WWT 2016

Ludlow, Shropshire

WRT16: Introduction to Family History 101

There is no shortage of interesting characters in our family tree. There are pirates and princes, kings and queens, scoundrels and saints. There are strong women everywhere you look. My intent...

Ludlow, Shropshire

Introduction to the Aristocrats in the Family Tree

Probably the most difficult task facing me is that trick of finding a way to make it easier for you, the reader, to picture the place all of these different...

Ludlow, Shropshire

WRT16: Recent Generations of Whittingtons

The Family Tree: From Garden Plain (2016) to Shropshire (1550) I have avoided Guided Tours for most of my life and now that I am about to embark on one...

Ludlow, Shropshire

Whittington Links to the Monarchs

WHITTINGTON/LITTLETON LINK TO EUROPEAN MONARCHS The Whittington/Littleton link to the Plantagenants takes us from our present day Whittingtons back to line #14 below, Nathaniel Littleton (arriving in Accomack, VA c....

Montgomery-Scotland

WRT16: My Montgomery Clan Celtic Roots

In our recent visit to England, more specifically Shrewsbury, we stayed in a city once ruled by my 28th great grandfather, Roger de Montgomery, First Earl of Shrewsbury. Born in 1022...

Montgomery-Scotland

WRT16: The Montgomery Clan

As I have written before in this collection: One can get caught up in the search of surnames handed down from one man to the next and miss some awfully...

Montgomery-Scotland

WRT16: Great Uncle Hugh & His Amazing Open Heart Surgery

We have several men by the name of Hugh Montgomery in my father’s tree. Some of them are many time great grandparents from whom we descend. Others are the brothers...

Ludlow, Shropshire

Caernarfon Castle and Family History

I was asked, “How does Caernarfon Castle tie into our family?” The question wasn’t “Why are we going to Caernarfon Castle?” The answer to that question was made obvious when...

Ludlow, Shropshire

Chapter 15: The John Bruen Family of Tarvin 1560 – 1650

John Bruen and St. Andrews Church, Tarvin, St. Andrews church played a significant role in the life of Betty’s 9 times great grandfather, John Bruen, and his son (8 times great grandfather)...

Ludlow, Shropshire

WRT16: Robert the Bruce

LINK TO ROBERT THE BRUCE, KING OF SCOTLAND King John (Lackland) of England (1166-1216) and Clemence (concubine) Joan Plantagenet (1190-1237)  m  Llewelyn the Great (1173-1240) Gwenllian ferch Llewelyn (120-1290)  m...