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Author Topic: The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Cahdwick and the descendants of William Marshal  (Read 13454 times)

Sir James A

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Sir Nate,

I don't know when true blood ends, but since we all have more than 5 MILLION 20th great grandparents, I'd wager the Marshall and myself share very few chromosomes! ;D

The fun of finding these folks in our family tree is only that, fun.  It is meaningless otherwise.

Sir Humphrey

What if one of the families still bare the name Marshal?

Unrelated in a way. Marshal had no male grandchildren (edit for clarity - *born of his male children*), and his female children would have taken their husband's name. If there is another Marshal in the chain, it's another Marshal family that married into William Marshal's descendants somewhere along the tree.
« Last Edit: 2014-02-04, 20:03:27 by James Anderson III »
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Sir Humphrey need not prove his ancestry or bloodline through the ages. It is enough that he says he is descendant of Sir William Marshall. Now how about pulling some medieval muster with the royals & get me a stay at that Pembroke Palace this summer?? I can have the regency suite, right??  8)
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