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Earl of Chester

The Earldom of Chester is one of the few palatine earldoms in England. After the future Edward I's creation in the mid 13th century the title has generally been given to heirs-apparent to the English throne, and since the late 14th century the title has been given only in conjunction with that of Prince of Wales.

Earls of Chester, 1070-1376

  • Gherbod, created 1070, left England soon after
  • Hugh d'Avranches, created 1071-1077, d. 1101
  • Richard d'Avranches 1101-1120
  • Ranulph le Meschin 1120-1129
  • Ranulph de Gernon 1129-1153
  • Hugh of Cyveiliog 1162-1174, deprived, 1177-1181
  • Ranulph de Blundeville 1188-1232
  • John le Scot 1232-1237
  • Edward, son of Henry III 1254-1264, resigned; 1265-1272
  • Alphonso, son of Edward I, 1284
  • Edward, son of Edward I, 1301-1307
  • Edward, son of Edward II 1312-1327
  • Edward of Woodstock, son of Edward III 1330-1376

thereafter, the title was always given in conjunction with that of Prince of Wales, which see.

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