"Governor Gooch conversing with a Gentleman in the Street of Williamburgh return'd the Salute of a Negro who was passing by. Does your Honor descend so far, said the Gentleman, as to bow to a Slave? Why (replied the Governor) yes: I cannot suffer a Man of his Condition to excede me in good Manners." [Printed first in the London Magazine, afterwards in the Virginia Gazette, 16 November 1764] Sir William Gooch (1681–1751), by unknown artist, c.1725.

Underwater Sculptures Honors African Ancestors who were thrown over board the slave ships during the middle passage

Llywelyn "The Great" ap Iorwerth (1172-1240) who united and ruled Wales for forty years of fractious peace with England until his death in 1240. Married Joan Plantagenet, daughter of King John "Lackland" of England. Buried at Aberconwy Abbey. My 23rd, 24th (x2) GGF.

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, by Joshua Reynolds (1723 -1792). Dunmore is not an easy guy to like. His wife thought so, too, as did most who met him. He was not too bright, had a constitutional inability to see the world as it was, and appears to have excluded all forms of "compromise" from his mindset. But for all that narrowness, his staunch support for loyalists, especially for free blacks, whether in Virginia, London, or the Bahamas, earns him a place in our historical memory.

William Anne Keppel (1702-1754), 2nd Earl of Albemarle and Governor of Virginia. http://www.c-ville.com/A_county_by_any_other_name/#.UYAe5qKKJ2A

Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror and mother of Henry I, the first woman to be crowned Queen of England, was born in 1031. Her father, Baldwin V, was the Count of Flanders, and her mother Adela, was a daughter Robert II the Pious Capet, King of France. Statue is located in the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France. 27th GG mother. Ancestor

SHEILD OF HENRY II OF FRANCE ~ KING TO QUEEN ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE / MY GREAT (ETC) GRANDPARENTS

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