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Ranulf [Ralph]locked

(d. 1123)
  • Frank Barlow


Ranulf [Ralph] (d. 1123), administrator, was a man of uncertain background, whom Henry I appointed his chancellor in 1107. The chancellor was the king's principal domestic servant, a clerk in charge of the court's secretarial and religious services and in receipt of the top pay and allowances. There were also pickings. Some time after 1106 ...

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