I'm uncertain I have any medieval royalty in my line, but I do have a Knight.
I am the 13th ggd of Pocahontas - the young woman who linked two worlds and cultures. 'Although my research proves that a lot of what is/was written about her, most was romanicized or sssssssssssssugarcoated by the then white elite press. The truth is that she was taken prisoner by the captain of a ship and held aboard but was taken to Jamestowne where she met John Rolfe. He tutored her in English and the Church of England Religion along with English culture. He fell in love with her but wrote a letter to the Gov. of Virginia stating he wanted to marry her but needed the approval of the Crown. He expressed his feelings that marrying beneath him might jeopardize his standing in the new colony. The Governor wanted the marriage to take place because it would help show that he had peaceful relations with the Natives and also promote more settlers to the colony. Of course, the peaceful state of the Colony did not come about until after the marriage.
I am a Williams and have researched and documented my family for 38 years. When I got back to my 3rd ggfa, John Jefferson Williams, I found he married Namcy M. Bowles and that her mother was Frances "Fanny" Bolling. That rang a bell as Pocahontas' grand daughter married Robert Bolling. However, we all know that sharing a surname does not necessariloy mean we are related in any way. But, fortunately, with lots of document research, I was able to prove the connection and very proud of Lady Rebecca aka Pocahontas who lived a short life that joined two worlds.
It's wonderful to find a famous ancestors but all ancestors share the same value to me. .
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My sixth great-grandfather turns out to be Governor John Sevier, first governor of the State of Tennessee. He is also credited for having founded said State. (This was after the overwhelming mishap of the failed State of Franklin, which in its own way led to the founding of TN.) He is best known for his leadership in the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Kings Mountain, 7, October, 1780. The battle began against Major Patrick Ferguson and his army of Tories about 4:00 p.m. and ended in about forty-seven minutes. Many casualties, some fatal, including Major Ferguson (the only British member of the Army) and many captives. This Battle, as it happens, was a turning point in the War, in the South, giving renewed hope to the Continental Army. I don't have the quote on me at this moment, but I do know Thomas Jefferson was impressed. As I have read about this man, it turns out he was a bit of a icon in his time. I've dubbed him the family "rock star". The caveat, be careful when you shake your family tree, as you never know who might fall out of it. ;)