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  • #82 Royal Descents, Notable Kin, and Printed Sources: 300 Major Historical Figures Who Appear on the Charts in RD600

    Gary Boyd Roberts

    Published Date : July 28, 2006
    The 2006 amended version of The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States (RD600), with an addendum and coda (to the 2004 edition) of some 50 pages, was published two weeks ago, at the end of March or beginning of April. The addendum covers 19 new immigrants of royal descent (RD), offers “improved” lines for 18 more, “lowers” the lines of two and probably eight, and disproves the line of one immigrant, probably four, and possibly eight. Colonial immigrants whose progeny—in the thousands or millions—includes over ten notable descendants are Mrs. Elizabeth Bullock Clement(s) and Mrs. Judith Knapp Hubbard of Mass. (both developed by Leslie Mahler); Mrs. Dorothy Beresford Brodnax (developed by Douglas Richardson), Mrs. Abigail Smith Burwell, and Mrs. Frances Baldwin Townshend Jones Williams of Va. (the last two developed by John Anderson Brayton); and James Blount of N.C. (the work of several scholars, brought to my attention by Nathaniel Lane Taylor). Of these, Mrs. Clement(s) and Mrs. Brodnax are ancestors of the two presidents Bush. Mrs. Clement(s) is also an ancestress of Sir Winston Churchill, and Mrs. Abigail Smith Burwell is an ancestress of the two presidents Harrison. On p. 844, I listed 25 major historical figures who appear in the addendum and coda. This short list tantalizingly suggests the scope of my recent endeavors, as regards geography, century, and social class especially. Below I offer a list of 300 notable historical figures treated in the main text of the 2004 and 2006 editions. I do so in part to avoid listing a sample of these names in each of my “infamous” long book inscriptions/autographs. Listing only 15—five percent—of these figures suggests the incredible range of this list and the fame of most of the persons listed below. The 15 most extraordinary figures I would choose are Lucretia Borgia, Wernher von Braun, Hernan(do) Cortés, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Genghis Khan, Queen Geraldine of the Albanians, Audrey Hepburn, Lafayette, Norman Mailer, Karl Marx, Napoleon I, Rubens, the Marquis de Sade, and von Steuben. In the full list below, sovereigns are included only if they appear in the center of a chart (or lower), not at the top.

    300 Major Historical Figures Who Appear on the Charts in RD600

    1. Acheson, Dean Gooderham, p. 240
    2. Adam, Robert, p. 101
    3. Adams, Mrs. Abigail Smith, p. 199
    4. Adams, John, Jr., p. 199
    5. Adams, John Quincy, p. 199
    6. Addington, Henry, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, P.M., p. 547
    7. Albert II, King of the Belgians, p. 92
    8. Albert I (Honoré Charles Grimaldi), sovereign Prince of Monaco, p. 579
    9. Albert II (Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi), sovereign Prince of Monaco, p. 580
    10. Alexander VI (Borgia), Pope, p. 145
    11. Alsop, Joseph Wright (V), p. 77
    12. Alsop, Stewart (Johonnot Oliver), p. 77
    13. Anne, Queen of England (later Great Britain), pp. 53, 464
    14. Anne (Elizabeth Alice Louise), Princess of Great Britain, the Princess Royal (formerly Mrs. Mark Antony Peter Phillips), p. 164
    15. Arnold, Matthew, p. 246
    16. Arnold, Thomas, p. 246
    17. Arthur, Chester Alan, p. 419
    18. Arthur, Mrs. Ellen Lewis Herndon, p. 419
    19. Astor, Mrs. William (Backhouse, Jr.) (Mrs. Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor), p. 20
    20. Bacon, Francis, 1st Viscount St. Albans, p. 401
    21. Bacon, Nathaniel, gov. of Va., rebel, p. 303
    22. Bacon, Sir Nicholas, Lord Chancellor, p. 401
    23. Baliol, John, King of Scotland, p. 463
    24. Baltimore, George Calvert, 1st Baron, p. 480
    25. Barclay, Robert, Quaker apologist, pp. 64, 117
    26. Beckford, William, Jr., p. 579
    27. von Below, (Anton) George Hugo, p. 103
    28. Berkeley, Sir William, gov. of Va., pp. 176, 260, 536
    29. Bland, Dorothy, Mrs. Jordan, mistress of William IV, King of Great Britain, p. 5
    30. Blavatsky, Mrs. Helena Petrovna Hahn, later Betanelly (Madame), p. 512
    31. Blennerhasset, Harmon (and his wife), p. 161
    32. Boleyn, Anne, Queen of England, pp. 154, 344, 359
    33. Boleyn, Mary, mistress of Henry VIII, King of England, p. 154
    34. Bonaparte, Charles Joseph, p. 541
    35. Bonaparte, Jerome, King of Westphalia, p. 541
    36. Booth, William, p. 264
    37. de Borchgrave (d’Altena), Arnaud [Charles Paul Marie Philippe], Count, p. 49
    38. Borgia, Cesare, Duc de Valentinois, p. 145
    39. Borgia, Lucretia, Duchess of Modena and Ferrara, p. 145
    40. Boswell, James, pp. 40, 66
    41. Bowdoin, James, p. 574
    42. Bradstreet, Mrs. Anne Dudley, p. 214
    43. von Braun, Wernher (Magnus Maximilian, Baron), p. 103
    44. Brent, Margaret, p. 169
    45. Breyer, Stephen Gerald, p. 36
    46. Bronfman, Edgar Miles, Jr., p. 3
    47. Brooke, Sir Charles Vyner, H.H. the last rajah of Sarawak, p. 61
    48. Bruce, David Kirkpatrick Este, p. 44
    49. Brundage, Avery, p. 3
    50. Buckingham, George Villiers, 1st Duke of, p. 340
    51. Bulkeley, Rev. Peter, pp. 336, 419, 442
    52. Burghley, William Cecil, 1st Baron, pp. 189, 267, 353, 401
    53. Burroughs, Rev. George, witchcraft victim, p. 277
    54. Bush, Mrs. Barbara Pierce, pp. 129, 279, 334, 420, 434, 436, 443, 456, 458
    55. Bush, George Herbert Walker, pp. 129, 279, 334, 420, 434, 436, 443, 456, 458
    56. Bush, George Walker, pp. 129, 279, 334, 420, 434, 436, 443, 456, 458, 522
    57. Bush, Mrs. Laura Lane Welch, pp. 129, 279, 334, 420, 434, 436, 443, 456, 458, 522
    58. Byrd, William I, p. 177
    59. Byron, George Gordon, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron, p. 76
    60. Charles II, King of England, pp. [12-17], 106
    61. Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, pp. 576, 578
    62. Churchill, Arabella, mistress of James II, King of England, p. 340
    63. (Spencer-)Churchill, Sir Winston (Leonard), pp. 26, 147, 385, 558
    64. Clarendon, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of, p. 464
    65. Cleeve, George, p. 499
    66. Cleveland, (Stephen) Grover, p. 312
    67. Clinton, Hon. George, gov. of N.Y., p. 48
    68. Clinton, George, U.S. vice-president, p. 180
    69. Clinton, DeWitt, p. 180
    70. Coolidge, (John) Calvin (Jr.), pp. 310, 344, 488, 566
    71. Cortés, Hernan(do), 1st Marquess of Valle de Oaxaca, conqueror of Mexico, p. 88
    72. Coward, Noel (Pierce), p. 115
    73. Cromwell, Oliver, Lord Protector, pp. 49, 56, 270, 283, 292, 353, 464
    74. Dallas, Alexander James, p. 406
    75. Darwin, Charles Robert, p. 51
    76. Davenport, Rev. John, p. 243
    77. de Havilland (Goodrich Galante), (Mrs.) Olivia (Mary), p. 263
    78. Dean, Howard (Brush) (III), pp. 572-73
    79. Diana, Princess of Wales (formerly Lady Diana Frances Spencer), pp. 202, 541, 558, 578
    80. Dixwell, John, regicide, p. 467
    81. Dudley, Edmund, p. 351
    82. Dudley, Thomas, gov. of Mass., pp. 214, 216, 261
    83. Dugdale, Sir William, p. 505
    84. Durocher, Leo, p. 322
    85. Theophilus Eaton, gov. of the New Haven Colony, pp. 116, 408
    86. Edward VI, King of England, p. 150
    87. Eisenhower, Dwight David, p. 343
    88. Eisenhower, Mrs. Mamie Geneva Doud, p. 343
    89. Elizabeth I, Queen of England, pp. 154, 344, 359
    90. Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, pp. 2, 164, 576
    91. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother of Great Britain (formerly Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon), pp. 349, 576
    92. Emmet, Thomas Addis, p. 161
    93. Ericsson, John, p. 156
    94. Essex, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of, p. 59
    95. Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, pp. 145, 368
    96. von Fersen, Hans Axel, Count, p. 128
    97. Field, Marshall (I), p. 26
    98. Field, Marshall (III), p. 26
    99. Fielding, Henry, p. 191
    100. Fiennes, Ralph (Nathaniel), p. 73
    101. Flagler, Henry Morrison, p. 151
    102. Fontaine, Joan (Mrs. Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland Aherne Dozier Young Wright), p. 264
    103. Ford, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Bloomer Warren, pp. 331, 571
    104. Ford, Gerald Rudolph, Jr., pp. 331, 571
    105. Forster, William Edward, p. 246
    106. Freud, Lucian Michael, p. 15
    107. Freud, Sigmund, p. 15
    108. Fulton, Robert, p. 369
    109. zu Fürstenberg, Maximilian Egon II, Prince, p. 11
    110. George, Hon. Thomas, p. 53
    111. Garfield, James Abram, p. 280
    112. de Gaveston, Piers, 1st Earl of Cornwall, p. 532
    113. Genghis Khan, p. 513
    114. George VI, King of Great Britain, p. 576
    115. Geraldine, Countess Apponyi de Nagy-Appony, Queen of the Albanians, p. 581
    116. Glendower, Owen, p. 393
    117. Goffe, William, regicide, p. 464
    118. Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, pp. 197, 259, 307, 527
    119. Grace (Patricia Kelly), Princess of Monaco, p. 579
    120. von Graffenreid, Christoph(er), Baron, Landgrave of N.C., p. 521
    121. Gramont, Antoine Alfred Agénor de Gramont, Duc de, p. 147
    122. Grant, Cary (Archibald Alexander Leach), p. 20
    123. Grant, Mrs. Julia Boggs Dent, p. 438
    124. Grant, Ulysses Simpson, p. 438
    125. de Grasse, Francois Joseph Paul, Count de Grasse, Marquis de Tilly, p. 369
    126. Greene, (Henry) Graham, p. 371
    127. Grenville, Hon. George, P.M., p. 33
    128. Grey (Dudley), Lady Jane, pp. 28, 32, 35
    129. Griffin, Cyrus, p. 70
    130. Gwinnett, Button, p. 386
    131. Gwynn, Eleanor “Nell,” p. 16
    132. Hamilton, Alexander (of N.Y.), p. 96
    133. Hammarskjöld, Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl, p. 23
    134. Hammarskjöld, (Knut) Hjalmar (Leonard), p. 23
    135. Hampden, John, Parliamentary leader, p. 270
    136. Harding, Warren Gamaliel, p. 542
    137. Hardwick, Elizabeth (“Bess of”), Countess of Shrewsbury, pp. 271, 300
    138. Harriman, (Hon. Mrs.) Pamela (Beryl Digby Spencer-Churchill Hayward), p. 26
    139. Harriman, William Averell, p. 26
    140. Harrison, Benjamin (V), signer, p. 285
    141. Harrison, Benjamin, U.S. president, p. 285
    142. Harrison, William Henry, p. 285
    143. Hayes, Mrs. Lucy Ware Webb (“Lemonade Lucy”), pp. 418, 552
    144. Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, pp. 418, 552
    145. Hayward, Leland, p. 26
    146. Henderson, Ernest Flagg, Jr., p. 64
    147. Henry, Patrick, p. 101
    148. Henry VII, King of England, pp. 24, 28, 32, 34-35, 106, 176, 475
    149. Henry VIII, King of England, pp. 60, 108, 150, 154, 242, 271, 344, 359
    150. Hepburn, Audrey (Mrs. Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston Ferrer Dotti), p. 256
    151. Hover, Herbert Clark, p. 215
    152. Howard, Katherine, Queen of England, p. 271
    153. Howe, George Augustus, 3rd Viscount Howe, p. 238
    154. Howland, John, Mayflower passenger, p. 423
    155. Hutchinson, Mrs. Anne Marbury, p. 278
    156. Hutton, Barbara (Woolworth), pp. 19, 25
    157. Hutton, Edward Frances (E.F.), p. 20
    158. Huxley, Aldous (Leonard), p. 246
    159. Huxley, Sir Julian (Sorell), p. 246
    160. Hyde, Anne, Duchess of York (1st wife of James II, King of England), pp. 12, 53, 233, 464
    161. (Bradshaw-)Isherwood, Christopher (William), p. 317
    162. James II, King of England, pp. [12], 53, 340, 464
    163. Jefferson, Thomas, pp. 208, 427, 508
    164. Jerome, Jennie (sometime Lady Randolph [Henry Spencer-] Churchill), p. 385
    165. Johnson, Sir William, 1st Bt., p. 274
    166. Kennedy, Edward Moore, p. 245
    167. Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, pp. 7, 244
    168. Kennedy, Joseph Patrick, financier and diplomat, p. 244
    169. Kennedy, Robert Francis, p. 244
    170. Kerry, John Forbes, pp. 573-74
    171. Key, Francis Scott, p. 173
    172. Ladislaus V, King of Bohemia and Hungary, pp. 145, 368
    173. de la Fayette (Lafayette), Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Motier, Marguis, pp. 91, 146
    174. Lannes de Montebello, Guy Philippe, p. 373
    175. Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, p. 347
    176. Lawford, Peter (Sydney Ernest), p. 244
    177. Leopold I, King of the Belgians, pp. 249, 251
    178. Livingston, Robert the elder, of N.Y., p. 129
    179. Lloyd, Thomas, dep. gov. of Pa., pp. 108, 292
    180. Logan, James, of Pa., colonial statesman, p. 138
    181. Louis II (Honoré Charles Antoine Grimaldi), soverign Prince of Monaco, p. 579
    182. Louis XIV, King of France, pp. 145-47
    183. Louis Philippe, King of the French, p. 145
    184. Lovelace, Richard, poet, p. 297
    185. Lowell, Robert (Traill Spencer IV), p. 15
    186. Luce, Henry Robinson, Jr., p. 41
    187. Madison, Mrs. Dorothea “Dolly” Payne Todd, pp. 314, 448
    188. Madison, James, Jr., pp. 314, 448
    189. Mailer, Norman, p. 29
    190. de Maintenon, Francoise Charlotte Amable d’Aubigné, Marquise (Madame), mistress and second wife of Louis XIV, King of France, p. 146
    191. Malory, Sir Thomas, claimed to be the author of Le Morte d’Arthur, p. 532
    192. Marlborough, John Churchill, 1st Duke of, pp. 16, 340
    193. Mary II, Queen of England, pp. 53, 464
    194. Marx, Karl, p. 74
    195. Masaryk, Tomas Jan (later Garrigue), p. 380
    196. Mazarin(i), Cardinal Jules (Giulio), p. 147
    197. McGregor (or Campbell), Robert, “Rob Roy,” p. 74
    198. Merrill, Dina (Mrs. Nedenia Hutton Rumbrough Robertson), p. 20
    199. Middleton, Henry, president of the Continental Congress, p. 37
    200. (Freeman-)Mitford (Romilly Treuhaft), (Hon.) Jessica (Lucy), p. 12
    201. Monroe, James, pp. 76, 126
    202. de Montespan, Françoise Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise, mistress of Louis XIV, King of France, pp. 145, 147
    203. More, Richard, Mayflower passenger, p. 163
    204. Murat, Joachim Murat, 1st Prince Murat, p. 25
    205. Napier, John, p. 96
    206. Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, pp. 6, 25, 541
    207. Niven, (James) David (Graham), p. 29
    208. Ogilvy, David Mackenzie, p. 43
    209. Oglethorpe, James Edward, p. 366
    210. Onassis, Aristotle Socrates, p. 7
    211. Onassis, Mrs. Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy, p. 7
    212. Paul III, Pope (Alessandro Farnese), p. 88
    213. Penn, William, pp. 64, 106
    214. Pepys, Samuel, p. 280
    215. Percy, Sir Henry “Hotspur,” pp. 149, 163, 167, 173, 176, 180, 184, 186, 198, 203, 210, 212, 225, 227, 230-31, 237, 242
    216. Pierce, Franklin, p. 486
    217. Platt, Oliver, p. 202
    218. de Poitiers, Diane, Duchess de Valentinois, mistress of Henry II, King of France, p. 91
    219. de Polignac, Auguste Jules Armand, Prince, minister of Charles X, King of France, p. 147
    220. Portsmouth, Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kéroualle, Duchess of, mistress of Charles II, King of England, pp. 15, 106
    221. (Mrs.) Marjorie Merriweather Post (Close Hutton Davies May), p. 20
    222. Pynchon, William, p. 315
    223. Rainier III (Louis Henry Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi), sovereign Prince of Monaco, p. 579
    224. Randolph, William, pp. 208, 427
    225. Ray, Nicholas, p. 213
    226. Read, George, signer, p. 515
    227. Reagan, Mrs. Nancy Davis (Anne Francis Robbins), p. 491
    228. Reagan, Ronald Wilson, p. 491
    229. Robertson, William (IV), p. 101
    230. de Rochambeau, Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Count, p. 257
    231. Roosevelt, (Mrs. Anna) Eleanor (Roosevelt), pp. 94, 184, 200, 279, 308, 333, 434, 564
    232. Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, pp. 94, 184, 200, 279, 308, 333, 434, 564
    233. Roosevelt, Theodore, Jr., pp. 77, 105, 142, 268, 541
    234. Ross, George, Jr., signer, p. 515
    235. Ross, Herbert David, p. 7
    236. Rubens, Peter Paul, p. 477
    237. de Sade, Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade, Count, known as the Marquis de Sade, p. 106
    238. Salinger, Jerome David (J.D.), p. 80
    239. Saltonstall, Sir Richard, p. 198
    240. Saltykov, Sergei, Count, alleged father of Paul I, Czar of Russia, p. 512
    241. Savoy, Prince Eugene of, p. 147
    242. Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr., p. 222
    243. Schwarzenegger, Arnold (Alois), p. 245
    244. Seymour, Jane, Queen of England, p. 150
    245. Shirley, William, gov. of Mass., p. 282
    246. Sorel, Agnes, mistress of Charles VII, King of France, p. 91
    247. Spotswood, Alexander, gov. of Va., p. 138
    248. Stanley, Sir Henry Morton, p. 57
    249. von Starhemberg, (Heinrich) Ernest Rüdiger, Count, p. 251
    250. von Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron, p. 90
    251. Stevenson, Robert Louis, p. 132
    252. Summersby (Morgan), (Mrs. Kathleen) “Kay” (Helen MacCarthy-Morrogh), p. 350
    253. Surrey, Henry Howard, Earl of, poet, pp. 173, 237
    254. Taft, Alphonso, pp. 168, 563
    255. Taft, William Howard, pp. 168, 563
    256. Taney, Roger Brooke, p. 173
    257. Taylor, Zachary, pp. 229, 315
    258. Trevelyan, George Macaulay, p. 246
    259. Truman, Mrs. Elizabeth Virginia “Bess” Wallace, pp. 125, 490
    260. Truman, Harry S, pp. 125, 490
    261. Vanderbilt (Belmont), (Mrs.) Alva (Erskine Smith), p. 83
    262. Vanderbilt, William Kissam, p. 83
    263. Victor Emanuel II, King of Sardinia, 1st King of United Italy, p. 367
    264. Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, pp. 1, 22, 249, 251
    265. Villiers, Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland, mistress of Charles II, King of England, pp. 12-13, 16-17
    266. Waller, Edmund, poet, pp. 270, 418
    267. Ward, Mrs. (Thomas) Humphrey (Mary Augusta Arnold), p. 246
    268. Ward, William George, p. 30
    269. Warren, Sir Peter, p. 274
    270. Washington, George, pp. 13, 210, 305, 416
    271. Washington, Mrs. Martha Dandridge Custis, pp. 13, 81, 154, 210, 305, 416
    272. Wedgwood, Josiah (and Francis and Clement Francis), master potter(s) of Etruria, p. 51
    273. Wellesley, Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess, p. 349
    274. Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of, pp. 72, 349
    275. Wells, Herbert George (H.G.), p. 222
    276. Wentworth, Paul, Parliamentary leader, p. 426
    277. Wentworth, Peter, Parliamentary leader, p. 426
    278. West, Dame Rebecca (Mrs. Cecily Fairfield Andrews), pp. 221-22
    279. Whalley, Edward, regicide, p. 464
    280. Whipple, William, Jr., signer, p. 38
    281. Whitgift, John, Archbishop of Canterbury, p. 560
    282. Whitehead, Alfred North, p. 293
    283. William the Silent, Prince of Orange, 1st Stadholder of the Netherlands, pp. 24, 86, 90, 248
    284. William Arthur Philip Louis and Henry (Harry) Charles Albert David of Wales, Princes of Great Britain, pp. 577-78
    285. Williams, Ralph Vaughan, p. 51
    286. Wilson, Mrs. Edith Bolling Galt, pp. 138, 155, 208, 427, 508
    287. Wilson, Mrs. Ellen Louise Axson, pp. 296, 432, 490
    288. Wilson, (Thomas) Woodrow, pp. 138, 155, 208, 296, 427, 432, 490, 508
    289. Winslow, Edward, gov. of Plymouth Colony, p. 517
    290. Winthrop, John, gov. of Mass. Bay Colony, pp. 276, 313, 424
    291. Winthrop, Robert Charles, p. 574
    292. Wodehouse, Sir Pelham Grenville (P.G.), p. 174
    293. Woodhull (Blood Martin), (Mrs.) Victoria (Claflin), p. 62
    294. Woodville, Elizabeth, Queen of England, pp. 44-46, 59, 173, 176, 178, 214, 218, 237, 304
    295. Woolworth, Frank Winfield, pp. 20, 25
    296. Wren, Sir Christopher, p. 150
    297. Wyatt, Sir Francis, gov. of Va., pp. 158, 471
    298. Yale, Elihu, p. 393
    299. Zinzendorf and Pottendorf, Nicholas Ludwig, Count of, pp. 249, 251
    300. Zog I, King of the Albanians, p. 581

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