Bertrade DE MONTFORT
- Born: Abt 1155, Montfort, Normandy, France -
- Married: Between 1169 and 1170, Montfort-sur-Risle, Eure, Normandy, France
- Died: 1227
Compiler's 25 x great-grandmother
The Annales Cestrienses record in 1169 that “Hugo comes Cestrie” married “filiam Simonis comitis Ebroensis...Bertrad” arranged by King Henry II and that she was “ipsius cognata”. Robert of Torigny records the marriage arranged by Henry II King of England in 1170 of "Hugoni comiti Cestriæ cognate suo" and "filiam comitis Ebroicensis cognatam suam ex parte patris sui". “Bertreia comitissa Cestrie...” witnessed the charter dated to [1169/73] under which Hugh Earl of Chester granted land at Coventry to Godfrey his homager. The Rotuli de Dominabus of 1185 records property “Beltesford et Hemmingebi et Dunintone” held by “Bertia comitissa, filia comitis de Evereros, uxor Hugonis comitis Cestrie”. “Bertrada comitissa Cestrie...” witnessed the charter dated [3 Feb 1188/15 Nov 1189] under which “Ranulfus dux Britannie comes Cestrie et Richmondie” confirmed a donation to Bordesley abbey.
The Annals of Burton record the death in 1227 of “Bertrudis comitissa Cestriæ”. The Annales Cestrienses record the death in 1227 of “Bertrudis comitissa Cestrie”. 1
Bertrade married Hugh de Kevelioc LE MESCHIN 3rd Earl of Chester, Viscount Avranches, son of Ranulph DE GERNON 2nd Earl of Chester and Matilda DE GLOUCESTER Countess of Chester, between 1169 and 1170 in Montfort-sur-Risle, Eure, Normandy, France. (Hugh de Kevelioc LE MESCHIN 3rd Earl of Chester, Viscount Avranches was born in 1147 in Kevelioc, Monmouth, Wales, died on 30 Jun 1181 in Leeke, Stafford, England and was buried in Chester, Chestershire, England.)