2008-05-29 05:36:13 UTC
In my continuing series on the extra medieval ancestry of Sarah
Ferguson, we see on Leo's excellent website here
we see William Floyer (or Flower) who married Sarah Burwell
This pair occupies Sarah's tree at positions 430 and 431
Leo here shows that William Floyer ascends to William Floyer and his
wife Margaret Lawrence, but William Floyer has further ascent.
The William who married Margaret Lawrence was the grandson of that
Anthony Floyer who married Anne Martin "fourth daughter and co-heiress
of her father" Nicholas Martin, esq of Athelhampstone, co Dorset by
his wife Margaret Wadham.
Margaret Wadham in turn was "one of the three sisters and co-heiresses
of Nicholas Wadham, founder of Wadham College"
Nicholas Wadham, born in 1532, died 20 Oct 1609 d.s.p. although
married to Dorothy Petre in 1555, dau of Sir William Petre by Gertrude
Nicholas was the only surviving son of John Wadham d 1577 by his wife
Joan Tregarthan co-heiress of her father John Tregarthan of Cornwall.
John Wadham was the eldest son of Sir Nicholas Wadham (d 1541) of
Merifield by his first wife Joan Hill, daughter of Robert Hill of
Houndston by his wife Alice Stourton of Pendomer.
Alice Stourton is eight steps from the English throne, I'm sure she is
probably in Leo's database.