Tuesday, March 15, 2011

#74 - Royal Bloodlines

Brian has done a lot of his family's ancestry and geneology over the past few years. His sister also has been doing it for years. She called me on Monday to let me know that their paternal grandfather came from royalty in England! We thought it was pretty interesting.
Here are the details that she has posted on her Facebook wall:
Brian's 22nd Great Grandfather was Henry III of England. Henry III was born in 1207 at Winchester Castle, the son of King John and Isabella of Angoulême. His coronation at age nine was a simple affair, attended by only a handful of noblemen and three bishops at St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester. He was the first child king in England since the reign of Æthelred the Unready. England prospered during his reign and his greatest monument is Westminster, which he made the seat of his government and where he expanded the abbey as a shrine to Edward the Confessor.
Brian's 16th great grandmother Catherine Willoughby (Duchess of Suffolk, Married first to King Henry VIII's best friend Charles Brandon (Duke of Suffolk) She also aquired titles throug her father (12th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby) being the only heir and female which was unheard of at the time. She was lady in waiting to Catherine Parr, King Henry VIII's Last Wife. She then married a 2nd time after Charles Brandon's death to Richard Bertie.

More important than any earthly bloodlines is that we are all children of the King Most High!!! Through the blood bought sacrifice of Jesus we have a great inheritance of eternal life!

Hebrews 9:14-15
"How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant."


Jacquie said...

What an interesting history! I love having my family tree, but I'd LOVE to know the stories that tell about the kind of life they lived. I am so excited that you have more than a name on a family tree...but some history on their lives.

And I love that we are all children of the King!

Lady B said...

Oh, how fun! Some day I will work through my family history...I hope.
Through Christ,

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