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Compare 1577 edition: 1 ¶ Here haue I thought good to aduertise you of an error in Matth. West. crept in either through mispla|cing the matter by means of some exemplifier, Matth. West. either else by the authors mistaking his account of yeares, as 1072. for 1092. referring the repairing of Carle|il vnto William Conquerour, at what time he made a iournie against the Scots in the said yeare 1072. And yet not thus contented; to bewraie the error more manifestlie, he affirmeth, that the king exchan|ged EEBO page image 20 the earledome of Chester with Rafe or Ranulfe de Micenis, aliàs Meschines, for the earledome of Carleil, which the said Meschines held before, and had begunne there to build and fortifie that towne: whereas it is certeine that Ranulfe de Meschines came to enioy the earledome of Chester by way of inheritance, as after shall appeare. For better proofe whereof ye shall vnderstand, that we find by ancient records, how one Hugh Lou or Lupus enioied the earledome of Chester all the daies of the Conqueror, and long after, which Hugh was sonne to Richard earle of Auranges and the countesse Emma daugh|ter of a noble man in Normandie named Herlow|in, who maried Arlet the daughter of a burgesse in Falois, and mother to William Conquerour. So that the said Hugh, being sisters sonne to the Con|queror, receiued by gift at his hands the earldome of Chester, to hold of him as fréelie by right of the sword, as he held the realme of England in title of his crowne. For these be the words: Tenendum sibi & haeredibus ita liberè ad gladium, sicut ipse (Rex) totam tenebat Angliam ad coronam.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Earle Hugh then established in possession of this earledome, with most large priuileges and fréedoms, for the better gouernement thereof, ordeined vn|der him foure barons; namelie, his cousine Nigell or Neal baron of Halton,Foure ba|rons, Nigell or Neal, Piers Mal|banke, sir Piers Malbanke baron of Nauntwich, sir Eustace

Eustace whose sur|name we find not.

Warren Uer|non.

baron of Mawpasse, and sir Warren Uernon baron of Shipbrooke. Ni|gell held his baronie of Halton by seruice, to lead the Uauntgard of the earles armie when he should make any iournie into Wales; so as he should be the foremost in marching into the enimies countrie, and the last in comming backe: he was also conesta|ble and marshall of Chester. From this Nigell or Neal,The Lacies. the Lacies that were earles of Lincolne had their originall. When earle Hugh had gouerned the earledome of Chester the terme of 40. yeares, he de|parted this life, in the yeare 1107. He had issue by his wife Armetrida, Richard the second earle of Chester after the conquest; Robert, abbat of Saint Edmundsburie: and Otnell, tutor to the children of king Henrie the first. Moreouer, the said earle Hugh had a sister named Margaret, that was maried to Iohn Bohun, Iohn Bohun. who had issue by hir, Ranulfe Bohun, otherwise called Meschines, which Ranulfe by that meanes came to enioy the earledome of Chester in right of his mother (after that earle Richard was drowned in the sea) and not by exchange for the earle|dome of Carleil, as by this which we haue alreadie recited may sufficientlie be prooued.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Now to returne where we left. After that king William Rufus had giuen order for the building, Anno Reg. 6. fortifieng, and peopling of Carleil, he returned south|wards, and came to Glocester, where he fell into a greeuous and dangerous sicknesse; so that he was in despaire and doubt of his life: wherefore he repented him of his former misdéeds, Simon Dun. Hen. Hunt. Matth Paris. The king be|ing sicke pro|miseth amend|ment of life. Polydor. Eadmerus. and promised (if he esca|ped that dangerous sicknesse) to amend and become a new man. But when he had his health, that pro|mise was quickelie broken, for his dooings which were so bad and wicked before his sicknesse, being compared with those which followed after his recoue|rie, might haue béene reputed good and sufferable.

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