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  • ID: I20114
  • Name: Gherbod the FLEMING , 1st Earl of Chester 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 01st Earl of /Chester/, Gherbod the Fleming
  • Birth: ABT 1027 in Flanders, France
  • Death: AFT 20 FEB 1070/71 in Taken prisoner at Battle of Cassel, Flanders 2
  • Note:
    Gherbod was the very first Earl of Chester after the conquest. He is also the father of Gundred, wife of William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey. Allegedly the mother was William the Conqueror's wife, Matilda of Flanders, who married or had an affair with Gherbod, before she m. William I. For a long time genealogists thought Gundred was a daughter of William I.



    Gherbod, a Fleming, Avoue of the Abbey of St. Bertin, received, on the dismemberment of Mercia, early in 1070, a large portion of that district, together with the city of Chester, the said portion being formed into a County Palatine (under the name of Cheshire) whereby he became Earl of Chester. He returned shortly afterwards, to his native country, where he was taken prisoner at the battle of Cassel, 1071, and kept captive for a long period, never coming back to England. [Complete Peerage III:164]

    Marriage 1 Maud (Matilda) of FLANDERS b: 1032 in Flanders, France
    • Married: in 1st husband?
    1. Has Children Gundred of FLANDERS b: ABT 1052 in Ghent, Flanders

    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 158-1
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: III:164
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