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Individual Record for: Hugh DE KEVELIOC (male)

  Ranulf IV DE GERNON      Family Record
Hugh DE KEVELIOC      Family Record Lucy DE TAILLBOIS+
Robert DE CAEN+
  Maud FITZROBERT      Family Record

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Event Date Details
Birth 1147 Place: Kevelioc, Monmouth, Wales
Death 30 JUN 1181 Place: Leeke, Straffordshire, England
Burial   Place: Chester, Cheshire, England

Attribute Details
Title Earl
This nobleman, Hugh (Keveliok), 3rd Earl of Chester, joined in the rebelli on of the Earl of Lancaster and the King of Scots against King Henry II, a nd in support of that monarch's son, Prince Henry's pretensions to the cro wn. In which proceeding he was taken prisoner with the Earl of Leicest er at Alnwick, but obtained his freedom soon afterwards upon the king's re conciliation with the young prince. Again, however, hoisting the standa rd of revolt both in England and Normandy, with as little success, he w as again seized and then detained a prisoner for some years. He eventuall y, however, obtained his liberty and restoration of his lands when publ ic tranquility became completely reestablished some time about the 23rd ye ar of the king's reign. His lordship m. Bertred, dau. of Simon, Earl of Ev ereux, in Normandy, and had issue, I. Ranulph, his successor; I. Mau d, m. to David, Earl of Huntingdon, brother of William, King of Scotlan d, and had one son and four daus., viz., 1. John, surnamed Le Scot, w ho s. to the Earldom of Chester, d. s. p. 7 June, 1237; 1. Margare t, m. to Alan de Galloway, and had a dau., Devorguilla, m. to John de Bali ol, and was mother of John de Baliol, declared King of Scotland in the rei gn of Edward I; 2. Isabel, m. to Robert de Brus, and was mother of Robe rt de Brus, who contended for the crown of Scotland, temp. Edward I; 3. Ma ud, d. unm.; Ada, m. to Henry de Hastings, one of the competitors for t he Scottish crown, temp. Edward I; II. Mabill, m. to William de Albini, Ea rl of Arundel; III. Agnes, m. to William de Ferrers, Earl of Derby; IV. Ha wise, m. to Robert, son of Sayer de Quincy, Earl of Winchester.

The earl had another dau., whose legitimacy is questionable, namely, Amici a,* m. to Ralph de Mesnilwarin, justice of Chester, "a person," says Dugda le, "of very ancient family," from which union the Mainwarings, of Over Pe over, in the co. Chester, derive. Dugdale considers Amicia to be a da u. of the earl by a former wife. But Sir Peter Leicester, in his Antiquiti es of Chester, totally denies her legitimacy. "I cannot but mislike," sa ys he, "the boldness and ignorance of that herald who gave to Mainwaring ( late of Peover), the elder, the quartering of the Earl of Chester's arm s; for if he ought of right to quarter that coat, then must he be descend ed from a co-heir to the Earl of Chester; but he was not; for the co-hei rs of Earl Hugh married four of the greatest peers in the kingdom."

The earl d. at Leeke, in Staffordshire, in 1181, and was s. by his only so n, Ranulph, surnamed Blundevil (or rather Blandevil) from the place of h is birth, the town of Album Monasterium, modern Oswestry, in Powys), as 4 th Earl of Chester.

* Upon the question of this lady's legitimacy there was a long paper war b etween Sir Peter Leicester and Sir Thomas Mainwaring---and eventually t he matter was referred to the judges, of whose decision Wood says, " at an assize held at Chester, 1675, the controversy was decided by the jus tices itinerant, who, as I have heard, adjudged the right of the matt er to Mainwaring." [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke 's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, pp. 365-6, Meschines, Earls of Chester]

Notes Source: bulkeley.txt

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