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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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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.

 

Sir Antonie Browne KG November 2, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy,Images — Janet @ 3:29 pm

Sir Anthony Browne and brothers  illustration of my 13th Great Grandfather and his brothers     Sir Anthony Brown 1500-1568

 

Saint Augustine’s Church Cambridgeshire England October 22, 2017

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The following is an inscription found in the graveyard of this church

“Say, knyght, dawter to Lawrence Cheyne, esqwyr, of Cambridge shyre.  A woman of nobyl blode, and most nobyl in grace and mannors.  She dyed xxv Septemb.  M.ccc.lxxiii, and was enterryed in this parysh church, abyding the body of her said husband; whos sowls God bring to everlastyng lyff.”

For Elizabeth Cheney Say, 1424-1473   my 15th Great Grandmother