Maud (Margaret) d'Avranches, Le Goz

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Maud (Margaret) d'Avranches, Le Goz

Also Known As: "Maud /De Avranches/", "Maud Margaret /Avranches/", "Matilda Lupus//"
Birthplace: Avranches, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Death: circa 1089 (26-43)
Bayeux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Place of Burial: Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard le Goz, Viscount of Avranches and Emma de Conteville
Wife of Ranulph II 'le Meschin' de Bayeux
Mother of Ranulph III de Bayeux, 3rd earl of Chester, vicomte of Bayeux; William Le Meschin FitzRanulf, Lord of Copeland; Geoffrey de Meschines; Robert de Meschines; Matilda de Meschines and 2 others
Sister of Hugh "Lupus" d'Avranches, 1st Earl of Chester; Helisende d'Avranches; Judith "le Goz" d'Avranches and Isabella le Goz

Occupation: Countess of Chester, BORN IN CASTLE OF FALOYS
Managed by: Pam Wilson (on hiatus)
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About Maud (Margaret) d'Avranches, Le Goz

Margaret d' AVRANCHES [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 1054 in Avranches, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France. She married Ranulph II de BAYEUX Vicomte de Bayeux on 1074 in Bayeux, Calvados, France.

They had the following children:

     		M 	i 	Ranulph III le MESCHIN Earl of Chester was born 1075 and died 27 Jan 1129.
     		F 	ii 	N.N. de BAYEUX was born 1077.
     		M 	iii 	Hugh de BAYEUX 1 was born 1081 in Bayeux, Calvados, France.
     		M 	iv 	William le MESCHIN Lord of Copeland was born 1090 and died 1130.


   1Weis, Frederick Lewis, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (7th ed., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.), 132A-25, 132B-25, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 W426 1992.
   2Sanders, Ivor John, English Baronies: A Study of Their Origin and Descent, 1086-1327 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960.), p. 32, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.722 S215.
   3Keats-Rohan, K.S.B., Domesday Descendants: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents 1066-1166 (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press, 2002.), p. 228, Library of Congress, DA177 .K4 2002.
   4Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910.), 3:166, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.721 C682.

Margaret d' Avranches1

b. circa 1046, d. circa 1136

Margaret d' Avranches|b. c 1046\nd. c 1136|p364.htm#i6822|Richard le Goz, vicomte d' Avranches|b. c 1025\nd. a 1082|p351.htm#i6643|Emma de Conteville|b. c 1030?|p55.htm#i6644|Thurstan le Goz, vicomte d' Avranches|b. c 975?|p55.htm#i6647|Judith de Montanolier|b. 1004|p55.htm#i6648|Herluin de Conteville|b. 1001\nd. c 1066|p347.htm#i6645|Herlève de Falaise|b. 1003|p44.htm#i5008|

Father Richard le Goz, vicomte d' Avranches2 b. circa 1025, d. after 1082

Mother Emma de Conteville b. circa 1030?

    Margaret d' Avranches was born circa 1046. She was the daughter of Richard le Goz, vicomte d' Avranches and Emma de Conteville.2 Margaret d' Avranches married Ranulph II, vicomte de Bayeaux, son of Ranulph I, Vicomte du Bessin and Alix de Normandie, after 1066 at England. Margaret d' Avranches died circa 1136.


Ranulph II, vicomte de Bayeaux b. circa 1042, d. 1128/29


   * Ranulph "le Meschin", 4th Earl of Chester+ b. c 1068, d. c 11293,1
   * Geoffrey de Meschines b. c 10884
   * William le Meschines of Egremont, Lord of Copeland+ b. c 1089, d. bt 1130 - 1135


  1. [S215] Revised by others later George Edward Cokayne CP, III:166.
  2. [S879] Kevin Miller (e-mail address), RE: Alice of Normandy in "Re: Alice of Normandy," newsgroup message 2001-03-22 22:33:12 PST.
  3. [S603] C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms Sir Bernard Burke, B:xP, pg. 2.
  4. [S603] C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms Sir Bernard Burke, B:xP, pg. 365.

  1. ID: I10737
  2. Name: Maud De Avranches
  3. Surname: De Avranches
  4. Given Name: Maud
  5. Sex: F
  6. Birth: 1052/1054 in Avranches, Normandy, France
  7. Death: AFT 1084
  8. _UID: E49BCCD2BA4CF4489977A652F14E651B264D
  9. Change Date: 15 May 2009 at 01:00:00

Father: Richard le Goz Viscount de Avranches & Eu b: 1025 in Avranches, Normandy, France

Mother: Emma De Conteville b: 1029/1033 in Conteville, France

Marriage 1 Ranulf le Meschines Viscount II de Bayeux b: 1050

   * Married: BEF 1070


  1. Has Children Ranulph le Meschin 3rd Earl of Chester b: ABT 1070 in Briquessart, Livry, France
  2. Has No Children William le Meschines b: ABT 1072
  3. Has No Children Geoffrey le Meschines b: ABT 1074
  4. Has No Children Robert le Meschines b: ABT 1076

Marriage 2 Harold de Ewias De Sudeley Lord Ewias b: 1051/1057 in Sudeley Castle, England

   * Married: BEF 1085


  1. Has Children John De Maigne Lord Sudeley & Toddi b: in Toddington, Gloucestershire, England
  2. Has Children Robert FitzHarold De Ewyas Baron of Ewyas Harold b: ABT 1085 in Sudley Castle, Gloucestershire, England

Maud was born in 1053 in Avranches, Normandy, France.1

Maud's father was Vicomte d'Avranches Richard le Goz and her mother was Emma de Conteville. Her paternal grandparents were Viscount of Heismer Thurston Toustien le Goz and Judith of Montpellier; her maternal grandparents were Harlevin de Conteville and Heleve Arlette de Falaise. She had two brothers and three sisters, named le Gros, Albert, Albreda, Judith and Helisinde. She was the fourth oldest of the six children. She died after 1084 in Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, England.2

  • Maud d'Avranches

born about 1054 Avranches, Normandy, France


  • Richard d'Avranches Vicount d'Avranches

born 1025 Avranches, Normandy, France

died 1066


  • Emma de Conteville

born 1029 Conteville, France


  • Judith (le Goz) d'Avranches born Abt 1054 Of, Avranches, Normandy, France

Albreda d'Avranches born about 1045 Oakhampton, Devonshire, England

  • Hugh "Vras" "Le Gros" "Lupus" d'Avranches

born about 1050 Avranches, Normandy, France

died 27 July 1101 St. Werburgh, Chester, Cheshire, England

Arbella Loup d'Avranches born about 1055 Averanches, Normandy, France

spouse (1st):

  • Ranulf de Meschines Viscount de Bayeux

born about 1050 Normandy, France

died 1129

children (from 1st marriage):

William de Meschines born about 1072 Normandy, France

Geoffrey de Meschines born about 1074 Normandy, France

Robert de Meschines born about 1076 Normandy, France

  • Ranulph "de Briquessart" le Meschin Earl of Chester

born about 1070 Briquessart, Livry, France

died January 1128/29 Chester, Cheshire, England

buried St. Werburgh, Chester, Cheshire, England

spouse (2nd):

  • Harold Ewias de Sudeley Earl Hereford

born about 1057 Sudeley Castle, Gloucester, England

died after 1115

children (from 2nd marriage)::

  • Robert Fitz Harold de Ewyas

born 1085 Sudeley, Gloucestershire, England

died 1147 Sudeley, Gloucestershire, England

Harold de Sudeley

  • John de Sudeley

biographical and/or anecdotal:

notes or source: & LDS

two different sources give two different spouses with equal confidence but don't mention the other. The births of the children are sequential and this is a strong indicator both are correct.

Margaret was our ancestor through two distinct descent lines--both through her son Ranulf and through her son William, each of whom was independently our ancestor.

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Maud (Margaret) d'Avranches, Le Goz's Timeline

Avranches, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
June 26, 1070
Briquessart, Livry, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Normandy, France
Normandy, France
Normandy, France
Bayeux, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France
Briquessart, Livry, France
Age 35
Bayeux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
November 4, 1933
Age 35
November 4, 1933
Age 35