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Chapter 22 Carpenter Family Line Genealogy

 

 

 

The Carpenter family line’s significance to our family associates mainly by Alice Carpenter being my seventh great grandmother.  She was widowed when her first husband, Sir. Edward Southworth, died where they lived in England.  She travelled the Atlantic Ocean to become the wife of Plymouth Governor William Bradford.  It is through that marriage of Alice and William that my family is descends.

They represent a significant family in America, with William being one of the original Mayflower passengers arriving in November 1620, and his being one of the small group’s leaders.  The basic composition and wording of the Mayflower Compact, though its author is not recorded, is assumed by historians to have been William.   He was one of the few passengers who was educated.  He was learned in six languages, including Greek, Hebrew and Latin, based upon his desire to know how to study the Holy Bible.  Other languages were his native English, French and Dutch.

 

Alice’s recorded ancestry went back earlier from her for a dozen generations to Mr. Jean LeCarpenter, who was born about 1220.  They resided in Belgium.  He is my 18th great grandfather.  I am in the 22nd generation down from Jean LeCarpenter.  His most distant descendant recorded is Mr. Kyle Eastwood, the son of famed American movie actor Clinton “Clint” Eastwood, who would be my seventh cousin, three times removed.  Jean LeCarpenter would be Clint’s 20th great grandfather.

 

Here is the 25 generations of the Carpenter family in a descendants report format.

                        

This is the chart, showing  the relationship of me  to Jean LeCarpenter, born 1220, my 18th Great Grandfather. 

 

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