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Geva of Chester

Female - Aft 1120


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  • Name Geva of Chester 
    Born of Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1120  [1
    Alternate death Aft 1144  [2
    Person ID I2426  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Hugh "Lupus" d'Avranches,   b. Abt 1047,   d. 27 Jul 1101, Abbey of St. Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Ermentrude de Clermont 
    Family ID F1555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Geoffrey I Ridel,   d. 25 Nov 1120, At sea, off Barfleur, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Maud Ridel
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "It has been surmised that she was illegitimate, but there is no evidence on this point, the fact that she did not succeed her brother in the earldom in 1120 being no proof of illegitimacy." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

      "Geva cannot have been a legitimate daughter, as otherwise she would have been heiress when her paternal half-brother drowned in the White Ship without issue. The palatine earldom of Chester then passed to the family of the viscounts of Bayeux through Geva's paternal aunt, Hugh's sister." [Peter Stewart, SGM, 21 Sep 2017]

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

    2. [S49] Leo's Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.