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Did you know that a mysterious superyacht docked in Italy has a crew that may include Putin’s bodyguards, according to activists working with Putin opponent Alexei Navalny?

According to activists working with imprisoned Putin opponent Alexei Navalny, a mystery superyacht whose owner has not been publicly identified is manned by numerous personnel of a Russian state agency entrusted with defending Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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The Scheherazade, one of the world’s biggest boats of its type, is a private superyacht, according to The New York Times. According to a personnel roster received by Pevchikh and Alburov in December 2020, all permanent crew members are Russian except for the ship’s commander. The United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union have imposed economic sanctions on Russia and confiscated several Russian billionaires’ luxury assets, including superyachts, in response to Russia’s continuing military attack on Ukraine. Navalny’s team is pleading with Italian authorities to confiscate the yacht if they discover that Putin owns it. Guy Bennett-Pearce, the superyacht’s skipper, told The Times that Italian investigators boarded the vessel early this month as part of an investigation launched by the Italian financial police. As a result, he was “forced” to turn over paperwork disclosing the owner’s name. Bennett-Pearce, a British native and the ship’s only non-Russian employee, would not rule out the possibility that the superyacht’s owner is Russian but could not comment more owing to a “watertight nondisclosure agreement” and said that the superyacht’s owner is not on any sanctions list.

Superyacht docked in Italy was outfitted by Putin’s …. https://soggros.com/index.php/2022/03/22/superyacht-docked-in-italy-was-outfitted-by-putins-protection-agency-activists-say/.

The Avalon Project: The Moscow Conference, October 1943. https://avalon.law.yale.edu/wwii/moscow.asp

Claude George Bowes-Lyon, my cousin through William de Beauchamp

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Claude George Bowes-Lyon is my 14th cousin 4x removed. The grandparent, we share is William de Beauchamp, my 17 great grandfather. Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th and 1st Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, KG, KT, GCVO, TD (14 March 1855 – 7 November 1944), styled as Lord Glamis from 1865 to 1904, has been a British peer and landowner who was the father of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the maternal grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II.

From 1937 that he was known as 14th and 1st Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, while he was the 14th Earl within the peerage of Scotland but the 1st Earl within the peerage of the United Kingdom

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John STUART, the Earl of Bute and Prime Minister of Great Britain, 12th cousin x 2x removed

John Stuart, the Earl of Bute and Prime Minister of Great Britain is my 12th cousin 2x removed. The ancestor who connects us togher as relatives is Ralph de Neville Sir, of Raby Earl of Westmorland (1364 – 1425), my 13th great grandfather.

A near relative of the family Campbell (his mother was a daughter of the 1st Duke of Argyll), Bute succeeded to the Earldom of Bute (named after the Isle of Bute) upon the death of his father, James Stuart, 2nd Earl of Bute, in 1723. He was brought up thereafter by his maternalistic uncles, the 2nd Duke of Argyll and Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, 1st and only Earl of Ilay, Viscount and Earl of Hay. Bute studied at Eton College (1720–1728) and the University of Leiden, Netherlands (1728–1732), where he managed to graduate with a degree in civil and public law. On 24 August 1736, he married Mary Wortley Montagu (daughter of Sir Edward and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu), bringing the large Wortley estates to his family. In 1737, due to the influence of his uncles, he was elected a Scottish representative peer, but he was not very active in the Lords and was not reelected in 1741. For the next several years he retired to his estates in Scotland to manage his affairs and indulge his interest in botany.

My ancestor chart the show how John Stuart and I are connected as relatives:

John Stuart , The Earl of Bute (1713 – 1792)
12th cousin 2x removed

Anne Campbell (1692 – 1736)
Mother of John Stuart , The Earl of Bute

Archibald Campbell (1658 – 1703)
Father of Anne Campbell

Mary Stewart (1629 – 1668)
Mother of Archibald Campbell

James Stewart
Father of Mary Stewart

James Stewart (1581 – 1638)
Father of James Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart (1565 – 1591)
Mother of James Stewart

James Stewart
Father of Elizabeth Stewart

James King of Scots (1512 – 1542)
Father of James Stewart

Margaret Margaret Tudor Queen Consort Tudor Queen consort of Scots (1489 – 1541)
Mother of James King of Scots

Elizabeth Plantagenet of York , Queen Consort (1466 – 1503)
Mother of Margaret Margaret Tudor Queen Consort Tudor Queen consort of Scots

Edward IV, King of England Plantagenet (1442 – 1483)
Father of Elizabeth Plantagenet of York , Queen Consort

Cecily “The Rose of Raby” De Neville (1415 – 1495)
Mother of Edward IV, King of England Plantagenet

Ralph de Neville Sir, van Raby Earl van Westmorland (1364 – 1425)
Father of Cecily “The Rose of Raby” De Neville

Bill de Blasio, 14th cousin 2x removed

Bill de Blasio is my 14th cousin 2x removed. The ancestor who connects us as relative is, Ralph de Neville Sir, of Raby Earl and of Westmorland (1364 – 1425), my 13th grandfather.

Bill de Blasio was born on May 8, 1961 in Manhattan’s Doctors Hospital in New York City. He is the third son of Maria Angela (née de Blasio; 1917–2007) and Warren Wilhelm (1917–1979). De Blasio has two brothers, Steven and Donald, thirteen and eight years his senior, respectively. His mother was of Italian heritage, and his father was of German, English, French, and Scots-Irish ancestry. His paternal grandparents were Donald Wilhelm, of Ohio, and Nina (Warren), who was born in Iowa. His maternal grandfather, Giovanni, was from the city of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Benevento, and his grandmother, Anna (née Briganti), was from Grassano, Matera. His paternal uncle, Donald George Wilhelm Jr., worked for the Central Intelligence Agency in Iran and secretly wrote Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s memoir.

My genealogical chart shows the ancestor who connect Bill de Blasio and as relatives:

Warren”Bill DE BLASIO” Wilhelm (1961 – )
14th cousin 2x removed

Warren K. Wilhelm (1917 – 1979)
Father of Warren”Bill DE BLASIO” Wilhelm

Nina May Warren (1888 – )
Mother of Warren K. Wilhelm

Solomon Sangston Warren (1847 – 1939)
Father of Nina May Warren

William H. Warren (1809 – 1876)
Father of Solomon Sangston Warren

Tilghman Warren (1777 – 1853)
Father of William H. Warren

Mary Tilghman (1751 – 1825)
Mother of Tilghman Warren

Joseph Tilghman (1700 – 1767)
Father of Mary Tilghman

Gideon Tilghman (1652 – 1720)
Father of Joseph Tilghman

Christopher Tilghman (1592 – 1673)
Father of Gideon Tilghman

Anna Sanders (1570 – 1619)
Mother of Christopher Tilghman

Edward Sanders (1546 – )
Father of Anna Sanders

Anna Whetenhall (1520 – )
Mother of Edward Sanders

Alice Berkeley (1490 – 1573)
Mother of Anna Whetenhall

Elizabeth Neville (1470 – 1510)
Mother of Alice Berkeley

George de Neville, Baron (1440 – 1492)
Father of Elizabeth Neville

Edward George de Neville, Baron ( – 1469)
Father of George de Neville, Baron

Ralph de Neville Sir, van Raby Earl van Westmorland (1364 – 1425)

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

William Shakespeare, 11th cousin 9x removed

William Shakespear is my 11th cousin 9x removed. The ancestor who connects us together is Maud Marshall (1192 – 1248), my 19th great grandmother.

William Shakespeare was baptize on 26 April 1564 and died on 23 April 1616. He had been an English poet, playwright and actor, widely seen as the best writer when looking at the English language and also the world’s greatest dramatist. He could be also known as England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and therefore are performed more frequently than those of any other playwright.

My genealogical chart showing the ancestor that William Shakespear and I share:

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)
11th cousin 9x removed

Mary Arden (1537 – 1608)
Mother of William Shakespeare

Thomas Arden
Father of Mary Arden

Thomas Arden
Father of Thomas Arden

Walter De Arden (1441 – 1502)
Father of Thomas Arden

Robert De Arden (1413 – 1452)
Father of Walter De Arden

Ralph De Arden (1373 – 1421)
Father of Robert De Arden

Henry De Arden
Father of Ralph De Arden

Ralph De Arden (1298 – )
Father of Henry De Arden

Alicia De Beauchamp (1270 – )
Mother of Ralph De Arden

Maud Fitz John De Shere (1237 – 1301)
Mother of Alicia De Beauchamp

Isabel Bigod
Mother of Maud Fitz John De Shere

Maud Marshall (1192 – 1248)
Mother of Isabel Bigod

Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 6th cousin 9x removed

Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz is part of my United Kingdom heritage. She is my 6th cousin 9x removed. The ancestor who connects both of us is Sophie of Pommern-Wolgast (1458-1504), my 14th grandmother.

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was born 19 May 1744 and died on 17 November 1818. She was the second Black Queen of England. She was the wife of King George III. She functioned as Queen of Great Britain and Queen of Ireland from her wedding in 1761 through to the union of this two kingdoms in 1801, after which it she was Queen regarding the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until her death in 1818. She has also been the Electress of Hanover within the Holy Roman Empire until the promotion of her husband to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814, and after that she has also been queen consort of Hanover.

My genealogical chart show the ancestor who connects us together:

Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744 – 1818)
6th cousin 9x removed

Karl Ludwig “Charles Louis Frederick” of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1708 – 1752)
Father of Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1658 – 1708)
Father of Karl Ludwig “Charles Louis Frederick” of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Adolf Friedrich I (1588 – 1657)
Father of Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Johann von Mecklenburg-Güstrow VII (1558 – 1592)
Father of Adolf Friedrich I

Johann Albrecht von Mecklenburg I (1525 – 1576)
Father of Johann von Mecklenburg-Güstrow VII

Albrecht von Mecklenburg -Schwerin VII (1486 – 1547)
Father of Johann Albrecht von Mecklenburg I

Sophie von Pommern-Wolgast (1458 – 1504)
Mother of Albrecht von Mecklenburg -Schwerin VII

Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill , 12th cousin 2x removed

Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill is my 12th cousin 2 x removed. The ancestor who connect us is Catherine Neville, my 11th great grandmother. Lord Spencer-Churchill was born at 3 Wilton Terrace, Belgravia, London. He was initially independently schooled, and later went to Tabor’s Preparatory School at Cheam, London. In January 1863 he attended Eton College, in which he continued to be until July 1865. He did not stick out either at academic work or sport while at Eton; his contemporaries identify him as a vivacious and somewhat unmanageable young man. In October 1867 he matriculated at Merton College, Oxford. He had a preference for sports, but was also an enthusiastic reader, and acquired a second-class degree in jurisprudence and contemporary history in 1870. In 1871, Churchill and his uncle George Spencer-Churchill were definitely initiated in to the rites of Freemasonry, as later on his son Winston would be. In 1874 he was chosen to Parliament as Conservative member for Woodstock, Oxfordshire defeating George Brodrick, a Fellow, and afterwards Warden, of Merton College. His maiden speech, delivered in his initial session, encouraged kind comments from Harcourt and Disraeli, who published to the Queen of Churchill’s ‘energy and natural flow’.

These are the ancestors who connect Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Church and I:

Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill ,Lord (1849 – 1895)
12th cousin 2x removed

John Winston Sir 7th Duke of Marlborough Spencer-Churchill (1822 – 1883)
Father of Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill ,Lord

Jane Stewart Stewart (1798 – 1844)
Mother of John Winston Sir 7th Duke of Marlborough Spencer-Churchill

Jane Bayley Bayly alias Paget (1774 – 1842)
Mother of Jane Stewart Stewart

Henry Bayly alias Paget
Father of Jane Bayley Bayly alias Paget

Caroline Paget
Mother of Henry Bayly Bayly alias Paget

Brig. Gen. Thomas Paget
Father of Caroline Paget

Henry Paget
Father of Brig. Gen. Thomas Paget

Frances Rich (1617 – 1672)
Mother of Henry Paget

Henry Rich, Earl (1617 – 1672)
Father of Frances Rich

Penelope Devereux (1562 – 1607)
Mother of Henry Rich, Earl

Hallam Tennyson, 17th cousin 1x removed

Hallam Tennyson is my 17th cousin 1x removed. The ancestor who connects us together is Sir Ralph De Neville of Raby Earl of Westmorland (1364 – 1425), my 13th great grandfather.

Hallam Tennyson was born at Chapel House, Twickenham, in Surrey, England, and schooled at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge. His profession aspirations concluded when his parents’ age and ill-health required him to depart Cambridge to become their personalized assistant. The concept of proceeding directly into nation-wide politics was also left behind.

It was partially for Hallam’s advantage that Alfred Tennyson acknowledged a peerage in 1884, the year Hallam married Audrey Boyle (after being disappointed in his love for Mary Gladstone, daughter of William Ewart Gladstone). On his father’s dying in 1892, he handed down the title Baron Tennyson, and also the function of established biographer. His Tennyson: a Memoir was published in 1897.

The genealogical chart of the ancestor who connects both of us to Sir Ralph De Neville:

Hallam Tennyson (1852 – 1928)
17th cousin 1x removed

Alfred Tennyson , Lord (1809 – 1892)
Father of Hallam Tennyson

George Clayton Tennyson , Rev. (1778 – 1831)
Father of Alfred Tennyson , Lord

George Clayton Tennyson (1750 – 1835)
Father of George Clayton Tennyson , Rev.

Elizabeth Clayton
Mother of George Clayton Tennyson

Dorothy Hildyard (1700 – 1781)
Mother of Elizabeth Clayton

Christopher Hildyard ( – 1719)
Father of Dorothy Hildyard

Henry Hildyard (1637 – )
Father of Christopher Hildyard

Anne Leke
Mother of Henry Hildyard

Anne Cary (1585 – 1624)
Mother of Anne Leke

Katherine Knyvett (1547 – 1622)
Mother of Anne Cary

Anne Pickering (1514 – 1582)
Mother of Katherine Knyvett

Christopher Pickering , Sir (1485 – 1516)
Father of Anne Pickering

James Pickering , Sir (1444 – )
Father of Christopher Pickering , Sir

James Pickering (1419 – 1497)
Father of James Pickering , Sir

Mary Lowther (1400 – )
Mother of James Pickering

Margaret Strickland (1360 – 1443)
Mother of Mary Lowther

William Strickland (1336 – 1419)
Father of Margaret Strickland

Cicely de Welles (1315 – )
Mother of William Strickland

Maud de Clare (1285 – )
Mother of Cicely de Welles

Idonea de Clifford (1303 – 1365)
Daughter of Maud de Clare

Maud de Percy (1335 – 1378)
Daughter of Idonea de Clifford

Ralph de Neville Sir, van Raby Earl van Westmorland (1364 – 1425)
Son of Maud de Percy

David William Donald Cameron, 14th cousin 2x removed

Prime Minister David Cameron is my 14th cousin 2x removed. The ancestor who connects us both is Ralph de Neville Sir, of Raby, Earl of Westmorland (1364 – 1425), my 13th great grandfather. David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. He was the Member of Parliament for Witney from 2001 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.

The genealogical chart showing the ancestor that connect us:

David William Donald Cameron (1966 – )
14th cousin 2x removed

Mary Fleur Mount
Mother of David William Donald Cameron

William Malcolm Mount , Sir (1904 – 1993)
Father of Mary Fleur Mount

William Arthur Mount , Sir (1866 – 1930)
Father of William Malcolm Mount , Sir

William George Mount (1824 – 1906)
Father of William Arthur Mount , Sir

Charlotte Talbot ( – 1879)
Mother of William George Mount

George Talbot (1763 – 1836)
Father of Charlotte Talbot

George Talbot ,Rev. (1717 – 1782)
Father of George Talbot

Charles Talbot , Baron (1685 – )
Father of George Talbot ,Rev.

William Talbot (1658 – 1730)
Father of Charles Talbot , Baron

William Talbot (1617 – 1686)
Father of William Talbot

Elizabeth Leighton (1573 – 1633)
Mother of William Talbot

Sir Thomas Leighton (1523 – 1609)
Father of Elizabeth Leighton

Joyce Sutton (1492 – 1586)
Mother of Sir Thomas Leighton

Cecily Willoughby (1463 – 1539)
Mother of Joyce Sutton

Joan Strangeways (1427 – 1484)
Mother of Cecily Willoughby

Catherine de Neville (1400 – )
Mother of Joan Strangeways

Ralph de Neville Sir, van Raby Earl van Westmorland (1364 – 1425)
Father of Catherine de Neville