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Subject: Re: Proposed new line of descent from King Edward I for the immigrant, Nathaniel Littleton, of Virginia
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 10:27:37 -0700 (PDT)
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On Apr 19, 1:06 am, Douglas Richardson <> wrote:
> Dear Newsgroup ~
> This mention of the families of Walter and Littleton brings to light
> the biography of Sir John Walter, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, found
> in the Dictionary of National Biography, 20 (1909): 704–705, which may
> be viewed at the following weblink:
> Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah

A competent researcher would recognize that the 1909 edition of DNB
cited by this enthusiastic poster has been superseded by later,
revised editions. The ODNB is of course available on-line (at least
to patrons of libraries which have a subscription to it - including
the BYU library, where the poster sometimes conducts his "research").
The article in the on-line ODNB is the one I cited in my post, and it
clearly mentions the elder brother James of Sir John, the Chief Baron
of the Exchequer.

It is perhaps pardonable that DR overlooked this updated ODNB article
in his preparation of RPA and MCA. What is certainly less excusable
is that he cites the article on James Walter in HOP and then proceeds
to mis-state the information in that article, confusing James with his
brother Sir John.

The citation mentioned earlier by MAR is still pertinent:

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