Roger Fowke m. Sybil CHelsham James Fowkes m. Rachel Hayden James Fowkes, Jr. Thomas Fowkes m. Sarah Fisher Dorrington Benjamin Fooks m. Catherine Roach William Fooks m. Mary Abilgail Fooks m. Zadock Ennis Mary Ennis m. Belitha Owens Smallwood Owens m. Mary Penn Nancy Catherine Owens m. W. D. Smith ELiza Jane SMith m. H. E. Heathington E. M. Heathington m. L. Johnson H. Heathington m. H. A. Campbell S. Campbell m. R. Dreaden
In reading the Fookes book by Herbert C. Fookes, it states that Thomas Fowkes is the brother of Col. Gerrard Fowke.I also find their relationship on line under the Mason family. My question is...wouldn't my ancestor Thomas have the same royal ancestors as Gerrard?I was able to trace them back on Steve Fooks webpage to CHarles the first, CHARLEMAGNE, and if I am not completely off base ...these families tie into so many other royal lines... it is mind boggling.The Fookes book shows the family ties to Fulk, the first and beyond...ties to Malcom, Duncan, Geoffrey, the first and Matlida..On other sites these lines go back to Old King Cole whose daughter, Athildis, married Marcomir IV., King of Franconia. It shows that all the Fowke Knights descend from this line under Rollo the Dane. I don't want to spring this on my relatives until I am sure of what I am reading...it is really thrilling to think that all those ties to history would be a part of my ancestry.On page6 of the Fowke book it also mentions Ethelred, First Feudal Lord of Kendal...the family lines it took me to were unreal..just so much fun reading about this family.