Henri I 'Beauclerc' King of England
(Abt 1068-1135)
Elizabeth DE BELLOMONT French Mistress
(Abt 1070-)
Robert FITZ HAMON Earl of Gloucester, Lord of Glamorgan
(Abt 1070-1107)
(Abt 1066-1107)
Robert DE CAEN Earl of Gloucester
(Abt 1090-1147)
Maud (Mabel, Sibyl) FITZ HAMON
(Abt 1094-1157)
Matilda DE GLOUCESTER Countess of Chester
(Abt 1117-1189)


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Ranulph DE GERNON 2nd Earl of Chester

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.

   Research Notes:

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]

   Marriage Information:

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.)

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