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    Ranulf le Meschin, 3rd Earl of Chester

    Ranulf le Meschin, 3rd Earl of Chester

    Male 1070 - 1128  (57 years)

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    • Name Ranulf le Meschin  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
      Suffix 3rd Earl of Chester 
      Born 26 Jun 1070  Livry, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 7
      Gender Male 
      Died 29 Jan 1128  Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
      Buried St Werburgh, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
      Person ID I36704  My tree
      Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 

      Father Ranulf "Le Meschin" de Briquessart, Viscount of Bessin,   b. 1050, Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1129, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
      Relationship natural 
      Mother Margaret d'Avranches,   b. Abt 1054, Avranches, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1136, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
      Relationship natural 
      Married Abt 1069  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Family ID F3388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Lucy de Taillebois,   b. 23 May 1074, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1144, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
      Married 1098  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Children 
       1. Alice de Meschines,   b. Abt 1094, Gernons Castle, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1154  (Age ~ 60 years)  [natural]
       2. 2nd Earl of Chester Ranulph de Gernon,   b. 1099, Guernon Castle, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1153, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
       3. Earl of Cambridge William de Meschines,   b. 1096, Gernons Castle, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1132, of Egremont, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
       4. de Meschines,   b. Abt 1102, of Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
       5. Hugh de Kevelioc,   b. 1090, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1120, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [natural]
      Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 
      Family ID F13510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • Ranulf or Randle de Meschines, surnamed de Bricasard, Viscount Bayeux, in Normandy, (son of Ralph de Meschines, by Maud, his wife, co-heir of her brother, Hugh Lupus, the celebrated Earl of Chester), was given by King Henry I the Earldom of Chester, at the decease of his 1st cousin, Richard de Abrincis, 2nd Earl of Chester, of that family, without issue. By some historians, this nobleman is styled Earl of Carlisle, from residing in that city; and they further state that he came over in the train of the Conqueror, assisted in the subjugation of England, and shared, of course, in the spoil of conquest. He was lord of Cumberland and Carlisle, by descent from his father, but having enfeoffed his two brothers, William, of Coupland, and Geffrey, of Gillesland, in a large portion thereof, he exchanged the Earldom of Cumberland for that of Chester, on condition that those whom he had settled there should hold their lands of the king, in capite. His lordship m. Lucia, widow of Roger de Romara, Earl of Lincoln, and dau. of Algar, the Saxon, Earl of Mercia, and had issue, Ranulph, his successor; William, styled Earl of Cambridge, but of his issue nothing in known; Adeliza, m. to Richard FitzGilbert, ancestor of the old Earls of Clare; and Agnes, m. to Robert de Grentemaisnil. The earl d. in 1128 and was s. by his elder son, Ranulph de Meschines. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 365, Meschines, Earls of Chester]

    • Sources 
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        Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22
        Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22


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