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Ranulph III "le Meschin" Earl of Chester
(Abt 1074-1128)
Lucy of Mercia "the Countess"
(Abt 1074-After 1130)
Robert de Caen
Mabel Fitz Hamon
(Abt 1094-1157)
Ranulf de Gernon de Meschin, Earl of Chester
(Bef 1100-1153)
Maud de Caen
(Abt 1120-1189)

Hugh Kevelioc Earl of Chester, Vicomté d'Avranches


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1. Bertrade de Montfort

2. Unkown Mistresses

Hugh Kevelioc Earl of Chester, Vicomté d'Avranches

  • Born: 1147, Cyfeiliog, Merionethshire, Wales 141
  • Marriage (1): Bertrade de Montfort 141
  • Marriage (2): Unkown Mistresses
  • Died: 30 Jun 1181, Leeke, Staffordshire, England at age 34 141

bullet   Other names for Hugh were Hugh of Cyveiliog and Hugh le Meschines.

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 125:28 - m. Beatrade de Montford, daughter of Simón de Montford, 126:28, 127:28, 131:28, 252:26, Kevelioc is the anglicised form of the Welsh Cyveiliog. 160

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage (Appendix D to v.VII) shown married to Beatrade de Montfort. 141

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage (Derby, p. 196), identifies Hugh and Bertrade as parents of Agnes.

~According to the Dictionary of National Biography when Hugh's father died in 1153, Hugh, still underage, succeeded to the family possessions on both sides of the channnel. These included the hereditary viscounties of Avaranches and Bayeux.

~Hugh was present at the council of Clerendon in 1164 which drew up the asssizes of Clerendon.

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 141
Hugh, styled "of Kevelioc," Earl of Chester and Vicomté d'Avranches,, &c., in Normandy, son and heir born at Kevelio,. Merioneth. He joined in the rebellion against King Henry II, set on foot by Henry, the son of that King, and was taken prisoner at Alnwick, 13 July 1174. He was deprived of his Earldom, and was again in rebellion both in England and Normandy, but, in January 1177, was restored.

Hugh of Kevelioc
, married in 1169, Bertrade, then aged 14 (the King giving her away in marriage "because she was his own cousin "), daughter of Simon de Montfort, Count d'Evreux by his 1st wife, Maud. He died at Leek, Stafford, 30 June 1181, aged about 34 and was buried at St. Werburg's, Chester. Bertrade, his widow, died 1227, aged about 7I.

~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 167, Vol. XIV, p. 170

Hugh married Bertrade de Montfort, daughter of Simon de Montfort Earl de Evreux and Maud.141 (Bertrade de Montfort was born about 1155 in Normandy, France and died in 1227 in Evreux, Eure, Normandy, France 141.)


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