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 a variety of characters from the 3rd Century AD to the present day. We find a Mayor of London, aristocratic folks living on manors, kings and queens living in castles, and Cavaliers who flee England when Oliver Cromwell beheads their King Charles I in 1649. The Cavaliers lived in Accomack and established an independent kingdom. They were plantation owners wheeling and dealing in tobacco, serving in the Virginia House of Burgess and arranging peace treaties with leaders of the First Nation. Some were the children of pirates and explorers, others the Mayflower pilgrims. From Virginia and New England the ancestors headed over the Appalachian Mountains and settled in the heartland of America. It all began way ‘back in the day’ of Viking Chieftains (325 AD), Norman invaders and William the Conqueror (1066); Eleanor of Aquitaine, the Plantagenants, and a host of others. The Whittington gateway immigrant, the men who brought the royal blood to America were Obadiah Bruehn and Nathaniel Littleton in the decade of 1630. You will find them along with a cast of characters in this collection.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE FAMILY TREE ARRIVES IN THE NEW WORLD
THE ROYAL BLOODLINES [350 a.d. thru 1700 a.d.]