Friday, October 15, 2010

The Four Smith Sisters

Family Christmas party 1956
Myrle, Ensign, Amy
Leona, Ella, Camilla
The day of my dad's funeral 1967
Leona, Myrle, Ella, Camilla, Amy
The day of my mother's funeral 1971

Sunday, October 10, 2010

AFTER 16 YEARS, THE HOUSE

"And when their subfloor had been laid in place (Mrs. Smith hammered it down while her husband sawed) they danced there in the moonlight and fell in love again."

Farm Home and Garden, The Salt lake Tribune, Sunday, June 19, 1949 Section H Page One

And its owners, Mr. and Mrs. Ensign Smith, grandparents,
who wanted a place so much they put it up themselves. See page 8.
-page 8-
click on image to enlarge
This article was mentioned in the post Grandma's Kitchen.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Utah Statehood 1896

Martin Luther ENSIGN (1831-1911) - hand written paper on Utah Statehood 1896 - original found in the LDS church archives in Church Office Building Salt Lake City - hand writing very hard to read - this is what we think it says - blanks indicate illegible written words. Original Spelling. Help fill in the blanks.


Historical Notes on M. L. ENSIGN:
Martin Luther ENSIGN(1831-1911) had driven a wagon across the plains in the summer of 1847. He was 16 years old. His family had left Massachusetts a year earlier after joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When they got to Nauvoo the main body of the church had moved on. The Ensign family joined the Saints in Iowa where Martin’s father Horace Datus ENSIGN (1797-1846) died. His mother Mary BRONSON ENSIGN (1806-1888) was left with 7 children between the age of 6 and 20 years. They continues on to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. That first year they lived in the old Salt Lake Fort they ate thistle roots and the roof leaked.


Ancestral Chain: Martin Luther ENSIGN, Harriett Camilla ENSIGN, George Ensign SMITH, Myrle SMITH, Dalton sons.

Click on the letters to enlarge and read.

(Call number MS d 5373 Description Autobiography Martin Luther Ensign. Historical Department-Church Archives 50 East North Temple Street, East Wing Salt lake City, Utah 84150 phone (801) 240-2272.)

Transcript:

My Dear ____________ Thank God Utah is a state after 50 year struggle We have conquered, of course you know all about the ____________ the president signing the document for the Admission of Utah in to the family of States although we have seen some ________ days in Utah we have never seen such a day as this. On Saturday Morning Brother G Q [George Q.] __________&_________ called upon me & when they left me we had no sign that the _________ had signed the document to give us a state ,_________ ________ ______ _________ _________ _____ to the city before the whole City ________________________________every bell was ringing_____________steam whistle let loose_____________yelled it would have ________you to have _______to that continued(?) Bedlam for 2 hours of course we knew what was up but soon _________& H J Grant [Heber J. Grant] called upon me & congratulated me upon the admission of Utah into State Hood. Well the City, Houses, _______ Temples &c were _______with flags & bunting you will see the whole program of the day in the papers I will send you some this morning I dressed for the occasion went to the office & at 10:30 with G Q C J F S [George Q. Cannon, Joseph F. Smith] & the 12 were at the ______________in carriages for the parade and such a parade and procession I never Saw. We paraded ___________of main streets in 2 lines of carriages the _________& Wells led I followed with brother ________& Secretary of State on my left were the judges. GQC [George Q. Cannon] was in the carriage next to me I don’t know the Length &___________________to____Main Street both sides of us ________with Humanity &______________with people When we came to the Temple there was people enought to fill five (?) temples GQ [George Q. Cannon] & myself_________the upper______surrounded with the governor & judges and officers of the state_______________________....(*The largest flag ever made _____the whole canopy overhead of the Tabernacle 150 feet by 75, wide with one _________light the Star of Utah ________wich made it ______. The day was bright and beautiful ________________

Salt Lake City, Utah Statehood Parade 1896



Flag that hung in the Tabernacle
was 158 feet by 75 feet.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Logan Utah 1891

Logan, Caches, Utah in 1891. Picture by Charles Roscoe Savage.
The Logan temple can be seen in the upper left corner of the picture.

Our Family living in Logan in 1891:
age 34 - Isaac SMITH (1857 Brigham City, UT - 1914 Logan, UT) married-sealed EHOUS Salt Lake City 1877.
age 32 -Harriett Camilla ENSIGN (1859 Brigham City, UT - 1930 Logan, UT)
Living SMITH children: Isaac Samuel SMITH b.1878 / William Richard SMITH b.1884 / Mary Camilla SMITH b.1886 / Wesley Ensign SMITH b.1888 / Sarah Ann SMITH b.1891.

age 22 - Herbert Henry HAWKES (1869 Logan, Cache, UT - 1948 Logan, Cache, UT)
not yet married
age 16 - Sarah Amy JONES (1875 Logan, Cache, UT - 1952 Salt Lake, SL, UT)

age 61 - Francis HAWKES (1830 Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex, England - 16 Aug 1899 Logan, Cache, UT) married Salt Lake City - 1862 sealed EHOUS 1870.
age 51 - Eliza COLE (1840 Poplar Branch, London, Middlesex, England - 1925 London, Cache, UT)
Living HAWKES children all but Clarence born in Logan: Clarence Christopher CRESSAL b.1861 England, and wife Mary Ann FARNES and 4 children, Eliza Annie HAWKES b.1863 and husband Hyrum David DAVIDSON with children, Sarah Ann HAWKES b. 1867 and husband Harry WORLEY married-sealed LOGAN 1901 see children of Henry WORLEY below, Herbert Henry HAWKES see above, Alvin James HAWKES b.1872, Martha Maria HAWKES b. 1874, Horatio Paul HAWKES b.1876, Nellie May HAWKES b.1878, Elizabeth HAWKES b.1881.

age 41 - Cyrus Joseph JONES (1850 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England - 1919 London, Cache, UT) married-sealed EHOUS Salt Lake City 1874.
age 40 - Sarah WORLEY (1851 Tipton, Warwick, England- 1925 London, Cache, UT)
Living JONES children all born in Logan: Sarah Amy JONES see above, Eva JONES b.1877, Kate JONES b. 1876, Cyrus Worley JONES b. 1881, Clara JONES b. 1883, Franck Worley JONES b.1887, Ethel JONES b.1890.

age 69 - Thomas JONES (1822 Hartlebury, Worcester, England - 1897 Logan, Cache, UT)
*First wife deceased Mary WILLIAMS (1825 Webbs Green, Halesowen, Worcester, England - 1877 Logan, Cache, UT) their living children all born in England, residence of Logan in 1891: Cyrus Joseph JONES b.1850 and wife Sarah WORLEY see above and below, Mary Emma JONES b.1882 husband John Stephen LIVERMORE and children, Albert Williams JONES b. 1857 and wife Louisa AFFLECK and children, Leonard James JONES and wife Annie Valborg EVERSON and children. Herbert Ernest JONES b.1865.
*Second wife Jane Ann OUTSON WILSON (b.1846 England - d.1916 Logan) their living children all born in Logan, residence of Logan in 1891: [information incomplete]

age 64- Henry WORLEY (1827 Great Barr, Staffordshire, England - 1914 Logan, Cache, UT) married 1846 England - sealed LOGAN 1898.
age 69 - Catherine WILLMORE (1822 St. Martins, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England - 1904 Logan, Cache, Ut) their living children all born in England, residence of Logan in 1891: George WORLEY b.1848 and wife Mary Eliza PEARSON and children, Sarah WORLEY b.1851 and husband Cyrus Joseph JONES see above and below, Catherine WORLEY b.1853-d.1891 her husband Joseph Enos COWLEY and 7 children, youngest born and died 1891, Jane Catherine WORLEY b.1856, Harry WORLEY b.1859 and wife Sarah Ann HAWKES married-sealed LOGAN 1901 see children of Francis HAWKES above, Thomas WORLEY b. 1861 and wife Mary Ann SMITH and children, (Bishop) William John WORLEY b.1864 and wife Alice Potts PEARSON and children.

One brother of Catherine WILLMORE WORLEY living in Logan 1891 - George Edward WILLMORE and wife Elizabeth JAMES and their ten children.

One niece of Catherine WILLMORE WORLEY living in Logan 1891 - step daugher of Catherine's brother Thomas WILLMORE was Eliza Catherine WEBB who married Alfred James WILLMORE nephew of Catherine son of her brother George WILLMORE.

See Chart: Camilla SMITH Pedigree.

See Posts: Logan City Cemetery SMITH-ENSIGN / Logan City Cemetery HAWKES-COLE / Logan City Cemetery JONES-WORLEY. For the parents of Isaac SMITH and Harriet Camilla ENSIGN see Brigham City Cemetery - SMITH - ENSIGN - DUNN.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Queen Margaret of Scotland (1045-1093) is my grandmother.


“Mother of kings, reformer of the church, canonized catholic saint”

St. Margaret is my grandmother twenty two times. My 22 ancestry chains are followed by a history of St. Margaret. Spaces are used to help you see where the relationships change and go through a different parents or siblings.

(1)
29 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
Queen Of Castile Eleanor 'Plantagenet' Princess of England b.1164
Queen Berengaria Alfonsez 'La Granda' Castile, Queen of Leon b.1180

Princess Berengula / Berengaria of Leon b.1198
Jean de Brienne b.1217
Blanche de Brienne b.1245
Margaret de FIENNES b.1265
Roger Ist Earl De Mortimer DE MORTIMER b.1287
Catherine (Katherine) de MORTIMER b.1309
Countess Philippa of Stafford BEAUCHAMP b.1334

Edmund STAFFORD b.1377
Anne DE STAFFORD b.1400
Anne HOLLAND b.1428

Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722

Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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(2)
29 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
Queen Of Castile Eleanor 'Plantagenet' Princess of England b.1164
Queen Berengaria Alfonsez 'La Granda' Castile, Queen of Leon b.1180
Princess Berengula / Berengaria of Leon b.1198
Jean de Brienne b.1217
Blanche de Brienne b.1245
Margaret de FIENNES b.1265
Roger Ist Earl De Mortimer DE MORTIMER b.1287
Catherine (Katherine) de MORTIMER b.1309
Countess Philippa of Stafford BEAUCHAMP b.1334

Lord John NEVILLE-13571 b.1387
John NEVILLE-13569 b.1410

Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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(3)
28 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
Queen Of Castile Eleanor 'Plantagenet' Princess of England b.1164
Queen Berengaria Alfonsez 'La Granda' Castile, Queen of Leon b.1180

King Fernando III Alfonses Castile & Leon b.1201
Eleanor 'Leonor' Princess of Castile & Leon b.1244
Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan PLANTAGENET of England b.1282

Margaret de BOHUN Countess of Devon b.1311
Edward de COURTENAY b.1329
de Hugh COURTENAY Sir b.1365
Margaret COURTENAY b.1369
Sir William DE GRENVILLE Lord of Kilkhampton, & Bediford, Cornwall b.1397
Sir. Thomas GRENVILLE b.1425
Sir Thomas GRENVILLE Knight b.1449
Sir Roger GRENVILLE b.1477
Amy GRENVILLE b.1513
Robert DRAKE b.1530
William DRAKE b.1564
John DRAKE Immigrant b.1600
John DRAKE Immigrant b.1625
Mary DRAKE b.1666
Catherine MARSHALL b.1699
Catherine FOWLER b.1723

Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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(4)
28 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
Queen Of Castile Eleanor 'Plantagenet' Princess of England b.1164
Queen Berengaria Alfonsez 'La Granda' Castile, Queen of Leon b.1180
King Fernando III Alfonses Castile & Leon b.1201
Eleanor 'Leonor' Princess of Castile & Leon b.1244
Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan PLANTAGENET of England b.1282

Sir William, 1st Earl Of Northampton de BOHUN Knight of the Garter b.1312
Sir Humphrey, 7th Earl of Hereford de BOHUN b.1342
Eleanor (Alianore) de BOHUN b.1366
Anne PLANTAGENET Countess of Stafford and Eu b.1383
Anne de STAFFORD b.1400
Anne HOLLAND b.1428

Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH

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(5)
27 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
Queen Of Castile Eleanor 'Plantagenet' Princess of England b.1164
Queen Berengaria Alfonsez 'La Granda' Castile, Queen of Leon b.1180
King Fernando III Alfonses Castile & Leon b.1201
Eleanor 'Leonor' Princess of Castile & Leon b.1244

King Edward II PLANTAGENET Of England b.1284
King Edward III of England b.1312
Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester b.1354

Anne PLANTAGENET Countess of Stafford and Eu b.1383
Anne de STAFFORD b.1400

Anne HOLLAND b.1428
Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH

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(6)
27 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
Queen Of Castile Eleanor 'Plantagenet' Princess of England b.1164
Queen Berengaria Alfonsez 'La Granda' Castile, Queen of Leon b.1180
King Fernando III Alfonses Castile & Leon b.1201
Eleanor 'Leonor' Princess of Castile & Leon b.1244

King Edward II PLANTAGENET Of England b.1284
King Edward III of England b.1312
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster b.1340
Elizabeth PLANTAGENET Princess of England b.1362
John HOLLAND 2nd Duke Of Exeter b.1395

Anne HOLLAND b.1428
Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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(7)
28 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133

Queen Of Castile Eleanor 'Plantagenet' Princess of England b.1164
Queen Berengaria Alfonsez 'La Granda' Castile, Queen of Leon b.1180
King Fernando III Alfonses Castile & Leon b.1201
Eleanor 'Leonor' Princess of Castile & Leon b.1244

Joan of Acre PLANTAGENET b.1272
Margaret de CLARE b.1293
Baroness Margaret DE AUDLEY b.1318
Hugh de STAFFORD b.1334

Edmund STAFFORD b.1377

Anne de STAFFORD b.1400
Anne HOLLAND b.1428
Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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(8)
28 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133

Queen Of Castile Eleanor 'Plantagenet' Princess of England b.1164
Queen Berengaria Alfonsez 'La Granda' Castile, Queen of Leon b.1180
King Fernando III Alfonses Castile & Leon b.1201
Eleanor 'Leonor' Princess of Castile & Leon b.1244

Joan of Acre PLANTAGENET b.1272
Margaret de CLARE b.1293
Baroness Margaret DE AUDLEY b.1318
Hugh de STAFFORD b.1334

Countess Margaret DE STAFFORD of Westmoreland b.1364

Lord John NEVILLE-13571 b.1387
John NEVILLE-13569 b.1410
Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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(9)
30 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133

John 'Lackland' King of England b.1166

Joan PLANTAGENET "Lady of Wales"1 b.1188
Princess Gwladys-Dhu verch Llewellyn-Fawr b.0
Sir Roger de Mortimer Lord of Wigmore b.1231
Isabella de Mortimer b.0
Sir Richard FITZ ALAN b.1266
Edmund 9th Earl of Arundel FITZ ALAN b.1285
Richard, 10th Earl of Arundel FITZ ALAN b.1313

Joan FITZ ALAN b.1347
Eleanor (Alianore) DE BOHUN b.1366

Anne PLANTAGENET Countess of Stafford and Eu b.1383
Anne de STAFFORD b.1400
Anne HOLLAND b.1428

Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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(10)
28 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
John 'Lackland' King of England-3652 b.1166
Joan PLANTAGENET "Lady of Wales"-14701 b.1188
Princess Gwladys-Dhu verch Llewellyn-Fawr b.0
Sir Roger de Mortimer Lord of Wigmore b.1231
Isabella de Mortimer b.0
Sir Richard FITZ ALAN b.1266
Edmund 9th Earl of Arundel FITZ ALAN b.1285
Richard, 10th Earl of Arundel FITZ ALAN b.1313

Alice FITZ ALAN Countess of Kent b.1352
Elizabeth HOLAND b.1394
John NEVILLE b.1410

Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER-13488 b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH

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(11)
27 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
John 'Lackland' King of England b.1166

Henry III King of England b.1206
Edmund Crouchback PLANTAGENET 1st Earl of Lancaster. b.1245
Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster PLANTAGENET b.1281
Eleanor of Lancaster Lady Beaumont, Countess Of Arundel b.1318

Joan FITZ ALAN b.1347
Eleanor (Alianore) DE BOHUN b.1366
Anne PLANTAGENET Countess of Stafford and Eu b.1383
Anne de STAFFORD b.1400
Anne HOLLAND b.1428
Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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(12)
25 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
John 'Lackland' King of England b.1166
Henry III King of England b.1206

Edmund Crouchback PLANTAGENET 1st Earl of Lancaster. b.1245
Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster PLANTAGENET b.1281
Eleanor of Lancaster Lady Beaumont, Countess Of Arundel b.1318

Alice FITZ ALAN Countess of Kent b.1352
Elizabeth HOLAND b.1394
John NEVILLE b.1410

Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER-13488 b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722

Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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(13)
27 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
John 'Lackland' King of England b.1166
Henry III King of England b.1206

Edward I 'Longshanks' King of England b.1239
Princess Elizabeth Of Rhuddlan PLANTAGENET of England b.1282
Margaret DE BOHUN Countess of Devon b.1311
Edward DE COURTENAY b.1329
Hugh de COURTENAY Sir b.1365
Margaret COURTENAY b.1369
Sir William de GRENVILLE Lord of Kilkhampton, & Bediford, Cornwall b.1397
Sir. Thomas GRENVILLE b.1425
Sir Thomas GRENVILLE Knight b.1449
Sir Roger GRENVILLE b.1477
Amy GRENVILLE b.1513
Robert DRAKE b.1530
William DRAKE b.1564
John DRAKE Immigrant b.1600
John DRAKE Immigrant b.1625
Mary DRAKE b.1666
Catherine MARSHALL b.1699
Catherine FOWLER b.1723

Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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(14)
27 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
John 'Lackland' King of England b.1166
Henry III King of England b.1206
Edward I 'Longshanks' King of England-3640 b.1239
Princess Elizabeth Of Rhuddlan PLANTAGENET of England-3633 b.1282

Sir William, 1st Earl Of Northampton DE BOHUN Knight of the Garter b.1312
Sir Humphrey, 7th Earl of Hereford DE BOHUN b.1342
Eleanor (Alianore) DE BOHUN b.1366
Anne PLANTAGENET Countess of Stafford and Eu b.1383
Anne DE STAFFORD b.1400
Anne HOLLAND b.1428

Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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25 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
John 'Lackland' King of England b.1166
Henry III King of England b.1206
Edward I 'Longshanks' King of England b.1239

Edmund PLANTAGENET of Woodstock, Earl of Kent I b.1301
Joan of Kent PLANTAGENET Princess of Wales b.1328
John de HOLLAND Duke of Exeter b.1355
John HOLLAND 2nd Duke Of Exeter b.1395
Anne HOLLAND b.1428

Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER-13488 b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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25 GGM-Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
John 'Lackland' King of England b.1166
Henry III King of England b.1206
Edward I 'Longshanks' King of England b.1239
Edmund PLANTAGENET of Woodstock, Earl of Kent I b.1301

Joan of Kent PLANTAGENET Princess of Wales b.1328
Thomas DE HOLLAND K.G. 2nd Earl of Kent b.1354
Elizabeth HOLAND b.1394
John NEVILLE b.1410
Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER-13488 b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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26 GGM-Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
John 'Lackland' King of England b.1166
Henry III King of England b.1206Edward I 'Longshanks' King of England-3640 b.1239

King Edward II PLANTAGENET Of England b.1284
King Edward III of England b.1312
Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester b.1354
Anne PLANTAGENET Countess of Stafford and Eu b.1383
Anne DE STAFFORD b.1400
Anne HOLLAND b.1428

Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER-13488 b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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26 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
John 'Lackland' King of England b.1166
Henry III King of England b.1206
Edward I 'Longshanks' King of England b.1239
King Edward II PLANTAGENET Of England b.1284

King Edward III of England b.1312
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster b.1340
Elizabeth PLANTAGENET Princess of England b.1362
John HOLLAND 2nd Duke Of Exeter b.1395
Anne HOLLAND b.1428

Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER-13488 b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH

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27 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England b.1133
John 'Lackland' King of England b.1166
Henry III King of England b.1206
Edward I 'Longshanks' King of England b.1239

Joan of Acre PLANTAGENET b.1272
Margaret DE CLARE b.1293
Baroness Margaret DE AUDLEY b.1318
Hugh de STAFFORD b.1334
Edmund STAFFORD b.1377
Anne DE STAFFORD b.1400

Anne HOLLAND b.1428
Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER-13488 b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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27 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland-3673 b.1045
Princess Matilda "Atheling" also called Edith of Scotland-3660 b.1079
Empress Matilda Queen of Germany and England-3658 b.1102
Henry II 'Plantagenet' King of England-3654 b.1133
John 'Lackland' King of England-3652 b.1166
Henry III King of England-3642 b.1206
Edward I 'Longshanks' King of England-3640 b.1239
Joan of Acre PLANTAGENET-13588 b.1272
Margaret DE CLARE-15439 b.1293
Baroness Margaret DE AUDLEY-13648 b.1318
Hugh DE STAFFORD-13622 b.1334
Countess Margaret DE STAFFORD of Westmoreland-13576 b.1364
Lord John NEVILLE-13571 b.1387
John NEVILLE-13569 b.1410

Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER-13488 b.1535
Thomas GARDNER 4 b.1565
Rachel GARDNER- b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722
Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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28 GGM- 28 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Saint David I King of Scotland b.1080
Prince of Scotland Henry de HUNTINGDON Earl of Huntington & Northumberland b.1114
Countess Margaret of Huntington, Countess of Hereford b.1152
Henry de BOHUN Earl of Hereford b.1176
Humphrey V de BOHUN Earl of Hereford b.1208
Humphrey VI de BOHUN b.1224
Humphrey (VII) de BOHUN Constable of England b.1249
Sir Humphrey (VIII) de BOHUN 4th Earl of Hereford & Essex b.1276

Margaret de BOHUN Countess of Devon b.1311
Edward de COURTENAY b.1329
de Hugh COURTENAY Sir b.1365
Margaret COURTENAY b.1369
Sir William DE GRENVILLE Lord of Kilkhampton, & Bediford, Cornwal b.1397
Sir. Thomas GRENVILLE b.1425
Sir Thomas GRENVILLE Knight b.1449
Sir Roger GRENVILLE b.1477
Amy GRENVILLE b.1513
Robert DRAKE b.1530
William DRAKE b.1564
John DRAKE Immigrant b.1600
John DRAKE Immigrant b.1625
Mary DRAKE b.1666
Catherine MARSHALL b.1699
Catherine FOWLER b.1723

Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH
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28 GGM- Saint Margaret "Atheling" Princess of England Queen of Scotland b.1045
Saint David I King of Scotland b.1080
Prince of Scotland Henry de HUNTINGDON Earl of Huntington & Northumberland b.1114
Countess Margaret of Huntington, Countess of Hereford b.1152
Henry de BOHUN Earl of Hereford b.1176
Humphrey V de BOHUN Earl of Hereford b.1208
Humphrey VI de BOHUN b.1224
Humphrey (VII) de BOHUN Constable of England b.1249
Sir Humphrey (VIII) de BOHUN 4th Earl of Hereford & Essex b.1276

Sir William, 1st Earl Of Northampton DE BOHUN Knight of the Garter b.1312
Sir Humphrey, 7th Earl of Hereford DE BOHUN b.1342
Eleanor (Alianore) de BOHUN b.1366
Anne PLANTAGENET Countess of Stafford and Eu b.1383
Anne DE STAFFORD b.1400
Anne HOLLAND b.1428
Ralph NEVILLE b.1456
Ralph NEVILLE b.1472
Ralph NEVILLE b.1497
Margaret NEVILLE b.1520
George GARDNER b.1535
Thomas GARDNER b.1565
Rachel GARDNER b.1608
Thomas NOBLE Emigrant b.1632
Sgt. Luke NOBLE b.1675
Samuel NOBLE b.1722

Lydia NOBLE b.1768
Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797
Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831
Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859
George Ensign SMITH b.1898
Myrle SMITH

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"[St.] Margaret of Scotland—beautiful, strong-willed and devout—was descended from England's early Saxon kings, progenitor of a long line of Scottish kings and an influential queen in her own right."

Margaret was born around 1045 in Hungary, the daughter of the exiled English Prince Edward "the Outlaw" Atheling of the English royal house of Wessex, and a German Princess named Agatha. Margaret was raised in the court of St. Stephen, King of Hungary. In 1057 when she was about 12, Margaret and her family returned to England, where the king was St. Edward the Confessor.

After the Norman conquest in 1066 and after her father's death in 1068, Agatha with her son and two daughters resolved to return to Hungary and embarked with that intent. Their ship was driven up the Firth of Forth to Dunfermline, where Malcolm III, king of Scotland, received them hospitably and granted them refuge. He very soon offered the whole family a permanent home with him and asked that the Princess Margaret should become his wife. Margaret, who was very devout and much impressed with the futility of earthly greatness, had very nearly determined to be a nun, but when Malcolm's request was made to Edgar, "the Childe said 'Yea,'" and Margaret was persuaded to marry the king as his second wife.

Malcolm III was born ca 1031 and founded the house of Canmore, which ruled Scotland for more than 200 years, and consolidated the power of the Scottish monarchy. He was the son of Duncan I, who was killed (1040) by Macbeth. Malcolm lived in exile until he defeated and killed (1057) Macbeth near Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire. He succeeded to the throne in 1058, and married Margaret ca. 1068-1070.

Her holiness and wisdom had an impact on Malcolm, causing him to be a better ruler. Malcolm regarded his wife with holy reverence, and with most devoted love followed her advice, and guided by her he became not only more religious and conscientious but more civilized and kinglike. The king's devotion to her and her influence over him were almost unbounded. He never refused or grudged her anything, nor showed the least displeasure when she took money out of his treasury for her charities. Although he could not read, he loved her books for her sake, handling them with affectionate reverence and kissing them. Sometimes he would take away one of her favorite volumes and send for a goldsmith to ornament it with gold and gems. When this was done, he would restore it to the queen as a proof of his devotion.

In addition to her influence with her husband and her sons, who later succeeded their father in ruling Scotland, Margaret took a direct role in helping the people of Scotland. She devoted time and money to works of charity, assisting the poor, the aged, orphans, and the sick. She also prevented a schism between the Roman Church and the Celtic Church, which had been cut off from Rome. In addition, she introduced European culture to Scotland, and did so more successfully than the forceful introduction in England under the Normans.

She was as saintly and self-denying on the throne as she could have been in the cloister. She at once perceived it to be her duty to benefit and elevate the people among whom it was her destiny to live, and this she undertook with the greatest of diligence and the most earnest piety. There existed so much barbarism in the customs of the people, so many abuses in the Church, so much on all hands to reform, that she called together the native clergy and the priests who had come with her, her husband acting as interpreter, and she spoke so well and so earnestly that all were charmed with her gracious demeanor and wise counsel and adopted her suggestions.

Margaret is credited with the introduction of English (Roman) usages into the Scottish church. Among other improvements, Margaret introduced the observance of Sunday by abstaining from servile work, "that if anything has been done amiss during the six days it may be expiated by our prayers on the day of the Resurrection." She influenced her people to observe the forty days' fast of Lent, and to receive the Holy Sacrament on Easter day, from which they had abstained for fear of increasing their own damnation because they were sinners. On this point she said that if the Savior had intended that no sinner should receive the Holy Sacrament, He would not have given a command which, in that case, no one could obey. "We," said she, "who many days beforehand have confessed and done penance and fasted and been washed from our sins with tears and alms and absorption, approach the table of the Lord in faith on the day of His Resurrection, not to our damnation but to the remission of our sins and in salutary preparation for eternal blessedness."

Margaret re-founded the monastery on the Island of Iona (originally founded by Saint Columba, an Irish missionary who found the monastery in 563 in an attempt to convert the Picts). One of her first acts as queen was to build a church at Dunfermline, where she had been married. She dedicated it to the Holy Trinity. She gave it all the ornaments that a church requires, amongst them golden cups, a handsome crucifix of gold and silver enriched with gems, and vestments for the priests. Her room was never without some of these beautiful things in preparation to be offered to the Church. It was like a workshop for heavenly artisans; capes for the singers, sacerdotal vestments, stoles, altar clothes were to be seen there; some made and some in progress. The embroideries were executed by noble young ladies who were in attendance on her.

No man was admitted to the room, unless she allowed him to come with her. She suffered no levity, no petulance, no frivolity, no flirtation. She was so dignified in her pleasantry, so cheerful in her strictness that every one both loved and feared her. No one dared to utter a rude or profane word in her presence.

She did much for the secular as well as for the religious improvement of her country. She caused traders from all lands to bring their goods, and thus introduced many useful and beautiful articles, until then unknown in Scotland. She induced the natives to buy and wear garments and stuffs of various colors. She is said to have introduced the tartans that afterwards became distinctive of Scottish costume. She instituted the custom that wherever the king rode or walked he should be accompanied by an escort, but the members of this band were strictly forbidden to take anything by force from any one, or oppress any poor person. She beautified the king's house with furniture and hangings, and introduced cups and dishes of gold and silver for the royal table. All this she did, not that she was fond of worldly show, but that the Court should be more decent and less barbarous than heretofore.

Numbers of captives were taken in the wars in raids between England and Scotland, and many English prisoners were living as slaves in Malcolm's lands. They were of somewhat better education and superior culture to the Scots and gradually advanced the civilization of their captors. Many of these were set free by the queen.

When she met poor persons, she gave them liberal alms, and if she had nothing of her own to left to give, she asked her attendants for something that she might not let Christ's poor go away empty-handed. the ladies, gentlemen, and servants who accompanied her took a pride and pleasure in offering her all they had, feeling sure that a double blessing would reward their alms when given through the saintly queen.

She provided ships at a place on the Firth of Forth, still called "The Queen's Ferry," that all persons coming from distant parts on pilgrimage to St. Andrews might be brought across the water free of charge. She also gave houses and servants on either shore for their accommodation, that they might find everything necessary for their repose and refreshment and might pay their devotions in peace and safety. Besides this, she built homes of rest and shelter for poor strangers in various places. From childhood she had diligently studied the Holy Writ and having a keen intelligence and an excellent memory, she knew and understood the Scriptures wonderfully well. She delighted to consult learned and holy men concerning the sacred writings, and as she had a great gift for expressing herself clearly, they often found themselves far wiser after a conversation with her. Her love for the holy books made her spend much time in reading and studying such of them as she had. She longed to possess more portions of the Word of God, and she sometimes begged Turgot and other learned clergymen to procure them for her. Margaret brought up her eight children very strictly and piously, instructing them in the Holy Scriptures and the duties of their station and associating them in her works of charity. She made a great point of their treating their elders with becoming respect. The fruit of her good training appeared in their lives for long years after her time.

There were many holy anchorites living in cells or caves in different parts of Scotland. These the queen occasionally visited, conversing with them and commending herself to their prayers. It was not uncommon in the ancient Celtic Church for devout secular persons to withdraw for a time from association with the rest of the world; they devoted themselves entirely to prayer and meditation for a long or short season, and then returned to the ordinary duties of life. A cave is still shown, not far from Dunfermline where tradition says this holy queen used to resort for solitude and prayer.

Her abstinence was so great and her care for her own needs or gratification so small that her feast days were like the fast days of others. She fasted so strictly that she suffered acutely all her life from pain in her stomach, but she did not lose her strength. She observed two Lenten seasons in each year - the forty days before Easter and the forty days before Christmas. During these periods of self-denial, her biographer says that after sleeping for a short time at the beginning of the night, she went into the church and said alone three sets of Matins, then the Offices of the Dead, then the whole Psalter, which lasted until the priests had said Matins and Lauds. She then returned to her room and there, assisted by the king, she washed the feet of six poor persons who were brought there by the chamberlain. After this, she "permitted her body to take a littel slepe or nodde". When it was morning she began her works of mercy again; while the psalms were being read to her, nine little destitute orphans were brought, and she took each on her lap and fed it with her own spoon. While she was feeding the babies, three hundred poor persons were brought into the hall and seated all round it. As soon as Margaret and the king came in, the doors were shut, only the chaplains and a few attendants being present while the king and queen waited upon Christ in the person of His poor, serving them with food and drink. After this meal, the queen used to go into the church and there, with tears and signs and many prayers, she offered herself a sacrifice to God. In addition to the "Hours", on the great festivals, she used to repeat the Psalter two or three times, and before the public Mass she had five or six private Masses sung in her presence. It was then time for her own dinner, but before she touched it she waited on the twenty-four poor people who were her daily care at all seasons; wherever she happened to be, they had to be lodged near the royal residence.

She had a Gospel Book which she particularly prized and often read. It had beautiful illuminated pictures, all the capital letters shining with gold. One of her people, when passing through a stream let it fall into the water, but was not aware of his loss and went on. By-and-by the book was missing and was looked for everywhere, and eventually found at the bottom of the stream; the pieces of silk that were between the leaves to prevent the letters rubbing against each other were washed away; the leaves were shaken to and fro by the movement of the water, but not a letter was obliterated. She gave thanks for its restoration and prized it more than ever. This book, with the water stain on the last leaf, is now in the Bodleian Library.

For more than six months before her death, Margaret could not ride on horseback and was often confined to bed. Malcolm invaded England many times after 1068. supporting the claim of his brother-in-law Edgar Atheling to the English throne. In 1072, however, he was forced to pay homage to William I, and in 1091, to William II. Shortly before Margaret's death, the king, against her advice, made a raid into Northumberland where he and her eldest son, Edward were slain by Norman forces at Alnwick. Malcolm died at Alnwick Castle on November 13, 1093. The queen, who had a presentiment of it, and said to those that were with her, "Perhaps this day a greater evil has happened to Scotland than any that has befallen it for a long time."

Three days after this, she felt a little better and went into her oratory to hear Mass and receive the Holy Communion. She then returned to bed, and growing rapidly worse, begged Turgot and the others who were present to keep commending her soul to Christ with psalms. She asked them to bring her the black rood, which she had brought from Hungary and always regarded with great veneration. It was of gold set with large diamonds and said to contain a piece of the actual cross of Christ. She devoutly kissed and contemplated it, and when she was cold with the chill of death, she still held it in both hands and kept praying and saying the fifty-first psalm.

Her son Edgar, who had gone with the king to Northumberland, came into her room to tell her of the death of his father and brother. Seeing his mother was dying, he was afraid to tell her the sad news; but she said, "I know, I know, I conjure you to tell me the truth," and having heard it, she praised God and died, just three days after her husband, on November 16, 1093 at Edinburgh Castle. The Annals of Ulster for 1093 say, "Maelcolaim Mac Donnacha sovereign of Alban and Echbarda his son, slain by the Franks. His queen, viz. Margarita, died through grief before the end of (three) days."

While her body still lay in Edinburgh Castle, Malcolm's brother, Donald Bane, assisted by the King of Norway, attacked the castle, but he only watched the gate, thinking the other parts of the fortification inaccessible. Margaret's family and her faithful attendants escaped by a postern called the West Yhet, taking with them the revered corpse. A thick mist hid them from the enemy. They crossed the sea and arrived without hindrance at Dunfermline, where they buried her according to her own wish. Malcolm was succeeded briefly by his brother Donald Bane. Margaret's brother, Edgar the Atheling took Margaret's children to England, and for fear of the Normans, gave them privately to friends and relations to be brought up. He afterwards helped to restore them to their country. Margaret's sons continued her work, which contributed greatly to a golden age in Scotland for two hundred years after her death. First to the throne was son, Duncan II. Three other sons also succeeded to the throne: Edgar (r. 1097-1107), Alexander I (r. 1107-24), and David I (r. 1124-53). Margaret and Malcolm's daughter, Edith, also known as Matilda, became the wife of England's King Henry I, the fourth son of William the Conqueror.
Margaret was worshipped without authority until 1250 or 1251 when she was canonized by Innocent IV who ordered her sacred body to be translated from its first tomb. On July 19, 1297, all the arrangements being made the men who were appointed to raise the body, found it impossible to do so; stronger men were ordered to lift it and tried in vain; still more men were brought, but all their strength was unavailing. Evidently the saint objected to what was being done. The clergy and all present prayed earnestly that the mysterious opposition might cease and the sacred rite be completed. After some time an inspiration was granted to a devout member of the congregation; namely, that the saint did not wish to be separated from her husband. As soon as they began to take up his coffin, that of his dutiful wife became quite light and easy to move, and both were laid on one bier and translated with ease to the honorable place prepared for them under the high altar.

In 1693 Innocent XII transferred Margaret's festival from the day of her death to June 10, though November 16 is still the day celebrated in Scotland. The bodies are said to have been acquired by Philip II, king of Spain, who placed them in the church of St. Lawrence in his new palace of the Escorial in two urns. The head of St. Margaret, after being in the possession of her descendant, Queen Mary Stuart, was secreted for many years be a Benedictine monk in Fife; thence it passed to Antwerp, and about 1627 it was translated to the Scotch college at Douai and there exposed to public veneration. It was still to be seen there in 1785; it was well preserved and had very fine fair hair. Neither the heads, the bodies nor the black rood can now be found, but the grave of Margaret may still be seen outside the present church of Dunfermline. Her oratory in Edinburgh castle is a small church with sturdy short pillars and a simple but beautiful ornamental pattern at the edge of its low rounded arches. It was falling to ruin when, in 1853, Queen Victoria had it repaired and furnished with colored glass windows.
Sources: 1- A Dictionary of Saintly Women in Two Volumes, Vol. II, Agnes B. C. Dunbar, George Bell & Sons, London, England, 1905

2- Life of St. Margaret Queen of Scotland, R. M. Turgot, trans. by Forbes Leith


3- The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England, edited by Antonia Fraser, University of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles, CA by arrangement with Weidenfeld & Nicholson Ltd., London, England, 1975

from: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nwa/margaret.html

see also:
1. MedievalQueens.com.

2. http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/STMARG.htm
ST. MARGARET QUEEN OF SCOTLAND by David McRoberts

Monday, May 24, 2010

My Grandparents HAWKES-JONES

Married 1896 Logan UT



[My sister Camilla told her daughter that our] grandmother Amy HAWKES (1875-1952) had told her when Amy was a teen she and a friend would "run out of church and hide in the ditch so that no old men would see them and want to marry them." Amy wanted to marry a young man with no other wives.

First of nine babies Amy Ella HAWKES SMITH MONSON (1887-1971)

Nine children born to this family 4 girls and 5 boys. The 6th child Joseph Jones HAWKES (1907-1910) was drown in the irrigation ditch when he was 2 years old. Mother Amy (1875-1952) was pregnant with her ninth child Blayne Jones HAWKES (1920-2008) at the same time her oldest daughter Ella (1887-1971) was pregnant with her first child Amy SMITH (1920-1974).

Herb built their home at 352 W. 3rd S., Logan, Utah. Once in the late 1960's [Lark rode to Logan with my mother Ella and her mother Camilla, grandma Ella] was driving all over the road as she messed with the radio nobs. [Lark] ask her what she was doing and she said "trying to adjust the air conditioning." When we got to Logan she told [Lark] how she once drove her sick husband Ensign to Logan when they drove by his Smith family home he cried because someone had cut down all the trees. Then she drove into the drive of her parents home in Logan she knocked on the door and told the lady "my father built this house." The lady invited us in and showed us the house. Grandma said the large rug on the living room floor had belonged to her mother. [Lark was told by my cousin] that Amy had Herb build the kitchen sink built low so that the children could do the dishes. Camilla told [Lark] that her grandfather Herb would chin himself on one of the branches of the tree in front of the house when he was playing with his grandchildren.

50 years 29 Jul 1946

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Herb and Amy HAWKES

Chauffeur's License
H. H. Hawkes
Height 5 '10'' Weight 160 Age 65
Color Hair brown color eyes blue
Date Issued Jan 30 1934

3 generations
1 Leona, 2 Ella, 3 Amy, 2 Lorin

Amy Ella HAWKES (1887-1971) married 1919 1.George Ensign SMITH 5 children, 1970 2. Charles Horald MONSON
Kate HAWKES OBRAY (1899-1998) married 1920 Ernest Shelton OBRAY 7 children
Herber Jones HAWKES (1902-1974) married Ollie La Venia FRANK 4 children
Eva HAWKES (1903-1998) married Glendon Eugene STEINER 9 no children
Frank Jones HAWKES (1899-1998) married 1935 1.Grace Star no children, 1959 2.Minnie Ann NIELSEN COX no children
Joseph Jones HAWKES (1907-1910)
Ethel HAWKES (1911-1996) married 1934 Veronon Carl POULTER 3 children
Lorin Jones HAWKES (1913-1990) married 1942 Neva Roundy CARDON 4 children
Blayne Jones HAWKES (1920-2008) married 1943 Celia Drue BALLS 4 children

[Lark] remembers as a girl copying a family group sheet at [her] grandmother Ella's kitchen table. This was an assignment for [her] "Treasures of Truth" Mutual Improvement project. [She] was fascinated that all [my] grandma's [sons] had the same middle name. What a wonderful way to preserve a mother's maiden name.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1836 Love Letter:

To Sarah LARNDER (1813-1884)
from William George COLE (1814-1890).
They married 12 Feb 1837 in London England.
Parents of nine.
Ancestory chain: 3-Myrle SMITH, 4-Amy Ella HAWKES, 5-Herbert Henry HAWKES, 5-Eliza COLE, to 7-William George COLE and 7-Sarah LARNDER.

Sept. 7th 1836
My Dear Sarah

It is with every feeling of love and regard to you that I now take up my p0en to address you I received your kind Letter and was glad to hear that you was quite well I have been waiting with the greatest anxiety to hear from you and Have lost no time in answering you you may judge from your own feelings that I shall be glad to see you although you are absent in person yet you are well aware you are present in mind. The time is fast hastening when I hope to

be blest with the greatest gift that earth can bestow or that man can receive which is the only sincere desire of my heart to spend the remainder of my days with one who I love as my life my Rather & Mother desire their kind love to you give my kind love to all inquiring friends and accept the same for yourself

From Your ever true
& Sincere Lover
Wm Geo. Cole
P.S. I shall do my
self the pleasure of
coming on Sunday
according to your appointment
excuse all imperfections

William mentions his parents, they are William COLE (1782-1843) and Elizabeth MAY (1781-1858) married 1813.

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