Found out through research by my ‘very older’ brother Dr. Walt
that the following persons are responsible for my family.
Kings. Geesh! Each of these is traced through real records.
…and George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Sir Winston Spencer Churchill, Alfred Lord Tennyson
and Bertrand Russell.
Turns out 9th Great Grandmother Mary Royce Immig was accused of witchcraft in Fairfield CT but was acquitted in 1654. Yay no witches.
Had a couple of Great Grandfathers beheaded by Henry the 8th
Grandfathers 17 through 12 were Dukes of Norfolk
Two of them were also Earls of Surrey and Sheriff jobs
There is 17th Great Grandfather Sir Richard Waller/Kent who was the hero of Agincourt in 1415 and Sheriff of Kent. He kidnapped royalty. He was Knighted in the field at Agincourt for capturing Prince Charles, Duke of Orleans.
14th Great Grandfather Sir William Gardner Fought in the battle of Bosworth Field during that battle he had his halberd, a two handed pole weapon and he KILLED KING RICHARD THE THIRD. Henry the VII knighted him for it.
There are the 1st Earl of Sommerset, the 1st Duke of Sommerset, the Countess of Richmond (mother of King Henry 7 Tudor), Lord Chancellor of England, 11 Great Grandfather George Garder was a Preacher, and of course the entire Plantagenet family and nearly every monarch in Europe.