Beckfords & Royalty & West Indies
Would anybody like to comment on any Royal connection and also links to West Indies.
I have an ancestor, Hester Beckford, whom I am descended with Captain Samuel Lofting (RN) and there is a story within the family that we are descended from Lady Jane Grey, nine days queen of England.
Samuel and Hester lived at Great Marlow in Buckinghamshire, England circa 1750's on.
Samuel Lofting was unexpectedly dismissed from the Royal Navy whilst serving in the West Indies, and his last ship at the time was the Kinsale.
He subscribed to articles on the 'Inquisition', which may have had something to do with his dismissal, bearing in mind the rejection of British Officers from Antigua. He later died in 1779 and I should like to investigate the old family story through the Beckford lineage, if that should be appropriate.
Any comment or observations are most welcome.