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The Threads Of Light

By Suzzannee Chappell All Rights Reserved ©

Mystery / Other

Blurb

The Peculiar Manner in Which Truth Appears Dear Reader, It is of particular interest to me some of the information I shall convey to you all, through various means, some historical ,some personal and some just from what seemed to come from providence. The reason for this, shall thus come henceforth but not to be stated without any facts or conjecture verified by some thread of fact. I have gone forth with some tiny fragments of information reguarding my ancestors on my dear late fathers’ side ( Lawrence E. Chappell 1943- 2015 e.v.) , as well as my Mothers’ side( Richardson) , which later we shall explore together- for I have been on a quest ever since… It quite came as surprise to discover that my ancestor Elizabeth De Chapp married the definitive Knights’ Templar Huge De Payne himself, and there were others whom carried the family name to royal or elite status which I will get into later…but what really astounded me is how the clues just appeared before me as I was looking, whenever I looked for further info , the answers came readily…and this being the crumbs on the ground which led me to a whole truth as it were, so please read on, you may take away from this what you will , b

Chapter 1: Divine Right of Kings- or Queens

“...which honor must

Not unaccompanied invest him only,

But signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine

On all deservers.”

Macbeth

I began as a family researcher, helping my mother and children with genealogy as this was a requisite of the National Metis Association in Canada. We all had to show we were descended from Red River Saskatchewan in order to get status.- Metis being an observed aboriginal status in Canada now.

I began as a family researcher, helping my mother and children with genealogy as this was a requisite of the National Metis Association in Canada. We all had to show we were descended from Red River Saskatchewan in order to get status.- Metis being an observed aboriginal status in Canada now.

Our ancestor Huge Linkletter, came to Canada, born in Orkney Scotland in 1782, who married Elizabeth Spence( the conjoiner family) in 1842, but first he married a Manitoba Cree woman,(Indian Jane), according to the custom of the country before 1815 A.D. Then she must have died, or he took on another wife, as he married Jane Doe Indian on 20 Nov.,1828 A.D., according to the custom of the country before 1840 A.D., was baptized in 1854 A.D. at St. Andrews Church and was buried Dec. 26, 1865 A.D. (History of the Linkletter Pages- Ron Schell-Diocese of Rupert’s Land- see archives) They had several children and grand children one of whom was Sarah Jane Linkletter( trial of Sarah Jane) and she married Joe McDermot ( of Ireland), they had three daughters, among them Victoria, my Grampa Georges’ Grandmother, whom he talks about in his book Richardson Ramblings, which we will get into somewhat later.

After doing some searches I came across a posting by one Winnifred Chappell who advised me that the Chappells and Churchills shared a common ancestor which was present at the signing of the Magna Carta. I tried to reach that lady but was unable to. But Thank-you to Winnifred, that post set me on a quest which has culminated in this book. Strange thing though, when we had this done I found several Sinclairs among the Linkletters ,McDermotts, and Spences(ers)… To this I researched it even further as I knew the Sinclairs of Orkney Scotland had built Roslyn Chapel- the definitive Knights’ Templar Chapel.

I took time on a trip to The U.K. last May to do research for this book and to visit this historic place and others including Windsor Castle which our title page carries the photo I took of the gallery of the Knights Of The Garter at Windsor castle. The symbol was everywhere! As well as exquisite linen tapestries, carved wood, sumptuous golden fixtures, in particular I saw a lovely wooden desk with sphinxes on the legs and the armour of a young Prince who died very young. The paintings were fabulous and some enormous – by masters. The entire fortress is abundant with the emblem of the Knights of The Garter which I believe, is one of the only modern royal status that reflects the standards and emblem of the threads of light that I have been seeking. That trip was a catalyst for many enlightening chapters for me. I had also been doing research for relatives/ancestors on my fathers’ (Chappell) side and was pleased when I saw some congruencies.

The defining common factor in all my research was the names and places that they shared commonly which led me to the Knights Templar and the Spence® on both sides of the family!

I shall begin with the intuitive aspect- not to be ignored, for indeed without that I would have had nothing meaningful to go on, but assuredly the intuition was the forefront of the field and how to aggress upon it.

For indeed the Spencer family connects to the Duke of Marlborough whose line recognizes the female heirs- unlike other aristocratic lines we know of. (This we will come back to).

When I found the coinciding family in which both sides of my family lines interconnect and realized it was a noble/royal line. I decided to take it a bit further. I mean, the royals are royals for a reason- yes? The Royals say they are descended from God or Godliness lines of both tradition and lineage- as we saw in the Spanish succession, the immensity of the purporting of this among royals for generations and that is ALL the Royals on the planet not just the European lines. The study is quite immense taken as a whole , yet taken individually, it all makes good sense- especially when you have a rocking intuition fanning the fire

Louis X1V Ann Yuroslav The Wise -French Queen

The Divine Right of Kings and Queens;

Let me be perfectly clear. The two examples I have shown above are two very different forms of what I would call “Divine Right”. Louis was a womanizer, a man who ignored his wife much, tinkering with locks and clocks, allowed his people to starve, went into extravagant wars which seemed to be so he could gain possession of art and artifacts that showed evidence of the Jesus- Mary line. The art he placed into his basement and covered. His idea of Divine Right was that whatever he wanted- he got. He was so unlike a Sun god, there was no mistaking the poverty of his soul.

Ann on the other hand, comes from a line of Kings known as “Yuroslav The Wise”. She befriended her kinswoman (a distant cousin is the assumption based on lands she gave my ancestor Muriel La Chappelle) and strongly supported the Cathars. There is a story by which she ‘transformed’ into a dove and flew away from the Vatican in favour of the Cathars. She is by far an example of leadership and “Divine Right” which anyone with eyes that can see can tell they are of a different sort, and appear Divinely guided.

“…the doctrine that kings derive their authority from God, not from their subjects, from which it follows that rebellion is the worst of political crimes. It was claimed in Britain by the earlier Stuarts and is also associated with the absolutism of Louis XIV of France.”

Macbeth:

“My plenteous joys,

Wanton in fulness, seek to hide themselves

In drops of sorrow.—Sons, kinsmen, thanes,

And you whose places are the nearest, know

We will establish our estate upon

Our eldest, Malcolm, whom we name hereafter

The Prince of Cumberland; which honor must

Not unaccompanied invest him only,

But signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine

On all deservers.—From hence to Inverness

And bind us further to you. (1.4.39-49)”

Divine right of kings

“The power of the monarch:

Throughout the middle ages and beyond, monarchs were seen as being God’s deputies on earth, and having a ‘divine right’ to rule. Henry VIII was able to act as he did largely because he had absolute power, and an attack on him, even a verbal one, was considered to be treason.”

Here we see an abuse of this power.

“Although there were meetings of Parliament, and had been for hundreds of years, Parliament did not convene unless summoned by the King; this practice continued through the reign of Elizabeth I and beyond.

For most English (and European) citizens of Shakespeare’s day, the ruler was accepted as head of the nation by divine appointment”

It appears as though the Kings and Queens of Old had some reason to think their blood made them of divine right- whether it was some Odinic or Cathar ( catholic) lineage is of some debate-yet clearly it is acted upon and Louis the X1V gave himself the right to be seen as a sun god. This is very similar to the adorations which were given to Kings and Monarchs in ancient Egyptians, Mayans , Incas, Aztecs, Chinese, Hindu, Japanese and many other cultures world wide- why? …

Because they knew they had powers to convene with a higher Source...

- or at least that was what we were told. In some cases, this was true. In others it was not, however hubris gave them the effort to push forward. I always say the proof is in the pudding, but let’s move on shall we?

First let us explore the Knights of The Garter as this is an emblem many people know of and perhaps I can lend some of my Chappell insights to the outer lying symbol.

“The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry founded by Edward III in 1348 and regarded as the most prestigious British order of chivalry (though in precedence inferior to the military Victoria Cross and George Cross) in England and the United Kingdom. It is dedicated to the image and arms of Saint George, England’s patron saint.

Appointments are made at the Sovereign’s sole discretion. Membership of the Order is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than 24 members, or Companions. The order also includes supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g., members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs). New appointments to the Order of the Garter are often announced on St George’s Day (23 April), ...

The order’s emblem is a garter with the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense (Middle French: “Shame on him who thinks ill of it”) in gold lettering. Members of the order wear it on ceremonial occasions.

King Edward III founded the Order of the Garter around the time of his claim to the French throne.[1] The year is usually presumed to be 1348; however, the Complete Peerage, under “The Founders of the Order of the Garter”, states the order was first instituted on 23 April 1344, listing each founding member as knighted in 1344. The list includes Sir Sanchet D’Abrichecourt, who died on 20 October 1345.[3] ...Various legends account for the origin of the Order. The most popular legend involves the “Countess of Salisbury”, whose garter is said to have slipped from her leg while she was dancing at a court ball at Calais. When the surrounding courtiers sniggered, the king picked it up and returned it to her, exclaiming, “Honi soit qui mal y pense!” (“Shame on him who thinks ill of it!“), the phrase that has become the motto of the Order.[1] ...

Medieval scholars have pointed to a connection between the Order of the Garter and the Middle English poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In Gawain, a girdle, very similar in its erotic undertones to the garter, plays a prominent role...Soon after the founding of the Order, women were appointed “Ladies of the Garter”, but were not made companions. King Henry VII discontinued the practice in 1488 ... In 1987, however, it became possible to install “Ladies Companion of the Garter” under a statute of Queen Elizabeth II.[11] ...Membership in the Order is strictly limited and includes the Monarch, the Prince of Wales, not more than 24 companion members, and various supernumerary members. The monarch alone can grant membership...With the installation of Emperor Alexander I of Russia in 1813, supernumerary membership was extended to foreign monarchs, who are known as “Stranger Knights and Ladies of the Garter”.[16] “

So the Order itself began as a chivalrous order which can pertain only to the protection of the feminine and the female line. Why? Of what importance is this? Note the inclusion of women in the ranks who are known as “Dames”.

It is my belief that the present Queen Elizabeth 2nd ( Dec. 2017) as of this writing reinstated the Order after a manner to bring attention to the reason for its’ inception and for the honouring of its’ mandate. Note the Large Plumed feathers of the romantic troubadour era...it speaks to a kind of Knight , a manner of style and a countenance of stature of a most noble embodiment.

Recall that this order came into being twenty years before Henry Sinclair of Scotland awarded his Titles and lands, possibly due to being in the Scots Order of the Knights Templars was most likely in possession of documents that told of the bloodline of Jesus and Mary since the early 1100’s. ( we shall go into this later.)

It is my opinion that this order came into being as a statement to honour Mary, wife of Jesus Christ, mother of his children,and their lineage and whose death and subsequent robbery of her head and forearms begat a quest for chivalrous Knights of these such orders furthermore. And indeed -Shame on them that think ill of it!

The Lineage of Light

Chappelle/Chappell Lineage

CHapəl/

noun

1. 1.

a small building for Christian worship, typically one attached to an institution or private house.

“a service in the chapel”

And

chapelnoun [ C ]

​C2 a room that is part of a larger building and is used for Christianworship:

C2 mainly uk a building used for Christian worship by Christians who do not belong to the Church of England or the Roman CatholicChurch

The French spelling is Chappelle. The names of Kirk, Churchill and Chapel/ Chappell all mean the same or similar thing- a church or place of worship and /or the ones who took care of the lands buildings/tenements of the church within a region. I believe that this is the case with my more modern ancestors, but let us look into some of the territory among those peoples and how things may have worked.…

In both statements taken from the internet, it is clear that the worshippers were not orthodox Christians- not of the leading theorems at the time and may be considered “left “of the main day of the Roman Catholic and Church of England of their time.

I had looked into the families of the famous region of Languedoc and their language of Oc = meaning “yes” in that language and the name of the language pertaining to a special place- Languedoc France…

“The name Occitan comes from lenga d’òc (“language of òc”), òc being the Occitan word for yes. While the term would have been in use orally for some time after the decline of Latin, as far as historical records show, the Italian medieval poet Dante was the first to have recorded the term lingua d’oc in writing. In his De vulgari eloquentia, he wrote in Latin, “nam alii oc, alii si, alii vero dicunt oil” (“for some say òc, others sì, yet others say oïl”), thereby highlighting three major Romance literary languages that were well known in Italy, based on each language’s word for “yes”, the òc language(Occitan), the oïl language (French), and the sì language (Sicilian and Italian). This was not, of course, the only defining characteristic of each group”

…This as being significant factors in my theory.

Within the region of Languedoc there lies a city in the old language known as Albi- the reference being close to Albion- Avalon which is part of or was the name of England- a direct tie to the Celts who called their homeland Albion. Of course, the legend of King Arthur and his neighboring constituents-, Gaul, Germania, France, Spain and others from which many of the Templar Knights and Teutonic Knights stemmed from- gives reference pertaining to the Albigensian Kings. Clues from whence they came and the observation that the people who spoke Occitan did not change their method of communication but hold it still to this day -with an approximate 10,000 people still speaking that language today.-, leads me to believe they hold this language very dear. Why did they not merge with the French language as most others have? I suspect this is due to the reference and spiritual meanings of some words which show biblical connotation- but that is yet to be proved. One thing is clear though, that Dumas when writing “the Three Musketeers” had his protagonist D’Artangun as a Gascon, which is a region close to Languedoc and that was clearly done for a reason.

Many of the Celtic tribes owe their genes to the lines of the Indo European and Altic European genesis, some small and dark with a Pictish look and others large with blond/red or dark coloring. My fathers’ side relatives were small with dark hair peoples with large dark brown eyes. My thoughts came to these conclusions;

-That some of the Saint Clairs of France , England and Scotland were members of the Knights Templars, with bloodline connections.

- That the Chappells were friendly family or bloodline in France and England. --That the Linkletters were friendly family in Scotland.

- That Huge De Payens would not have married anyone who was not considered bloodline.

- That Edwin Sinclair adopted or claimed kinship with three children of the Linkletters in 1740 and 1780 respectively as was his duty as Liege Lord.

-That Muriel La Chappelle had been a ‘lady-in-waiting’ to Queen of France Ann (Yuroslav), but was rumored to be a relative, giving her a grand manor upon her marriage to Roger De Bulsi- a high ranking general in William The Conquerors’ army.

Threads To Follow

Looking to the lineage we start with the one that got the ball rolling- that of the account of historian Thiessen- that Huge De Payne married Elizabeth De Chappes ( name meaning : of the chapel) in 1111 A.D. as this information had been copied into the family bible-just two years after he and the other original Christian Knights of The Poor Knights of The Temple returned to their homes from Jerusalem bringing back the holy relics with them. Later he helped to found the Knights’ Templar in 1189-

It stands to reason- Huge De Payne must have known she was bloodline and he could only know that by being privy to documents that showed that.

King Baldwin II of Jerusalem ceding the Temple to Hugues de Payens and Godfrey de Saint-Omer

“In early documents of that region Hugo de Pedano, Montiniaci dominus is mentioned as a witness to a donation by Count Hugh of Champagne in a document of 1085–90, indicating that the man was at least sixteen by this date—a legal adult and thus able to bear witness to legal documents—and so born no later than 1070. The same name appears on a number of other charters up to 1113 also relating to Count Hugh of Champagne, suggesting that Hugo de Pedano orHugo dominus de Peanz was a member of the Count’s court. By the year 1113 he was married to Elizabeth de Chappes, who bore him at least one child, Thibaud, later abbot of Abbaye de la Colombe|la Colombe at Sens. The documents span Hugues’ lifetime and the disposition of his property after his death.[4]”

Huge De Pedano is the same as Huge De Payne. A Templar commandery was eventually built at Payns.”

The Foundation of the Order

..” In 1125 his name appears again as a witness to a donation, this time accompanied by the title “magister militum Templi” (“Master of the Knights of the Temple”).

Later chroniclers write that Hugues de Payens approached King Baldwin II of Jerusalem (whose reign began in 1118) with eight knights, two of whom were brothers and all of whom were his relatives by either blood or marriage, in order to form the Order of the Knights Templar. The other knights were Godfrey de Saint-Omer, Payen de Montdidier, Archambaud de St. Agnan, Andre de Montbard, Geoffrey Bison, and two men recorded only by the names of Rossal and Gondamer. Baldwin approved the foundation of the Order and entrusted the Temple of Jerusalem to its care….

As Grand Master, Hugues de Payens led the Order for almost twenty years until his death, helping to establish the Order’s foundations as an important and influential military and financial institution. On his visit to England and Scotland in 1128, he raised men and money for the Order, and also founded their first House in London and another near Edinburgh at Balantrodoch, now known asTemple, Midlothian.”

( Here we have the time and place where documents and relics of the Holy Order would have been entrusted to Scotsmen whom he hand picked- S.C.)

“Hugues de Payens died, apparently in Palestine, in 1136. The circumstances and date of his death are not recorded in any chronicle, though the Templars commemorated him every year on 24 May, and it’s presumed he died of old age. The 16th century historian Marco Antonio Guarini claimed that Hugues was buried in the Church of San Giacomo at Ferrara.[13] “

( The name Ferrara comes the Farnase lineage of Persian Kings dating back to Babylonian times. S.C.)

Huge De Payne

However, we have come across two other Chappell ancestors who carry the flame of the way to further my theory and bear relating that we were one of the friendly families or nobles of the Threads of Light.

Muriel La Chappelle

Muriel La Chappelle was a kinswoman of the Queen of France who married Roger De Bulsi ( 1066)– a general of the army of William of Normandy who conquered England shortly there after.

“Roger de Busli (c. 1038 – c. 1099) was a Norman baron who accompanied William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy) on his successful conquest of England in 1066.

Roger de Busli was born in or around 1038. His surname comes from the town now known as Bully (near Neufchâtel-en-Bray, mentioned as Buslei ar. 1060, Busli12th century.[1]) in Normandy, and he was likely born there.[2] After the Conquest, Busli was given lands in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the Strafforth wapentake of Yorkshire. These had previously belonged to a variety of Anglo-Saxons, including Edwin, Earl of Mercia.[3] and Rynold de Wynterwade, patriarch of the Wentworth family.

By the time of the Domesday survey de Busli was tenant-in-chief of 86 manors in Nottinghamshire, 46 in Yorkshire, and others -in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire andLeicestershire, plus one in Devon. They became the Honour of Blyth (later renamed the Honour of Tickhill), and within it, de Busli erected numerous castles, at Tickhill, Kimberworth, Laughton-en-le-Morthen and Mexborough.[3]

Much of the de Busli’s family’s leverage came from their familial relationships with the crown through the Counts of Eu.[4] Roger de Busli’s wife Muriel was in favour with the queen, to whom she was probably a lady-in-waiting or a kinswoman, evident in the queen’s grant to de Busli of the manor of Sandford upon his marriage.[5]The de Buslis had one son, also called Roger, who died as an infant, thus leaving no heirs.[6] Beatrix, probably Roger’s daughter (or possibly his sister), married William, Count of Eu.

De Busli died in the last years of the 11th century without an heir. His lands were given to Robert de Bellême, but de Bellême lost them in 1102 after he led a rebellion against Henry I. Ernulf de Busli, probably Roger’s brother, may then have inherited some of the lands; these were then passed to his son Jordan and grandson Richard de Busli.[3] Richard de Busli was co-founder of Roche Abbey, South Yorkshire with Richard FitzTurgis in 1147.

The male line of the de Busli family ran out in 1213, and the de Busli family holdings passed into the family of Vipont through the marriage of Idonea de Busli with Robert de Vipont (Vieuxpont).”

From Ancestry.com I found;

Muriel de Chappell

Also Known As:

“Muriel La Haye”

Birthdate:

circa 1040

Birthplace:

Manche, Normandy, Cotentin, France

Death:

Died 1123 in Somerset, England

Immediate Family:

Daughter of Eudo de Chappell and Muriel de Chappell (de Conteville)

Wife of Roger de Busli, of Teckhill

Mother of Warin de Bussel, 1st Baron of Penwortham; William de Busli, of Old Warden;Ernald de Busli; Béatrice de Builly; Richard de Bussel, 2nd Baron of Penwortham and 1 other

Sandford Manor

The above shows a clear misunderstanding as to how many children she had and who fathered them- a Wikipedia mistake. It is of consequence reguarding the gift from the Queen of France Anne (whom was a Russian princess of the “Yuroslav The Wise” line)-of the French Manor of Sandford. This is a very strong indication that Muriel was a family member- one did give away manors of that stature to mere ladies- in –waiting or generals in an army of which she had no part. We have further evidence of which indicates that some of the teachings or even the bloodline themselves went to Russia as when we go into the Cathars in a later chapter. A quote about her says;

“Queen of France. Anne of Kiev (born Anna Yaroslavna, also called Agnes; 1030 – was the Ruthenian queen consort of Henry I of France from 1051 ...to and regent for her son, ...... is said, in at least one story, to have assumed the form of a dove in order to carry the Holy Grail away from those who had persecuted the Cathars. “

This is strong indication she had been brought up with Cathar values and kept up the traditions- a strong thread in the tapestry I weave for you.

Note the name is Sandford Orcas.

Sandford Manor:

A tidbit I picked up which suggests that parts of it were built after the original- and that suggests Ghosts are in some of the manors on the grounds. This could possibly explain that Muriel could have been bloodline as one of the ghosts is a beautiful woman who wears a red silk gown…

I also find it very interesting that Wikipedia reports there were no surviving children between Roger and Muriel, yet Ancestry reports there to have been six children- and four of which are clearly De bulsi. This is an interesting fact worth investigating. Also we note that their grandson Richard De Bulsi co- founded Roche Abbey in South Yorkshire indicating church ties and the family line ended in 1213 A.D. holdings passed to the Vispont. ( Viexpont- Dupont lines). There is another connection here with Rogers’ brothers grandson married into the Spencer family- Duke of Malborough whose line recognizes the females as legitimate heirs.

It is also of interest here that I have heard it said that those of the true roi-bloodline carry in their genes a dominant character and of spirit, meaning that even when they mate with “ordinary” folk or those of a common lineage, that their dominant gene always shines forth. Thus the spiritual line cannot be dominated however much breeding is done, so a bastard may carry the same genes- and a certain spirit be with them and I believe this to be true.

Now I must diverge here to explore a place of worship which I feel has sacred connotations and history worth looking at. We know that William of Normandy was religious though perhaps not pious person for there are reports of him going to a special place in France, where a holy oak church has been there for 1200 years the “Chene Chappelle”- The Oak Church on his engagement toward England where there is two churches within a large oak tree before which he knelt and prayed before going on to his conquest. The reference to the oak may have connections to the ancient Celts here as well as they revered the Oak as one of the 13 trees of import and considered sacred.

One of the Seven Chieftain Trees, “ Duir” Oak was recognized by many gods as their patron tree, Zeus, Dagda, Thor, Hercules and was the fuel for midsummer fire. Its roots are said to go far underground ( underworld) as tall as its branches( Heaven) and apparently according to Sir James Frazer “ The Golden Bough” and Robert Graves “ The White Goddess”, it opens a door to the underworld ( doors to the underworld which communicate also with the Heavens are made of oak) on St. Johns Day June 24th- the day when the Oak King is sacrificially burned alive- Duir meaning “stout Guardian of the Door”.

Recall that the name Chappell(e) means those who worship outside the church.

“Located in the small French farming village of Allouville-Bellefosse, France, according to local lore, the tree has grown in pace with the development of the French country itself. Said to have begun growing 1000 years ago (which would make it one of the oldest trees in the world) during the reign of Charlemagne, and in 1035, William the Conqueror is supposed to have knelt at its base. While scientists say the tree is only around 800 years old – too young to have been around in the age of Charlemagne – it is nonetheless, by far, the oldest known tree in France… Although Chene Chappelle’s host tree has begun to wane, its congregation still gathers twice a year for Mass and the tree is still the destination of annual pilgrimage on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin.”

This oak is said to be 33 ft tall and the church underneath said to have possibly sheltered those who had cause to need shelter in various tumultuous times. There is a story that Joan of Arc hid in the root system while being hunted down by enemies, and one would not be surprised if it was the sanctuary of many others.

From another genelogy site I found a relation to the Paulins Andersens and Churchills, and of course the late Diana Spencer, Duchess and former wife of Prince Charles of England.

“The latter Pauldin (Paulin) O’Neal Anderson married Winnifred Finney Chappell in Halifax, Va. in 1828, several years before coming to join her Chappell family in the migration to Madison Co., Tenn. It is through the Chappell lineage that we have a Churchill ancestor which is traced all the way back to the Magna Carta of England in 1215 A.D. This lineage is shared by Sir Winston Churchill, World War II Prime Minister of England.

-Capt. John Chappell of the Speedwell arrived in America, 1635, from England. He obviously was bringing settlers to the new land..

Now the Churchill-Spenser connection:

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill KG OM CH

30 Nov 1874 - 24 Jan 1965

Blenheim, Oxfordshire, England

Brother of John Strange Spencer Churchill

Husband of Clementine Ogilvy (Hozier) Churchill

Father of Diana Churchill,Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill, Sarah Millicent Hermione (Churchill) Baroness Audley, Marigold Frances Churchill and [private daughter (1920s - 2010s)]

Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill

13 Feb 1849 - 24 Jan 1895

Westminster Knightsbridge, London, England

John Winston Spencer-Churchill

02 Jun 1822 - 05 Jul 1883

England, Norfolk, Garboldisham

George Spencer-Churchill

27 Dec 1793 - 01 Jul 1857

Bill Hill, Wokingham, Berkshire, England

George Spencer

06 Jun 1766 - 05 Mar 1840

Susan Stewart

10 Apr 1767 - 02 Apr 1841

Jane Stewart

29 Mar 1798 - 12 Oct 1844

Westminster, London, Middlesex, England

George Stewart KT

24 Mar 1768 - 27 Mar 1834

Jane Paget

abt 01 Sep 1774 - 1845

Note the marriage to Janet Paget which is an obvious connection to the Plantagenet line.

Over the decades much has been written of Winston Churchill; his family tree has been pored over by genealogists seeking obscure lines of descent. A recent article on this subject referred to the Medici, Bardi and Guicciardini families in his florentine background (Genealogists’ Magazine Vol. 21 Nos. 2 & 3), which stem from Lady Frances Vane, wife of the 7th Duke of Marlborough. This article, however, concentrates on the Spencer line.

“There does seem to be some doubt about the origins of the early Spencers. The earliest known member of the family would appear to be Sir John Spencer of Wormieighton, Warwickshire who bought Althorp in Northamptonshire, was granted arms in 1504, and died in 1522. He was knighted by Henry VIII and left large estates at Wormleighton and Althorp. He had been very successful in breeding sheep from which he had derived his wealth. It had been widely held that this Sir John was a descendant of Robert le Despenser, Steward to William the Conqueror in the eleventh century, and ancestor of the infamous Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester, friend of King Edward II. Randolph Churchill in Volume I of his father’s biography (Youth 1874-1900 Ch. 1 P. 9) states just that….

The origin of the surname is interesting. Reaney’s The Origin of English Surnames gives many examples of surnames derived from offices of state, including those from Norman times. For example, “Butler” (O.Fr.bouteillier) meant the servant in charge of the wine cellar — usually the head servant. Likewise “le Despenser” came from the Old French “despensier” — dispenser (of provisions), a butler or steward. Thus we get Robert le Despenser, Steward to William the Conqueror.

Watts (Somerset, Wiltshire) Selway, Churchill, & Chappell”

Later we will show the common ancestors line of my matriarch and patriarch lines of the Chappells( De Chappes, La Chappelle) and Richardsons( Linkletter/ Sinclair) which is the Spensers.

It is of note that this line recognizes the female heirs through the Marlborough line and thus shows a behaviour and manner of thought which carries a thread of light which we now follow.

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Lydia Walters: I really enjoyed this novel. It gives us a view of what could be if we really tried.Also that there's nothing wrong with loving our LORD and our fellow humans. couldn't wait to get to each new chapter (mission). Thanks, Joe!

vane 3071: This book taught me so much and I even began to think, no wait know, it's important that people of all ages learn more about it. I may only be 14 but all we've always been told is that there the "special kids" that they have "issues", basically that they weren't normal. If we were to associate wi...

trippix1963: Not really a big surprise at the end, but it's pretty well written and fun. I liked the characters - they were more developed than in some successful published books I've read. A few typos but I've seen that in published books in the last few years.

Spring: I normally don't read fiction novels, but I absolutely enjoyed reading Silent Shadows! The style is quite different from the previous fiction novels I've attempted to read.Great job!

James Lawson: I enjoyed this so much I immediately bought (and read) the sequel from Amazon.ca - and am eagerly awaiting the third installment.Since this is a review and not a synopsis, I'll share my impressions rather than write out a condensed version of the plot.There were enough plot twists and turns to ke...

Nishant Jain: I felt as if i am watching a movie,not reading a book. The story was definitely interesting. It was more of action than horror for me. There are a few grammatical and spelling errors I came across and at times I found it difficult to imagine some things which the author is trying to convey, but o...

Ariel: First book from the Author I've read, and am extremely impressed and very much satisfied that this story was a short-story, yet, filled with great writing, fantastic characters, and all I'd like is more, please. Malice, she is my favorite!!

LeahWrites: I love your use of writer's craft and how you use figurative language to enhance your writing. It great how you didn't have any spelling or grammar issues.

Jessica: This is a story that I could not stop reading. It is amazing how everything flowed together and what happened in this book is one that I would not have expected. Very talented author and a great read.

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Nishant Jain: Plus points-* the story is quite interesting* well detailed(u can easily imagine andpicture what the narrator is trying to say)* huge twist in the endImprovements-- i feel the story unfolds a bit slowlyIt is definitely worth a shot. I have no regrets reading BREAKING POINT.

Jodee3596: I really did like this story. Lacey Amanda Jones is very well written. It's a story about a girl who didn't like who she was but wasn't really sure how to change that and still get what she wants. Then there's Finn. What or who is he? Her gay BFF, some stalker guy who takes pictures of her or the...

PersephanieBoyce: I was intrigued with the subject of this book from the snip it I read, and as I continued to read I felt like I was inside the characters brain. His thought processes, his memories, everything was so beautifully and forcefully made aware.The descriptions were vivid and detailed. At times, I did t...

Nida Bhounr: the novel was a very typical and clichéd plot boy meets girls , impregnates her and leaves her because of prior commitments then they meet up again. but nonetheless it was very nicely written. it was very typical but i liked it.

Deidre L. Swain: I understood where the story was going but the writing skills were lacking a lot. There are some places that had no flow. The plot was good which is what kept me reading the whole story. I think the author shows promise. They just need to tighten up on their skills to really get it going

Warren Bull: I thought this was a fast=paced thriller with elements of several other genres woven seamlessly in. It hooked me early and held my attention throughout. I liked the humor and surprises along the way. I really enjoyed the novel. I am not a big fan of romances or paranormal works,but when those ele...

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