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Ranulf le Meschin

Male - Abt 1129


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  • Name Ranulf le Meschin  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1129  [4, 5
    Alternate death Jan 1129  [2
    Alternate death 17 Jan 1129  [6
    Alternate death 27 Jan 1129  [6
    Buried Abbey of St. Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 7
    Person ID I2780  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of Thomas Butler, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Ranulph de Briquessart,   b. Abt 1045,   d. Aft 1089  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Margaret d'Avranches 
    Family ID F4049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy of Bolingbroke,   b. of Spalding, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1138 
    Married Abt 1098  [2, 4, 7
    Children 
    +1. Alice of Chester,   d. Aft 1148
    +2. Ranulph de Gernons,   b. Bef 1100, Guernon Castle, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1153  (Age > 53 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Randle; Ranulf de Briquessart; de Bricasard; Ranulf du Bessin; Ranulf of Chester.

      Earl of Chester. Vicomte of Bayeux. Commander of the royal forces in Normandy, 1124.

      "Ranulph le Meschin, styled also, 'de Briquessart,' Vicomte de Bayeux in Normandy, s. and h. of Ranulph, Vicomte de Bayeux, by Margaret, sister of Hugh (d'Avranches), Earl of Chester abovenamed, being thus 1st cousin and h. to the last Earl (whom he suc. as Vicomte d'Avranches, &c., in Normandy), obtained, after the Earl's death in 1120, the grant of the county palatine of Chester, becoming thereby Earl of Chester. He appears thereupon to have surrendered the Lordship of the great district of Cumberland, which he had acquired, shortly before, from Henry I. In 1124 he was Commander of the Royal forces in Normandy. He m. Lucy, widow of Roger Fitz-Gerold (by whom she was mother of William de Roumare, afterwards Earl of Lincoln). He d. 17 or 27 Jan. 1129, and was bur. at St. Werburg's, Chester. The Countess Lucy confirmed, as his widow, the grant of the Manor of Spalding to the monks of that place." [Complete Peerage III:166, incorporating corrections from volume XIV.]

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

    3. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.

    4. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    5. [S977] The Blackmans of Knight's Creek: Ancestors and Descendants of George and Maria (Smith) Blackman by Henry James Young. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 1980.

    6. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here., correction in Volume 14.

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