Friday, April 29, 2011

Prince William is one of us (well, a little bit anyway)

Franklin H. Work

Totally off-topic, but in celebration of Wills and Kate tying the knot today, here's a bit of trivia for you. William's great-great-great grandfather was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. Here's the lineage, from the I Dream of Genealogy website and RootsWeb.

PRINCE WILLIAM OF WALES, b. June 4, 1982, married April 29, 2011 to Catherine MIDDLETON, b. January 9, 1982.

Mother: Diana Frances SPENCER (1961-1997), married 1981 to CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES (1948--), divorced 1996.

Grandmother: Frances Ruth BURKE-ROCHE, married 1954 to Edward John Spencer.

Great-Grandfather: Edmund Maurice BURKE-ROCHE, b. 1885 Chelsea, England, d. 1955 King's Lynn, England

Great-Great-Grandmother: Frances B. WORK, b. 1857 New York, d. 1947 New York; married James Boothby BURKE-ROCHE

Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Franklin H. WORK, b. February 10, 1819 Chillicothe, Ohio, d. March 16, 1911 New York.

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