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My Ancestor The Explorer/Adventurer August 23, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 6:09 pm

My latest discovery – one of my ancestors was a member of Sir Francis Drake’s exploratory mission to Spanish America and around the world. in the 1500’s.

John Wheatleigh, my 10th Great Grandfather, married Dorothy Willoughby, the daughter of Arctic explorer Hugh Willoughby who was one of the 164 Gentlemen and Sailors who accompanied Sir Francis Drake on his expedition to Spanish America and around the world.

Sir Hugh “The Navigator” Willoughby

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