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man Ralph de Abenhall, Knight‏‎ 1) 2) 3)
Born ‎25 Mar 1317‎ 4)
Died ‎9 Aug 1347‎, 30 years 2)

Notes: Held the manor of Abenhall, Gloucestershire per his IPM.

Married 5)
to:

woman Isabel de Dene‏‎ 2) 3)
Daughter of William de Dene and N.N.‏.
Born ‎± Apr 1319‎ 6)

Notes: Coheiress to her father's manors of Great and Little Dene. Isabel was a ward of the King following his death.

However, Hugh le Despencer, the elder, entered the manor of Lassebergh by force, in the name of wardship, and subsequently demised the manor to Geoffrey de Westone and it eventually ended up with the crown following Hugh's forfeiture. William de Dene's heirs subsequently attempted, unsuccesfully, to reclaim the manor from the Crown.

Evidence for Isabel and Ralph's marriage is somewhat circumstantial:
Inheritance of Dene Manor from the de Dene family to Margaret de Abenhall
Ralph being married to an Isabel heiress. Isabel being heiress to her father
Reginald attempted to hold wardship of Isabel (though went to King)
Both owned land in Dene including shares of the manor
Close connections between William de Dene and Reginald de Abehale (evidenced by recorded feets of fine, close rolls etc.)
Responsibilities with respect to the Forest of Dene being passed from the de Dene to the de Abenhall family

Child:

1.
woman Margaret de Abenhall‏ 1) 7)
Born ‎25 Mar 1342 Abenhall, Gloucestershire, England Or 4 May 1341 depending on which IPM is believed.2) 3)
Died ‎23 Sep 1375‎, 33 years 7)

Notes: Heiress of Abenhall.

Sources

1) Source: The History of Parliament . External Link
http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/greyndore-sir-john-1356-1416. Reference: Greyndore, Sir John (c.1356-1416), of Abenhall, Glos. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
2) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward III "Ralph de Abenarle, knight...Abbenale..service of keeping the king’s wood in the forest of Dene...He died on Thursday, the eve of St. Lawrence, 21 Edward III. Margaret, his daughter, aged 5 years at the Annunciation last, is his presumptive (sub postos) heir; Isabel his wife is pregnant, and so the jury cannot say who is his heir.". External Link
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol9/pp1-13. Reference: C 135/83/13 (Data from direct source)
3) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward III "Margaret, daughter and heir of Ralph de Abbehale...Writ de etate probanda on the petition of Laurence Greyndore, who has married the said Margaret...she was born at Abbehale and baptized in the church there on Friday before Easter, 15 Edward III, so that she was 17 years of age and more on 4 May last...Writ to the escheator to enquire whether the infant, whereof Isabel, late the wife of Ralph de Abbehale, was pregnant at the time of her said husband’s death...The said Isabel bore a daughter, Helen, who died on the fourteenth day after her birth."Dated: 12 October 1358. External Link
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp356-383. Reference: C 135/141/3 (Data from direct source)
4) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward III "Reginald de Abbehale...Abbehalle...Ralph his son, aged 24 years at the feast of the Annunciation last, is his next heir."Dated: 22 August 1341. External Link
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol8/pp223-239. Reference: C 135/65/6 (Data from direct source)
5) Source: Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 8, 1346-1349 "to assign dower to Isabel late the wife of Ralph de Abenhale, tenant in chief". External Link
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-close-rolls/edw3/vol8/pp317-324. Reference: Close Rolls, Edward III: September 1347
6) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward II "William de Dene...His daughters, Joan aged 5 years, and Isabel aged one month, are his next heirs...Memorandum of evidences why the wardship of the said lands and marriage of the heirs ought to belong to the king, with transcript of a charter from Roger, earl of Hereford, to William de Dene, which is in the charge of Rennaud de Habehale alias de Abehale who is tenant of a moiety of the manor of Dene."Dated: 28 May 1319. External Link
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol6/pp86-98. Reference: C 134/61/27 (Data from secondary evidence)
7) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward III "Margaret, late wife of Robert Huntele (Huntley)...She died on Sunday after Michaelmas last. John Greyndore, aged 19 years, her son by Laurence Greindore, her former husband, is her heir."Dated: 1375. External Link
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol14/pp129-143. Reference: C 135/245/7 (Data from direct source)