Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester

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Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester (* 1147 , † June 30, 1181 in Leek ) was the son of Ranulph de Gernon, 2nd Earl of Chester and Maud Fitz-Robert of Gloucester.

It is believed that it takes its name from his birthplace Kevelioc in Monmouthshire , another thesis is that Kevelioc goes back to Cyfeiliog in Merionethshire (Merionydd); both places are in Wales .


When his father died in 1153, he was a minor. He inherited its holdings on both sides of the English Channel , the Earldom of Chester and the Vice-County of Avranches . He took part in the nobility uprising against King Henry II from 1173-1174 , and had a great influence on the people of Brittany joining him. He was captured, expropriated and imprisoned after the Battle of Alnwick (1174) , but restored to his old status in 1177. He later took part in Henry II's campaigns in Ireland .

Marriage and offspring

In 1169 he married Bertrada von Montfort, daughter of Simon III. von Montfort , Count of Évreux , and cousin of Heinrich II. Their children were:

  1. Ranulph de Blondeville de Meschines , 4th Earl of Chester
  2. Maud of Chester (1171–1233), ∞ David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon
  3. Mabel of Chester, ∞ William d'Aubigny, 3rd Earl of Arundel
  4. Agnes of Chester, † November 2, 1247, ∞ William de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby
  5. Hawise of Chester , * 1180, † 1243, ∞ Robert II. De Quincy
  6. Daughter ; ∞ Llywelyn Fawr

He also had an illegitimate daughter, Amice of Chester, who married Ralph de Mainwaring.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Powicke & Fryde: Handbook of British Chronology. 2nd Edition. London 1961, p. 420.


  • Chronicle of the Abbey of St. Werburg at Chester. (Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society)
  • Chester, 3rd Earl, Hugh de Kevelioc. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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predecessor Office successor
Ranulph de Gernon Earl of Chester and Vice-Count of Avranches
Ranulf de Blondeville