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

William Marshal

Gilbert De Clare

Roger Ridout



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