Descendants of Edward I, King of England, and Eleanora of Castile


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1. Edward I "Longshanks" King of England,1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 son of Henry III King of England and Eleanor de Provence, was born on 17 Jun 1239 in Westminster Palace, London, Middlesex, England,2 3 4 7 8 9 10 12 13 died on 7 Jul 1307 in Burgh-On-The-Sands, Near Carlisle, Cumberland, England 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 at age 68, and was buried on 28 Oct 1307 in Westminster Abbey, London, England.7 10 12 The cause of his death was Dysentery. Another name for Edward was Edward Plantagenet.

General Notes: Source: British Monarchy Official Website:

Edward I (1272-1307), who succeeded his father, was an able administrator and law maker. He re-established royal power, investigating many of the abuses resulting from weak royal government and issuing new laws. Edward was an effective soldier, gaining experience from going on crusade to Egypt and Syria before he became king. In 1276 Edward invaded Wales where Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, had built up considerable power. In a series of campaigns Edward gained control of Wales, building strong castles to secure his conquests. Llewelyn was killed and in 1284, the Statute of Wales brought Wales under Edward's rule. In 1301, he created his eldest son, Edward, the first English Prince of Wales. Wanting to unite the country behind him and to raise money for all these campaigns, in 1295 the king called what became known as the 'Model Parliament'. To this he summoned not only the aristocracy and the prelates, but also the knights of the shires, burgesses from the towns and junior clergy, thus creating a Parliament in approximately its modern form. From this date onwards, this system of representation became the norm. In 1296 Edward invaded Scotland, successfully seizing the king of Scots and the Stone of Scone. However, a guerrilla war broke out and William Wallace, the Scottish leader, defeated the English at Stirling Bridge. Wallace was finally captured and executed in 1305. Edward died in 1307, when he was about to start another campaign against the Scots. In 1314 Robert the Bruce, who had become king of Scots in 1306, defeated the English at the Battle of Bannockburn.

Source: Sharon Kay Penman "Falls the Shadow":

He was on fairly friendly & respectful terms with his uncle, Simon de Montfort, and even initially supported Simon's calls for honoring the Oxford Provisions. But, after Richard of Cornwall's mediation in the dispute between Edward & his father Henry, Simon had his final break with de Montort in April 1260. In late June 1260, Edward, attempting to alleviate Henry's money crisis, by subterfuge under cover of darkness requested admittance into the New Temple of the Knights Templar in London & robbed the treasuries of the city guilds. In June 1263 Prince Edward's foreign Flemish troops burned Bristol; the populace rose up & besieged him & his army in the castle. The Bishop of Worcester, Walter de Cantelou placated the townsfolk by taking Edward's pladge to make peace with de Montfort & the barons (Edward had no intention of honoring his pledge). March 1264 Simon's sons Henry & Bran de Montfort trap Prince Edward at Gloucester Castle, but Edward solemnly avows to Henry (they were extremely close, growing up together) that if Henry grants him a truce he will work with King Henry & Richard of Cornwall to arrange a truce & avoid war. Henry de Montfort was in command, & believed him. Edward was lying through his teeth. As soon as Henry & Bran de Montfort's army were out of sight, Edward siezed the town & imposed harsh fines & penalties. On April 5 1264 the defeat at Northampton by Edward of Simon's forces (de MOntfort was in London) crippled rebel forces. Northampton defenses had been allowed to decay in the years previous to de Montfort's occupation there, plus the battle was lost due to the treachery of the Prior at St. Andrew's. After the defeat, Edward allowed his army to have their sport on the town, culminating in utter destruction, rapine, murder, etc. of its inhabitants. Some 80 barons & knights were taken prisoner & the rebel army was gutted. The defeat touched off a riot in London (since Londoners were very favorable to Simon) on Apr 9, 1264 in which hundreds, mainly Jews, were slain. In May 1264 Edward looted lands of Robert de Ferrers, the Earl of Derby, & after Derby lost Tutbury Castle, he defected from Simon's support. King Henry meanwhile took Leicester & Nottingham. Simon & Gilbert de Clare attacked Rochester Castle (which surrendered) & besieged the town when Edward approached London so Simon went back to defend it. King Henry & Edward were practicing fierce cruelty by chopping off the nads & feet of all common soldiers captured from de Montfort's army. The Cinque Ports & Dover Castle held fast for Simon, & did not obey Henry & Edward's command for a naval force to attack London. Thwarted, Edward takes Gilbert de Clare's Tonbridge Castle. Simon continued to hold London, but was surrounded by Edward & Henry. In May 1264, the Bishop of Chichester tried to convince Henry III to negotiate, but he refused. The Bishops of London & Worcester (Walter de Cantelou) try to do the same on the eve of the Battle of Lewes; again Henry refuses. At Lewes, Montfort was outnumbered 2:1; Royalist forces numbered some 10,000. Montfort introduced a new strategy to warfare; he established a reserve command to be commanded by himself, plus he intoduced the concept of the night march. He was thought to be miles away by the Royalist forces on the eve of the battle, but he & his army undertook a night march to focre the battle on May 14, 1264. Henry was utterly taken by surprise, & his garrison lodged at the Priory were in some confusion; however, Edward, who garrisoned his men at Lewes Castle, was able to meet the rebel left flank of greenhorn & untrained Londoners under the command of Nicholas de Segrave. Edward routed them with no care for the "rules" of war in that he & his knights undertook a pursuit miles away from the battle only to slay every man they could find. This was thought caused by the Londoner's steadfast support for Monfort and their animosity toward Henry & especially Edward's mother Queen Eleanor (including the London mob's attack on her barge July 1263). From these beginnings Edward had a lifelong hatred for Londoners. On the eve of the Battle of Lewes, 14 May 1264, after Henry had refused the entreaty of the Bishops of London & Worcester (Walter de Cantelou) to negotiate, Simon formally renounced all allegiance to Henry, & was followed by his men. including Gilbert de Clare, Hugh le Despenser, Humfrey de Bohun VI "the Younger", John Giffard, Sir John FitzJohn, Nicholas de Segrave, & Robert de Vere. Clare & Vere had the most to lose of any rebel supporters. At the battle itself, the left flank of green & hastily trained but no battle-experience Londoners was under the command of Nicholas de Segrave with 2nd an inexperienced John Giffard; the right flank was commanded by Simon's sons Henry & Guy de Montfort (Bran still being held in captivity at Windsor Castle by Henry) with 2nd Humphrey de Bohun VI "the Younger", the center column was commanded by Gilbert de Clare, 2nded by Sir John FitzJohn, with Simon himself commanding the new reserve force 2nded by Hugh le Despenser. For the Royalists, Henry commanded the center column, Richard of Cornwall commanded the left flank, & Edward commanded the vanguard. Royalist forces outnumbered the rebels by some 2:1 with some 10,000 men. Henry's force was augmented by a Scots force sent by his son in law Alexander III the Glorious, King of Scotland. With Edward were Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Hugh le Bigod, Henry Plantagenet of Almaine, Richard of Cornwall's son (& Edward's cousin & Simon's nephew), & John de Warenne. At the time of the battle, Simon was thought to be miles away, & still unable to ride a horse due to his broken leg. After Edward had absented himself from the field so long (carrying out his vengeance on the Londoners) Simon attacked & obliterated King Henry's force. Henry fled to the Priory. Richard of Cornwall was captured by Gilbert de Clare. When Edward & his men found out, Edward was urged to flee to Pevensey Castle & from there toward France. Edward refused to abandon his father, but the de Lusignans fled the battle, as did John de Warenne, Hugh le Bigod, Dafydd ap Gruddydd & over 300 knights. Only Edward's cousin Henry of Almaine (Richard of Cornwall's son) & Edwards household knights remained with him. Edward got through John FitzJohn's surrounding encampment to his father in the priory, Simon then offered a 12 hour truce & accepted their surrender the following morning. Lewes resulted in 2700 known dead (one of every five men). Under the Mise of Lewes, the Oxford Provisions were again reinstated as the law of the land, with an arbitration commission. Under no circumstances could Henry appoint aliens onto his council. Henry's extravagent spending was also to be brought under control & he to live within his means & pay off his enormous debts. A full amnesty was proclaimed for all rebels. No ransoms were to be paid for men captured at Lewes nor earlier at Northampton. Edward & Henry of Almaine surrendered themselves as hostages for their fathers' good faith. Edward was confined at Wallingford Castle with Richard of Cornwall. King Henry was lodged securely at the palace of the Bishop of London, In June 1264, Simon called a Parliament, one that included knights & town officials. The effect of Lewes that while Henry was still King, Simon had command of the realm. He also called for the terms of the Chivalric code to cover not only knights, but also commoners & Jews. In October 1264, the Pope (who hated Simon & the English Lords who had refused to succor his (the Pope's) abortive plans for Sicily) formally excommunicated Simon, his sons Henry, Bran & Guy, Gilbert de Clare, Hugh le Despenser, the Mayor of London Thomas FitzThomas, & many of their supporters. The Bishops of Worcester, London & Winchester refused to publish the sentence of anathema; the Pope laid England under Interdict Oct 21 1264, but the English clergy continued to support Simon & services & rites of the Church continued to be performed. After the great victory, Simon's problems with governing began to mount. He wielded the King's authority without the right, & many began to question his motives for power. Also, an economic crises mounted as the sailors of the Cinque Ports had siezed all shipping in the Channel. In November 1264, kinsmen of the Earl of Hereford, Humphrey de Bohun V (Humphrey de Bohun VI was a staunch Montfort supporter) waged an attack on Wallingford Castle to free Edward. Guy de Montfort, Edward's cousin & Simon's son, cooly told Edward to have the besiegers call off the attack or he (Guy) would order Edward hurled at them in the Castle mangonel. Such was the bad blood between them that Edward did as ordered. At the Battle of Kenilworth, Edward borrowed from Simon's never before heard of tactics & underwent & forced night march of 30 miles & surprised Bran de Montfort outside Kenilworth Castle (Bran had foolishly encamped outside, rather than in, the castle). Bran had a large army & cache of supplies gathered for the relief of Simon, who had been trapped in Wales for a month; however, Bran had been lax in speedily coming to his father's rescue & in enforcing military discipline. Edward's forces completely overwhelmed Bran's army; Edward captured so many horses he was able to mount every man in his army. At Evesham (4 Aug 1265) Edward flew false colors of Robert de Vere of Oxford (captured at Kenilworth) & of Bran and entrapped Simon there. It was less a battle than a slaughter; Edward allowed his men to mutilate the dead, etc.

In the Barons war 1264-67 he defeated the Barons at Evesham (1265) as King he is noted for encouraging Parliamentary institutions at the expence of feaudalism and for subdueing Wales on which he imposed the English system of administration. This was after his first campaign in Wales when he was still prince. He & his father Henry III were led an army into Gwynedd & were defeated at Deganwy Castle August 1257 leaving all of Wales (and all of Prince Edward's Welsh lands) in the control of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd. Edward & Henry's forces were defeated by Llywelyn in less than a month. He later tried to assert his authority over Scotland and died while on his way to fight Robert Bruce.

Noted events in his life were:

• Title: King of England, 1272-1307. 7 10 12

• Political: Noted for encouraging Parliamentary institutions at the expence of feudalism. 7 12

• Political: Subdued Wales on which he imposed the English system of administration. 7 12

• Political: Tried to assert his authority over Scotland. 7 12

• Death: Died while on his way to fight Robert the Bruce. 7 12

• Political: Had William Wallace, Scottish patriot, killed (acc. to legend). 12

• Political: In the Barons war 1264-67 he defeated the Barons at Evesham, 1265. 7 12

Edward married Eleanora of Castile Condessa de Ponthieu, daughter of Ferdinand III King of Castile & Léon and Joan de Dammartin, on 18 Oct 1254 in Abbey Deleware Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile. Eleanora was born in 1240 in Burgos, Castile, Spain, died on 29 Nov 1290 in Herdeby (Near Grantham), Lincolnshire, England at age 50, and was buried on 16 Dec 1290 in Westminster Abbey, London, England.

Noted events in her life were:

• Political: Fled to France in immediate aftermath of Lewes with daughter Eleanor. 12 23

• Title: Princess of Castile & León, Countess of Ponthieu. 9 12 17

• Title: Queen of England, 19 Aug 1274, Westminster Abbey, London, England.

Children from this marriage were:

   2 F    i. Infant Plantagenet was born in 1255 in Bordeaux, France. The cause of her death was Stillborn.

   3 F    ii. Katherine Plantagenet was born on 17 Jun 1264, died on 5 Sep 1264, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, London, England.

   4 F    iii. Eleanor Plantagenet was born on 17 Jun 1264 and died on 12 Oct 1297 at age 33.

   5 F    iv. Joan Plantagenet was born in Jan 1265 and was buried in bef 7 Sept 1265.

   6 M    v. John Plantagenet was born on 13 Jul 1266, died on 3 Aug 1271 in Wallingford at age 5, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, London, England.

   7 M    vi. Henry Plantagenet was born before 6 May 1268 and died on 16 Oct 1274.

+ 8 F    vii. Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester 1 3 6 7 8 9 12 15 16 17 24 25 26 was born in May 1271 in Acre, Palestine,3 7 8 12 died on 23 Apr 1307 in Clare, Suffolk, England 3 7 8 12 at age 35, and was buried on 28 Apr 1307 in Priory Church of the Austin Friars, Clare.12

   9 F    viii. Juliana Plantagenet was born in May 1271 in Palestine and died before Sep 1271. Another name for Juliana was Katherine.

   10 M    ix. Alphonso Earl of Chester was born on 24 Nov 1273 and died on 19 Aug 1284 in Westminster Abbey, London, England at age 10.

   11 F    x. Margaret Plantagenet was born on 15 Mar 1275 and died after 1333.

   12 F    xi. Berengaria Plantagenet was born on 1 May 1276, died before 27 Jun 1278, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, London, England.

   13 F    xii. Elizabeth Plantagenet was born in Jan 1278. The cause of her death was Died shortly after birth.

   14 F    xiii. Alice Plantagenet was born in Jan 1278. The cause of her death was Died shortly after birth.

   15 F    xiv. Mary Plantagenet was born on 11 Mar 1279 and died on 29 May 1332 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England at age 53.

   16 F    xv. Elizabeth Plantagenet 1 4 7 8 9 12 14 17 27 28 was born on 7 Aug 1282 in Rhuddlan Castle, Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales,4 7 8 9 12 14 27 died on 5 May 1316 in Quendon, Essex, England 4 7 8 9 12 27 at age 33, and was buried on 23 May 1316 in Walden Abbey, Essex.9 12 27

+ 17 M    xvi. Edward Plantagenet II, King of England was born on 25 Apr 1284 in Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire, died on 21 Sep 1327 in Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire at age 43, and was buried in St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester.

   18 F    xvii. Beatrice Plantagenet was born circa 1286.

   19 F   xviii. Blanche Plantagenet was born in 1290.

Edward next married Margaret of France about 1265.7 9 18 29

Children from this marriage were:

   20 M    i. Thomas Plantagenet was born in 1300 and died in 1338 at age 38.

   21 M    ii. Edmund Plantagenet was born in 1301 and died in 1330 at age 29.

   22 F    iii. Eleanor Plantagenet was born in 1306 and died in 1311 at age 5.

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8. Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester 1 3 6 7 8 9 12 15 16 17 24 25 26 (Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born in May 1271 in Acre, Palestine,3 7 8 12 died on 23 Apr 1307 in Clare, Suffolk, England 3 7 8 12 at age 35, and was buried on 28 Apr 1307 in Priory Church of the Austin Friars, Clare.12 Another name for Joan was Joan Of Acre Plantagenet.

General Notes: Sole Mistress Of Estates Of Her Son Gilbert During His Minority.

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Joan of Acre died in April, 1307, but during her tenure of the inheritance of Gloucester important modifications were introduced in its administrative structure. After Isabella de Fortibus, dowager countess of Devon and Aumale (1262-93), Countess Joan stands as perhaps the best example in thirteenth century English history of the ability of a widow to run the estates and otherwise manage the complex affairs of a great comital house."

--- Michael Altschul, *A Baronial Family in Medieval England: The Clares, 1217-1314*, Baltimore MD (Johns Hopkins Press) 1965. p 38-39.

Research Notes: Sole Mistress Of Estates Of Her Son Gilbert During His Minority.

Noted events in her life were:

• Title: 7 12

• Political: One of greatest examples in 13th century England of ability of women to govern. 12

• Personality: She controlled them with marked ability. 12

• Political: She introduced important modifications to administration of the estate. 12

Joan married Gilbert "The Red" de Clare 7th Earl of Hertford, 3rd Earl of Gloucester,3 6 8 12 30 son of Richard de Clare 6th Earl of Hertford, 2nd Earl of Gloucester and Maude de Lacy Countess of Lincoln, on 30 Apr 1290 in Westminster Abbey, London, England.6 7 8 12 15 16 25 Gilbert was born on 2 Sep 1243 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England 3 7 8 12 and died on 7 Dec 1295 in Monmouth Castle, England 3 8 12 31 at age 52.

Noted events in his life were:

• Knighthood: Knighted By Simon DE Montfort On The Eve Of The Battle Of Lewes.

• Political: Last years were spent under the shadow of Edward I & dispirited humiliation. 12

• Political: The most powerful magnate of the realm from the last yrs of Henry III. 12

• Political: baronial opposition to Henry III. 12

• Land: the great Clare estates & lordships in England, Ireland & Wales. 12

• Title: 3rd Earl of Gloucester, 7th Earl of Hertford, Lord of Cearleon, 1263. 3 7 12

• Religion: Ordered the Jewish pogrom at Canterbury after the London riots, After 9 Apr 1264. 12 23

• Military: Had center column command for Montfort, 14 May 1264, Lewes. 12 23

Children from this marriage were:

   23 F    i. Margaret de Clare 1 3 6 7 12 15 32 was born in Oct 1292 in Caerphilly Castle 7 12 33 34 and died on 13 Apr 1342 7 12 33 34 at age 49.

Noted events in her life were:

• Land: They split the lands, worth some £6, 000 gross, between them. 12

• Occupation: Damsel of the Chamber to Queen Philippa. 12 34

+ 24 F    ii. Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester 1 7 12 16 25 35 was born on 12 Oct 1292 in Caerphilly Castle, Glamorganshire, Wales 7 12 35 and died on 30 Jun 1337 12 35 at age 44.

Joan next married Ralph Earl of Gloucester 7 37 in Jan 1297.7 8 12 24 Ralph died in 1325.7 37 38 Another name for Ralph was Ralph De Monthermer Earl of Hertford.

Noted events in his life were:

• Land: After Joan's death, his rights to the estates and titles lapsed. 37

• Fact: Children with Joan were excluded from the inheritance. 37

• Title: 1st Lord Monthermer. 24 37

The child from this marriage was:

   25 M    i. Thomas De Monthermer Lord Monthermer 7 24 37 was born in 1301 7 37 and died in 1340 in Battle Sluys 7 37 at age 39. The cause of his death was Killed in battle.


17. Edward Plantagenet II, King of England (Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born on 25 Apr 1284 in Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire, died on 21 Sep 1327 in Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire at age 43, and was buried in St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester. The cause of his death was Put to death.


Edward married Isabella of France on 25 Jan 1307-1308 in France. Isabella was born circa 1295 and died on 22 Aug 1358 at age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 26 M    i. Edward III Plantagenet King of England was born on 13 Nov 1312 and died on 21 Jun 1377 at age 64.

   27 M    ii. John Plantagenet Earl of Cornwall was born in 1316 in Eltham, Kent and died in 1336 at age 20.

   28 F    iii. Joanna Plantagenet was born in 1321 and died in 1362 at age 41.

Joanna married David II King of Scotland.

   29 F    iv. Isabella Plantagenet .

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24. Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester 1 7 12 16 25 35 (Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born on 12 Oct 1292 in Caerphilly Castle, Glamorganshire, Wales 7 12 35 and died on 30 Jun 1337 12 35 at age 44.

General Notes: Co-Heiress With Her Two Sisters Of Her Brother Gilbert.

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Michael Altschul, *A Baronial Family in Medieval England: The Clares, 1217-1314*, Baltimore MD (The Johns Hopkins Press) 1965, concerning the partition of the de CLARE estates after the death of the last Gilbert, p 170-171: "Hugh Despenser and Eleanor [Gilbert's sister] received the lordship of Glamorgan, the most important of all the Clare holdings, along with Rotherfield in Sussex and scattered manors in Devon and Somerset. In addition, each heir acquired two-ninths of the liberty of Kilkenny in Ireland, although there is no evidence that any of them every visited it. (P) The death of the countess in the summer of 1320 completed the division of the estates among th heirs. Maud probably died on July 2, and the properties she held in dower must have been partitioned shortly thereafter. Each received an equal portion of her third of Kilkenny. The partition of the Clare estates has been described as "the most important territorial upheaval of the reign." [Denham-Young *Vita Edwardi Secundi, pp xii-xiii*]"

Noted events in her life were:

• Land: They split the lands, worth some £6, 000 gross, between them. 12

• Land: Rec'd Glamorgan & other scattered estates. 12

Eleanor married Lord Hugh "The Younger" le Despenser,12 39 son of Hugh "The Elder" le Despenser Earl of Winchester and Lady Isabella de Beauchamp, in May 1306 in Westminster, England.12 16 25 36 Hugh was born Btw 1280 and 1290 in Barton, England 12 and died on 26 Nov 1326 in Hereford, England 12 35 at age 45. The cause of his death was Executed via hanging, drawn & quartered. Another name for Hugh was Hugh Le Despenser The Earl of Gloucester.

Noted events in his life were:

• Military: Captured with the king, then tried and hanged. 12

• Land: Granted forfeited estates of wife's half sister Joan when Joan declared rebel. 12

• Land: Said fortune increased enormoously by violence, 1321-1326. 12

• Military: Fled with Edward II upon rebellion of Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer. 12

• Title: Earl of Gloucester, Lord of Glamorgan on Eleanor's brother's death. 12 22

• Trial: Judged as a traitor and thief, 24 Nov 1326, London, England.

Children from this marriage were:

   30 M    i. Sir Edward le Despenser 12 16 40 died on 30 Sep 1342 in Morlaix.8 12

+ 31 F    ii. Isabel le Despenser 1 12 25 41 was born about 1312 12 41 and died in 1376 12 about age 64.


26. Edward III Plantagenet King of England (Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born on 13 Nov 1312 and died on 21 Jun 1377 at age 64.


Edward married Philippa de Hainaut.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 32 M    i. John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster was born on 6 Mar 1340, died on 3 Feb 1399 at age 58, and was buried in Old Saint Paul's Cathedral.

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31. Isabel le Despenser 1 12 25 41 (Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born about 1312 12 41 and died in 1376 12 about age 64.

Isabel married Richard FitzAlan 10th Earl of Arundel,8 11 12 41 43 44 son of Edmund FitzAlan 9th Earl of Arundel and Alice de Warenne, on 9 Feb 1321 in King's Chapel, Havering-Atte-Bower.8 12 25 41 42 Richard was born about 1313 in Arundel, Sussex, England 8 12 41 45 and died on 24 Jan 1376 in Arundel, West Sussex, England 8 12 41 43 46 about age 63.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Annulled by Pope on grounds of his minority & lack of consent @ time of marriage: Annulled by Pope on grounds of his minority & lack of consent @ time of marriage, 4 Dec 1344. 12 41

Noted events in his life were:

• Title: Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey. 12 41

• Military: K.G. Known as "Copped Hat". Took a distinguished part in French wars. 12 41

• Political: Restored in blood & honors, obtained restitution of Castle & Honor of Arundel, Between 1330 and 1331. 12 41

• Military: At the fall of Calais, 1347. 12 41

• Fact: Held wardship of John de Sutton IV during his minority aft his father died, Between 1369 and 1370. 12 47

The child from this marriage was:

+ 33 M    i. Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan 12 25 41 42 was born about 1327,8 12 41 died about 1344 8 12 41 42 about age 17, and was buried on 4 Dec 1344.12 41


32. John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster (Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born on 6 Mar 1340, died on 3 Feb 1399 at age 58, and was buried in Old Saint Paul's Cathedral.

John married Blanche of Lancaster, daughter of Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke of Lancaster and Isabel de Beaumont, on 19 May 1359. Blanche was born on 25 Mar 1345 in Bolingbroke Castle in Lindsey and died on 12 Sep 1369 at age 24.

Children from this marriage were:

   34 F    i. Phillipa of Lancaster was born in 1360 and died in 1415 at age 55.

   35 M    ii. John Plantagenet was born in 1362 and died in 1365 at age 3.

   36 F    iii. Elizabeth Plantagenet was born in 1364 and died in 1425 at age 61.

   37 M    iv. Edward Plantagenet was born in 1365 and died in 1368 at age 3.


   38 M    v. Henry IV King of England was born on 3 Apr 1367 and died on 20 Mar 1413 at age 45.

   39 F    vi. Isabella Plantagenet was born in 1368. The cause of her death was Died young.

John next married Constance of Castile on 21 Sep 1371 in Roquefort, near Bordeaux.

Children from this marriage were:

   40 F    i. Catalina Plantagenet was born in 1372 and died in 1418 at age 46.

   41 M    ii. John Plantagenet was born in 1374 and died in 1375 at age 1.


John next married Katharine Swynford, daughter of Payne de Roet, on 13 Jan 1396 in Lincoln Cathedral. Katharine was born circa 1350 and died circa 1403 at age 53.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 42 M    i. John Beaufort 1st Earl of Somerset was born in 1373 and died on 16 Mar 1410 at age 37.

   43 M    ii. Henry Cardinal Beaufort was born in 1375 and died in 1447 at age 72.

   44 M    iii. Thomas Beaufort Duke of Exeter was born in 1377 and died in 1427 at age 50.

   45 F    iv. Joan Beaufort was born in 1379 and died in 1440 at age 61.

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33. Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan 12 25 41 42 (Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born about 1327,8 12 41 died about 1344 8 12 41 42 about age 17, and was buried on 4 Dec 1344.12 41 Another name for Edmund was Edmund Arundel.

General Notes: Bastardized By The Annullment Of His Parents' Marriage.

Noted events in his life were:

• Knighthood: Knighted 1352. 12 42

Edmund married Sibyl de Montague,12 30 41 42 daughter of William de Montague II, 1St Earl of Salisbury and Katherine de Grandeson, before Jul 1349 in Donyatt, Somersetshire.12 25 30 41 42 Sibyl was born in Donyatt, Somersetshire 12 and died on 30 Jan 1344.12 41

The child from this marriage was:

+ 46 F    i. Philippa FitzAlan 25 37 48 49 was born about 1344 37 and died on 13 Sep 1399 37 41 about age 55.


42. John Beaufort 1st Earl of Somerset (John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born in 1373 and died on 16 Mar 1410 at age 37.

John married Margaret Holland.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 47 M    i. John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset was christened on 25 Mar 1404 and died on 27 May 1444 at age 40.

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46. Philippa FitzAlan 25 37 48 49 (Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born about 1344 37 and died on 13 Sep 1399 37 41 about age 55.

Philippa married Sir Richard Cergeaux II, Sheriff of Cornwall,37 48 49 50 son of Richard Cergeaux and Margaret Seneschal, about 1378.12 25 41 48 49 Richard was born about 1340 in Colquite, Cornwall 37 41 51 and died on 30 Sep 1393 37 41 about age 53.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 48 F    i. Alice Cergeaux 37 41 was born about 1384,37 41 died on 18 May 1452 37 41 about age 68, and was buried in With Her 2nd Husband At Earls Colne.37 41


47. John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset (John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was christened on 25 Mar 1404 and died on 27 May 1444 at age 40.

John married Margaret Beauchamp.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 49 F    i. Lady Margaret Beaufort was born on 31 May 1443 and died on 29 Jun 1509 at age 66.

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48. Alice Cergeaux 37 41 (Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born about 1384,37 41 died on 18 May 1452 37 41 about age 68, and was buried in With Her 2nd Husband At Earls Colne.37 41

Alice married Sir Richard de Vere 11th Earl of Oxford,37 son of Aubrey de Vere 10th Earl of Oxford and Alice FitzWalter, about 1405.12 41 Richard was born in 1385,37 41 died on 15 Feb 1417 37 41 at age 32, and was buried in Earls Colne.37 41

The child from this marriage was:

+ 50 M    i. Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford 7 12 41 51 was born on 23 Apr 1408 in Hedingham Castle 12 41 51 and died on 26 Feb 1462 in Tower Hill, Tower Of London, England 12 41 51 at age 53.


49. Lady Margaret Beaufort (John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born on 31 May 1443 and died on 29 Jun 1509 at age 66.


Margaret married Edmund Tudor Earl of Richmond.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 51 M    i. Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland was born on 28 Jan 1457, died on 21 Apr 1509 at age 52, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, London, England.

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50. Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford 7 12 41 51 (Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born on 23 Apr 1408 in Hedingham Castle 12 41 51 and died on 26 Feb 1462 in Tower Hill, Tower Of London, England 12 41 51 at age 53. The cause of his death was Beheaded.

Noted events in his life were:

• Personality: Amiable, pleasant-mannered, able to laugh at himself. 12 52

• Political: Arrested w/ eldest son for plotting against the Yorkist King Edward IV. 12 41 54

• Personality: Genuinely public-spirited, concerned for the "weal of all the Shire." 12 52

• Political: Tried for high treason & condemned to death. 12 41

• Political: Unshakeable in his loyalty to the crowned & annointed Lancastrian King Henry VI, 1455. 12 52

John married Elizabeth Howard,7 12 41 daughter of John Howard and Joan Walton, before 31 Aug 1425.7 41 51 52 53 Elizabeth was born about 1410 12 41 51 and died after Dec 1475 in Stratford Nunnery.12 41 51

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact: Richard of Gloucester (later Richard III) bullied her into giving up her assets., Between 1473 and 1475. 12 54

• Fact: This was due to her son's imprisonment near Calais. 12 54

The child from this marriage was:

+ 52 M    i. Sir George de Vere 12 41 51 was born after 1443 12 51 and died after 21 Aug 1500.12 41 51


51. Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland (Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born on 28 Jan 1457, died on 21 Apr 1509 at age 52, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, London, England.


Henry married Elizabeth of York. Elizabeth was born on 11 Feb 1466 and died on 11 Feb 1503 at age 37.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 53 F    i. Margaret Tudor Princess of England was born on 28 Nov 1489 and died on 18 Oct 1541 at age 51.

   54 M    ii. Arthur Prince of Wales was born on 20 Sep 1486 and died on 2 Apr 1502 at age 15.


   55 M    iii. Henry VIII King of England was born on 28 Jun 1491 and died on 28 Jan 1547 at age 55.

   56 F    iv. Elizabeth Tudor Princess of England was born on 2 Jul 1492 and died on 14 Sep 1495 at age 3.

   57 F    v. Mary Tudor Princess of England was born on 18 Mar 1496 and died on 25 Jun 1533 at age 37.

   58 M    vi. Edmund Tudor Duke of Somerset was born on 21 Feb 1499 and died on 19 Jun 1500 at age 1.

   59 F    vii. Katherine Tudor Princess of England was born on 2 Feb 1503 and died on 2 Feb 1503.

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52. Sir George de Vere 12 41 51 (Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born after 1443 12 51 and died after 21 Aug 1500.12 41 51

General Notes: Chief Steward Of St. Osyth's Priory, Essex.

George married Margaret Stafford,12 41 51 daughter of Sir William Stafford Knight of Frome.41 51 55

The child from this marriage was:

+ 60 F    i. Elizabeth de Vere 41 51 56 57 58 was born about 1480 51 and died in Nov 1559 41 59 about age 79.


53. Margaret Tudor Princess of England (Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born on 28 Nov 1489 and died on 18 Oct 1541 at age 51.


Margaret married James IV King of Scotland, son of James III King of Scotland and Margaret of Denmark. James was born on 17 Mar 1473 in Stirling Castle and died on 9 Sep 1513 at age 40.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 61 M    i. James V King of Scotland .

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60. Elizabeth de Vere 41 51 56 57 58 (Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born about 1480 51 and died in Nov 1559 41 59 about age 79.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will Probated: 13 Nov 1559. 60

Elizabeth married Sir Anthony Wingfield of Letheringham,56 57 58 59 61 son of Sir John Wingfield Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk and Anne Touche.51 59 Anthony was born in 1485 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 51 58 59 and died on 21 Aug 1552 in Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex, England 51 58 59 at age 67.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Comptroller of King's Household, Vice Chamberlain of Household for Henry VII. 59

• Occupation: Privy Councillor, executor of the King. 59

• Knighthood: Knighted by Henry VIII for bravery at Battle of Spurs., 16 Aug 1513. 59

• Title: Installed Knight of the Garter of Leatheringham, 8 May 1541. 51 60

Children from this marriage were:

   62 M    i. Anthony Wingfield .58

Anthony married Elizabeth Leeche.58 58

Anthony next married Katherine Blennerhasset.56 57

   63 F    ii. Margaret Wingfield .58 The cause of her death was Died as a child.

Margaret married Francis Soanne.58

   64 F    iii. Jane Wingfield died after 2 May 1588 in Wantisden, Suffolk, England.58

   65 F    iv. Frances Wingfield .58

   66 F    v. Anne Wingfield 58 died in 1592.58

   67 F    vi. Margaret Wingfield .58 The cause of her death was Died as a child.

   68 M    vii. Sir Robert Wingfield M.P.

Robert married Cecily Wentworth.58

Robert next married Bridgette Fleetwood Spring.58

   69 M    viii. John Wingfield 58 was born in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.

John married Dorothy FitzHerbert.58

   70 M    ix. Henry Wingfield .58

   71 M    x. George Wingfield .58

   72 F    xi. Mary Wingfield .58

+ 73 F    xii. Elizabeth Wingfield 51 56 57 58 61 was born in 1520-1530 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 51 and died in 1592 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 58 at age 72.

+ 74 M    xiii. Charles Wingfield was born in 1523 58 and died in 1575 in Temple, Lincolnshire, England 58 at age 52.

   75 M    xiv. Richard Wingfield 58 was born in 1525.58

Richard married Mary Hardwicke.58

61. James V King of Scotland (Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

James married Marie de Guise.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 76 F    i. Mary Queen of Scots .

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73. Elizabeth Wingfield 51 56 57 58 61 (Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born in 1520-1530 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 51 and died in 1592 in Letheringham, Suffolk, England 58 at age 72.

Research Notes: Amongst the Charters in the British Museaum is a quit claim by Sir Anthony Wingfield K.G. t o William Naunton and Elizabeth his wife of a manor of "Estone", dated 27 june 2 Edw VI [1548]. This might refer to Martley Hall, Easton. 62

Elizabeth married William Naunton,56 57 58 63 64 65 66 son of Thomas Naunton and Emma Taye, about 1544. William was born about 1510 in Alderton, Suffolk, England and died in Letheringham, Suffolk, England.56 57 58

Children from this marriage were:

+ 77 F    i. Ursula Naunton 56 58 63 was born about 1545 in Otley, Suffolk, England 56 57 58 and died before Aug 1615 in Otley, Suffolk, England.56 57 58

   78 M    ii. Henry Naunton of Alderton was born in 1549 58 and died in 1599 58 at age 50.

Henry married Elizabeth Ashby.58 58

74. Charles Wingfield (Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born in 1523 58 and died in 1575 in Temple, Lincolnshire, England 58 at age 52.

Charles married Elizabeth Rich.58

Children from this marriage were:

   79 M    i. William Wingfield .58

   80 M    ii. Henry Wingfield .58

   81 M    iii. Anthony Wingfield .58


76. Mary Queen of Scots (James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

Mary married Henry Stuart Lord Darnley.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 82 M    i. King James I of England was born on 19 Jun 1566 and died on 27 Mar 1625 at age 58.

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77. Ursula Naunton 56 58 63 (Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born about 1545 in Otley, Suffolk, England 56 57 58 and died before Aug 1615 in Otley, Suffolk, England.56 57 58


Ursula married Lord Robert Gosnold III, Esquire,56 57 63 64 66 son of Robert Gosnold II and Mary Vesey, in 1559.56 57 Robert was born in 1534 in Suffolk, England 56 57 58 and died before Nov 1615 in Suffolk, England.63

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Justice of the Peace, Suffolk, England. 56 57

• Will: 15 Aug 1615. 56 57 On 15 Aug 1615 he signed a will. It reads in part as follows: "Robert Gosnold of Earleshall, County Suffolk, Esq. To be buried at Otley near my wife. To Elizabeth Keene, my daughter the wife of Thomas Keene, 8 pounds a year. To my son Anthony Gosnold my house in Swillon called Eales. To my son Thomas Gosnold 200 pounds
To Henry Keene my grandchild, 20 pounds... "

Executors; son Anthony and Mr. Francis Cornwallis of Earleshall.

• Will Proved: 1 Nov 1615. 56 57 64 Robert Gosnold died prior to November 1, 1615, when his will was recorded, naming grandson Anthony Gosnold "now in Virginia" and also grandsons Henry and Thomas Keene (who would have still been in England - ed.). 

Lord Robert Gosnold Esq. was the principle financial  backers of the failed Roanoke Colony in North Carolina, where he sent his cousin, Sir Walter Raleigh in 1586.
He also financed the founding of the Jamestown Colony and sent his grandson, Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold to lead the first party of explorers and establish the colony.  
Along with many others, Bartholomew died shortly after arriving in Virginia and the leadership of the colony passed to the arrogant and boastful Captain James Smith.
Captain Smith rarely mentioned Bartholomew in his 1650 imaginative writings on the founding of Jamestown and claimed credit for the colonial establishment himself.
Specifically, his incredibly embellished stories of Pocahontas and saving the colony of Jamestown from savages have been passed on as fact for more than 350 years.
Bartholomew Gosnold is considered by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) to be "The prime mover of the colonization of Virginia".
He led the first European expedition to
Cape Cod, on May 15, 1602, and established
Martha's Vineyard, one of the earliest English settlements on the continent.
Bartholomew Gosnold's grave was recently discovered at the Jamestown Colony Please don't skip this incredible story.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 83 F    i. Elizabeth Gosnold 58 63 64 65 66 was born in 1570 in Suffolk, England 57 58 and died on 5 May 1665 in Suffolk, England 58 at age 95.

   84 M    ii. Robert Gosnold .58

   85 M    iii. Anthony Gosnold .58 
       His son Bartholomew was the founder of Jamestown, VA.

   86 F    iv. Ursula Gosnold .58

   87 M    v. John Gosnold .58 

   88 M    vi. Thomas Gosnold .58

   89 F    vii. Mary Gosnold .58

   90 F    viii. Dorothy Gosnold .58

   91 F    ix. Anne Gosnold .58

   92 M    x. Richard Gosnold .58

   93 M    xi. Edmund Gosnold .58


82. King James I of England (Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born on 19 Jun 1566 and died on 27 Mar 1625 at age 58. Other names for James were James VI of Scotland, and James Stuart.

James married Ann of Denmark.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 94 F    i. Elizabeth Stuart .

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83. Elizabeth Gosnold 58 63 64 65 66 (Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born in 1570 in Suffolk, England 57 58 and died on 5 May 1665 in Suffolk, England 58 at age 95.

Elizabeth married Thomas Keene Senior.61 63 64 Thomas was born in 1560 in Suffolk, England 58 and died in Suffolk, England.58

Children from this marriage were:

   95 M    i. Henry Keene was born in 1592 in Suffolk, England.58

+ 96 M    ii. Thomas Keene Junior 58 61 63 64 65 was born about 1593 in Suffolk, England 63 64 and died on 16 Jan 1652 in Cherry Point Neck, Northumberland Co, Virginia 63 64 about age 59.


94. Elizabeth Stuart (King James I of England82, Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

Elizabeth married Frederick King of Bohemia.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 97 F    i. Sophia Countess Palatine of Simmern .

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96. Thomas Keene Jr. 58 61 63 64 65 (Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born about 1593 in Suffolk, England 63 64 and died on 16 Jan 1652 in Cherry Point Neck, Northumberland Co, Virginia 63 64 about age 59.

General Notes: I have taken the following information from J Craig Canada's Family Tree

We first find Thomas Keene living on Kent Island. This island, which lies just off the coast of Maryland in Chesapeake Bay, was first colonized in 1631 when Col. William Clayborne of Virginia led a band of about 100 colonists there and established a trading post. In 1632 the colonists sent a representative to the Virginia Assembly at Jamestown. However, Lord Baltimore had been granted a claim which overlapped that of Virginia and on February 27, 1634, after a long and stormy voyage, 300 of his colonists reached Maryland. A conflict then arose between the Kent Islanders, who wished to belong to Virginia and the Marylanders who claimed the island for their colony. This dispute lasted for fifteen years.

In Dec 1636 Capt George Evelin appeared on Kent Island and put himself in the good graces of the inhabitants by seeming to favor their claims to Virginia allegiance. Early in 1637, however, he changed sides and by trickery and double-dealing managed to supplant Col. Clayborne as leader of the colony. He was given the title of Commander of Kent Island by Gov. Calvert of Maryland and became a virtual dictator over the inhabitants. Streeter says 'John Struman, Sr. and Thomas Keyme, coopers,' were directed to devote their time to making pipe-staves, assisted by seven servants. April 30, 1638, we find this record: 'Entered by Capt. George Evelin for the Manor of Evelinton in the Baronie of St. Maries:' Following this were the names of 23 men among them Thomas Keane, William Medcalf, Matthew Roadham and Thomas Orley, all of whom later moved to Northumberland County, VA, just across the Potomac River from St. Marys County, Md. This might mean that Capt Evelin was responsible for bringing these colonists to Kent Island form England or merely that he took them form Kent Island to St. Marys. Many of the names listed were mentioned by Streeter as having been on Kent Island.

Thomas Keene may have been one of the original settlers of Kent Island who went there from Virginia with Col. Clayborne in 1631. If he did live for a while on St. Marys, he later returned to Kent Island, where on Nov 9, 1640, he patented 100 acres of land in Hog Pen Creek and Chesapeake Bay on the West. We know that his eldest son was born on Kent in 1642. The Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1633-47, give an assessment by Lieut. Grall and Council for levying 2000 pounds of tobacco to the account of the last expedition-'levies upon the county of Kent after the rates following.' Among those levied upon was Thomas Keyne.

In 1644, Col. Clayborne moved to Virginia, taking 100 men, for each of which he received 50 acres of land on the south side of the York River. Thomas Keene was claimed as one of these headrights, though this claim was not recorded until 1653. The land grant states that William Clayborne 'came up the Pamunkey River in the narrows abutting on the mouth of a creek called Tankes, parting same land from the land of Captain John West's running west to a point of land whereon said Col. Clayborne landed his army under his command, in 1644.' Thomas Keene may have served for a time with Col. Clayborne near West Point, Virginia. However, in 1648 he was in St. Marys County, Maryland, where he made the deposition stating his age.

Thomas Keene had moved to Cherry Point, Northumberland County, Virginia by December 9, 1650, on which date he and Willam Presley appraised an estate. (North. R.B. 1650-52. p.48) April 13, 1652, an oath of allegiance to England was taken by a number of Northumberland colonists as follows: 'Those names here subscribed do promise and engage ourselves to be bound and faithful to the Commonwealth of England as it is now without King or House of Lords.' Among other signers were Thomas Keene, Henry Rayner and Thomas Broughton, successive husbands of the same wife. (North. O.B. 1, p. 72) Sept 20, 1652, Thomas Keene was paid 625 pounds of tobacco out of the estate of Henry Barnes. (North. O.B. 2, p.289) Oct 13, 1653, we find recorded: 'Now Know we that I the said Richard Bennett Esq. Governor give and grant unto Thomas Keene five hundred twenty seven Acres of Land Scituate laying and being in the County of Northumberland and abutting Northwest upon the Severall Lands of Ralph Horsly and Edward Coppedge South and South East upon Claughtons Creeke and North East upon Cherry poynt the said Land due unto the said Thomas Keene by and for the transportation of Eleven persons into this Colony to have and to hold...' (L. Gr. B. 3, p.61) Headrights mentioned were Thomas Orley (twice), Archibald Read, Thomas Watson, Margaret Browne, John Earle and wife, Thomas Keene, Mary Keene and William Keene. This was recorded after the death of Thomas and the patent was renewed March 18, 1662.

Thomas Keene, the immigrant ancestor of this family, came first to Virginia and then for some reason went to Kent Island, Maryland, where his eldest child, William Keene was born in 1642. This fact is recorded on the elaborate epitaph on the tombstone of his son William Keene. This tombstone recites a full family history; 'William Keene, son of Thomas and Mary Keene, his wife, was born on Kent Island, Maryland and brought to Virginia where he married etc...' Thomas Keene took the oath of allegiance to the Commonwealth of England on April 13, 1652 in Northumberland County, Virginia. The name is spelled Kane, Cane, on the early records and from this spelling as well as a later spelling it is sure that the name was pronounced as though it were spelled Cayne. The spelling even occurs in a few instances as Keyne. Thomas Keene died about 1659 leaving four very young children to the care of his widow Mary. Mary lost no time in making a second marriage to an Englishman names Thomas Broughton by whom she had no issue nor did Thomas Broughton leave issue by any other wife. He pre-deceased the said Mary and left his estate to her children by her first husband. Thomas Keene, orphan, of the above Thomas Keene was allowed 'one steer for two years schooling, October 10, 1659.'

In the division of the cattle belonging to the orphans of Thomas Keene, deceased, the names of the orphans were given as: William, Thomas, Susanna, and Matthew Keene.

A record dated 30 Apr 1638 shows that Thomas was one of 23 men who were transported to St. Mary's County, MD, by Capt. George Evelin to seat the manor of Evelinton. By 9 Dec 1650 Thomas and his family had relocated to Northumberland Co., VA. Thomas left descendants in Northumberland, Stafford, and Westmoreland County in Virginia.

Research Notes: "Garner-Keene Families of Northern Neck Virginia " by Ruth Ritchie and Sudie Rucker Wood, 1952, pg. 187-193

"He may have been the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Gosnold) Keene of Suffolk, England. That couple did have a son Thomas Keene, named as a grandson in the will of Robert Gosnold of Earleshall, County Suffolk, Esq., 1615. That son also had a cousin, Anthony Gosnold, in Virginia in 1615. But absolute proof that the the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Gosnold) Keene is the same person as the Thomas Keene of Kent Island, Maryland has not, to the best of my knowledge, yet been established conclusively.

"He lived on Kent Island, Maryland, from probably 1631 until probably 1644. It is possible he was among a group of inhabitants who moved to St. Mary's county, Maryland in 1638, but if so, he returned to Kent Island by 9 Nov 1640. He was probably with a group of islanders led by Col. Clayborne that moved to Northumberland Co., Virginia in 1644, but in 1648 he was resident in St. Marys County, Maryland (just across the Potomac). He resided at Cherry Point, Northumberland Co., Va by 9 Dec 1650 where he died in 1652.

"He was a cooper and possibly merchant by trade, as well as a planter, and directed the making of "pipe staves" while on Kent Island". 66

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Cooper and merchant, Suffolk, England. 63

• Occupation: Planter, Kent Island In The Potomac. 63

• Estate Probated: 20 Jan 1652, Northhampton, Virginia. 58

• Will: 27 Nov 1652, Northhampton, Virginia. 58 67 In the name of God amen know all men that I Thomas Keene being fresh of memory doeth as followeth ffirst I bequeath my spiritt to God that gave it after my body to the earth and then as followeth I give and beequeath to my sone Thomas one Cowe named Cole next to my Daughter Susanna one Heifer called by the name of Su next I give my sone William one heifer named Gentle next I give my sone Matthew the next Cowe Calfe that falleth of the old Cowes.

Know all men that I doe give to my wife Mary Keene for the bringing up of my children all my movable goods and hogs and cattle but what I gave given to my children and the remainder of my Tobco when my debts is paid to my wife Also I give this land and plantacon to my wife during her life after her decease I give the said land to my sone Tho: and his heirs forever.

Overseers of the estate Hen. Mosely John Stanley Thomas Orlye Matther Rhodon. Witness my hand and ---[obliterated] this 27th of Novem: 1652 Witnesses : Henry Rainer

The Mark of Thomas Keene John Knight.

Thomas married Mary Thorley.58 63 64 Mary was born in Anne Arundle Co, Maryland.57

Children from this marriage were:

+ 98 M    i. Matthew Keene 58 61 67 68 died in 1731 in Stafford Co, Virginia.

   99 M    ii. William Keene 67 was born on 10 Mar 1641 in Kent Island In The Potomac,69 died on 8 Feb 1683 in Northumberland Co, Virginia 69 at age 41, and was buried in Cypress Farm, Northumberland Co, Virginia.

William married Elizabeth Rogers in 1664 in Northumberland Co, Virginia.69

   100 M    iii. Thomas Keene III 67 died in 1678.

   101 F    iv. Susanna Keene 58 63 64 67 was born in 1644 in Kent Island In The Potomac 58 63 and died on 28 Mar 1716 in Westmoreland, Virginia 58 at age 72.

Susanna married John Garner Senior in Feb 1659 in Cherry Point Neck, Northumberland Co, Virginia.58

97. Sophia Countess Palatine of Simmern (Elizabeth Stuart94, King James I of England82, Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).


Sophia married Ernest August Elector of Hanover.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 102 M    i. George I .

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98. Matthew Keene 58 61 67 68 (Thomas Keene Junior96, Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) died in 1731 in Stafford Co, Virginia.

General Notes: He was a mere infant when his father died and only a few years old when his mother died. It is probably that he was cared for by his older sister, Susanna, the wife of John Garner. He removed to Stafford County Virginia where he held a considerable estate. He married Bridgett and had but one surviving child, Elizabeth. She bought 100 acres from Nicholas Jenkins.

Noted events in his life were:

• Purchase: Purchase, 14 Nov 1672, Stafford Co, Virginia. 68 On the head of the Potomac Creek

• Will: 21 Jul 1723.

Matthew married Bridget.68

The child from this marriage was:

+ 103 F    i. Elizabeth Keene 58 61 68 was born about 1682 in Virginia and died on 26 Jul 1769 in Stafford Co, Virginia 68 70 about age 87.


102. George I (Sophia Countess Palatine of Simmern97, Elizabeth Stuart94, King James I of England82, Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

George married Sophia Dorothea Of Celle.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 104 M    i. George II .

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103. Elizabeth Keene 58 61 68 (Matthew Keene98, Thomas Keene Junior96, Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born about 1682 in Virginia and died on 26 Jul 1769 in Stafford Co, Virginia 68 70 about age 87.

Elizabeth married Captain James Withers Senior,61 68 son of William Withers and Mary Littlejohn. James was born in 1680 in England and died in Jun 1746 in Stafford Co, Virginia 68 at age 66.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 7 Jun 1746.

• Will Probated: 8 Jul 1746, Stafford Co, Virginia. Transcription of will of James Withers located in Stafford County VA Will Book M, pages 468-472 by Linda Sparks Starr is true to original EXCEPT that paragraphs were added for clarity.

In the name of God, Amen I James Withers of Stafford County Planter being sick of Body but of Sound Sence & Perfect memory thanks to Almighty God and Calling to Remembrance how frail all flesh is have thought fitt to make this my Last will & Testament in manner & form as follows.

I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, hoping for forgiveness of all my Sins through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ my Savior and Redeemer. My body I desire may be Decently buried at the Discretion of my Exors hereafter Named. After all my Lawfull Debts are honestly paid, What Temporal Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with I Desire may be Disposed of as fol-loweth:

IMPRIMIS I give to my Son James Withers & his heirs for Ever a Dividend or part of that Land which I bought of Rice Hooe Lying in Prince William County containing four hundred acres and bounded as follows beginning at the beginning tree of the said Patent and running ESE three hundred & Twenty poles thence NE one hundred & Eighty five poles thence North Sixty four Degrees West three hundred & Ninety Six poles to the west Line of the said Patent & from thence along the Line of the said Patent to the first beginning as also negro Robin now in his possession a Negro ...man Called Breechy & a feather bed & furniture.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my Son in Law Henry Mauzy & his wife Ann & their heirs for Ever another part of the said Land bought of Rice Hooe Containing Five hundred acres to begin where the Second Course of the said James's Ends to Run up the main line of the Patent so far as a Line acros the same may Include that Quantity as also a Negro man named George a featherbed and Furniture and four Cows & Calves & the half of the hoggs that he raises where he now lives.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Son in Law Jas. Hudnall and his heirs for Ever two hundred acres of Land whereon he now Lives lying in the upper Part of that land which.....I bought of Rice Hooe bounded on the North Side by the Line wich Divides John Hooes Land and mine & on the South Side by a Parralel Line quite across the said Patent and a Negro boy named Frank in his Possession.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas Withers and his heirs for Ever a Dividend or part of my Land on licking run in Prince Wm County to be Laid off according to the Survey made thereof by John Allan and at the same time marked from Raccoon branch to the Back Line of the main Patent also the following.. Negros Sam, Denboro, Flory & her last Child Will & all of their Increase.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Son Keene Withers & his heirs for Ever a Dividend or part of my Land on Licking Run in the Southwest Part of the said Patent & bounded As follows, Beginning at the beginning White oake of the Said Patent and running North along the Line of his Brother Thomas One hundred and thirty Eight Poles thence north forty Seven Degrees west till it Intersects the out Lines of the main Patent thence along the lines of the Said Patent Revening them to the first Beginning including the old mannor plantation as also the following Negroes Ned, Famine, Nan, Phillis Easter and their Increase and a set of Blacksmiths Tools & a featherbed & furniture and it is my will & Desire that my Son John take into his Care my said Son Keene and his Estate till he arrive to the age of Twenty-one years.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my Son William Withers & his heirs for Ever the remaining Part of my Licking run Land not yet bequeathed with this Proviso that if Henry Mauzy is obliged to remove from where he now Lives he shall have the Liberty of Living upon the mill plantation on the said Land til he has Time to Clear a plantation on the Land already bequeathed to him as also the following Negroes Peter James Sarah Moll & Jack & their Increase and a featerbed & furniture.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my Son John Withers and his heirs for Ever two hundred and fifty acres of Land whereon he now Lives bought of Henry Field as also two hundred acres of Land bought of William Waugh lying on the South Side of rocky run and fifty acres which I bought of Snodal Horton as also the following Negroes to wit Matt, Harry & a negro boy named Cesar.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my Son in Law William Allan & Bridgett his Wife and their heirs for Ever a Tract of Land Containing three hundred & Sixty-five acres Lying on the North Side of Potomack run bought of Bryant Young.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my Loving wife Elizabeth during the time of her natural Life only all the household goods & furniture which she brought from her father & what kind So ever of Cattle with the Mill on Potomack run as also the tract of Land on which I now Live & have the following Negroes Tom, Dick, Pegg,Dinah, Roger, Bess, Sugg, Hanah, Winny, Paige & Daniel and after her Decease the said Negroes and their future Increase to be Equally Divided Between my five Sons or such of them as shall be then Living.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my said Son James A negro woman Jenny and her Child in full Satisfaction of his part of the Negroes which are to be Divided at his Mother's Death.

ITEM I give to my Loving wife Elizabeth a Negro man Named Ben during her Natural Life and after her Decease to be Equally Divided between my four Sons John, Thomas, Wm & Keene.

ITEM I give to my said Son Keene a Negro girl Named Sue to him and his heirs for Ever.

ITEM I give to my Daughter Ursilla the wife of John Allen the two following negroes Lydia & Nan now in their possession.

ITEM I give to my Daughter Elizabeth the wife of Abraham Field Twenty Shillings to buy her a ring

ITEM I give to my Daughter Martha the wife of James McDaniel twenty Shillings to buy her a ring

ITEM All the rest of my Estate moveable & Immoveable I give to be Equally Divided among my five Sons immediately after my Decease.

ITEM whereas there is an action Depending in the General Court between Edward Herndon & me about a Negro my intention is that if I am Last in the said Suite my wife Shall Pay the money Debt and I desire that my said five Sons Shall Equally pay the Tobacco that shall be due for the costs & charges attending it and that if any of them shall fail to pay their Equal part thereof they shall forfeit their Legacies already Bequeathed them to the others willing to Perform it.

ITEM the remaining part of the Land bought of Rice Hooe not yet Bequeathed I give to my Sons William & Keene to be Equally Divided between them.

ITEM I give to Each of my five Sons twenty Pounds Current money & the remaining part of my Cash I Give to my Wife to pay of my Cash Debt the money to Herndon if he recovers any agst me

ITEM I give to my said wife During her Natural Life one hundred acres of Land Lying on the South Side of Potomack run bought of Joseph Waugh where my Quarter now Stands and after her Decease to my Said Son John and his heirs for Ever

ITEM I Do appoint my Loving wife Eliza. & my Sons John, Thomas & William Exercutrix & Exors of this my Last Will & Testament revoking all former wills by me here to fore made Declaring this only to be my Last will and Testament IN WITNESS whereof I have herewith to Set my hand & seal this 7th day of June 1746 James Withers

At a Court held for Stafford County July the 8th 1746 THE within Last will and Testament of Jas. Withers Dec'd was Presented into Court by Elizabeth Withers, John Withers, Thomas Withers, & Willm Withers Exors Therein named who made Oath thereto according to Law and Being Proved by the Oaths of Andrew Ross, Jas Oneal & Henry Tyler three of the witnesses thereto Subscribed is Admitted to record & on _____ of the said Exors they Preforming what is Usual in such Cases Certificate is granted them for Obtaining a Probate thereof in Due form. Teste Hy. Tyler Ct Clrk

Children from this marriage were:

   105 F    i. Elizabeth Withers was born on 23 Dec 1701 70 and died before 1760 in Culpeper Co, Virginia.

Elizabeth married Abraham Field.70

+ 106 F    ii. Ann Withers was born on 2 Oct 1702 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 71 and died before 1765 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

   107 M   3063

   108 F    iv. Ursula Withers was born on 20 Sep 1709 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 and died in 1793 in Fauquier Co, Virginia at age 84.

Ursula married John Allen.70 John died in 1761 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Justice of the Peace, 27 Apr 1721, Prince William Co, Virginia.

   109 F    v. Martha Withers was born in 1711 in Stafford Co, Virginia.70

Noted events in her life were:

• Martha and Mary were twins: Martha and Mary were twins.

Martha married James McDaniel.

   110 F    vi. Mary Withers was born in 1711 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 and died before 1783 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

Mary married Joseph Hundall.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Justice of the Peace, 27 Apr 1721, Prince William Co, Virginia.

   111 M    vii. John Withers was born on 29 Jan 1713 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 and died on 25 Oct 1794 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 at age 81.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt Birth: 29 Jan 1714.

John married Hannah Allen.

   112 F    viii. Bridget Withers was born on 29 Jan 1714 in Stafford Co, Virginia and died in 1714. The cause of her death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in her life were:

• Twin to Keene: Twin to Keene.

• Alt Birth: 29 Jan 1715.

   113 M    ix. Keene Withers was born on 29 Jan 1714 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 and died in 1714. The cause of his death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in his life were:

• Twin to Bridget: Twin to Bridget.

• Alt Birth: 29 Jan 1715.

   114 M    x. James Withers Junior was born on 11 Feb 1715 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 and died in Jan 1784 in Fauquier Co, Virginia at age 68.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt Birth: 11 Feb 1716.

James married Catherine Barbee.

James next married Jemima Garner.

   115 F    xi. Ann Sophia Withers was born on 20 Jun 1718 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 and died in 1718. The cause of her death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in her life were:

• Twin to Irvin: Twin to Irvin.

   116 M    xii. Irvin Withers was born on 20 Jun 1718 in Stafford Co, Virginia and died in 1718. The cause of his death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in his life were:

• Twin to Ann Sophia: Twin to Ann Sophia.

   117 F    xiii. Bridget Withers was born on 20 Jul 1720 in Stafford Co, Virginia.70

Bridget married William Allen on 15 Feb 1742 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 15 Feb 1743.

   118 M    xiv. Thomas Withers was born on 15 Feb 1722 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 and died about Dec 1794 about age 72.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt Birth: 15 Feb 1723.

Thomas married Elizabeth Unknown about 1747 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

   119 M    xv. Keene Withers was born on 14 Feb 1726 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 and died in 1756 in Stafford Co, Virginia at age 30.

Keene married Elizabeth Cave on 21 Dec 1747 in Stafford Co, Virginia.

   120 M    xvi. William Withers was born on 16 Apr 1726 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 and died on 6 Jan 1804 in Fauquier Co, Virginia at age 77.

William married Elizabeth Hord on 15 Dec 1756 in Fauquier Co, Virginia. Elizabeth was born on 22 Sep 1732 in Essex Co, Virginia and died on 17 Oct 1781 in Fauquier Co, Virginia at age 49.

104. George II (George I102, Sophia Countess Palatine of Simmern97, Elizabeth Stuart94, King James I of England82, Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

George married Caroline of Brandenburg-Anspach.

Children from this marriage were:

   304 F    i. Elizabeth Withers as born on 23 Dec 1701 220 and died before 1760 in Culpeper Co, Virginia.

Elizabeth married Abraham Field.220

+ 305 F    ii. Ann Withers was born on 2 Oct 1702 in Stafford Co, Virginia 220 221 and died before 1765 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

   306 M    iii. iii. Thomas Withers was born on 21 Dec 1707 in Stafford Co, Virginia 70 and died before 1723 in Stafford Co, Virginia.

                Thomas married Elizabeth Ashley Williams.

   307 F    iv. Ursula Withers was born on 20 Sep 1709 in Stafford Co, Virginia 220 and died in 1793 in Fauquier Co, Virginia at age 84.

Ursula married John Allen.220 John died in 1761 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Justice of the Peace, 27 Apr 1721, Prince William Co, Virginia.

   308 F    v. Martha Withers was born in 1711 in Stafford Co, Virginia.220

Noted events in her life were:

• Martha and Mary were twins: Martha and Mary were twins.

Martha married James McDaniel.

   309 F    vi. Mary Withers was born in 1711 in Stafford Co, Virginia 220 and died before 1783 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

Mary married Joseph Hundall.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Justice of the Peace, 27 Apr 1721, Prince William Co, Virginia.

   310 M    vii. John Withers was born on 29 Jan 1713 in Stafford Co, Virginia 220 and died on 25 Oct 1794 in Stafford Co, Virginia 220 at age 81.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt Birth: 29 Jan 1714.

John married Hannah Allen.

   311 F    viii. Bridget Withers was born on 29 Jan 1714 in Stafford Co, Virginia and died in 1714. The cause of her death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in her life were:

• Twin to Keene: Twin to Keene.

• Alt Birth: 29 Jan 1715.

   312 M    ix. Keene Withers was born on 29 Jan 1714 in Stafford Co, Virginia 220 and died in 1714. The cause of his death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in his life were:

• Twin to Bridget: Twin to Bridget.

• Alt Birth: 29 Jan 1715.

   313 M    x. James Withers Junior was born on 11 Feb 1715 in Stafford Co, Virginia 220 and died in Jan 1784 in Fauquier Co, Virginia at age 68.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt Birth: 11 Feb 1716.

James married Catherine Barbee.

James next married Jemima Garner.

   314 F    xi. Ann Sophia Withers was born on 20 Jun 1718 in Stafford Co, Virginia 220 and died in 1718. The cause of her death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in her life were:

• Twin to Irvin: Twin to Irvin.

   315 M    xii. Irvin Withers was born on 20 Jun 1718 in Stafford Co, Virginia and died in 1718. The cause of his death was Died in infancy.

Noted events in his life were:

• Twin to Ann Sophia: Twin to Ann Sophia.

   316 F    xiii. Bridget Withers was born on 20 Jul 1720 in Stafford Co, Virginia.220

Bridget married William Allen on 15 Feb 1742 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 15 Feb 1743.

   317 M    xiv. Thomas Withers was born on 15 Feb 1722 in Stafford Co, Virginia 220 and died about Dec 1794 about age 72.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt Birth: 15 Feb 1723.

Thomas married Elizabeth Unknown about 1747 in Fauquier Co, Virginia.

   318 M    xv. Keene Withers was born on 14 Feb 1726 in Stafford Co, Virginia 220 and died in 1756 in Stafford Co, Virginia at age 30.

Keene married Elizabeth Cave on 21 Dec 1747 in Stafford Co, Virginia.

   319 M    xvi. William Withers was born on 16 Apr 1726 in Stafford Co, Virginia 220 and died on 6 Jan 1804 in Fauquier Co, Virginia at age 77.

                                    William married Elizabeth Hord on 15 Dec 1756 in Fauquier Co, 

The child from this marriage was:

+ 121 M    i. Frederick Lewis Prince of Wales .

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107. Thomas Withers (Elizabeth Keene103, Matthew Keene98, Thomas Keene Junior96, Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born on 2 Nov, 1702 in Stafford Co, Virginia.

121. Frederick Lewis Prince of Wales (George II104, George I102, Sophia Countess Palatine of Simmern97, Elizabeth Stuart94, King James I of England82, Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

Frederick married Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 131 M    i. George III .

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130. Elizabeth Withers Thomas Withers106, Elizabeth Keene103, Matthew Keene98, Thomas Keene Junior96, Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

The child from this marriage was:

 Elizabeth "Betsy" Withers Winn 1769-1855, in 1796 , daughter of notable Minor Winn Jr. 1730-1813, and Elizabeth Withers 1732-1794,


131. George III (Frederick Lewis Prince of Wales121, George II104, George I102, Sophia Countess Palatine of Simmern97, Elizabeth Stuart94, King James I of England82, Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

George married Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 141 M    i. Edward Duke of Kent .

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140. Elizabeth "Betsy" Withers Winn, Elizabeth Withers, Thomas Withers106, Elizabeth Keene103, Matthew Keene98, Thomas Keene Junior96, Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

Elizabeth "Betsy" Withers Winn 1769-1855, in 1796 , daughter of notable Minor Winn Jr. 1730-1813, and Elizabeth Withers 1732-1794, was descended from four Mayflower pilgrims.
                           Betsy, born into southern aristocracy, was raised on the Winn family tobacco plantation named "Eden", east of  Upperville, in Fauquier County, Virginia.
                           Her mother Elizabeth Withers, was grandmother to General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, and a cousin to President Andrew Jackson.
   Minor Winn    1797-1877  married Elizabeth Pendleton Shackelford.  He was a well known, highly respected Lawyer and a first Cousin to General Stonewall Jackson. (Ref.)  (Ref.)
   Alcinda Keene  1800-1829 d. young, married the  Hon.  Richard Walker Barton of Winchester,  He raised two children, Daughter Julia Gramme and son Rev. Richard Thomas Barton.
   Isaac Sinclair    1803-1822 d. young, married Miss Poynton of Alexandria, Virginia in 1822 and drowned shortly after his marriage.  With no children, she remarried shortly after his death.
   Moses Lewis    1805-1826 d. young,  was killed by a runaway horse on his twenty first birthday and never married.    Sadly,  Moses and Betsy had to bury three of their children.
   Alpheus Withers1808-1864 married Harriet West Aldridge of Loudon Co. Va.    Dr. Gibson practiced in Loudon, Va and raised four children, John Moses, William, Henry Clay and Alcinda.
                                      A famous descendant of William, son of Dr. Alpheus and Harriet,  is science fiction writer William Ford Gibson, born in 1948.
                                                  [William or "Bill" (never Billy), was raised by his mother Otey, our neighbor and family friend in Wytheville, VA, whom we vacationed with many times. 
                                                  Growing up without a father, quiet and reserved, he attended school and played  with cousin Tommy Gibson, who introduced him to electronics and science.
                                                  Living in southwestern, VA in the 1950's was an experience.  William's writings of his youth in Wytheville are very accurate.   Ask me about it sometime?]
    Betsy Withers Winn, descended from the aristocratic families of William Withers, William Claiborne, Thomas KeeneRobert Gosnold and their noble ancestors.
    Lord Robert Gosnold was the principle financial  backers of the failed Roanoke Colony in North Carolina, where he sent his cousin, Sir Walter Raleigh in 1586.
    He also financed the founding of the Jamestown Colony and sent his grandson, Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold to lead the first party of explorers and establish the colony.  
    Along with many others, Bartholomew died shortly after arriving in Virginia and the leadership of the colony passed to the arrogant and boastful Captain James Smith.
    Captain Smith rarely mentioned Bartholomew in his 1650 imaginative writings on the founding of Jamestown and claimed credit for the colonial establishment himself.
    Specifically, his incredibly embellished stories of Pocahontas and saving the colony of Jamestown from savages have been passed on as fact for more than 350 years.
    Bartholomew Gosnold is considered by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) to be "The prime mover of the colonization of Virginia".
    He led the first European expedition to
Cape Cod, on May 15, 1602, and established
Martha's Vineyard, one of the earliest English settlements on the continent.
    
Bartholomew Gosnold's grave was recently discovered at the Jamestown Colony Please don't skip this incredible story.


141. Edward Duke of Kent (George III131, Frederick Lewis Prince of Wales121, George II104, George I102, Sophia Countess Palatine of Simmern97, Elizabeth Stuart94, King James I of England82, Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

Edward married Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 168 F    i. HRH Queen Victoria of England was born on 24 May 1819 in Kensington Palace, London, England, died on 22 Jan 1901 in Osborne House, On The Isle Of Wight at age 81, and was buried in 1901 in Windsor, Frogmore Mausoleum, England.

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167. Minor Winn Gibson, Elizabeth "Betsy" Withers Winn, Elizabeth Withers, Thomas Withers106, Elizabeth Keene103, Matthew Keene98, Thomas Keene Junior96, Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

Minor Winn Gibson Esq. 7 Apr 1797 - 14 Jun1877. Born on the family tobacco plantation, he became a highly respected lawyer with the Hon. John Shackelford Esq.
 m. Elizabeth Pendleton Shackelford, 1800-1874,  the daughter of  the Hon. John Shackelford Esq, and the niece of the Hon. Edmund Pendleton Esq, First Supreme Court Justice of Virginia.
           Elizabeth descended from the well known southern colonial aristocratic families of  Roger Shackleford, Edward Palmer, Richard Tutt, William Underwood, Henry Johnson, James Harrison,
           Philip  Pendleton, William HurtRobert Taliaferro,
John Gregory, John TaylorThomas Rolfe, Richard Henry Lee Sr., and  Samuel Clayton.  (Ref.)

     Elizabeth's mother, Lucy Pendleton Tutt,  is recorded as descended from many first arrivals of the early Virginia colonies of Williamsburg and Jamestown. (Ref.)
     She is also recorded as a direct descendant of  five Mayflower pilgrims, Sir William Gerrard, Lord Chancellor Of  Ireland and other significant European nobility.  
     With community hostility toward his son James serving in the Union Army, Minor Gibson moved to the relative safety of nearby Washington D.C. during the Civil War.
    Minor Winn Gibson, Esq witnessed the destruction of his family's tobacco plantation after the Battle of Upperville, on June 21, 1863.
     Lucy Withers   b. 9 May 1821  Lucy never married and died 13 Feb. 1874.   In 1860 at age 39 she lived with her parents in Washington D.C.,  employed as a school teacher .
     Mary Ellen       b. 5 Aug. 1823  Mary Ellen died Oct 2, 1853, m. Dr. James Madison Porter on Aug 1, 1848 and raised two children, Glisson Thomas and Lucy Elizabeth.  Dr. Porter remarried.
     Martha Irene    b. 9 Mar.1826  Martha never married and died young on 28 Feb. 1848.
     Rev. Isaac     b. 30 Jan.1828  Rev. Isaac Gibson married Anna Sophia Wingerd and raised four children during the American Civil War.  He lived on the family plantation for his first 26 years.
     Alcinda Ester   b. 20 Feb1830  M. Col.  Dr. Gabriel Ellis Porter of Frostburg, MD in Oct. 1853. Lived in Lonaconing, MD.  Raised nine children with six deceased in 1889 when Dr. Porter died.
     John St.Pierre  b.11 May1832  Dr. John Gibson, MD married Mary Smith Wallace of Augusta, Georgia, whom he met in college.  They raised two children,  Edward Lacy and Bessie M. Gibson.
     
 Minor Pendleton  4 Apr  1835  Died in infancy
     Moses Winn    b. 7 May 1837  Lieutenant Gibson moved to Lonaconing, MD,  worked as a store clerk, then enlisted in the Union Army and fought against his cousins in the Battle of Upperville.
          A descendant of Dr. John and Mary Gibson through son Lacy, is famous silent film actor Edmund Richard "Hoot" Gibson, 1892-1962, the only Gibson with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

          A descendant of Henry Pendleton is Major General Joseph Henry Pendleton, USMC,  pioneered Marine Corps activities in the San Diego area and served as mayor of Coronado from 1928-1930.
          The United States Marine Corp Base, Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, just north of San Diego, was named in honor of General Pendleton by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on September 25, 1942.


168. HRH Queen Victoria of England (Edward Duke of Kent141, George III131, Frederick Lewis Prince of Wales121, George II104, George I102, Sophia Countess Palatine of Simmern97, Elizabeth Stuart94, King James I of England82, Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born on 24 May 1819 in Kensington Palace, London, England, died on 22 Jan 1901 in Osborne House, On The Isle Of Wight at age 81, and was buried in 1901 in Windsor, Frogmore Mausoleum, England.

Burial Notes: Above the mausoleum door are inscribed these words: "Farewell best beloved, here at last I shall rest with thee, with thee in Christ I shall rise again."

General Notes: Became Queen of England in 1837, at the age of eighteen.



Victoria married Albert of Saxe-Cobur and Gotha Prince Consort in 1840 in Westminster Abbey, London, England.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 222 M    i. Edward VII died in 1910 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England.

   223 F    ii. HRH The PrincessAlice was born in 1843 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England and died in 1878 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England at age 35.

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Rev. Isaac Gibson

221. Rev. Isaac Gibson, Minor Winn Gibson, Elizabeth "Betsy" Withers Winn, Elizabeth Withers, Thomas Withers106, Elizabeth Keene103, Matthew Keene98, Thomas Keene Junior96, Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser,Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

Rev. Isaac Gibson
 b.1828-1906 Born on the family plantation "Bowling Green" in Flint Hill, Rappahannock County, Va, highly respected Clergyman. (Ref.)
  m. Anna Sophie Wingerd,1831-1895 on Feb 28, 1853. Isaac and Anna raised four children during the U.S. Civil War.          

Isaac and Anna moved around avoiding the War and Reconstruction, before settling down in Norristown, Pennsylvania. 
  Rev. Isaac Gibson was an author and well known Clergyman,  and served as Rector of the Old Fork Church in Hanover Co, VA; 1866:
  Assistant Rector of Zion Church in Charlestown, WV; 1866-1868: Rector of St. Martin's Parish, VA; 1868-70:  
  Danville, KY;1870-71:  Calvary Church, Louisville, KY; 1871-72:  briefly at Trinity Church in Covington, KY;
  and finally appointed Priest and
Rector at St. John's Episcopal Church, Norristown, Pennsylvania from 1872 until his death in 1906.
  He is listed in the Norristown City Directory 1888-1893, residing at 27 E. Airy and later 17 E. Elm St in Norristown, PA.
  The Southern Churchman said in his obituary he authored several works on the Higher Criticism,  
  the latest,"Reasons for the Higher Criticism" written in 1900, being well-known.   He also wrote:
  "Leading Higher Critics on the Origin of the Levitical Law"in 1894; 
  "The Pentateuch and Joshua" in 1895; and the "Reasons for the Higher Criticisms of the Hexateuch" written in 1897.

   I have copies of some of these books,  they all can be found in the library of St. John's Episcopal Church in Norristown, Pennsylvania.]
      John Shackelford b. 23 Dec1853  d. 4 Dec 1912  m. Ilicia Wheeler Davis daughter of Dr. James Marvin Davis.  John was a genealogist and an Episcopal Clergyman like his father.
       
Ethel Wingerd      b.  4 Feb 1856   d. 24 Dec 1934   Ethel owned a dry goods store in Norristown.  She never married and shared a home with her younger sister Delia until her death.
      Muscoe Minor  b. 1859 - 1932  m. Amy Bower Whitton, the daughter of  Mary Cooke Cushman and Joseph Morris Bower Whitton.  Both Mary and Joseph had amazing pedigrees of nobility.
      Delia Pendleton   b.  23 Nov 1862  d. 1936    Delia,  a music teacher, lived with her sister Ethel and never married. She was unable to cope with the death of her sister and died shortly thereafter.
      Frank Mason      b.  10 Jan. 1865 d. 1865    Their youngest son died in infancy
                                         With their young children, they witnessed the destruction and burning of the family plantations in Upperville, on June 21, 1863.
                                         John Shackleford's memories, as a nine year old writing of the destruction and burning of his home, are especially poignant.
                                                       [Although the Gibson family records indicated plantation destruction by the Union Army, they were probably  destroyed by the fleeing Confederate Army,
                                                       or even by family members and neighbors, to prevent the capture of  assets and valuable property by the approaching Yankee forces.]
                                         
Almost 100 Gibson men served in the Civil War, some fighting against brothers and cousins.  Many were killed and never returned home to their families.  
                                                       A significant number of Gibson children were raised without a father after the war ended. and the age of  the "Planter Aristocracy of the South" was abolished forever.
                                         The old Gibson family Hillsborough Plantation property, now a successful winery, still uses the Hillsborough name.   

222. Edward VII (HRH Queen Victoria of England168, Edward Duke of Kent141, George III131, Frederick Lewis Prince of Wales121, George II104, George I102, Sophia Countess Palatine of Simmern97, Elizabeth Stuart94, King James I of England82, Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) died in 1910 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England. Another name for Edward was Bertie.

Edward married Alexandra Of Denmark, daughter of HRH King Christian IX of Denmark and Louise Wilhelmina Fredrericka Caroline Augusta Julia, on 19 Mar 1863 in England. Alexandra was born on 1 Dec 1844 in Copenhage, Denmark and died on 20 Nov 1925 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England at age 80.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 263 M    i. HRH King George V of England was born in 1865 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England and died in 1935 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England at age 70. 


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Muscoe Minor Gibson Esq., Rev. Isaac Gibson, Minor Winn Gibson, Elizabeth "Betsy" Withers Winn, Elizabeth Withers, Thomas Withers106, Elizabeth Keene103, Matthew Keene98, Thomas Keene Junior96, Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

Muscoe Minor Gibson Esq.1859-1932  Second son of Isaac, a respected Prominent Lawyer in Norristown, Pa. he was directly descended from five Mayflower pilgrims.
  m.Amy Bower Whitton 1870-1917,  Jan 1896,  raised in High Society Philadelphia, was the daughter of Mary Cooke Cushman and Joseph Morris Bower Whitton.
                                                  Through her mother, she was a direct descendant of King Edward III, and cousin to presidents Jackson, Coolidge and both Roosevelts.
                                                  Her mother, Mary Cooke Cushman,1839-1876, was a direct descendant of nine Mayflower Pilgrims, and her father descended from four.
                                                  She was also a direct descendant of the Putnam and Hutchinson families of Salem, MAGeneral Israel Putnam also descended from this family.
     [The Cushman and Whitton families kept meticulous family records for almost 250 years.  I have three large family Bibles from 1860,  photographs,  correspondence and official documents.
      Significant memorabilia include personal letters from Queen Victoria and Mrs. Franklin Pierce,  Military Medals,  Free Mason documents, and pictures dating from the Civil War.]
    Anna Bertha b.1897 d.1907 (age 11)  Descendants of John Hutchinson were founders of the state of Rhode Island, escaping religious persecution in the Massachusetts Bay Colonies.
    Joseph Whitton b. 26 Sept, 1899     Charles, The Prince of Wales, and President Andrew Jackson are direct descendants of John and Sarah, and his notable father, Colonel John Hutchinson.      
                                                  A dark side of our family history, the Hutchinson and Putnam families were the accusers in the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials
                                                  that resulted in the ex
ecution or imprisonment of almost 200 member of the community. Well worth further investigation,
                                                  
it is one of the most significant, emotional and tragic events in American history. Coincidently, our family home has seven gables.

263. HRH King George V of England (Edward VII222, HRH Queen Victoria of England168, Edward Duke of Kent141, George III131, Frederick Lewis Prince of Wales121, George II104, George I102, Sophia Countess Palatine of Simmern97, Elizabeth Stuart94, King James I of England82, Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born in 1865 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England and died in 1935 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England at age 70.


George married Mary of Teck, daughter of Francis Duke of Teck. Mary was born in 1867 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England and died in 1953 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England at age 86.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 326 M    i. King George VI of England was born in 1895 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England and died on 6 Feb 1952 in Sandringham, England at age 57.

   327 M    ii. HRH KingEdward VIII Duke of Windsor was born in 1894 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England and died in 1972 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England at age 78.

   328 F    iii. HRH The Princess RoyalMary was born in 1897 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England and died in 1965 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England at age 68.

   329 M    iv. HRH PrinceHenry Duke of Cloucester was born in 1900 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England and died in 1974 at age 74.

   330 M    v. HRH PrinceGeorge Duke of Kent was born in 1902 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England and died in 1942 at age 40.

   331 M    vi. PrinceJohn was born in 1905 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England and died in 1919 at age 14.

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Joseph Whitton Gibson, Muscoe Minor Gibson Esq., Rev. Isaac Gibson, Minor Winn Gibson, Elizabeth "Betsy" Withers Winn, Elizabeth Withers, Thomas Withers106, Elizabeth Keene103, Matthew Keene98, Thomas Keene Junior96, Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

Joseph Whitton Gibson
 9/26/99-8/26/77  Only son of Muscoe M., an AT&T design engineer and statistician, he worked on the #5 Crossbar switching system and  #1 ESS.
    m. Nellie Dear            9/14/00-6/14/80  Nellie was the daughter of Thomas Dear, 21 Oct 1863 - 10 May 1955 and Eliza Ann Wood, 22 Apr 1866 - 10 Apr 1940, both of English descent.
                                                                   Whitton was a member of the team that developed the Direct Distance Dialing Area Codes, and also a published song writer and poet.
    Joseph Whitton Jr.   b.2/24/22-2004    m. Norma Jean Stewart  (living)
    Muscoe Minor II     b.10/25/23-2005  m. Jane Olga Herchenrider (living)
    Thomas Cushman b.7/8/25-1996      m. Sarah Jane Knowlton (living)   Sally is a direct descendant of Geoffrey Chaucer and the family of Colonel Thomas Knowlton.
    Nancy Winn (Living)b.2/4/32               m. Robert Bancroft Whitehouse died 3/25/81     Robert was a cousin to Sarah Jane Knowlton.
                                                               
                    [There are many instances of consanguinity throughout the Gibson and Knowlton family trees.]  

326. King George VI of England (HRH King George V of England263, Edward VII222, HRH Queen Victoria of England168, Edward Duke of Kent141, George III131, Frederick Lewis Prince of Wales121, George II104, George I102, Sophia Countess Palatine of Simmern97, Elizabeth Stuart94, King James I of England82, Mary Queen of Scots76, James V King of Scotland61, Margaret Tudor Princess of England53, Henry VII King of England, Lord of Ireland51, Lady Margaret Beaufort49, John 1st Duke of Somerset47, John 1st Earl of Somerset42, John Duke of Lancaster32, Edward III King of England26, Edward II, King of England17, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1) was born in 1895 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England and died on 6 Feb 1952 in Sandringham, England at age 57.

General Notes: First British Monarch to visit the United States (1939).



George married Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon The Queen Mother, daughter of Lord Glamis Bowes-Lyon 14th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorn and Lady Glamis, on 26 Apr 1923 in Westminster Abbey, London, England. Elizabeth was born on 4 Aug 1900 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England.

The child from this marriage was:

   363 F    i. HRH Queen Elizabeth II of England . Another name for Elizabeth is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.

Prince Philip

Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten


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Thomas Cushman Gibson, Joseph Whitton Gibson, Muscoe Minor Gibson Esq., Rev. Isaac Gibson, Minor Winn Gibson, Elizabeth "Betsy" Withers Winn, Elizabeth Withers, Thomas Withers106, Elizabeth Keene103, Matthew Keene98, Thomas Keene Junior96, Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).

Thomas Cushman Gibson 7/8/25-1996 Third son of J.Whitton, raised in Norristown, a Machine Tool Engineer, he designed aircraft carrier elevator lifting gears and tools.
   m. Sarah Jane Knowlton b.1926-      Daughter of Letha Pearl Metzger and Frank Watson Knowlton. Raised in Norristown, PA by stepfather Theodore Andreas Wiedemann.

Thomas C. Gibson             Tom, (member SAR) and Sally, (member DAR) are cousins at least nine times. They both descended from Thomas Clark, an ancestor of George Wythe
           John Baker, an ancestor of John Trumbull, William Hurt, John Harrington, Samuel Treat, Matthew Whipple, Stephen Hopkins and Francis Cooke.
           My father was a machine tool salesman and worked for his father in law at Wiedemann Machine Tools in King of Prussia, PA,  among other companies.
           My parents obviously had a penchant for large historic old homes.  Listed below are a few of the 17 homes we occupied from 1948 until 1968.  We lived:
           on the original Craftsman Farms estate, on Route 10 in Morris Plains, NJ;  then with my grandparents on South Valley Road in West Orange, NJ;
           at "Tree Tops",  a large colonial estate next to the Zimbalist Estate on Town Hill Rd, in New Hartford, CT, where we played with "Skipper" Zimbalist;
           in a beautiful four story brick antebellum home on Church St, in Wytheville, VA;  next to the old Norris Estate on Landing Road in Elkridge, MD;
           then to the 1850 stained glass windowed, red roofed Victorian "Hill House",  on Hill House Road next to Kernan Hospital in historic Dickeyville, MD;
           and finally, on Bristol Road in one of the oldest homes in Hartsville, PA, the Robert Darrah Farm, part of the Darrah Estate built sometime before 1721.
           George Washington visited the Darrah family many times in August of 1777,  while holding court martial at Neshaminy Church, across the street.





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Thomas K. GibsonThomas Knowlton Gibson, Thomas Cushman Gibson, Joseph Whitton Gibson, Muscoe Minor Gibson Esq., Rev. Isaac Gibson, Minor Winn Gibson, Elizabeth "Betsy" Withers Winn, Elizabeth Withers, Thomas Withers106, Elizabeth Keene103, Matthew Keene98, Thomas Keene Junior96, Elizabeth Gosnold83, Ursula Naunton77, Elizabeth Wingfield73, Elizabeth de Vere60, Sir George de Vere52, Sir John de Vere 12th Earl of Oxford50, Alice Cergeaux48, Philippa FitzAlan46, Edmund De Arundel FitzAlan33, Isabel le Despenser31, Eleanor de Clare Countess of Gloucester24, Joan "of Acre" Countess Of Gloucester8, Edward I "Longshanks" King of England1).
Thomas Knowlton Gibson b. 1948  Eldest son of  Thomas Cushman, Husband and Father, Museum Curator,
                                                                  Radio EngineerCollege Administrator and Professor,
                                                                  Summer Camp Director, and Boy Scout Leader.
  m. Cathy Ann Smith   b. 1960 -          Divorced November, 1999.
   Christopher Thomas Gibson b. 1990-  High School Student,  Webelos Scout Award with Arrow of Light Award
   Jonathan Knowlton Gibson   b. 1993-  High School Student,  Webelos Scout Award with Arrow of Light Award
 
  m. Kelly Beth Shealer b. 1959 -                Wife and Mother, Registered Graduate Pediatric Nurse, Wellspan Inc.

  Almost every living Gibson in the world is descended from Lord Thomas Gibson of Goldingstones, obviously excepting those who were adopted or changed their surname.
  Many Gibsons in the United States, especially the New England area, are descended from immigrant John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  Others descend from one of the seven George Gibsons, with many immigrating to the south and then westward, especially to Kentucky, Indiana and Texas.
  Henry C. Gibson of Maybrook, was one of the richest men in Philadelphia (wine and spirits, banking, insurance, railroading), and a patron of the arts.
  Luthier, Orville H. Gibson founder of the Gibson Guitar Company, and namesake of the world famous Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, and
  George Gibson, founder of  The Gibson Art and Gibson Greeting Companies descend from George Gibson, son of John III of Philadelphia.
  Famous TV Gibsons are ABC Evening New anchor Charles "Charlie" Gibson, Fox News reporter John Gibson and CBS Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson.
  Well known Gibson recording artists are Eric and Liegh Gibson, gospel singer Jonathan Gibson and minimalist musician, Jon Gibson.
  We have two  NASA Astronauts, U.S. Navy Captain, Commander Robert Lee "Hoot" Gibson, and Skylab 4 Astronaut and engineer, Edward George Gibson.
  Thomas Gibson Walton, father of American businessman and entrepreneur Sam Walton, descended from Moses Gibson and Elsie Janney, through their son Thomas.

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