ROBERT THE BRUCE, KING OF SCOTS (1306-1329) ~ 22nd GGF

Robert the Bruce, King of Scots (22nd GGF) 1274–1329 BIRTH 11 JULY 1274 DEATH 7 JUN 1329 • (aged 54) Palace of Cardross, presently on the grounds of Dalmoak Castle in Dunbartonshire, Scotland Burial – Dunfermline Abbey (Body) – Melrose Abbey (Heart) – St Serf’s Church, Dumbarton (Embalmed Viscera) 22nd great-grandfather A couple of my dear friends are working …

MARGARET (POLE, COUNTESS OF SALISBURY ~ (1473-1541) ~ (1st cousin 15x removed)

Margaret Pole, Plantagenet of York, Lady Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, (Saint Margaret) – 1473–1541 BIRTH 14 AUGUST 1473 • Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Somerset, EnglandDEATH 27 MAY 1541 • (aged 67) Tower of London, London, England (beheaded) 1st cousin 15x removed Poor cousin Maggie. Her life was so difficult. From her traumatic childhood to the horrendous botched beheading at the Tower …

CRAIGMILLAR CASTLE & SIR SIMON PRESTON, III ~ 14th GGF

Sir Simon III Preston, Baron Preston of Craigmillar, III (14th GGF)1465–1519 BIRTH 1465 • Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandDEATH 1519 • Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland 14th great-grandfather Simon Preston of Craigmillar From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchSimon Preston’s arms at Craigmillar Castle with his name- rebus of a “press” and “tun” [[File:Plaque to Simon Preston of Craigmillar, Edinburgh City center ]Chambers.jpg|thumb|300px|Plaque …

THOMAS MIX (MEEKES), MIXES & TURNERS ~ COLONIAL AMERICA ~ New Haven, CT

Thomas Mix (Meekes) (Immigrant, New Haven, CT) (9th & 10th GGF) 1624–1691 BIRTH 1624 • London, Middlesex, England DEATH 9 JUN 1691 • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States 9th great-grandfather My grandparents in the 1600s Colonial America, New Haven, CT were publicly whipped for fornication. They were “forced” to marry. Later on, they were not good Puritans and were …

MARY I, “BLOODY MARY”, daughter of Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon (1516–1558) ~ (1st cousin 14x removed)

Sometimes during the research of my family tree, I find that one ancestor (Queen Mary I, aka “Bloody Mary”) was responsible for another ancestor’s death (John Rogers, “the Martyr”) who Mary had burned at the stake as he was a heretic. Mary burned a lot of people as she believed heretics should die by fire. …

Matilda of Flanders ~ 1301 – 1083 ~ 25th GGM

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchNot to be confused with Matilda of Flanders, Duchess of Brabant. Matilda of Flanders Nineteenth-century depiction in the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris Queen consort of England Tenure 25 December 1066 – 2 November 1083 Coronation 11 May 1068 Born c. 1031 Died 2 November 1083 (aged c. 52) Burial l’Abbaye …

ELIZABETH I, QUEEN OF ENGLAND ~ 1533-1603 ~ 1st cousin 14x removed

Elizabeth I Tudor, Queen of England, “The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, Good Queen Bess” (1st Cousin 14x removed) 1533–1603 BIRTH 7 SEPTEMBER 1533 • Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England DEATH 24 MARCH 1603 • Richmond, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England At some point, we’re all related to one another. Even if you don’t believe in …