Some more books arrived, first was Leo van der Pas' first edition of his
eight generations of descendants of Edward III. I found loads of detail to
correct my entries but I also found some omissions at the 7th and 8th
generations, obscure families that only my grandfather had taken an interest
in. Fortunately I had some reasonable reference material to offer to Leo so
that he can see who is right.
Second was the second edition of David Faris' Plantagenet Ancestry of
Seventeenth Century Colonists. I like second editions, they have the
benefit of some public debate and are thus much better based; does anyone
need to be told that this is one of the best researched modern books on
medieval English ancestry?
All this has led to determining that we now have as many as twenty five
lines of descent from Ed III; some are apparent duplicates due to the extra
lines when descendants marry and their descendants then also marry.
From the sublime to the real earth: Fanny Worth has been discovered, not in
Horwood, Bucks where she said she was born but Dunchurch, Warcs where her
parents had returned from Dunchurch not long before her birth. There is a
contrast between her christening in 1836 and her birth date of 1831 as
reported in the 1881 census; some more investigation needed. She had two
brothers and three sisters. I wonder if any of them have some
descendants to this day?