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My wife's family tree

I never planned to research my wife's tree as well, but it is so spectacularly interesting that I couldn't help myself. And of course these are now my children's ancestors. I started in 1995, and this is the result so far.

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:

Three gateway ancestors

My wife's best connection to the World family tree.
Augustus Reebkomp, descendant of Edward III.

My wife's two other connections to the World family tree.
(Left) Barbara Yeats, descendant of Robert III, King of Scotland, and of Henry I.
(Right) Dr. William Kerr, descendant of Robert III, King of Scotland, and of Henry I.

My wife has three connections to the main family tree of the West:
  1. Elizabeth Montgomery.
    Her father was Augustus Reebkomp, illegitimate son of the 10th Earl of Pembroke by Kitty Hunter.

  2. Barbara Yeats.
    She descends from Katharine Skene, who comes from the family of the Lairds of Skene.

  3. Mary Kerr.
    She comes from the main (titled) Kerr family.

These three gateway ancestors yield descent from the following families.

And they yield further descent from the following families.

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My wife's family tree

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My wife's Royal Descent

My wife's relations

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Ancestors who fought ancestors in battle

Direct ancestors of my wife who tried to kill each other (fought on opposite sides of the same battle):

  1. Battle of Flodden 1513 (English victory over Scots)

My wife's most recent non-English ancestors

My wife's most recent Irish ancestral home:
The now-demolished old block of Mount Merrion House, Co.Dublin.
Mary Fitzwilliam left here and moved to England around 1726-27.


"Of me that clean shall be forgot
As I had not been born."

- Deathbed poem (c.1556) of Thomas Vaux, my wife's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather.

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