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Ranulph De Meschines
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ABT 1070 Briquessart, Livry, France
Ranulph De Meschines
Margaret D' Avranches
Lucy (Lucia) Of Mercia ABT 1098 3rd Husband
Adeliza Alice De Meschines
Born: ABT 1098 Gernon, France
Died: AFT 1142 England
Ranulph "De Gernon" Meschines
Born: 1099 Guernon Castle, Normandy, France
Died: 16 DEC 1153 Chester, Cheshire, England
William De St. Pierre
Born: ABT 1103 St Pierre & Runstone, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
JAN 1128/1129 Chester, Cheshire, England aged 58
Name Suffix: 3rd Earl Of Chester
Ancestral File Number: V9V7-8J
Ranulf or Randle de Meschines, surnamed de Bricasard, Viscount Bayeux, in Normandy, (son of Ralph de Meschines, by Maud, his wife, co-heir of her brother, Hugh Lupus, the celebrated Earl of Chester), was given by King Henry I the Earldom of Chester, at the decease of his 1st cousin, Richard de Abrincis, 2nd Earl of Chester, of that family, without issue. By some historians, this nobleman is styled Earl of Carlisle, from residing in that city; and they further state that he came over in the train of the Conqueror, assisted in the subjugation of England, and shared, of course, in the spoil of conquest. He was lord of Cumberland and Carlisle, by descent from his father, but having enfeoffed his two brothers, William, of Coupland, and Geffrey, of Gillesland, in a large portion thereof,he exchanged the Earldom of Cumberland for that of Chester, on condition that those whom he had settled there should hold their lands of the king, in capite.His lordship m. Lucia, widow of Roger de Romara, Earl of Lincoln, and dau. of Algar, the Saxon, Earl of Mercia, and had issue, Ranulph, his successor; William, styled Earl of Cambridge, but of his issue nothing in known; Adeliza, m. to Richard Fitz-Gilbert, ancestor of the old Earls of Clare; and Agnes, m. to Robert de Grentemaisnil. The earl d. in 1128 and was s. by his elder son, Ranulph de Meschines. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages,. Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 365, Meschines, Earls of Chester]

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