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Old 04-30-2015, 04:19 PM
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Well since everybody is mentioning there connection to royalty. Well I'm prince William an Harry. 5th cousin twice removed

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Old 04-30-2015, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair View Post
At the time of the Domesday Book (1086) the isles probably had a population of less than 2 million. (Much less than in Roman times). Almost thousand years furtherer we can say almost all natives on the British isles can trace their descent to William the Conqueror, with all possible zig-zag through the genealogical web.
While this may be in fact a true statement, I think its got to be a wonderful feeling, after who knows how many hours of research and digging, to finally have it all fit together and know the lines and the precise ancestors.

I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.

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Old 04-30-2015, 05:23 PM
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It would be great to be able to go back that far. I can only go back about 100 years in any lines due to non-registration of children, people jumping ship and changing their names although not officially, babies being found by the side of the road with two dead people presumed to be the parents but no documents to confirm that. Past my great-grandparents I have no idea of any lines other than they all came from the UK. ALL records in the UK stop at that point for one reason or another e.g. my maternal grandmother was never registered and was an only child. Her mother's name on documents changes from year to year - for instance the name on the ship that brought them to Australia isn't the same name as the one her husband put on his enlistment papers in 1914 (and his age is way out on those documents as he said he was 34 when he was in fact 49 - so his documents with the AIF are completely wrong). The name that was used for my grandmother also changed.

I am so envious of those who can trace their ancestors back past the 1890s as there is no way I can.

My paternal grandmother was found lying beside a buggy with two dead adults. The assumption is that they were her parents but they had no identification. For all we know they may have kidnapped my grandmother. That was in 1890 and she was sent to an orphanage and given a name there which we know wasn't her correct name.

And so on and so on and so on.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:26 PM
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That was a sad story, but I guess that wasn't so unusual when it comes to emigrants. As I can trace many of my ancestral lines back to the 17th century, I'm in a totally different situation.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:53 PM
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Henry III King of England
BIRTH 10/01/1207
DEATH 11/16/1272
Is my 22nd great-grandfather as well. :)
There are actually many names in your tree that are in mine as well. I guess we are related. :)
My line starts in BC and I also have many royal ancestors, from many different countries. I am a 22nd cousin of the current queen. Have you figured anything out yet. I just assumed I am not entitled to a claim, but if I were that would be amazing. My daughter already is my lil princess. :) I am a woman so I figured probably no chance of being able to claim a title. :( However the journey is so much fun. It is so amazing to truly know your roots and to be able to pass it on from each generation to the next.
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:40 PM
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well aubri, I wouldn't say I have a lot of royals in my tree, but when it comes to aristrocrats there is one or two. my family is more of the Scottish connection to the royal family through lady Di mother, who was a decendant of King James the 4th by one of his mistresses like myself, an in my case there is a Robert the Bruce connection too
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by unionmanpf View Post
as well as William's wife Kate, is related to them, don't be fooled you think the queen would of given her blessing as tradition calls for, if she didn't have some type of royal connection, what I understand she is William's 16th cousin
That has been proven, but as a 16th cousin to the future British king, it does not give put her in the "royal connection" category; only her marriage to Prince Wiiliam gives her that status. FYI: A proven 15th cousin to William and Harry: Ellen Degeneres.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:46 PM
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I too am related to the current Queen. She is my 12th cousin 1 time removed. I think it would be great to have a title but like you said we are to far removed. It's just cool to know that we have that connection to someone like her, Mary Queen of Scott, even King Henry VIII.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:18 AM
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Since last year I have found a few more lines going back to Edward III. I descend from 4 of his Sons. One is on my Maternal Grandfather side.

One line of descent is form Henry VII through his daughter Mary.
Long Live the Queen!! The Real Queen of Hearts!
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:52 PM
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wish on a star.

I wish i was related to a royal house.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:54 PM
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Ridgely, O'Dell, and Howard..


Matthew Howard (1609-1659) is my 10th Great Grandfather, too. I understand there is some dispute as to who his father was. And, that person seems to be our link to the medieval Kings and Queens. Have you done any more research on your line to confirm this lineage?


Sean Mather

Originally Posted by DirectDescendent View Post
I did my research and it appears this is my direct blood line. I haven't gone any futher back yet.. Am I correct or are my resources wrong?

My 25th Great Grandfather: Geoffrey V Plantagenet who had a son,

my 24th Great Grandfather- Henry II King of England Plantagenet who had a son,
My 23rd Great Grandfather, John Lackland Plantagenet King of England, who had a son,

My 22nd Great Grandfather, Henry III Plantagenet King of England, who had a son,

My 21st Great Grandfather, Edmund Crouchback 1st Earl Lancaster Plantagenet, who had a son
My 20th Great Grandfather, Henry 3rd Earl of Lancaster PLANTAGENET, who had a daughter,

My 19th Great Grandmother, Lady Joan of Lancaster ,Baroness DeMowbray Princess of England Plantagenet, who had a son,

My 18th Great Grandfather, Lord John Thomas DeMowbray Lord Norfolk, who had a son,
My 17th Great Grandfather, Thomas DeMobray,Duke of Norfolk,1st Earl of Nottingham, who had a daugther,

My 16th Great Grandmother, Margaret de Mowbray, who had a son,

My 15th Great Grandfather, John Howard Duke of Norfolk, who had a son,
My 14th Great Grandfather, Thomas I Howard Earl of Surrey, who had a son,

My 13th Great Grandfather, Thomas Lord Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, who had a son,

My 12th Great Grandfather, Sir Robert Howard of Syon House, who had a son,

My 11th Great Grandfather, Sir John Howard, who had a son,

My 10th Great Grandfather, Matthew Howard, who had a daughter,

My 9th Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Howard (Ridgely), who had a daughter,

My 8th Great Grandmother, Sarah Ridgely (O'Dell), who had a son,

My 7th Great Grandfather, Thomas O'Dell, who had a son,

My 6th Great Grandfather, James O'Dell, who had a son,

My 5th Great Grandfather, Thomas O'Dell, who had a son,

My 4th Great Grandfather, James O'Dell, who had a son,

My 3rd Great Grandfather, William O'Dell, who had a son,

My Great Great Grandfather, William Henry O'Dell, who had a son,

My Great Grandfather, William Baxter O'Dell, who had a son,
My Grandfather, David Chester O'Dell, who had a daughter,

My Mother, Marlene Sue O'Dell, who had ME!

Any feedback would be great!!

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Old 07-12-2017, 05:16 AM
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The Campbell Connection

I'm currently researching my family tree. Have found out that I'm a direct descendant of King James 1V - he's my 11th great grandfather!
The connection is via the Campbell line. Archibald Campbell is my 13th great grandfather, and I share this ancestry with Princess Diana, as she is also a direct descendant of them. Fascinating!
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:12 AM
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I’m a descendant from John Howard and The Lords of Carlisle

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