NANCY’S FAMILY HISTORY

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Whittington: Table of Contents

WHITTINGTON FAMILY TREE Welcome to my wife’s family tree. The links on this page lead to the ancestors of Nancy’s mother, Betty Whitington, who married Robert Slaymaker. The Whittington family line includes...

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Whittingtons, Chapter 1: A Brief History of What Little I Pretend to Know

The Whittington line is deeply rooted in Great Britain long before it was great and before it was ever Britain. The terms Britain and England are not interchangeable. England stands...

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Chapter 2: The Early British Kingdoms Prior to the Norman Conquest

BRITTANIA IN TRANSITION OVER THE MILLENIA This map of Britannia, depicting the ‘nation states’ found on the island and ‘ethnic groups’ dominating the island at that time (A.D. 660) is...

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Chapter 3: Finding the Earliest Ancestors in the British Isles

It is always a challenge to find out how far a person can delve into the past and locate a grandparent from whom we descend. The question has arisen in...

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Chapter 5: Whittington Castle and Fulk III fitz Warin

So. The Whittington family history often begins with a guy named Dick Whittington, a famous Mayor of London in the 14th century. But he didn’t have any children who carried...

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Chapter 6: Finding Robin Hood in the Whittington Family Tree

The Romantic Tale of Fulk III fitz Warin (of Whittington Castle) Robin Hood is alive and well and living in your Whittington family tree, despite the fact that he never...

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Chapter 7: Contrasting the Tale of Fulk and that of Robin Hood

Author Fouke le Fitz Waryn is an ancestral romance or chronicle that focused on the fortunes of a single family from the time of the Norman Conquest to the thirteenth...

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Chapter 8: Maud ‘Athelida’ De Ingelrica

Maud ‘Athelida’ De Ingelrica:  1032-1100 Greater London, England Resided in: Hatfield Peverel, Essex, England Maude ‘Athelida’ de Ingelrica, was the daughter of a powerful Saxon nobleman, Prince Ingelric of England,...

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Chapter 9: Whittington Castle and Shropshire Family Roots

Present day Whitington family members are descended from prominent families in the Midlands of England, especially Shropshire. The Whittington, Littleton and Walter families played significant roles in the governance of the...

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This map seems to have been made as a result of a dispute over the occupancy of en- closures. Edmund Wal- ter was an important person in Ludlow and later chief justice of South Wales.

Chapter 11: The Whittington Lineage in 1550 A.D.

The Littletons, Walters and Hakluyts Powerful Shropshire families, the Walter and Littletons come together by way of marriage. Sir Edmund Walter (1518-1594) of Ludlow and his family deserve a page in our...