The High House of Stafford
Then & Now
MY 2nd ROYAL LINE
HENRY I

Our lineage from HENRI I, is not only as he is the grandfather of HENRY II, our descendant but also through HENRY I's

Illegitamate son

Robert Fitzroy 

'De Caen'1st Earl of Gloucester's daughter Mable FitzRobert

Lady of Gloucester. She married into the Welsh Noble family descended from The Dinefwr Dynasty, who's decendant married the daughter of Edward the Elder, father of

Alfred The Great

The Dinefwr Dynasy

descends from

Olaf The King of Dublin

( See page My Welsh Line )

Arms of ROBERT 1st Earl of Gloucester
ROBERT 1st Earl of Gloucester
King Henry 1 son

 

HOW DO WE KNOW ALL THIS?

SOURCES:

* Family History Research over decades.By myself, my brother & our father.

* The findings of a British genealogist. ( Royal Lineage )

* Researching the internet for ancient history/ancestors.

Sites I used  for information to help create this website include:

WEBSITES

*www.wikipedia.com

* www.englishmonarchs.co.uk.

* www.knight-france.com

www.castlesfortsbattles.co.uk

www.wikitree.com

* www.britroyals.com

http://spenserians.cath.vt.edu/BiographyRecord.php?action=GET&bioid=34898

* www.youtube.com

* www.historytoday.com

* www.history.com

*www.historicengland.org.uk

http://www.deloriahurst.com/

*www.uk.france.fr/en/discover/franche-comte

www.insidersabroad.com/france/regions/franche-comte

* www.wiki-en.genealogy.net

* www.genesreunited.co.uk

* www.ancenstry.com

* www.geni.com

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com

www.genealogytoday.com

* /books.google.co.uk

AND OTHERS TOO MANY TO LIST

 

BOOKS ( Includes online)

* Encyclopedia Britannica

* The Fosbrooke Name in History

* The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal

*  A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the landed gentry of Great Britain of Great Britain & Ireland 1852, Volume 1 by J Bernard Berk esq.

* A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain & Volume 2 Ireland Volume By John Burke eqs.

* Bibliotheca Heraldica Magnæ Britanniæ: By Thomas Moule

* Abstracts of records and manuscripts respecting the county of Gloucester by Thomas Dudley Fosbrooke fas & c

* A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britan.by John Bernard Burke esq. 

 

AMONG OTHER SOURCES

MY FATHER'S LINEAGE TO HENRY II PLANTAGENET

KING of ENGLAND

 

THE ROYAL CONNECTION

KING HENRY II

The Plantagenet

Henry Curtmantle

Henry FitzEmpress

Count of Anjou

Count of Maine

Count of Nantes

Duke of Normandy

Duke of Aquitaine

King of England and Lord of Ireland

 

Parents: Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou and Empress Matilda

 

Born : 5th March, 1133, Le Mans, France

Died:6th July , 1189,Chinon France

Buried:Fontevraud Abby, France

 

His Mistress : Ida de Tosny

Countess of Norfolk

Parents: Raph V de Tosny and Margaret Daughter of Robert de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Leicester

 

 William Longespee

3rd Earl of Salisbury

Born:7th March 1176 Died:1226

Grandson of The Empress Matilda

 

Married: Ela Fitzpatrick

Countess of Salisbury ( The Heiress)

Born:1187 Died:1261

William Longespee

3rd Earl of Salisbury

granted to his son in law & his daughter Ida

THE MANOR OF BELCHAM

 

Their Daughter: Ida Longespee

b.1220 d.1270, Salisbury 

Married January 1220 

William de Beauchamp

Baron of Bedford

b.1185 d.1260

Son of Simon & Isabella de Beauchamp

Born: Bedfordshire

Judge & High Sheriff

of Buckinham & Bedfordshire 1236

Magna Carta Baron

Almoner to Eleanor of Provence, Queen Consort to Henry III of England.1236

Baron of the Exchequer 1234 and 1237

Residence : Bedford Castle

Line continues below

THE WELSH CONNECTION

THE WELSH CONNECTION

 

 

Their Daughter:

Elizabeth Beauchamp

b.1241, Bedford Castle

Married 

Edward de Cameis

b.1241 d.1270

Monmouthshire, Wales

Parents: Stephen De Cameis

 and Verch Adams

 

Their Son: John de Cameis d.1314

Monmouthshire, Wales

 

 

Their Son:

Meyric ''Meurig''de Kemeys

Formerly de Cameis b.1281

Begansley, St Mellons, Monmouthshire, Wales 

Married

Cristin ferch Dafydd

B.1295 d.1336

Ystrad, Morgannwg, Cymru

Wales

 

 

 

Their Son:

Henry de Kemeys

b.1290 d.1373

Begansley, St Mellons, Monmouthshire, Wales

Married

Catrin ferch Llewelwyn

b.1290 d.1361

SEE PAGE THE WELSH LINE

HENRI I

 

 

Their Son:

John Keymes

b.1315 d.1374

Married

 Maude ferch Rhun

b.1325 d.1358

 

 

Their Son:

Jenkin Keymess

b.1340 d.1374

Married

Crisli ferch Morgan

b.1353

 

 

Their Son:

Leuen Keymess

b.1374 d.1402

Married

Joan ferch Leuan

 

 

 

Their Son:

William Keymess

b.1399 d.1458

Married

Elizabeth De la Bere

b.1401 d.1450

ENGLISH CONNECTION

 

 

Their Son:

John Keymess

b.1430  Newport, Wales. d.1471

Married

Lady Reyland Castell

b.1420, Hengrave, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

 

 

Their Daughter:

Elizabeth Keymess

b.1455 d.1528

Married c.1486.

Thomas Houchon Lucas

b.1460 d.1531

Born: Little Saxham, Suffolk, England.

Parents:John Lucas & Elizabeth Godwin

Thomas Houchon Lucas

Secretary to Jasper Tudor,

Earl of Pembroke and Duke of Bedford.

In 1504 he rose to be Lord Privy Councillor

and Solicitor General to

Jasper Tudor's nephew, Henry VIII. 

 

 

THE LUCAS FAMILY

 

 

Their Son:

Henry Lucas

b.1490 d.1559

Married

Mary Greene

b.1490 d.1551

 

Their Son:

John Lucas

b.1530 d.1604

Married

Elizabeth Boldero

 

 

Their Son:

John Lucas

b.1567

Married

Johanna Abrahams

   b.1569

 

 

Their Son:

John Lucas

b.1593 d.1625  

Married

Rebecca Mooring

   b.1593 d.1643

 

Their Son:

William Lucas

b.1614 d.1684

Married

Anne Richards

b.1618 d.1684

 

Thier Son:

William Lucas

b.1644 d.1723

Married

Martha Downs

   b.1644 d.1704

 

Their Son:

John Lucas

b.1679 d.1755

Married

Martha Edwards

           b.1670 d.1739

Their Daughter:

Mary Lucas

b.1706 d.1750

Married

John Stocking

    b.1704

 

Their Daughter:

Mary Stocking

b.1739

Married

Thomas Fosbrook- *Landed Gentry Line

Lord of Middlehope Manor, Shropshire

b.1726 Shropshire( Fosbroke)

 

Their Son:

William Fosbrook

b.1768 Middlehope Shropshire

Tenant ONLY of Fosbroke Estate

Married

Elizabeth Carnell

NO MALE ISSUE

( SEE 'Our Demise' to the top right )

 

 

Their Daughter:

Elizabeth *Fosbrook

(The Heiress)

b.1793 .1887 Lower House Middlehope Shropshire

Married

David Lewis

     d.1854

Tenant ONLY of what was left of Fosbroke Estate – Lower House Farm- David LOST it. ( See right DEMISE)

 

THE FARMER LINE

 

 

Their Daughter:

Elizabeth Lewis

b.1825 d.1853Lower House Middlehope Shropshire  

Married

Samuel Farmer

     b.1821 d.1856

Agricultual Workers *Both died of Starvation

 

 

Their Son:

George Farmer

b.1843 d.1925 Ludlow, Shropshire

Agricultural Engine Driver

Married

Priscilla Minshall

 b.1845 d.1923

Daughter of a Fish Monger

 

 

Their Son:

Ernest Edward Farmer

b.1882 d.1955 Bridgenorth Shropshire

Manager of Engineering Works

Watford

Married

Gertrude Annie Barnett

       b.1876 d.1951 Birmingham, England

 

Their Son:

Private Alfred Farmer

b.1916  Hitchen Hertsfordshire d1940 WW2 Dunkirk

Married

Dorothy 'Joan' Farmer

b. 1918 Collingborne, Wiltshire d 1990 Hamilton,New Zealand

 

 

NEW ZEALAND CONNECTION

Partial Emigration to New Zealand

by A K Farmer with his mother & step father

Rev Robert Nash- Church of Christ & Advent, Hamilton NZ

They had one daughter Pauline Ruth Nash- b.1948 UK

 

 

Their Son:

Alfred Keith Farmer

b. 12th April 1936 Watford England

Married

Dawn Shirley Campbell

b. 23rd June 1939 Hamilton NZ

d. 23rd Jan 2001 New Plymouth NZ

 

Their Children

Son:

John Alfred Farmer

b.12/03/1956 Hamilton NZ

 

Daughters:

Sandra Dawn Farmer-Leggett

b.10/01/1959 Hamilton NZ

Luanne Ruth Farmer-Peers Countess Palatine of Burgundy c 2016

b.15/05/1963 New Plymouth NZ

Janelle Robyn Joy Farmer

b. 01/07/1964 Hamilton NZ

Victoria 'Viki'Georgina Farmer -adopted

b. 08/08/1976 Wellington NZ

d.22/12/2015 Weymouth UK

* Hyphen denotes marriage

FOSBROKE ANCESTRY

And OUR Demise

 

Walter de Focebroc

Germanic Knight

Pipe Roll of William The Conqueror 1066AD

Charter of King William I

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John Focebroc

John of The Charter

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John Fossebroc

d.1403

Married

Margaret Curzon

'Curzon's Manor'

 

 

 

The Fosrokes of Northamptonshire

'Bassetts'

to The House of Stafford

 

John Fosbroke esq

d.7th Oct 1418

Changed name to English

Married

Matilda ( Maude)

of the Noble House of Stafford

(Dukes of Buckingham)

* After becoming a young

widow, she became the

Dry Nurse to the infant

who would become

Henri VI King of England

 

Their Son:

Gerrard Fosbroke esq

Married

Anne

 

The Fosbrokes of Cranford Manor

 

Their Son:

John of Cranford esq

Created Cranford Estate

Endowed with Drewell Estate

Married

Dorothy Drewell

Daughter of

Robert of Little Gedding

Huntingdon

Shardlow Hall

see link

Castle Donnington

Shardlow, Leicester.

Fosbrooke's ancient home once.

Castle once stood in the town,

stone was used to build

Donnington Hall

But Fosbrookes never lived there.

The Baronett Fosbroke

 

Their Son:

Baronett Richard Fosbroke esq

Lord of The Manors

Cranford Manor

Drewell Estate

Endowed with Baldwin Estate

Married

Sarah Baldwin

Daughter of

Head of Baldwin Estate

* Ancient Family Seat

 

 

 

Their Son:

John Fosbroke esq

Lord of the Manor

Middlehope Estate

Married

Elizabeth Street

 

Their Son:

Rev William Fosbroke BA

 Vicar of Diddlebury

and 

Rector of Aston Scott

Shropshire

b.31 March 1653, Diddlebury, Shropshire

d.1726

 Middlehope Estate

 Lower House

( he had rented to tenants as he lived in the Vicarage)

Married

Sarah Caldwell

b.1658 Stottesdon, Shropshire

* Sister of Admiral

 Benjamin Caldwell

HM Royal Navy of Great Britain

 

 

Their Son:

Thomas Fosbroke

b.1693, Diddlebury, Shropshire

 Married

Margaret Amies

b.1723, Diddlebury, Shropshire

Inherited Middlehope Estate and occupied Lower House

 

TheirSon:

Thomas Fosbroke

b.1726 , Lower House, Middlehope, Shropshire

Inherited Middlehope Estate and occupied Lower House

Married

Martha Stocking

b.1737 Clunbury, Shropshire

I * daughter of John Stocking

( see Henri II connection)

 

Their Son:

William Fosbroke

b.1768 Lower House , Middlehope

Inherited Middlehope Estate and occupied Lower House

 

Married

Elizabeth Carnell

b.1770

 

No male issue

 

Demise

Their Daughter:

 

Elizabeth Fosbroke

b.1793, Lower House,Middlehope

Inherited Middlehope Estate and occupied Lower House

Married

David Lewis

b.1740

* Bankrupted the Estate

Son of a Welsh miner

 

Their Daughter:

Elizabeth Lewis

b.1824, Lower House,Middlehope

Married

Samuel Farmer

b.1821,Church Stretton, Shropshire

* Goaled for 'stealing a dead sheep

with intentions to eat it'

Served 6 months 'Middlehope'

work house.

* They became Agricultural workers on Middlehope Estate

* Brother John Farmer.

' Possessor of stolen goods'

 

* Elizabeth lived with John Farmer while husband in goal, she was accused of possessing stolen goods, but was aquitted.

 

* Both Elizabeth & Samuel Farmer died of Starvation,

his brother John Farmer, raised their three children, one of which was

GEORGE FARMER  

below

 

 

In Trade

 

 

Their Son:

George Farmer

b.28th Nov 1843, Ludlow Shropshire

Agricultural Engine Driver

Married

Priscilla Minshall

b.1845 Bridgenorth, Shropshire

Daughter of a Fish Monger

 

 

Their Son:

Ernest Edward Farmer

b. 1884 Bridgenorth, Shropshire

Iron Moulder- Bridgenorth. 

Brass Master- Barnett Foundry,Birmingham 

Manager of Engineering Works- Watford 

Married

Gertrude Annie Barnett

b. 1882, Birmingham

 

 

 

The World Wars

 

 

Their Son:

Pte Alfred Farmer

b.28th July 1916

d. May 1940, Dunkirk, France WW2

Married

Dorothy 'Joan' Bowden

b. 18th May 1918,

Collingborne, Wiltshire

* Mothers family from Hampshire

Her Father was Staff Sergent WW1

died on The Somme.

Stg Edward James Bowden

* Married 2nd time 1948

to Rev Robert Nash from Glouster

They had a daugher Pauline Rosemary Ruth Nash

 

 

Alfred & Joans Son:

 

Alfred Keith Farmer

b. 12th April 1936, Watford England

 

 

 

Semi-Emigration

 

The ' Farmer-Nash' family moved to New Zealand in 1950

Rev Robert Nash to take up position as

Pastor of The Church of Christ, Life & Advent

in Hamilton NZ

Subsequent moved back and forth

between England & NZ

Alfred Keith Farmer now resides in UK

 

Alfred & Joans Son:

 

Alfred Keith Farmer

b. 12th April 1936, Watford England

d. 12th July 2017, Weymouth England

Painter & Decorator

Married

Dawn Shirley Campbell

b. 23rd June 1939, Hamilton NZ

d.23rd January 2001, New Plymouth NZ

 

I AM THEIR DAUGHTER

I have 3 siblings

and 1 adopted sibling , who is now deceased,

 

 

The Countess Palatine of Burgundy, resides in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and is a loyal subject of Her Majesty

The Queen of Great Britain, Ireland

and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, who is also

The Defender of The Faith.

Clan Campbell

By virtue of 'The Countesses' mother , she her children, her siblings and their children are members of

Clan Campbell, Argyle, Scotland

Welsh Flag c 1195-1378
Royal Standard of Henri II
Lower House Farm, Middle Hope Shropshire

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Arms of de Tosny c.1200-1215
Empress Matilda
Holy Roman Empress;
German Queen;
Queen of Italy
Lady of the English,
Queen of England
 Heiress to The Duchy of The Normans
Who's line goes back to Alfred The Great & Duncan I King of Scotland

Geoffrey Plantagenet

Duke of the Normans
Count of Anjou, Maine and Mortain

Son of King Henri II
& Ida de Tosny ,
Countess of Norfolk
 

Henry I of Norman Dynasty.

 Henry Beauclerc, was King of England from 1100 to his death. Henry was the fourth son of William the Conqueror ( whos line goes back to Rollo The Viking King ) and Matilda of Flanders.

He was the  father of Empress Matilda

( See page Henri II Lineage )

Welcome,

Here you can view my

Paternal Lineage

back to

Henri Plantagenet

Private ALFRED FARMER
FOSBROOK
Coat of Arms
WILLIAM LONGESPEE,
( Long sword)
3rd Earl of Salisbury
King Henry II son
My family, through my father, have not one but two bloodlines to The kings of England,
Henry I & Henry II. In fact all the way back to
Alfred The Great and beyond
In addition some of our ancestors were....
Other Kings of England
Queen consorts of England
The Kings of Wessex 
The Royal Houses of Scotland & Scottish Kings
The Royal Houses of Wales & Welsh Princes
The Kings of Dublin, York & The Viking Kings
The Irish Kings
Kings of Jerusalem & Levant
Holy Roman Emperors/Empress
Kings & Queens of Europe
Dukes/Duchesses of Europe & England
Earls of Europe & England
British Barons & High Sheriff
Counts & Countesses of Europe
Knights & Templars
Lords & Ladys 
AND even a SAINT or two !
AMONG OTHERS  I HAVE YET TO DISCOVER!

FOR FULL LIST WITH NAMES SEE PAGE

LIST OF MY TITLED ANCESTORS

Shardlow Hall (Today)
Derbyshire
 built in 1684 for Leonard Fosbrooke
Ravenstone Hall
Leicester 
The original Ravenstone Hall was built around 1689 by John Wilkins. After his death the estate was sold in 1726 to Roger Cave of Stanford Hall. When Roger Cave died in 1741, the Manor was purchased by Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow who pulled down the original house and build a smaller one on the site, much as we see it today.
The hall remained the seat of the Fosbrooke family until the death of Miss Cecily Fosbrooke in 1961. The estate was then sold by auction on 25 June 1962. The particulars of sale describe Ravenstone Hall as - a fine Georgian mansion of moderate dimensions- . The hammer fell at £71,000 to a Mr. Robert Parr who cycled from Leicester to bid for the estate. On the death of Mr. Parr soon afterwards the estate was left to a charity and various parts of the 672 acres were sold in lots.

 
Ravenstone Hall
Rev. T. D. Fosbrooke, M.A. F. A. S.
(27 May 1770 – 1 January 1842)
This gentleman completed his education at Pembroke College, Oxford, and took his degree in 1792. 
Elected a Fellow of The Antiquarian Society.
He was a published author of the books & manuscripts,
British Monachism, Encyclopaedia of Antiquities,  Foreign Topography,
The Wye Tour,
The History of Gloucestershire,
among others
The later book gives
the Fosbrokes family history
He was also an early archaeologists.who made accounts in his book The Wye Tour.
These books are still available on-line.
HE IS THE  UNCLE OF ELIZABETH LEWIS
( Nee Fosbroke) ''THE HEIRESS''
AK Farmer and his wife & Children 1967
ALFRED KEITH FARMER - My Father
He is 14 yrs old here

REFUTING THOSE WHO SEEK TO DENIGRATE YOUR

NOBLE DNA!

 

 Have you ever got tired of hearing the statements;

''that everybody has some blue blood''

or '' that it is very common in today's society''

or '' we are all descendants of Charlemagne'' .
 

This is pure 'theory' perpetuated by leftist media. ( Those with globalism,communism, socialism agenda )

As it is impossible to know that just because your ancestors were around in the time of say,

Henry II ,that they were the legitimate or  illegitimate son of the king or his groom!
But if you can prove your lineage by accurate research, by tracking down who married who, who gave birth to whom, etc . This is how you find out whether you are the descendant of that known king or his groom, this is proof enough.

 

And being a descendant of a royal or a notable person makes it easier to correlate the needed information to prove this, as most of these 'notable persons' lineage can be found on legitimate sites on the internet. 

BUT 99% OF ENGLISH PEOPLES ARE DESCENDED FROM ROYALS, right?

Bunkum!

That 'argument' could equally say 99% are descended from his groom!

This is just one source, we are ''the top 1%'',

according to Ancestry.com and I quote from 1a publication website seeking more memberships through asking if you descend from royalty;
'Do you think your family originated from the top 1 percent? '
1https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/do-you-come-from-royal-blood-your-last-name-may-tell-youaragraph. 

Alfred Keith FARMER & his wife Dawn Shirley FARMER ( Nee CAMPBELL) on there Wedding Day , Hamilton New Zealand 1 July 1955