Ralph Melford

Last updated 20 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-baronetage-of-england-v1-1771: E. Kimber and R. Johnson, The Baronetage of England: Containing A Genealogical and Historical Account of all the Englsh Baronets Now Existing: With Their Descents, Marriages, and Memorable Actions both in War and Peace, Collected from Authentic Manuscripts, Records, Old Wills, our best Historians, and other Authorities, Volume 1; London: G. Woodfall, et. al., 1771; book image (PDF), unrecorded repository (accessed 4 Aug 2009) [This is the third edition of The Baronetage of England. The first two were authored by Thomas Wotton, who died in 1766. Kimber and Johnson edited and released this third edition.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 28 (PDF page 102)

Comment: Source includes name (<conflict> Melford). See research notes for conflict details.

book-plantagenet-ancestry-2004: Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry — A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004; individual page images, unrecorded site (accessed 15 July 2009)

Additional detail for reference: Page 536, Need family, #15

Comment: Source includes name (Ralph Melford).

periodical-samuel-levis-quaker-immigrant-1999: “Samuel Levis: Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania” by Leslie Mahler, journal article; The Genealogist, 13.1 (American Society of Genealogists: Spring 1999), pages 30-36, online home (https://fasg.org/the-genealogist/: accessed 31 Mar 2007)

Additional detail for reference: p. 33, (gen. 9, Ann Clifford).

Comment: Source includes name (Ralph Melford). See research notes for spelling variations.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Anne Clifford (? – ?)

Married: Abt 1520

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-plantagenet-ancestry-2004: Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry — A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004; individual page images, unrecorded site (accessed 15 July 2009)

Additional detail for reference: Page 536, Need family, #15

Comment: Source includes approximate year (about 1520). This was Anne's second marriage.

periodical-samuel-levis-quaker-immigrant-1999: “Samuel Levis: Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania” by Leslie Mahler, journal article; The Genealogist, 13.1 (American Society of Genealogists: Spring 1999), pages 30-36, online home (https://fasg.org/the-genealogist/: accessed 31 Mar 2007)

Additional detail for reference: p. 33, (gen. 9, Ann Clifford).

Comment: Source identifies marriage of Ralph Melford, esq. and Anne Clifford. This was Anne's second marriage.

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Child: George Melford (? – ?)

Child: Mary Melford (? – ?)

Child: Agnes Melford (? – ?)

Child: Antony Melford (? – ?)

Child: Wenefride Melford (? – ?)

Child: Thomas Melford (1524 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: 22 Apr 1546 at , Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England

Social Rank: (esquire)

Will (signed): 6 Jan 1546

Will (proved): 7 Oct 1546

Supporting evidence for:
events

periodical-samuel-levis-quaker-immigrant-1999: “Samuel Levis: Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania” by Leslie Mahler, journal article; The Genealogist, 13.1 (American Society of Genealogists: Spring 1999), pages 30-36, online home (https://fasg.org/the-genealogist/: accessed 31 Mar 2007)

Additional detail for reference: p. 33, (gen. 9, Ann Clifford).

Comment: Source includes social rank (esquire).

book-plantagenet-ancestry-2004: Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry — A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004; individual page images, unrecorded site (accessed 15 July 2009)

Additional detail for reference: Page 536, Need family, #15

Comment: Source includes date (6 Jan 1545/6).

periodical-samuel-levis-quaker-immigrant-1999: “Samuel Levis: Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania” by Leslie Mahler, journal article; The Genealogist, 13.1 (American Society of Genealogists: Spring 1999), pages 30-36, online home (https://fasg.org/the-genealogist/: accessed 31 Mar 2007)

Additional detail for reference: p. 33, (gen. 9, Ann Clifford).

Comment: Source includes date (6 January 1546 [sic]) of will.

book-plantagenet-ancestry-2004: Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry — A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004; individual page images, unrecorded site (accessed 15 July 2009)

Additional detail for reference: Page 536, Need family, #15

Comment: Source includes date (7 Oct. 1546).

periodical-samuel-levis-quaker-immigrant-1999: “Samuel Levis: Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania” by Leslie Mahler, journal article; The Genealogist, 13.1 (American Society of Genealogists: Spring 1999), pages 30-36, online home (https://fasg.org/the-genealogist/: accessed 31 Mar 2007)

Additional detail for reference: p. 33, (gen. 9, Ann Clifford).

Comment: Source includes date (7 October 1546) will was proved.

book-plantagenet-ancestry-2004: Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry — A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004; individual page images, unrecorded site (accessed 15 July 2009)

Additional detail for reference: Page 536, Need family, #15

Comment: Source includes date (22 April 1546) and location (Arnold, Nottinghamshire).

periodical-samuel-levis-quaker-immigrant-1999: “Samuel Levis: Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania” by Leslie Mahler, journal article; The Genealogist, 13.1 (American Society of Genealogists: Spring 1999), pages 30-36, online home (https://fasg.org/the-genealogist/: accessed 31 Mar 2007)

Additional detail for reference: p. 33, (gen. 9, Ann Clifford).

Comment: Source includes burial date (22 April 154[6]) and location (Arnold [, Notinghamshire, England]).

book-plantagenet-ancestry-2004: Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry — A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004; individual page images, unrecorded site (accessed 15 July 2009)

Additional detail for reference: Page 536, Need family, #15

Comment: Source includes rank (Esq.).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Given Name: This database uses Ralph. The book, Baronetage of England [etc.], uses Robert. [book-baronetage-of-england-v1-1771]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Ralph. The paper "Samuel Levis, Quaker Immigrant" uses this name, but also points out the use of the alternate spellings, Rauf and Ralf. [periodical-samuel-levis-quaker-immigrant-1999]

Surname: This database uses Melford. The paper "Samuel Levis, Quaker Immigrant," uses this name, but also points out the use of the alternate spelling, Milford. [periodical-samuel-levis-quaker-immigrant-1999]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

book-baronetage-of-england-v1-1771: E. Kimber and R. Johnson, The Baronetage of England: Containing A Genealogical and Historical Account of all the Englsh Baronets Now Existing: With Their Descents, Marriages, and Memorable Actions both in War and Peace, Collected from Authentic Manuscripts, Records, Old Wills, our best Historians, and other Authorities, Volume 1; London: G. Woodfall, et. al., 1771; book image (PDF), unrecorded repository (accessed 4 Aug 2009) [This is the third edition of The Baronetage of England. The first two were authored by Thomas Wotton, who died in 1766. Kimber and Johnson edited and released this third edition.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 28 (PDF page 102)

periodical-samuel-levis-quaker-immigrant-1999: “Samuel Levis: Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania” by Leslie Mahler, journal article; The Genealogist, 13.1 (American Society of Genealogists: Spring 1999), pages 30-36, online home (https://fasg.org/the-genealogist/: accessed 31 Mar 2007)

Additional detail for reference: p. 33, (gen. 9, Ann Clifford).

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Sources

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