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Subject: [GM-L] need copy of Gary Boyd Roberts' Royal Descents of 500 immigrants - 2002 edition pg 657-
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 12:56:02 -0500
I was just at the library of congress and they don't have the 2002 edition of Gary Boyd Roberts's book "The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants" nor do they know when they are going to get it. According to LOC, The library in Alexandria VA was suppose to have it but they too looked on their shelves and computer and they don't really have it.
Does anyone have this update that they can tell me what the new line is? Its on page 657 & 658.
Royal Descents, Notable Kin, and Printed Sources #68
Notable Descendants of Mrs. Alice Freeman Thompson Parke, RD
by Gary Boyd Roberts
Posted January 24, 2003
Mrs. Alice Freeman Thompson Parke, ur-mother through her two younger daughters of Stonington, Connecticut, and surrounding towns, is, as I have previously written, both an ancestor of the late Princess of Wales and Princes William and Harry, and a descendant herself of Ethelred II "the Unready," King of England (d. 1016). Mrs. Parke probably migrated from Roxbury, Massachusetts to Wethersfield, New London, and Stonington, Connecticut with her second husband, Robert Parke (as the widow of John Thompson of Little Preston, Northamptonshire, who died in England, she married Robert Parke shortly after May 30, 1644). She is almost certainly the royally descended immigrant to Connecticut who left the largest known notable progeny.
I treat Alice Freeman briefly in American Ancestors and Cousins of The Princess of Wales (1984, with William Addams Reitwiesner; hereafter AACPW), pp. 32, 143-44. In The Genealogist 4 (1983): 184, note #25, Neil D. Thompson calls to our attention an article by Geoffrey W.S. Barrow in The Scottish Genealogist 25 (1978): 98, which disclaims any connection between Maldred, Lord of Carlisle and Allerdale, to the royal house of Scotland. In addition, the Capetian line via, among other families, Wake and Duston, first posited by George Andrews Moriarty, Jr. and dependent on a stained-glass window inscription, is no longer tenable. A new Carolingian line, via Throckmorton, Spinney, Durvassal, de Camville, counts of Réthel and Namur and dukes of Lower Lorraine, to Louis IV, King of France (d. 954), is mentioned in the 2002 reprint, with addenda, of my 1993 compendium, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants (hereafter RD500), pp. 657-58