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From: Kay Allen AG <>
Subject: Re: The Henry Project - one year later
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 09:55:45 -0700
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But the Eastern ancestries are also some of the most controversial. So they are
probably some of the most difficult on which to get positive, concrete documentation.

K

The Williams Family wrote:

> Hello,
>
> It seems to me that one reason why there may be less interest in Henry II than
> expected is the fact that he is a very common ancestor and at least some of his
> ancestry is quite well researched. I would suggest picking another ancestor of
> Edward III or his wife but not one so common as Henry. I think by using an ancestor
> of Edward as the basis of any pedigree you would get the most participation as just
> about everybody is interested in his ancestry.
> Admittedly I'm somewhat biased here but I would suggest giving one of the
> Eastern ancestors of the English kings a try. There has always been quite a bit of
> fascination on soc.gen.med with Greek and Mid-Eastern nobility and royalty. I would
> suggest one of these three:
>
> 1) Maria of Hungary (d. 1323) = Carlo II, Re di Napoli & Sicilia (1254 - 1309). She
> is an ancestress of Philippa of Hainault in the 4th generation and is the best
> gateway to Hungary in the English ancestry.
>
> 2) Yolande of Hungary (d. 1251) = Jaime I, Rey de Aragon (1205-1276). Her paternal
> ancestry overlaps with Maria's but her maternal line is different.
>
> 3) Eudokia Komnena = Guillaume VIII, Seigneur de Montpellier. I believe her Komnene
> ancestry mostly overlaps with the Hungarian connections with the exception of the
> Synadenos family on her mother's side.
>
> Just a thought.
>
> Kelsey Williams
>
> >
> > >
> > >1. Expand the scope of the project to include a number of Henry II's
> > >contemporaries in other countries (and their ancestors through the
> > >tenth generation), so that a more representative sample of early
> > >medieval European nobility is included.
> > >
> > >2. Expand the scope of the project to include some of the English
> > >peerage and gentry between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries,
> > >perhaps by picking one or more English individuals of the early
> > >fifteenth century and then adding them and their ancestors to the
> > >scope of the project.
> > >


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