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) ~ (14th GGM, 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 removed14th Great Grandmother Last night while working on my family tree, I discovered my cousin Maggie was also my 14th great-grandmother. …

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 …