The Rulers of England

519 – 2018 AD

and

 

The Royal Heritage of

Dwight Albert Sharpe

 

 

 

For the approximate 1,500 years shown in this chart, my relatives occupied an English throne and ruled England for about 90% of the time. Out of 77 Kings, Queens and Rulers listed, there are 63 (82% of them) who are related our family lines. Some are wonderful and some are embarrassing! There were only about 100 years our family did not have the throne, and those years were prior to William the Conqueror’s Battle of Hastings in 1066, except for the seven years that Oliver and Richard Cromwell were Commonwealth rulers.

 

It must be stated that professional genealogists generally believe that documentation of information prior to the 1600s is of doubtful accuracy, and generally matters not easily documented. Records were not given as serious attention in those cultures as we might have hoped in our modern days.  However, it is my inclination to think that information about those ancient individuals of some fame and royalty may have a little more believable accuracy than non-royal people.  That leads to my giving enough cautionary credence to enjoy the stories as noted!

 

In the chart below, you are given the name of the Monarch, the years of reign and, for those related to our family lines, a brief description of his or her relationship to us.  Additionally, three other resources are provided for your further inquiry, if you desire.

 

Clicking on the monarch’s name of those related to us will give you a genealogical chart showing that King’s or Queen’s relationship to our family.  Clicking on the years of reign will take you to the Wikipedia report on all the Monarchs.  Clicking on the first line of the relationship description will take you to my composed sketch about that Monarch and our mutual relationships.  The Monarch’s not related to our family are included in the chart, along with the years of reign.  There just isn’t any further description.

 

*In some cases, a Monarch is listed with a relationship description, but not a genealogical chart, nor a narrative composed by me.  In my genealogical research in the past, there was experienced a partial computer crash, causing me to lose some records.  The information on them have not been recovered, so charts and descriptions are absent.  There was surviving in another recorded place a brief relationship description.  In those cases, the Monarch is listed below with an asterisk (*).  However, a link is provided on the years-of-rain citation which goes to a Wikipedia display of that Monarch.

 

 

As of May 2018, this is an “in progress” creation, so only portions have the hyperlinks applied that are described here.

 

 

Here is a listing of Monarchs of Wessex, in date order.  It is the Monarchs of Wessex since 519, between 935 and 1066.  The Kingdom of Wessex was a earldom of the Kingdom of England. it became a independent state again in 1066, when most part of England was taken by the Normans.  Then, the chart continues through to contemporary times.

 

 

 

 

Monarch’s         -      Years

    Name            -   of Reign

 

 

 

EARLY SAXON REGIONAL KINGS:

 

Cerdic                                                          519-534                              

 

King Cerdic is the 50th great grandfather of my son-in-law, Steven Odis Westmoreland.  King Cerdic is the 37th great grandfather of Edward Southworth, who is the first husband of Alice Carpenter, my seven times great grandmother.  Southworth is my 25th cousin, eight times removed.  My daughter and son-in-law were related to each other prior to their marriage.   Tiffany Lenn Sharpe and Steven O. Westmoreland are 34th cousins, four times removed.

 

 

 

 

Cynric                                                          534-560

 

Cynric, King of the West Saxons, is the 19th great grandfather of William “Count Poitou,” who is the 14th great grand uncle of Sir Edward South, the first husband of Alice Carpenter, my 7th great grandmother.

 

 

 

 

Ceawlin                                                      560-592

 

Ceawlin 560-613 King of the West Saxons.  King Ceawlin is the 18th great grandfather of the 14th great grand uncle of the Edward Southworth, the first husband of my 7th great grandmother, Alice Carpenter.  My descending from Alice was through her second husband, Plymouth Colony Government William Bradford. This King is the earliest identified Christian in our family lines. 

 

 

 

 

 

*Cyneglis                                                   611-642                              

 

Cynegils was King of the West Saxons. He is the 32nd great granduncle of Sir Edward Southworth, the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 


Cenwalh                                                    642-672

 

Seaxburh                                                  672-674

 

Centwine                                                   676-686

 

Caedwalla                                                 685-688

 

 

Ine                                                            688-726

 

 

 

Ine (Ina) was King of the West Saxons. Ine is the 13th great grand uncle of "Count Poitou" William, the 14th great grand uncle of Sir Edward Southworth, the first husband of Alice Carpenter, my 7th great grandmother.

 

 

Ealhmund                                                 784-801?

 

Eahlmund is the 10th great grandfather of “Count Poitou” William, the 14th great grand uncle of Sir Edward Southworth, the first  husband of Alice Carpenter, my 7th great grandmother. 

 

 

 

SAXON KINGS:

 

Egbert 802-827 King of Wessex 827-839 First King of all England. He is the 26th great grandfather of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother.

 

Aethelwulf 839-858 King of Wessex. He is the 25th great grandfather of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

Ethelbald 858-860

 

Ethelbert 860-865?

 

Autherlred I 865-871 King of Wessex. He is the 24th great granduncle of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

 

Alfred the Great                                                871-899

 

Alfred the Great 871-899 King of all England. He is the 24th great

grandfather of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

 

Edward the Elder 899-924 He is the 23rd great grandfather of the 1st

husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

Athelstan 924-939

 

Edmund I [Ironside] 939-946 He is the 22nd great grandfather of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

Edred 946-955

 

Edwig 955-959

 

Edgar 959-975

 

Edward the Martyr 975-978? He is the 34th great granduncle of my Westmoreland grandchildren.

 

Ethelred II 978?-1016

 

Edmund II 1016 He is the 19th great grandfather of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

 

DANISH KINGS:

 

Canute 1016-1035 He is my 4th cousin, 29 times removed

 

Harold I 1035-1040

 

Hardecanute 1040-1042

 

 

SAXON KINGS REGAIN POWER:

 

Edward the Confessor 1042-1066 He is my 5th cousin, 28 times removed. He is the half 19th great granduncle of Edward Southworth, the 1st husband of Alice Carpenter, my 7th great grandmother

 

Harold II 1066 King Harold is the 18th Cousin, 8 times removed to Edward Southworth, the first husband of Alice Carpenter, my 7th great grandmother by her second husband, Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford.

 

 

NORMAN KINGS:

 

William I                                                                 1066-1087

 

William I, William the Conquerer, is my 6th cousin, 27 times removed and also is the 17th great grandfather of the 1st husband of Alice Carpenter, my 7th great grandmother.

 

William II 1087-1100 He is my 6th cousin, 26 times removed and

the 16th great granduncle of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother.

 

Henry I        1100-1135

 

Henry I is my 7th cousin, 26 times removed and the 16th great grandfather of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

Stephen                                                     1135-1154

 

He is my 8th cousin, 25 times removed and the 1st cousin, 17 times removed of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

PLANTAGENET FAMILY:

 

 

Henry II                                                       1154-1189

 

He is my 9th cousin, 24 times removed andis the 14th great grandfather of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

Richard I [The Lion Hearted] 1189-1199 He is my 10th cousin, 23 times removed, and is the 13th great granduncle of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

John of Lackland 1199-1216 He is my 10th cousin, 23 times removed, and is the 13th great grandfather of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother (Richard & John are brothers)

 

Henry III 1216-1272 He is my 11th cousin, 22 times removed and is the 12th great grandfather of the 1st Husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

Edward I [Longshanks] 1272-1307 He is my 12th cousin, 21 times removed, and is the 11th great grandfather of the 1st husband of my 8th grandmother.

 

Edward II 1307-1327 He is my 13th cousin, 20 times removed, and is the 10th great grandfather of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

Edward III 1327-1377 He is my 14th cousin, 19 times removed, and is the 1st cousin, 11 times removed of the 1st husband of my 8th great

Grandmother

 

Richard II 1377-1399 He is my 16th cousin, 17 times removed, he is the 3rd cousin, 9 times removed of the 1st husband of my 8th great

Grandmother

 

 

HOUSE OF LANCASTER:

 

Henry IV 1399-1413 Henry IV is my 16th cousin, 17 times removed, and is the father-in-law of Edith Matilda, the 15th great grandmother of the husband, Edward Southworth, of my 7th great grandmother

 

Henry V 1413-1422 He is the husband of the 8th cousin, 25 times removed. He also is my 17th cousin, 16 times removed.

 

Henry VI 1422-1461 He is the 9th cousin, 24 times removed

 

HOUSE OF YORK:

 

Edward IV 1461-1470 King Edward is my 19th cousin, 14 times removed. Our ancestors in common are Eystein Glumra and his wife, Aseda. They are ninth century Vikings of Norway.

 

HOUSE OF LANCASTER:

 

Henry VI 1470-1471 [Regained throne] He is the 9th cousin, 24 times removed

 

HOUSE OF YORK:

 

Edward IV 1471-1483 King Edward is my 19th cousin, 14 times removed. Our ancestors in common are Eystein Glumra and his wife, Aseda. They are ninth century Vikings of Norway.

 

Edward V 1483 King Edward IV is my 20th cousin, 13 times removed. Our ancestors in common are Eystein Glumra and his wife, Aseda.

They are ninth century Vikings of Norway.

 

Richard III 1483-1485 He is the 5th cousin, 28 times removed, and he is the 17th great granduncle of the 1st husband of my 7th great grandmother

 

Henry VII 1485-1509 This King Henry is the 18th cousin, 15 times removed to me. He was the first in the line of the Kings of the House of Tudor.

 

Henry VIII 1509 – 1547 King Henry VIII is my 19th cousin, 14 times removed. Our ancestors in common are Eystein Glumra and his wife, Aseda. They are the 17th great grandparents to Henry and 32nd great grandparents to me. They are ninth century Vikings from Norway. Anne Boleyn, one of Henry's six wives, had a sister named Mary Boleyn, wife of William Cary. Henry's sister-in law's husband, William Cary, is my 20th cousin, 13 times removed on my Mother’s side of the family. Mr. Cary is the seventh cousin, five times removed of Edward

Southworth, the first husband of Alice Carpenter, who is my 7th great

grandmother through her second husband, Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford.

 

Edward VI 1547-1553 Edward VI is my 20th cousin, 13 times removed. The ancestors in common with us are Eystein Glumra Ivarsson and his

wife, Aseda Rognvaldsdatter. Eystein and Aseda were 9th Century Vikings of Norway, being Elizabeth's 19th great grandparents and my 32nd great grandparents.

 

Jane Grey 1553 Lady Jane Grey is my 21st cousin, 12 times removed.

 

Mary I 1553-1558 Mary Tudor, known as Bloody Mary, is my 20th cousin, 13 times removed. The ancestors in common with us are Eystein Glumra Ivarsson and his wife, Aseda Rognvaldsdatter. Eystein and Aseda were 9th Century Vikings of Norway, being Mary's 19th great grandparents and my 32nd great grandparents.

 

Elizabeth I 1558-1603 Queen Elizabeth I is my 20th cousin, 13 times removed. The ancestors in common with us are Eystein Glumra Ivarsson and his wife, Aseda Rognvaldsdatter.

 

James I 1603-1625 King James I is my 22nd cousin, 11 times removed. Our ancestors in common are Eystein Glumra Ivarsson and Aseda

Rognvaldsdatter. They are James' 21st great grandparents and my 32nd great grandparents. Eystein Glumra Ivarsson and Aseda Rognvaldsdatter are ninth century Vikings from Norway.

 

Charles I 1625-1649 King Charles I is my 24th cousin, nine times removed. He had Margaret Tudor as his great grandmother. She was a sister of King Henry VIII, whose second wife was Anne Boleyn. Ann’s elder sister, Mary Boleyn, was the wife of William Cary, who is my 20th cousin, 13 times removed on my mother's side of the family. On my father's side, he is the seventh cousin, five times removed of

Edward Southworth, the first husband of Alice Carpenter, my 7th great grandmother on my father's side.

 

THE COMMONWEALTH:

 

Oliver Cromwell 1653-1658

 

Richard Cromwell 1658-1659

 

HOUSE OF STUART, Restored:

 

Charles II 1660-1685 King Charles II is my 24th cousin, nine times removed

 

James II 1685-1689 James II is my 24th cousin, nine times removed.

 

HOUSE OF ORANGE AND STUART:

 

Mary II 1689-1694 Mary II, Queen of England, is my 25th cousin, eight times removed.

 

William III 1689-1702 William is my 25th cousin, eight times removed. William and Mary held join reigns until her death 1689-1694

 

Anne 1702-1714 Ann Stuart is my 25th cousin, eight times removed.

 

 

HOUSE OF BRUNSWICK, HANOVER

 

George I 1714-1727 George and Anne were second cousins to each other. George is my 25th cousin, eight times removed.

 

George II 1727-1760 He is my twenty sixth cousin, seven times removed. The ancestors in common are Eystein Glumra Ivarsson and his wife, Aseda Rognvaldsdatter, Georges's 25th great grandparents. They are my 32nd great grandparents. Eystein Glumra Ivarsson is a ninth century Viking from Norway.

 

George III 1760-1820 George William Frederick is my 27th cousin, six times removed. The ancestors in common are Eystein Glumra Ivarsson and his wife, Aseda Rognvaldsdatter, Georges's 25th

great grandparents. They are my 32nd great grandparents.

 

 

George IV 1820-1830 George August is my 28th cousin, five times removed.

 

 

William IV 1830-1827 King William IV, third son of King George III, is my 28th cousin, five times removed.

 

 

Victoria 1837-1901 Queen Victoria is my 29th cousin, four times removed. She is the 16th cousin, ten times removed to my grandchildren, Katherine Michelle, John (Jack) David, Lily Taylor and Sarah Todd Westmoreland.

 

HOUSE OF SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA:

 

Edward VII 1091-1910 Albert Edward (Bertie), King Edward VII, is my 30th cousin, three times removed.

 

HOUSE OF WINDSOR:

 

George V 1910-1936 George Frederick Ernest Albert, King George V, is my 31st cousin, twice removed.

 

 

Edward VIII 1936-1936 Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David is his full birth name. His Royal name is King Edward VIII. He is my 31st cousin, once removed.

 

George VI 1936-1952 King George IV is my 32nd cousin, once removed.

 

 

Elizabeth II 1952-present Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, born April 21, 1926, known to the world as Queen Elizabeth II, is my 33rd cousin, with our ancestors in common being Eystein Glumra Ivarsson, Jarl of the Uplands (known as "The Noisy"), and his royal wife, Aseda Rognvaldsdatter, ninth century Vikings of Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway. They are our 32nd great grandparents.