GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree

EVENTS

In 1094 Richard Avranches 2nd Earl Chester was born to Hugh "Wolf Fat" Avranches 1st Earl Chester (47) and Ermentrude Claremont

In 1107 Richard Avranches 2nd Earl Chester (13) succeeded 2nd Earl Chester (2C 1071)

On 25 Nov 1120 the White Ship left Barfleur with a party of young Normans. Henry "Beauclearc" I King England (52) had left earlier on another ship. A mile out the White Ship foundered on a submerged rock. All bar one were drowned. The event had a significant impact on the succession leading to the Anarchy during which first cousins Empress Matilda (18) , daughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England (52) , his only remaining legitimate child, and Stephen I King England (26) , son of Adela Normandy (53) (daughter of William the Conqueror), waged war over the succession. William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy (17) , his half-siblings Richard Fitzroy (19) and Matilda Fitzroy, William Bigod, Lucia-Mahaut Blois, brothers Geoffrey Aigle and Engenulf Aigle, half-brothers Richard Avranches 2nd Earl Chester (26) and Ottiwel Avranches, brothers Ivo Grandesmil and William Grandesmil and Geoffrey Ridel were all drowned. [Sinking of The White Ship].

Richard Avranches 2nd Earl Chester and Lucia-Mahaut Blois were married

ANCESTRY

Father: Hugh "Wolf Fat" Avranches 1st Earl Chester

GrandFather: Richard Avranches Viscount Avranches

2G GrandFather: Thorstein Avranches Viscount Avranches

3G GrandFather: Ansfred "Dane" Avranches

GrandMother: Emma Mortain

2G GrandFather: Herluin de Conteville Mortain

2G GrandMother: Herleva Unknown

Mother: Ermentrude Claremont