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Study Day - 7th May 2011
talk - a tale of two brothers-in-law: Edmund of Langley and Thomas of Woodstock by Dr Alison McHardy ( Nottingham University )
- Afternoon visits to see Richard II Ceremonial Sword and Guildhalls or Lincoln Castle and medieval
artefacts collection with Blue Badge Guides.
and Duchess of Clarence, Exeter, Dorset or Hereford?
Vote for the title you think should be given to Prince William and Miss Middleton:
Is Catherine Middleton descended from Katherine?
Committee member Adrienne Elliott
says: "Hello Everyone, I have just read an article in the latest issue of Majesty magazine (vol 32 # 2) (Page 66) where
it is stated that Kate is a direct descendant of Edward 111 and Philippa of Hainault through John of Gaunt. She is apparently
21st in the line of descent from Edward 111. Do any of you have any details? How exciting it would be if Kate's descent
from John was also through Katherine!! Best wishes, Adrienne".
Our Chairman, Dr Roger Joy replies: "I've
looked at a few genealogical websites investigating Kate Middleton's ancestors. So far I've not come across one that
gives a clear line to John and Katherine. One listed Lionel, John's elder brother as an ancestor. There's a 35
page genealogy of Kate at http://www.wargs.com/other/middleton.html the final entry of which refers to Sancia de Ayala (Sir Walter Blount's wife) as an ancestress. I can suggest a rather
convoluted relationship as follows. Walter and Sancia's grandson Walter, First Baron Mountjoy, married Anne Neville,
Duchess of Buckingham. Anne's mother was Queen Joan de Beaufort of Scotland, daughter of John Beaufort, son of Katherine
and John. Whether this is a sound genealogy I leave to the professionals to confirm or refute"
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