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30 September 2005 @ 07:03 pm
 
A few month's past, I found a genealogy my dad's sister had done a very long time ago (note: we are not close with that side of the family). Today I flipped through it, enjoying the names, the sheer numbers of kids some of these folk had, the places: lots in Antrim, no surprise there; lots in a single town on Long Island, which was a surprise; several in B.C. and Ontario. There was a Hugenot silk weaver, someone from Venice who married a woman history only remembers as 'The Lady Veronica.' One man came from Wales. One from London. One from Amsterdam.

One of these ancestors, Sir Saville Leverich, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth the First. I wonder if he looks on through the years and sees his hundred-times great niece kneeling before a woman dressed as said Queen. I wonder if he watches the sword touch her shoulders, hears the oaths sworn, sees her rise to great cheers and acclaim as a Lady Knight. I hope he would be proud.
 
 
 
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on September 30th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC)
Wow!
That's impressive! You're luck that your relative was able to go so far back.
I often tried to do the same with my family but wasn't able to go any further then the 1850's....And that was mostly on my mother's German side.

I'd love to hear more.
Trong Trongersolltrongersoll on October 1st, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)
i'm sure he is quite proud of said niece. I'll bet he swells with pride as he watches her on the joust field as well.
devyn410devyn410 on October 1st, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)
OMG, that's awesome! I'm sure he is.
Jobs, baby, Jobs!picoland on October 1st, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)
what town on LI? That's so cool you can go back to Liz 1. Our's goes back to the 1600's and my family progenitor's name is Adam, interestingly enough.