Fwd: Reminiscences: Some Notes on Ancestral Lines

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Subject: Reminiscences: Some Notes on Ancestral Lines
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:48:18 EDT

I would like to request that this history be used in Kerry’s biography as a starting point in some appropriate place, probably near the start as is traditional in a biography. Teh attached file can just be used as it is amd merged. It is the result of about five years of research helped greatly by Dewi Lewis of Clydach. Ken Russell might like to read it to determine atmosphere and locations. The Knoyle branch of the eighteenth century probably originated in East or West Knoyle in Wiltshire, the birthplace of Sir Christopher Wren and the original seat of the Seymour family, now Dukes of Somerset. Queen Jane Seymour was Henry VIII’s third wife, and died in childbirth, her son survived and became Edward VIth. The Potter branch originated in Worth, Sussex in the nineteenth century. These are my two English lines. The (probably) Norse line is Newlands, which originated in Penfro (Pembroke). They all became fluent Welsh speakers. The Norman line is Aristocratic and Gentry, the well known Havard Family, but I originate form a minor branch in the distaff line, so did not inherit any aristocratic title. I am now a member of the Gentry but in my own right and on my own merit. All other branches are ancient British. My DNA should show a mixture of all these lines, the Y chromosome (direct male line) being Atlantic Modal haplotype – European paleolithic and very ancient, at least 50,000 years old scientifically (human genetics).


Attachment: FamilyhistoryNov25th08.doc

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