Robert, it is rather amusing. Most all of us with Scots or English roots
would have royal blood since the royals could have any woman they wanted.
The whole concept of knowing the biological parents of children is very
recent in European lines.
I grew up in rural Virginia in the USA several decades ago. Even back then
tenant farmers had major issues controlling breeding rights to their wife or
daughters from the land owner or his sons. It is not pretty but part of
English or European custom. Before welfare, the landowner literally
controlled whether a tenant and family would have adequate food and shelter
or die. These landowners would be the same men in church every Sunday as
"good community leaders".
In the USA African Americans have long complained of this "custom" but the
same thing happened to the generic poor "whites" too.
In summary all of us European blooded people can claim royal blood whether
we want to or not.
btw: Your countryman in Braveheart gave a Hollywood version of English
lords having the right of being first to "deflower" common Scottish brides
on their wedding night in an act of biological terrorism.
On 5/13/07, Robert Lee <robertelee(a)optusnet.com.au> wrote:
To those who are hoping to establish that they are descended from the
kings of Scotland I should point out that their line of ancestry back
at about 1400 would consist of rather more than a million persons. It
is true to say we are all related to everyone else. I would suggest
they take a deep breath have a cold shower and get on with some real
On Saturday, May 12, 2007, at 10:48 AM, JiRobbi(a)aol.com wrote:
> I am the Edgecombe Co., NC Robbins.
> My line moved to Mississippi pre 1850. I do not know much about the
> beyond Edgecomb County.
> The Line that I can trace to whenever is the Agnew Line. My
> Grandmother was
> an Agnew of the Agnews of Lochnaw, the Hereditary Sheriff's of
> Galloway. They
> held that office as long as there was such an Office. They continued
> Lochnaw Castle as a family home from the 1460's until 1997. There was
> a brief
> time when it was used as an RAF Hospital during WWII. They were
> keepers of the
> old Lochnaw Castle in the mid 1360's.
> The Kennedy line came into the Agnew family beginning with the
> daughter of
> Lady Mary Stewart and Kennedy in the early 1400's and several
> marriages as time progressed.
> The Agnews married many descendants of Robert I beginning with a child
> Robert II's daughter Lady Mary Stewart and Sir James Kennedy, of
> Dunure, Younger.
> The Campbell connection was when Lady Isabel Campbell, daughter of
> Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll, married Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Lord
> Earl of Cassillis (Gilbert was a descendant of Robert I through Lady
> Stewart). This Campbell-Kennedy resulted in their G Granddaughter,
> Kennedy's Marriage to Sir Patrick Agnew, of Lochnaw 1st Bt, 8th
> Sheriff of Galloway.
> This marriage brought the Campbell line into the Agnew family. There
> many marriages of descendants of King Robert the Bruce into the Agnew
> from 1450 until this in the early 1600's. This Campbell line was one
> of those
> and I might say that it was a good line.
> The records of the Agnew family were well kept in Scotland and in
> after my Agnew line came here in 1717. I wish that I knew as much
> about the
> Robbins line.
> I do not believe that my Agnew people here in America knew of the
> connection until I came upon it.
> Jimmie Robbins
> Hattiesburg, MS
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