Sir Hugh de Kevelioc, Knight, 5th Earl of Chester

Sir Hugh de Kevelioc, Knight, 5th Earl of Chester

Male 1147 - 1181  (~ 34 years)

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  • Name Hugh de Kevelioc 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Knight, 5th Earl of Chester 
    Born 0___ 1147  Kevelioc, Monmouth, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jun 1181  Leek, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I46767  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2016 

    Father Ranulf de Gernon, II, Knight, 4th Earl of Chester,   b. 0___ 1099, Guernon Castle, Calvados, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1153, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Maud of Gloucester, Countess of Chester,   b. (Gloucestershire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1189 
    Married Bef 1141  [1, 2
    Family ID F17142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertrade de Montfort, Comtess d'Evreux,   b. 1155, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1227, Evreux, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1169  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Matilda of Chester, Countess of Huntingdon,   b. 1171,   d. 6 Jan 1233, (Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Agnes of Chester,   b. 1174, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1247, Tutbury, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Mabel of Chester,   b. 1172, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1232, Arundel, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Hawise of Chester, 1st Countess of Chester,   b. 1180, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1241, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F17141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1147 - Kevelioc, Monmouth, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jun 1181 - Leek, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester (1147 - 30 June 1181)
    Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester (1147 - 30 June 1181)
    Ancient forefather of the grandchildren of

    Jesse D Hennessee and
    Vernia Swindell Byars


  • Notes 
    • Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester (1147 30 June 1181) was the son of Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester and Maud of Gloucester, daughter of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester (otherwise known as Robert de Caen, the illegitimate son of Henry I of England, making her Henry's granddaughter).

      Early life

      He is thought to have been born in Kevelioc in Monmouth. But he may have taken the name of the cwmwd of Cyfeiliog (in modern Powys) in the southern part of the Kingdom of Powys, Wales.

      He was underage when his father's death in 1153 made him heir to his family's estates on both sides of the Channel. He joined the baronial Revolt of 11731174 against King Henry II of England, and was influential in convincing the Bretons to revolt. After being captured and imprisoned after the Battle of Alnwick, he finally got his estates restored in 1177, and served in King Henry's Irish campaigns.

      Marriage

      In 1169 he married Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux, daughter of Simon III de Montfort, who in turn was the son of Amaury III of Montfort. She was the cousin of King Henry, who gave her away in marriage. Their children were:[1][2]

      Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester
      Matilda de Blondeville, aka Matilda (Maud) of Chester (11711233), married David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon
      Mabel of Chester, married William d'Aubigny, 3rd Earl of Arundel
      Agnes of Chester (died 2 November 1247), married William de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby; ancestors of Joseph Priestley
      Hawise of Chester (11801242), married Robert II de Quincy
      Beatrix of Chester, married Lord William Belward of Malpas
      Hugh also had another daughter, Amice of Chester, who married Ralph de Mainwaring and was the ancestress of that family. There is no record of Amice's mother or whether she was Hugh's wife or mistress. The question of Amice's legitimacy has been subject to a longstanding dispute.[3]

      One letter from the Pope suggests that Llywelyn Fawr may have been married to an unnamed sister of Earl Ranulph of Chester in about 1192, but there appears to be no confirmation of this.[4] If this was the case it could have been either Mabel or Hawise, or perhaps Amice, and the marriage would have had to have been annulled before any subsequent marriages.

      Death and succession

      Hugh of Kevelioc died 30 June 1181 at Leek, Staffordshire, England. He was succeeded by his son, Ranulf. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10013] "Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester" biography, accessed & downloaded Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by David A. Henn.

    2. [S10081] "Maud of Gloucester, Countess of Chester" biography, accessed & downloaded Friday, December 2nd, 2016 by David A. Hennes.

    3. [S10083] "Bertrade d'Everaux de Montfort, Comtess d'Evreux" biography, accessed & downloaded Friday, December 2nd, 2016 by David.