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Queen Mary's Poor Relations (or some of them anyway)

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By Devious Routes, Our Link with Mary Queen of Scots!


The Tangled Branches of a Family Tree.

Matthew Stuart 4th Earl Lennox 1516-71 married Lady Margaret Douglas (niece of Henry V111) in 1544

Their son was Henry Stuart (Lord Darnley) 1545-67 who married MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS in 1565

Matthew Stuart had a sister Helenor Stuart who married John Gordon 10th or 11th Earl Sutherland 1548. He was poisoned, probably at the instigation of George 4th Earl of Caithness.
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Alexander Gordon 11th or 12th Earl Sutherland 1552-94 married Jean Gordon (divorced wife of EARL BOTHWELL 3rd husband of Mary Queen of Scots)
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Sir Robert Gordon (Premier Baronet Nova Scotia) - founder and owner of Gordonstoun 1580-1656 married Lucy Gordon of London 1613
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Katherine Gordon married Col. David Barclay of Ury (1610-86) in 1613. He was a Quaker.
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Robert Barclay (author of 'The Apology' setting out the tenets and beliefs of the Quaker movement) 1648-90 married Christian Mollison 1669
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David Barclay (of Cheapside, London) 1682-1769 married Priscilla Freame of a banking family
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Catherine Barclay 1727-84 married Daniel Bell of London
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Catherine Bell 1755-92 married John Gurney of Earlham, Norwich 1775
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Hannah Gurney (sister of Elizabeth Fry - prison reformer) 1783-1872 married Sir Thomas Fowell-Buxton 1786-1845 MP (anti-slavery campaigner)

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Sir Thomas was the son of Thomas Fowell-Buxton 1756-93 and Hannah Hanbury of Earlham. His grandparents were Sarah Fowell (1735-1814)and Isaac Buxton (married 1755). His great grandparents - Sarah Dudds 1706-76 and Thomas Fowell of London (married at Andover East St. Chapel 1733). These families were mainly Quakers.

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Sarah's sister was Mary Dudds 1688-1753 married ......Hall
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Catherine Hall (mentioned as niece in Sarah Fowell's will of 1776) married Richard Eaton, a peruke maker at Andover in 1760
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Martha Eaton (named in father's will) married Benjamin Wiltshire (hatter) at Andover 1799
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Catherine Wiltshire 1808-71 married George Blatch-Taplin (brewer) at Andover 1830

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George's parents were Anne Blatch (born 1770) and William Gilbert-Taplin of Andover (married 1793). His grandparents were William Blatch of Cholderton (1738-1819) and Grace Goodenough (married 1760)

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William Blatch's brother was Henry Blatch of Winterbourne Dauntsey, Wiltshire (1740-1819) married Margaretta Thompson at Chilmark (Wilts.) 1763
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James Blatch (1771-1843) married Elizabeth Devenish of Sidling St. Nicholas, Dorset in 1798
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James Blatch of Southampton (1818-90) married Eliza Goater at Worthing, Sussex in 1843.
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Herbert Blatch of Southampton (1862-1924) married Violet Ince 1896

These were my grandparents.




OK - so what is the point of all this?

Can somebody work out what relation I am to MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS. Ha! Thought that would fox ya!

Can you connect with anyone on this tree?

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