Matilda DE GLOUCESTER Countess of Chester
- Born: Abt 1117, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
- Married: Abt 1141, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
- Died: 29 Jul 1189, Chester, Cheshire, England
Other names for Matilda were Maud FitzRobert DE CAEN and Maud FITZROY.
She may have poisoned her husband. She founded, in 1172, the Repton Priory.
He [Ranulph de Gernon] married, about 1141, Maud, daughter of Robert, EARL OF GLOUCESTER, by Mabel, daughter and heir of Robert FITZ-HAMOND, lord of Tewkesbury. ...he died 16 [?17] December 1153, being supposed to have been poisoned by his wife and William Peverell, of Nottingham. He was buried at St. Werburg's, Chester. His widow, who in 1172 founded Repton Priory, co. Derby, died 29 July 1189. [Complete Peerage III:166-7, XIV:170]
Matilda married Ranulph DE GERNON 2nd Earl of Chester, son of Ranulph "De Briquessart" LE MESCHIN 1st Earl of Chester and Lucia of Mercia, about 1141 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. (Ranulph DE GERNON 2nd Earl of Chester was born in 1099 in Guernon Castle, Normandy, France, died on 16 Dec 1153 in Chester, Cheshire, England and was buried in St Werburgh, Chester, Cheshire, England.)