Ralph VI de Toeni Lord of Flamstead
- Born: Abt 1189, Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England
- Marriage: Petronilla de Lacy 141
- Died: 29 Sep 1239, at Sea about age 50
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 141
Ralph de Toeni VI, 1st son and heir, was born probably in 1189 or 1190. In 1204, with his father and brother or brothers, he was excluded by the King of France from the terms of the pacification in Normandy. King John ordered the manors of Saham and Ryhcot to be restored to him, 5 Nov 1213; and he was with the King at Partenay, in Poitou, 26 May 1214. Presumably he supported John in the civil war, for on 7 Apr 1216 the King granted him the lands which had been held by Richard de Montfichet in Essex, Bucks, Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk and Hunts; but soon afterwards he must have joined the rebellious barons, for John ordered the sheriff of co. Worcester, 16 Jul 1216, to give Robert de Mortimer seisin of the land of Abberley, held by Ralph, and on 5 Sep following he gave the manor of Flamstead to Waleran Tyes.
By Henry III, Ralph was granted the manor of Newport, Essex, during pleasure, 27 Jun 1218. Shortly before 20 Sep 1233 he was given the custody of Maud Castle (Painscastle, co. Radnor); and later in that year he and John de Monmouth were appointed generals of the Poitevin mercenaries in the Welsh marches against the Earl of Pembroke and Llewellyn. On 11 Mar 1233/4 he was ordered to keep the truce with Llewellyn until 25 Jul; with other nobles he was forbidden, 2 Sep 1234, to go to tournaments arranged at Northampton, Cambridge or elsewhere; and he was summoned, 7 Mar 1237/8, with other barons of the Welsh marches, to be at Oxford after Easter to confer with the King. In 1239 he took the Cross and set out for the Holy Land. He is said to have founded a monastery in the west of England.
Ralph de Toeni the 5th, between Nov 1232 and 1234, Pernel, daughter of Walter de Lacy (elder brother of Hugh, Earl of Ulster), presumably by his wife Margaret, daughter of William de Briouze. He died about Michaelmas 1239 at sea. His widow, who was granted the custody of Maud Castle, 1247-20 Jun 1251 married, before 15 Oct 1256, Willian de St. Omer, and was living, 25 November 1288.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition,(Tony), Vol. XIIA, p. 769-771
Ralph married Petronilla de Lacy, daughter of Walter de Lacy Lord of Meath, Ireland and Margaret de Braose.141 (Petronilla de Lacy was born about 1196 in Trim Castle, Meath, Ireland and died after 25 Nov 1288 in France 141.)