On This Day

Asa Croasmun

On this day, 19 February 1864, Asa Croasmun (my spouse’s 4th great-grandfather) passed away.

Born on 15 October 1794, in either Massachusetts or in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, Asa Croasmun was the son of Asa Croasmun and Patience Oliver.

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Henry II of Brabant

On this day, 1 February 1248, Henry II of Brabant passed away. He was my 24th and my 25th great-grandfather.

Born in 1207, in Leuven, Belgium, Henry II of Brabant was the son of Henry I of Brabant and Matilda of Boulogne.

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Rebecca Ann (Moore) Layton

On this day, 14 January 1926, Rebecca Ann (Moore) Layton passed away. She was my 3rd great-grandmother.

Born in 1841, in Waretown, Ocean County, New Jersey, Rebecca Ann Moore was the daughter of George Moore, an immigrant from Scotland, and Hannah Chamberlin. She joined a two-year-old brother, Elwood W. Moore, who was born in 1839.

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Marie of Brabant

On this day, 12 January 1322, Marie of Brabant (my 23rd great-grandmother) passed away.

Born on 13 May 1254, in Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, Marie was the youngest child and only daughter of Henry III, Duke of Brabant, and Adelaide of Burgundy. She joined brothers Henry (born circa 1251), John (born 1253), and Godfrey (birthdate unknown).

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Edmund de Mortimer

On this day, 27 December 1381, Edmund de Mortimer passed away. He was my 20th great-grandfather.

Born on 1 February 1352, Edmund was the son of Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, and Philippa, daughter of William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury, and Catherine Grandison.

When Edmund was only an infant, his father died. At that time, Edmund became a ward of the crown, which indicated that his mother had already died (possibly in childbirth or soon thereafter). Edward III (my 21st great-grandfather through his son Thomas of Woodstock, my 22nd great-grandfather through his son Lionel of Antwerp of Clarence, my three-times 19th and three-times 20th great-grandfather through his son John of Gaunt, and my 20th great-grandfather through his son Edmund of Langley) placed baby Edmund in the care of William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England, and Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel (my 21st great-grandfather through his granddaughter Alianore Holland and my 20th great-grandfather through his granddaughter Margaret Holland).

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