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Our Kinship With President Gerald R. Ford

On my mother's side, we have traced a line of descent from James II, King of Scots, who died in 1460. My mother was also a descendant of Edward Southworth, who may have belonged to the Southworth family of Samlesbury. Likewise, on his mother's side, Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., 38th President of the United States of America (1974-1977), was a descendant of English and Welsh royalty and nobility. Following is a comparison of our proven and probable royal and noble descents with those of President Ford.


Plantagenet of England, 24th cousins: Edward I Longshanks King of England d. 1307 __________________________________|___________________ | | Joan Plantagenet=Gilbert de Clare, 3rd Earl of Gloucester Edward II, King of England Margaret de Clare=Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester Edward III, King of England Margaret de Audley=Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster Katherine Stafford=Sir John Sutton John Beaufort, Earl of Somerset Sir John Sutton Joan Beaufort=James I, King of Scots Sir John Sutton James II, King of Scots John Sutton, 1st Lord Dudley Alexander Stewart, 3rd Duke of Albany Eleanor Sutton=Sir Henry Beaumont Alexander Stewart, Bishop of Moray Constance Beaumont=John Mitton Margaret Stewart=Patrick Graham of Inchbrakie Joyce Mitton=John Harpersfield Janet Graham=Dougal Campbell Edward Harpersfield alias Mitton Sir James Campbell of Ardkinglass Katherine Mitton=Roger Marshall (NN) Campbell=Duncan Stewart of Glenbuckie Elizabeth Marshall=Thomas Lewis John Stewart of Glenbuckie Judith Lewis=James Gibbins Isobel Stewart=Walter Stewart of Gartnafuaran Hannah Gibbins=(NN) Hibbert Robert Stewart, d.1714 Mary Hibbert=Joseph Jewett John Stewart Nathan Jewett Charles Stewart David Jewett Margaret Stewart=John Anderson Elizabeth Jewett=Anselm Comstock Rebecca Anderson=John Linn Betsey Comstock=Daniel Butler George Russell Linn George Selden Butler Mary Rebecca Linn=James Monroe Shaw Amy Gridley Butler=George Manney Ayer Sherman Linn Shaw Adele Augusta Ayer=Levi Addison Gardner Sherman Linn Shaw II Dorothy Ayer Gardner=Leslie Lynch King Dolores Frances Shaw=Joseph Olar Leslie Lynch King Jr. (GERALD RUDOLPH FORD JR.) Jared Linn Olar

Princes of Powys, 28th cousins four times removed: Cynfyn ap Gwerystan Prince of Powys | Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn Prince of Powys d. 1070 _______________________________________|_________ | | Sionet of Powys=Ednyfed ap Llywarch Gam Gwladys=Rhys ap Tewdwr, King of Deheubarth Rhys Sais ap Ednyfed Nest=/=Henry I, King of England Elidyr ap Rhys Sais Henry FitzHenry Sandde ap Elidyr Amabilis FitzHenry=Walter de Ridelisford Hwfa ap Sandde Walter de Ridelisford Hwfa Gryg ap Hwfa Emmeline de Ridelisford=Stephen Longespee Hwfa Fychan ap Hwfa Gryg Ela Longespee=Sir Roger la Zouche Iorwerth ap Hwfa Fychan Alan la Zouche, Lord Zouche of Ashby Madog Foel ap Iorwerth Maud la Zouche=Sir Robert de Holand, 1st Lord Holand Rheinallt ap Madog Foel Sir Thomas de Holand, 1st Earl of Kent Owain ap Rheinallt Sir Thomas de Holand, 2nd Earl of Kent Robert ap Owain Margaret de Holand=John Beaufort William Coetmor Joan Beaufort=James I, King of Scots Ieuan Coetmor James II, King of Scots Lewys ap Ieuan Alexander Stewart, 3rd Duke of Albany Andrew Lewis Alexander Stewart, Bishop of Moray Thomas Lewis Margaret Stewart=Patrick Graham of Inchbrakie Judith Lewis=James Gibbins Janet Graham=Dougal Campbell Hannah Gibbins=(NN) Hibbert Sir James Campbell of Ardkinglass Mary Hibbert=Joseph Jewett (NN) Campbell=Duncan Stewart of Glenbuckie Nathan Jewett John Stewart of Glenbuckie David Jewett Isobel Stewart=Walter Stewart of Gartnafuaran Elizabeth Jewett=Anselm Comstock Robert Stewart (1655-1714) Betsey Comstock=Daniel Butler John Stewart George Selden Butler Charles Stewart Amy Gridley Butler=George Manney Ayer Margaret Stewart=John Anderson Adele Augusta Ayer=Levi Addison Gardner Rebecca Anderson=John Linn Dorothy Ayer Gardner=Leslie Lynch King George Russell Linn Leslie Lynch King Jr. (GERALD RUDOLPH FORD JR.) Mary Rebecca Linn=James Monroe Shaw Sherman Linn Shaw Sherman Linn Shaw II Dolores Frances Shaw=Joseph Olar Jared Linn Olar

Audley of Heleigh, 24th cousins, and 24th cousins once removed: James de Aldithley (Audley) of Heleigh, County Stafford d. 1276 __________________________________|_______________________________ | | Hugh de Audley, Lord Audley Nicholas de Audley, Lord Audley Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester Nicholas de Audley, Lord Audley Margaret de Audley=Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford Sir James de Audley, K.G., 2nd Lord Audley _____________|_____________________________ | | | | Katherine Stafford=Sir John Sutton Beatrice Stafford=Thomas de Ros Joan de Audley=John Tuchet Sir John Sutton Sir William de Ros John Tuchet Sir John Sutton | Sir John Tuchet, Lord Audley | | ___________| | | | John Sutton, 1st Lord Dudley Margaret de Ros=James Tuchet, Lord Audley Eleanor Sutton=Sir Henry Beaumont Anne Tuchet de Audley=Sir Thomas Dutton Constance Beaumont=John Mitton Isabel Dutton=Sir Christopher de Southworth Joyce Mitton=John Harpersfield Sir John de Southworth Edward Harpersfield alias Mitton Sir Thomas Southworth Katherine Mitton=Roger Marshall Sir John Southworth Elizabeth Marshall=Thomas Lewis Thomas Southworth Judith Lewis=James Gibbins (?) Edward Southworth Hannah Gibbins=(NN) Hibbert Constant Southworth Mary Hibbert=Joseph Jewett Nathaniel Southworth Nathan Jewett Capt. Ichabod Southworth David Jewett Priscilla Southworth=Deacon Nathaniel Macomber Elizabeth Jewett=Anselm Comstock Rev. Job Macomber Betsey Comstock=Daniel Butler Lydia Macomber=Charles Stinson George Selden Butler Abigail Stinson=George Russell Linn Amy Gridley Butler=George Manney Ayer Mary Rebecca Linn=James Monroe Shaw Adele Augusta Ayer=Levi Addison Gardner Sherman Linn Shaw Dorothy Ayer Gardner=Leslie Lynch King Sherman Linn Shaw II Leslie Lynch King Jr. (GERALD RUDOLPH FORD JR.) Dolores Frances Shaw=Joseph Olar Jared Linn Olar

Stafford of Tunbridge, 21st cousins: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl of Stafford ________________________________|_____________________ | | Katherine Stafford=Sir John Sutton Beatrice Stafford=Thomas de Ros Sir John Sutton Sir William de Ros Sir John Sutton Margaret de Ros=James Tuchet, Lord Audley John Sutton, 1st Lord Dudley Anne Tuchet de Audley=Sir Thomas Dutton Eleanor Sutton=Sir Henry Beaumont Isabel Dutton=Sir Christopher de Southworth Constance Beaumont=John Mitton Sir John de Southworth Joyce Mitton=John Harpersfield Sir Thomas Southworth Edward Harpersfield alias Mitton Sir John Southworth Katherine Mitton=Roger Marshall Thomas Southworth Elizabeth Marshall=Thomas Lewis (?) Edward Southworth Judith Lewis=James Gibbins Constant Southworth Hannah Gibbins=(NN) Hibbert Nathaniel Southworth Mary Hibbert=Joseph Jewett Capt. Ichabod Southworth Nathan Jewett Priscilla Southworth=Deacon Nathaniel Macomber David Jewett Rev. Job Macomber Elizabeth Jewett=Anselm Comstock Lydia Macomber=Charles Stinson Betsey Comstock=Daniel Butler Abigail Stinson=George Russell Linn George Selden Butler Mary Rebecca Linn=James Monroe Shaw Amy Gridley Butler=George Manney Ayer Sherman Linn Shaw Adele Augusta Ayer=Levi Addison Gardner Sherman Linn Shaw II Dorothy Ayer Gardner=Leslie Lynch King Dolores Frances Shaw=Joseph Olar Leslie Lynch King Jr. (GERALD RUDOLPH FORD JR.) Jared Linn Olar

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