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Robert de Mohaut

Male - Bef 1275

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  1. 1.  Robert de Mohaut was born in in of Hawarden, Suffolk, England (son of Roger de Mohaut and Cecily d'Aubigny); died before 16 Sep 1275.

    Robert married Joan de Mowbray about 1261. Joan (daughter of Roger de Mowbray and (Unknown) de Furnival) died before 1316. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Cecily de Mohaut died after 1315.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Roger de Mohaut was born in in of Mold, Cheshire, England (son of Roger de Mohaut and Nichole); died on 18 Jun 1260.

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    • Alternate death: 28 Jun 1260


    Justice of Cheshire.

    Roger married Cecily d'Aubigny. Cecily (daughter of William d'Aubigny and Mabel of Chester) died after 1260. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Cecily d'Aubigny (daughter of William d'Aubigny and Mabel of Chester); died after 1260.
    1. 1. Robert de Mohaut was born in in of Hawarden, Suffolk, England; died before 16 Sep 1275.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Roger de Mohaut was born in in of Elford, Staffordshire, England (son of Robert de Mohaut); died in 1232 in Cheshire, England.

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    • Alternate death: 1231


    Also called Roger de Montalt. Hereditary seneschal to the earl of Chester.

    Roger married Nichole. Nichole died after 1232. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5.  Nichole died after 1232.
    1. Leucha de Mohaut died before 1228.
    2. Beatrix de Mohaut died after 1245 in Cheshire, England.
    3. 2. Roger de Mohaut was born in in of Mold, Cheshire, England; died on 18 Jun 1260.

  3. 6.  William d'Aubigny (son of William d'Aubigny and Maud de St. Hilary); died on 1 Feb 1221 in Cainell, near Rome; was buried in Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England.

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    • Alternate death: Mar 1221, near Rome
    • Alternate death: Bef 30 Mar 1221, Cainell, near Rome


    Earl of Arundel; Earl of Sussex. Chief Butler of England; Privy Councillor; Judge in the King's Court 1198, 1200, 1218. A King's man at Runnymede.

    Went on Crusade in 1218; was present at the siege of Damietta.

    "In the beginning he was one of King John's favourites, but he joined the baronial party opposing the King in 1216 after the sealing of the Magna Carta. According to the Barnwell Chronicle, when the barons met in London in 1216 to plan the division of England among them, they assigned to d'Aubigny the government of Lincolnshire. In 1217 he switched his support back to the young Henry III." [Leo van de Pas]

    From Complete Peerage I:236-38:

    William (d'Aubigny), Earl of Sussex, and Earl of Arundel, s. & h. He was a favorite of King John, whose concession of the Kingdom to the Pope, 15 May 1213, he witnessed, and whom he accompanied to Runnymede, 15 June 1215. (d) When, however, King John abandoned Winchester, 14 June 1216, to Louis (afterwards Louis VIII) of France, he joined that Prince, but (consistently taking the winning side) returned to his allegiance 14 July 1217, after the Royalist victory at Lincoln. Shortly afterwards he acted as Justiciar, the young King, Henry III, having restored to him his forfeited possessions. He m. Mabel, 2nd da. of Hugh (le Meschin, surnamed Kevelioc), Earl of Chester, by Bertrade, da. of Simon, Count of Evreux in Normandy. She, in her issue, was (1232) one of the four coheirs to her br. Ranulph (surnamed Blundeville), Earl of Chester. He embarked in the crusade of 1218, and was at the taking of Damietta in Nov. 12 19, but d. at Cainell, near Rome, ("quoddam oppidulum Kainel nomine") shortly before 30 Mar. 1221 (when the news reached England) and was bur. at Wynmondham Priory.

    (d) His namesake of Belvoir became one of the sureties for the King's observance of Magna Charta as 'William d'Aubigny, Sheriff of Warwick and Leicester.'

    William married Mabel of Chester. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 7.  Mabel of Chester (daughter of Hugh of Chester and Bertrade de Montfort).


    Also called Mabel le Meschin.

    1. Isabel d'Aubigny died before 1240.
    2. Nichole d'Aubigny was born in in of Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, England; died about 1240.
    3. Maud d'Aubigny died between 1238 and 1243.
    4. 3. Cecily d'Aubigny died after 1260.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Robert de Mohaut was born in in of Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales (son of Robert de Mohaut and Leuca); died about 1210.


    Constable of Cheshire, according to Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans (citation details below). Ormerod omits this generation.

    1. 4. Roger de Mohaut was born in in of Elford, Staffordshire, England; died in 1232 in Cheshire, England.

  2. 12.  William d'Aubigny (son of William d'Aubigny and Alice of Louvain, Queen Consort of England); died on 24 Dec 1193; was buried in Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England.


    Earl of Arundel, also styled earl of Sussex. Hereditary Chief Butler of England; Privy Councillor; Constable of Windsor Castle 1191-3.

    According to Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans (citation details below), he was a crusader.

    "William d'Aubigny, Earl of Sussex, s. and h., n 1176/7, was confirmed in that dignity, but the Castle and Honour of Arundel having, in accordance with the policy of Henry II, been retained by the Crown, on the death of the last holder, he did not obtain restoration of them till Richard I restored them to him, 27 June 1190, when (according to the admission of 1433 abovenamed) he became Earl of Arundel. He was, however, styled Earl of Arundel before he received possession of the Castle and Honour, namely, on 18 Sep. 1189, and on 26 Nov. of the same year he witnessed King Richard's Charter as 'Will. Earl of Arundel.' He received also at the same time, the third penny of the pleas of Sussex in the precise words of the grant made to his father. In 1191 he was made Custos of Windsor Castle, and in 1194 one of the Receivers of the money raised for the King's ransom. He m. Maud, widow of Roger (de Clare), Earl of Hertford (who had d. 1173), da. and h. of James de St. Hilaire du Harcouet, by Aveline, his wife. He d. 24 Dec. 1193, and was bur. at Wymondham Priory." [Complete Peerage I:235-36]

    William married Maud de St. Hilary. Maud (daughter of James de St. Hilary du Harcourt and Aveline) was born in in of Field Dalling, Norfolk, England; died on 24 Dec 1193; was buried in Priory of Great Carbrooke, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  3. 13.  Maud de St. Hilary was born in in of Field Dalling, Norfolk, England (daughter of James de St. Hilary du Harcourt and Aveline); died on 24 Dec 1193; was buried in Priory of Great Carbrooke, Norfolk, England.

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    • Alternate death: 1195


    Also called Maud de St. Hilaire du Harcouet.

    1. 6. William d'Aubigny died on 1 Feb 1221 in Cainell, near Rome; was buried in Wymondham Priory, Norfolk, England.

  4. 14.  Hugh of Chester was born about 1141 (son of Ranulph de Gernons and Matilda of Gloucester); died on 30 Jun 1181 in Leek, Staffordshire, England; was buried in Abbey of St. Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England.

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    • Alternate birth: 1147, Merionethshire, Wales


    Earl of Chester. Also known as Hugh le Meschin; Hugh de Meschines; Hugh of Kevelioc; Hugh de Cyveiliog.

    1908 DNB entry on Hugh of Kevelioc:

    [By Thomas Frederick Tout.]

    HUGH (D. 1181) called HUGH of CYVEILIOG, palatine Earl of Chester, was the son of Ranulf II, Earl of Chester, and of his wife Matilda, daughter of Earl Robert of Gloucester, the illegitimate son of Henry I. He is sometimes called Hugh of Cyveiliog, because, according to a late writer, he was born in that district of Wales (Powel, Hist. of Cambria, p. 295). His father died on 16 Dec. 1153, whereupon, being probably still under age, he succeeded to his possessions on both sides of the Channel. These included the hereditary viscounties of Avranches and Bayeux. Hugh was present at the council of Clarendon in January 1164 which drew up the assize of Clarendon (Stubbs, Select Charters, p. 138). In 1171 he was in Normandy (Eyton, Itinerary of Henry II, p. 158).

    Hugh joined the great feudal revolt against Henry II in 1173. Aided by Ralph of Fougeres, he utilised his great influence on the north-eastern marches of Brittany to excite the Bretons to revolt. Henry II despatched an army of Brabant mercenaries against them. The rebels were defeated in a battle, and on 20 Aug. were shut up in the castle of Dol, which they had captured by fraud not long before. On 23 Aug. Henry II arrived to conduct the siege in person (Hoveden, ii. 51). Hugh and his comrades had no provisions (Jordan Fantosme in Howlett, Chron. of Stephen, Henry II, and Richard I, iii. 221). They were therefore forced to surrender on 26 Aug. on a promise that their lives and limbs would be saved (W. Newburgh in Howlett, i. 176). Fourscore knights surrendered with them (Diceto, i. 378). Hugh was treated very leniently by Henry, and was confined at Falaise, whither the Earl and Countess of Leicester were also soon brought as prisoners. When Henry II returned to England, he took the two earls with him. They were conveyed from Barfleur to Southampton on 8 July 1174. Hugh was probably afterwards imprisoned at Devizes (Eyton, p. 180). On 8 Aug., however, he was taken back from Portsmouth to Barfleur, when Henry II went back to Normandy. He was now imprisoned at Caen, whence he was removed to Falaise. He was admitted to terms with Henry before the general peace, and witnessed the peace of Falaise on 11 Oct. (FÅ“dera, i. 31).

    Hugh seems to have remained some time longer without complete restoration. At last, at the council of Northampton on 13 Jan. 1177, he received grant of the lands on both sides of the sea which he had held fifteen days before the war broke out (Benedictus, i. 135; Hoveden, ii. 118). In March he witnessed the Spanish award. In May, at the council at Windsor, Henry II restored him his castles, and required him to go to Ireland, along with William Fitzaldhelm and others, to prepare the way for the king's son John (Benedictus, i. 161). But no great grants of Irish land were conferred on him, and he took no prominent part, in the Irish campaigns. He died at Leek in Staffordshire on 30 June 1181 (ib. i. 277; Monasticon, iii. 218; Ormerod, Cheshire, i. 29). He was buried next his father on the south side of the chapter-house of St. Werburgh's, Chester, now the cathedral.

    Hugh's liberality to the church was not so great as that of his predecessors. He granted some lands in Wirral to St. Werburgh's, and four charters of his, to Stanlaw, St. Mary's, Coventry, the nuns of Bullington and Greenfield, are printed by Ormerod (i. 27). He also confirmed his mother's grants to her foundation of Austin Canons at Calke, Derbyshire, and those of his father to his convent of the Benedictine nuns of St. Mary's, Chester (Monasticon, vi. 598, iv. 314). In 1171 he had confirmed the grants of Ranulf to the abbey of St. Stephen's in the diocese of Bayeux (Eyton, p. 158). More substantial were his grants of Bettesford Church to Trentham Priory, and of Combe in Gloucestershire to the abbey of Bordesley, Warwickshire (Monasticon, vi. 397, v. 407).

    Hugh married before 1171 Bertrada, the daughter of Simon III, surnamed the Bald, count of Evreux and Montfort. He was therefore brother-in-law to Simon of Montfort., the conqueror of the Albigenses, and uncle of the Earl of Leicester. His only legitimate son, Ranulf III, succeeded him as Earl of Chester [see Blundevill, Randulf de]. He also left four daughters by his wife, who became, on their brother's death, co-heiresses of the Chester earldom. They were: (1) Maud, who married David, earl of Huntingdon, and became the mother of John the Scot, earl of Chester from 1232 to 1237, on whose death the line of Hugh of Avranches became extinct; (2) Mabel, who married William of Albini, earl of Arundel (d. 1221); (3) Agnes, the wife of William, earl Ferrers of Derby; and (4) Hawise, who married Robert de Quincy, son of Saer de Quincy, earl of Winchester. Hugh was also the father of several bastards, including Pagan, lord of Milton; Roger; Amice, who married Ralph Mainwaring, justice of Chester; and another daughter who married R. Bacon, the founder of Roucester (Ormerod, i. 28). A great controversy was carried on between Sir Peter Leycester and Sir Thomas Mainwaring, Amice's reputed descendant, as to whether that lady was legitimate or not. Fifteen pamphlets and small treatises on the subject, published between 1673 and 1679, were reprinted in the publications of the Chetham Society, vols. lxxiii. lxxix. and lxxx. Mainwaring was the champion of her legitimacy, which Leycester had denied in his 'Historical Antiquities.' Dugdale believed that Amice was the daughter of a former wife of Hugh, of whose existence, however, there is no record. A fine seal of Earl Hugh's is engraved in Ormerod's 'Cheshire,' i. 32.

    [Benedictus Abbas and Roger de Hoveden (both ed. Stubbs in Rolls Ser.); Howlett's Chronicles of Stephen, Henry II, and Richard I (Rolls Ser.); Eyton's Itinerary of Hen. II; Ormerod's Cheshire, i. 26-32; Dugdale's Baronage, i. 40-1; Dugdale's Monasticon, ed. Ellis, Caley, and Bandinel; Doyle's Official Baronage, i. 364; Beamont's introduction to the Amicia Tracts, Chetham Soc.]

    [DNB, Editor, Sidney Lee, Macmillan Co., London & Smith, Elder & Co., NY, 1908, vol. x, pp. 164-5]

    Hugh married Bertrade de Montfort in 1169. Bertrade (daughter of Simon de Montfort and Maud) was born about 1155; died after 31 Mar 1227. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  5. 15.  Bertrade de Montfort was born about 1155 (daughter of Simon de Montfort and Maud); died after 31 Mar 1227.

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    • Alternate birth: Abt 1156


    Also called Bertrade of Evreux. CP notes that at her wedding she was given away by King Henry II "because she was his own cousin." In fact she and the king were second cousins once removed, Simon de Montfort and Agnes d'Evreaux being his great-great grandparents and her great-grandparents.

    1. Agnes of Chester died on 2 Nov 1247.
    2. 7. Mabel of Chester
    3. Maud of Chester was born in 1171; died about 6 Jan 1233.
    4. Hawise of Chester was born in 1180; died before 19 Feb 1243.