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My direct ancestor was a Knights Templar who signed the Magna Carta
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[quote:mehitable 1524722:MV8xNzc2NzM3XzI5NTA5MzUwX0MwRjY5NTc2] That is interesting, OP, and puts a personal light on history. My mother was descended from King Neil of Ireland through one line and King Duncan of Scotland (the one allegedly murdered by Macbeth) in another. My father was descended largely from poor Yorkshire and Cornish peasants. If both sides of the family had ever met centuries ago, it would have been a hell of a fight. But that's the beauty of America.... [/quote]
Well it turns out that a trip down memory lane in the old family bible reveals that not only am I directly related to a Knight Templar, but he signed the original Magna Carta and was given a Knights burial in London where you can still view his tomb. See pic below.
How cool a discovery is that!
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