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An Ancestor Who Lived In Plantagenet Times December 4, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Family history,Genealogy,Plantagenets — Janet @ 9:50 pm

Sir John Le Carter 1364-1446 was my 16th Great Grandfather.  (Note:  He was also a GGF to President Jimmy Carter)

 

 

Tracing My Ancestors Who Lived In The Time Of The Plantagenets November 30, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,English History,Plantagenets — Janet @ 5:59 pm

9781101606285_p0_v2_s600x595  quite a fascinating book, albeit the times were harsh and cruel        1154-1399

The Plantagenet Kings:  Henry II   1154-1189

Richard I  1189-1199

John           1199-1216

Henry III    1216-1272

Edward I     1272-1307

Edward II     1307-1327

Edward III    1327-1377

Richard II     1377-1399

The ancestors I’ve been able to trace for the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries were my 14th-16th Great Grandparents.  The number of a person’s 14th-16th Great Grandparents is absolutely astrnomical – over 250,000.  I cannot put names to all of mine!!    But I can identify a few so here goes.

 

 

Ancestor Count Keeps Climbing November 28, 2017

Over Thanksgiving weekend the number of ancestors I have identified passed the 7000 mark.  Read the Plantagenets book – finished at last – I found that some of the players mentioned are also to be found in my genealogy.  e.g. George Latimer Neville

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Current Reading November 23, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,England,Genealogy,Plantagenets,Reading — Janet @ 10:25 pm

9781101606285_p0_v2_s600x595IMG_4763  rotate this photo please  – sorry

My current reading is pretty heavy going …….but readable enough to keep me going.  Now to identify which of my ancestors lived during the turbulent reigns of the Plantagenets in the 13th and 14th centuries.

 

Coat Of Arms – An Art Form November 19, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Coat of Arms,Genealogy — Janet @ 9:20 pm

b51db1f3-a10e-40dc-b930-140da0bf2e2f  Gerard Coat of Arms     Sir Peter Gerard was my 15th Great Grandfather

 

My 13th Great Grandfather November 13, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy,Great Great Grandparents — Janet @ 11:19 pm

Is it true that one of my Great Grandfathers – a 13th Great Grandfather – .  was King James II of Scotland.  Amazing!  Genealogy research is fascinating.

James_II_of_Scotland_17th_century   James II of Scotland

Photo credit:  Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

More Genealogy November 5, 2017

Filed under: 9th Great Grandparents,Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy,Mayflower — Janet @ 5:55 pm

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Please note on this list – Isaac Allerton and his wife Mary and their 3 children Bartholemew, Remember, and Mary.  Remember was 5 years old.  Eventually she became my 9th Great Grandmother

Also, Myles Standish, my 8th Great Grandfather.