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Henry I of England King of England, Duc de Normandie
Mistress 1
Robert FitzHamon Lord of Glamorgan, Lord of Gloucester
Sibylle de Montgommery
Robert FitzRoy 1st Earl of Gloucester
(Abt 1090-1147)
Mabel FitzHamon
(Abt 1090-Abt 1157)
Matilda FitzRobert
(Abt 1117-1190)


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1. Ranulf de Gernon 4th Earl of Chester, Vicomte d'Avranches

Matilda FitzRobert 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1117
  • Marriage (1): Ranulf de Gernon 4th Earl of Chester, Vicomte d'Avranches about 1141 1 2
  • Died: 29 Jul 1190 aged about 73 1 2

   Another name for Matilda was Maud of Gloucester.

  General Notes:

MATILDA FitzRobert (-29 Jul 1190). Robert of Torigny refers to the wife of "Ranulfus comes Cestrić" as "filia Roberti comitis Gloecestrić". The Rotuli de Dominabus of 1185 records property "Wadinton de feodo comitis Cestrie" held by "Matillis comitissa Cestrie…filia Roberti comitis Gloecestrie, filii regis Henrici primi". It was alleged that she and William Peverell of Nottingham poisoned her husband. "Hugo comes Cestrie" confirmed a donation of land in Thoresby donated by "Willelmus filius Othuer" to Greenfield priory, Lincolnshire, for the soul of "patris mei Randulfi", by charter dated to [1155] witnessed by "Matilla matre sua…". The Annals of Tewkesbury record the death "IV Kal Aug" in 1190 of "Matildis comitissa Cestria".

m ([1141]) RANULF "de Gernon" Earl of Chester, son of RANULPH "le Meschin" Vicomte de Bayeux & his wife Lucy --- (Château de Gernon, Normandy before 1100-[murdered] 16 Dec 1153, bur Chester, Abbey of St Werburg).

[FMG/Medieval Lands]


He [Ranulph de Gernon] married, about 1141, Maud, daughter of Robert, EARL OF GLOUCESTER, by Mabel, daughter and heir of Robert FITZ-HAMOND, lord of Tewkesbury. ...he died 16 [?17] December 1153, being supposed to have been poisoned by his wife and William Peverell, of Nottingham. He was buried at St. Werburg's, Chester. His widow, who in 1172 founded Repton Priory, co. Derby, died 29 July 1189.

[Complete Peerage III:166-7, XIV:170, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

Matilda married Ranulf de Gernon 4th Earl of Chester, Vicomte d'Avranches, son of Ranulf du Bessin 3rd Earl of Chester, Vicomte du Bessin et d'Avranches and Lucy, about 1141.1 2 (Ranulf de Gernon 4th Earl of Chester, Vicomte d'Avranches was born about 1100,1 2 died on 16 Dec 1153 in Chester, Cheshire, CH1, GB 1 2 and was buried in St. Werburgh's Abbey [now Chester Cathedral], St. Werburgh Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1, GB.). The cause of his death was Poisoned.


• Alt. Marriage, Bef 1136. 3


1 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 125-27.

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), III:166-167.

3 Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -, John Ravilious (Therav3), 10 Sep 2002.

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