|Alan George Freer|
35 Greenlane Close
Byfleet,Surrey KT14 7DW
|Hi Ancestor Hunters|
If you’ve ever wondered if you have a touch of blue blood in your family this is the Page for you.
There is a misnomer that a large part of the Anglo-Saxon population of the world must be descended from William the Conqueror. It should be remembered that blue blood tended to marry blue blood. Most of our ancestors come from poor labouring stock whose lives were frequently brutal and relatively short. However, it is entirely possible that there may be a faint tint of blue somewhere in the background. A successful, small farmer may have married his daughter to the son of a local merchant, who, in turn, had a son who married into a junior branch of a landed family, who perhaps produced a daughter that caught the eye of an aristocratic young blood. Alternatively, the male line of a titled family may have died out, leaving a daughter to marry in to a less favoured class. It may be that one of your relations by marriage has the link to the “Royals.”
For the last 10 years I have been researching the more common descendants of Royalty. I started with Henry VII, who was the last English king to marry an English bride and produce offspring to enter the general population. In my innocents I anticipated that the exercise would take a couple of years and produce a few thousand modern descendants. The few thousand turned in to 30,000 plus in all!
I have now reached the stage where I can start sharing this information with the world at large. Unfortunately, it consists of several thousand pages of file paper and needs to be input into a computer. So far I have succeeded in feeding in about 12,000 names with only 20,000 odd to go. I have stupidly started to research the line from George, Duke of Clarence – he’s the one who drowned in a butt of wine in the Tower of London; the brother of the Yorkist kings Edward IV and Richard III.
Now to what you can find on this Page.
The Outline Descendant Tree of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence is my latest project so will expand over the next few years as the research is completed. The Outline Descendant Tree of William I, "the Bastard" is a combination of a detailed descent from William I and the data input so far for Henry VII. The Henry VII Outline Descendant Tree is there to make it easier to follow. The Genealogy Report of the Descendants of Odin (yes Odin the Norse god) enables me to add most of the Royal houses of Europe when I have time to do the research (I am working on the French line at the moment), and will probably be replaced with an Outline Descendant tree. Finally the Genealogy Report of Henry VII is there to fill in the space! The Odin Report also includes notes on most of the kings and leading relations up to Henry VII so anyone seeking bio. information may find it usefull.
I am grateful to June Ferguson of Maine, U.S.A. and Hein Bruins of Holland for certain parts of the data.
My sources of information are Burke’s Peerage, Burke’s Landed Gentry, Debrett’s, Wexford’s County Families and a mass of publications and unpublished data held at the Society of Genealogists in London.
If any one spots any errors please do not hesitate to e-mail me.
Similarly, I would be grateful for your reaction to the information together with suggestions on how it could be improved. Additional data is always welcome.
If any one has any questions concerning British and European History please contact me. I will be happy to assist in whatever way I can, either with direct information (History is my first love) or I will be able to point you in the direction of a good source.
I have also uploaded the whole database on "worldconnect.rootsweb.com". Just input this as the address without "www." and type in "freer" in the database section.