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A Note on the P-L ancestry for these garter descents

The ancestry shown by tracing these Garter descents is neither the principal name ancestry, Powys or Lybbe, nor the heraldic ancestry for the heiresses. Instead all that is needed is biological descent. Three of the lines are through natural children, illegitimate bastards as they used to be known. Quite a few other lines are through less well known families, but well enough known that some record survives.

The result of this is that many ancestors appear here that are not normally thought to be connected to us. It makes a change. And they are just as much ancestors as all the people we have long known about.

In my main site I have tried to include either what I have found about all our known ancestors or some reference to works where someone else has done the finding. Start here if you are interested in any of them.