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 family history blog. . . .
The Dictionary of national biography,
Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee,
Robert Blake, Christine Stephanie Nicholls
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 ??
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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