A fun picture for the week...

A fun picture for the week...
A Satellite View of Elder Sorensen's Trailer in the Church Parking Lot in Many Farms, AZ

Thursday, September 25, 2008

We Hereby Decree....

That we shall be called by our noble titles....What noble titles you might ask? Well, we are descendants of Edward I, King of England!! Yes folks, that's right, we're royalty (at least that's what we're saying)! As is often the case, someone had to forfeit their honors (see the 13th generation for his alleged crimes), but the title was reinstated for the next generation, so we're still royal. Check it out:

King of England
m. first, -1254, Eleanor of Castile, and had by her:

Princess Joan d’Arce
d. 1307, who m. first, Gilbert de Clare, ninth Earl of Clare, seventh Earl of Hertford, and third Earl of Gloucester, d. 1295 and had:

Lady Margaret de Clare
(sister of the last Earl of Clare), widow of Piers Gavestone, m. secondly, Hugh, Baron d’Audley, created, 1337, Earl of Gloucester, d. s. p. m., 1347 and had:

Lady Margaret d’Audley
who m Sir Ralph de Stafford, K.G., second Baron Stafford, created, 1351, Earl of Stafford, d. 1372 and had:

Hugh de Stafford
second Earl of Stafford, d. 1386; m. Lady Philippa de Beauchamp, daughter of Sir Henry, third Earl of Warwick, one of the original Knights of the Garter, d. 1369, and had:

Lady Margaret de Stafford
who m. Sir Ralph, K.G., fourth Baron Neville, of Raby, Earl Marshal of England, created, 1399, Earl of Westmoreland, d. 1425, and had:

Lady Philippa Neville
who m. Thomas de Dacre, fifth Baron Dacre of Gillesland, d. 1457, and had:

The Honorable Thomas de Dacre
eldest son, d. v. p., who m. Lady Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Bowers, Esq., and had:

Lady Joane Dacres
Baroness Dacres, who m. Sir Richard Fynes (Fienes), Baron Fienes, and, in right of his wife, summoned to Parliament as Lord Dacre; 1459-82, Constable of the Tower; Lord Chamberlain to King Edward, d. 1484, son of Sir Roger Fynes, son of William Fynes, Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, 1297, son of Sir William Fynes and his wife, Lady Joan, daughter of Admiral Sir Geoffrey de Say, and had:

John Fynes
eldest son, d. v. p., father of:

Sir Thomas Fienes, K.B.
eighth Lord Dacre, d. 1534, who m. Lady Anne, daughter of Sir Humphrey Bouchier, Knt., and had:

Thomas Fienes
eldest son, d. v. p., father of:

Thomas Fienes
ninth Baron Dacre of the South, who was executed for an alleged murder in 1541, when his honors were forfeited; m. Lady Mary, daughter of George Neville, Lord Abergavenny, and had:

Lady Margaret Fienes
Baroness Dacre, d. 1611, sister of Gregory, who was restored in blood and honors as tenth Baron Dacre, d. s. p. m. Sampson Lennard, Esq., who became eleventh Baron Dacre in 1604; Member of Parliament for Sussex in 1614; son of John Lennard, of Chevening, Kent, and his wife, Elizabeth Harman, of Crayford, Kent, and had:

Sir Henry Lennard
twelfth Baron Dacre, d. 1616, who m. Lady Chrysogna, daughter of Sir Richard Baker, of Sissenghurst, Kent, and had:

Henry Lennard
younger brother of thirteenth Baron Dacre of the South, seated at Chevening, d. 1630, who m., first, Lady Anne, daughter of Sir Arthur Throckmorton, of Paulers Perry, Northamptonshire (who also m. Sir Peter Temple, as his first wife, brother to Sir John Temple, of Stanton Bury, ancestor of Robert Temple, of Ten Hills, Boston, Mass.), father of:

Thomas Leonard
of Pontilpool in Wales, younger son, brother of Francis, Lord Dacre father of the Earl of Essex, who had:

James Lennord
(or Lennard, or Leonard), brother of Francis, Lord Dacre, father of Earl of Sussex, of Taunton, Mass., in 1652, where he and his brother Henry erected the first forge in the Plymouth Colony. (See Mass. His. Col., Vol. III, p. 173). He d. ante 1691, aged about 70 years, having by his wife, Margaret, who died about 1700:

Judge Thomas Leonard
of Taunton, Mass., b. about 1641, a physician major justice of the peace, town clerk, deacon, and judge of the court of Common Pleas 1702, d. 1713; m. 1662, Mary Watson, d. 1723, aged 81, and had:

John Leonard
of Taunton, b. 1668; m. Mary, daughter of Philip King, and had:

Gamaliel Leonard
b. 1753, d. 1809, who m. Bethiah Howard, and had:

Gamaliel Leonard
b. 31 May 1757, Raynham, Mass., a soldier in the Revolutionary War being nine months at Boston on the first call and afterwards went to the defense of Ticonderoga, and d. 7 Aug 1827, Fair Haven, Ver.; who m. Anna Witherell, and had:

Charles Leonard
b. 1 Jun 1787, Fair Haven, Ver., who went out as a soldier in the War of 1812 and is said to have received a bounty of $100 for returning Andrew Race for desertion, and died 22 Sep 1854, Portage, NY; who m. Betsey Colburn, sister of John P. Colburn, Esq., and had:

John W. Leonard
b. 1814, d. 6 Dec 1855, Plymouth, IN; who m. Julia Inman, of Hampton, NY, who had:

Catherine Leonard
b. 16 Mar 1839, who m. George Welch, and had:

Eugene Ira Welch
b. 13 Sep 1840, and died 1922; who m. Beata Christine Bofinger, b. 28 Mar 1861, and d. 6 Sep 1920, daughter of Rev. Carl Christian Bofinger, pastor of the German Evangelical Church, and had:

Beata Katherine Welch
b. 16 Dec 1886 and d. June 1985, of Plymouth, IN, who m. Bernard James Dennis Burke, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and had:

Robert James Burke
b. 28 Aug 1920, Detroit, Mich., and d. 25 Aug 1979; who m., first, Bonnie Jean Bryan, and had:

Dennis James Burke, father of:

Cheree Rene Burke, mother of:

Kaycee Renee Sorensen
Reid Logan Sorensen
Burke Spencer Sorensen
Gavin Howard Sorensen
Chance Samuel Sorensen


aprilhardy said...

Good work on the geneology. This stuff is just fascinating. The day I met Drews grandpa he pulled out his geneology and shared it with me so I knew where Drew came. Then for our wedding gave us a record of all that he had done on their geneology. Priceless. Everyone has such an interesting story!

Christy said...

I'm very impressed you typed all that out on your blog. I hope you like print and save your blog entries.
Very interesting though! Mostly because I'm related to you :)