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Mathilda de Meschines of Chester (de Kevelioc), Countess of Huntingdon

Also Known As: "Maud", "Kevlioc", "Lady Chester Huntingdon", "sometimes referred to as Maude de Kevelioc"
Birthplace: Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
Death: January 06, 1233 (61-62)
Abbey Saltre, Huntingtonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester and Bertrade d'Evereux de Montfort
Wife of David, 8th Earl of Huntingdon
Mother of NN of Huntingdon; Robert of Huntingdon, Prince of Scotland; Margaret Huntingdon of Huntington; David of Huntingdon; Isabel of Huntingdon and 4 others
Sister of Ranulf de Blundeville, 6th Earl of Chester, Magna Carta Surety; Mabel of Chester; Agnes of Chester, Countess of Derby and Hawise de Meschines, Countess of Lincoln
Half sister of Amicia Mainwaring, of Chester

Occupation: Countess of Hungtingdon
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Matilda of Chester

PLEASE NOTE: Maud of Chester was ONLY married to David Earl of Huntingdon. She was NOT married to William d'Aubigny--that was her sister Mabel. She was NOT married to William de Braose--that was Maud de Clare. And so on.

From Medlands:

MATILDA ([1171]-[6] Jan 1233). The Annales Cestrienses record in 1171 the birth of “Matildis filia Hugonis comitis Cestrie”[151]. The accuracy of this date depends on the accuracy of the date of birth of her brother Ranulf, as discussed above. The Annales Londonienses record that "Ranulphus comes Cestriæ" had four sisters, of whom "primogenita…Matilda" married "comiti David"[152]. Benedict of Peterborough records the marriage in 1190 of "David frater Willelmi regis Scotiæ" and "sororem Ranulfi comitem Cestriæ"[153]. "Comes David frater regis Scottorum" founded Lindores Abbey, for the souls of "…Matilde comitisse sponse mee et…David filii mei", by undated charter (dated to before 1203 from the names of the subscribers)[154]. The Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John dated 1212 which records that "comes Cestrie" gave land "in Forthington et in Ulesbi" in Lincolnshire to "comiti Davidi in maritagium cum sorore ipsius comitis"[155]. The Annales Cestrienses record the death “circa Epiphaniam Domini” 1233 of “Matildis mater comitis Johannis”[156]. m (26 Aug 1190[157]) [as his second wife,] DAVID of Scotland Earl of Huntingdon, son of HENRY of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon and Northumberland & his wife Ada de Warenne ([1144]-Yardley, Northants 17 Jun 1219, bur Sawtrey Abbey, Hunts).

From Wikipedia

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. 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.

Dervorguilla of Galloway, a granddaughter of Maud of Chester

Marriage and children

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.[2] David and Maud had seven children:

   * John of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon (1207- 6 June 1237), married Elen ferch Llywelyn. He succeeded his uncle Ranulf as Earl of Chester in 1232, but he died childless.
   * Henry of Huntingdon (died young)
   * Robert of Huntingdon (died young)
   * Margaret of Huntingdon (c.1194- after 1 June 1233), married Alan, Lord of Galloway, by whom she had two daughters, including Dervorguilla of Galloway.
   * Isobel of Huntingdon (1199- 1251), married Robert Bruce, 4th Lord of Annandale, by whom she had two sons, including Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale.
   * Ada of Huntingdon, married Sir Henry de Hastings, by whom she had one son, Henry de Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings.
   * Matilda of Huntingdon

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.[2]References

  1. ^ Charles Cawley. "England, earls created 1067-1122". Medieval Lands. 
  2. ^ a b Charles Cawley. "Kings of Scotland". Medieval Lands.

David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David married Maude of Chester, daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester, by whom he had three sons:

John, his successor as Earl

Robert, died young[1]

Henry, died young[2];

and four daughters:


Ada, married Henry de Hastings, father of Henry de Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings[4]

Isobel of Huntingdon

Margaret of Huntingdon.

As commonly happened with medieval women, her name Maud was used interchangeably with Matilda, Mathilde, and often Mahaut.

Her birth has also been shown to be 1171 and death in 1232. However, most records show the dates I recorded on the tree profile.

She was born in Chester, Cheshire, England, and died in Abbey Saltre, Huntingtonshire, England.

Her marriage is reported to be August 26, 1190.

   Wife: Maud de MESCHINES 
   Child: Robert de HUNTINGDON 
   Child: Henry de HUNTINGDON 
   Child: Margaret de HUNTINGDON 
   Child: Isabelle de HUNTINGDON 
   Child: Matilda de HUNTINGDON 
   Child: John 'Le Scot' de Huntington 
   Child: Ada de HUNTINGDON 
       Date: 26 AUG 1190 
       Place: abt Scotland

Suffix Countess of Huntingdon Born of, , Cheshire, England Gender Female Name AKA Maud de Meschines _UID 8DDE574A010811DA9E6E0060089E3769B2B1 Died Yes, date unknown Person ID I61972 Wales. Welsh Medieval Database Primarily of Nobility and Gentry. Last Modified 29 Jun 2010

Father Hugh "Le Meschin", Earl of Chester, of, , Cheshire, England , of, Cyfeiliog commote, Montgomeryshire, Wales Family ID F93222 Group Sheet

Family David of Scotland, Earl of Huntington, of, , , England , d. Yes, date unknown Children

	1. Margaret of Huntingdon, of, , Huntingdonshire, England ,   d. Yes, date unknown
	2. John "le Scot", Earl of Chester and Huntingdon,   b. Abt 1200, of, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England ,   d. 9 Jan 1237, Darnal, Yorkshire, England 
	3. Isabel of Huntingdon, of, , Huntingdonshire, England ,   d. Yes, date unknown
	4. Ada of Huntingdon, of, , , England ,   d. Aft 2 Nov 1241
	5. Maud of Huntingdon, of, , Huntingdonshire, England ,   d. Yes, date unknown

Last Modified 29 Jun 2010 Family ID F30317 Group Sheet

Sources [S4876] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 3 p. 169.

[S1800] #771 The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fodog and the Ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen and Meirionydd (1881-1887), Lloyd, Jacob Youde William, (6 volumes. London: T. Richards, 1881-1887), FHL book 942.9 D2L; FHL microfilms 990,213-990,214., vol. 3 p. 92; vol. 5 p. 413.

[S2149] #665 The Genealogist (1877-1922), (Old Series, 7 volumes, 1877-1883. New Series, 38 volumes, 1884-1922. London: George Bell, 1877-1922), FHL book 942 B2gqm; see FHL catalog for list of vo., Spring 1980, vol. 1 no. 1 p. 84.

Matilda of Scotland: A Study in Medieval Queenship

By Lois L. Huneycutt

Reference: wikipedia

  • Matilda of Chester,[1][2] Countess of Huntingdon (1171 – 6 January 1233)[2][3] was an Anglo-Norman noblewoman, sometimes known as Maud and sometimes known with the surname 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.
  • Matilda of Chester

Born 1171 Died 6 January 1233 Other names sometimes referred to as Maude de Kevelioc Title Countess of Huntingdon Spouse(s) David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon Children John of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon and 7th Earl of Chester Henry of Huntingdon Robert of Huntingdon Margaret of Huntingdon Isobel of Huntingdon Ada of Huntingdon Matilda of Huntingdon Parent(s) Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester Bertrade de Montfort

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Matilda of Chester's Timeline

<Of, Clydesdale, Lanarkshire, Scotland>
Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
[alternate birth date]
Huntington, Huntingdonshire, England
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK
Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Eng.
Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England
Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England