How I am descended from Lady Godiva.


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Generations LINEAGE
1 Lady Godiva
(980 - 1067)
2 Alfgar
(1002 - 1059)
3 Lucia of Mercia
(1040 - ?)
4 Lucy Taillebois
(1074 - ?)
5 William de Meschines
(1100 - ?)
6 Maud Matilda de Meschines
(Between 1126 and 1144 - ?)
7 Alice Belmeis
(1160 - ?)
8 Roger la Zouche
(1182 - 1238)
9 Sir Alan de la Zouche
(1217 - 1270)
10 Eon (Eudo) la Zouche
(1244 - ?)
11 Baron William la Zouche
(? - ?)
Lucy la Zouche
(1279 - ?)
12 Eon (Eudes) la Zouche
(? - 1326)
Sir Henry de Greene
(1310 - 1370)
13 Baron William la Zouche
(1321 - 1382)
14 Baron William la Zouche
(? - 1396)
Baroness Agnes Greene
(1341 - 1391)
15 Eleanor Zouche
(1381 - ?)
16 Philippa Lovel
(1374 - 1465)
17 John Dinham
(? - 1457)
18 Catherine Dinham
(1445 - 1502)
19 Elizabeth Arundel
(1484 - 1513)
20 Catherine Stradling
(1512 - ?)
21 John Palmer
(1554 - ?)
22 Walter Palmer
(1590 - 1661)
23 William Palmer
(1616 - 1686?)
Ann (Sarah) Palmer
(1609 - 1633)
24 Moses Rowley
(1630 - 1705)
25 William Palmer
(1658 - 1724)
Mehitable Rowley
(1661- 1732)
26 Phebe Palmer
(1696 - ?)
Thankful Fuller
(1686 - ?)
27 Elizabeth Ferris
(1720 - 1803)
John Crippen
(1723 - ?)
28 Hannah Knapp
(1742 - 1765)
Sarah Crippen
(1748 - 1832)
29 Elizabeth Parshall
(1765 - 1848)
Lovisa Comstock
(1789 - 1856)
30 Hannah Terry
(1785 - 1877)
Samuel Snyder
(1808 - 1866)
31 Joshua Terry
(1825 - 1915)
Charles Snyder
(1859 - 1913)
32 Joshua Terry
(1860 - 1941)
Esther Snyder
(1889 - 1970)
33 Laverna Terry
(1895 - 1934)
Vivian Adair
(1914 - 1959)
34 Calvin Andrus
(1932 - Living)
Sharon Adair
(1935 - Living)
35 David Andrus
(1953 - Living)


(NOTE: In this chart I am listed by my first name, David.)

At 35 generations away, Lady Godiva is my 32nd great, great grandmother.

Ann Palmer (generation 23) was a Pilgrim who arrived in Plymouth, Massachussetts in 1630, where her son Moses was born.

Lovisa Comstock (generation 29) and her son Samuel Snyder (generation 30) and Hannah Terry (generation 30) and her son Joshua Terry (generation 31) were Mormon Pioneers who walked across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains from Illinois to Utah.

THE STORY

From The People's Chronology. Copyright © 1992 by James Trager. All rights reserved.

In 1040, Lady Godiva rides naked through the streets of Coventry to persuade her husband Leofric, earl of Mercia, to remit the heavy taxes that oppress the citizens (year approximate). The earl has said he would grant his wife's request if she would ride naked through the streets. Lady Godiva (Godgifu) has issued a proclamation asking all citizens to remain indoors with their windows shut, she has only her long hair to cover her on the ride, her husband keeps his word and abolishes the taxes, but a local tailor is reputedly struck blind because he peeped.

From The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia. Copyright © 1991 by Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

Lady Godiva, wife of Leofric, earl of Mercia. According to legend, she rode naked through the town of Coventry to persuade her husband to lower the heavy taxes. The only person who looked at her as she rode became known as Peeping Tom.

From Grolier's Multimedia Enclyclopedia. Copyright 1995 by Grolier Electronic Publishing, Inc.

Coventry (1991 pop., 292,600) is an industrial city in Warwickshire, central England, noted for its automobile and motorcycle manufacturing industries. The city grew around an abbey founded c.1043 by Lady GODIVA and her husband Leofric. Lady Godiva's legendary ride was made through the streets of the town.


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