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Our common family tree

These are the families that both my wife and I descend from.

This requires some explanation. It is proven that she descends from these families. I descend from them too, if Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel. This is likely, but not proved. See Evidence that Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel.

How to read my narrative family trees: The format I am using is a hypertext version of the Burke's Peerage narrative format. Basically, to move around the tree you click on the names in bold.


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My wife descends from the following families.

I descend from them too, if Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel.




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Our most recent common ancestor

If Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel, then our most recent common ancestor (MRCA) is Jenico Preston, 3rd Viscount Gormanston (died 1560).

That is, two random people in England and Ireland are related within 435 years. Two random people in England and Ireland are related after the Reformation. Two random people in England and Ireland are related after the Elizabethan age started.

Our most recent common ancestors are:


MRCA family MRCA individuals
Browne Sir Anthony Browne and Lucy Neville (she died 1534)
Fitz-Hugh Elizabeth Fitz-Hugh (died pre-1507)
Neville Sir Edward Neville and Eleanor de Windsor (he died 1538)
Preston Jenico Preston, 3rd Viscount Gormanston, and Catherine Fitzgerald (he died 1560)
Sidney Sir William Sidney and Anne Pakenham (he died 1554)
St.Lawrence Nicholas St.Lawrence, 3rd Baron Howth (died 1526)
Throckmorton Sir Robert Throckmorton (died 1519)
Vaux Nicholas Vaux, 1st Baron Vaux (died 1523)


  

Our relationship through the MRCA: 14th cousins

If we track descent from the MRCA (the 3rd Viscount Gormanston) then my wife is a 14th cousin of my grandmother.



             3rd Viscount Gormanston (died 1560)
              |
 +------------+-------------------------+
 |                                      |
4th Viscount Gormanston                Elizabeth Preston
 |                                      |
Jane Preston                           5th Baron Delvin
 |                                      |
1st Viscount Fitzwilliam               Mabel Nugent  
 |                                      |
3rd Viscount Fitzwilliam               5th Baron of Inchiquin
 |                                      |
4th Viscount Fitzwilliam               Honora O'Brien
 |                                      |
5th Viscount Fitzwilliam               Ellen Stoughton   
 |                                      |
Mary Fitzwilliam                       Martha Blennerhassett
 |                                      |
10th Earl of Pembroke                  William Mullins  
 |                                      |
Augustus Montgomery                    Mary Mullins
 |                                      |
Elizabeth Montgomery                   Louisa Goddard  
 |                                      |
Arthur Augustus Gibbon                 Letitia Blennerhassett  
 |                                      |
Arthur F.V. Gibbon                     George Blennerhassett Cashel  
 |                                      |
Gerard Gibbon                          Blennerhassett Cashel
 |                                      |
John Gibbon                            Agnes Cashel
 |                                      |
Elizabeth Gibbon                       Eithne O'Mara
                                        |
                                       Richard Humphreys
                                        |
                                       Mark Humphrys


  

Tomb of William Preston, 2nd Viscount Gormanston (died 1532), Stamullen, Co.Meath.
His son, Jenico Preston, 3rd Viscount Gormanston (died 1560) may be our most recent common ancestor.



Gormanston Castle, Co.Meath.
This may be our most recent common ancestral home (1560), though it has since been entirely re-built.


  

Our closest relationship: 13th cousins

The MRCA above is defined as the most recent historical date, not the shortest number of generations.

There are other lines in which we are 14th cousins. And there is one line, through Sidney, where my wife is 13th cousin of my great-grandmother.

Two random people in England and Ireland are 13th cousins.



         Sir William Sidney (died 1554)
          |
 +--------+----------------+
 |                         |
Sir Henry Sidney          Lucy Sidney 
 |                         |
Mary Sidney               Sir Henry Harrington 
 |                         |
4th Earl of Pembroke      Anne Harrington 
 |                         |
5th Earl of Pembroke      Ruth Roper  
 |                         |
8th Earl of Pembroke      Elizabeth Denny 
 |                         |
9th Earl of Pembroke      Ruth Blennerhassett 
 |                         |
10th Earl of Pembroke     Mary Blennerhassett 
 |                         |
Augustus Montgomery       Mary Rowan 
 |                         |
Elizabeth Montgomery      Mary Mullins
 |                         |
Arthur Augustus Gibbon    Louisa Goddard
 |                         |
Arthur F.V. Gibbon        Letitia Blennerhassett
 |                         |
Gerard Gibbon             George Cashel
 |                         |
John Gibbon               Blennerhassett Cashel
 |                         |
Elizabeth Gibbon          Agnes Cashel
                           |
                          Eithne O'Mara 
                           |
                          Richard Humphreys
                           |
                          Mark Humphrys




Tomb of Sir William Sidney (died 1554), Penshurst, Kent.
He may be our most recent common ancestor (by number of generations).



Penshurst Place, Kent.
Home of Sir William Sidney (died 1554).
This may be our most recent common ancestral home (by number of generations).




Kitty Hunter and Letitia Blennerhassett

If Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel, then we have the following amazing connection:




Sir Alured Clarke listed as the most senior General in the Army in [Treble Almanac 1829].
He was raised to the highest rank of all, Field Marshal, in 1830.
Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert would likely have read about him in 1830 and would have known that he was a relation (2nd cousin of her grandmother).


  



Our common relations

If Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel, then we get the following common ancestors and relations.
They are definitely my wife's ancestors and relations in either case.






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