeoff Ralph de Neville of the manor of Houton, co. Norfolk, held in chief, which on account of the death of the said Mary has been taken into the king's hands, to hold to him and his heirs by the usual services.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 3, p. 514
26 May 1321, Westminster
To Gilbert de Stapelton, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter
meddle further with the lands of Mary de Nevill, as it appears by an
inquisition taken by the escheator that she held nothing in chief at her death by reason whereof the custody of her lands ought to pertain to the king, and that Ranulph de Nevill, her son, is her next heir and of full age, and it appears by an inquisition taken by Richard de Rodeney, escheator this side Trent, that she held nothing in chief but the manor of Houton, co. Norfolk, which is held of the king in chief by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and the king granted Ranulph licence by letters patent to enfeoff Ralph de Nevill of the said manor.
Calendar of the Close Rolls, 14 Edw. II, p. 302