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 tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Our Relationship to Henry VIII (Williamson Line)

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello Williamsons,
Today I found a link through the English Royal Line to Henry VIII of England.  We begin with the Relationship Chart:

Henry VIII
is your 2nd cousin 16x removed
Mother of Henry VIII
Father of Elizabeth of York
Father of Edward IV
Daughter of RICHARD
Daughter of Anne
Daughter of Anne
Son of Margaret
Son of Giles
Daughter of Sir John
Son of Grace
Son of Edmund
Daughter of Thomas
Son of Rebecca
Son of Cuthbert
Son of Cuthbert
Son of Mathew
Son of George Matthew

William Jonathan Williamson (1858-1934) married Effie Helen Victor (1867-1944)
to their children
Ima Della, Vinnie, Inez, Lillie Ethel, Josie Elvery, Emmett, Walter, Charles, Maurice

Henry VIII plays a major role in the history of England.  His role as founder of the Church of England is his contribution to the world.  He is the English monarch who broke with Rome and challenged the authority of the Pope.  This estrangement was caused by his desire to father a son to inherit the English throne.  He wanted his marriage to Catherine of Aragon annulled so he could marry Anne Boleyn.

Several Television shows, including the HBO series "The Tudors", are based on the life  of Henry VIII.  Several major motion pictures have also been made chronicling his life.  

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