Now Updated with more names and dates! Thomas’s mother Jane Randolph descends from one of the most prominent families in Virginia. Records show her family line is part of the royal gateway ancestors (royal descendants who moved to America). His paternal ancestry goes way back in Virginia history.
Living eighty years, she was the wife of the King of France when she was thirteen, then at twenty-eight wife of the King of England, and mother of three English kings. Includes three genealogical tables. Great for family research!
He was the illegitimate son of Henry II and Ida de Tony and lived from about 1167 to 1226. This post has a complete list of the American gateway ancestors that descend from him.
Throughout English history, there is only one King John because no king after him took his name. Why would that be? Includes two genealogical tables. Great for family research!
Yes, he really does descend from the Plantagenets, through a mistress. Several generations before him, his family also knew the Spencers, the family of Princess Diana.
These “gateway ancestors” are located in New Jersey (East and West), Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. A gateway ancestor descends from royal lines several generations back and immigrated to the American colonies.
These gateway ancestors are located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island. A “gateway ancestor” descends from royal lines several generations back and immigrated to the American colonies.
They descend from royal lines several generations back and migrated to the American colonies, in this case Virginia. Added 8/20/16: gateways from NC, SC, and GA. Update: 8/26/16: Maj. Thomas Owsley.
He lived from 1239 to 1307. He married Eleanor of Castile. Included is the opening of Edward’s tomb in 1774. This post also includes six genealogical tables and one table of his offspring.
He lived from 1133 to 1189 and began his kingship in 1154. This post also looks into his grandfather Henry I, his uncle King Stephen, and Henry II’s wife Eleanor of Aquitaine. Includes four genealogical tables. Great for family research!
Corrected Nov 6, 2016 and updated Feb. 1, 2017.