King William Normandy ENGLAND, I
Queen Matilda Flanders ENGLAND
(Abt 1031-1083)
Count Stephen Henry BLOIS & CHARTRES
Countess Adela England BLOIS
(Abt 1056-1137)
Matilda BLOIS, Champagne
(Abt 1090-1119)


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Earl Richard CHESTER

Matilda BLOIS, Champagne

  • Born: Abt 1090, Blois, Loir-Et-Cher, France
  • Married: Abt 1115
  • Died: 26 Nov 1119-1120, White Ship, Barfleur, Manche, France
  • Buried: 26 Nov 1119-1120, Sea, Barfleur, Manche, France

   Other names for Matilda were Maud and Mahaud.

   Ancestral File Number: 8XJ0-ZT.

   General Notes:

Drowned in the wreck of "The White Ship".

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Maud, Daughter of Adela, Grandaughter of William I, Mar Richard Earl of Chester, Both drowned 1120 in the White Ship."

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905 Ch VIII p169:
Ch VIII p169: [1120] "...His son William embarked a little later than his father in the `White Ship,' with a brilliant company of young relatives and nobles. They were in a very hilarious mood, and celebrated the occasion by making the crew drunk. Probably they were none too sober themselves; certainly Stephen of Blois was saved to be king of England in his cousin'splace, by withdrawing to another vessel when he saw the condition of affairs on the `White Ship.' It was night and probably dark. About a mile and a half from Barfleur the ship struck a rock, and quickly filled and sank. It was said that William would have escaped if he had not turned back at the cries of his sister, Henry's natural daughter, the Countess of Perche. All on board were drowned except a butcher of Rouen. Never perished in any similar calamity so large a number of persons of rank. Another child of Henry's, his natural son Richard, his niece Matilda, sister of Theobald and Stephen, a nephew of the Emperor Henry V, Richard, Earl of Chester, and his brother, the end of the male line of Hugh of Avranches, and a crowd of others of only lesser rank. Orderic Vitalis records that he had heard that eighteen ladies perished, who were the daughters, sisters, nieces or wives of kings or earls. Henry is said to have fallen to the ground in a faint when the newswas told to him, and never to have geen the same man again."

Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8XJ0-ZT Mahaud De CHAMPAGNE Born Abt 1090 Blois Loir- Et-Cher France Mar Richard Earl of CHESTER 9FTG-N5 1115 Died 25 Nov 1119 White Ship English Channel England.

   Marriage Information:

Matilda married Earl Richard CHESTER about 1115. (Earl Richard CHESTER died on 26 Nov 1119-1120 in White Ship, Barfleur, Manche, France and was buried on 26 Nov 1119-1120 in Sea, Barfleur, Manche, France.)

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