Emily Elliott (1839-1924) (DBHB's great x2 grandmother) was the granddaughter of Alicia Boileau (1779-1851). The Boileaus were a Huguenot family: minor Protestant nobility who fled France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Through marriages to various more prominent noble families, the later Boileaus and their descendants can claim descent from royalty. These links were uncovered by the painstaking research of James Sneyd, another descendant of the Boileau family. Paul Tucker, an Elliott descendant, playfully followed the lines even further, to their (il)logical conclusion!


William the Conqueror (~1028-1087) and

Matilda of Flanders (~1031-1083)

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The famous Norman conqueror and his wife are (according to the documents at least) my great x27 (or - by another route - great x28) grandparents, as follows:

[gx0] Ronald Barton (1901-1986), DBHB's grandfather, son of
[gx1] Rev. Cecil Barton (1870-1909), son of
[gx2] Emily Eugenia Elliott (1839-1924), daughter of
[gx3] Rev. Charles Boileau Elliott (1803-1875), son of
[gx4] Alicia Boileau (1779-1851), daughter of
[gx5] Solomon Boileau (1745-1810), son of
[gx6] Simeon Boileau (1717-1767), son of
[gx7] Charles Boileau (d.1733), son of
[gx8] Françoise de Vignolles (1643-1700), daughter of
[gx9] Louise de Baschi d’Aubais (1618-1666), daughter of
[gx10] Louis de Baschi (1595-1646), son of
[gx11] Balthazard de Baschi d’Aubais (1571-1598), son of
[gx12] Louis de Baschi (d.1574), son of
[gx13] Louis de Baschi (1509-1588), son of
[gx14] Thadee de Baschi (d.1509), son of
[gx15] Marguerite d’Adhémar, daughter of
[gx16] Louis Adhémar (1387-1427), son of
[gx17] Hugues Adhémar (1360-1389), son of
[gx18] Lambert d’Adhémar (d.1348), son of
[gx19] Sibylle de Poitiers (1283-1309), daughter of
[gx20] Hippolyte de Bourgogne, daughter of
[gx21] Adelaide, Countess Palatine of Burgundy (d.1279), daughter of
[gx22] Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy (b.1191), daughter of
[gx23] Margaret, Countess of Blois (1170-1230), daughter of
[gx24] Theobald V, Count of Blois (d.1191), son of
[gx25] Theobald II, Count of Champagne, a.k.a. Theobold IV of Blois (1090-1151), son of
[gx26] Adela of England (~1067-1137?), daughter of
[gx27] William the Conqueror (~1028-1087) and Matilda of Flanders (~1031-1083).

Alternative line 1

[gx20] Hippolyte de Bourgogne, daughter of
[gx21] Hugues de Salins (1220-1266), son of
[gx22] Mahaut de Bourgogne (1190-1242), daughter of
[gx23] Hugues III de Bourgogne (1148-1192), son of
[gx24] Marie de Champagne (1128-1190), daughter of
[gx25] Theobald II, Count of Champagne, a.k.a. Theobold IV of Blois (1090-1151), son of
[gx26] Adela of England (~1067-1137?), daughter of
[gx27] William the Conqueror (~1028-1087) and Matilda of Flanders (~1031-1083).

Alternative line 2

[gx15] Marguerite d’Adhémar, daughter of
[gx16] Dauphine de Glandevès, daughter of
[gx17] Audis d’Anduze, daughter of
[gx18] Marguerite de Tournel, daughter of
[gx19] Odilon Guérin V, son of
[gx20] Odilon Guérin IV (b.1283), son of
[gx21] Miracle de Montlaur, daughter of
[gx22] Marguerite d’Auvergne (d.1263), daughter of
[gx23] Guy II d’Auvergne (d.1222), son of
[gx24] Mahaut de Bourgogne (d.1202), daughter of
[gx25] Marie de Champagne (1128-1190), daughter of
[gx26] Theobald II, Count of Champagne, a.k.a. Theobold IV of Blois (1090-1151), son of
[gx27] Adela of England (~1067-1137?), daughter of
[gx28] William the Conqueror (~1028-1087) and Matilda of Flanders (~1031-1083).



French Kings

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Margaret, Countess of Blois, DBHB's great x23 grandmother could also claim descent from a whole line of French kings, which means that DBHB can too:

[gx23] Margaret, Countess of Blois (1170-1230), daughter of
[gx24] Alix of France (1151-~1198), daughter of
[gx25] King Louis VII “the Young” of France (1120-1180), son of
[gx26] King Louis VI “the Fat” of France (1081-1137), son of
[gx27] King Philip I “the Amorous” of France (1052-1108), son of
[gx28] King Henry I of France (1008-1060), son of
[gx29] King Robert II “the Pious” of France (972-1031), son of
[gx30] Hugh Capet, King of France (~939-996), son of
[gx31] Hugh the Great, Duke of the Franks (898-956), son of
[gx32] King Robert I of France (866-923), son of
[gx33] Robert IV the Strong (820-866), son of
[gx34] Robert III, Count of Worms (800-834), son of
[gx35] Robert II, Count of Worms and Duke of Hesbaye (770-807).



Eleanor of Aquitaine and her ancestors

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Margaret, Countess of Blois, was also the granddaughter of the redoubtable Eleanor of Aquitaine, who was the wife of first King Louis VII “the Young” of France (1120-1180) and then King Henry II of England (1133-1189):

[gx23] Margaret, Countess of Blois (1170-1230), daughter of
[gx24] Alix of France (1151-~1198), daughter of
[gx25] Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204), daughter of
[gx26] William X "the Saint", Duke of Aquitaine (1099-1137), son of
[gx27] William IX "the Troubador", Duke of Aquitaine (1071-1126), son of
[gx28] Guy-Geoffrey, William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (1025-1086), son of
[gx29] William V "the Great", Duke of Aquitaine (969-1030), son of
[gx30] William IV "Fierebrace", Duke of Aquitaine (937-994), son of
[gx31] William III "Towhead", Duke of Aquitaine (915-963), son of
[gx32] Ebalus Manzer, Duke of Aquitaine (870-935), son of
[gx33] Ranulf II, Duke of Aquitaine (850-890), son of
[gx34] Ranulf I, Duke of Aquitaine (820-866).



Alfred the Great (849-899)

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Matilda of Flanders, DBHB's great x27 (or x28) grandmother was a descendant of Alfred 'whoops I burnt the cakes' the Great:

[gx27] Matilda of Flanders (~1031-1083), daughter of
[gx28] Baldwin V, Count of Flanders (~1012-1067), son of
[gx29] Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders (980-1035), son of
[gx30] Arnulf II, Count of Flanders (~960-987), son of
[gx31] Baldwin III, Count of Flanders (940-962), son of
[gx32] Arnulf I “the Great”, Count of Flanders (~890-965), son of
[gx33] Ælfthryth of Wessex, Countess of Flanders (d.929), daughter of
[gx34] King Alfred the Great (849-899).



Cerdic of Wessex (d.534)

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For his part, Alfred the Great claimed descent from Cerdic of Wessex, making Cerdic DBHB's great x47 grandfather. That's him with his son Cynric as portrayed in the 2004 film King Arthur, in which - I'm sorry to say - they are the baddies.

[gx34] King Alfred the Great (849-899), son of
[gx35] King Æthelwulf of Wessex, son of
[gx36] King Egbert of Wessex, son of
[gx37] King Ealhmund of Kent, son of
[gx38] Eafa, son of
[gx39] Eoppa, son of
[gx40] Ingild, son of
[gx41] Cenred of Wessex, son of
[gx42] Ceolwold of Wessex, son of
[gx43] Cutha Cathwulf (b.592), son of
[gx44] Cuthwine of Wessex (b.565), son of
[gx45] Ceawlin of Wessex, son of
[gx46] Cynric of Wessex, son of
[gx47] Cerdic of Wessex (d.534).



Great Odin's beard!

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Yes, the Norse god: DBHB's great x56 grandfather, at least according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles:

[gx47] Cerdic of Wessex (d.534), son of
[gx48] Elesa, son of
[gx49] Esla, son of
[gx50] Gewis, son of
[gx51] Wig, son of
[gx52] Freawine, son of
[gx53] Frithugar (Freothogar), son of
[gx54] Brona (Brand), son of
[gx55] Baeldaeg (Baldur), son of
[gx56] Woden (Odin).



Emperor Charlemagne


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Matilda of Flanders was also (it was claimed) a descendant of Emperor Charlemagne:

[gx27] Matilda of Flanders (~1031-1083), daughter of
[gx28] Baldwin V, Count of Flanders (~1012-1067), son of
[gx29] Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders (980-1035), son of
[gx30] Arnulf II, Count of Flanders (~960-987), son of
[gx31] Baldwin III, Count of Flanders (940-962), son of
[gx32] Arnulf I “the Great”, Count of Flanders (~890-965), son of
[gx33] Baldwin II “the Bald”, Count of Flanders (~865-918), son of
[gx34] Judith of Flanders (844-870), daughter of
[gx35] Charles II “the Bald”, Holy Roman Emperor (823-877), son of
[gx36] Emperor Louis “the Pious”, King of the Franks and of Aquitaine (778-840), son of
[gx37] Emperor Charlemagne (~742-814).



Would you Adam & Eve it?

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And for the icing on the cake, Paul Tucker alerted DBHB to an 8th century genealogy of the Carolingians supposedly linking Charlemagne, by way of some kings of Troy, all the way back to Adam and Eve themselves, which would make them DBHB's great x142 grandparents! This may, however, be worse than fictitious; possibly being a deliberate hoax of relatively modern origin. Still, just for fun, the whole lineage is reproduced below:

[gx37] Emperor Charlemagne (~742-814), son of
[gx38] Pepin “the Short”, King of the Franks (d.768), son of
[gx39] Charles Martel (~688-741), son of
[gx40] Pepin II of Herstal (~635-714), son of
[gx41] Ansegisel of Austrasia (~602-~679), son of ???
[gx42] Saint Arnulf of Metz (~582-640), claimed son (in the 8th century genealogy of the Carolingians) of
[gx43] Arnoald, Bishop of Metz (~560-611), son of
[gx44] Ansbertus of Moselle (d.570?), son of
[gx45] Wamburtus, son of
[gx46] Alberica, son of
[gx47] Chlodio "the Long-Haired King" (~392-448), son of
[gx48] Pharamond, son of
[gx49] Marcomer, son of
[gx50] Clodius East Franks (d.389), son of
[gx51] Dagobert Duke of East Franks (d.379), son of
[gx52] Genobaud, son of
[gx53] Dagobert, King of Franks (d.317), son of
[gx54] Walter, King of Franks (d.308), son of
[gx55] Clodius III, King of Franks (d.298), son of
[gx56] Bertherus, King of Franks (d.272), son of
[gx57] Hilderic, King of Franks (d.253), son of
[gx58] Sanno, King of Franks (d.213), son of
[gx59] Farabert, King of Franks (d.186), son of
[gx60] Clodomir IV, King of Franks (d.166), son of
[gx61] Maromir IV, King of Franks (d.149), son of
[gx62] Odomar, King of Franks (d.128), son of
[gx63] Richemel, King of Franks (d.114), son of
[gx64] Ratherius, King of Franks (d.90), son of
[gx65] Antenor, King of Franks (d.69), son of
[gx66] Clodomir III, King of Franks (d.63), son of
[gx67] Marcomir II, King of Franks (d.50), son of
[gx68] Clodius II, King of Franks (d.20), son of
[gx69] Francus, King of Franks, son of
[gx70] Antharus, King of Sicambria, son of
[gx71] Cassander, King of Sicambria, son of
[gx72] Clodomir, King of Sicamber, son of
[gx73] Antenor, King of Sicambri, son of
[gx74] Clodius I, King of Sicambri, son of
[gx75] Marcomir II, King of Sicambri, son of
[gx76] Nicanor, King of Sicambri, son of
[gx77] Clodomir, King of Sicambri, son of
[gx78] Bassanus Magnus, King of Sicambri, son of
[gx79] Diocles, King of Sicambri, son of
[gx80] Helenus, King of Sicambri, son of
[gx81] Priamus, King of Cimmerians, son of
[gx82] Antenor, King of Cimmerians, son of
[gx83] Marcomir, King of Cimmerians, son of
[gx84] Antenor, King of Cimmerians, son of
[gx85] Helanus, son of
[gx86] Priam, son of
[gx87] Marconir, son of
[gx88] Diluglio, son of
[gx89] Plaserio, son of
[gx90] Helenus, son of
[gx91] Dilulgic, son of
[gx92] Almadion, son of
[gx93] Getmalor, son of
[gx94] Priam, son of
[gx95] Alexander, son of
[gx96] Basabiliano, son of
[gx97] Pibsron, son of
[gx98] Helenus, son of
[gx99] Priam, son of
[gx100] Antenor, son of
[gx101] Plaserio, son of
[gx102] Gaberiano, son of
[gx103] Eliacor, son of
[gx104] Plesron, son of
[gx105] Plaserio, son of
[gx106] Basabiliano, son of
[gx107] Gelio, son of
[gx108] Esdron, son of
[gx109] Franco, son of
[gx110] Gingor, son of
[gx111] Helenus, son of
[gx112] Priam, King of Troy, son of
[gx113] Laomedon, King of Troy, son of
[gx114] Ilus, King of Troy, son of
[gx115] Tros, King of Troy, son of
[gx116] Erichthonius of Dardania, son of
[gx117] Dara supposedly = Dardanus, son of
[gx118] Zerah, son of
[gx119] Judah, son of
[gx120] Jacob (Israel), son of
[gx121] Isaac, son of
[gx122] Abraham, son of
[gx123] Terah, son of
[gx124] Nahor, son of
[gx125] Serug, son of
[gx126] Reu, son of
[gx127] Peleg, son of
[gx128] Eber, son of
[gx129] Salah, son of
[gx130] Cainan, son of
[gx131] Arpachshad, son of
[gx132] Shem, son of
[gx133] Noah, son of
[gx134] Lamech, son of
[gx135] Methuselah, son of
[gx136] Enoch, son of
[gx137] Jared, son of
[gx138] Mahalalel, son of
[gx139] Kenan, son of
[gx140] Enos, son of
[gx141] Seth, son of
[gx142] Adam & Eve.



By Jove!

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Since we're already knee-deep in spurious mythology, let's go the final nine yards! Dardanus, founder of Troy and DBHB's great x117 grandfather according to the genealogy above, is one of the many sons of randy Zeus (a.k.a. Jupiter a.k.a. Jove). Dardanus' mother was Electra, one of the seven sisters called the Pleiades, and like Zeus a descendant of Titans, and ultimately of Chaos.

[gx117] Dardanus, son of
[gx118] Zeus / Jupiter, son of
[gx119] Cronos / Saturn, son of
[gx120] Uranus / Caelus, son of
[gx121] Chaos!

[gx117] Dardanus, son of
[gx118] Electra, daughter of
[gx119] Atlas, son of
[gx120] Iapetus, son of
[gx121] Uranus and Gaia, children of
[gx122] Chaos!


See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descent_from_antiquity.