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Vol I File 5: The Paternal Ancestry of Homer Beers James
Early Kings of Ireland
1. Kings of Leinster, Ireland
King of Leinster, baptized by St. Patrick A.D. 460 and died in
King of Leinster, died in 567.
King of Leinster, died in 546.
4. Colman Mor, King of Leinster, died
King of Leinster, died in 663, married Huaisle of Meath.
father of Bran Muit.
7. Bran Muit, King of Leinster, died
King of Leinster, died in 726.
King of Leinster, died in 755.
King of Leinster, died in 795, married Eithne.
King of Leinster, died in 818.
King of Leinster, died in 869.
King of Leinster, died in 869.
King of Leinster, died in 915.
15. Tuathal, whence O'Toole, King of Leinster,
died in 956.
King of Leinster, died in 1014.
King of Leinster, died in 1018.
18. Gillacomghall O'Toole, died in 1041.
19. Gillacaemghin O'Toole, died in 1056.
20. Doncuan O'Toole, father of Gillacomghall
21. Gillacomghall O'Toole, died in 1119.
22. Murcertac O'Toole, married Inghin O'Byrne.
23. More O'Toole, married Dermot McMurrough (Mac Murcha), King of
Leinster, Ireland, born in 1110, died in 1191, son
of Donnchad, King of Leinster.
24. Eva McMurrough of Leinster, died
in 1177, married Richard de Clare,
called Strongbow, son of Gilbert de
Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1100-1148), and his wife Elizabeth
(Isabel) Beaumont, daughter of Isabel Vermandois.
Richard de Clare descended from Sveide the Viking. See this
ancestral lineage elsewhere in Volume I.
25. Isabel Clare, Countess of Pembroke,
born 1172, married in 1189 William Marshal, the Protector, 3rd Earl
of Pembroke, of Caversham.
See the continuation of the lineage in the
Clare Line and the Marshal Line in Volume II.
The following descent from Brian Boru to Dermot
Mac Morrough was abstracted from information on the Internet,
"Descents of famous people from the High Kings of Ireland,"
by Mark Humphreys, April 1996.
18. Brian Boru, High King of Ireland,
reigned 1002-1014, defeated Vikings at Clontarf 1014.
19. Donnchad O'Brien, King of Munster
20. Dearbforgail O'Brien
King of Leinster
King of Leinster
- Dermot McMurrough (Mac Murcha),
King of Leinster, Ireland, born in 1110, died in 1191. The 'Rape
of Dervorgila' 1152. Invited Anglo-Norman invasion 1169.
- Aoife (Eva) Mac Murrough
married Richard de Clare,
called Strongbow. See continuation elsewhere in Volume II as
This same reference shows descents to the
English Royal family, George Washington, the first President of
the United States; Fletcher Christian, leader of the mutiny on
the Bounty in 1789; Jane Austen, writer; Vice-Admiral Robert
FitzRoy, Captain of the Beagle; Bertrand Russell, mathematician
and philosopher; Winston Churchill, Prime Minister; and Franklin
D. Roosebvelt, Richard Nixon, and George Bush, Presidents of the
United States. It should be noted that these noted descents branch
away from the editor's personal descent back in the medieval time
Ref: Humphrey, Mark, "Descents of famous
people from the High Kings of Ireland," April 1996, (cam.ac.uk/users/mh10006/FamTree/famous.irish.html)
- Part E.
Early French Ancestors
1. Constantine the Great, Roman Emperor, Kings of Denmark and Sweden, to Geoffrey Plantaganet
Ref: Wurts, "Magna Charta Sureties,"
Vol I., pp. 163-164
Ref: Gordon, C. D., "The Age of Attila"
The ancestry of Huneric the Vandal is as follows:
Amfleda the Younger was descended as follows:
King of the Goths in Spain, was brother of Alaric who conquered
Rome in 410, and who as a Christian convert forbade his men to
destroy churches. Dying in 411, Alaric was buried with a vast
treasure in the bed of the River Busento. Adulphus had two daughters
See below as the mother of Amfleda the Elder.
a Gothic general in Spain, son of Gonderic.
See above. They had a son Thrasamund.
King of the Vandals in Africa, who died in 496. He married Amfleda the Elder., daughter
of Theodora, who was the wife of Theodoric, King of the Ostrogoths
in Italy, who slew Odoacer in 493, and made himself the King of
Rome. They had a daughter, Amfleda
4. Amfleda the Younger, married Hilderic,
King of the Vandals in Africa. See
above for the ancestral lineage of Hilderic.
They had a daughter, Hilda.
Princess of the Goths in Africa, was married to Frode VII, King of Denmark, who died
in 548. They had a son, Halfdan.
of Lethra, King of Denmark. Halfdan was killed by his brother,
Gudrod, "whom he also killed." The question is, were
they dueling? Halfdan married and had a son, Hraeric.
7. Hraeric of Lethra, married (1) Auda of Roeskilda ,and they had a son,
8. Harold I, King of Denmark, died in
770. He married and had a son, Halfdan (Sigfrid) of Jutland.
9. Halfdan (Sigfrid) of Jutland, died
in 800, in which year Charlemagne was crowned Emperor. He married
and had a son, Hemming.
10. Hemming of Jutland, died 837, while
Egbert was King of England. He married and had Harold of Jutland.
11. Harold of Jutland, living about 852,
the time of Alfred the Great. He married and had a daughter,
12. Thyra of Jutland, married Gorm the Old, King of Denmark and East
Anglia, who died in 931. They had a son, Harold III.
13. Harold III, the first Christian King
of Denmark, was born in 911, the time of Rollo the Dane. Harold
died in 986, having married Byrid (?) and they had a daughter, Thyra.
Princess of Denmark, married Prince Styrbiorn, born in 956, died in
984, son of Olaf II, King of Upsala.
They had a son, Thorkel Sprakalog.
15. Thorkel Sprakalog married and had a
married in 1020 Godwin,
Earl of Kent. He died in 1053. They were the parents of the
1. Eadgyth, who married Edward the Confessor.
2. Harold II., King of England, born 1022,
slain on October 4, 1066 at the battle of Senlac (Hastings).
He married Ealgath (Edith or Agatha), daughter of Algar III.,
Earl of Mercia, and granddaughter of Lady Godiva, and also granddaughter
of King Ethelred II.