52 Ancestors 2015 #6 Part Two – Allan Howard – furthest from me in time

#6 – Part Two –

Well, a breakthrough brought me to Allan Howard – my 26th great grandfather.  As far back as 1165 to 1239, there is very little information – especially since he didn’t do anything all that noteworthy – except have a son – that had a son and so forth.

It wasn’t until his  7th gr-grandson, Sir John Howard, Duke of Norfolk was the first to gain a title and prestige for the family. It was Sir John’s mother, Margaret de Mowbray, that brought Arundel castle into the family. Her father was the first Earl of Arundel and the Duke of Norfolk.

There is a book about John Howard “Yorkist Lord: John Howard, Duke of Norfolk

Apparently, if I follow the de Mowbray line, I can go back to Charlemagne. Of course, there are many genealogists who trace back to Charlemagne or Moses or whomever else they find as the most distant. Luckily, when you get into the nobility of Europe, the records tend to be better than if your ancestors were farmers or maids.

Allan Howard (1165 – 1239) is your 26th great grandfather
 William Howard (1190 – 1227) son of Allan Howard
 John Howard (1215 – 1260) son of William Howard
 William Howard (1242 – 1309) son of John Howard
 John Howard Sir, Admiral (1310 – 1388) son of John Howard Sir, Sheriff of Norfolk
 Robert Howard (1336 – 1388) son of John Howard Sir, Admiral
 Robert Howard (1384 – 1437) son of John Howard III, Lord of Wiggenhall,Sheriff of Essex
 Thomas Howard 2nd Duke of Norfolk (1443 – 1524) son of John Howard Sir, Duke of Norfolk
son of Thomas Howard 3rd Duke of Norfolk, PC, Earl Marshal
 Sir Thomas Howard Knight of the Garter 4th Duke of Norfolk (1538 – 1572) son of Henry Howard 3rd Earl of Surrey, Earl Marshal
 Philip Howard 20th Earl of Arundel, Sainted (1557 – 1595) son of Sir Thomas Howard Knight of the Garter 4th Duke of Norfolk
 Thomas Howard 21st Earl of Arundel & Lord Maltravers (1585 – 1646) son of Philip Howard 20th Earl of Arundel, Sainted
 Lady Mary Anne Howard (1614 – 1658) daughter of Thomas Howard 21st Earl of Arundel & Lord Maltravers
 Peter Ferris Sr. (1636 – 1706) son of Lady Mary Anne Howard
 Joseph Ferris (1657 – 1733) son of Peter Ferris Sr.
 Abigail Ferris (1701 – 1737) daughter of Joseph Ferris
 John Joseph Reynolds (1730 – 1799) son of Abigail Ferris
 David Reynolds (1760 – 1832) son of John Joseph Reynolds
 David Reynolds (1792 – 1864) son of David Reynolds
 Edgar Bliss Reynolds (1868 – 1923) son of Ephraim Weston Reynolds
 Harry Nelson Reynolds (1896 – 1963) son of Edgar Bliss Reynolds
 Helen Adelaide Reynolds (1920 – 2003) daughter of Harry Nelson Reynolds
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3 Responses to 52 Ancestors 2015 #6 Part Two – Allan Howard – furthest from me in time

  1. Eric Howard says:

    This might interest you: on a list of English knight Templars is an Allen William Howard from Mercia, who fought in the 3rd Crusade and died in 1239. Further research has an Allen Howard of Wiggenhall, Norfolk b. 1165 being sworn into the Knights Templar under Master Geoffrey Fitzstephen at Temple Balsall in Warwickshire in 1190. This information would have been destroyed or kept very private, as many Templars were persecuted and put to death. However some escaped to England where they were mostly safe, and those returning to England essentially picked up their noble titles and estates and carried on where they had left off. Who knows for sure, but something fun to consider. Allen William Howard is my 24th Great-Grandfsther through John Howard, Duke of Norfolk.

  2. Eric Howard says:

    Hereward the Wake (1035-1086)
    V
    Robert Hereward (1080-1127)
    V
    Fuko Howard (1115-1189)
    V
    Galfridus Howard (1140-1214)
    V
    Allen William Howard (1165-1239)

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