Person:Ranulf de Gernon (1)

Ranulph de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester
b.Bet 1099 and 1100 Normandie, France
m. Est 1085
  1. Alice de MeschinesAbt 1086 - 1128
  2. Agnes Le MeschinAbt 1097 -
  3. Ranulph de Gernon, 4th Earl of ChesterBet 1099 & 1100 - 1153
  4. William de Saint PierreAbt 1103 -
m. Abt 1141
  1. Richard de Meschines
  2. Joanna De MeschinesAbt 1145 - 1196
  3. Beatrix de Gernons1146 -
  4. Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester1147 - 1181
  5. Alice de MeschinesAbt 1152 -
  • HRanulph de Gernon, 4th Earl of ChesterBet 1099 & 1100 - 1153
m. 1141
  1. Lucy _____, Prioress of St. Mary's of Chester
Facts and Events
Name Ranulph de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester
Alt Name Ranulf de Meschines
Alt Name[11] Ranulph de Gernon
Alt Name _____ Ranulph Le Maschines-Guernan Earl Chester, IV
Gender Male
Birth[12] Bet 1099 and 1100 Normandie, FranceGuernon Castle, Normandy
Marriage Abt 1141 Gloucestershire, Englandto Maud FitzRobert, of Gloucester
Marriage 1141 to
Death[11] 16 Dec 1153 Chester, Cheshire, England
Alt Death[12] 1155
Burial? Cheshire, EnglandBuried At St. Werburg's
Reference Number? Q716921?

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Ranulf II (also known as Ranulf de Gernon), 4th Earl of Chester (1099–1153), was an Anglo-Norman baron who inherited the honour of the palatine county of Chester upon the death of his father Ranulf le Meschin, 3rd Earl of Chester. He was descended from the Counts of Bessin in Normandy.

In 1136 David I of Scotland invaded England as far as Durham, which led Stephen of England to negotiate treaties that involved granting Ranulf's lands to Scotland. Thereafter, Ranulf allied himself to Matilda to further his cause. He took Lincoln Castle in 1141, which was retaken by Stephen in a siege in which Ranulf was forced to flee for his life. Ranulf enlisted the help of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester to retake the castle and succeeded when King Stephen surrendered to him at Lincoln. While Matilda ruled England, Stephen's queen Matilda of Boulogne managed to defeat Ranulf and his allies at Winchester, which eventually resulted in Stephen being able to resume the throne.

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