Essex Beville is a gateway ancestor (descends from royalty); he and his descendants left behind excellent records to sort out family relationships. This post offers many names. Their records go from 1676 to 1767.
Lt. Col. Thomas Ligon is a royal gateway ancestor; that is, his ancestor was a king, yet Ligon moved to America many generations later. He and his descendants left behind a lot of excellent records and family connections. This post goes from 1656 to 1823.