On this date in our family history . . . the 1st day of May . . . in the year 1285 . . . Edmund FitzAlan is born at the Castle of Marlborough in Wiltshire, England . . . this Edmund is believed to be a 19th great-grandpa of our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this blog . . .