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Monday, November 01, 2010

1254 :: Eleanor marries Edward in Spain

On or about this date in our family history . . . the 1st day of November . . . in the year 1254 . . . at the Monastery of Las Huelgas in Burgos, Spain . . . Princess Eleanor de Castile becomes the bride of Sir Edward I of England.

This Eleanor and Edward are currently believed to be ancestors of . . . George H.W. Bush . . . Walt Disney (1901-1966) . . . Stanley Ann Obama Soetoro nee Dunham (1942-1995) . . . as well as 22nd and 23rd and 24th and 25th great-grandparents of the Keeper of this geneablog. . . .


The Dictionary of national biography,
Volume 6
By
Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee,
Robert Blake, Christine Stephanie Nicholls

2 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

Aha! We have another common ancestor! Did you see my post with photos of your ancestral castle in Spain at http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/09/wordless-wednesday-last-week-in-spain.html ??

Vickie Everhart said...

Oh my, how did I miss those?!? I'll be commenting over there later! But back to Eleanor and Edward . . . my one "known" connection is through the FEARS mother of my very southern 2nd great-grandma, Josephine Wingfield Henry nee DAVIS (1842-1899), who came to a pre-civil-war Texas from plantation life in Georgia . . . the FEARS line appears to go back to HORSMANDEN and ST. LEGER and NEVILLE and John of Gaunt, et al . . . on to Eleanor and Edward . . .

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