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Started by Will Johnson. Last reply by Mary Ellen Aube Oct 29, 2011.

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Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by Will Johnson Jan 13, 2010.

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Comment by Barb Dundas on September 10, 2010 at 3:45pm
New to the group. Have been researching for 40 years following my father's research of 30 years. Love the Medieval ancestry and research.
Cheers, Barb
Comment by Ms ROBIN COFFMAN on August 28, 2010 at 6:55pm
Can someone tell me how I can prove or dis prove that Ruth Blount born about 1600 , natural daughter of Sir Charles Blount annd Lady Penelope DDevereux, Lady Rich, is the same person called Ruth Devonshire who married Christopther Tighman. Ruth Blount did marry a Christopther Tighman but no dates or place given. Ruth Devonshire maried Christopther Tighman suposeably in Va and had sons Gibon and Roger born in Va. My Ruth Tighman died in 1690 in Maryland according to Ancestery .com. Ruth Blount Tighman died 1690 or 1694 no place is given Can someone help me.
Comment by Randall Stackhouse on February 7, 2010 at 9:03pm
Thanks Will Johnson! I will check them out!
Comment by Will Johnson on February 6, 2010 at 6:24pm
The best jump-page for sources on English medieval and pre-modern ancestors is http://www.countyhistorian.com/cecilweb/index.php/Sources Scroll about a third of the way down the page, and England will start.

Second best is http://knol.google.com/k/genealogy-portal# and again scroll down a bit past the famous people and you'll start seeing the general references links.
Comment by Randall Stackhouse on February 6, 2010 at 5:24pm
Ok my line would be Anthony Cooke who married Anne Fitzwilliam (daughter of William Fitzwilliam and Anne Hawes) Where is the best place to check the dates for these people. Do you have any books you could recommend?
Comment by Will Johnson on February 5, 2010 at 8:47pm
Anthony married Anne FitzWilliam and Beatrice married Richard Ogle
Comment by Randall Stackhouse on February 5, 2010 at 8:41pm
Thanks for the info update! It looks like my line would be Alice Saunders who married John Cooke.
Comment by Will Johnson on February 4, 2010 at 10:31pm
By the way, we don't know what year Jane was born. That 1465 is a bad guess based on nothing :)
Comment by Will Johnson on February 4, 2010 at 10:30pm
Someone has made a mistake Randall. 12 Feb 1525 was the death date of Jane, not of either of her two husbands. Her first husband was William Saunders of Banbury, co Oxford. They had a daughter Alice who married John Cooke of Gidea Hall. They are ancestral to the British royal house.

By her second husband William Cope, esq, cofferer (hair dresser) to Henry VII, she had two more children Anthony and John. Both of whom also have living descendants today.
Comment by Randall Stackhouse on February 4, 2010 at 10:02pm
I found information at ancestory.com on a Jane Spencer b.1465 Hodnel, [parish], Warwickshire, England, d. 12 Feb 1525 Canons Ashby, [parish], Northamptonshire, England. It said she was married to William Saunders b. Abt. 1461 Banbury, [parish], Oxfordshire, England, d. 12 Feb 1525. Has anyone come accross these names before?
 

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