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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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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

 

Ancestor Count Revisited October 15, 2017

I’ve now reached a total of 6,700 ancestors in my genealogy research.  People ask me what I’ve been doing lately or in the past few months.  I sort of fumble for an answer and then only after the conversation has moved on do I think of how I have spent my days – GENEALOGY RESEARCH.

And this work has sparked a great interest in reading history books.  the last is Alison Weir’s The Life of Elizabeth I.    IMG_4541  A bit of a slog but well worth it in the end.

 

Tudor Times September 18, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,England,English History,Genealogy,History,Tudors — Janet @ 5:34 pm

by Unknown artist, oil on panel, 1505  Henry VII, first in the Tudor line

In connection with my genealogy research, I’ve been reading a lot of history, both American and English.  I’m contemplating documenting a number of my ancestors in more detail, particularly those who lived in the 16th century.  The Tudor period stretched from 1485 with the crowning of Henry VII to 1603, the death of Elizabeth I.  A momentous century in English history.

 

Image For An Ancestor August 16, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,English History,Genealogy,Images — Janet @ 3:08 pm

e6377c79-e1d4-4cfd-b155-fdcc573866f9  Beheading Block    This is the image I found for my 17th Great Grandfather Sir William Tyrell.  Not a nice fate.

 

1629 Portrait July 21, 2017

1629 A Gentleman and His Wife

1629 Portrait of A Gentleman and His Wife

Could this couple be in my genealogy?  I ask myself.