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Alice de Rumilly

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Alice de Rumilly was born in in of Skipton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, England (daughter of William Meschin and Cecily de Rumilly); died in 1187.


    Lady of Skipton.

    Alice married William Fitz Duncan before 1138. William (son of Duncan II Canmore, King of Scotland and Athelreda of Dunbar) died before 1154. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Amabel Fitz William died before 1201.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Meschin was born in in of Skipton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, England (son of Ranulph de Briquessart and Margaret d'Avranches); died before 1135.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1135


    "The most important member of a tightly knit family group was Ranulf's younger brother William le Meschin (d. 1129x35). William went on the first crusade, where he is mentioned, as 'William son of Ranulf le vicomte' at the siege of Nicaea in 1097 (Ordericus Vitalis, Eccl. hist., 5.59). In Cumbria William le Meschin was first given charge of Gilsland, which he failed to hold against the Scots, and then Egremont (the barony of Copeland). He built the castle at Egremont, and close by on the coast he founded the priory of St Bees, a further daughter house of St Mary's, York. William le Meschin married Cecily de Rumilly, the daughter of Robert de Rumilly and heir to the barony of Skipton in Craven, west Yorkshire, thus creating a substantial cross-Pennine estate. William and Cecily were the founders of the priory of Embsay, which later removed to Bolton in Wharfedale. In addition to the two baronies of Egremont and Skipton, William le Meschin acquired tenancies in several counties, the more significant held of his brother in Lincolnshire (where the Lindsey survey of 1115 - 18 provides detailed record) and in Cheshire. William remained closely linked with Ranulf, whom he survived by just a few years, dying before 1135. An elder son, Matthew, having predeceased him, William's heirs were successively his younger son, also called Ranulf le Meschin, and three sisters, Amice, Alice, and Matilda, who in the course of a total of seven marriages comprehensively dismembered the estate." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    "William le Meschin, Lord of Copeland, br. of Ranulph, 1st Earl of Chester, yr. s. of Rannulf, Vicomte of the Bessin, m. Cicely de Rumilly, Lady of Skipton, da. and h. of Robert de Rumelli, of Harewood and Skipton, co. York (see ped. of Lisle in vol. viii, between pp. 48 and 49), and had 3 daughters and coheirs. (1) Alice, Lady of Skipton, who m., 1stly, William fitz Duncan, s. of Duncan II, King of Scots. See Clay, Early Yorks Charters, vol. vii, pp. 9—10. They had one s., William, 'the Boy of Egremont', who d. in the King's ward after 1155, leaving his 3 sisters his coheirs: (i) Cicely, as in the text; (ii) Amabel, Lady of Copeland (called in the Pipe Rolls and elsewhere, Comitissa de Couplanda, who m. Reynold de Lucy (see vol. iii, pp. 247-8, sub Lucy); (iii) Alice de Rumilly, Lady of Allerdale, who m., 1stly, Gilbert Pipard, Sheriff of cos. Gloucester and Hereford, and 2ndly, Robert de Courtenay, Sheriff of Cumberland and d. s.p. (see vol. ix, pp. 527-8, sub Pipard). Alice, Lady of Skipton, m. 2ndly, Alexander FitzGerold. (2) Avice, Lady of Harewood, who m., 1stly, William de Courcy III, 2ndly, William Paynell, of Drax, co. York, and 3rdly, William de Percy of Rougemont, in Harewood, co. York (see vol. x, p. 319, sub Paynel, and p. 439, sub Percy). (3) Maud, m. 1stly, Philip de Belmeis, of Tong, Salop., and 2ndly, Hugh de Mortimer, of Wigmore, co. Hereford (see vol. ix, p. 271, note sub Mortimer (of Wigmore), and vol. xii, part 2, pp. 930—1, sub Zouche.)" [Complete Peerage I:353, footnote (d), as thoroughly corrected in Volume XIV.]

    William married Cecily de Rumilly. Cecily (daughter of Robert de Rumilly) was born in in of Skipton, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Cecily de Rumilly was born in in of Skipton, Yorkshire, England (daughter of Robert de Rumilly).
    1. Avice de Rumilly
    2. Maud le Meschin was born in in of Skipton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, England; died after 1180.
    3. 1. Alice de Rumilly was born in in of Skipton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, England; died in 1187.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Ranulph de Briquessart was born about 1045 (son of Ranulph and (Unknown daughter of Richard III of Normandy)); died after 1089.


    Sometimes also called Ranulph le Meschin, but that seems to have originally been applied to his son, as "meschin" means "younger" or "junior." Vicomte de Bessin; Count of Bayeux.

    "The Bessin is an area in Normandy, France, corresponding to the territory of the Bajocasses tribe of Gaul who also gave their name to the city of Bayeux, central town of the Bessin. [...] The Bessin corresponds to the former diocese of Bayeux, which was incorporated into the Calvados département following the French Revolution." [Wikipedia]

    Ranulph married Margaret d'Avranches. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5.  Margaret d'Avranches (daughter of Richard le Goz).


    The ODNB calls her "Matilda, daughter of Richard, vicomte of the Avranchin."

    1. (Unknown) le Meschin
    2. Ranulf le Meschin died about 1129; was buried in Abbey of St. Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England.
    3. 2. William Meschin was born in in of Skipton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, England; died before 1135.
    4. Agnes de Bayeux

  3. 6.  Robert de Rumilly was born in in of Harewood and Skipton, Yorkshire, England.


    Also spelled Romelli, Rumelli, etc.

    1. Lucy de Rumilly
    2. 3. Cecily de Rumilly was born in in of Skipton, Yorkshire, England.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Ranulph (son of Anschitil); died after 1047.


    Vicomte of the Bessin. Fought at the battle of Val-es-Dunes, 1047.

    Ranulph married (Unknown daughter of Richard III of Normandy). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 9.  (Unknown daughter of Richard III of Normandy) (daughter of Richard III and (Unknown mistress of Richard III of Normandy)).


    Possibly named Alice, Adeliza, etc. AR calls her "Alice of Normandy."

    1. 4. Ranulph de Briquessart was born about 1045; died after 1089.

  3. 10.  Richard le Goz was born about 1020; died in 1082.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1082
    • Alternate death: Aft 1082
    • Alternate death: Aft 1084


    Viscount of the Avranchin. Probably Scandinavian in origin. Shown in some sources (including CP) as a son of a "Thurstan le Goz", son of Ansfrid, a Dane.

    Another persistent genealogical tradition is the identification of his wife as "Emma de Conteville," an alleged daughter of the Conqueror's mother Herleve by her husband Herluin. His wife is in fact unknown.

    1. 5. Margaret d'Avranches
    2. Judith le Goz d'Avranches
    3. Hugh "Lupus" d'Avranches was born about 1047; died on 27 Jul 1101 in Abbey of St. Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England.