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Southern Gateway Ancestors of Proven Royal Descent

Roland's guide to surviving medieval genealogy in the Internet age.

This page includes: NC, GA, MD, SC, VA

See also

  1. New England Gateway Ancestors of Proven Royal Descent
  2. Mid-Atlantic Gateway Ancestors of Proven Royal Descent
  3. Gateway Ancestors of Proven Royal Descent of Canada and the West Indies

You’ve worked tirelessly for years on your genealogy and you’ve finally gotten your tree back to the Great Migration. You’ve made some fascinating discoveries. Now you are ready to cross the Atlantic and enter the world of medieval genealogy. Great work! So now you’re reading peer reviewed journals to learn about your ancestors in England – mostly yeoman, husbandman, minor clerics and various tradesmen. You find it fascinating to learn about life in the middle ages from the perspective of these families.

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One day you stumble upon one of your ancestors on an Internet tree. And his or her pedigree goes back another twenty or more generations including Barons, Kings and Knights. You start to learn about geopolitical competition and the political development of Britain in a way you never imagined. You start to read about your ancestors on Wikipedia. Then one early morning you spit out your coffee on your computer screen and horror fills you when you discover accidentally that your tree is entirely bogus!

It’s happened to all of us. In fact most royal lineages found on Internet trees include what are called BGAs short for “Bogus Gateway Ancestors.” Countless man-years of genealogical effort is lost because of BGAs not to mention the heartbreak one suffers when one has to prune one’s medieval roots leaving a sorry looking stump! One may experience denial, bargaining, melancholy and even anger. This is perfectly normal. And let's not forget the embarrassment when you realize you told your whole family about your "discovery." But there has to be a better way!

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GARDs short for “Gateway Ancestors of Royal Descent” and GANDs “Gateway Ancestors of Noble descent” have been the subject of intense academic research. Gary Boyd Roberts compiled and fact checked a large number of GARDs from the 1970’s though the 1990’s (see The Connecticut Nutmegger 10: 3-12, 187-98, 393-400 (1977-8); 12:372 (1980); NEHGR 141:92-109 (1987), 150:461064(1996)). Further rigorous research and collaboration lead to the publication of five robust landmark works distilling all of the proven lineages and debunking countless more:

  1. Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet Ancestry, 3 vols. 2nd ed., (Salt Lake City, Utah: Douglas Richardson, 2011)
  2. Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry, 4 vols. 2nd ed., (Salt Lake City, Utah: Douglas Richardson, 2011)
  3. Richardson, Douglas. FASG. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed Kimball G Everingham. 5 Volumes (Salt Lake City, Utah: Douglas Richardson, 2013) Available on Amazon.
  4. Roberts, Gary Boyd. The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States (Baltimore, 2008) The 2004 edition is available online at Ancestry.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William R. Beall, and Kaleen E. Beall. Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700. 8th ed. (Baltimore, 2004) Available online at Ancestry.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard, and William R. Beall. The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215. 5th ed. (Baltimore, 1999) available online at Ancestry

Note that the five volumes of Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson published in 2013 includes all of the research previously published in both Plantagenet Ancestry and Magna Carta Ancestry plus some new lineages and some corrections. In addition various lineage societies also maintain current lists of GARDs and GANDs.

The five volumes of Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson published in 2013 being the most recently published currently contains the most up-to-date research outside of journal articles published since 2013. These volumes contain 257 gateway ancestors of which 120 came to the Southern Atlantic Colonies. The following is a complete list of all Southern Atlantic Gateway Ancestors of proven royal descent published by Douglas Richardson in 2013. Each Ancestor's name is followed by the volume number and page number:

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Georgia:

  1. Houston, Patrick, 5th Baronet, of Georgia

Maryland:

  1. Baynard, John, Gent., of Talbot County, Maryland I: 270
  2. Bladen, William, of St. Mary's and Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland I: 380
  3. Blakiston, George, of St. Mary's County, Maryland I: 383
  4. Blakiston, Nehemiah, of St. Mary's County, Maryland I: 383
  5. Brent, Col. Giles, of Kent Island, Maryland and Stafford County, Virginia I: 519
  6. Brooke, Mary (Wolseley), of Calvert County, Maryland V: 392
  7. Butler, John, of Kent Island, Maryland I: 386
  8. Butler, Thomas, of Kent Island, Maryland I: 386
  9. Calvert, Charles, 3rd Lord Baltimore, Governor of Maryland II: 64; III: 642
  10. Calvert, Jane (Lowe), of St. Mary's County, Maryland II: 64; III: 642
  11. Calvert, Leonard, Governor of Maryland II: 64
  12. Cheseldine, Kenelm, of St. Mary's County, Maryland II: 148
  13. Fenwick, Jane (Eltonhead), of St. Mary's County, Maryland II: 504
  14. Fowke, Col. Gerard, of Westmoreland County, Virginia & Charles County, Maryland III: 14
  15. Gerard, Thomas, of St. Mary's County, Maryland and Westmoreland County, Virginia III: 85
  16. Gill, Mary (Mainwaring) Maryland IV: 27
  17. Greene, Gov. Thomas, of St. Mary's County, Maryland
  18. Lowe, Col. Henry, of St. Mary's County, Maryland
  19. Lowe, Col. Nicholas, of Talbot County, Maryland
  20. Lowe, Vincent, Esq., of Talbot County, Maryland
  21. Sewall, Jane (Lowe) of St. Mary's County, Maryland
  22. Smith, Mary Johanna (Somerset), of Calvert County, Maryland
  23. Yate, George, of Anne Arundel County, Maryland

North Carolina:

  1. Calthorpe, Col. Christopher, of York County, Virginia and North Carolina II: 62

South Carolina:

  1. Alston, John, of Berkeley County, South Carolina V: 139
  2. Ball, Elizabeth (Harleston), of South Carolina III: 232
  3. Bull, Stephen, of South Carolina IV: 310
  4. Harleston, John, of St.James Parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina

Virginia:

  1. Abney, Dannett, of King William and Spotsylvania Counties, Virginia I: 109
  2. Argall, Sir Samuel, Knt., deputy Governor of Virginia II: 583
  3. Aston, Lieut. Col. Walter, Gent., of Charles City County, Virginia I: 181
  4. Barham, Capt. Charles, of Surry County, Virginia II: 584
  5. Batte, Henry, of Charles City County, Virginia II: 314
  6. Batte, Thomas, of Charles City and Henrico Counties, Virginia II: 314
  7. Batte, William, of Charles City County, Virginia II: 314
  8. Beckwith, Marmaduke, Knt., of Richmond County, Virginia III: 408
  9. Berkeley, Sir William, Knt., Governor of Virginia II: 370-371, III: 576
  10. Bernard, Anna (Cordray), of York County, Virginia I: 345; III: 401
  11. Bernard, Richard, of York County, Virginia I: 345
  12. Bernard, William, of Isle of Wight County, Virginia I: 346
  13. Beville, Essex, of Henrico County, Virginia I: 362
  14. Bickley, Joseph, of King William County, Virginia V: 403
  15. Booth, Thomas, of Gloucester County, Virginia I: 440
  16. Brent, Capt. George, of Stafford County, Virginia I: 520
  17. Brent, Robert, Gent., of Stafford County, Virginia I: 521
  18. Brodnax, Dorothy (Beresford), of York County, Virginia I: 565
  19. Burnham, Alice (Eltonhead), of York, Lancaster, and Middlesex Counties, Virginia II: 505
  20. Calthorpe, Col. Christopher, of York County, Virginia and North Carolina II: 62
  21. Carter, Eleanor (Eltonhead), of Lancaster County, Virginia II: 504
  22. Carter, Sarah (Ludlow), of Lancaster County, Virginia III: 667
  23. Claiborne, Elizabeth (Butler), of the Isle of Kent, Chesapeake Bay, & New Kent, Virginia I: 386
  24. Clopton, William, of York and New Kent Counties, Virginia II: 267
  25. Codd, Col. St. Leger, of Lancaster & Northumberland Cos., Virginia, & Cecil Co., Md. IV: 539
  26. Conway, Martha (Eltonhead), of Lancaster County, Virginia II: 505
  27. Corbin, Alice (Eltonhead), of Middlesex County, Virginia II:297; II:505
  28. Corbin, Henry, of Middlesex County, Virginia II: 297; II: 505
  29. Crymes, Dr. William, of Gloucester County, Virginia II: 362
  30. Culpeper, Katherine (Saint Leger), of Virginia
  31. Culpeper, John, of Virginia
  32. Culpeper, Thomas, of Virginia
  33. Dade, Major Francis, of Warwick County, Virginia
  34. Dale, Diana (Skipwith), of Lancaster County, Virginia
  35. Digges, Edward, of York County, Virginia
  36. Drake, Robert, of Accomack County, Virginia
  37. Farrer, William, of Henrico County, Virginia TI: 547
  38. Filmer, Henry, Gent., of James City and Warwick Counties, Virginia II: 584
  39. Fisher, John, of Northampton County, Virginia II: 596
  40. Fleete, Henry, of Lancaster County, Virginia IV: 599
  41. Foliot, Edward, of York County, Virginia III: 6
  42. Gorsuch, Anne (Lovelace), of Virginia III: 634
  43. Horsmanden, Warham, of Charles City County, Virginia
  44. Hoyle, Edward, of Virginia
  45. Iremonger, Corderoy, of Northumberland County, Virginia
  46. Iremonger, Francis, of Gloucester County, Virginia
  47. Iremonger, William, of Lancaster County, Virginia
  48. Isham, Henry, of Henrico County, Virginia
  49. James, Olive (Ingoldsby) (spouse of Rev. Thomas James, of Mass., R.l., Ct., and Virginia)
  50. Jennings, Col. Edmund, of York County, Virginia
  51. Jones, Martha (lremonger), of Northumberland County, Virginia
  52. Kempe, Edmund, of Pianketank, Lancaster (later Middlesex) County, Virginia
  53. Kempe, Edward, of Virginia
  54. Kempe, [Col.] Matthew, of Lancaster and Gloucester Counties, Virginia
  55. Kempe, Richard, Esq., of James City County, Virginia
  56. Lightfoot, Capt John, of Gloucester County, Virginia
  57. Lightfoot, Philip, of Gloucester and James City Counties, Virginia
  58. Ligon, Lieut. Col. Thomas, of Henrico County, Virginia
  59. Littleton, Nathaniel, Esq., of Northampton County, Virginia
  60. Lunsford, Thomas, of Lancaster County, Virginia
  61. Mallory, Capt. Roger, of New Kent and King and Queen Counties, Virginia
  62. Mallory, Thomas, of Charles City County, Virginia
  63. Norwood, Major Charles, of Virginia
  64. Norwood, Col. Henry, of Virginia
  65. Owsley, Major Thomas, of Stafford County, Virginia N: 295
  66. Parker, George, of Virginia II: 340
  67. Parker, Richard, of Charles City and Henrico Counties, Virginia II: 340
  68. Peyton, Major Robert, of Gloucester County, Virginia IV: 372
  69. Randolph, Henry, of Henrico County, Virginia
  70. Randolph, William, of Henrico County, Virginia
  71. Reade, Col. George, of James City and York Counties, Virginia
  72. Skipwith, Grey, Knt., 3rd Baronet, of Lancaster Oater Middlesex) County, Virginia
  73. Smith, Lawrence, of Virginia
  74. Spotswood, Major-General Alexander, of Germanna, Spotsylvania County, Virginia V: 4
  75. Teackle, Margaret (Nelson), of Accomack County, Virginia V: 140
  76. Towneley, Lawrence, of Virginia
  77. Warner, Mary (Towneley), of York and Gloucester Counties, Virginia
  78. Washington, Col. John, of Westmoreland County, Virginia
  79. Washington, Lawrence, of Rappahannock County, Virginia
  80. West, Francis, Esq., Governor of Virginia
  81. West, Col. John, of York County, Virginia, Governor of Virginia
  82. West, Lieut. Col. Nathaniel, of Virginia
  83. West, Sir Thomas, Knt., 3rd Lord La Warr, Governor of Virginia
  84. Whitaker, Rev. Alexander, of Virginia
  85. Whitaker, Jabez, of Henrico County, Virginia
  86. Whitaker, Mary (Bourchier), of Henrico County, Virginia
  87. Wormeley, Agatha (Eltonhead), of Middlesex County, Virginia
  88. Wyatt, Sir Francis, Knight., Governor of Virginia
  89. Wyatt, Rev. Hawte, of Jamestown, Virginia
  90. Wyche, Henry, of Jamestown, Virginia

New

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  1. THOMAS HUSSEY, Merchant, of Charles Co., MD see Royal Ancestry of Thomas Hussey of MD and Elizabeth (Hussey) Scott of MA notes by Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG, FASG and TAG Vol. 89, No. 1 (Jan 2017):31-41; Vol. 89, No. 2 (Apr 2017):128-136. Back Issues may be ordered here.
  2. Elizabeth (Whetenhall) Rozer of MD see discussion by Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG, FASG
  3. Margaret (Domville) Hatton Banks of MD see Nathan W. Murphy, "The Origin and Royal Descent of Margaret Domville, Wife of Richard Hatton, of Lymm, Cheshire, and of Richard Banks of Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 87, No. 3 (Jan.-Apr. 2015):226-235; Vol. 87, No. 4 (Jul.-Oct. 2015):285-298. Back Issues may be ordered here.
  4. Anne Fielder Gantt Wight Wife of Thomas Gantt and Capt. John Wightt. See discussion Here. Dr. Dwight Cavanagh discovered this line. His two-volume book: Colonial Chesapeake Families: British Origins and Descendants sets forth the proofs see Vol 1 and Vol 2. The line was approved by both Douglas Richardson, FASG and Nathan W. Murphy, FASG

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The Royal Descendants of 600 Immigrants (aka RD600) first published by Gary Boyd Roberts in 2003 with a second edition in 2006 and finally a third edition in 2008. The final edition includes a total of 688 immigrants of Royal or noble descent. However, only 387 of these include colonial immigrants who left progeny. Only some of these are from Southern Atlantic Colonies and several lines may only include a few surviving descendants. It is well worth the time to search this book if you can’t find your ancestor in Richardson’s list above.

I will be adding the complete list from RD600 2008 edition on this page as well soon.

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Perhaps you would like to join a lineage society so you can dress up and role play. Lineage societies maintain their own lists based on accepted membership applications. For example Order of the crown of Charlemagne includes a total of 390 immigrants of which 177 came to the Southern Atlantic Colonies:

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  1. Abney, Dannett, of King William & Spotsylvania Cos., VA
  2. Alston, John, of Berkeley Co., SC
  3. Argall, Sir Samuel, deputy Governor of VA
  4. Avery, Margaret (Mackenzie), of SC
  5. Ball, Elizabeth (Harleston), of St. James Parish, Berkeley Co., & Charleston, SC
  6. Banks, Margaret (Domville) (Hatton), of St. Mary's Co., MD
  7. Barham, Charles, of Surry Co., VA
  8. Batte, Henry, of Charles City Co., VA
  9. Batte, Thomas, of Charles City & Henrico Cos., VA
  10. Batte, William, of Charles City Co., VA
  11. Baynard, John, Gent., of Talbot Co., MD
  12. Beckwith, Sir Marmaduke, of Richmond Co., VA
  13. Beresford, Dorothy (Mellish), of SC
  14. Beresford, Dorothy (Mrs. John Brodnax) of VA
  15. Berkeley, Sir William, Governor of VA
  16. Bernard, Anna (Cordray), of York Co., VA
  17. Bernard, Richard, of York Co., VA
  18. Bernard, William, of Isle of Wight Co., VA
  19. Beville, Essex, of Henrico Co., VA
  20. Bickley, Joseph, of King William Co., VA
  21. Bladen, Barbara (Janssen), of MD
  22. Bladen, William, of St. Mary’s & Anne Arundel Cos., MD
  23. Blakiston, George, of St. Mary’s Co., MD
  24. Blakiston, Nehemiah, of St. Mary’s Co., MD
  25. Blount, [Capt.] James, of NC
  26. Booth, Thomas, of Gloucester Co., VA
  27. Bourchier, Mary, of VA
  28. Brent, [Capt.] George, of Stafford Co., VA
  29. Brent, [Col.] Giles, of Kent Island, MD, & Stafford Co., VA
  30. Brent, Robert, of Stafford Co., VA
  31. Brodnax, Dorothy (Beresford), of VA
  32. Brooke, Mary (Wolseley), of Calvert Co., MD
  33. Brooke, Robert, of Saint Mary’s Co., MD
  34. Bufkin, Leven, of Nansemond Co., VA
  35. Bull, Stephen, of SC
  36. Bullard, Sarah (Tucker) (Harris), of SC
  37. Burnham, Alice (Eltonhead), of York, Lancaster, & Middlesex Cos., VA
  38. Butler/Boteler, Elizabeth, of the Isle of Kent, Chespeake Bay, & New Kent, VA
  39. Butler/Boteler, John, of Kent Island, MD
  40. Calthorpe, Col. Christopher, of York Co., VA & NC
  41. Calvert, Charles, Governor of MD
  42. Calvert, Jane (Lowe) (Sewall), of St. Mary’s Co., MD
  43. Calvert, Leonard, Governor of MD
  44. Calvert, Mary (Janssen) [Baroness Baltimore], of MD
  45. Campbell, Lord William, Governor of SC
  46. Carroll, Dr. Charles, of MD
  47. Carter, Eleanor (Eltonhead), of Lancaster Co., VA
  48. Carter, Sarah (Ludlow), of Lancaster Co., VA
  49. Cheseldine, Kenelm, of St. Mary’s Co., MD
  50. Claiborne, Elizabeth (Butler/Boteler), of the Isle of Kent, Chespeake Bay, & New Kent, VA
  51. Clark, John, of Surry Co., VA
  52. Clayton, John, of VA
  53. Clopton, William, of York & New Kent Cos., VA
  54. Codd, St. Leger, of Lancaster & Northumberland Cos., VA, & Cecil Co., MD
  55. Conway, Martha (Eltonhead), of Lancaster Co., VA
  56. Corbin, Alice (Eltonhead), of Middlesex Co., VA
  57. Corbin, Henry, of Middlesex Co., VA
  58. Cordray, Anna, of VA
  59. Crymes, [Dr.] William, of VA
  60. Crymes, Dr. William, of VA
  61. Culpeper, John, of VA
  62. Culpeper, Katherine (St. Leger), of VA
  63. Culpeper, Thomas, of VA
  64. Cumming, William, of MD
  65. Dade, Francis, of Warwick Co., VA
  66. Dale, Diana (Skipwith), of Lancaster Co., VA
  67. Darnall, Anne (Talbot), of MD
  68. DeWarren, Humphrey
  69. Digges, Edward, of York Co., VA
  70. Domville, Margaret, St. Mary's Co., MD
  71. Drake, Robert, Northampton Co., VA
  72. Edgeworth, Richard, of Anson Co., NC
  73. Eltonhead, Agatha, of VA
  74. Eltonhead, Alice, of VA
  75. Eltonhead, Eleanor, of VA
  76. Eltonhead, Jane, of MD
  77. Eltonhead, Martha, of VA
  78. Farrar, William, of Henrico Co., VA
  79. Fenwick, Jane (Eltonhead), of St. Mary’s Co., MD
  80. Filmer, Henry, of James City & Warwick Cos., VA
  81. Fisher, John, of Northampton Co., VA
  82. Fleete, Henry, of Lancaster Co., VA
  83. Foliot, Edward, of York Co., VA
  84. Fowke, [Col.] Gerard, of Westmoreland Co., VA and Charles Co., MD
  85. Fraser, Thomas, of SC and NJ
  86. Gerard, Thomas, of St. Mary’s Co., MD, & Westmoreland Co., VA
  87. Gill, Mary (Mainwaring), said to be of MD
  88. Glen, Elizabeth (Wilson), of SC
  89. Glen, Katherine (Duncanson), of Schenectady, NY
  90. Gorsuch, Anne (Lovelace), of VA
  91. Harleston, Elizabeth, of SC
  92. Harleston, John, of St. James Parish, Berkeley Co., SC
  93. Henry, John, of VA
  94. Hone, Theophilus, of VA
  95. Horsmanden, Warham, of Charles City Co., VA
  96. Houston, Sir Patrick, 5th Baronet, of GA
  97. Hoyle, Edward of VA
  98. Ireland, John, of MD
  99. Iremonger, Corderoy, of Northumberland Co., VA
  100. Iremonger, Francis, of Gloucester Co., VA
  101. Iremonger, Martha, of VA
  102. Iremonger, William, of Lancaster Co., VA
  103. Isham, Henry, of Henrico Co., VA
  104. Izard, Ralph, of SC
  105. Jennings, Edmund, of York Co., VA
  106. Jones, Martha (Iremonger), of Northumberland Co., VA
  107. Kempe, Edmund, of VA
  108. Kempe, Matthew, of Lancaster & Gloucester Cos., VA
  109. Kempe, Richard, Esq., of James City Co., VA
  110. le Brassieur, Rose (Mellish) (Spratt), of SC
  111. Lightfoot, John, of VA
  112. Lightfoot, Philip, of VA
  113. Ligon, Thomas, of Henrico Co., VA
  114. Littleton, Nathaniel, Esq., of Northampton Co., VA
  115. Lovelace, Anne, of VA
  116. Lowe, Henry, of St. Mary’s Co., MD
  117. Lowe, Jane, of MD
  118. Lowe, Nicholas, of Talbot Co., MD
  119. Lowe, Vincent, of Talbot Co., MD
  120. Ludlow, Sarah, of VA
  121. Lunsford, Thomas, of Lancaster Co., VA
  122. Mainwaring, Mary, of MD
  123. Mallory, Roger, of New Kent & King & Queen Cos., VA
  124. Mallory, Thomas, of Charles City Co., VA
  125. McNeill, Grizel (Campbell), of NC
  126. Morgan, Anne (Tucker), of SC
  127. Nelson, Margaret, of VA
  128. Norwood, [Col.] Henry, of VA
  129. Norwood, Charles, of VA
  130. Norwood, William, of VA
  131. Orr, John, of VA
  132. Owsley, Thomas, of Stafford Co., VA
  133. Parker, George, of VA
  134. Parker, Richard, of Charles City & Henrico Cos., VA
  135. Peyton, Robert, of Gloucester Co., VA
  136. Randolph, Henry, of Henrico Co., VA
  137. Randolph, William, of Henrico Co., VA
  138. Reade, George, of James City & York Cos., VA
  139. Rodes, Charles, of VA
  140. Saint Leger, Katherine, of VA
  141. Sewall, Jane (Lowe) of St. Mary’s Co., MD
  142. Sherwin, Elizabeth (Pride) (Gibbs), of NC
  143. Skipwith, Diana, of VA
  144. Skipwith, Sir Grey, Knt., 3rd Baronet, of VA
  145. Smith, Lawrence, of VA
  146. Smith, Mary Johanna (Somerset), of Calvert Co., MD
  147. Somerset, Mary Johanna, of MD
  148. Spotswood, Alexander, Governor of VA
  149. Starchey, John, of VA
  150. Symes, George, of VA
  151. Tazewell, William, of VA
  152. Teackle, Margaret (Nelson), of Accomack Co., VA
  153. Tooke, James, of VA
  154. Towneley, Lawrence of VA
  155. Towneley, Mary, of VA
  156. Veatch, James, of MD
  157. Waller, Mary, of New Kent Co., VA
  158. Warner, Mary (Townley), of York and Gloucester Cos., VA
  159. Warren, Humphrey, MD
  160. Warren, Thomas, Gent, of Surry, VA
  161. Washington, John, of Westmoreland Co., VA
  162. Washington, Lawrence, of Rappahannock Co., VA
  163. West, Francis, Governor of VA
  164. West, John, of York Co., VA
  165. West, Thomas, Knt., 3rd Lord De la Warre, Governor of VA
  166. Whitaker, Jabez, of Henrico Co., VA
  167. Whitaker, Rev. Alexander, of VA
  168. Whittaker, Mary (Bourchier), of Henrico Co., VA
  169. Wight, Anne (Fielder) Gantt, of MD
  170. Wingfield, Thomas, of New Kent Co., VA
  171. Wolsey, Mary, of MD
  172. Woodhouse, Henry, of VA
  173. Wormeley, Agatha (Eltonhead), of Middlesex Co., VA
  174. Wyatt, Rev. Hawte, of Jamestown, VA
  175. Wyatt, Sir Francis, Governor of VA
  176. Wyche, Henry, of Surry Co., VA
  177. Yate, George, of Anne Arundel Co., MD

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Perhaps the fight for liberty is more your style? The Baronial Order of Magna Charta (BOMC) keeps its own list of Gateway ancestors that descend from the barons who forced King John of England to sign the document at Runnymede on 15 Jun 1215.

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If your immigrant ancestor isn’t on at least one of these lists chances are any royal ancestry you found for him or her on the Internet is bogus.

Good luck with your research!

Roland Henry Baker, III

The Profiles of the following immigrants need to be added to GENI

  1. Smith, Mary Johanna (Somerset), of Calvert County, Maryland
  2. Bull, Stephen, of South Carolina IV: 310
  3. Harleston, John, of St.James Parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina
  4. Crymes, Dr. William, of Gloucester County, Virginia II: 362
  5. Hoyle, Edward, of Virginia
  6. Kempe, Edmund, of Pianketank, Lancaster (later Middlesex) County, Virginia
  7. Kempe, Edward, of Virginia
  8. Kempe, [Col.] Matthew, of Lancaster and Gloucester Counties, Virginia
  9. Kempe, Richard, Esq., of James City County, Virginia