Matilda de Blois (d. 1120)

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Matilda de Blois (d. 1120)

Countess of Chester . Name variations: Maud of Blois; Matilda of Blois. Born around 1100; drowned, along with her husband and sister Lucy de Blois , in the wreck of the White Ship on November 25, 1120, in Barfleur, Normandy, France; daughter of StephenHenry of Blois, count of Blois, and Adela of Blois (1062–c. 1137); sister of Stephen of Blois (c. 1096–1154), later king of England (r. 1135–1154); married Richard d'Avranches (1094–1120), 2nd earl of Chester, in 1115.