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Name: Hugh "Of Kevelioc" Meschines Determine relationship to...
Birth: 1147 Of Kevelioc, Merionethshire, Wales Father: Ranulph "De Gernon" Meschines Mother:Maud Fitzrobert De Caen
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Married: Bertha (Bertrade) De Montfort 1169 Montfort, Normandy, France
Children Born Died
Beatrix De Meschines ABT 1170 Kevelioc, Monmouthshire, Wales DECEASED
Maud De Meschines 1171 Chester, Cheshire, England 6 JAN 1232/1233 England
Ranulph De Meschines 1172 Oswestry, Powis, Wales 28 OCT 1232 Wallingford, Berkshire, England
Mabel Of Chester ABT 1172 Chester, Cheshire, England BEF 1232 Chester, Cheshire, England
Agnes De Meschines ABT 1174 Chester, Cheshire, England 2 NOV 1247 Tutbury, Staffordshire, England
Agnes Of Chester ABT 1174 Chester, Cheshire, England 2 NOV 1247
Amicia De Meschines ABT 1177 Kevelioc, Merionethshire, Wales DECEASED Chester, Cheshire, England
Hawise De Meschines 1180 Chester, Cheshire, England AFT 6 JUN 1241 England
Death: 30 JUN 1181 Leek, Staffordshire, England
Burial: Chester, Cheshire, England
Remarks: Name Suffix: 5th Earl Of Chester
Ancestral File Number: V9TW-RR
2 GIVN Hugh De Meschines Earl Of
2SURN Chester


Name Suffix: [VISCOUNT D'AVRAAncestral File Number: V9TW-RRThis nobleman, Hugh (Keveliok), 3rd Earl of Chester, joined in the rebellion of the Earl of Lancaster and the King of Scots against King Henry II, and in support of that monarch's son, Prince Henry's pretensions to the crown. In which proceeding he was taken prisoner with the Earl of Leicester at Alnwick, but obtained his freedom soon afterwards upon the king's reconciliation with the young prince. Again, however, hoisting the standard of revolt both in England and Normandy, with as little success, he was again seized and then detained a prisoner for some years. He eventually, however, obtained his liberty and restoration of his lands when public tranquility became completely reestablished some time about the 23rd year of the king's reign. His lordship m. Bertred, dau.of Simon, Earl of Evereux, in Normandy, and had issue, I. Ranulph, his successor; I. Maud, m. to David, Earl of Huntingdon, brother of William, King of Scotland, and had one son and four daus., viz., 1. John, surnamed le Scot, who s. tothe Earldom of Chester, d. s. p. 7 June, 1237; 1. Margaret, m. to Alan de Galloway, and had a dau., Devorguilla, m. to John de Baliol, and was mother of Johnde Baliol, declared King of Scotland in the reign of Edward I; 2. Isabel, m. to Robert de Brus, and was mother of Robert de Brus, who contended for the crownof Scotland, temp. Edward I; 3. Maud, d. unm.; Ada, m. to Henry de Hastings, one of the competitors for the Scottish crown, temp. Edward I; II. Mabill, m. toWilliam de Albini, Earl of Arundel; III. Agnes, m. to William de Ferrers, Earlof Derby; IV. Hawise, m. to Robert, son of Sayer de Quincy, Earl of Winchester.The earl had another dau., whose legitimacy is questionable, namely, Amicia,* m. to Ralph de Mesnilwarin, justice of Chester, "a person," says Dugdale, "of very ancient family," from which union the Mainwarings, of Over Peover, in the co. Chester, derive. Dugdale considers Amicia to be a dau. of the earl by a former wife. But Sir Peter Leicester, in his Antiquities of Chester, totally deniesher legitimacy. "I cannot but mislike," says he, "the boldness and ignorance of that herald who gave to Mainwaring (late of Peover), the elder, the quartering of the Earl of Chester's arms; for if he ought of right to quarter that coat,then must he be descended from a co-heir to the Earl of Chester; but he was not; for the co-heirs of Earl Hugh married four of the greatest peers in the kingdom."The earl d. at Leeke, in Staffordshire, in 1181, and was s. by his only son, Ranulph, surnamed Blundevil (or rather Blandevil) from the place of his birth, the town of Album Monasterium, modern Oswestry, in Powys), as 4th Earl of Chester.* Upon the question of this lady's legitimacy there was a long paper war between Sir Peter Leicester and Sir Thomas Mainwaring---and eventually the matter was referred to the judges, of whose decision Wood says, "at an assize held at Chester, 1675, the controversy was decided by the justices itinerant, who, as I have heard, adjudged the right of the matter to Mainwaring." [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, pp. 365-6, Meschines, Earls of Chester]
This nobleman, Hugh (Keveliok), 3rd Earl of Chester, joined in the rebellion of the Earl of Lancaster and the King of Scotsagainst King Henry II, and in support of that monarch's son, Prince Henry's pretensions to the crown. In which proceeding he was taken prisoner with the Earlof Leicester at Alnwick, but obtained his freedom soon afterwards upon the king's reconciliation with the young prince. Again, however, hoisting the standardof revolt both in England and Normandy, with as little success, he was again seized and then detained a prisoner for some years


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