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Ranulf de Blondeville
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Birth: 1172, England
Death: Oct. 26, 1232, England

Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, also known as the 4th Earl was one of the "old school" of Anglo-Norman barons whose loyalty to the Angevin dynasty was consistent but contingent on the receipt of lucrative favors. He was described as "almost the last relic of the great feudal aristocracy of the Conquest
Ranulf, born in 1172, was the son of Hugh de Kevelioc and Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux. He was said to have been small in physical stature.
He succeeded to the earldom of Chester (like his father before him) as a minor (aged nine) and attained his majority in 1187, which gave him control of his estates in England and Normandy
Ranulf died on 26 October 1232, aged sixty. His viscera were buried at Wallingford Castle, his heart at DieuLacres Abbey (which he had founded), and the remainder of his body at St Werburg's in Chester. His earldom of Lincoln passed to Margaret de Quincy, daughter of his youngest sister Hawise, who had married John de Lacy. His own earldom of Chester went to the son of his sister Maud of Chester, John the Scot. 
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  Constance Penthièvre Plantagenet-de Bretagne (1161 - 1201)
Chester Cathedral
Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority
Cheshire, England
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Record added: May 14, 2011
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Ranulf de Blondeville
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