Index of Persons
Links to a few Narrative Sources
This ahnentafel describes the persons in index who are all in William's direct line ancestors up to Charlemagne 10 generations above him (where this study stops-See ahnentafel Charlemagne for continuance) . As noted above, the direct line Study down from Wm to our American Immigrants is provided in seperated pages.
Like all genealogic studies, this effort is imperfect. The sources utilized vary in their quality. I have tried to meticulously source each specific entry for every single individual so that the reader can determine merit of each detail offered for the persons presented, at times i merely made notation of how someone might be googled, the various persons in this study being found with many different AKAs depending on the country publishing the work, or the reference point of the person speaking of them. I have attempted to limit this study to historically sound persons with rightful place in the pedigree, with specifics regarding their time frames, etc, provided but sometimes less able to be solidly substantiated.
Any stregnth in this study is owed to the work of historians and genealogists citing and evaluating primary reference material and / or scholarly secondary sources. Most notably it is indebted to the many fine contributors at SGM (soc.genealogy.medieval) , the work of Stewart Baldwin and Tom Farmerie in their The Henry Project , and Jim Stevens who mounts the Stevens/Southworth/Medieval Database.
About the ahnentafel format. Ahnentafel's are direct line
studies that are mathematically based and extend from a person UP through
their pedigree. Each entry is assigned a number. The root person
whose ascendancy is studied (in this case Wm the Conq) is asigned number
one. His father is assigned that number x 2 (and so number 2) and
his mother that number x2 +1 (and so number 3). That mathematical equation
is constant to the study; Person number 232 would be the father of a child
given the number 166, and would be the son of a man given number 464 ,
and a woman given number 465, and so on. As the lines fade and are unknown,
there is no higher rising number, for there is no corresponding person
for it. The entries are provided in generations up from the root person.
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|There are accounts of the story of the Norman Dukes , their Duchy ,
and the famous Conqueror they bred, told in highly readable form and incorporating
the many legends and stories of their appetites, manners, reigns and times.
Several websites are involved in their transcriptions and ebook presentations.
They are a mix of truth and legend, incorporating much that can not be
proven, but giving rich description of the leaders, the major events of
their reigns, peoples with whom they struggled and the types of life and
villages the commoners experienced. They are also fine reading for the
young reader you might wish to engage in love of history. They include
Project Guttenberg's Norman website presenting the English History, from Rollo to Edward II, by Charlotte Mary Yonge (First published 1868).and with biographical study of the line (It has a table of contents not linkable to its parts-but utilizing your computor's search funtion while in the text will send you to the persons you seek within its text ).
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