Anschitil Vicomte de Bessin
(-After 1031)
Richard III Duc de Normandy
(Abt 997-1028)
"Mistress of Richard III de Normandy"
Randulf Vicomé de Bessin
(Abt 1017-After 1047)
Alix de Normandy
(Abt 1021-)
Ranulf vicomte du Bessin
(Abt 1050-1128/1129)


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Margaret d’Avranches

Ranulf vicomte du Bessin

  • Born: Abt 1050, Normandy
  • Marriage: Margaret d’Avranches in Normandy
  • Died: 1128-1129, Chester, Cheshire, England about age 78
  • Buried: St. Werburg's, Cheshire, England

bullet   Another name for Ranulf was Ranulf la Meschines Vicomte d'Bayeux.

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis's Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 132A:25, 132B:25, Ranulph, vicomté de Bayeux de Bessin (Normandy), son of Ranulph I and Alice of Normandy, m. to Maud, daughter of Richard le Goz, vicomté d'Avranches and his wife Emma 160 .

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Leiceste)r, p.532, note (h), identifies him as Agnes' father. 141

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Ranulf "le Meschin".
"…Rannulfus filius Rannulfi vicecomitis…Rannulfus vicecomes" witnessed the charter dated 24 Apr 1089 under which Robert III Duke of Normandy donated property to Bayeux cathedral [Durham Liber Vitæ, folio 52, p. 78.]. Ranulf married Marguerite d'Avranches, daughter of Richard Vicomte d'Avranches. She is named "Mathilda soror Hugonis comitis" by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her son [Orderic Vitalis (Chibnall), Vol. VI, Book XII, p. 309]. Her husband is named in another passage, as father of his son Guillaume [ Orderic Vitalis (Chibnall), Vol. V, Book IX, p. 59].

• Web Reference: Ranulf de Briquessart.
Ranulf's family were connected to the House of Normandy by marriage, and, besides Odo, bishop of Bayeux, was the most powerful magnate in the Bessin region. He married Margaret, daughter of Richard Goz, viscount of the Avranchin, whose son and successor Hugh d'Avranches became Earl of Chester in England c. 1070.

Ranulf married Margaret d’Avranches, daughter of Richard vicomté d’Avranches and Emma, in Normandy. (Margaret d’Avranches was born about 1054 and died about 1136.)

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