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Richard III

Richard III’s final resting place is decided.

I have long been fascinated by the news of events regarding the finding, genetic studying and reburying of King Richard III’s remains. I have written a couple of posts regarding the search for, discovery and excavation of his burial site under the parking lot of the Greyfriars Abbey in Leicester. The posts were: Bones Unearthed …

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Richard III featured

Questions raised about the legitimacy of the Plantagenet kings by DNA of Richard III.

  We now know that an adulterous affair had broken the male line in Richard III‘s family tree.   In attempts to answer the resulting questions, further genetic testing was done on the skeleton of Richard III, which had been found in 2012 under a parking lot in Leicester. More recent genetic testing was done, …

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King Richard III’s genome to be sequenced by scientists.

Previous posts I’ve written described our fascination with King Richard III and the search for his grave, which ended successfully when his skeleton was unearthed in a Leicester parking lot in England. Now scientists have announced they will be sequencing Richard III’s DNA, which is of great interest to us and numerous other descendants of …

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Bones unearthed could be those of Richard III, King of England.

Richard III, 1st cousin 24 times removed to my children, was King of England from 1483 to 1485, yet is most widely known in our time as the scandalous title character of the play ‘Richard III’ by William Shakespeare. His reign ended upon his death in the Battle of Bosworth Field. Richard’s checkered past before …

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Richard III

Richard 3rd’s facial reconstruction illustrates show family traits can span generations.

A while ago, I watched with great interest the progress of the effort to positively identify the remains found in a Leicester parking lot as those of Richard III, as described in a past post. News was later released that a Richard 3rd’s facial reconstruction was done from his skull and a photo was published on News Leicester …

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DNA results: Leicester parking lot remains are those of Richard 3rd.

The remains found under a parking lot in Leicester are indeed those of Richard III. The identity was confirmed by tests conducted comparing DNA from the remains and those of Richard III’s nearest living relative, Michael Ibsen, a Canadian who descends directly from Richard III’s sister Anne. Richard III is 1st cousin, 24 times removed …

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George, Duke of Clarence

Legend lives on: George, the Duke of Clarence, drowned in wine.

George, Duke of Clarence was born on October 21, 1449 at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland to Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York (21 Sep 1411-30 Dec 1460) and Cecily Neville (3 May 1415-31 May 1495). George has lived in infamy because of his horrible end: George, the Duke of Clarence, drowned in wine.   This was a time …

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Children learn about their ethnicity, history and culture

Genealogy: Children learn about their ethnicity, history and culture.

  Genealogy is an ideal way for children to learn about their ethnicity, history and culture.   By researching their own ancestry, they will learn about the times, locations, circumstances and eras in which their ancestors lived.   A nomad yearns for roots.   I was a military ‘brat’. There’s no malice or insult intended in …

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The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.

The starvation of the Lady of Hay.

  The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.   William de Briouse III (25th great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart) was the son of William de Briouse II, Lord of Abergavenny (as well as Briouse, Bramber, Brecon and Over-Gwent) and his wife Berthe of Hereford. He is believed to have …

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Jack the Ripper identified through DNA testing.

DNA solves mystery of the identity of Jack the Ripper.

It is gratifying that in today’s day and age, science and technology are such that DNA solves mysteries and breaks down walls in more than just genealogy. It holds the promise of possibly identifying the culprits in unsolved crimes throughout history – as long as DNA can be found on artifacts left on the scene. …

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Edward "Longshanks" I, King of England

Edward “Longshanks” I, King of England

  Edward “Longshanks” I, King of England was born 17/18 June 1239, eldest son of Henry III, King of England (1207-1272) and Eléonore de Provence (1223- ), in Westminster Palace, London.   Edward was created Earl of Chester and granted the Dukedom of Gascony on 14 February 1254, after arriving in France. Edward’s father arranged …

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Coat of Arms of the Bec or Beke lineage.

Transcription: The Bec or Beke lineage.

The following is my transcription of the Bec or Beke lineage including the Barons Beke of Eresby, as recorded in “A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire.”   […] BEC OR BEKE — BARONS BEKE OF ERESCY. By Writ of Summons, dated 23 Jun, 1295. LINEAGE Walter Bec, Lord of Eresby, co. Lincoln, m. Agnes, dau. And heiress of Hugh, the son of Pinco, and had issue, I.    Hugh, who d.s.p. In his return from the Holy …

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London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

Transcription: London Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

The following is my transcription of two pages of the London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials register of 1538-1812. These two pages cover 1607-1609 specifically. ___________________ For assistance with translating the dates, see my post Learning to transcribe from ye olde English and Latin. ___________________ The image links directly to the original document. You can …

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King John Lackland King of France

John “Lackland” King of England.

  John “Lackland”  King of England (the bad king) was born December 24, 1167 or 1177, to Henri II, King of England (1133-1189) and Eleonore  d’Aquitaine, Duchess d’Aquitaine (1122-1204). He was also the younger brother and successor to King Richard (the good king).   John was made King of Ireland in 1177, Comte de Mortain …

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Transcription: 70 signers of the Founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton.

Transcription: 70 signers of the Founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton.

  Following is the transcription of the short biographies of the 70 signers of the founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton, as originally translated by Lena Samson in 2006.   The 70 signers of the Founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton CO 217, vol 104, pp 409-410. RAC of 1905, app A, 3rd part, app J, p …

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Trim Castle, stronghold of Hugh de Lacy, 1st Lord Meath

Transcription: Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath.

The following is my transcription of the Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath, died 1186. Featured image: Trim Castle, stronghold of Hugh de Lacy, 1st Lord Meath. Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath (d. 1186) was 25th great grandfather to my children.   Page 375 Lacy, Hugh …

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Merion Meeting House - erected by John Bevan.

John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

  John Bevan was the 12th great grandfather to my children. He was born 1646 in Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, and was one of five children of Evan ap John (1600-1665) and his wife Jane ferch Richard (born 1645).   According to “Merion in the Welsh Tract”, the Bevan “family of Treverigg was one of …

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First Muster, Spring 1637, Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey; Thorne-Thorn.

The following is my genealogy transcription of the Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey; volume II, pages 548-552; Thorne – Thorn. William Thorne was the 10th great grandfather to our children.   (Featured image above: First Muster, Spring 1637, Massachusetts Bay Colony via Wikipedia.org.)   548 STATE OF NEW JERSEY.   THORNE-THORN   Salem, Massachusetts Bay …

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Margaret Beaufort.

Genealogy and bio: Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby.

  Lady Margaret Beaufort was born 31 May 1443 to John Beaufort, the first Duke of Somerset (1404-1444) and Margaret de Beauchamp (    – 1482) in Bletsoe Castle, Bedfordshire, England. (The original data and more on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.)   She was the granddaughter of John Beaufort, the first …

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Jordan's Point plaque.

The Jordans coming to America.

The following is the outline of events surrounding the Jordans coming to America.   In June, 1609, Samuel Jordan (1575-1623) set sail for America on the ship “Sea Venture.” He was the 12th great grandfather to my children, and he founded a plantation called Jordan’s Journey, in Prince George County, Virginia. He was burgess for …

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London Marriages

Marriages, London: W & C – with that of Jabez Withers and Ann Curtis.

  This is my transcription of two pages of a marriage index for London, England, for names beginning with ‘W’ and ‘C’; including the marriage of Jabez Withers and Ann Curtis.   W   SURNAME of Person Married NAME of the same SUP. REGISTRAR’S DISTRICT Vol. Page Withers Jabez Whitchurch VII 339 Withers Jane Newark …

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About us…

This is one of my four blogs: Feathering the Empty Nest Empty Nest Ancestry Top Web Blog Tips Job Bully   I’m a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great ‘kids’ who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada – in the great city of Chilliwack, to be …

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