Matthew de Ruelent
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: After 1129, Thurstaston, Cheshire, England 713
Another name for Matthew was Matthew de Thurstanston.
~Notitia Cestriensis, Vol. I, p. 173, Mattew de Rulent gave ye Charch of Thurstainton to [the] Ab.[bey] of St. Werbury an.[no] 1129." (His donation was confirmed by his son, William de Thurstanston, who resigned his right in the Chapel to the Abbey for ever, during the reign of Henry II. 924
~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol II, p. 507. He was alive in the time of Randle Meschines, earl of Chester. 713
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 921
The manor of Thurstanston appears from the Doomsday survey to have been given, along with adjacent townships, to Robert de Rodelent. Once Robert de Rodelent died it passed to Matthew de Rodelent, who was likely the illegitimate son of Robert. Once his brother became a monk at Chester, Matthew presented the church to the abbot and convent of St. Werborgh, in that city. William, the son of this Matthew, assumed the the local name, confirmed the gift of his father to the abbey.
~The History of the Hundred of Wirral, p. 263