Vcte Ranulph "le Meschin" DU BESSIN, 1st Earl of Chester
Lucia of Mercia
Robert FitzRoy DE CAEN, Earl of Gloucester
(Abt 1090-1157)
Mabel (Matilda or Sibyl) FITZ ROBERT
Ranulph DE GERNON, 2nd Earl of Chester
(Bef 1100-1153)
Matilda FitzRobert DE GLOUCESTER, Countess of Chester
Hugh "le Meschin" DE KEVELIOC, 3rd Earl of Chester


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1. Bertrade DE MONTFORT

Hugh "le Meschin" DE KEVELIOC, 3rd Earl of Chester

  • Born: 1147, Kevelioc, Monmouth, Wales
  • Married: Between 1169 and 1170, Montfort-sur-Risle, Eure, Normandy, France
  • Died: 30 Jun 1181, Leeke, Stafford, England
  • Buried: Chester, Cheshire, England

  Research Notes:

The Annales Cestrienses record the birth in 1147 of “comes Hugo II”. Robert of Torigny names "Hugonem filium suum" as successor of "Ranulfus comes Cestriæ".

He succeeded his father in 1153 as Earl of Chester, Vicomte d'Avranches. "Hugo comes Cestrie" confirmed a donation of land in Thoresby donated by "Willelmus filius Othuer" to Greenfield priory, Lincolnshire, for the soul of "patris mei Randulfi", by charter dated to [1155] witnessed by "Matilla matre sua…". The Annales Cestrienses record in 1169 that “Hugo comes Cestrie” was made a knight. He joined the rebellion of Henry "the Young King" against Henry II King of England and was taken prisoner at Alnwick 13 Jul 1174: the Annales Cestrienses record in 1173 that “Henricus tertius Rex Anglie filius Henrici Regis Anglie” captured “patrem suum” with the help of “duobus comitibus Anglie...Hugone comite Cestrensi et Roberto comite Leicestrie”, adding that “Hugo comes Cestrie” was captured “apud Dol in Britanniam...cum Radulpho de Feugis”. He was deprived of the earldom but restored in Jan 1177. The Annales Cestrienses record in 1177 that “Hugo comes Cestrie” captured “totam Bromfeld in Id Jun” with “David filio Owino”.

A manuscript narrating the descent of Hugh Earl of Chester to Alice Ctss of Lincoln records the death “II Kal Jul” of “Hugo”, son of “Ranulfus de Gernons”, and his burial at St Werburgh’s, Chester. The Annales Cestrienses record the death “II Kal Jul...apud Lech” 1181 of “Hugo II...comes Cestrie”. 1

  Marriage Information:

Hugh married Bertrade DE MONTFORT, daughter of Simon "Le Chauve" DE MONTFORT, Comte d'Evreux, and Mathilde, between 1169 and 1170 in Montfort-sur-Risle, Eure, Normandy, France. (Bertrade DE MONTFORT was born about 1155 in Montfort, Normandy, France and died in 1227.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Hugh "of Kevelioc".

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