|Mathilde DE BLOIS
Mathilde DE BLOIS
- Born: Abt 1097, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
- Married: Abt 1115
- Died: 25 Nov 1120
Her marriage is recorded by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her parents. The Annales Cestrienses record the marriage in 1115 of “Ricardus comes Cestriæ” and “Mathildam neptem Henrici regis filiam Stephanis comitis”. William of Malmesbury records that she drowned with her husband following the sinking of the “Blanche Nef [White Ship]”. The Continuator of Florence of Worcester names "…neptis regis Comitissa de Cestria" among those drowned in the sinking of the White Ship. The Annales Cestrienses record that “in die S. Katerine” 1120 “filius regis et Ricardus comes Cestrie cum uxore sua” were sunk “apud Barbelfleo”. 1
Mathilde married Richard D' AVRANCHES 2nd Earl of Chester, son of Vcte Hugh D' AVRANCHES 1st Earl of Chester and Ermentrude DE CLERMONT, about 1115. (Richard D' AVRANCHES 2nd Earl of Chester was born about 1093 and died on 25 Nov 1120.)
Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CENTRAL%20FRANCE.htm#MahautBloisdied1120.