Our Womack Royal Line
GEOFFREY, surnamed PLANTAGENET, COUNT d'ANJOU, born 1113, died 1151. King Henry I, of England, in despair over loss of his son, William, Duke of Normandy, who was drowned in the sinking of a ship off the coast of France, sought the aid of GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET, one of the most powerful princes of France, a noble person, with "elegant and courtly manners and a reputation for gallantry in the field". Approving the marriage of his daughter MATILDA with GEOFFREY, King Henry personally invested him with Knighthood, and expressed the hope that all Englishmen would give them full allegiance. The Barons took the oath to uphold the succession of Matilda and Geoffrey and their children after them. Thus Geoffrey heads the line of English Kings which bear his Plantagenet name. The friends of Geoffrey were unaware that their playful nickname for him of Plantagenet would live through the years. The story is told that while disguised in battle and to make himself known to his followers, he leaned from his horse and grasped a sprig of "plante de genet", the common broom corn, and thrust it in his helmet. Thus he derived his popular title. As eldest son of FULK V, KING OF JERUSALEM, and his wife, LRMENGARDE, daughter of HELIAS, Count of Maine, Geoffrey was of the House of Angevin Kings, which had been prominent for three centuries. (Note: Arms of Fulk V, King of Jerusalem pictured on page 201, Magna Charta.)
Geoffrey's descent from the House of Angevin Kings follows:
(1)THERTULLUS, COUNT of ANJOU, wife PETRONELLA, daughter of Conrad, Count of Paris; (2) INGELERUS I, Count of Anjou, married Adsline of Challon; (3) FULK, "the red", born 888, died 938, wife Roscilla of Blois; (4) FULK II, The Good, Count of Anjou, died 958, married Gerberga of Catinais; (5) GEOFFREY I, Count of Anjou, died 21 July 987, married Adelaide de Vermandois, also known as Adelaide de Chalons, born 950, died 975-78; (6) FULK III, "the Black" Count of Anjou, born 970, died 21 June 1040, married, second, after 1000, Hildegarde, who died 1 April 1109, married, fifth, Bertrade de Montfort; (9) FULK V, "The Young", Count of Anjou, King of Jerusalem, born 1092; died 10 Nov. 1143, who, as above stated, was the father of GEOFFREY V "PLANTAGENET", Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy, who, on 3 April 1127, married MATILDA of ENGLAND, daughter of HENRY I, of England.
NOTE: Also being given below, is the descent of Geoffrey V of Anjou, (called "Plantagenet") husband of Matilda (Maud), of England, from KING EDWARD THE GREAT.
GENEALOGY OF GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET (born 1113, died 7 Sept. 1151, from Aedd Mawr,) (KING EDWARD THE GREAT), who appears to have lived about 1300 B.C. (the line of BOAZ and RUTH) to WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, whose Genealogy back to ROLLO the DANE, is given above: (1) KING EDWARD the GREAT, his son; (2) BRYDAIN, who settled in the island at an early date, and, according to tradition, gave his name to the entire island, which has since been corrupted into "Britain". His son; (3) ANNYN TRO, his son; (4) SELYS HEN, his son; (5) BRWT, his son; (6) CYMRYW, his son; (7) ITHON, his son; (8) GWEYRYDD, his son; (9) PEREDUR, his son; (10) LLYFEINYDD, his son; (11) TEUGED, his son; (12) LLARIAN, in whose day London was a considerable town, having been founded B.C. 1020, or earlier, as some hold, at least 270 yrs before the founding of Rome; his son; (13) ITHEL, his son; (14) ENIR FARDD, his son; (15) CALCHWYDD, his son; (16) LLYWARCH, his son; (17) IDWAL, his son; (18) RHUN, his son; (19) BLEDDYN, his son; (20) MORGAN, his son; (21) BERWYN, his son; (22) CERAINT FEDWW, an irreclaimable drunkard, deposed by his subjects for setting fire, just before harvest, to the cornfields of Siluris, now Monmouthshire, his son; (23) BRYWLAIS; his son; (24) ALAFON, his son; (25) ANYN, his son; (26) DINGAD, his son; (27) GREIDIOL, his son; (28) CERAINT, his son; (29) MEIRION, his son; (30) ARCH, his son; (31) CAID, his son; (32) CERI, his son; (33) BARAN, his son; (34) LLYR, (KING LEAR). He was educated in Rome by Augustus Caesar, his son; (35) BRAN, KING of SILURIA. In the year A.D. 36, he resigned the crown to his son Caradoc, and became Arch-Druid of the college of Siluria. During his seven years in Rome, he became the first royal convert to Christianity and was baptized by the Apostle Paul, as was his son, Cardoc and the latter's two sons, Cyllinus and Cynon (he introduced the use of vellum into England). his son; (36) CARADOC (CARACTACUS), was King of Siluria, (Monmouthshire, ect.), his son; (37) ST. CYLLIN, King of Siluria. He first of the Cymry, gave infants names, for before, names were not given except to adults. His brother, Linus, the Martyr; his sister Claudia and her husband Rufus Pudent, aided the apostle Paul in the Christian Church in Rome. As recorded in II Timothy 4:21 and Romans 16:13, Rufus Pudens and St. Paul are shown to be half-brothers, children of the same mother, they had different fathers; Paul, by a Hebrew husband and Rufus, by a second marriage with a Roman Christian. His son; (38) PRINCE COEL, son of Cyllin was living A.D. 120; his son;
(39) KING LLEUVER MAWR, (Lucius the Great), the second Blessed Sovereign, married Gladys, whose ancestry for eight immediate past generations is as follows; (a) CAPOIR, whose son was; (b) BELI (HELI) THE GREAT, died B.C. 72, whose son; (c) LUD, died B.C. 62, his son; (d) TENUANTIUS, his son; (e) CYNVELINE (Cymbeline), King of Britain. He was educated in Rome by Augustus Caesar, and later, forestalled the invasion of the island. His eleventh son; (f) AVIRAGUN, King of Britain, lived in Avalon, the renowned enemy of Rome; married VENISSA JULIA, daughter of TIBERIUS CLAUDIUS CAESAR, EMPEROR OF ROME, who was the grandson of MARK ANTONY. The son of Aviragus and Venissa Julia was; (g) MERIC, (Marius,), King of Britain, married the daughter of QUEEN BOADICEA (VICTORIA.) THey had a daughter; (h) EURGEN, of whom later, and a son Coel, who became King of Britain in 125. OLD KING COLE was a "merry old soul", educated in rome, built Colchester (Coel-Castra), and died A.D. 170. (h)EURGEN, (see above), the said daughter of Meric, (Marius) and his wife, the daughter of Boadicea, had, as above stated, Gladys, who became the wife of No. 39 (see above), Lleuver Mawr (Lucius the Great) who changed the established religion of Britain from DRUIDISM to CHRISTIANITY. The daughter of Lucius the Great and his wife, Gladys, was;
(40) GLADYS, who became the wife of Cadvan, of Cambria, Prince of Wales. Their daughter; (41) STRADA, the FAIR, married Coel, a later King of Colchester, living A.D. 232. Their daughter; (42) HELEN of the CROSS, (The Arms of Colchester were a "cross with three crowns"), Helen was born 248, died 328 and became the wife of CONSTANTIUS I, afterward Emperor of Rome, and, in right of his wife, King of Britain. He was born 242, died 306. Their son; (43) CONSTANTINE THE GREAT, born 265, died 336. Of British birth, he is known as the first CHRISTIAN EMPEROR. The greatest of all Roman Emperors, he annexed Britain to the Roman Empire, his son; (44) CONSTANTIUS II, died in 360, his son; (45) CONSTANTIUS III, married Placida, died in 421, his son; (46) VALENTINIAN III, died in 455. His daughter; (47) EUDOXIA, married Hunneric, who died in 480. her son; (48) HILDERIC, King of the Vandals in 525, his daughter; (49) HILDA, married Frode VII, who died 548; her son; (50) HALFDAN, KING OF DENMARK, his son; (51)IVAR VIDFADMA, KING of DENMARK and SWEDEN in 660 his son: (52) RORIC SLINGEBAND, KING of DENMARK and SWEDEN in 700, his son; (53) HARALD HILDETAND, KING of DENMARK and SWEDEN in 725, his son; (54) SIGURD RING, living in 750, his son; (55) RAYNER LODBROCK, KING of DENMARK and SWEDEN, died in 794, married Aslanga, his son; (56) SIGURD SNODOYE, KING of DENMARK and SWEDEN, died 830, his son; (57) HORDA KNUT, KING of DENMARK, died in 850, his son; (58) FROTHA, KING of DENMARK, died 875, his son; (59) GORM ENSKE, married Sida and died in 890, his son; (60) HAROLD PARCUS, KING of DENMARK, whose wife was Elgiva, daughter of ETHEIRED I, King of England, (a brother of King Alfred The Great), his son; (61) GORM del CAMMEL, KING of DENMARK, died in 931. His wife was Thyra, his son; (62) HAROLD BLAATAND, KING of DENMARK, died in 981, his daughter; (63) LADY GUNNORA, wife of Richard I, third Duke of Normandy, born 933, died 996. They had (beside their son Richard II ((see later)), a son; (64) ROBERT d'EVEREUX, the Archbishop, who died in 1087, his son; (65) RICHARD, Count d'Evereux, died 1067, his daughter, (66) AGNES EVEREUX, who became the wife of Simon l de Montfort, her daughter; (67) BERTRADE MONTFORT, became the wife of FULK IV, Count d'Anjou, born 1043, died 1109. The said Fulk IV's descent from OLD KING COLE is as follows;
THE FRANKISH KINGS
OLD KING COLE, son of Meric (MARIUS) (g) above mentioned, was the father of, (1) ATHILDIS, wife of Marcomir IV, King of Franconia, who died 149. They had (2) CLODOMIR IV, King of the Franks, died 166, married Hasilda, their son; (3) KING FARABERT, died 186, his son; (4) KING SUNNO, died 213, his son; (5) KING HILDERIC, died 253, his son; (6) KING PARTHERUS, died 272, his son; (7) KING CLOLIUS III, died 298, his son; (8) KING WALTER, died 306, his son; (9) KING DAGOBERT, died 317, his son; (10) GENEBALD I Duke of the East Franks, died 350, his son; (11) KING DAGOBERT, died 379, his son; (12) KING CLODIUS I, died 389, his son; (13) KING MARCOMIR, died 404, his son; (14) KING PHAROMOND, married Argotta, daughter of Genebald, their son; (15) KING CLODIO, married Basina de Thuringia, and died 455, their son; (16) SIGERMERUS I, married the daughter of Ferreolus Tomantius, his son; (17) FERREOLUS, married Deuteria, a Roman lady, their son; (18) AUSBERT, died 570, married Blitheldes, daughter of Clothaire I, King of France, and his wife Ingonde, and grand-daughter of CLOVIS THE GREAT, King of France, born 466, baptized at Rheims, and died 511, and his wife Clothilde, of burgundy, "The girl of the French Vineyards". It was she who led him to embrace Christianity, and three thousand of his followers were baptized in a single day. When Clovis first listened to the story of Christ's Crucifixion, he was so moved that he cried, "If I had been there with my valiant Franks, I would have avenged Him". Ausbert and Blithildes were the parents of (19) ARNOUL, Bishop of Ketz, died 601, married Oda de Savoy and had (20) ST. ARNOLPH, Bishop of Metz, died 641, married Lady Dodo and had, (21) ACHISEA, married Begga of Brabant, who died 698, their son; (22) PEPIN d'HERISTAL, Mayor of the Palace, died 714, who married Alpais.
The royal successors of CLOVIS were woefully inefficient. They left the rule of their kingdom to their Mayors of the Palace, and only showed themselves to the people once a year, at the March Parliament, when, adorned with crowns and their fair hair flowing loose to their waists, they rode on a car drawn by oxen. As they did little but eat and drink and enjoy themselves, they went by the name of the sluggard kings, all power being in the hands of the Mayors of the Palace. Among these Mayors, PEPIN of HERISTAL made himself conspicuous. His home was near Spa in the woodland country around Liege. He made the office hereditary in his family. His heroic son, (23) CHARLES MARTEL, the Hammer, Mayor of the Palace, King of France, was still more famous, because, in the decisive Battle of Tours in 732, he utterly routed the Arabs, who had conquered Spain and the south of France. Charles Martel Married Rotrude and died in 741. His son, (24) PEPIN THE SHORT (or PEPIN le BREF, King of France, died in 768, leaving by his wife Bertha, of Laon, a son;
(25) CHARLEMAGNE, Charles the Great, born 2 April 742, probably at Aix-La-Chapelle, the greatest figure of the Middle ages, King of the Franks. Charlemagne and his younger brother, Carloman, succeeded to equal portions to one of the most powerful of European kingdoms, bounded by the Pyrenccs, the Alps, the Mediterranean and the Ocean. Carloman, the younger brother, died soon after the death of their father, Pepin The Short, and with the consent of the great nobles, Charlemagne became King. Desiderius, the King of Lombardy, had made large encroachments upon the states of the Roman Pontiff, whose cause was taken up by Charlemagne. This led to feuds, which Bertha, his mother, endeavored to appease by arranging a marriage between her son and the daughter of the Lombard. But Charlemagne soon took a disgust to the wife thus imposed upon him, and repudiated her, that he might marry Hildegarde, born 757, died 30 April 782, the daughter of a noble family in Suabin. By his wife, Hildegarde, he had a son: (26) LOUIS I, the DEBONAIRE, who by his second wife, Judith, was the father of Gisela, ancestress of Hugh Capet, King of France and of JAMICIA, wife of RICHARD de CLARE, MAGNA CHARTA SURETY. Louis I, by his first wife Ermengarde, who died 818, daughter of Ingram, Count of Basbania, was father of (27) LOTHAIRE, Earl of Germany, who married Ermengarde of Alsace, and had (28) ERMENGARDE, who was the wife of Giselbert. Their son; (29) REGUIER I, Count of Hainault, died 916, who married Albreda, their son; (30) CISELBERT, Duke of Lorraine, married Gerlerga and died 930, their daughter; (31) ALBREDA of LORRAINE, wife of Renaud, Count de Roucy, who died 973, their daughter; (32) ERWENTRUDE ROUCY, married Alberic II, Count de Macon, who died 975, their daughter; (33) BEATRICE MACON, married Geoffrey I de Castenais, their son; (34) GEOFFREY II de CASTINAIS, married Ermengarde de Anjou, their son; (35) FULK IV, Count of Anjou, born 1043, died 1109, married Bertrade de Montfort (no. 67 above), their son (36) FULK V, Count d'anjou, who, as elsewhere stated (above) was the father of GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET, who married MATILDA of ENGLAND, a great-great-great-grand daughter of RICHARD I, Duke of Normandy and his wife, Lady Cunnora. Matilda's descent from Richard I, Duke of Normandy is as follows: (1) RICHARD I, Duke of Normandy, his son; (2) RICHARD II, Duke of Normandy, died 1026, married Judith de Brdtagne, their son; (3) ROBERT the MAGNIFICENT, also known as Robert the Devil, who, by Herleve Falaise, had WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, father of King Henry I of England, who had Matilda, Wife of Geoffrey Plantagenet.
NOTE: WURTS' MAGNA CHARTA, pp. 158-168 inclusive, gives sixty nine Generations of lineal descent from No. 1, Edward the Great, (Aedd Mawr) to No. 69, Geoffrey Plantagenet. This also shows Geoffrey's descent from the FRANKISH KINGS, Nos. 1, to and including 35; also his descent from No. (b) (HELI) Beli the Great through LUD, through TUANTIUS, through CYNVELIN (CYMBELINE), through AVIRAGUS, through MERIC (MARIUS), through EURGEN, through GLADYS, wife of No. 39, (LLEUVER MAWR) LUCIUS THE GREAT. And page 168 Wurt's Magna Charta shows that both Geoffrey Plantagenet and his wife, Matilda, or Maud, of England, were descendants of WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, who as above stated, was descended from CHARLEMAGNE.
Notes for Matilda of England:
Descent from CHARLEMAGNE to MATILDA, or Maud, of England, wife of GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET;
(1) CHARLEMAGNE and wife, Hildegarde had a son; (2) PEPIN, born 776, died 8 July 810, before his father. He was crowned by the Pope in 781, King of Lombardy and Italy, married Bertha, daughter of William, Count of Toulouse, his son; (3) BERNHARD, King of Lombardy, succeeded his father about the year 812, he was deposed by his Uncle Louis, blinded and put to death. By his wife Cunegonde, he had a son; (4) PEPIN, who was deprived of the throne by his Uncle Louis, Emperor, called the Debonair, and received a part of Vermandois and the Seignouries of St. Quentin and Peronne. His son; (5) PEPIN, Pepin de Senlis de Valois, Count Berengarius, of Bretagne, who was living in 893, the father of (6) LADY POPPA, (puppet or doll), who became the first wife of ROLLO the DANE, first Duke of Normandy. Their son; (7) WILLIAM LONGSWORD, was father of (8) RICHARD the FEARLESS, father of; (9) RICHARD II, "the Good", whose son; (10) ROBERT "THE DEVIL", sixth Duke of Normandy, who, by Herleve de falaise, daughter of the Tanner, Fulbert de Falaise, had a son; (11) WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, born at Falaise in 1027, father of HENRY I, KING of ENGLAND, WHO WAS THE LAST OF THE NORMAN KINGS. (Magna Charta 178, 182, 183)
She was designated Henry's heir, and on his death (1135), Stephen siezed the throne and Matilda invaded England (1139) inuagurating a period of inconclusive civil war. She and he second husband (Geoffrey) captured normandy and in 1152 the Treaty of Wallingford recognised Henry as Stephen's heir.
Burke says she was betrothed in her eight year (1119) to Henry.
Child of Geoffrey Plantagenet and Matilda England is:
King Henry OF ENGLAND II
Generation No. 2
HENRY OF6 ENGLAND II (GEOFFREY D'ANJOU5 PLANTAGENET IV, FULK4 V, FULK3 IV, GEOFFREY II DE2 CASTINAIS, GEOFFREY I DE1) was born 25 Mar 1133 in LeMans, France, and died 06 Jul 1189 in Chinon Castle, Anjou. He married (1) ELEONORE OF AQUITAINE 18 May 1152 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France, daughter of GUILLAUME X and ELBEANOR DE CHATELLERAULT. She was born Bet. 1121 - 1122, and died 31 Mar 1204 in Poitiers, Poitou, Aquitaine, France. He met (2) ROSAMOND DE CLIFFORD 1160. He married (3) IDA ISABELLE DE TOENI Abt. 1172, daughter of RALPH DE TOENI and MARGARET DE BEAUMONT. She was born Abt. 1155 in Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England.
Notes for HENRY OF ENGLAND II:
KING HENRY II of ENGLAND, son of Matilda, or Maud, of England and her husband, Geoffrey Plantagenet, was born at Le Mans, 25 March 1133 and died at Chinon, 6 July 1189. In 1152 he married Eleanor of Aquitaine, former wife of Louis VII, of France, and daughter of William, Duke of Aquitaine. She survived King Henry nearly three years, dying 26 June 1202. Both were buried at Fontrevaud in Anjou. Their daughter Elennor married Alphonse IX, King of Castile; their eldest son William, died at the age of four years, their second son, Henry, born 28 Feb. 1155, who on 15 July 1170, by command of his father, was crowned King of England, but died before his father, 11 July 1183, their third son, Richard the Lion Hearted, reigned as King of England from 1189 to 1199. He was the most prominent leader on the Third Crusade to regain Jerusalem for the Christians from the Mohammedans. He had greater military genius, but less statesmanship than his father; was fickle, but warmhearted. His great power was in his physical and mental capacity as a soldier, and in his strenuous and irrepressible courage. Richard was proud, cruel and treacherous. He left the goverment of England in the hands of his Justiciars, and was in his English Kingdom but twice in his reign of ten years; four months at the time of his coronation, and two months, five years later. The Third Crusade was a failure. Richard fell out with the French King, and refused to marry his sister Alice, to whom he had been betrothed since early childhood, but on 12 May 1191, he married Perengaria of Navarre. HE DIED WITHOUT ISSUE. The fourth son of Henry II, Geoffrey, had a son Arthur, who was murdered in 1203, leaving as successor to the throne of England; (*See Note Below)
Henry II (1154-1189)
Born: 5th March 1133 at Le Mans, Maine
Died: 6th July 1189 at Chinon Castle, Anjou
Buried: Fontevrault Abbey, Anjou
Parents: Geoffrey, Count of Anjou and the Empress Matilda
Siblings: Geoffrey, Count of Nantes & William, Count of Poitou
Crowned: 19th December 1154 at Westminster Abbey, Middlesex
Married: 18th May 1152 at Bordeaux Cathedral, Gascony
Spouse: Eleanor daughter of William X, Duke of Aquitane & divorcee of Louis VII, King of France
Offspring: William, Henry, Matilda, Richard, Geoffrey, Eleanor, Joan & John
Contemporaries: Louis VII (King of France, 1137-1180), Thomas Beckett (Archbishop of Canterbury), Pope Adrian IV, Frederick I (Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor, 1152-1190)
Henry II, first of the Angevin kings, was one of the most effective of all England's monarchs. He came to the throne amid the anarchy of Stephen's reign and promptly collared his errant barons. He refined Norman government and created a capable, self-standing bureaucracy. His energy was equaled only by his ambition and intelligence. Henry survived wars, rebellion, and controversy to successfully rule one of the Middle Ages' most powerful kingdoms.
Henry was raised in the French province of Anjou and first visited England in 1142 to defend his mother's claim to the disputed throne of Stephen. His continental possessions were already vast before his coronation: He acquired Normandy and Anjou upon the death of his father in September 1151, and his French holdings more than doubled with his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitane (ex-wife of King Louis VII of France). In accordance with the Treaty of Wallingford, a succession agreement signed by Stephen and Matilda in 1153, Henry was crowned in October 1154. The continental empire ruled by Henry and his sons included the French counties of Brittany, Maine, Poitou, Touraine, Gascony, Anjou, Aquitane, and Normandy. Henry was technically a feudal vassal of the king of France but, in reality, owned more territory and was more powerful than his French lord. Although King John (Henry's son) lost most of the English holdings in France, English kings laid claim to the French throne until the fifteenth century. Henry also extended his territory in the British Isles in two significant ways. First, he retrieved Cumbria and Northumbria form Malcom IV of Scotland and settled the Anglo-Scot border in the North. Secondly, although his success with Welsh campaigns was limited, Henry invaded Ireland and secured an English presence on the island.
English and Norman barons in Stephen's reign manipulated feudal law to undermine royal authority; Henry instituted many reforms to weaken traditional feudal ties and strengthen his position. Unauthorized castles built during the previous reign were razed. Monetary payments replaced military service as the primary duty of vassals. The Exchequer was revitalized to enforce accurate record keeping and tax collection. Incompetent sheriffs were replaced and the authority of royal courts was expanded. Henry empowered a new social class of government clerks that stabilized procedure - the government could operate effectively in the king's absence and would subsequently prove sufficiently tenacious to survive the reign of incompetent kings. Henry's reforms allowed the emergence of a body of common law to replace the disparate customs of feudal and county courts. Jury trials were initiated to end the old Germanic trials by ordeal or battle. Henry's systematic approach to law provided a common basis for development of royal institutions throughout the entire realm.
The process of strengthening the royal courts, however, yielded an unexpected controversy. The church courts instituted by William the Conqueror became a safe haven for criminals of varying degree and ability, for one in fifty of the English population qualified as clerics. Henry wished to transfer sentencing in such cases to the royal courts, as church courts merely demoted clerics to laymen. Thomas Beckett, Henry's close friend and chancellor since 1155, was named Archbishop of Canterbury in June 1162 but distanced himself from Henry and vehemently opposed the weakening of church courts. Beckett fled England in 1164, but through the intervention of Pope Adrian IV (the lone English pope), returned in 1170.He greatly angered Henry by opposing to the coronation of Prince Henry. Exasperated, Henry hastily and publicly conveyed his desire to be rid of the contentious Archbishop - four ambitious knights took the king at his word and murdered Beckett in his own cathedral on December 29, 1170. Henry endured a rather limited storm of protest over the incident and the controversy passed.
Henry's plans of dividing his myriad lands and titles evoked treachery from his sons. At the encouragement - and sometimes because of the treatment - of their mother, they rebelled against their father several times, often with Louis VII of France as their accomplice. The deaths of Henry the Young King in 1183 and Geoffrey in 1186 gave no respite from his children's rebellious nature; Richard, with the assistance of Philip II Augustus of France, attacked and defeated Henry on July 4, 1189 and forced him to accept a humiliating peace. Henry II died two days later, on July 6, 1189.
A few quotes from historic manuscripts shed a unique light on Henry, Eleanor, and their sons.
From Sir Winston Churchill Kt, 1675: "Henry II Plantagenet, the very first of that name and race, and the very greatest King that England ever knew, but withal the most unfortunate . . . his death being imputed to those only to whom himself had given life, his ungracious sons. . ."
From Sir Richard Baker, A Chronicle of the Kings of England: Concerning endowments of mind, he was of a spirit in the highest degree generous . . . His custom was to be always in action; for which cause, if he had no real wars, he would have feigned . . . To his children he was both indulgent and hard; for out of indulgence he caused his son henry to be crowned King in his own time; and out of hardness he caused his younger sons to rebel against him . . . He married Eleanor, daughter of William Duke of Guienne, late wife of Lewis the Seventh of France. Some say King Lewis carried her into the Holy Land, where she carried herself not very holily, but led a licentious life; and, which is the worst kind of licentiousness, in carnal familiarity with a Turk."
King Henry II Plantegenet, had many illlegitimate children one of which was William de Longespee. My ancestor. RGW.
More About HENRY OF ENGLAND II:
Burial: Fontevrault Abbey, Anjou
Notes for ELEONORE OF AQUITAINE:
aka; Rosamond De \Clifford\
More About ELEONORE OF AQUITAINE:
Burial: Fontevrault Abbey, Anjou
Notes for IDA ISABELLE DE TOENI:
Isabell (Or Ida) Plantagenet De Warren Cnts. Of Norfolk
According to Professor Yeatman, in The History of the House of Arundel, page 38, the he wife of the Roger you speak of above, as well as mother to several children, including Mary, was Isabella (aka Ide, aka Ida, aka Elizabeth) Plantagenet. Isabella was the daughter of Hameline Plantagenet and Isabella Warenne, Countess of Surrey (Pedigrees of Some of Charlemagne's Descendantts pg 156).
Wife of Earl of Norfolk, Roger Bigod...From: Gayle WiWilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 10:35:28 -0800Ralph L Holloway wrote:> > In tracing the Fitzrandolph line, I came across Mary Bigod> wife of Ranulf Fitz Robert. Her father was Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of> Norfolk, Judicar to King Richard I, and in 1215 was among the Barons ffor> the Magna Carta. He died in 1221. His wife was Ida.
Ida later married Roger Bigod.
Roger Bigod was appointed in 1189 by King Richard one of the Ambassadors to King Philip of France, to obtain aid for the recovery of the Holy Land. In 1191 he was keeper of Hereford Castle. He was chief judge in the King's Court from 1195 to 1202. In 120() he was sent by King John as one of his messengers to summon William the Lion, King of Scotland, to do homage to him in the Parliament which was held at Lincoln, and subsequently attended King John into Poitou; but on his return he was won over to the opposition by the rebel Barons and became one of the strongest advocates of the Charter of Liberty, for which he was excommunicated by Pope Innocent III He died before August 1221, having married as his first wife, Isabella daughter of Hameline Plantagenet, who was descended from the Earls of Warren.
Ida de Tosny was a royal ward and mistress of King Henry II, by whom she was mother of a young son William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury) (b c. 1176-March 7, 1226). Ida was not the first English royal ward to be taken as mistress by a King who was her guardian; that honour probably belongs to Isabel de Beaumont (Elizabeth de Beaumont), daughter of Robert de Beaumont, who fought at the Battle of Hastings with the Conqueror. That king's youngest son made Beaumont's daughter his mistress. Ida's ancestry was unknown for many years, but a charter by her eldest (illegitimate) son refers to his mother as the "Countess Ida" which pins her down to the wife of Roger Bigod. For Ida's ancestry
King John OF ENGLAND I
Generation No. 3
JOHN OF7 ENGLAND I (HENRY OF6, GEOFFREY D'ANJOU5 PLANTAGENET IV, FULK4 V, FULK3 IV, GEOFFREY II DE2 CASTINAIS, GEOFFREY I DE1) was born 24 Dec 1166 in Kings Manor House, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, and died 19 Oct 1216 in Newark Castle, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England. He married (1) AGATHA DE FERRERS, daughter of WILLIAM DE FERRERS and SYBIL DE BRAOSE. She was born Abt. 1168 in Charltey, Staffordshire, England. He married (2) ISABEL OF GLOUCESTER, daughter of WILLIAM ROBERT and HAWISE DE BEAUMONT. She was born Abt. 1170, and died 14 Oct 1217. He married (3) ADELA DE WARENNE. He married (4) ISABELLA DE TAILLEFER 24 Aug 1200 in Bordeaux Cathedral, Gascony, France, daughter of AYMER TAILLEFER and ALICE DE COURTENAY. She was born 1188 in Angoulême, Charente, France, and died 31 May 1246 in Fontevrault L'Abbe, Maine-et-Loire, France.
Notes for JOHN OF ENGLAND I:
KING JOHN, LACKLAND, the fifth son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, born at Oxford, 24 Dec. 1166, died at Newark Castle, Notts, 19 Oct. 1216, married, first on 29 August 1189, Isabel, daughter of William, Earl of Gloucester; married, second, in 1200, Isabel, daughter of Aymer de Taillefer, the Swordsmith. She was the mother of all his children. John S. Wurts, in his Magna Charta, pages 6 to 17, inclusive.
Page 6; "In case we have forgotten our English History, let us be reminded that King John was a horrid person, an arbitrary and mercenary ruler, who threw people into dungeons at the drop of a hat; married off wards of the crown, young widows and pretty girls, to foreign adventurers and then collected a nice percentage of the ward's fortunes from their husbands....... he greatly increased the royal taxes and replenished his exchequer with the confiscated property of the clergy.
Shortly after he became King, he quarreled with the Pope, who deposed him and proclaimed him no longer King. John ignored the deposing, and made a gift to the Pope of all the realm, crown and revenue, by written indenture, dated Monday, 13 May 1213. John then received the crown back as the Pope's tenant and vassal, at a rental of a thousand marks for the whole kingdom, 700 for England and 300 for Ireland.
Under this condition the Barons of England were only yeoman, or free-holders, or copy-holders of King John, the free-holder of the Pope, and tiring of John's tyranny, they called a conference, and one, after King John had left the Abbey at Saint-Edmundsbury (where he had been asked to attend the conference, which had been called by Stephen Langston, Archbishop of Canterbury), at which meeting nothing was accomplished, the barons took a solemn oath on the high altar, that they would stand united until they could compel the King to confirm their liberties, or they would wage war against him to the death.
They did wage war, "a holy crusade against John to recover the liberties their forefathers had enjoyed". Virtually powerless, and with nearly his whole Baronage and the majority of his subjects of all degrees in arms against him, he finally called his Barons to a conference. They said, "let the day by the 15th of June and the place Runnemede". (which is in sight of Windsor Castle, and was used as "the field of council").
In this way was brought about the GREATEST EVENT OF KING JOHN'S REIGN, the veritable wresting from him of MAGNA CHARTA, granting rights to the people of his realm, "an expression in written words of the principles of human life", which had been either grossly neglected or altogether forgotten by the King.
Section 61 of the Chart authorized the election of twenty five Surety Barons, who would see that the previsions of the Charter were carried into effect. Their names are not recorded in the Magna Charta, "but we learn them from Matthew Paris' "Chronilca Majora"."
These Barons were astonishingly inter-related. Among them were several instances of father and son, of father-in-law and son-in-law, of brothers and cousins. Twenty of the twenty five were related in the degree of second cousin, or nearer. Of these twenty five, only seventeen have descendants surviving to the present day. They had a common descent from Charlemagne.
On the 15th day of June, 1215, more than two thousand Knights and Barons were encamped on the field of Runnemede to await the coming of King John and secure from him the rights of the people of England, although John had previously sworn by "God's teeth", his favorite oath, that he would never agree to such demands or any part of them.
(Runnemede was the "ancient meadow of council", and is within sight of Windsor Castle. For ages, this had been crownland and rented for pasturage. When it was proposed a few years ago ((from Crown Edition of Magna Charta, Reprint 1945)), to sell the field of Runnemede to the highest bidder, a great outcry arose. (The former Cara Rogers, now Lady Fairhaven, an American girl, a member of the Magna Charta Dames, bought and presented to the British people the field of Runnemede, as a memorial to her husband, to be kept for all time as a sacred, historic spot.)
On 15 June 1215, before the day passed, the King affixed his seal to the original, but preliminary draft known as the "Articles of the Barons", which contained forty nine articles, setting forth the principles of the Charter. The exact terms of the Charter were decided upon during the four days that followed. On the 19th of June 1215, the great seal was affixed, presumably to twenty five duplicate copies, perhaps one for each of the twenty five Surety Barons, who were to see that King John kept his promises.
Neither the King, the Barons, nor the Knights could read or write, except a few, but a scholar, who was the Secretary of the Baron of Kendal, had accompanied him to Runnemede.
DESCENT OF ISAREL DE TAILLEFUR, second Wife of KING JOHN OF ENGLAND from CHARLEMAGNE:
More About JOHN OF ENGLAND I:
Burial: Worcester, Cathedral
Notes for ISABELLA DE TAILLEFER:
She was the mother of all his children. John S. Wurts, in his Magna Charta, pages 6 to 17, inclusive.
More About ISABELLA DE TAILLEFER:
Burial: Fontevraud Abbey
Joan OF ENGLAND
Generation No. 4
JOAN OF8 ENGLAND (JOHN OF7, HENRY OF6, GEOFFREY D'ANJOU5 PLANTAGENET IV, FULK4 V, FULK3 IV, GEOFFREY II DE2 CASTINAIS, GEOFFREY I DE1) was born Abt. 1188 in London, Middlesex, England, and died Feb 1236. She married LLYWELYN THE GREAT in England, son of IORWERTH GWYNEDD and MARARED MADOG. He was born 1173 in Aberffraw Castle, Caernarvonshire, Wales, and died 11 Apr 1240 in Aberconwy, Arllechwedd Isaf, Caernarvonshire, Wales.
Notes for JOAN OF ENGLAND:
Natural daughter of King John.
Notes for LLYWELYN THE GREAT:
ALIA: the Great//
Birth: 1173 in Aberffraw Castle, Caernarvonshire, Wales
Death: 11 APR 1240 in Aberconwy, Arllechwedd Isaf, Caernarvonshire, WalesPrince of Wales.
Margred VERCH LLYWELYN
Generation No. 5
MARGRED VERCH7 LLYWELYN (LLYWELYN THE6 GREAT, IORWERTH AB OWAIN5 GWYNEDD, OWAIN4, GRUFFYDD AP3 CYNAN, CYNAN AP2 IAGO, IAGO AB IDWAL AP1 MEURIG) was born Abt. 1210 in Caernarvonshire, Wales, and died Bet. 1263 - 1264 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England. She married WALTER DE CLIFFORD Abt. 1232 in Sussex, England. He was born Abt. 1186 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England.
Maud DE CLIFFORD
Generation No. 6
MAUD2 DE CLIFFORD (WALTER1) was born Bet. 1234 - 1237 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England, and died May 1285 in Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England. She married (1) JOHN DE LACY, son of HENRY DE LACY and MARGARET DE LONGESPEE. He was born Abt. 1278, and died Bef. 1311. She married (2) JOHN GIFFARD 1271 in Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England. He was born 19 Jan 1241 in Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England, and died 29 May 1299 in Boynton, Wiltshire, England.
Robert DE LACY
Generation No. 7
ROBERT5 DE LACY (JOHN4, HENRY3, EDMUND2, JOHN1) was born Bef. 1311. He married ELEANOR BASKERVILLE, daughter of ROBERT BASKERVILLE. She was born Abt. 1322.
Brian DE LACY
Generation No. 8
BRIAN6 DE LACY (ROBERT5, JOHN4, HENRY3, EDMUND2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1350. He married AMICIA L'ARCEDEKNE. She was born Abt. 1357.
John DE LACY
Generation No. 9
JOHN7 DE LACY (BRIAN6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, HENRY3, EDMUND2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1380. He married ELLEN DE CROMWELLBOTHAM. She was born Abt. 1389.
John DE LACY
Generation No. 10
JOHN8 DE LACY (JOHN7, BRIAN6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, HENRY3, EDMUND2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1405, and died Aft. 05 Apr 1474. He married FLORENCE MOLYNEUX, daughter of ROBERT MOLYNEUX and ALICE NORREYS. She was born Abt. 1408, and died Bef. 11 Apr 1442.
Gilbert DE LACY
Generation No. 11
GILBERT9 DE LACY (JOHN8, JOHN7, BRIAN6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, HENRY3, EDMUND2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1438, and died Aft. 28 Jun 1492. He married JOHANNA ISABEL SOOTHILL. She was born Abt. 1439.
Gerald DE LACY
Generation No. 12
GERALD10 DE LACY (GILBERT9, JOHN8, JOHN7, BRIAN6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, HENRY3, EDMUND2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1460 in Yorkshire, England, and died Aft. 1492. He married JOAN SYMES. She was born Abt. 1460.
Generation No. 13
HUGH11 LACY (GERALD10 DE LACY, GILBERT9, JOHN8, JOHN7, BRIAN6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, HENRY3, EDMUND2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1489 in Bancroft, Yorkshire, England, and died Bef. 20 Sep 1570. He married AGNES SAVILLE. She was born Bet. 1490 - 1496 in Yorkshire, England.
Generation No. 14
MARGARET12 LACY (HUGH11, GERALD10 DE LACY, GILBERT9, JOHN8, JOHN7, BRIAN6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, HENRY3, EDMUND2, JOHN1) was born Aft. 1510 in Yorkshire, England. She married WILLIAM FERROR, son of EDWARD FERRERS and CONSTANCE BROME. He was born 1514 in Ewood, Yorkshire, England.
Generation No. 15
JOHN18 FERRARS (WILLIAM17 FERROR, EDWARD16 FERRERS, HENRY15, THOMAS14 DE FERRERS, WILLIAM13, HENRY12, WILLIAM11, HENRY10, WILLIAM9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, ROBERT4, ROBERT3, HENRY2, WALCHELINDE1) was born Bet. 1535 - 1548 in England, and died 13 Aug 1590 in England. He married MARY ELIZABETH Abt. 1560 in England. She was born Abt. 1540 in England.
Generation No. 16
NICHOLAS19 FERRIS (JOHN18 FERRARS, WILLIAM17 FERROR, EDWARD16 FERRERS, HENRY15, THOMAS14 DE FERRERS, WILLIAM13, HENRY12, WILLIAM11, HENRY10, WILLIAM9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, ROBERT4, ROBERT3, HENRY2, WALCHELINDE1) was born Abt. 1560 in England, and died Abt. 1620 in London, Middlesex, England. He married MARY WOODENOTH Abt. 1580 in England, daughter of GEORGE WOODENOTH and ANN STARKEY. She was born Abt. 1562 in Shavington, Cheshire, England, and died Abt. 1634 in Little Gidding, Huntingdonshire, England.
Generation No. 17
RICHARD20 FERRIS (NICHOLAS19, JOHN18 FERRARS, WILLIAM17 FERROR, EDWARD16 FERRERS, HENRY15, THOMAS14 DE FERRERS, WILLIAM13, HENRY12, WILLIAM11, HENRY10, WILLIAM9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, ROBERT4, ROBERT3, HENRY2, WALCHELINDE1) was born 1596 in London, Middlesex, England, and died Bet. 1637 - 1640 in Henrico County, Virginia. He married SARAH HAMBLETON 1637 in Henrico County, Virginia, daughter of JAMES HAMBLETON and MARION BOYD. She was born 1600 in England, and died 1677 in Henrico County, Virginia.
Notes for RICHARD FERRIS:
Richard arrived in the colonies before 1636, and was claimed as a headright of Robert Hallom of Henrico Co in 1636. His plantation was near that of the Woodsons at Curles, Henrico, Co, VA. Richard Ferris had a plantation on the south side of the James River, later owned by the Randolph family.
Born in London in 1596, son of Nicholas Farrar, Gent, and his wife Mary Woodenworth. He arrived in Virginia June 2, 1636, transported by Robert Hollam. (Cavaliers & Pioneers, p. 41.)
Robert Hallom lived at a place called "Curles", so named by a very early English settler, William Curles. It is located on the north side of the James River at one of the bends of that stream and he called this place "Curles Neck", and it was known to the public as early as 1617. It was here that Richard Ferris was located for some time before he removed to Varina Parish, Henrico County, Va., to a place known as "White Oak Swamp," where the family lived for about four generations.
Generation No. 18
ELIZABETH21 FERRIS (RICHARD20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18 FERRARS, WILLIAM17 FERROR, EDWARD16 FERRERS, HENRY15, THOMAS14 DE FERRERS, WILLIAM13, HENRY12, WILLIAM11, HENRY10, WILLIAM9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, ROBERT4, ROBERT3, HENRY2, WALCHELINDE1) was born 1638 in Curles, Henrico Co., Virginia, and died Bef. 1689 in Curles, Henrico Co., Virginia. She married ROBERT WOODSON 1656 in Curles, Henrico Co., Virginia, son of JOHN WOODSON and SARAH WINSTON. He was born 1634 in Fleur de Hundred, Prince George Co., Virginia, and died 01 Oct 1707.
Notes for ROBERT WOODSON:
From "Adventurers of Purse and Person":
ROBERT WOODSON deposed, June 1680,that he was "46 years of age or thereabouts," and, 1 June 1696, that he was aged about 61. He married Elizabeth Ferris, daughter of Richard Ferris. On 21 Oct 1687 Robert Woodson, Richard Ferris and three others patented 1780 acres on White Oak Swamp in Varina Parish and the same day he, John Woodson, Sr., and two others patented 470 acres, also in Henrico county. He held 1157 acres in Henrico County, 1704, and died after 1 Oct 1707.
Deed #21 pg. 34:
Robert WOODSON, Sr. of Henrico Co. For good causes to my loving grandson's , William & Joseph LEWIS , 450 acres patented t me and Richard FARRIS, Giles CARTER, William HARRIS, and Roger CUMMINGS, 21 Oct 1687, on White Oak Swamp.
Dated 30 Arp 1707.
Wit: John MOSBY, Peter GOFOT.
Recorded 1 May 1707
Signed: Robert WOODSON, Sr.
Deed #36. Pg.58
Robert Woodson, Sr. of Co. And Parish of Henrico, planter, for 1400 lbs. Of tobacco, to DanielWARRINER, late of this county ,dec'd, and to his sons John and Daniel WARRINER, land in
same parish on north side of James River, bounded by Thomas WILLIAMSON, John WATSON,the pig slash being 100 acres.
Dated 1 Oct 1707
Witnesses: Joseph PLEASANTS, Robert WOODSON, Jr.
Signed: Robert WOODSON, Sr.
Recorded: 1 Nov 1707
Robert Woodson, Jr.
Generation No. 19
ROBERT3 WOODSON, JR. (ROBERT2, JOHN1) was born 1660 in Curles, Henrico Co., VA, and died Feb 1729 in Curles, Henrico Co., VA. He married (1) ELIZABETH LEWIS Bef. Apr 1688 in Henrico Co., VA. He married (2) SARAH LEWIS Oct 1692 in Henrico County, Virginia, daughter of JOHN LEWIS and ISABELA WARNER. She was born 1664 in Henrico County, Virginia, and died 1710 in Henrico County, Virginia. He married (3) RACHEL WATKINS 09 Dec 1710 in Henrico Co., VA, daughter of HENRY WATKINS and KATHERINE PRIDE. She was born Bef. 1680 in Henrico Co., Virginia, and died 1729 in Henrico Co., Virginia.
Notes for ROBERT WOODSON, JR.:
Robert Woodson was born between 1660 and 1664 in Curles, Henrico, Va.
The birth date of Robert Woodson is not proven. The two secondary sources I've found give different dates, one 1660 and the other 1664. Tidewater Virginia Families, page 405 says "Robert Woodson, Jr. was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Woodson. He was born in Henrico Co. in 1664, from a deposition he gave on April 1, 1687. He stated that he was about 23 years old at that time. "Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections" gives the date as about 1660 at Curles in Henrico Co., VA.
He died in 1729 in Henrico Co, VA.
The date of death has not been proven, but has been established from his will, which was recorded in Henrico County in February 1729. He signed a will in 1729 in Henrico Co., VA.
The will of Robert Woodson, recorded Henrico Co., VA Feb 1729, mentions: to son Stephen, the land that came in my possession by marriage with his mother, also 50 acres that belonged to John Lewis; to son Joseph, a parcel in Goochland Co. on WS Jennytoe Creek, up Rocky Branch and next to Joseph Parsons' line, also a negro and items; to son Robert, the residue of land in Goochland on Jennytoe Creek; to son Jonathan, land near White Oak Swamp between Richard Cocke, Edward Mosby and Harryson, and his estate to be under the guardianship of my son Stephen until he is 18; to Daughter Elizabeth, a negro and items; to daughter Judith a negro and items; to daughter Agnes, a negro. [Colonial Henrico Wills, Part I, 1677-1737, compiled by Benjamin Weisiger]
The will is also cited in the following publications:
a) "Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections" Robert Woodson died in Henrico Co., VA in 1729. His will was recorded Feb 1729 and named 4 sons and 3 daughters.
b) "Tidewater Virginia Families" says he named 7 of his children in the will: Stephen, Joseph, Robert, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Judith and Agnes Woodson.
Robert Woodson appears to be the son of Robert Woodson and Elizabeth Ferris. According to "Tidewater Virginia Families" by Virginia L. H. Davis, there does not appear to be any record of the births of Robert's children, but John Woodson, brother of the senior Robert Woodson, named his nephews, the youngest children of his brother Robert, in his will. Robert was among those named.
There is some questions as to how many times Robert Woodson married. The "Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections" notes on page 25 that he was twice married, first to Sarah Lewis, then to Rachel Watkins. Tidewater Virginia Families says Sarah Lewis was his second marriage, the first being Elizabeth Lewis, one of the orphans of John Lewis, Sr. deceased, and the third marriage was to Rachel Watkins.
According to Tidewater Virginia Families, his marriage to Sarah Lewis, a daughter of John Lewis, is on record in Henrico County, VA, the license returned to the Henrico court in October 1692. "Records of Henrico Co. 1666-1771" IGA film #0908962, Lic. 11 Nov 1691 Robert Woodson Jr. to Sarah Lewis. "The Annals and History of Henrico Parish Diocese of Virginia" by J. Staunton Moore, includes the 1691 marriage of Robert Woodson, Jr. to Sarah Lewis on page 226.
Also, according to The "Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections, " on page 33, their son Stephen was born about 1682 in Henrico County.
According to the Historical Genealogy noted above, Sarah Lewis may have been the sister of John Lewis of Warner Hall.
He was married to Sarah Lewis (daughter of John Lewis) in 1691 in St. John's, Henrico Parish, VA.(6)
Other sources include: Tidewater Virginia Families, his marriage to Sarah Lewis, a daughter of John Lewis, is on record in Henrico County, VA, the license returned to the Henrico court in October 1692. "Records of Henrico Co. 1666-1771" IGA film #0908962, Lic. 11 Nov 1691 Robert Woodson Jr. to Sarah Lewis. "The Annals and History of Henrico Parish Diocese of Virginia" by J. Staunton Moore, includes the 1691 marriage of Robert Woodson, Jr. to Sarah Lewis on page 226. Sarah Lewis was born in Probably Henrico Co., VA. She died in probably in Henrico Co., VA. According to the "Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections" compiled by Henry Morton Woodson and published in 1915, Sarah Lewis may have been the sister of John Lewis of Warner Hall. They also speculate she may have been the daughter of Major John Lewis and his wife Isabella of Henrico.
Generation No. 20
JOSEPH4 WOODSON (ROBERT3, ROBERT2, JOHN1) was born 1685 in Henrico County, Virginia, and died 02 Oct 1783 in Goochland County, Virginia. He married ELIZABETH MATTOX. She was born 1690 in New Kent, Virginia, and died 1715.
Generation No. 21
SARAH5 WOODSON (JOSEPH4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, JOHN1) was born 1715 in Chesterfield County, Virginia, and died 21 Apr 1785 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. She married THOMAS WOMACK Abt. 1729 in Chesterfield Co., Virginia, son of RICHARD WOMACK and ELIZABETH PUCKETT. He was born Abt. 1706 in Henrico County, Virginia, and died 1782 in Chesterfield Co., Virginia.
JOSIAH5 WOMACK (THOMAS4, RICHARD3, RICHARD2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1732 in Chesterfield Co., Virginia, and died Bef. 04 Dec 1800 in Nottoway Co., Virginia. He married KEZIAH WILKINSON Abt. 1765, daughter of JOHN WILKINSON and JANE. She was born Abt. 1748 in Amelia Co., Virginia, and died 1810 in Nottoway Co., Virginia.
Notes for JOSIAH WOMACK:
Will of Josiah Womack written 18 Sep. 1800 pro. 4 Dec 1800. Nottoway Co., VA., WB 1: 412. Witnesses: John Hayns, Carter Hamlet and Obediah Nunnaly
Josiah Womack (c.1730-1800 ) first appears on record in the Chesterfield tithe list C.1753. He witnessed an Amelia Co. deed in 1762 (GET CITATION- -CAN'T FIND IT), and in May 1763, the Chesterfield County Court judged a slave Jerry belonging to Josiah Womack to be six years old (CO 2: 403 ). In 1772, Josiah is designated "of Chesterfield Co.," when he purchased land in Amelia County from Thomas Ball ( Amelia DB 11: 492 ). He is found in the Amelia Tax lists for 1782 ( Listed with 6 whites and four blacks ), and 1785 ( seven whites, 1 dwelling, and three other buildings ). He also appears on the 1787 list, apparently in Nottoway Parish, which became Nottoway County in 1789. On 31 Jan. 1786, however, Richard Harrison of Georgia sold in 200 acres on Juniper Creek in Lunenburg Co. to Josiah Womack, designated of Amelia Co. ( Amelia DB 14: 228 ).
Josiah Womack married Keziah Wilkinson, dau. of John Wilkinson, whose will of 18 Dec. 1773 in Amelia County names his daughter Keziah Womack ( WB 2: 345 ). Josiah Womack made his will in Nottoway County 18 Sep. 1800; it was offered for probate 4 Dec. 1800 ( WB 1: 412). He made bequests to his wife, two sons, and four daughters.
Will of Josiah Womack 15th or 18th of September 1800
In the name of God Amen, I josiah Womack of the Nottoway County, long sick and weak but of sound and perfect mind & memory do make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner and form following.
Item I lend unto my beloved wife the plantation & land whereon I now live also I lend my said wife one negro man named Jerry with half of my house hold and kitchen furniture also one horse named Ellick also four cows & calves & also all my stock of sheep during her life.
Item I give and bequeath unto my sons William Womack & Bird Womack my tract of land lying in Prince Edward County to be equally divided to them and their heirs.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebeccah Waddle one cow and calf.
Item I give and bequeath unto my three daughters Edith Womack, Willy Womack and Eliza Womack my tract of land in Lunenburg County to be equally divided to them and their heirs also my tract of land wheron I now live after the death of my wife, to them and their heirs,
Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Womack one negro man named Abraham to him and his heirs,
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Bird Womack one negro man named _ay to him and his heirs,
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Edith Womack one negroe named Addy to her and her heirs, Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Willy Womack one negroe boy named _ and olph to her and her heirs,
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliza Womack one negroe boy named Aron to her and her heirs,
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliza Womack thirty pounds cash,
Item I bequeath to my son Bird Womack thirty pounds cash,
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Edith Womack my while forled _______ colt.
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Willy Womack my other liver brack colt.
Item my will and desire is all the rest of my Estate after my just debts is paid to be Equally divided between my five children, William Womack, Bird Womack, Edith Womack, Willy Womack and Eliza Womack.
Item I give and bequeath the personal estate which I have lent unto my beloved wife after her death to be equally divided amongst my five children to wit William Womack, Bird Womack. Edith Womack, Willy Womack, & Eliza Womack to them and their heirs, lastly I nominate and appoint my loving wife Executive and my son William Womack & William Coswell jur to my last will and testament is _____ my hand & seal this 18? day of September one thousand eight hundred.
signed sealed and delivered his
in presence of Josiah X Womack (seal)
Griffin Lamkin mark
In Nottoway County Court December 4th 1800.
This last will and testament of Josiah Womack deceased was offered for proof in William Womack one of the executers therein named and was proven in the oaths of Griffin Lamkin and John Hayns two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded where upon Keziah Womack widow of the said Josiah Womack came into court and declared that she would not take or accept the provison made for her by this will or any part thereof exon___ all benefits which she might claim by the said will and on the motions of the said give a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate will be having taken the oath of and give & with Josiah Thompson and Freeman Jordan his executors entered a bond acknowleged a bond according to court.
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truly recorded teste
WB 1. 412
ROGER GAIL WOMACK was born in Blanchard, McClain Co., OK. He
married MARTA LEE FLEENOR-PETERSON, in Davie, Broward Co., FL, Marta was the
birth daughter of JOHN FLEENOR and PATSY TATE. She was born in Sacramento, CA.
Marta, wife of the compiler of this genealogy was the natural child of John Fleenor and Patsy Bell Tate. Marta was adopted at 5 months old by Robert Clayton Peterson and Phillis Lee Williams, the only parents she ever knew. In 1994 she found her birth mother Patsy Bell Tate. Patsy's mother was a Hardin, related to John Wesley Hardin (Murderer). Her birth father John Fleenor had passed away.
Children of ROGER WOMACK and MARTA FLEENOR-PETERSON are:
i. KAYLA LEE WOMACK, born in Miami, Dada Co., FL; Adopted child; m. KEITH JAMES MEYERHOFF, in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA; born in Oahu, Hawaii.
KAYLA LEE WOMACK:
Natural daughter of Marta Lee Peterson and William Stevens Childs, Jr., adopted daughter of Roger Womack.
ii. ROGER SHANE WOMACK, born in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.
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