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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Maurice "the Valiant" de Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley #52ancestors

In August of 1338, Lord Berkeley married Elizabeth le Despenser, daughter of Hugh Despenser the younger and Eleanor de Clare. He married Elizabeth le Despenser, despite the fact that it had been his grandfather Roger Mortimer that was namely responsible for the execution of Elizabeth's father Hugh le Despenser in 1326.
Maurice de Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley is my 17th great grandfather.
   →  Pop 
your father →  Mamie C. Nichols (Collins) 
his mother →  Martha Collins (BARTLETT) 
her mother →  Nancy Rachel Bartlett (KING) 
her mother → Sarah Ann King (Bartlett) 
her mother →  Reuben S. BARTLETT 
her father →  John Garner Bartlett 
his father →  WILLIAM BARTLETT 
his father →  WILLIAM BERKLEY 
his father →  Margaret (Brent) Bartlett 
his mother →  Margaret Peshall 
her mother →  Anne Peshall 
her mother →  Anne Sheldon 
her mother →  Muriel Throckmorton 
her mother → Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley 
her father →  Maurice Berkeley, de jure 3rd Baron Berkeley 
his father → James de Berkeley "The Just", 1st Baron Berkeley 
his father →  Sir James de Berkeley 
his father →  Maurice de Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley 
his father

Monday, September 22, 2014

38 and 39. Madison Aldridge and Mary Gibson #52ancestors

Madison Martin Aldridge was born 1815 in Montgomery County, Virginia.  He was the son of Leonard Aldridge and Catherine Flynt.  He married Mary Polly Gibson April 27, 1837 in Franklin County, Virginia. Mary was the daughter of Absalom Gibson and Elizabeth Highley, the daughter of James Highley and Nancy Mayberry... 


"Aldridge, Madison M. and Mary Gibson, Apr. 27, 1837. Sur. Absalom Gibson"  

"Madison M. Aldridge married Mary Gibson 27 April 1837 in Franklin County"  
The IGI at http://www.familysearch.com says:

1. "Ann Aldridge born 1859 Franklin, Virginia to Madison Martin Aldridge and
Mary or Polly Gibson"

2. "Madison Martin Aldridge married Mary (Polly) Aldridge 27 April 1837 in
Franklin, Virginia"

3. "Madison Aldridge married Mary Gibson 27 Apr 1837 in Franklin, Virginia"

4. Madison Martin Aldridge born 1815 Montgomery Co, Virginia to Leonard &
Catherine Aldridge"

Someone submitted a file to Family Tree Maker that says:

Descendants of Madison Martin Aldridge

Generation No. 1

1. MADISON MARTIN1 ALDRIDGE died WFT Est 1809-1870. He married MARY GIBSON
WFT Est 1809-1860.

Child of Madison Aldridge and Mary Gibson is:
Est 1843-1886.

6.  Madison Martin Aldridge, born 1815 in Montgomery County, Virginia.  He was the son of 12. Leonard Aldridge and 13. Catherine Flynt.  He married 7. Mary Polly Gibson April 27, 1837 in Franklin County, Virginia.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sir William ap Thomas, The Blue Knight of Gwent

William ap Thomas (died 1445) was a member of the Welsh gentry family that came to be known as the Herbert family through his son William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke and is an ancestor of the current Earls of Pembroke.
Raglan manor, attained through marriage through heiress Elizabeth Bluet, was greatly expanded by William and his son, William Herbert, into the well-fortified Raglan Castle, one of the finest late medieval Welsh castles.
William served King Henry V of England during his first French campaign and in numerous subsequent capacities and was knighted in 1426.
In 1410, he and Thomas, lord Berkeley (brother of Sir James Berkely, whose widow he married) feloniously seized a Genoese ship laden with wine, for which they had to make restitution. (Bradney, History of Monmouthshire, vol. 1 p. 5, 6)
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William ap Thomas, The Blue Knight of Gwent is my 17th great grandfather.
   →  Pop 
your father →  Rufus S. Nichols 
his father →  Jim Nichols 
his father →  Ezekiel Hawkins Nichols 
his father →  John Nichols 
his father → Rhoda Bond Nichols 
his mother →  Sgt. Wright Bond, Revolutionary Soldier 
her father →  Page Bond 
his father →  William Bond 
his father →  William Bond 
his father → Dorothy Bond 
his mother →  Sgt. John Harris, Sr. 
her father →  Sir William Harris, Kt., of Crixsea 
his father →  Arthur Harris 
his father → William Harris, High Sheriff of Essex 
his father →  Joan Harris, Lady 
his mother →  Maud Percy, Countess of Northumberland 
her mother → William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke 
her father →  Sir William ap Thomas, The Blue Knight of Gwent 
his father

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sir John Morgan of Tredegar, Sheriff of Wentloog and Newport and Knight of the Holy Sepulchre #52ancestors

Sir John Morgan was created a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre (possibly c.1448). Later, when Henry Tudor was crowned King Henry VII it was of great benefit to the Morgans of Tredegar who were great supporters of Henry. Sir John received reward for his early support, and on 7 November 1485 he was appointed by the new king to the office of ‘Sheriff of Wentloog and Newport’ and made ‘Steward’ of the Machen Commote. His elevation to officer of the Tudor crown placed Sir John Morgan's influence and power at a new height. Around 1490, he commissioned the building of a new house at Tredegar. A wing of Sir John's stone manor house still exists. It is now the oldest part of the present day Tredegar House.           

Sir John Morgan, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre is my 17th great grandfather.
   →  Pop 
your father →  Mamie C. Nichols (Collins) 
his mother →  David J. COLLINS 
her father →  JOHN H. COLLINS 
his father →  Elizabeth Boothe 
his mother → Abner Boothe 
her father →  Isaac Abner Boothe, Sr. 
his father →  George Boothe, Sr. 
his father →  Stephen Boothe, I 
his father →  Rebecca Boothe 
his mother → Mary Morehouse (Hill) 
her mother →  Eliphalet Hill 
her father →  Elizabeth Hill 
his mother →  Rev. John Jones 
her father →  Elizabeth Bleythn Jones 
his mother → Thomas Morgan, Lord of Castell-Arnallt 
her father →  Rowland Morgan, Lord of Castell-Arnallt 
his father →  Thomas Morgan, Esq 
his father → Sir John Morgan, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre 
his father


Monday, September 8, 2014

36. Anthony King III and 37. Margaret Wright #52ancestors

Legend says that Anthony King, the third, was born in Virginia, the son of Anthony King, Jr. of New Jersey. Anthony married Margaret Wright AKA Peggy and was the father of Michael O. King.

Anthony Junior married Dorces or Dorcas and was the son of Anthony King, Sr. and Flora McClane. Anthony was a descendant of Harmanus King who came to New Jersey from Holland. The King family goes back to Germany where they were known as Koenig, which is German for King.

Anthony Sr. was the son of John King and Elizabeth Woodward who were born around 1678 ish. Harmanus King was born in 1652.

Margaret Wright was the daughter of James Wright and Margaret Young. James was the son of William Wright and Mary Grant. William was born about 1729 to John Wright, Jr. and Elizabeth Bronaugh. John Jr. is the grandson of Major Francis Wright and Anne Washington and the great grandson of Colonel John Washington, George's great grandfather.

Anthony King, III is my third great grandfather and number 36 on my ancestor list.  


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sir John Seymour, Henry the 8th's Father-in-law #52ancestors

Sir John Seymour, KB (c. 1474 – December 21, 1536), a member of the English gentry and a courtier to Henry VIII, is best known for being the father of the king's third wife, Jane Seymour.
He was also descended from William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke.
He was born to John Seymour (c.1450-1491) and Elizabeth Darrell. His paternal grandparents were John Seymour, Sheriff of Wiltshire (born c.1425) and Elizabeth Coker (born c.1436). His maternal grandparents were Sir George Darrell (born c. 1451) and Margaret Stourton, daughter of John (born 1433), Baron Stourton of Stourton, Wiltshire, and Margery Wadham.
John was married to the famous beauty, Margery Wentworth, celebrated in the poetry of John Skelton, the daughter of Henry Wentworth of Nettlestead, Suffolk, England, and by her had nine children:
John Seymour (d. 15 July, 1510).
Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (c.1506-1552).
Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (c.1508-1549).
Jane Seymour, queen of England (c.1509-1537).
Elizabeth Seymour, Marchioness of Winchester (c.1513-1563).
Sir Henry Seymour (c.1514 - after 1568).
Dorothy Seymour
Anthony Seymour
Margery Seymour
Family activities and reputation
They lived in Wulfhall, outside Savernake Forest, in Wiltshire. Four of the Seymour children achieved prominence at the royal court— Edward, Thomas, Jane and Elizabeth.
Edward Seymour was briefly married to Catharine Fillol, but John embarked on a love affair with his new daughter-in-law. When it was discovered, the marriage was annulled, their children declared bastards (since their legal grandfather might be their biological father) and Catharine was imprisoned in a local convent. The scandal damaged the Seymour family's reputation for many years afterward. A proposed marriage between Jane Seymour and William Dormer was rejected by the Dormers partially due to the scandal and because of the family's less-than-noble pedigree: the Seymour family was of the gentry.
Jane Seymour, the eldest daughter, was a maid in the household of Henry's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and then later to his second queen, Anne Boleyn.
Henry VIII stayed at Wulfhall with Queen Anne in the summer of 1535 for a few days. Later, he embarked upon an affair with Jane as his marriage to Anne fell apart in early 1536. It has been said that the entire Seymour family were party to the plot to bring Anne to the scaffold, and left her daughter Elizabeth disinherited. This theory has never been proven.
After Jane became queen on 30 May 1536, her family scaled the social ranks, as was befitting the family of a monarch. Her brother, Edward Seymour, was later made an earl and briefly ruled England for his nephew Edward VI of England after 1547. His brother, Thomas Seymour, was made a baron and Lord High Admiral; he eloped with Henry VIII's widow Catherine Parr in 1547. Both these two of Seymour's sons were beheaded for treason, only a few years apart. John's daughter Elizabeth was married to Gregory Cromwell, son of Henry's new chief minister, Thomas Cromwell.
John died on December 21, 1536.

Sir John Seymour, of Wolf Hall is my 16th great grandfather.
   →  Mom 
your mother →  Pvt. Garnett Hancock, WWII Veteran 
her father →  Burrell H Hancock 
his father →  Samuel Austin Hancock 
his father → Peter Hancock, CSA Soldier 
his father →  John Hancock 1785 
his father →  Benjamin Hancock 1759 
his father →  unknown 
his parent →  Benjamin Hancock 
his/her father → John Hancock 
his father →  William Hancock, III 
his father →  Elizabeth Hancock 
his mother →  Mary Spencer 
her mother →  Anne Gostwick 
her mother →  Cecilia Unton 
her mother →  Anne Seymour, Countess of Warwick 
her mother →  Sir Edward Seymour, 1st Duke Of Somerset 
her father →  Sir John Seymour, of Wolf Hall 
his father



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