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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Archaeologia Cambrensis By Cambrian Archaeological Association

On this date in our family history . . . the 10th day of July . . . in the year 1460 . . . Sir Humphrey de Stafford dies while fighting gallantly under the Lancastrian banner during the Battle of Northampton in England . . . this Duke of Buckingham, a Knight of the Garter, is a 16th great-grandpa to Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

Archaeologia Cambrensis By Cambrian Archaeological Association: "Text not available"

The Mediterranean and Its Borderlands By Joel Cook

On this date in our family history . . . the 10th day of July . . . in the year 1099 . . . El Cid dies in Valencia, Spain . . . aka Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, El Cid is a 26th great-grandpa of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

The Mediterranean and Its Borderlands By Joel Cook: ". . . another now under the Christian banner and now for the Moslem but always for his own hand He was bold and courageous yet cruel and vindictive and in many wars and contests he finally captured Valencia after nine months siege in 1094 the richest prize that had been taken from the Moors down to that time Upon this he founded an extensive kingdom in southeastern Spain composed of Valencia and Murcia which he ruled successfully for about four years until the Moors came in great force and inflicted a crushing defeat which had such an effect upon the war worn and aged Cid that he died of grief in July 1099 His widow Ximena maintained her power in the city which has since . . .

Friday, July 04, 2008

Raynald of Chatillon is beheaded

On this date in our family history . . . the 4th day of July . . . in the year 1187 . . . following the Battle of Hattin . . . Raynald of Chatillon is beheaded by Saladin, a major Muslim political and military leader . . . this Sir Raynald is a 24th great-grandpa to Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

Around the World with Eyes Wide Open The Wonders of the World Pictured by Pen and Pencil By Henry Allen Tupper, Tupper, Henry Allen: "The Crusaders Battlefield As faithfully chronicled by Michaud we read that at nightfall they gathered together by the Horns of Hatton Guy of Lusignau with Raynald of Chatillon the grand master of the Knights Templar and the Bishop of Lydda bearing the holy cross But a great triumph awaited the Moslem and the power of the Crusaders was broken forever in the Holy Land King Guy was taken prisoner Chatillon whom Saladin hated with a peculiar hatred was killed and all the army of the noble knights were slain or taken prisoner The more one sees of the Moslem rule the stronger is his wish that ere long some power may rise and sweep from this land of blessed memory a nation of brutes whose barbarous cruelty is only exceeded"

1745 :: Miriam Thompson weds John Brackett


On this date in our family history . . . the 4th day of July . . . in the year 1745 . . . in Berwick, York County, Maine . . . Miriam Thompson becomes the bride of John Brackett . . . this Miriam and John are 2nd great-grandparents of Jerusha Marilla Smith nee Barker (1841-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .

Brackett Genealogy Descendants
of Anthony Brackett of Portsmouth
and Captain Richard Brackett of Braintree.
With Biographies of the Immigrant Fathers,
Their Sons, and Others of Their Posterity
By Herbert Ierson Brackett
:

"JOHN BRACKETT OF BERWICK AND HIS DESCENDANTS SIXTH GENERATION FAMILY NO 1 From Chapter VIII Descent Anthony Thomas Samuel Samuel John John Bracket was born June 29 1720 baptized January 21 1728 died February 18 1814 He perhaps served in King George"

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