Electa Marie Gregory was member of the DAR. (DAR ID#70846, volume 71, p. 303)spouse: >Underwood, Edward Everett (1841 - 1903)
Grey, Lady Jane (1537-54), queen of England for nine days, born in Bradgate Park, near Leicester, a great-granddaughter of King Henry VII and daughter of Henry Grey, duke of Suffolk and 3rd marquess of Dorset. When Lady Jane was 15 years old, England's powerful lord chamberlain John Dudley, duke of Northumberland, arranged a marriage for her with his son, Guildford Dudley. The duke's purpose was to change, through Lady Jane, the royal succession upon the death of the ailing young king, Edward VI, so that he could continue to control the country through her. Edward approved the marriage and secured witnesses to a deed declaring Lady Jane his successor. Upon the death of the king, on July 6, 1553, Lady Jane was proclaimed queen, but Edward's half sister, Mary Tudor, contested the succession. Lady Jane was subsequently imprisoned in the Tower of London. She and her husband were accused of treason, and both were beheaded on February 12, 1554.spouse: >Dudley, Lord Guilford (<1537 - 1555)
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Lydia Grinnell was the great-granddaughter of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, the Mayflower immigrants. (Source: Colonial Families of the United States of America, Volume 2); Historical information is provided on this historical family under the notes for John Alden elsewhere in this database. (Dennis BeMent, July 1998)spouse: >Clark, Joseph (1692 - 1770)
The ancestors of Lydia Grinnell are researched extensively on over ten volumes and over one hundred pedigrees in the Brøderbund World Family Tree series.
REV. EARL GUILFORD was compelled by ill health to take a somewhat early retirement from the active work of the ministry. His pastorates were at Ashfield, West Cummington, North Reading, and Orleans, Massachusetts; and Hinsdale, New Hampshire. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 293)spouse: >Bement, Lucy Maria (1820 - 1886)
Arthur Twining Hadley was born in 1856 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died in 1930. He was President of Yale University from 1899-1921, and was an author of several books. Had three children.spouse: >Morris, Helen Harrison (1863 - >1913)
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The Hafer Family line is being researched by Gary Hafer (e-mail: garyh@@worldaccessnet.com) (Dec 1998)spouse: >Bennett, Joseph Painter (1832 - 1914)
GEORGE HALL changed his name to George Hall Baker. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 125)
Investigation of the Illinois Census Return of 1820 indicated three possible "Haney" families residing in the territory at that time. Two of those did not indicate a family, they were: William Haney, p. 61; and David Haney, p. 94. Another David Haney was listed on page 79 that indicated four dependants, possibly his spouse and three children. One of these children could possibly have been the father of James Haney. (Source: Dennis BeMent, November 1997)spouse: >Haney, Elvira (???) (~1842 - )
LDS: AFN: ZF47-X3spouse: >Finks, Earle Vernon (1881 - ~1953)
Claramon and Randolph's marriage date may have been either January 17 or January 24, 1834.spouse: >Whipple, Randolph Wells (1815 - >1890)
Harvey Harmon had two children with his first wife (1) Thankful Bement; and eight (5 boys, 3 girls) with his second wife (2) Eunice White. He was the fourth and last child of Joseph and Eleanor (King) Harmon.spouse: >Bement, Thankful (1790 - 1823)
Harold I (of England), called Harold Harefoot (died 1040), king of England (1037-40), illegitimate son of Canute II, king of Denmark, Norway, and England. On his father's death in 1035, Harold claimed the English crown, despite Canute's designation of Hardecanute, Harold's legitimate half brother, as the successor. The English witenagemot (royal council) settled the rival claims by giving Mercia and Northumbria to Harold, and Wessex to Hardecanute. Hardecanute remained in Denmark, however, and Wessex gave its allegiance to Harold, who became king of all England in 1037. His reign was oppressive and was marked by continual struggle with Hardecanute.
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The son of Cnut and his first wife, Elfgifu. Harold remained unmarried, with no children being recorded in the histories of the time.
With Cnut's death it was obvious that a factional struggle would mark the accession of his successor. Harold was, at the outset, his first born and legitimate son and therefore the obvious heir to the throne. This was not as straight forward as one may have expected in that in England Emma was Cnut's official wife. This would mean that her son, Harthacnut, was the rightful heir.
Harthacnut, as King of Denmark, was engaged in warfare with independence-seeking King Magnus of Norway. He did lay claim to the English throne, with his mother's support and that of the Earl of Godwin of Wessex, but was for obvious military reasons unable to take it.
Another claimant to the throne, Alfred, son of Emma and Ethelred II, was also involved in the three way struggle for the crown. Alfred's involvement was, however, terminated by his murder on the orders of Earl Godwin. The field lay clear for Harold to be accepted, first as regent and later as king.
Harold became King of England at the age of 18 and died in Oxford in the spring of 1040 with no immediate heir.
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Harold II (1020?-1066), king of England (January 6, 1066-October 14, 1066), last of the Saxon rulers, and a capable military leader.spouse: >Ealdgyth, ? (>1020 - )
The second son of Godwin, earl of Wessex, Harold was made earl of East Anglia in 1045. In 1051 Godwin lost the favor of King Edward the Confessor and was exiled with his sons, but the following year the lands and titles of the family were restored in order to strengthen the security of the country. In 1053 Harold succeeded his father as earl of Wessex, becoming chief minister to King Edward and the most powerful man in the realm. Through his efforts, the warlike Welsh were subdued in 1063. After a revolt against Harold's brother Tostig, earl of Northumbria, Harold was forced to banish Tostig, an action that managed to restore peace but created a bitter enmity between the two brothers.
Probably in 1064, Harold was shipwrecked off the coast of Normandy and captured by William, duke of Normandy. As a condition of his release, Harold was forced to swear his allegiance to William and his claim for the English throne, and he returned to England unharmed. When King Edward was dying, he ignored his childhood ties to Normandy and recommended that the crown be awarded to Harold. The witenagemot (the royal council) elected and crowned Harold king of England. William immediately asserted his claim, which was supported by the dispossessed Tostig and Harold III (Hard Ruler) of Norway. Tostig and his Norwegian ally invaded Yorkshire and, after several military successes, were routed by the English forces at Stamford Bridge on September 25, 1066; both were killed. Three days later, William landed in Sussex with his army, forcing Harold to rush southward to meet him. The armies engaged at Senlac Hill on October 14, 1066, in the Battle of Hastings; the defeat and death of Harold made William, thereafter called The Conqueror, ruler of England as King William I and marked the beginning of Norman England.
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