Charlemagne (Charles the Great)
Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, King of the Franks
Descendants of Charlemagne
CDXVIIC Members: Carolyn Modica, June Poole, Teresa Orr, Peggy Moseley
King Charlemagne was also known as Charles the Great, the "Father of Europe" He conquered most of Western Europe during his reign. He took over the Frankish throne in 768 and then became King of Italy in 774. Charlemagne loved books so much that he would have them read to him at the dinner table. As his parents instilled in him the importance of learning, he educated his children, including his daughters. During his reign, Charlemagne promoted Christianity and was crowned by Pope Leo III as the 1st Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire at St. Peter's Cathedral on Christmas Day, 25 December 800, while kneeling at the altar to pray, He was one of the greatest kings that ever reigned!
773 – 810
Pepin II, King of Italy
Descendants of Pepin II, CDXVIIC Member: Carolyn Modica
Pepin of Italy, the second legitimate son of the Emperor Charlemagne by his wife Hildegard, April 773 – 8 July 810 born Carloman but was rechristened with the royal name Pepin. Under the authority of his father, he was King of the Lombards. He was crowned by Pope Hadrian I with the Iron Crown of Lombardy. He became King of Italy after his father's conquest of the Lombards. His activities included a long, but unsuccessful siege of Venice in 810. The siege lasted six months and Pepin's army was ravaged by the diseases of the local swamps and was forced to withdraw. A few months later Pepin died.
817 - 854
Pepin III, Count of Vermandois, Lord of Senlis & Saint Quentin
Descendants of Pepin III, CDXVIIC Member: Carolyn Modica
Pepin, 817 - after 854, was the first count of Vermandois, Lord of Senlis, Peronne, and Saint Quentin. He was the son of King Bernard of Italy and the great-grandson of Charlemagne and Cunigunda of Laon. Pepin's wife is practically unknown; however, she has been reffered by some genealogists as "Rothaide de Bobbio".
1028 – 1087
William I, the Conqueror
Duke of Normandy, King of England
Descendant of William I, the Conqueror, CDXVIIC Member: Carolyn Modica
William the Conqueror was also known as William the Bastard, William of Normandy, and the Duke of Normandy. He became King of England in 1066. His reign in England is noted by the building of castles and the settling of a new Norman nobility on the land. He also changed the makeup of the English clergy. His appeared to be very much in love with his wife, Matilda of Flanders, and there is no documentation that he was ever unfaithful to her, which was very unusual during that time period. He has been criticized for being very greedy and cruel, but his personal and spiritual relationship with GOD was praised by all.
Henry I, King of England
Descendant of Henry I, King of England, CDXVIIC Member: Carolyn Modica
Henry I, also known as Henry Beauclerc, was King of England from 1100 to his death. He was the 4th son of William the Conqueror. Henry I was educated in Latin and the Liberal arts. On his father's death in 1087, Henry's elder brothers, Robert Curthose and William Rufus, inherited Normandy and England. Henry was left landless. He purchased the County of Cotentin Western Normandy from Robert, but William and Robert deposed him in 1091. Henry gradually rebuilt his power base in the Cotentin and allied himself with William against Robert. Henry was present when his brother, William, died in a hunting accident in 1100, and he seized the English throne, promising at his coronation to correct many of William's less popular policies. Henry married Matilda of Scotland but continued to have a large number of mistresses, by whom he had many illegitimate children.
Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou, Plantagenet Dynasty
Descendant of Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou, CDXVIIC Member: June Poole
Geoffrey Plantagenet was the Count of Anjou aka known as 'the Handsome' Count of Anjou and the Duke of Normandy. At the age of fifteen he was married to Matilda, the daughter of Henry I. Henry I had chosen Geoffrey to sire his grandchildren because his lands lined the Norman frontiers and he needed the support of his enemy, Geoffrey's father Fulk. He forced his daughter into the marriage with Geoffrey. After their marriage, Henry I knighted Geoffrey and granted him a badge of gold lions (or leopards ) on a blue background. By his marriage to Henry's daughter, Geoffrey was the first of the Plantagenet Dynasty. Geoffrey died on 7th Sept 1151 from a fever at the age of 38. He is buried at St. Julien's Cathedral in Le Mans, France.
1133 - 1189
David ap Griffith, Prince of North Wales
Descendant of ap Griffith, Prince of North Wales, CDXVIIC Member: Linda Cansler
Dafydd ap Gruffydd was Prince of Wales from 11 December 1282 until his execution on 03 October 1283 by King Edward I of England. He was the last independent ruler of Wales. Dafydd ap Gruffudd attacked Harwarden Castlein the year of 1282 during Easter, which began the final conflict with Plantagenet ruled England; thus, in the course of doing so ended the Welsh independence. Dafydd was his brother's successor and became the last Tywysog of Gwmed and Prince of Wales.
Ivan ap Jenkyn, David of North Wales
Descendant of Ivan ap Jenkyn, CDXVIIC Member: Linda Cansler
Descendant of Thomas Warren, CDXVIIC Member: Peggie Moseley
Thomas Warren was born in Ripple, Kent, England in 1624 and immigrated with his uncle to Virginia Colony about 1640. He served in the House of Burgesses from James City County, Virginia in 1644-45, and from Surry County in 1658-59, 1662-63, and 1666. His brick home, known as the “Warren House” is still standing today on Smith’s Fort Plantation and is the oldest brick structure in Virginia. Thomas Warren, a direct descendant of the Emperor Charlemagne is a gateway ancestor for the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, National Society of Magna Charta Dames and Barons, Plantagenet Society, and Jamestowne Society.
John Person, Sr
Descendant of John Person, Sr., CDXVIIC Member: June Poole
John Person, Sr was born in Sommerset, England and arrived in Jamestowne, VA in 1648 at the age of 18; (EARLY VIRGINIA IMMIGRANTS), finally settling in Isle of Wright County, VA. He was a neighbor of William Cooke and Mary Miles of whom had great importance or reputation with the Queen of England, gained by their achievements. The Person Coat of Arms was granted by Queen Elizabeth I after the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Thomas Spriggs I
Descendant of Thomas Spriggs I, CDXVIIC Member : Sarah (Sally) Nichols
Descendant of Valenting Hollingsworth, CDXVIIC Member: Cheryl Wright
The Hollingsworth's name has held it's own all along the ages. They come from an old Saxon family that settled in the northeastern part of Cheshire as early as 1022. Valentine Hollingsworth was a Quaker and belonged to the Society of Friends when he departed for the New World in 1682, the year in which William Penn arrived. He and his family sailed from Belfast for the Delaware River, where he settled on a large plantation of nearly 1000 acres. He was a man of extraordinary ability and as soon as he arrived, he was called upon to hold office and participate in public affairs. He was a Justice of the Peace in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware and was one of the signers of Penn's Great Charter.
Descendant of Daniel Perrine, CDXVIIC Member: Theresa Hefner-Babb