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GARFIELD FAMILIES NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 2005

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       JIMMY FAGERBURG                                                                                                                                       DICK GARFIELD
     INACTIVE AT THIS TIME                                                                                                                                garf6019@yahoo.com
Hi:
Sorry this newsletter is so late in the month getting sent out, was having trouble with a couple of entries not copying right into the letter and then I had to leave town for 10 days. Will try and do better in March.
Had a couple of killing frosts but saved the gardens by covering with old blankets. Strawberries started ripening in the center of the state, ours are in blossom, a few weeks behind.
Had some activtey on the family tree. Will post some of them below and if you can help finding where they fit into the family tree let me know and I'll post it next month. Could use a little more input from the readers with facts, stories or pictures.
NOTICE     NOTICE     NOTICE     NOTICE     NOTICE

It does look for sure that we will be able to have a workshop at the Garfield Home (Lawnfield)  the first two weeks in August  (Aug 1 - Aug 14). Our main objective will be to make a wall mounting family tree of President Garfield's family line from  his father and grandfather in England, through Edward the first Garfield to settle in the new world, to his present decendents. We will be looking for any person who would like to volunteer for a few hours, a day or whenever you can be available. Please let me know if you will be able to help. Thanks, Dick

WE GET LETTERS

I was so grateful for your help in my search for Damaris Garfield... a seemingly hopeless task.  And although what is in the generation pages is not "hallelujah, I found her detail" it has given me hope that may be I will be able to find further enlightenment. 

And I do look forward to each issue of the newsletter... I know what a chore they are to keep current and with news.  Thank you for your effort in editing and publishing it..  Marjorie

Thanks Marjorie

Hi, my family history search ends with a Joseph B. Garfield, born in 1805. He married a Sara A.(unknown last name). They had 6 children. It had  been passed down that Joseph was related to Pres Garfield, but I can't seem to find any link, or any info on Joseph B. Garfield's parents. Please let me know if you have heard of him, or if you would like more info from me.

Kris Murphy

Thanks for getting back to me. I've been going around in circles, but I'm not sure if Hannah & James are his parents, because the family info I have has his birthdate Sept 29, 1805 and died in 1894.  I know that he lived in Vt for some time (according to a census I came across) I'm filing for birth/death/marriage certificate in Vermont. What are some of the better websites to search for info??

I do know that from the extensive research my aunt did over the years (without computer) that Joseph Garfield married Sarah A. She was born in 1815 and died in 1891. Her maiden name is unkown.  They had 6 children:

William   7/6/1835 -10/7/1836,
Cornelia Garfield (my great great grandmother--married Watlter Davis) b. 9/3/1839. (she had 5 children.)
Susan Frances  b. 8/1/1842,
George Henry b. 1/1/1845,
Eldoreller Garfield born and died 2/9/1849,
Marcia Eveline Garfield b. 6/7/1852 (I've found references to her in my research as "Eva (Garfield) Slocum"

My  aunt has a photo of Joseph Garfield, which she copied for me. Hope this has been helpful

Kris, if you want I'Il post the picture and we'll see if anybody can reconsize it.

Hi Dick,
About the unidentified Garfields.  The following dates are for my brother and sister. (I think you
already have Margaret's dod.)
MARGARET SCOTT GARFIELD (Mrs. Robert A. Cunningham)  birth Portsmouth, N.H.  Sept 16, 1922       
death  Lincoln, Ma   May 20, 2002.
WILLIAM ERNEST GARFIELD     birth Portsmouth, N.H.  July 13, 1924         death  Portsmouth, N.H. Jan. 1, 2005.

I have done some wondering about Elijah Garfield's heritage.  I was always told that we were related to President Garfield  (Are there any Garfields who have not been told this?)  And as you well know the relationship cannot be documented.  My branch of Garfields were not writers.  What little information I could find brought many variations of the name spelling.  (Gaffield, Garfielde, etc.)  I always thought this was because we could not or would not spell properly. Now I wonder if the spelling of the family name had many variations in England and all of the spellings were used at one time. 

Most of the American Garfields are descendants of Edward Garfield.   Did Edward have brothers or uncles who came to America at a different time?   Perhaps my Garfields came to America and used Gaffield as their name.  I have been told that they settled in Vermont, New Hampshire, or upstate New York.    I will follow up on this wonder.

Nancy Garfield Risdon

Thanks Nancy, for the updates. Yes, there was many spellings of the Garfield name. Edward Garfield, was Gearfield, on my website I have a copy of both he and his wife's signature.

If anybody has any information about the above lost people please let us know.

GARFIELD FARM AND INN MUSEUM

Hello from a muddy Garfield Farm. Temperatures are above normal so everything here is a sea of mud. That is a bit early for this time of year as normally it is freezing or below. We still have opportunity for snow but it is less likely that it would stay on the ground for more than a week.

Of course with this premature warm weather, everyone is thinking outdoors and spring gardening so our Prairie Seminar is coming up just in time to break that cabin fever. I thought you might like to see how we send the publicity out to the papers and media I have added it to the end of this message.

I should also send a heads up for the March 6th Antique Apple Tree Grafting Seminar as we are already getting a good response. One of the community colleges encourages its students to attend for extra credit.

January which used to be a long cold month to endure has become the time to get things done. We spent most of January organizing our files and paperwork which had been in need of attention. I still have that pesky last pile of paper to deal with. I would come to terms with it but we had a computer
go down and so we bit the bullet and upgraded to XP from NT. Of course that means reinstalling programs, peripheral equipment etc. that takes hours and days to get right. It seems that 6 years is all it takes to become obsolete no thanks to all the hackers and virus generators.

We have tackled duplicating all our historic records so we will be up to speed as restoration progresses.

So we should have a good turn out for the prairie seminar and as these computers get straightened out I hope to have the calendar of events and classes posted and mailed to all the museum members. I have a newsletter in the works that will photo highlight last year's activities. So I hope everyone is enjoying these waning days of winter.

From Jerry Down on the Farm

Contact Jerome Johnson  (630) 584-8485  pager (630) 538-8485
info@garfieldfarm.org          www.garfieldfarm.org

                   19th Annual Native Plant Management Seminar February 19, 2005
                              Featuring Chicago's Millennium Park Plant Supplier

   On Saturday February 19, from 8:30 am  4:00 pm Garfield Farm Museum will hold its 19th annual Prairie, Woodlands, and Wetlands Management Seminar for property owners and natural area enthusiasts. This in depth seminar features all the steps necessary to begin and maintain an existing
natural area or to plant Illinois flora in ones garden borders.

    Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm, Springfield, WI, Conner Shaw of Possibilities Place Nursery in Monee, IL and Jerome Johnson of Garfield Farm Museum will cover the basics in working with native flowers and trees for back yard gardeners to owners of farms or woods.

   The seminar will begin with a look at the library and map research that can highlight re-settlement conditions on a particular property. With Garfield Farm's perspective of how land use evolved over time, a discussion on settlement, farming practices and urban development will identify
opportunities for restoring or establishing native plants. Diblik's love for his work is reflected in his talk and concern for a sustainable environment. He is a pioneer in propagating native plants for wholesale and retail operations first at Natural Gardens of St.Charles and later at his Northwind Perennial Farm in Wisconsin.

   Conner Shaw founded Possibility Place Nursery near Monee, IL.  All the native trees Shaw sells are grown by from seed collected from the wild, producing specimens that are well prepared for transplanting. His method produces a high number of roots that gives each tree a better chance
for survival. Shaw's knowledge of what conditions will cause native trees and shrubs to thrive makes this presentation useful to all property owners.

  Johnson will complete the session with a discussion of management methods to encourage and increase native plantings in woods, open or wet areas. Ways to control invasive species of plants that left alone will overtake any type of local ecosystem will be discussed. Controlled burns,
herbicide use, weeding or cutting need to be integrated into any plan for the maximum
impact. 
     
     There is a $45 fee for the seminar and lunch to be held at Garfield Farm Museum, five miles west of Geneva, IL off ILL Rt. 38 on Garfield Road. Reservations can be made by calling (630) 584-8485 or email info@garfieldfarm.org. Garfield Farm Museum is a 370 acre historically intact former 1840s
prairie farmstead and teamster inn being restored by donors and volunteers from 37 states as an 1840s working farm museum.

                       YOU CAN VISIT ON LINE THE GARFIELD FARM AND INN MUSEUM AT:                                                                                 www.GarfieldFarm.org

GARFIELD HOME (LAWNFIELD)

                      YOU CAN VISIT THE GARFIELD HOME (LAWNFIELD) ON LINE AT:
                                          WWW.WRHS.ORG/LAWNFIELD

If you recall, last month I asked if anybody could supply us with the connection between King Henri 1, of France and President James A Garfield. Phil Currie, came forward with the complete 29  generations from President Garfield back to King Henri 1, born in1006 and died in 1060. Thanks Phil. As you will see the connection is made through the President's mother. I also heard from Cecilia Jaedicke who gave us not only the President's mother side but also the genealogy line back to royality on the President's grandmother on his father's side, (Abram Garfield). Thanks Cecilia. This is really great when people share their information with us.

Dick,

Dick,

Great to see the newsletter again!!  Best regards to you and the rest of the Garfield clan for the New Year!  You asked about the connection between Henri I (1006-1060), King of France, and the Garfield family. Here's an ahnentafel chart showing the ancestry from President Garfield to Henri I.  An ahnentafel chart, BTW, condenses a lot of data.  The number preceding a name is the ahnentafel number for that individual.
The individual's father is 2 times that number, and the individual's mother is 2 times the number, plus 1.  So in the listing below,President Garfield is #1, his mother, Eliza Ballou, is #3, her mother, Mehitable Ingalls, is #7, etc.

Not sure how this will show up on the board, as far as alignment and spacing.  If it's really bad, I'll repost or find another way.

If anybody has any questions, please let me know.

Phil Currie

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                      AHNENTAFEL CHART
           PRES. JAMES A. GARFIELD to KING HENRI I

  20 Jan 2005
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1st GENERATION

1
James Abram GARFIELD Pres.-215: b 19 Nov 1831 Orange,Cuyahoga Co,OH;
d 19 Sep 1881 Elberon,,NJ
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2nd GENERATION

3
Eliza BALLOU-968: b 21 Sep 1801 Richmond,Cheshire Co,NH; d 21 Jan
1888 Mentor,Lake Co,OH
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3rd GENERATION

7
Mehitable INGALLS-970: b 21 Jul 1764 Perry,Lake Co,OH; d 4 Dec 1821
Perry,Lake Co,OH
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4th GENERATION

15
Sybil CARPENTER-14496: b 26 Feb 1739 Rehoboth,Bristol Co,MA
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5th GENERATION

30
Jotham CARPENTER (2)-14503: b 1 Aug 1708 Rehoboth,Bristol Co,MA; m
11 May 1728 Rehoboth,Bristol Co,MA; d 10 May 1777 Cumberland,
Providence Co,RI
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6th GENERATION

60
Jotham CARPENTER-14505: b 1 Jun 1682 Swansea,Bristol Co,MA; m 10 Jul
1707 Rehoboth,Bristol Co,MA; d Abt 1760 Rehoboth,Bristol Co,MA
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7th GENERATION

120
Benjamin CARPENTER-13375: b 15 Jan 1657/1658 Rehoboth,Bristol Co,MA;
m Abt 1679; d 22 May 1726/1727 Swansea,Bristol Co,MA
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8th GENERATION

240
Joseph CARPENTER-15776: b 1633 ENGL,Bristol Co,MA; m 25 May 1655 MS;
d 16 May 1675 Rehoboth,Bristol Co,MA
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9th GENERATION

480
William CARPENTER-15773: b 23 May 1605 Nettlecombe,Somersetshire,
ENGL; m ENGL; d 7 Feb 1697 Rehoboth,Bristol Co,MA
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10th GENERATION

961
Susanna TRIVILIAN-15864: b Abt 1592 of,Nettlecombe,Somersetshire,
ENGL
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11th GENERATION

1923
Urith CHICHESTER-15931: b 24 Apr 1558 Sherwell,Devonshire,ENGL; d
1591
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12th GENERATION

3847
Gertrude COURTENAY-15987: b Abt 1521 Powderham,Devonshire,ENGL; d 30
Apr 1566 Raleigh,Devonshire,ENGL
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13th GENERATION

7694
William COURTENAY-16042: b Abt 1477 of,Powderham,Devonshire,ENGL; d
24 Nov 1535 Powderham,Devonshire,ENGL
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14th GENERATION

15388
William COURTENAY [Sir Knight]-9047: b Abt 1451 of,Powderham,
Devonshire,ENGL; m Abt 1476 of,Pinhoe,Devonshire,ENGL; d Bef 10 Jun
1512
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15th GENERATION

30776
William COURTENAY (3)-9039: b Abt 1425 Powderham Castle,Devonshire,
ENGL,ENGL; m Abt 1450 of,Chewton,Somersetshire,ENGL; bu Sep 1485
Powderham,Devonshire,ENGL

30777
Margaret BONVILLE-9046: b Abt 1419 of,Chewton-Mendip,Somersetshire,
ENGL; d Bef Jul 1487 Powderham,Devonshire,ENGL
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16th GENERATION

61552
Philip de COURTENAY (3) Sir-9050: b 1404 of,Powderham,Devonshire,
ENGL; m Abt 1427 of,Powderham,Devonshire,ENGL; d 16 Dec 1463
Powderham,Devonshire,ENGL

61553
Elizabeth HUNGERFORD-9051: b Abt 1406 Farleigh,-Hungerford,
Somersetshire,ENGL; d 14 Dec 1476 Powderham,Devonshire,ENGL

61554
William Baron Bonville BONVILLE Sir-8459: b 30 Aug 1393 Shute,
Devonshire,ENGL; m Abt 1418 ENGL,Somersetshire,ENGL; d 18 Feb 1460
Devonshire,ENGL
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17th GENERATION

123104
John COURTENAY (5)-9190: b Abt 1384 of,Powderham,Devonshire,ENGL; d
Bef 29 Jul 1406 ENGL

123107
Katherine PEVERELL-9076: b Abt 1380 of Park,Hamatethy,Cornwall,ENGL;
d Aft 14 Jun 1426 Salisbury,Wiltshire,ENGL

123109
Elizabeth Fitz ROGER-8461: b 15 Aug 1370 ENGL,Chewton,Somersetshire,
ENGL; d 15 Apr 1414 ENGL
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18th GENERATION

246208
Philip COURTENAY (4) Sir Knight-9066: b 1341 of,Exeter,Devonshire,
ENGL; m Abt 1380; d 29 Jul 1406 Exeter,Devonshire,ENGL

246215
Margaret COURTENAY (2)-9103: b Abt 1326 Exeter,Devonshire,ENGL; d
Bef 8 Dec 1422

246218
John Fitz ROGER-8462: b Abt 1345/1352 of,Chewton,Huntingdonshire,
ENGL; m Abt Apr 1369 ENGL; d ENGL
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19th GENERATION

492416
Hugh de COURTENAY [Earl of Devon]-8448: b 12 Jul 1303 of,Okehampton,
Devonshire,ENGL; m 16 Dec 1325 Powderman,Devonshire,ENGL; d 2 May
1377 ENGL,Devonshire,ENGL

492417
Margaret de BOHUN-8449: b 3 Apr 1311 of,Caldecot,Northamptonshire,
ENGL; d 16 Dec 1391 ENGL,Devonshire,ENGL

492430
Thomas COURTENAY-9106: b Abt 1320 (prob),Devonshire,ENGL; m of,
Cadbury,Mapperton,Somersetshire; d 21 Aug 1337

492437
Elizabeth de HOLAND-8465: b ENGL; d 13 Jul 1387 ENGL
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20th GENERATION

984832
Hugh de COURTENAY (2)-8450: b 14 Sep 1273 of,Okehampton,Devonshire,
ENGL; m 1292 ENGL; d 23 Dec 1340 Exeter,Devonshire,ENGL

984834
Humphrey VIII de BOHUN (3)-8453: b Abt 1276 of,Pleshy Castle,Co
Essex,ENGL; m 14 Nov 1302 Westminster,London,ENGL,ENGL; d 16 Mar
1321 Boroughbridge,Yorkshire,ENGL,ENGL

984835
Elizabeth, Princess of England PLANTAGENET-8454: b 7 Aug 1282
Rhuddlan Castle,Flint,Flint,WALE; d 5 May 1316 Quendon,Co Essex,ENGL

984860
same as ahnentafel number 984832

984875
Maud LA ZOUCHE (2)-8478: b Abt 1290 ENGL; d 31 May 1349 ENGL
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21st GENERATION

1969664
Hugh de COURTENAY-9204: b Okehampton,Devonshire,ENGL; d 28 Feb
1291/1292 Cullicomb,Devonshire,ENGL

1969668
Humphrey de BOHUN (4)-8455: b Abt 1250 ENGL; m ENGL; d ENGL

1969670
Edward I, King of ENGLAND "Longshanks" *-8457: b 17 Jun 1239
Westminster,London,Co Middlesex,ENGL; m Aft 5 Aug 1254 Burgos,SPAN;
d 8 Jul 1307 Near Carlisle,Sands,Cumberland,ENGL

1969750
Alan LA ZOUCHE (2)-7100: b 9 Oct 1267 Ash,Leicestershire,ENGL; m Bef
1288 ENGL; d Abt 25 Mar 1314 ENGL
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22nd GENERATION

3939329
Isabel de VERE-9229: b Abt 1222/1228 of,Totnes,Devonshire,ENGL; bu
Aug 1300 Church of,Black Friars,Exeter

3939336
Humphrey VI de BOHUN-9326: b 1224 ENGL; m WALE ?,or,ENGL ?; d 1265
ENGL

3939337
Eleanor de BRAOSE (2)-9327: b Abt 1230 Breconshire,WALE; d Bef 1246
of,Llanthony Inn,Gloucestershire,ENGL

3939340
Henry III, King of ENGLAND *-9506: b 1 Oct 1206 Winchester,Hampshire,
ENGL; m 14 Jan 1236 CanterburyCathed,Canterbury,Co Kent,ENGL; d 16
Nov 1272 Westminster,Co Middlesex,ENGL

3939500
Roger LA ZOUCHE Sir-7102: b Abt 1242 of,Ashby,Leicestershire,ENGL; m
Bef 1267 Northamptonshire,ENGL; d 15 Oct 1285 Ashby,Leicestershire,
ENGL
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23rd GENERATION

7878659
Hawise de QUINCY Lady-9299: b Abt 1178 of,Winchester,Hampshire,ENGL;
d 11 Feb 1222/1223

7878672
Humphrey V de BOHUN *-9328: b Abt 1202

7878675
Eva MARSHALL *-20797: b Abt 1194 of,Pembroke,Pembrokeshire,WALE; d
Bef 1246 ENGL

7878681
Isabella de TAILLEFER Queen *-9539: b Abt 1188 of,Angoulesme,
Charente,FRAN; d 31 May 1245/1246 Fontevrault L'Ab,Maine-et-Loire,
FRAN

7879001
Helen (Ellen) de QUINCY *-7105: b of,Winchester,Hampshire,ENGL; d
Bef 20 Aug 1296 ENGL
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24rd GENERATION

15757319
Margaret de BEAUMONT (2) *-7109: b Abt 1160 of,Hampshire,ENGL; d 12
Jan 1234

15757344
Henry de BOHUN *-9329: b 1176; d 1 Jun 1220

15757351
Isabel Fitzgilbert de CLARE *-16506: b Abt 1172 of,Pembroke,
Pembrokeshire,WALE; d 1220 Pembroke,Pembrokeshire,WALE

15757363
Alix de COURTENEY *-10114: b Abt 1160 of,Courtenay,Loiret,FRAN; d
1218 FRAN

15758002
Roger de QUINCY *-7106: b Abt 1174 of,Winchester,Hampshire,ENGL; m
Abt 1228 ENGL; d 25 Apr 1264 spm,ENGL

15758003
Helen of GALLOWAY *-7107: b Abt 1208 of,Carrick,Ayrshire,SCOT; d Aft
21 Nov 1245 ENGL
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25th GENERATION

31514638
Robert "Blanchmains" de BELLOMONT *-19359: b Abt 1121 of,Beaumont,
FRAN; m 1167; d 31 Aug 1190 Durazzo Provence,West Albania

31514689
Margaret de of HUNTINGDON Duchess *-9333: b Abt 1134 Northumberland,
Northumberland,ENGL; d 1201 ENGL

31514702
Richard "Strongbow" Fitzgilbert de CLARE (5) *-9437: b Abt 1125 of,
Tunbridge,Co Kent,ENGL; m 26 Aug 1171 Waterford,IREL; d 20 Apr 1176
Dublin,Co Dublin,IREL

31514726
Pierre, Prince of FRANCE *-9254: b Abt 1126/1128 Reims,Marne,FRAN; m
1168 FRAN; d Apr 1183 PALE

31516005
same as ahnentafel number 15757319

31516006
Alan, Lord of GALLOWAY *-13127: b Abt 1186 of,Galloway,Wigtownshire,
SCOT; m 1209 of,Huntingdon,Huntingdonshire,ENGL; d 1234 spm legit

31516007
Margaret of SCOTLAND *-13128
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26th GENERATION

63029276
Robert "Bossu" de BELLOMONT (twin) *-19362: b 1104 Leicester,
Leicestershire,ENGL; m Aft Nov 1120 of,Brittany,FRAN; d 5 Apr 1168
ENGL

63029379
Ada de WARENNE Countess *-9335: b Abt 1112 ENGL,Huntingdon,
Huntingdonshire,ENGL; d 1178 ENGL

63029405
Isabel or Elizabeth de BEAUMONT (2) *-9432: b Abt 1086/1096 of,
Leicester,Leicestershire,ENGL; d Abt 1147 ENGL

63029452
Louis VI, King of FRANCE *-10259: b Abt 1077/1081 FRAN; m Apr 1115
Paris,Seine,FRAN; d 1 Aug 1137 Bethizy Castle,Paris,Seine,FRAN

63032013
Eleana (Helena) de MORVILLE *-13126: b 1153 of,Kirkoswald,Cumberland,
ENGL; bu Jun 1217 Abbey Dundrennan,Kirkcudbright,Kirkcudbrightshi,
SCOT

63032014
David, Earl of HUNTINGDON *-16441: b 1144 of,Huntingdon,
Huntingdonshire,ENGL; d 17 Jun 1219 Jedburgh,Roxburghshire,SCOT
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27th GENERATION

126058553
Isabel (Elizabeth) de VERMANDOIS Countess of *-6925: b Abt 1085
Vermandois,Normandy,FRAN; d 13 Feb 1131 ENGL

126058759
same as ahnentafel number 126058553

126058811
same as ahnentafel number 126058553

126058904
Philippe I, King of FRANCE *-9725: b Bef 23 May 1052/1053 Reims,
Marne,FRAN; m 1071/1072 FRAN; d 29 Jul 1108 Melun,Seine-et-Marne,
FRAN

126064027
Avice (Avicia) de LANCASTER *-23969: b of,Cumberland,ENGL; d 1 Jan
1191

126064029
same as ahnentafel number 63029379
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28th GENERATION

252117106
Hugh "The Great" de CREPI *-9970: b 1057 Vermandois,Normandy,FRAN,
FRAN; m Abt 1064 ENGL; d 18 Oct 1102 Tarsus,Cilicie,Asia Minor

252117808
Henri I, King of FRANCE *-9965: b 1006 of,Reims,Marne,FRAN; m 29 Jan
1050 FRAN; d 4 Aug 1060 Vitry,Brie,FRAN

252128055
Gundred de WARENNE Countess *-32562: b Abt 1117 of, Warwick,
Warwickshire,ENGL; d Warwickshire,ENGL
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29th GENERATION

504234212
same as ahnentafel number 252117808 - Henri I, King of FRANCE

504256111
same as ahnentafel number 126058553