Edward “Longshanks” King of England I, 17th great grandfather

King Edward I “Lingshanks” of England is my 17th great grandfather.

Edward I born on 17/18 June 1239 died on 7 July 1307. He was also called Edward Longshanks as well as the Hammer associated with the Scots, was King of England from 1272 to 1307. Before his accession into the throne, he was commonly described as The Lord Edward. The very first son of Henry III, Edward was involved from an early age in the political intrigues of his father’s reign, which included an outright rebellion because of the English barons. In 1259, he briefly sided with a baronial reform movement, supporting the Provisions of Oxford. After reconciliation together with father, however, he remained loyal through the subsequent armed conflict, known as the Second Barons’ War. After the Battle of Lewes, Edward was hostage towards the rebellious barons, but escaped after a few months and joined the fight against Simon de Montfort. Montfort was defeated at the Battle of Evesham in 1265, and within 2 yrs the rebellion was extinguished. With England pacified, Edward joined the Ninth Crusade towards the Holy Land. The crusade accomplished little, and Edward was on his way home in 1272 when he was informed that his father had died. Making a slow return, he reached England in 1274 and was crowned at Westminster Abbey on 19 August.

The is how King Edward I appears in my genealogical chart. I only went to my 5th great grandfather’s President Thomas Jefferson.

Edward “Longshanks” King of England I (1239 – 1307)
17th great-grandfather

Edward Plantagenet, King of England II (1284 – 1327)
Son of Edward “Longshanks” King of England I

Edward King of England (Plantagenet) III (1312 – 1377)
Son of Edward Plantagenet, King of England II

John Plantaganet Beauford Beaufort of Ghent Gent Gaunt, Duke of Aquitaine, “1st Duke of Lancaster” King of Castile PLANTAGENET (1340 – 1399)
Son of Edward King of England (Plantagenet) III

Joan Plantagenet Beaufort , Countess (1379 – 1440)
Daughter of John Plantaganet Beauford Beaufort of Ghent Gent Gaunt, Duke of Aquitaine, “1st Duke of Lancaster” King of Castile PLANTAGENET

Edward NEVILLE, Baron Bergavenny (1412 – 1476)
Son of Joan Plantagenet Beaufort , Countess

Catherine Neville (1442 – 1504)
Daughter of Edward NEVILLE, Baron Bergavenny

Anne Tanfield
Daughter of Catherine Neville

Elizabeth Vincent (1548 – 1589)
Daughter of Anne Tanfield

Dorothy Lane
Daughter of Elizabeth Vincent

Isham Randolph, Col. (1685 – 1742)
Son of Dorothy Lane

Jane Randolph (1720 – 1776)
Daughter of Isham Randolph, Col.

Thomas Jefferson President of the United States of America (1743 – 1826)
Son of Jane Randolph


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