Lucy Taillebois Countess of Chester, daughter of Ivo FitzRichard De Taillebois Baron Kendal and Lucy of Mercia.
Born 1054 at Mercia, England, died 1136, 81 or 82 years
Married/ Related to:
Ranulph III le Meschines Earl of Chester, son of Ranulph II Vicount of Bayeaux and Maud Margaret d'Avranches.
Born 1060 at Briquessart, Livry, France, died 1128 at Chester, Cheshire, England, 67 or 68 years
Randle I, surnamed Micines or Meschines, Viscount Bayeux in Normandy, and Earl of Cumberland and Lord of Carlisle, obtained the Earldom of Chester from Henry I, King of England, with all the patrimony thereof as next heir to that deceased nobleman, Richard 2nd, Earl of Chester, his cousin (son of his mother's brother Hugh, 1st Earl of Chester), who was drowned crossing the English Channel and died sine prole. Randle restored to King Henry all the land which he had by his wife, the widow of Roger de Romara, for the Earldom of Chester. He married Lucy, Granddaughter of Algar, Earl of Mercia, and great-granddaughter of Lady Godiva of Coventry. Lucy had married 1st Ivo, son of Geoffrey, Earl of Anjou, and brother of Fulk, King of Jerusalem. 2nd, Roger de Romara, by whom she had William, Earl of Lincoln. Thus Randle was her 3rd husband. She with her two sons founded the Priory of nuns at Stikeswold in Lincolnshire. They also had a daughter Agnes who married Robert de Grentmaisnil and Adeliza, who married Richard de Clare and they were the grandparents of Richard de Clare, Surety for the Magna Charta, from whom you descend through Robert Abell and John Whitney. Randle I died 1128, after he had been Earl of Chester 8 years. Lucia, his widow, gave 266
1. William Le Meschines Lord of Copeland
Born 1072 at Gernon Castle, Normandy, France, died UNKNOWN
2. Adeliza Le Meschines
Born 1094 at Gernon, France, died 1136, 41 or 42 years
3. Ranulph des Gernons IV Earl of Chester
Born 1100 at Gernon Castle, Normandy, France, died Dec 16, 1153, 52 or 53 years
Ranulph or Randle II, 4th Earl of Chester, surnamed Gernouns, because he was born at Gernon Castle in Normandy, succeeded his father in the Earldom of Chester and in all his patrimony, both in England and Normandy. This nobleman was a leading military character, and took an active part with the Empress Maud and Prince Henry, her son, against King Stephen. Later Ranulph II became reconciled with Stephen. He came to the King and desired pardon for his rebellion at Lincoln and for seizing his sovereign's possessions and thereupon was received into favour. In further testimony he helped the king's forces and gallantly assaulted the town of Bedford, and delivered it into Stephen's hands. But for all this friendship, Randle was suspected of Stephen because he surrendered not the castles and rents which he had taken, and because of the Earl's wavering and unstable mind, so that neither the king nor his prime councillors durst rely on him. Seeing himself suspected of treason he later turned against Stephen. He died Dec. 16, 1153, distrusted by both sides and supposed to have been poisoned by his wife and William Peveral of Nottingham. Maud, his widow, died July 29, 1189. She was daughter of Robert, son of Henry I.