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Tony Wilson

Family Trees

Paternal. Paternal Family Trees describe family members who share the same Y-DNA; descent through the male line. Paternal Family Trees includes Houses. For example, the Anjou Paternal Family Tree that contains the Planatgenet House and also includes Lancaster and York, as well as the illegitimate House of Beaufort among others.

Maternal. Maternal Family Trees describe family members who share the same mt-DNA; descent through the female line. Michael Ibsen and Wendy Duldig whose mt-DNA contributed to the discovery of Richard III King England's remains in the car park in Leicester are shown on Katherine Roet's Maternal Family Tree.

Descendants. For certain key individuals we provide their entire family tree, both descent from male and female lines, to five generations. Thus far Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland has the most great great grandchildren with 250. John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster comes a close second with 243 great great grandchildren not suprisingly since Ralph married John's daughter Joan Beaufort as his second wife.

People. Most people have bigraphies that provide their descent, the events in their life, their children, and ancestry going back five generations.

Consangunity. A list of consangunious relationships ordered highest to lowest.


Places. Places provides a list of events that took places at particular places: births, marriages, deaths, battles, etc.

Events. Events provides information about battles, marriages, coronations, etc. Key events in history, who was there, where it took place, and why it was important.

Titles. Titles being a broad term we use to describes Kings, Dukes, Bishops, MPs, etc.


Photos. Photos of monuments in churches and cathedrals; a source of information relating to armour and dress through ages.

Effigies. We index our photos from the medieval period by their armour, their livery collars, their helm crests, dress, what their feet are resting on, etc.

Sculpture. We also index our photos of more recent church monuments by the sculptor.


Hover. If you place the mouse over a link to People, Things, Photos, etc the relevant part of the page will be shown; avoids having to click back and forth. You can click if you want to go to the page. Sometimes they take a second or two to show.

Errors. There are lots. It is work in progress.

Contact. If you'd like to contact us email

Family Trees. Find (usually Ctrl-F) useful when looking for something in particular. Zooming using the mouse also useful when the Family Trees are wide and deep.