Ralph Bagge
(-After 1241)


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Ralph Bagge

  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: After 27 Oct 1241, England
  • Buried: After 27 Oct 1241, St. Peter's, Nottingham, England

bullet  General Notes:

The Willoughby family can trace its descent back to Ralph Bugge, a Nottingham merchant, who bought lands in Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire, in the thirteenth century.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1260
Ralph Bugge of Nottingham, to whose name I presume, he purchased lands in Willougby, Notts, 25 Henry III. He had two sons, Ralph Bugge II and Richard Bugge.

~Heraldic Visitation of the Northern Counties in 1530, p. 4

• Background Information. 1006
It appears that Odo, Son of Pigot de Wylughby, and John, Son of Geoffrey de Willughby, Cousin and Heir of the said Odo, gave Lands to the Prior and Convent of Sempringham, the Tenants whereof should be quit of doing Service at the Court of Wysowe. John, Son of Geoffrey de Willoughby, 25 H. 3. gave an Acquittance to Raph Bugge, for all was due to him for Lands which the said Raph Bugge bought of him in Willo ghby, excepting six Marks. He promised also to get the Deed of Sale confirmed to the said Raph, by the chief Lords of the Fee, John de Eriz, and Robert le Vavafor. Hugh de Rutinton, 43 H. 3. sold to Richard Bugge a Sack of Wool, for Security of the Delivery whereof he gave him seizing of an Oxgang of Land in Rutinton. Ralph Torkart, 44 H. 3. confirmed to Richard, Son of Ralph Bugge, one Selion of Land, with the Appurtenances in Willughby, which he had of the Gift of Robert, Son of John Torkart. Roger de Somervill, 42 H. 3. released half the Fishing in Trent, with a Tenement in Engelby, in Darbyshire.

Here divers Persons conveyed Lands to him, whereby he became a great Man; he was called Richard Bugge of Willughby, and his Son Richard de Wyllebi, Son of Richard Bugge, who also increased his Patrimony exceedingly, and was a Lawyer, and very rich, as by his Will made, 31 E. 1. appeareth, wherein he appointed his Body to be buried in the Church of All Saints, in Willughby, before the Altar of St. Nicholas. Howbeit he died not then, for if he did, his Son was called Sir Richard de Willughby, Senior, all the Time of Edward the Second till 18 E. 2. that he died, leaving Richard de Willughby his Son above thirty Years of Age. But he must be noted particularly in Wollaton, which he acquired of Sir Roger de Morteyn, where I shall place the Descent, that being the principal Residence of this great Family. Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire, Volume I, pp. 68-73

• Web Reference: Articles from the Transactions of the Thoroton SocietyThe Family of Willoughby.
Radulphus Bugge, of Nottingham, "the original ancestor of divers good families as in Willoughby on the Wolds may be observed" [as Thoroton, p. 222, tells us] was a wealthy merchant of the staple, and purchased lands, in 1240-41, at Willughby-on-the-Wolds. He was probably buried at St. Peter's, Nottingham. He had two sons, viz., Richard Bugge de Wiluby and Radulphus, father of Richard de Bingham.

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