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About Daphne Elaine Beames (née Hook/ Bramley-Hook)

Genealogical Relationships Chart for Daphne Elaine Beames.

Ancient Roots Egypt 4th Dynasty: Priest of Ra in Sakhbu, 130th great grandfather (links descend to Ireland) → Chaldea/Ur 1812BC: Abraham – (descent traced from ancient great grandfather) → Egypt 1345BC: Pharoah Ramses I, 100th great grandfather → Judea 1042BC: King David, 90th great grandfather → Greece/Macedonia 382BC: King Philip II, son of Ptolemy I and father of Alexander the Great, 65th great grandfather → Armenia: King Julius Tigranes VI 25AD, 57th great grandfather (Armenia became the first Christian nation in 301AD) → all Royal Houses of Europe.

Modern English History Queen Elizabeth II – 13th cousin once removed Philip Duke of Edinburgh – 17th cousin Prince Charles - 13th cousin twice removed Diana Princess of Wales - 9th cousin twice removed King George VI - 16th cousin once removed Prince William – 13th cousin 3X removed Prince William (2nd path) – 17th cousin twice removed Camilla Duchess of Cornwall - 13th cousin twice removed Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge - 15th cousin 3X removed Prince George of Cambridge – 9th cousin 4X removed David William Donald Cameron MP – 14th cousin Sophie of Wessex – 17th cousin

United Kingdom History English History Queen Boudicca – 43rd great grandmother Uther Pendragon, King of Britain, King Arthur’s father – 38th great grandfather King Ethelbert – 1st cousin, 24X removed’s husband’s 3rd great uncle Alfred the Great – 1st cousin 24X removed’s husbands 2nd great grandfather King Arthur of the Round Table – 38th great uncle Edward the Confessor – 2nd cousin 23 times removed William the Conqueror – 24th great grandfather King Harold II of Wessex (battle of Hastings) - 28th great grandfather King Henry II – 21st great grandfather Eleanor of Aquitaine – 21st great grandmother Richard the Lionheart – 21st great uncle Philip of Cognac (son of R the L) – first cousin 21X removed Robert de Beaumeis – 23rd great grandfather King John of England - 20th great grandfather Eleanor of Provence, Queen consort of England – 19th great grandmother Edward I – 19th great grandfather Eleanor of Castille Queen Consort of England – 19th great grandmother John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster – 17th great grandfather Katherine Swynford Duchess of Lancaster – 17 great grandmother Catalina of Lancaster – 17th great aunt (dau of John of Gaunt) John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford – first cousin 17X removed Joan Beaufort – 16th great grandmother Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots - first cousin 17X removed Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII – second cousin 16X removed Edmund Tudor – sixth cousin 14X removed Richard II – first cousin 18X removed Richard III - first cousin 16X removed King Henry VII – third cousin 15X removed Elizabeth of York – 2nd cousin 15X removed King Henry VIII – 3rd cousin 14 times removed Ann Boleyn – 3rd cousin 12X removed Queen Elizabeth I – 4th cousin 11X removed Bonnie Prince Charlie – 9th cousin 8X removed Oliver Cromwell – first cousin 11X removed King George III – 12th cousin 5X removed Catherine Parr - first cousin 13X removed (6th wife of Henry VIII) Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire - 6th cousin 3X removed John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer, 5th cousin 4X removed Albert, Prince Consort – 14th cousin 4X removed King Canute of England and Denmark – first cousin 26X removed Sir John de Grey, Shirland – 20th great grandfather Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill – 12th cousin once removed Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill – 12th cousin Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England – 4th cousin 12X removed Henry Frederick Francis Adair Barrington – 10th cousin 3X removed Josslyn Hay, Earl of Errol - 15th cousin once removed

Irish History King Douch Ireland – 49th great grandfather Brian Boru, King of Ireland – 27th great grandfather Máel Sechnaill II, High King of Ireland - second cousin 30 times removed

Scottish History King Malcolm II - 27th great grandfather Mary Queen of Scots – 5th cousin 12X removed King Macbeth - first cousin 27X removed William “The Lion” King of Scotland – 22nd great grandfather King David 1 of the Scots – 23rd great grandfather

Welsh History Beli "The Great" King of Britain - 47th great grandfather Owain, King of Wales – 41st great grandfather Cynwrig, Lord of Radyr – 21st great grandfather Llywelyn ap Lorwerth, Prince of Wales – 20th great grandfather

European History Austrian History Isabel of Austria - 6th cousin 12X removed Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria & King of Hungary - 14th cousin 4X removed’s husband Empress Sissi of Austria - 14th cousin 4X removed Bavarian History King of Bavaria, Maximilian IV (I) Joseph Wittelsbach - 12th cousin 6X removed Belgian History King Leopold 1 of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha – 13th cousin 4X removed Byzantine Greek Andronikos Komnenos Dukas Palaiologos – second cousin 25X removed Isaac II Angelois, Byzantine Emperor – 22nd great grandfather Croatian History Janos Ivan III Subic Zrinjski Zrinyi – 12th cousin 13X removed Czech History King Vaclav II (Wenceslaus II) – second cousin 20X removed Cumanian History (within modern Hungary) Khan Kuthen of the Cumans – 23rd great grandfather Danish History Christian III of Denmark – 7th cousin 13X removed Christian IX of Denmark – 14th cousin 3X removed Finnish History King Fornjotur of Kvenland/Finland - 39th great grandfather c170AD French History Charles Martel (685) – 33rd great grandfather Pepin III King of Franks – 33rd great grandfather Charlemagne – 32nd great grandfather Charles the Bold Duke of Burgundy - 2nd cousin 16X removed Ermengarde d'Anjou, duchesse consort de Bourgogne - 24th great grandmother René I d'Anjou, titular King of Naples - fourth cousin 17 times removed King Francois I – 6th cousin 14X removed Louis IX le Saint, Roi de France – 22nd great grandfather Marguerite de Provence – 22nd great grandmother King Louis XIV – 17th cousin 8X removed Marie Antoinette – 12th cousin 5X removed Emperor Napoleon I – 17th cousin 6X removed Empress Josephine de Beauharnais – 10th cousin 5X removed Marie de Brienne, Dame de Beaumont – 2nd cousin 20X removed German History Kaiser Wilhelm II – 16th cousin once removed King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Brandenburg – 9th cousin 9X removed Friedrich I Barbarossa – 22nd great grandfather Sophia, Electress of Hanover - 7th cousin 10X removed Frederick “The Great” King of Prussia - IIth cousin 6X removed Otto von Bismarck, German Chancellor – 15th cousin 5X removed Greek History Phillip II King of Macedonia - 65th great grandfather Alexander the Great - 65th great uncle Hungarian History Attila the Hun "Scourge of God", 59th King of the Huns – 42nd great grandfather Kepka Kreka of the Huns, wife of Atilla – 41st great grandmother Laoshang Chanyu of the Huns – 65th great grandfather Italian History King Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy - 15th cousin twice removed Adalbert King of Italy – 27th great grandfather Azzo V d’Este, Marquis d’Este – 23rd great grandfather Max von Thurn and Taxis – 14th cousin 3X removed Liechtenstein History Alois, Hereditory Prince of Liechtenstein – 18th cousin Luxembourg History Prince Louis of Luxembourg – 15th cousin 3X removed Grand Duke Jean – 17th cousin Jacquetta de Luxembourg, Duchess of Bedford – 5th cousin 15X removed Monaco History Prince Rainier of Monaco – 16th cousin once removed Prince Albert II of Monaco – 16th cousin twice removed Netherlands History Godwulf, King of Friesland – 44th great grandfather Queen Juliana of the Netherlands – 17th cousin Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands – 17th cousin twice removed Norwegian History King Norr of Alfheim, Norway – 39th great grandfather Raum Norrson, King of Norway – 37th great grandfather Persian History Cyrus II the Great, King of Persia – 71st great grandfather Vologaeses V Dikaios Epiphanes Philhellen sacral King of Parthia – 53rd great grandfather Polish History Mieszko I Piast, Duke of Poland - 29th great grandfather Zygmunt I Jagiellon, King of Poland - fifth cousin 15 times removed Portuguese History Sancho I of Portugal – 23rd great uncle Prince Henry the Navigator – first cousin 17X removed Roman History Emperor Hadrian - 45th great uncle Emperor Constantine III - Ist cousin 36X removed Julius Caesar, Roman Dictator - 50th great uncle Marcus Aurelius, Emperor – 41st great grandfather Romanian History Vlad Dracul, Prince of Wallachia - 7th cousin 20 times removed Russian History Tsar Nicholas II – 17th cousin Peter the Great Tsar if Russia – 15th cousin 10X removed Vladimir II ‘Monomach’ Grand Duke of Kiev, Ukraine – 27th great grandfather Catherine the Great - eleventh cousin 7X removed Serbian History King Stephen I, (Stefan Uroš Nemanjić) – third cousin 25X removed Spanish History Blanca de Navarra of Castille – 22nd great grandmother Fernando III el Santo, Rey de Castilla - 20th great grandfather Emperor Charles V – 4th cousin 14X removed Philip II of Spain – 5th cousin 13X removed Ferdinand of Aragon – 6th cousin 16X removed Isabel II of Spain – 15th cousin twice removed Inez de Poitou, Queen of Aragon – 24th great grandmother Rodrigo “El Cid” Campeador Díaz de Vivar - 25th great grandfather Alonso VII, Duke of Medina Sidonia – 10th cousin 11X removed Swedish History King Gustavus II Adolphus – 9th cousin eleven X removed King Charles XII – 10th cousin 8X removed Princess Madeleine of Sweden – 13th cousin 4X removed Swiss History Otto von Habsburg – 27th great grandfather

American History President George Washington - 11th cousin 5X removed Abraham Lincoln - 16th President - 7th cousin twice removed Ulysses Grant – 18th President - 12th cousin once removed Franklin D. Roosevelt - 32nd President - 13th cousin Herbert Hoover – 14th cousin, once removed President John F. Kennedy - 35th Pres - 16th cousin twice removed

Asian History Arab History Muhammad the Great of Islam - 48th great grandfather Judean Princes Abraham – 99th great grandfather King David of Israel - 90th great grandfather King Herod the Great - 60th great grandfather Jesus of Nazareth - 27th great uncle's great grandfather's wife's first cousin twice removed's wife's nephew's wife's son. Khazar History Marot, Prince of the Bihar Khazars – 30th great grandfather Syrian History Cleopatra Tryphaena, Queen of Syria – 57th great grandmother

African History Egyptian History Pharoah Ramses I – 100th great grandfather Cleopatra Queen of Egypt - 59th great grandmother

Chinese History Genghis Khan (Temüjin) Borjigin, Khagan of the Mongol Empire –

19th great uncle's great aunt's husband's great grandfather.

Wen Liu Heng Han (202-157BC) Emperor of ancient China – 66th great grandfather Li-Wang, King of Zhou China – 81st great grandfather Princess ?China – 81st great grandmother

Literary History George Gordon Lord Byron – 12th cousin twice removed Madame de la Tour de Pin – 9th cousin 4X removed Percy Bysshe Shelley - 13th cousin twice removed Baron von Stael – 20th cousin 3Xremoved C S Lewis – 13th cousin 5X removed

Military History Admiral Horatio Nelson - 10th cousin 3X removed

Cape History Lady Anne Barnard (neé Lindsay) - 13th cousin twice removed Sir David de Villiers Graaff - 6th cousin twice removed Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr (Onze Jan) - fourth cousin 3 X removed

Knysna Settlers History Henry Frederick Francis Adair Barrington - 10th cousin 3X removed

UK Society Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon – 13th cousin twice removed

US Society Seth MacFarlane – 12th cousin 3X removed

Ancient Roots Chaldea/Ur 1812BC: Abraham - can trace descent from ancient great grandfather → Egypt 1345BC: Pharoah Ramses I, 100th great grandfather → Judea 1042BC: King David, 90th great grandfather → Greece/Macedonia 382BC: King Philip II, son of Ptolemy I and father of Alexander the Great, 65th great grandfather → Armenia: King Julius Tigranes VI 25AD, 57th great grandfather (Armenia became the first Christian nation in 301AD) → all Royal Houses of Europe.

Daphne Elaine Beames (née Hook (Bramley-Hook)/Eedes) can boast ancestry from almost every single Royal House in Europe. Among other lines, she descends directly from Arsakes Vologaeses V Dikaios Epiphanes Philhellen, Sacral King of Parthia, of the Parthian Royal House of Arsaces that ruled Persia (Iran), Mesopotamia and Babylon. The Parthian kings in turn claimed descent from the earlier Achaemenid Dynasty and that relationship would make Daphne Beames a descendant of Cyrus the Great and establish a blood link with classical Greece. She is also a direct descendant of Pharoah Ramses I of Egypt (100th great grandfather).

Daphne Elaine Beames is a direct descendant of both William the Conqueror, King of England, (24th great grand father) and David 1, King of Scots (23rd great grandfather). The blood of most of the British Royal Houses that ruled both England and Scotland flows through her veins - she is a direct descendant of the Royal Houses of Normandy, Plantagenet and Tudor (through Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby). She is related to the House of Stuart through her ancestral cousin of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (7th cousin 10X removed). She is a direct descendant of Charlemagne of the Carolingian Dynasty (32nd great grandfather) and of Louis IX le Saint, Roi de France (22nd great grandfather) – and from him, Daphne Elaine Beames descends from the House of Capet and all the way back to the Merovingian Dynasty.

She is also a direct descendant of many other European Royal Houses such as the Hohenstaufen Dynasty (from Friedrich 1 Barbarossa, 22nd great grandfather). She is the ancestral cousin of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and King of Bohemia (8th cousin 10X removed).


Ancestral cousins from Royal Dynasties are strewn over the landscape of Europe. Among them: House of Oldenburg – Christian III King of Denmark (seventh cousin 13X removed). House of Wittelsbach – Maximillian IV King of Bavaria (12th cousin 6X removed). House of Hanover – Ernest Augustus of Brunswick-Luneburg (9th cousin 11X removed) House of Hesse - Elizabeth of Hesse (third cousin 18X removed). House of Nassau - William V, Prince of Orange, (12th cousin 6X removed). House of Mecklenburg (Anna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (fifteenth cousin 2X removed) House of Wettin - Christine of Saxony, Landgravine of Hesse (6th cousin 14X removed) House of Valois - Jeanne d'Angoulême, Countess of Bar-sur-Seine (7th cousin 13X removed).

House of Medici - Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (10th cousin 10X removed).

House of Sforza - Francesco I Sforza, Duke of Milan (7th cousin 13X removed)

ARAB Daphne Elaine Beames descends from the Muslims who created the Arab Andalusian civilization in Spain. Some of these people sprang from the family of the Prophet, and she is a descendent directly from Muhammad (48th great grandfather).

ARMENIAN Daphne Elaine Beames descends both from the Armenian Kings and from the earlier rulers of ancient Armenia (first Christian nation).

AUSTRIAN (and SWISS) Daphne Elaine Beames has Habsburg ancestors who came originally from Switzerland, and who created the state of Austria. She is a direct descendent of Otto II, Graf von Habsburg (27th great grandfather) died AD 1111. BELGIAN Although the modern Belgian state dates only from 1830, the Belgian cultural heritage is that of old Burgundy. The famous Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, is an ancestral cousin of Daphne Elaine Beames (second cousin 16 times removed). BYZANTINE GREEK Daphne Elaine Beames has the blood of the Angeloi Emperors of the East (Isaac II Angelois, 22nd great grandfather), as well as the famous Palaeologus Sovereigns of Byzantium in her veins (Andronikos Komnenos Dukas Palaiologos, second cousin, 25X removed). CHINESE Daphne Elaine Beames’s lineage can be traced back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD) of Emperors in ancient China. Emperor Wen Liu Heng Han was her 66th great grandfather. The ancient link comes through the Hun Kings and specifically through Atilla the Hun. CROATIAN The Croatian ancestry of Daphne Elaine Beames extends to the House of Subic and her ancestors include several Bans (viceroys) of Croatia among them Janos Ivan III Subic Zrinjski Zrinyi. CUMAN The Cumans originally lived in south Russia around the Black Sea - before being driven west into Hungary by the Mongols. Kuthen, their Khan (King), is Daphne Elaine Beames’s 23rd great grandfather

CZECH The Bohemian Kings who left descendants are ancestors of Daphne Elaine Beames - among them ancestral cousin, Wenceslaus II (Vaclav), second cousin 20X removed.

DANISH Daphne Elaine Beames is related to Christian IX of Denmark who is an ancestral cousin (14th cousin 3X removed) and from Christian III of Denmark (7th cousin 13X removed). DUTCH William V Prince of Orange is Daphne Elaine Beames’s ancestral cousin (12th cousin 6X removed). ENGLISH Daphne Elaine Beames descends directly from William the Conqueror (24th great grandfather) and is a descendant both of the Plantagenets and the Tudors (through the line of John of Gaunt – 17th great grandfather). She is linked to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, several times over - both through his father: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and through his mother: Diana, Princess of Wales. The ancient line can be traced back to Queen Boudicca (43rd great grandmother) and to St. Edward the Confessor through his mother, Emma Ælfgifu of Normandy, Queen consort of Denmark, Norway and England (first cousin 25 X removed). FRENCH Daphne Elaine Beames is directly descended from Clovis “The Great” King of the Franks (38th great grandfather) and, among others, from Charlemagne (32nd great grandfather), from Saint Louis (22nd great grandfather) who was King Louis IX - the most famous medieval King of France, and from many other Carolingian, Capetian and Valois Sovereigns. She also descends from Henri IV, King of France (eighth cousin 11X removed) who laid the original foundations for the French-speaking community in Canada. GEORGIAN Now an independent country again, Georgia was a kingdom as long ago as the days of the Greco-Roman world. Daphne Elaine Beames is related to many of its ancient monarchs, among them, George V of the Bragation Dynasty, an ancestral cousin, (13th cousin 20X removed).

GERMAN German ancestry makes up a large part of Daphne Elaine Beames’s lineage. Included in it are the great medieval Emperors (among them the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick I Barbarossa of the Hohenstaufen Dynasty, 22nd great grandfather) and the dynasties of Bavaria, Saxony (Otto I, Duke of Saxony 29th great grandfather), Hesse, Baden, Mecklenburg, Wurttemberg, Brunswick (Ludolph von Brunswick 29th great grandfather), and Anhalt as well as such famous families as Hohenlohe, Molkte and Trauttmansdorf. Frederick “The Great” of Prussia was an ancestral cousin (11th cousin 6X removed.

IRISH Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother is Daphne Elaine Beames’s 13th cousin once removed. She brought the blood of the Dal Cais and Eoganacht dynasties of Munster and that of the Ui Neill High Kings into the Royal Family. Daphne Elaine Beames descends from Brian Boruma King of Ireland (27th great grandfather), and the Iron Age sacral Kings of Tara (Máel Sechnaill II, High King of Ireland - second cousin 30 times removed).

ITALIAN The Dukes of Savoy, the medieval Kings of Sicily, the Orsini of Rome, Wacchon, King of the Lombards (37th great grandfather),the Doria of Genoa, and the Gonzaga of Mantua are among the many Italian families whose blood flows though the veins Daphne Elaine Beames. The Royal House of Brunswick, after which New Brunswick was named and which everyone thinks of as German, was actually founded in Germany by an Italian named Azzo 11, Marques of Este - Daphne Elaine Beames’s 23rd great grandfather.

JUDAIC Daphne Elaine Beames descends from King David ‘King of Israel’ (90th great grandfather) and is also related to the Colonna family who were Jewish in origin and adopted Judaism as their religion. She has another line of Jewish descent from the historical figure named Makhir (4th cousin 35X removed). Makhir was a Jewish Prince of the Davidic Royal House sent by Caliph Harun-al-Rafhid as ambassador to the Emperor Charlemagne at the end of the 9th century. One of Makhir’s descendants married into the medieval English Royal Family. KHAZAR The Khazars formed a powerful state between the Byzantine Empire and Islamic world. Daphne Elaine Beames is descended from Marot, Prince of the Bihar Khazars (30th great grandfather). LITHUANIAN Algirdas / Olgierd Grand Duke of Lithuania, son of Gedimin - the last pagan King of the Lithuanians who died in 1341, is an ancestral cousin of Daphne Elaine Beames (fourth cousin 23X removed).

MONGOL Daphne Elaine Beames has Mongol blood and is tenuously related to Genghis Khan (Temüjin) Borjigin, Khagan of the Mongol Empire who is her 19th great uncle's great aunt's husband's great grandfather – through the Plantagenet link. This relationship provides another link to China for Genghis Khan’s grandson Kublai Khan become Emperor of China and founder of the Yuan Dynasty.

NORWEGIAN The Old Norse Jarls of Orkney (Ragnvald Eysteinsson, Mørejarl, 29th great grandfather), Eystein Trondsson "the Severe" Hardråde, King of Hedmark in Norway (33rd great grandfather) and King Norr of Alfheim (39th great grandfather) are ancestors of Daphne Elaine Beames

PERSIAN Through her mother, Daphne Elaine Beames descends directly from Arsakes Vologaeses V Dikaios Epiphanes Philhellen, sacral King of Parthia, of the Parthian Royal House of Arsaces (53rd great grandfather) who ruled Persia (Iran), Mesopotamia and Babylon. The Parthian kings in turn claimed descent from the earlier Achaemenid Dynasty which claims descent form Cyrus the Great (71st great grandfather) and establishes a blood link with classical Greece. POLISH The original Piast Dynasty includes Mieszko I Piast Duke of Poland who is Daphne Elaine Beames’s 29th great grandfather: and the Jagielonian Kings up to Zygmunt 1 who died 1548 (fifth cousin 15X removed) are ancestral cousins of Daphne Elaine Beames PORTUGUESE Alfonzo, Duke of Braganza (son of King John I) is an ancestral cousin of Daphne Elaine Beames (fifth cousin 16X removed). The Holy Constable, Nuno Álvares Pereira who secured the independence of Portugal, is also an ancestor (thirteenth cousin 8X removed). Philippa of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt (17th great grandfather) and Queen Consort of Portugal is Daphne Elaine Beames’s 17th great aunt. ROMANIAN Vlad Dracul, Prince of Wallachia is Daphne Elaine Beames’s 7th cousin 20 times removed – he is the father of the original Dracula. RUSSIAN Daphne Elaine Beames is an ancestral cousin of Peter the Great of Russia (15th cousin 10X removed) as well as Catherine the Great (eleventh cousin 7X removed), She is a direct descendant of the princes of the Rurik period: Rurik av Svealand, Prins av Novgorod - 29th great grandfather. The later Russian Emperors right up to and including Nicholas II (17th cousin) are close relatives of Daphne Elaine Beames SCOTTISH “Robert the Bruce”, King of Scots (second cousin 20X removed) and Mary Queen of Scots (fifth cousin 12X removed) are ancestral cousins of Daphne Elaine Beames. She is a direct descendant of King Malcolm II - 27th great grandfather, Saint Margaret Queen of Scotland – 24th great grandmother, King David 1 of the Scots – 23rd great grandfather, and William “The Lion” King of Scotland – 22nd great grandfather. SERBIAN Serbia's greatest ruler, Emperor Stephan Dusan (fourth cousin 19X removed), and the King of Serbia, (Stephen I, Stefan Uroš Nemanjić, 3rd cousin 25X removed) are both ancestral cousins of Daphne Elaine Beames SPANISH Ferdinand of Aragon (6th cousin 16X removed) who, with his wife Isabella of Castille, sponsored the discovery of America by Columbus; the epic Spanish hero ‘El Cid’ (25th great grandfather); and Philip 11 of Spain are among the notable Spanish Ancestors of Daphne Elaine Beames SWEDISH Through ancestral cousin, Ottar Egilsson, King of Sweden "Vendelkråka", (first cousin 39X removed), Daphne Elaine Beames is related to the Peace Kings of Uppsala and the rulers of Sweden, as well as many other historic figures of that land. UKRAINIAN Daphne Elaine Beames is 30th in direct descent from Volodymyr Monomachus, Grand Duke of Kiev and ruler of the Ukraine – 27th great grandfather. WELSH Daphne Elaine Beames is descended from Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of Wales (20th great grandfather) and most of the Welsh kings and princes back to the time of the Romans

Milestones in South African ancestry.

The Honourable Charles Pritchard was my second great grandfather. Lord Henry de Villiers was my fourth cousin four times removed. Pierre de Villiers born Burgundy, France, in 1633 was my ninth great grandfather. Piet Retief, the Voortrekker leader was my first cousin five times removed. The Rev. John Eedes was my great grandfather. Sebastian Valentyn Cloete was my second great uncle

The De Villiers-Graaff connection. Anna Elizabeth Graaff (07/18/1827 - 12/17/1900) was my fifth great aunt's husband's wife's great niece. She married Petrus Norbertus Graaff. Her father was Pieter Hendrik de Villiers (1788 -1853) and he was married to Catharina Helena Minnaar. Her grandfather was David de Villiers and he was married to Anna Roux. Sir David de Villiers Graaff is my fifth great aunt's husband's wife's 6th great nephew. Gaedry Graaff is my 6th great grand father's wife's 6th great niece.

Mary-Anne Clarke is my 9th cousin once removed Gaedry Graaff is my 9th cousin once removed

Harriet Cloete (nee Eedes born 1831) was my second great aunt and married Sebastian Valentyn Cloete. He was the son of another Sebastian Valentyn Cloete. He was the son of Hendrik Cloete, He was the son of another Hendrik Cloete

( Unedited) Jacob Pieter Cloete of Groot Constantia (1793 - 1875) was Harriet Cloete's husband's uncle. Hendrik Cloete of Groote Constantia (1792 - 1870) was Harriet Cloete's (my second great aunt's) husband's first cousin once removed. (Or my second great uncle's brother, depending on which path you follow.) He was married to Helen Christian Graham, the sister of the founder of Grahamstown: Col. John Graham.

European Roots.

Prof Eugen Rey (Jean Guillaume Charles) was my second great grandfather. He was from Leipzig, Germany. He was Prof. of Astronomy, Zoology, Entomology, Ornithology and Natural Sciences. Tracing the Rey family back to France, Pierre Rey (born Montauban 1721) was my 6th great grandfather. He was married to the Marquise La Bruyere; the Marchioness was my 6th great grandmother. The Eerw. Johann Gadow from Grunhagen, East Prussia was my second great grandfather. Dr Johann Georg Gadow (MD Vienna) was my great grandfather - born 1858 in Triglar, Pommerania.