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Ranulf de Glanville

Ranulf de Glanville

Male Abt 1112 - Bef 1190  (~ 78 years)

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  • Name Ranulf de Glanville 
    Born Abt 1112  Stratford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Ranulf was born about 1112 at Stratford, in Suffolk, the son of Hervey de Glanville and his wife Mabel. He married Bertha de Valoins, daughter of Theobald de Valoins, of Parham, and his wife Helewise. Their daughters Hawise and Matilda both would have progeny.

    Little is known about his early years, he is first heard of as Sheriff of Yorkshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire from 1163 to 1170 when, along with the majority of High Sheriffs, he was removed from office for corruption. However, in 1173 he was appointed Sheriff of Lancashire and custodian of the honour of Richmond.

    In 1174, when he was Sheriff of Westmorland, he was one of the English leaders at the Battle of Alnwick, and it was to him that the king of Scotland, William the Lion, surrendered. In 1175 he was reappointed Sheriff of Yorkshire, in 1176 he became justice of the king\'s court and a justice itinerant in the northern circuit, and in 1180 Chief Justiciar of England. It was with his assistance that Henry II completed his famous judicial reforms, though many had been carried out before he came into office. He became the king\'s right-hand man, and during Henry\'s frequent absences was in effect regent of England. In 1176 he was also made custodian of Queen Eleanor, who was confined to her quarters in Winchester castle.

    After the death of Henry in 1189, Ranulf was removed from his office by Richard I on 17 September 1189 and imprisoned until he had paid a ransom, according to one authority, of 15,000 pounds. Shortly after obtaining his freedom he took the cross, and he died at the siege of Acre in 1190.  [1
    Died Bef 21 Oct 1190  Acre, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2623  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2018 

    Father Hervey de Glanville,   d. Bef 21 Oct 1190, Acre, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bertha de Valoins 
    +1. Hawise de Glanville,   d. 1 Mar 1194
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bertha de Valoins 
    +1. Matilda de Glanville
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00447152&tree=LEO.