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.
This post covers the end of his life. How generous was he? What did he do for society just before he died?
George Washington had no natural children, so the names in this post, from primary sources, are his siblings, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
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.
He was President Thomas Jefferson’s father. Peter’s wife and Thomas’s mother is a royal gateway ancestor, too. Here is a transcription of his complete will.
This post has the last wills and testaments of John, Lawrence, and Augustine: his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father. They are royal gateway ancestors. That is, they descend from royalty many generations back and then John moved to America.