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Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Our Cousin Elizabeth (Mattson Line)

Queen Elizabeth II
Our Cuz
Don't be cheeky about it if you want to keep Your Head


From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello Family!
Tonight we take an imaginary journey to England to visit our 13th cousin twice removed. I think you know her. She goes by the name Elizabeth II from the House of Windsor. We are related through James IV of Scotland.

Shall we begin with our direct line to James IV?

King James IV of Scotland (14th Great Grandfather)
to
John Drummond of Lennox
(by Jame’s mistress HRH Margaret Drummond Queen of Scotland)
to
John Stewart
to
Archibald Stewart
to
John Stewart of Blackhall, the Younger
to
Marie Lady Stewart
to
Elizabeth Cunningham
to
John Hunter
to
Martha Hunter
to
Nancy Ann Williams
to
Martha Cantwell
to
Frances George
to
Eldora Elizabeth Fiddler
to
Walter Edwin Pierce
to
Violet Mae Pierce (Grandma)
to
Luella, John, Linda, Marvin
to
Us

James IV of Scotland is from the House of Stewart. He is our 14th Great Grandfather. He is Queen Elizabeth’s 12th Great Grandfather. That makes us 13th cousins twice removed (if my counting is correct).


Feeling a little royal are you? Well, now you can have a good reason for feeling the way you do. And if you ever get a chance to visit London, be sure to tell the palace guards that you are the Queen’s cousin and therefore demand to be put up for the night at Buckingham Palace. I mean, its the least one would do for one’s cousin.

British Royal Standard (The Queen's Flag)

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll have a nice cup of tea and a biscuit and watch a bit of tele - BBC America of course. What's on tonight? Well a bit of Scotland I think to honor our proud Stewart heritage.



Simply,
Victor

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