Category Archives: Royal Ancestors

Edward Fitz Randolph Sr.

Edward FITZ RANDOLPH Sr. (1565 – 1614) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Edward Fitz Randolph Sr was born about 1565Hucknall-under-Huthwaite in the parish of Sutton In Ashfield, Nottingham, England. His parents were Christopher FITZ … Continue reading

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Edward Fitz Randolph

Edward FITZ RANDOLPH (1607 – 1675) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. Edward Fitz Randolph was baptized 5 Jul 1607 in Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottingham, England. His parents were Edward FITZ RANDOLPH Sr. and Frances … Continue reading

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Henry I of France

I started this post thinking we descended from William the Conqueror, but that lineage turns out to be 19th Century myth.  Instead, our ancestors include his uncle Henry  and his loyal companion William de Warenne. This one was especially fun … Continue reading

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Captain (Mark) Roger Hilton

Mark (Roger) HILTON Sr. (1560- 1605) was Alex’s 13th Great Grandfather, one of 16,384  in this generation of the Shaw line and one of 16,384   in the Miller line.  (See his 3rd great grandson Thomas BROWNE for details of the double … Continue reading

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Sir Richard Forester of Flanders

28th Gen. –  Sir Richard FORESTER (1) (wiki) of Flanders, (1050 – )  was knighted after the battle of Hastings. He was sixteen years old in 1066 when he joined  William the Conqueror, passing from Flanders to England after the decisive Battle … Continue reading

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Anarcher Great Forester of Flanders

36th Gen. – ANARCHER Great Forester, of Flanders, died A. D. 837, leaving a son, About 800 A.D. the King of Denmark became oppressive, exacting high taxes from the nobles and their subjects. The Roman Empire about this time was crumbling and … Continue reading

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Marcus Antonius

Almost everyone with European ancestors is related to everyone else within the last 2000 years.  Remember the king was was ruined by his promise to pay 1 grain of rice of the first chessboard square, 2 on the second, 3 … Continue reading

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Edward I

24th Generation. EDWARD I of England (1239 – 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots, was King of England from 1272 to 1307.    He married ELEANOR of Castile. The first son of Henry III, Edward was involved early in the political … Continue reading

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Charlemagne

Charlemagne (742 – 814) was King of the Franks and Emperor of the Romans He was Alex’s 43rd Great Grandfather, one of 243 in this generation of the Miner line. Charlemagne is believed to have been born in 742;  His parents were Pippin the … Continue reading

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