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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Question On Validity
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 19:06:23 -0000
You're quite welcome.
Nat Taylor's response was quite excellent too. He mentioned some of the
things I would have included in a longer post.
It's always best to start from YOUR end and trace up ---- rather than the
other way around.
And don't forget the female lines.
Build your own _Seize Quartiers_, or to the extent that you can, that's your
30 immediate ancestors, or four generations of them ---- and then work up and
out from there. It's much more productive that way.
Cheers and Good Luck....
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing." -- Attributed to Edmund Burke [1729-1797]
Sol Disinfectus Optimus Est. Peccatoris Justificatio Absque Paenitentia,
Legem Destruit Moralem.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in
your philosophy." ---- William Shakespeare [1564-1616] The Tragedy of Hamlet,
Prince of Denmark, Act I, Scene V, Line 166-167
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D. Spencer Hines
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""Rick Eaton"" <> wrote in message
| Thank you for the excellent response to my question. You
| make complete sense in your answer, although I suspect that
| families, such as the Howards or Montgommerys, would have a
| much easier time proving their lineage than I, for example,
| with a descent that reputedly arises from a family "known"
| to date at least to the 12th century.
| Rick Eaton
| Voice: 203.453.6261 Fax:203.453.0076
| >From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
| > Good Question.
| > This is an answer to Leo too.
| > It's basically because a significant number of the Brits who
| > immigrated to
| > America during the colonial period had ancestry traceable to the
| > gentry in the
| > Tudor period and could, in fact, trace it ---- or, it can be
| > today.
| > They were the descendants of the younger sons and daughters of the
| > gentry,
| > those who did not inherit the titles and lands.