The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 06-06-2013, 11:30 AM
Geoffrey VBC's Avatar
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Oakville, Canada
Posts: 3
Greetings from Brunswick-Luneburg-Canada !

My ancestor Theodor (1750-1824), was the illegitimate love child of Carl I Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbuttel (1713-1780) - an ancestor of, and cousin to, pretty much all the monarchs in Europe for 800 years.
Theodor was adopted by Capt. von Pincier of the Brunswick Army. While Theodor was not formally recognized by his father, he received every privilege associated with nobility in his youth. Lt. Theodor von Pincier left Brunswick in 1776 as part of the British auxilliary forces to fight against the Americans in the war of independence. Theodor was held as a prisoner of war until 1783, whereupon returning to Brunswick he received a discharge from his half brother reigning Duke Carl Wilhelm Ferdinand (after Carl I death in 1780).
Theodor returned to Canada as a british subject and struggled as a new world settler, spending many years as a provincial surveyor, dying impoverished in a Military hospital in Sorel Quebec at the age of 74. A very tragic end to a very long and interesting life.
The Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel line, a branch of Brunswick-Luneburg and the ancient House of Welf - Este (Guelph) ended with the death of His Highness William Duke of Brunswick in 1884. William also had numerous illegitimate children but the Duchy was passed into regency under Prussia and finally into the control of Hanover.
The "de Pencier" descendants of Carl I VBW are alive and well and send greetings from Canada !
Geoffrey Kinney (von Braunschweig-Wolfenbuttel-Canada :)
Note: August 1st is the 300th anniversary of Carl's birth (www.carl300.de).
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Popular Tags
abu dhabi american history anastasia anastasia once upon a time ancestry archie mountbatten-windsor baptism biography british royal family brownbitcoinqueen carolin countess of snowdon customs doll duke of sussex family tree games general news thread george vi gradenigo gustaf vi adolf haakon vii hill history hochberg house of windsor imperial household intro italian royal family jack brooksbank jacobite japan jewellery kids movie line of succession list of rulers luxembourg mailing maxima meghan markle monarchy nepalese royal jewels prince constantijn prince dimitri princess alexia (2005 -) princess chulabhorn walailak princess elizabeth princess ribha queen consort queen elizabeth ii queen maud random facts royal dress-ups royal jewels royal marriage royal re-enactments. royalty of taiwan royal wedding serbian royal family snowdon spain sussex swedish queen thai royal family tracts tradition unsubscribe videos wedding gown wittelsbach


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:20 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021
Jelsoft Enterprises
×