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  • ID: I28205
  • Name: Maud Of Chester
  • Given Name: Maud Of
  • Surname: Chester
  • Name: *Maud Of Chester De Kevelioc
  • Given Name: *Maud Of Chester
  • Surname: De Kevelioc
  • Name: Maud De Meschines
  • Given Name: Maud
  • Surname: De Meschines
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: Abt 1171 in Cheshire, England 1
  • Death: 6 Jan 1233 1
  • _UID: ADD2EE61F52449A2AAC3EDEC01DBA78520DA
  • Change Date: 2 Sep 2011 at 12:27
  • Note:
    Maud of Chester, Countess of Huntingdon (1171- 6 January 1233)[1], was an Anglo-Norman noblewoman, sometimes known as Matilda de Kevelioc. She was a daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester, and the wife of David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon. Through her daughter, Isobel, she was an ancestress of Robert the Bruce.

    Lady Maud was born in 1171, the eldest child of Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester and Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux, a cousin of King Henry II of England. Her paternal grandparents were Ranulf de Gernon and Maud of Gloucester, the granddaughter of King Henry I of England, and her maternal grandparents were Simon III de Montfort and Mahaut. Lady Maud had four siblings including Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, Mabel of Chester, Countess of Arundel, and Hawise of Chester, Countess of Lincoln. She also had an illegitimate half-sister, Amice of Chester.

    Maud's father died in 1181 when she was ten years of age. He had served in King Henry's Irish campaigns after his estates had been restored to him in 1177. They had been confiscated by the King as a result of his taking part in the baronial Revolt of 1173?1174. His son Ranulf succeeded him as Earl of Chester, and Maud became a co-heiress of her brother.

    On 26 August 1190, she married David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon, a Scottish prince, son of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, and a younger brother of Malcolm IV of Scotland and William I of Scotland. He was almost thirty years Maud's senior. The marriage was recorded by Benedict of Peterborough. David and Maud had seven children.

    Maud died on 6 January 1233 at the age of about sixty-two. Her husband had died in 1219. In 1290, upon the death of Margaret, Maid of Norway, which caused the extinction of the legitimate line of William I, the descendants of David and Maud became the prime competitors for the crown of Scotland. Through their daughter, Isobel, they were the direct ancestors of the renowned Scottish King, Robert the Bruce.

    Her husband David had four illegitimate children by various mistresses.

    Father: Hugh De Keveliock b: 1147 in Kevelioc, Monmouth, England
    Mother: Bertrade De Montfort b: 1155 in Montfort, Eure, France

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married: 26 Aug 1190 in Scotland
    • Event: Alt. Marriage 16 Aug 1190
    • Event: Alt. Marriage 26 Aug 1190 1
    • Change Date: 19 May 2011

    1. Abbrev: Wikipedia
      Title: Wikipedia
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