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Ranulf (III) [Ranulf de Blundeville], sixth earl of Chester and first earl of Lincolnlocked

(1170–1232)
  • Richard Eales

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Ranulf (III) [Ranulf de Blundeville], sixth earl of Chester and first earl of Lincoln (1170–1232), magnate, was the elder son of Hugh, earl of Chester (1147–1181), and Bertrada de Montfort.

Ranulf was born in 1170 according to the Chester annals, a source compiled after 1265 but usually reliable for events of importance to the comital house. Like other dates in the annals—the birth of ...

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(1900–)
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London