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Families covered: Meschines of Chester
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Ranulph 'de Briquessart' de Meschines, Vicomte de Bayeux and d'Avranches, 1st Earl of Chester (b c1070, d 01.1128-9)
m. (c1097) Lucy (dau of either Algar, Earl of Mercia, or Thorold, Sheriff of Lincoln)
This Lucy is 'the Countess Lucy' whose parentage has been argued over by many genealogists. One source identifies her as Lucy d'Avranches, sister/heir of Richard de Abrincis or d'Avranches, 2nd Earl of Chester.
1. Ranulph 'de Gernons' de Meschines, 2nd Earl of Chester (b 1099, d 16.12.1153)
  m. (1141) Maud FitzRobert (d 29.07.1189, dau of Robert of Caen, 1st Earl of Gloucester)
  A. Hugh 'de Keveliok' de Meschines, 3rd Earl of Chester (b 1147, d 1181)
  m. (1169) Bertrade de Montfort (b c1152, d 1227 or 12.07.1189, dau of Simon de Montfort 'le chauve', Count of Evreux)
  i. Ranulph 'de Blundeville' de Meschines, 4th Earl of Chester (Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond) (b c1172, dsp 28.10.1232)
  m1. (1188, div 1199) Constance, Duchess of Brittany (b 1161, d 05.09.1201, dau of Conon IV, Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond)
  m2. (before 07.10.1200) Clementia / Clemence (d 1252, dau of William de Fougeres)
ii. Maud de Meschines GJRS
  m. (26.08.1190) David 'Etherington', Earl of Huntingdon (b c1144, 17.06.1219) GJRS
  iii. Mabel de Meschines HJY
  m. William de Albini, Earl of Arundel and Sussex HJY
  iv. Agnes de Meschines (d 02.11.1246-7) HY
  m. (1192) William de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby (d 22.09.1246-7) HY
  v. Hawise de Meschines Y
  m1. Robert de Quincy (dvp) Y
  m2. Sir Warren Bostock of Bostock
  possibly by partner unknown was ...
vi. Amicia de Meschines --
  m. Ralph de Mesnilwarin (justice of Chester) --
  B. Richard de Meschines
  C. Beatrix de Meschines
  m. Ralph ap Eynion, lord of Malpas
  i. Margaret de Malpas
  m. David le Clerke de Malpas
  D. Joanna de Meschines (b c1145)
  m. Adam le Brus, Lord of Skelton (b c1143, d 1196)
2. William de Meschines of Copeland (b c1100) shown by some sources as brother rather than son of Ranulph
  m. (c1125) Cecily de Rumilly (b c1100, dau of Robert de Rumilly of Harewood & Skipton)
  A. Ranulph de Baiocis in Lincoln possibly fits here, could be illegitimate? HJY
  m. Margaret (dau/heir of Alan de Lincoln)
  B. Maud/Matilda de Meschines (b c1126, d after 1190) HJY
  m1. Phillip (Guillaume) de Belmeis (b c1110)
i. Adeliz de Belmeis
  m. Alan la Zouche
  ii.+ other issue (dsp) - Philip, Ranulph
  m2. Hugh de Mortimer, lord of Wigmore (b 1108, d before 1181) HJY
  C. Avice or Amice de Meschines of Rumilli
  m1. William de Curcy
  m2. William Paynel of Les Moutiers-Hubert, Hambye and Drax (d before 1148)
  D. Alice de Meschines, Lady of Skipton
  m1. William FitzDuncan (d 1154)
  m2. Alexander FitzGerold
3. Adeliza/Alice de Meschines (b 1188/94, d 1128) HJRY
  m. Richard FitzGilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Hertford (b 1084-90, d 1139 or 15.04.1136) HJRY
4. Agnes de Meschines
m. Robert de Grentemaisnil (Grandmesnil) (d(sp?) 1136)
Identified by 'The House of Cockburn of that Ilk and the Cadets thereof' (Thomas H. Cockburn-Wood, 1888, p266) as the only sister of Ranulph & William, a view that leads us to view the following with caution, was ...
5. daughter
  m. Robert d'Estrivers or Trevers
  A. Ibria Trevers
  m. Ranulph Engain
  i. William Engain
  The following is supported by TCP (vol IX, 'Multon', p 398).
  m. Eustacie
  a. Ada Engain
  m1. Simon de Morville
  m2. Robert de Vaux (dspl 1195)

Main source(s): BE1883 (Meschines of Chester), various web sites with some support on the Earls from TCP (Chester)
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