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Vol I File 3: The Paternal Ancestry of Homer Beers James

The Genealogy of George Washington

First President of the United States of America

The following genealogy is from Wurts, "Magna Charta," pg. 666-667, Joan of Kent, "The Fair Maid of Kent," married (2) Thomas de Holland, an original Knight of the Garter, Earl of Kent, a descendant of Surety Saire de Quincy. They had a son, Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent, born about 1350, who married Alice Fitz Alan, daughter of Richard, Earl of Arundel, "Copped Hat." They had a daughter Alianore Holand, wife of Edward Cherlton, parents of Joyce Cherlton, who married John Tiptoft, who died in 1443. They had a daughter, Joyce Tiptoft, first wife of Edmund de Sutton, alias Dudley. They in turn had a son, John de Sutton, alias Dudley, of Aston le Walls, second son, living in 1541, married perhaps Margaret Charroll. They had a daughter, Margaret Sutton, wife of John, of Aston le Walls. From this marriage there was a son, William Butler of Tyes or Tighes in Cuckfield, co. Sussex, who married Margaret. They had a daughter Margaret Butler, who died in 1652, married August 3, 1588, Lawrence Washington of Sulgrave, co. Northampton. Their son was Rev. Lawrence Washington, who married Amphillis Twigden of Little Creaton, co. Northampton. They had a son, Col. John Washington, born about 1632, who entered into a partnership with Edward Prescott of Barbados and Virginia and arrived in the Potomac River in 1656. He married Ann Pope of Maryland. They had a son, Major Lawrence Washington of Mattox, born in September, 1659. He married Mildred Warner. They had a son, Capt. Augustine Washington, born in 1694, married (2) Mary Ball, daughter of Col. Joseph Ball and his wife, Mary. They were parents of General George Washington, the first President of the United States.

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3. Eleanor Plantaganet, born 1306, died 1311.

Edward I. was sixty-seven when he died. He lived a full life, and the range of his activities presents the historian with considerable problems. He played a major part in the political troubles of the later years of his father's reign; went on crusade; governed England during a period particularly formative for legal and parliamentary development; conquered Wales, and came close, or so it seemed in 1304, to subjecting Scotland to his rule. He was not a purely English ruler. He held the Duchy of Gascony in south-western France, and took a very considerable interest in its affairs. As befitted a ruler of his stature, he played a major part in European diplomacy and war.

Thus, at King Edward I. the line of English royalty, in fact all ancestral royalty, ends for the descent to the Negus Line and finally to Homer Beers James Princess Elizabeth Plantaganet continues the line through the Bohuns In Volume II. Prince Thomas Plantaganet of Brotherton continues the line through the Segraves in Volume II.

3. Early Kings of Mercia

Part B.

Early Scottish Ancestors

1. Early Irish and Scottish Kings to Malcolm III.

Ref: Wurts, "Magna Charta"

Ref: Anderson, "Scottish Nation"

King Caradoc's birth-book (pedigree register) records his own as well as others' descent from illustrious ancestors, through thirty-six generations from Aedd Mawr as follows:

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Another line of ancestral descent is as follows:

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Malcolm III and his wife Lady Margaret also had another son, David I., in the direct lineage.

31. David I. (St. David), King of Scotland from 1124 until his death May 24, 1153, was hallowed by the people but never canonized. David was a wise and just king, born probably about 1085, ascended April 25, 1124. He shared his mother's wisdom and love of civilization. He continued to found Augustinian monasteries, to strength Roman Christianity, and he much favored the Cistercians. He founded burghs of independent townsmen; and bishoprics; established the office of chancellor to issue official documents bearing the royal seal, and he made Norman feudal law apply to Scotland. His education and his favorites were English; but politically he aimed not merely at independence of the English king, but at control of the Northern shires of England. He gained control of Cumberland and Northumberland and the tyrannous William Comyn, Bishop of Durham. He became Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton and acquired a dangerous claim to Northumberland by his marriage. In 1113 he married Matilda, daughter of Waltheof, Count of Northampton and Huntingdon, Earl of Northumberland, and Judith, his wife, a niece of William the Conqueror. They had the following children:

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