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Biography of Ralph Ufford 1302-1346

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Before 1298 [his father] Robert Ufford 1st Baron Ufford 1279-1316 and [his mother] Cecily Valoignes Baroness Ufford 1284-1325 were married.

Around 1302 Ralph Ufford 1302-1346 was born to [his father] Robert Ufford 1st Baron Ufford 1279-1316 (22) and [his mother] Cecily Valoignes Baroness Ufford 1284-1325 (18) at Thurston.

Before 1316 [his father] Robert Ufford 1st Baron Ufford 1279-1316 was created 1st Baron Ufford. [his mother] Cecily Valoignes Baroness Ufford 1284-1325 by marriage Baroness Ufford.

Before 09 Sep 1316 [his father] Robert Ufford 1st Baron Ufford 1279-1316 died. Before 09 Sep 1316 His son [his brother] Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 succeeded 2nd Baron Ufford.

In 1324 [his brother] Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (25) and Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (38) were married. Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (38) by marriage Baroness Ufford.

On 16 Jul 1325 [his mother] Cecily Valoignes Baroness Ufford 1284-1325 (41) died.

On 16 Nov 1327 William Donn Burgh 3rd Earl Ulster 1312-1333 (15) and [his future wife] Maud Plantagenet Countess Ulster 1310-1377 (17) were married (he was her second cousin once removed). [his future wife] Maud Plantagenet Countess Ulster 1310-1377 (17) by marriage Countess Ulster.

In 1337 [his brother] Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 (38) was created 1st Earl Suffolk 2C 1337. Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 (51) by marriage Countess Suffolk 2C 1337.

In or before 1345 Ralph Ufford 1302-1346 (43) and [his wife] Maud Plantagenet Countess Ulster 1310-1377 (35) were married.

In 1345 [his daughter] Maud Ufford Countess Oxford 1345-1413 was born to Ralph Ufford 1302-1346 (43) and [his wife] Maud Plantagenet Countess Ulster 1310-1377 (35) at Ufford.

In 1346 Ralph Ufford 1302-1346 (44) died at Kilmainham, Dublin.

On 05 May 1377 [his former wife] Maud Plantagenet Countess Ulster 1310-1377 (67) died at Bruisyard Abbey. She was buried at Bruisyard Abbey.

Around 1400. Window in the Chicheley Chapel at St Andrew's Church Wimpole from the late 14th early 15th Century depicting alliances of the Ufford family (who are thought to have owned the manor of Wimpole before the Chicheleys) and the Plantagenets through the marriage of Ralph Ufford 1302-1346 and [his former wife] Maud Plantagenet Countess Ulster 1310-1377, daughter of Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 .
From top to bottom, left to right:
. The Tiptoft family owned the nearby manor of Harleston.
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. The Avenell family once held a manor in Wimpole.
Telemache Arms.
. Believed to be the arms of [his nephew] William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382. Note the difference of an annulet argent (white) in the top left corner.
. Possibly William Bohun 1st Earl of Northampton 1309-1361.
. Possibly Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 although the label doesn't appear to have the fleur de lys of France.
Bassingbourne Arms.
Engaine Arms. John de Engaine lived in Huntingdonshire.
. Possibly Robert Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1288-1344. Robert settled at nearby Rampton.
[his brother] Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369 who married Margaret Norwich Countess Suffolk 1286-1368 whose father Walter Norwich 1274-1329 owned the manor of Cobbs in Wimpole.
England Edward III Arms
 with a label_three_points. Believed to be [his nephew] Robert Ufford who predeceased his father [his brother] Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk 1298-1369.
Bassingbourne Arms.
The figure in the middle is believed to represent [his nephew] William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382.
From an original description by James C Powell 1903.

[his nephew] William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk 1338-1382 and Elizabeth Montagu Countess Suffolk 1344-1361 were married. Elizabeth Montagu Countess Suffolk 1344-1361 by marriage Countess Suffolk 2C 1337.

Thomas Vere 8th Earl Oxford 1336-1371 and [his daughter] Maud Ufford Countess Oxford 1345-1413 were married. [his daughter] Maud Ufford Countess Oxford 1345-1413 by marriage Countess Oxford 2C 1141.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Ufford

Ancestry

Father: Robert Ufford 1st Baron Ufford 1279-1316

Mother: Cecily Valoignes Baroness Ufford 1284-1325

GrandFather: Robert Valoignes 1245-1282