|Ranulf de Gernon Fourth Earl of Chester
Ranulf de Gernon Fourth Earl of Chester 1499
Noted events in his life were:
• Battles, 1136-1141. 1992 In 1136 David I of Scotland invaded England as far as Durham but was forced by Stephen of England to negotiate treaties that involved granting Ranulf's lands to Scotland . Ranulf allied himself to Matilda to further his cause. He took Lincoln Castle in 1141, which was retaken by Stephen in a siege in which Ranulf was forced to flee for his life. Ranulf enlisted the help of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, Ranulf's father-in-law, to retake the castle and succeeded when King Stephen surrendered to him at Lincoln. While Matilda ruled England, Stephen's queen Matilda of Boulogne managed to defeat Ranulf and his allies at Winchester , which eventually resulted in Stephen being able to resume the throne.
Ranulf married Maud (Matilda) of Gloucester, daughter of Robert Fitzroy First Earl of Gloucester and Mabel Fitzhamon (FitzRobert) Countess of Gloucester. (Maud (Matilda) of Gloucester died on 29 Jul 1189 1993.)