Hello again Jessica. It is amazing how many
Americans are really descended from the early Plantagenets - they just don't know it. I have found 4 lines of descent, and before I started working on genealogdy I had no idea anyone in my family had ever been connected to any noble family, let alone being descended from any of the royal families. And when I found published lines of descent from the Roman emperors to the Plantagenets, that really blew me away!
Anyway, the royal descent of Eleanor Fitzhugh is as follows:
1. Edward I (Plantagenet), by his second wife, Princess Margaret, daughter of Philip III, King of France (Incidentally, King Philip is reported to be a descendant of Mohammed, through his paternal grandmother, Blanche, daughter of Alphonso III, King of Castile, descendants of the Moorish kings.):
2. Thomas (Plantagenet) de Brotherton, by his wife, Alice Halys:
3. Margaret Plantagenet, who married John, third Lord Seagrave.
4. Elizabeth Seagrave, who married John, Lord Mowbray, of Axholme.
5. Margery Mowbray, who married John, second Lord Welles, of Gainsby.
6. Margery de Welles (widow of John de Huntingfield), who married (2) Sir Stephen, second Lord Scrope, of Masham.
7. Sir Henry, third Lord Scrope, Knight of the Garter, Treasurer of England, who was beheaded in 1415, who married Lady Philippa de Brian, daughter of Sir Guy de Brian, Knight of the Garter.
8. Lady Jane le Scrope, who married Henry, second Lord Fitzhugh, of Ravensworth.
9. Lady Eleanor Fitzhugh, who married Sir Thomas de Tunstall, knight and feudal lord of Thurland Castle in Lancashire.
This pedigree was taken from the book, "Americans of Royal Descent," by Charles H. Browning.
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