Vice-county of Avranches
The vice-county of Avranches with the capital Avranches was a border region between (present-day) Normandy and Brittany . It was under the sovereignty of the Duke of Brittany until 936 , when it was ceded to the Duke of Normandy.
Vice Count Hugues did not take part directly in the Norman conquest of England , but supported William the conqueror with 60 ships and after the Norman victory was awarded the county of Chester , so that from now on Chester and Avranches were under the same rule.
Vice Count of Avranches
The following people were Vice Count of Avranches:
- Richard Le Goz († 1082)
- Hugues , 1st Earl of Chester († 1101), his son
- Richard d'Avranches, 2nd Earl of Chester († 1120), his son
- Ranulph le Meschin, 1st Earl of Chester († 1129)
- Ranulph de Gernon, 2nd Earl of Chester († 1153)
- Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester († 1181)
- Ranulph de Blondeville, 4th Earl of Chester († 1232)
- Jean Favier : Dictionnaire de la France médiévale (1993), keyword Avranches