Here’s some information on a few of the better-known of my direct ancestors (or almost direct). Clicking on the pictures takes you to an external site with biographic details. Clicking on the name takes you to the person’s web card within this genealogy.
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England, and mother of Kings Richard I and John, is my 23x grandmother.
Henry II, King of England 1154-1189, and Eleanor’s second husband, is my 23x grandfather
John, King of England 1199-1216, is my 22x grandfather
Edward I, King of England 1272-1307, is my 20x grandfather
William (the) Marshal, Knight and Regent of England, is my 21x grandfather
Gilbert “The Red” De Clare, Earl of Hertford, is my 21x great uncle
Roger Ridout, miller and smuggler, is my 6x great grandfather
Thomas Kingsmill and the Hawkhurst Gang. We are uncertain of the link between our Kingsmills and Thomas Kingsmill of the notorious Hawkhurst gang, but have included them here as we hope to eventually prove the connection
Gilbert De Clare
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