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My wife's family tree - Royal Descent


  Descents of Kitty Hunter

Descents of 9th Earl of Pembroke

Descents of Frances Shelley

Descents of Frances Hotham

Descents of Marmaduke Constable

Descents of Christopher Conyers

Descents of Robert Greystoke

Descents of Elizabeth Grey


My wife's Royal Descent

My wife has many Royal Descents. The most recent English monarch she descends from is Edward III (died 1377). She has 23 descents from Edward III. This page shows them all. She has so many descents from Edward III that they cannot fit on a single graph.

The most recent monarch of any sort she descends from is James II, King of Scotland (died 1460), who himself descends from Edward III. She has one descent from James II, King of Scotland.

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Edward III (died 1377).
The most recent English monarch that my wife descends from.



James II, King of Scotland (died 1460).
The most recent monarch of any sort that my wife descends from.




History of discovery of these descents

  1. My wife's Royal Descent is not really a discovery. Her family always knew they were descended from the 10th Earl of Pembroke. It was simply a matter of an afternoon by me in 1995 in the library at Cambridge following the lines through Burke's Peerage and the Complete Peerage to see that the 10th Earl descends from Edward III.
    • I found it on the first day, whereas I have so far spent years trying to prove my own descent from Edward III.
    • I soon found out that both the 9th Earl of Pembroke and Mary Fitzwilliam descend from Edward III. See my knowledge of the Royal Descent as at April 1999.

  2. In 1998, my wife and I discovered a descent of Arthur Gibbon from Katharine Skene (and hence from Robert III, King of Scotland and Henry I) by matching a single page of notes on Skene in the Gibbon family papers with the published genealogy of Skene and the Aberdeen parish records.

  3. In 2005-06, I worked out a descent of Mary Kerr from the main Kerr family (and hence from Robert III, King of Scotland and Henry I) after a tip-off in 2005 from Kelsey Williams.

  4. In 2007, I discovered that Kitty Hunter descends from Sir Thomas Orby, 3rd Baronet rather than just the 1st Baronet, and hence descends from Edward III. So both Kitty Hunter and her lover the 10th Earl of Pembroke descend from Edward III.

  5. Further descents of Kitty Hunter and the 10th Earl of Pembroke from Edward III keep coming in.





Descents of Kitty Hunter

Kitty Hunter's ancestor Sir Charles Somerset (died 1599) has a remarkable male-line descent from Edward III.

Previously I had him in error here as son of the 4th Earl of Worcester, which would give many more Royal Descents. This was incorrect. He is son of the 2nd Earl, not the 4th Earl.



 

                                       Edward III 
                                        |
                           +------------+-----------------------------------------------------+ 
                           |                                                                  |
                          John of Gaunt                                                      Lionel Plantagenet
                           |                                                                  |
              +------------+---------------------------------+                               Philippa Plantagenet
              |                                              |                                |
             1st Earl of Somerset                           Joan de Beaufort                 Elizabeth Mortimer  
              |                                              |                                |
 +------------+-----------+                        +---------+--------------+                 | 
 |                        |                        |                        |                 |
Joan Beaufort            1st Duke of Somerset     1st Earl of Salisbury    Eleanor Neville   Henry Percy
 |                        |                        |                        |                 |
 |                        |                        |                        +-----+-----------+ 
 |                        |                        |                              | 
James II of Scotland     2nd Duke of Somerset     1st Marquess of Montagu        Ralph Percy 
 |                        |                        |                              | 
Mary Stewart             1st Earl of Worcester    Lucy Neville                   Margaret Percy 
 |                        |                        |                              | 
1st Earl of Arran        2nd Earl of Worcester    Elizabeth Browne               Guiscard Harbottle 
 |                        |                        |                              | 
Jean Hamilton             +------+-----------------+                             Mary Harbottle 
 |                               |                                                | 
6th Earl of Glencairn           Sir Charles Somerset                             Sir Edward Fitton
 |                               |                                                | 
 |                               |                                               Sir Edward Fitton  
Elizabeth Cunningham            Elizabeth Somerset                                | 
 |                               |                                               Sir Edward Fitton 
 |                               |                                                |
Jane Craufurd                   Sir Charles Gerard                               Penelope Fitton
 |                               |                                                |
 |                               +------+-----------------------------------------+ 
 |                                      | 
Elizabeth Craufurd                     1st Earl of Macclesfield 
 |                                      |  
James Hunter                           Charlotte Gerard
 |                                      | 
Robert Hunter                          Elizabeth Orby
 |                                      | 
 +------------+-------------------------+ 
              | 
             Thomas Orby Hunter     
              |                                                   
             Kitty Hunter == 10th Earl of Pembroke (affair)
              |              descendant of Edward III    
              |
             Augustus Reebkomp
              |
             Elizabeth Montgomery == Arthur Gibbon
              |                      descendant of Henry I
              |
             Arthur Augustus Gibbon == Mary Kerr
              |                        descendant of Henry I
              |
             Arthur F.V. Gibbon
              |
             Gerard Gibbon
              |
             John Gibbon
              |
             Elizabeth Gibbon






Descents of 9th Earl of Pembroke


                  Edward III
                   |
                  John of Gaunt
                   |
                  Joan de Beaufort
                   |
                  1st Earl of Salisbury
                   |
                  Alice Neville
                   |
                  Elizabeth Fitz-Hugh
                   |
                  Sir Thomas Parr
                   |
                  Anne Parr
                   |
                  2nd Earl of Pembroke
                   |
                  4th Earl of Pembroke
                   |
                  5th Earl of Pembroke
                   |
                  8th Earl of Pembroke
                   |
                  9th Earl of Pembroke == Mary Fitzwilliam
                   |                      descendant of Edward III    
                   |
                  10th Earl of Pembroke == Kitty Hunter (affair)
                   |                       descendant of Edward III    
                   |
                  Augustus Reebkomp
                   |
                  Elizabeth Montgomery == Arthur Gibbon
                   |                      descendant of Henry I
                   |
                  Arthur Augustus Gibbon == Mary Kerr
                   |                        descendant of Henry I
                   |
                  Arthur F.V. Gibbon
                   |
                  Gerard Gibbon
                   |
                  John Gibbon
                   |
                  Elizabeth Gibbon





Descents of Frances Shelley



                                               Edward III
                                                |
                    +---------------------------+---------------------------------------+
                    |                                                                   |
                   John of Gaunt                                                       Edmund Plantagenet
                    |                                                                   |
                   Joan de Beaufort                                                    Constance Plantagenet
                    |                                                                   |
 +------------------+-----------+-----------------------------+                        Isabel le Despencer
 |                              |                             |                         |
Elizabeth Ferrers              1st Earl of Salisbury         3rd Baron Abergavenny     Elizabeth Beauchamp
 |                              |                             |                         |
Joan Greystoke                 Alice Neville                  +-------------+-----------+
 |                              |                                           |
Joan Darcy                     Elizabeth Fitz-Hugh                         4th Baron Abergavenny
 |                              |                                           |
 |                       +------+-------------+                             |
 |                       |                    |                             |
George Beaumont         Anne Parr            William Parr                  Sir Edward Neville
 |                       |                    |                             |
 |                       |                   Anne Parr                      |
William Beaumont        Elizabeth Cheyne      |                             |
 |                       |                   John Tresham                  7th Baron Abergavenny
 |                       |                    |                             |
Anthony Beaumont        3rd Baron Vaux       Mary Tresham                   |
 |                       |                    |                             |
 |                       +------+-------------+                            8th Baron Abergavenny
 |                              |                                           |
Barbara Beaumont               George Vaux                                  |
 |                              |                                           |
Elizabeth Sheldon              Catherine Vaux                              9th Baron Abergavenny
 |                              |                                           |
 |                              +---------+---------------------------------+
 |                                        |
Elizabeth Weston                         11th Baron Abergavenny
 |                                        |
Sir John Shelley                         Winifred Neville
 |                                        |
 +-----------------+----------------------+
                   |
                  Frances Shelley == 5th Viscount Fitzwilliam
                   |                 descendant of Edward III
                   |
                  Mary Fitzwilliam == 9th Earl of Pembroke
                   |                  descendant of Edward III    
                   |
                  10th Earl of Pembroke == Kitty Hunter (affair)
                   |                       descendant of Edward III    
                   |
                  Augustus Reebkomp
                   |
                  Elizabeth Montgomery == Arthur Gibbon
                   |                      descendant of Henry I
                   |
                  Arthur Augustus Gibbon == Mary Kerr
                   |                        descendant of Henry I
                   |
                  Arthur F.V. Gibbon
                   |
                  Gerard Gibbon
                   |
                  John Gibbon
                   |
                  Elizabeth Gibbon






Descents of Frances Hotham


                    Edward III
                     |
                    Lionel Plantagenet   
                     |                                    
                    Philippa Plantagenet                                
                     |                                     
                    Elizabeth Mortimer     
                     |                                          
                    Elizabeth Percy       
                     |                                                 
                    Mary Clifford         
                     |                                                                              
                    Elizabeth Wentworth    
                     |                                                                               
                    Joan de la See                
                     |                                         
            +--------+-----------+                      
            |                    |                                                                    
           Isabel Hildyard      Katherine Hildyard       
            |                    |                                                 
           Richard Legard       John Holme                
            |                    |                                                 
            |                   Catherine Holme         
           Jane Legard           |                       
            |                   Frances Constable        
            |                    |                                                
           Sir John Hotham      Katherine Rodes 
            |                    |                                                 
            +--------+-----------+        
                     |                                         
                    Frances Hotham == Sir Philip Stapleton          
                     |                descendant of Edward III    
                     |
                    Mary Stapleton
                     |
                    5th Viscount Fitzwilliam == Frances Shelley
                     |                          descendant of Edward III    
                     |
                    Mary Fitzwilliam == 9th Earl of Pembroke                     
                     |                  descendant of Edward III    
                     |
                    10th Earl of Pembroke == Kitty Hunter (affair)
                     |                       descendant of Edward III    
                     |
                    Augustus Reebkomp
                     |
                    Elizabeth Montgomery == Arthur Gibbon
                     |                      descendant of Henry I
                     |
                    Arthur Augustus Gibbon == Mary Kerr
                     |                        descendant of Henry I
                     |
                    Arthur F.V. Gibbon
                     |
                    Gerard Gibbon
                     |
                    John Gibbon
                     |
                    Elizabeth Gibbon






Descents of Marmaduke Constable



                     Edward III
                      |
 +--------------------+------+------------------------------+
 |                           |                              |
Edmund Plantagenet          Lionel Plantagenet             John of Gaunt
 |                           |                              |
 |                          Philippa Plantagenet            |     
 |                           |                              |
 |                          Roger Mortimer                  |
 |                           |                              |
Richard Plantagenet         Anne Mortimer                  Joan de Beaufort
 |                           |                              |
 +--------+------------------+                              |
          |                                                 |
         Richard Plantagenet                               Cecily Neville
          |                                                 |
          +--------+----------------------------------------+
                   |
                  Anne Plantagenet
                   |
                  Anne St.Leger
                   |
                  Catherine Manners
                   |
                  Marmaduke Constable == Jane Conyers
                   |                     descendant of Edward III
                   |
                  Catherine Constable
                   |
                  Henry Stapleton
                   |
                  Sir Philip Stapleton == Frances Hotham
                   |                      descendant of Edward III    
                   |
                  Mary Stapleton
                   |
                  5th Viscount Fitzwilliam == Frances Shelley
                   |                          descendant of Edward III    
                   |
                  Mary Fitzwilliam == 9th Earl of Pembroke                     
                   |                  descendant of Edward III    
                   |
                  10th Earl of Pembroke == Kitty Hunter (affair)
                   |                       descendant of Edward III    
                   |
                  Augustus Reebkomp
                   |
                  Elizabeth Montgomery == Arthur Gibbon
                   |                      descendant of Henry I
                   |
                  Arthur Augustus Gibbon == Mary Kerr
                   |                        descendant of Henry I
                   |
                  Arthur F.V. Gibbon
                   |
                  Gerard Gibbon
                   |
                  John Gibbon
                   |
                  Elizabeth Gibbon






Descents of Christopher Conyers


 
                               Edward III
                               |                
            +------------------+-----------------+                 
            |                                    |
           John of Gaunt                        Thomas of Woodstock
            |                                    |
 +----------+-----------+                        |
 |                      |                        |
Joan Beaufort          Elizabeth of Lancaster   Anne of Gloucester
 |                      |                        |
William Neville        John de Holland          Anne Stafford 
 |                      |                        |                                
 |                      +---------+--------------+       
 |                                |               
Alice Neville                    Anne de Holland   
 |                                |       
 |                               Ralph Neville     
 |                                |       
William Conyers                  Anne Neville
 |                                |       
 +-----------+--------------------+       
             |              
            Christopher Conyers == Anne Dacre
             |                     descendant of Edward III 
             |
            Jane Conyers == Marmaduke Constable 
             |              descendant of Edward III 
             |                    
            Catherine Constable   
             |                    
            Henry Stapleton                                  
             |           
            Sir Philip Stapleton == Frances Hotham    
             |                      descendant of Edward III 
             |
            Mary Stapleton
             |
            5th Viscount Fitzwilliam == Frances Shelley
             |                          descendant of Edward III    
             |
            Mary Fitzwilliam == 9th Earl of Pembroke                     
             |                  descendant of Edward III    
             |
            10th Earl of Pembroke == Kitty Hunter (affair)
             |                       descendant of Edward III    
             |
            Augustus Reebkomp
             |
            Elizabeth Montgomery == Arthur Gibbon
             |                      descendant of Henry I
             |
            Arthur Augustus Gibbon == Mary Kerr
             |                        descendant of Henry I
             |
            Arthur F.V. Gibbon
             |
            Gerard Gibbon
             |
            John Gibbon
             |
            Elizabeth Gibbon





Descents of Robert Greystoke


 
      Edward III
       |
      John of Gaunt 
       |
      Joan Beaufort 
       |
      Elizabeth Ferrers
       |
      Ralph Greystoke
       |
      Robert Greystoke == Elizabeth Grey    
       |                  descendant of Edward III  
       |
      Elizabeth Greystoke
       |
      Anne Dacre == Christopher Conyers
       |            descendant of Edward III 
       |
      Jane Conyers == Marmaduke Constable 
       |              descendant of Edward III 
       |                    
      Catherine Constable   
       |                    
      Henry Stapleton                                  
       |           
      Sir Philip Stapleton == Frances Hotham    
       |                      descendant of Edward III 
       |
      Mary Stapleton
       |
      5th Viscount Fitzwilliam == Frances Shelley
       |                          descendant of Edward III    
       |
      Mary Fitzwilliam == 9th Earl of Pembroke                     
       |                  descendant of Edward III    
       |
      10th Earl of Pembroke == Kitty Hunter (affair)
       |                       descendant of Edward III    
       |
      Augustus Reebkomp
       |
      Elizabeth Montgomery == Arthur Gibbon
       |                      descendant of Henry I
       |
      Arthur Augustus Gibbon == Mary Kerr
       |                        descendant of Henry I
       |
      Arthur F.V. Gibbon
       |
      Gerard Gibbon
       |
      John Gibbon
       |
      Elizabeth Gibbon






Descents of Elizabeth Grey


 
                              Edward III
                               |                
            +------------------+----------------+                 
            |                                   |
           John of Gaunt                       Lionel Plantagenet
            |                                   |
 +----------+-------------+                    Philippa Plantagenet
 |                        |                     |
Elizabeth of Lancaster   Joan Beaufort         Elizabeth Mortimer
 |                        |                     |
Constance Holland        Eleanor Neville       Henry Percy 
 |                        |                     |                                
 |                        +-------+-------------+       
 |                                |               
Edmund Grey                      Catherine Percy   
 |                                |       
 +-----------+--------------------+       
             |               
            Elizabeth Grey == Robert Greystoke
             |                descendant of Edward III 
             |
            Elizabeth Greystoke
             |
            Anne Dacre == Christopher Conyers
             |            descendant of Edward III 
             |
            Jane Conyers == Marmaduke Constable 
             |              descendant of Edward III 
             |                    
            Catherine Constable   
             |                    
            Henry Stapleton                                  
             |           
            Sir Philip Stapleton == Frances Hotham    
             |                      descendant of Edward III 
             |
            Mary Stapleton
             |
            5th Viscount Fitzwilliam == Frances Shelley
             |                          descendant of Edward III    
             |
            Mary Fitzwilliam == 9th Earl of Pembroke                     
             |                  descendant of Edward III    
             |
            10th Earl of Pembroke == Kitty Hunter (affair)
             |                       descendant of Edward III    
             |
            Augustus Reebkomp
             |
            Elizabeth Montgomery == Arthur Gibbon
             |                      descendant of Henry I
             |
            Arthur Augustus Gibbon == Mary Kerr
             |                        descendant of Henry I
             |
            Arthur F.V. Gibbon
             |
            Gerard Gibbon
             |
            John Gibbon
             |
            Elizabeth Gibbon






Most recent titled ancestors

My wife's most recent titled ancestors are:




Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke (died 1794).
My wife's most recent titled ancestor.
Used with permission of Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.




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