This post is a summary of many hours of research. The post covers basic dynastic facts that go through various family lines: Carolingians, Herbertines, Robertians, Capetians, Normans, and Plantagenets—to America.
Hugh Capet is the namesake of the French Capetian dynasty, the longest lasting one in French history, with an unbroken line of kings, from 987 to 1328. His descendants have been traced, even in America. It may be difficult to believe, but the records are there.
The main figure here is William the Conqueror. The lineage has been traced. Maybe this post will help you find family connections.
The lineage has been traced. Maybe this post will help your own research.
Now Updated. 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.
Yes, he really does descend from Charlemagne to the French Capetians, William the Conqueror, and the Plantagenets.
This “illegitimate son,” the duke of Normandy, forever changed the course of English history. Several genealogical tables are included.
He was the father of William the Conqueror and ruled over Normandy from 1027 to 1035.
He was the grandfather of William the Conqueror and as duke ruled Normandy from 996 to 1026. Richard’s son Richard III (the Conqueror’s uncle) is included in this post since he ruled only from 1026 to 1027, about twelve months.
He was William the Conqueror’s great-grandfather and ruled over a developing Normandy or Northmen for fifty-one years, from 945 to his death in 996.