On this day, 21 October 1221, Alix de Thouars, hereditary Duchess of Brittany and Countess of Richmond, passed away. She was my 25th great-grandmother.
In 1201, Alix de Thouars was born in Brittany, France. She was one of two (possibly three) known children of Gui de Thouars and Constance, Duchess of Brittany. Alix had a twin sister named Catherine de Thouars. She also had an older half-brother Arthur I, Duke of Brittany, and an older half-sister Eleanor de Bretagne, the children of Constance’s previous marriage to Geoffrey Plantagenet.
On 15 October 1173, Petronilla of Aragon passed away. She was my three-times 27th great-grandmother.
Born on 29 June 1136, in Huesca, Spain, Petronilla was the only child of Ramiro of Aragon and his wife Agnes of Aquitaine.
Prior to his marriage to Agnes of Aquitaine, Ramiro of Aragon had been the bishop of Barbastro-Roda, When his brother, Alfonso I, died in 1134 without an heir, Ramiro was elected as ruler. Ramiro sought papal dispensation to abdicate his monastic vows in order to secure the succession to the throne. After he received dispensation, Ramiro of Aragon married Agnes of Aquitaine in 1135.
On this day, 11 October 1919, Elizabeth R. (Mayhue) Stott passed away. She was my spouse’s 3rd great-grandmother.
Elizabeth R. Mayhue was born 4 November 1837 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania to parents Parley Mayhue and Sarah Ann McGinnis.