royal follow up

Emma tracked through the family tree list to find out how I’m descended from royalty:

Henry VII & Elizabeth of York
4 Margaret Tudor & James IV of Scotland
3 James V of Scotland & Eupheme Elphinstone
4 Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney (illegitimate) & Lady Jean Kennedy
6 Mary Stewart & Lord Grey
2 Jean Grey & John, 1st Earl of Wemyss
1 David, 2nd Earl of Wemyss & Margaret Leslie
12 Margaret, 3rd Countess of Weymss (title passed to youngest daughter when no male heir) & James Wemyss, Lord Burntisland
2 Lady Anne Wemyss & David Leslie
2 Alexander Leslie-Melville, 5th Earl of Leven & Elizabeth Monypenny
4 Lady Elizabeth Leslie-Melville & John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun
4 Lady Charlotte Hope & Charles Hope
3 James Hope & Elizabeth Boyle
2 David Boyle Hope & Letitia Augusta Crofton
1 James Arthur Hope & Geraldine Lucy Robinson
1 Arthur Henry Cecil Hope & Granny (Muriel Hope)
My mom (Elspeth Mary Neilson Hope) & my dad (Dolf Andries Mogendorff)
Me

The numbers are the position in family, so Margaret was child 4.

Looks like a bit of illegitimacy and some cousin-cousin action in the past…

7 Responses to “royal follow up”

  1. Emma says:

    … and for all our Scottish readers: yes, we know that the Stewart Crown traces back further so the line going back through James IV is interesting too.

    I guess that once you get to the big names the rest is history?

  2. Brother David says:

    So does this mean that King Henry VIII was our Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Grandfather?

  3. Brother David says:

    OK, Henry VII

  4. Emma says:

    Actually I should clarify – numbers are not birth order, but inheritance order. Margaret Tudor was second child of Henry VII, but because she had 3 brothers, they all rank ahead (her two younger sisters are 5 & 6).

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  7. As you might be able to decipher from the trackback links above, I took Emma’s advice and did some research into the Scottish line – you can see my findings at http://mogendorff.com/andrew/?p=930

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