Spencer Diana

Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales (1961–1997), 10th cousin 1x removed

Diana & Charles, 29 Jul 1981:

Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981, and an international charity and fundraising figure, as well as a preeminent celebrity of the late 20th century.  Her wedding to the Prince of Wales, held at St Paul’s Cathedral, was televised and watched by a global audience of over 750 million people.  After this marriage she received the courtesy titles Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay and Countess of Chester.  The marriage produced two sons: Princes William and Harry, currently second and third in line to the thrones of the 16 Commonwealth realms, respectively.  A public figure from the announcement of her engagement to the Prince of Wales, Diana was born into an aristocratic English family with royal ancestry, and she remained the focus of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996.  Diana died in a car accident in Paris on 31 August 1997.

 

 

On my mother’s side:

Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales (1961 – 1997), 10th cousin 1x removed – Frances Ruth Roche (1936 – 2004) – Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy (1885 – 1955) – Frances Eleanor “Fanny” Work (1859 – 1947) – Ellen Wood (1831 – 1877) – Eleanor Strong (1802 – 1863) – Joseph Strong (1770 – 1812) – Benajah Strong (1740 – 1809) – Elizabeth Strong (1704 – 1792) – Tabitha Lee (1677 – 1750) – Mary Hart (1638 – 1710) – Stephen Hart (1602 – 1683) – Thomas Hart (1643 – 1726) – Mary Hart (1666 – 1752) – John Newell (1692 – 1777) – Elizabeth Newell (1721 – 1791) – Elizabeth Clark (1758 – 1840) – Betsy Andrews (1783 – 1856) – David Handley (1809 – 1895) – Elizabeth Handley (1835 – 1917) – Florence Henderson (1869 – 1956) – Florence Eugenie Watkins (1903 – 1985) – Penelope Jane Walholm (1939 – ) – Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

 And on my father’s side:

Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales (1961 – 1997) – 11th cousin – and continuing as above through – Joseph Strong (1770 – 1812) – Lucy Bishop (1747 – 1783) – Caleb Bishop (1716 – 1785) – Sarah Fobes (1684 – 1759) – Sarah Gager (1651 – 1713) – John Gager (1620 – 1703) – William Gager (1592 – 1630) – Sarah Gager (1620 – 1683) – Sarah Allyn (1642 – 1723) – Joseph Geer (1664 – 1743) – Keziah Geer (1710 – 1736) – Lucretia Minor (1732 – 1818) – Manasseh Minor York (1767 – 1830) – Lucretia York (1804 – 1887) – Henry Fayette Hamlin (1834 – 1901) – Clarence Clark Hamlin (1868 – 1940) – Elizabeth Gunnell Hamlin (1901 – 1982) – Tor Martin Hylbom (1939 – 2009) – Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

Diana is also a 10th great granddaughter of John Cogswell (1592-1669), my paternal 10th g-grandfather, which also makes her my 11th cousin as follows:

Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales (1961 – 1997), 11th cousin – Frances Ruth Roche (1936 – 2004) – and continuing as above through – Caleb Bishop (1716 – 1785) – Samuel Bishop (1679 – 1760) – Hester Cogswell (1655 – 1704) – William Cogswell (1619 – 1700) – John Cogswell (1592 – 1669) – John Cogswell (1622 – 1653) – Samuel Cogswell (1651 – 1701) – Samuel Cogswell (1677 – 1752) – Althea Cogswell (1715 – ) – Lucy Foster (1740 – 1785) – Loren Hamlin (1784 – 1843) – Fayette B Hamlin (1812 – 1866) – Henry Fayette Hamlin (1834 – 1901) – and continuing as above through – Tor Martin Hylbom (1939 – 2009) – Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

Diana is also reported to be a descendant of William Holton (1610-1691).  William was the father of Sarah Holton:  Sarah Holton (1637-1683) and John King (1628-1703) are my 9th g-grandparents.  I have not yet investigated the details of this purported connection.

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