On 7 December 1295, Gilbert “The Red” de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, 7th Earl of Gloucester, 3rd Lord of Glamorgan, 9th Lord of Clare, passed away. He was my 23rd great-grandfather through his daughter Eleanor, my 24th great-grandfather through his daughter Elizabeth, and my 22nd great-grandfather through his daughter Margaret. He was also my 24th great-uncle through his sister Rohese “Rose” de Clare (my 23rd great-grandmother).
On This Day
On this day, 16 November 1882, Sarah (Schlosser) Thomas passed away. She was my 4th great-grandmother.
On 13 December 1804, Sarah Schlosser was born in Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland to parents John Schlosser and Elizabeth Painter.
On this day, 13 November 1871, Samuel Noel passed away. He was my 4th great-grandfather.
Samuel Noel was born on 16 January 1798, in Adams County, Pennsylvania. His parents were Daniel and Maria Noel.
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.