Hugh d'Avranches, Earl of Chester

Male 1030 - 1101


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  • Name  Hugh d'Avranches, Earl of Chester 
    • In Anglo-Saxon England a number of Shires might be grouped together as an Earldom headed by a Chieftain or Earl (from the Scandinavian jarl).
    Suffix  Earl of Chester 
    Nickname  The Fat 
    Born  1030 
    Gender  Male 
    Event  1071 
    When the title became vacant he was created the Earl of Chester. Tutbury and its lands were passed to Sir Henry de Ferrers.  
    Event  1082 
    He succeeded to the title Vicomte d'Avranches.  
    Death  23 Jul 1101 
    He became a monk and died 4 days later.  
    Name  His other nickname was 'Wolf' for the ferocity he showed the Welsh.  
    Occupation  He was an important councillor to William I and was initially given command of Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire.  
    Died  27 Jul 1101  St Werburgh's Abbey, Chester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5731  Fidgen
    Last Modified  11 Sep 2014 

    Father  Richard le Goz, Viscount d'Avranches,   b. 1010, Avranches, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1066, Avranches, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Emma de Conteville,   b. 30 Apr 1039, Conteville, Calvados, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1103, Avranches, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3080  Group Sheet

    Family  Ermentrude of Clermont,   b. 1058, Clermont, Picardy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1095, Chester, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Oddona,   b. 1060
     2. 2nd Earl of Chester Richard d'Avranches,   b. 1094,   d. 25 Nov 1120
    Last Modified  17 Jul 2014 
    Family ID  F2293  Group Sheet