Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Picts and Vikings Line

Working on my Pict/Celt and Viking line is always a fun ride.  With lineages that go back this far it is important to note that new information always comes up and sometimes changes have to happen in a line that directs the whole ballgame onto a new direction.  I once worked on a Shelton line in which I had a major error in one of the names of my ancestors that unraveled probably a good 6 months worth of work. Ugh. Super frustrating but it does happen. I work really hard on lines, ancestry, and trees but errors occur.

**Note: When I use the word lines as opposed to trees it is because I am working on straight lineage connections to myself, omitting spouses and siblings.  In no way shape or form should you do this when working on actual trees because not only can siblings and spouses tell you much valid information but they can also provide information about what happened to the family after the persons death (as in probate records, deeded lands, and remarriages). This paints an incredible picture of the lives of many ancestors.  I only provide lines after I've worked on the actual tree enough to provide a good snapshot of my ancestors' heritages.

And like all ancestry work... IT. WILL. NEVER. BE. FULLY. COMPLETED! Also, I am an amateur so anything you take away from this line needs to be fully researched and investigated on your own time.

So here are my two heritage lines (they are the same until #28):

Viking  Heritage Line:

Sea-faring Danes depicted invading England. Illuminated illustration from the 12th century Miscellany on the Life of St. Edmund. Pierpont Morgan Library. Image Provided by (Wikipedia).


1. Me
2. Mom
3. Grandmother
4. Velma Tanner (1890 in Nebraska – 1986 in Lancaster, CA)
5. Mary Hygiana Deuel (1852 in Beloit, WI – 1930 in Ventura County, CA)
6. Theodore Cross Deuel (1824 in New York – 1909 in Fullerton, CA)
7. Betsy Cross (1799 in Weare, NH – 1891 in Afton, WI)
8. Theodore Cross (1765 in Methuen, MA – 1833 in Antwerp, NY)
9. John Cross III (1711 in Haverhill, MA  – 1769 in Methuen, MA)
10. John Cross II (1681 in Methuen, MA – 1746 in Methuen, MA)
11. John Cross I (1644 in Ipswich, MA – 1697 in Methuen, MA)
12. Robert Cross (1613 in Charlinch, Somersetshire, England  – 1693 in Ipswich, MA) *Immigrant*
13. Thomas Cross (1580 in Somersetshire, England  – 1640 in Ipswich, MA) *Immigrant*
14. Anghard Ellis (1565 in Charlinch, Somersetshire, England   – 1682 in England)
15. Mary Dutton (1516 in Dutton, Cheshire, England  – 1580 in St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England)
16. Eleanor Legh (1480 in Adlington, Cheshire, England  – 1522 in Adlington, Cheshire, England )
17. Katherine Savage (1458 in Clifton, Cheshire, England  – 1515 in England)
18. Knight: Sir John Savage, Lord of Clifton (1403 in Clifton, Cheshire, England  – 1463 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England)
19. Knight: Sir John Savage I (1370 – 1450; b/d in Clifton, Cheshire, England )
20. Margaret Danyers (1347 in Cheadle, Cheshire, England – 1428 in Clifton, Cheshire, England)
21. Isabel Baggiley (1325 – 1364; b/d in Cheadle, Stockport, Cheshire, England )
22. Sir William de Baguley (1305 – after 1325; b/d in Cheadle, Stockport, Cheshire, England )
23. Lucy Corona (illigimate daughter but claimed*) (1250 – 1316; b/d in Cheshire, England)
24. King Edward I, Plantagenet (1239 in Westminster Abbey, London, England – 1307 in Burgh by Sands, Cumberland, England)
25. King Henry III, Plantagenet (1207 in Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England  – 1272 in Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England)
26. King John “Lackland” Plantagenet (1166 in Beaumont Palace, Oxfordshire, England  – 1216 in Newark Castle, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England )
27. King Henry II, Plantagenet (1133 in Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays De La Loire, France – 1189 in Chinon, Departement d'Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France)
a. Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 in France – 1204 in Mirabell Castle, France)
28. Matilda, Holy Roman Empress and Queen of France & Germany (1102 in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, England – 1167 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France)
29. King Henry I (1068 in Selby, Yorkshire, England – 1135 in Saint-Denis-en-Lyons, Normandy )
30. King William “The Conqueror” [First Norman King of England] (1028 in Falaise, Normandy  – 1087 in Priory of Saint Gervase, Rouen, Normandy )
31. Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1000 in Normandy, France – 1035 in Nicaea, Turkey [now Iznik] )
32. Richard II, Duke of Normandy (963 – 1026; b/d in Normandy, France)
33. Richard I, Duke of Normandy (933 – 996; b/d in Fécamp Normandy, France)
34. William “Longsword” I, Duke of Normandy (893 in Bayeux or Rouen, France – 942 in Picquigny on the Somme in France)
35. Rollo [also known as Hrólfr or Granger Hrólf in Icelandic Sagas] (846 in Møre og Romsdal, Norway – 932 in Normandy, France)
36. Rögnvaldr “The Wise” Eysteinsson, Jarl of Møre, Norway (d. 890)
37. Eystein “The Clatterer” Ivarsson, Jarl of Oppland & Hedmark, Norway (805 – 846 b/d in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway)
38. Ivar “Vidfame” Halfdansson, King of Sweden (780 in Oppland, Norway  – 824 in Vestfold, Norway) [Also known as Eyestein the Fart]
39. Halfdon “The Aged” Sveidasson, Jarl of Upland (750 in Oppland, Norway– 800 in Borri, Norway)
40. Sveidi "Sea King" Heytirsson, Norse King (650 in Romsdal, Møre og Romsdal, Norway – 710 in Oppland, Norway)

“According to both the Heimskringla Saga and the Orkneyinga Saga, Eystein Ivarsson Glumra was the father of Rognvald. The Orkneyinga Saga says Eystein Glumra's earliest ancestor was Fornjot, King of Finland and Kvenland. Fornjot's great-great-grandson was Thorri who had two sons, Norr and Gorr, who emigrated westward. Norr took the mainland called Norway and Gorr took the islands. Gorr's son Heiti was the father of Sveithi (Sveide), the Sea King, who died about 760. Sveithi's son, Halfdan the Old, who died in 800, was the father of Ivar, Earl of the Uplands. And Ivar, in turn, was the father of Eystein Ivarsson Glumra.”

Therefore, the line would be furthered as follows
41. Heiti
42. Gorr
43. Thorri

For additional Research:



Celtic/Pict Heritage Line:


The Aberlemno Serpent Stone, Class I Pictish stone with Pictish symbols, showing (top to bottom) the serpent, the double disc and Z-rod and the mirror and comb.  Image provided by (Wikipedia). 

1. Me 
2. Paula Vance
3. Grandmother
4. Velma Tanner (1890 in Nebraska – 1986 in Lancaster, CA)
5. Mary Hygiana Deuel (1852 in Beloit, WI – 1930 in Ventura County, CA)
6. Theodore Cross Deuel (1824 in New York – 1909 in Fullerton, CA)
7. Betsy Cross (1799 in Weare, NH – 1891 in Afton, WI)
8. Theodore Cross (1765 in Methuen, MA – 1833 in Antwerp, NY)
9. John Cross III (1711 in Haverhill, MA  – 1769 in Methuen, MA)
10. John Cross II (1681 in Methuen, MA – 1746 in Methuen, MA)
11. John Cross I (1644 in Ipswich, MA – 1697 in Methuen, MA)
12. Robert Cross (1613 in Charlinch, Somersetshire, England  – 1693 in Ipswich, MA) *Immigrant*
13. Thomas Cross (1580 in Somersetshire, England  – 1640 in Ipswich, MA) *Immigrant*
14. Anghard Ellis (1565 in Charlinch, Somersetshire, England   – 1682 in England)
15. Mary Dutton (1516 in Dutton, Cheshire, England  – 1580 in St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England)
16. Eleanor Legh (1480 in Adlington, Cheshire, England  – 1522 in Adlington, Cheshire, England )
17. Katherine Savage (1458 in Clifton, Cheshire, England  – 1515 in England)
18. Knight: Sir John Savage, Lord of Clifton (1403 in Clifton, Cheshire, England  – 1463 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England)
19. Knight: Sir John Savage I (1370 – 1450; b/d in Clifton, Cheshire, England )
20. Margaret Danyers (1347 in Cheadle, Cheshire, England – 1428 in Clifton, Cheshire, England)
21. Isabel Baggiley (1325 – 1364; b/d in Cheadle, Stockport, Cheshire, England )
22. Sir William de Baguley (1305 – after 1325; b/d in Cheadle, Stockport, Cheshire, England )
23. Lucy Corona (illigimate daughter but claimed*) (1250 – 1316; b/d in Cheshire, England)
24. King Edward I, Plantagenet (1239 in Westminster Abbey, London, England – 1307 in Burgh by Sands, Cumberland, England)
25. King Henry III, Plantagenet (1207 in Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England  – 1272 in Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England)
26. King John “Lackland” Plantagenet (1166 in Beaumont Palace, Oxfordshire, England  – 1216 in Newark Castle, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England )
27. King Henry II, Plantagenet (1133 in Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays De La Loire, France – 1189 in Chinon, Departement d'Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France)
a. Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 in France – 1204 in Mirabell Castle, France)
28. Matilda, Holy Roman Empress and Queen of France & Germany (1102 in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, England – 1167 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France)
29. Matilda of Scotland (1080 in Dunfermine, Scotland – 1 May 1118 in Westminster Palace, England)
30. Malcolm III “Canmore” King of Alba (1031 in Scotland – 13 Nov 1093 in Alnwick, England)
31. Duncan I, King of Alba (d. 14 Aug 1040 in Pitgaveny near Elgin)
32. Bethoc MacAlpine (984 in Perth and Kinross, Scotland – 1043 in Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, Scotland)
33. Malcolm II “The Destroyer”, King of Scots (d. 25 Nov 1034 in Glamis, Scotland)
34. Kenneth II “The Fratricide” King of Alba (954 – 995 in Fettercairn)
35. Malcolm I, King of Alba (900 – 954)
36. Donald II, King of Picts and Alba (d. 900 in Forres or Dunnottar)
37. Constantine I, King of Picts (d. 877 in Atholl)
38. Kenneth I (Kenneth MacAlpine), King of Picts (810 in Iona Island, Scotland – 13 Feb 858 in Cinnbelachar, Scotland)
39. Alpíne Mac Echdach {Pictish Name: Ælfwine} (d. 836 in Galloway, Ireland [Killed])
40. Possibly Eochaid


Lots of names, lots of work and it will never fully be completed but man, isn't it fun to know who you are in the end? I fill very connected to history and to these people as if I have always known them and felt them in my spirit.  The tree I am working on lately is Roger Conant's and he is my 11th Great-Grandfather.  He is also the founder of Salem, a place I have always felt a deep spiritual connection even when I was very young. Perhaps his soul and the souls of all my ancestors dwell in my cosmetic and genetic makeup. They are somewhere in my soul. And as such, ancestry is very much alive to me and my ancestors are always deep within me and around me.  I feel them and I hope someday you feel yours too. 

My favorite quote and I truly believe this quote.

The past is alive because we are, our ancestors love...
XOXOXO,
Nellie Hull
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