17 steps to young Prince George of England!

Now, this is not a blood relationship, mind, only by marriage. After a conversation with a cousin today, I found this Daily Mail Australia article online claiming one of my convict cousins as a blood relative of  the Duchess of Cambridge. This is not strictly true.

Revealed: Kate’s Aussie convict relatives who can trace their roots to a lamb stealing labourer

  • Duchess can trace roots to farm labourer who was sent to Australia
  • He was found guilty of stealing three lambs and handed the sentence  Read more:

Samuel Hickmott is my  1st cousin 5 times removed: two of his sons married the Goldsmith sisters Sophia and Mary Ann. A brother to these sisters, John Goldsmith, is Kate’s direct ancestor. But, it is true that the children of these two sisters are cousins to young Prince George. The blood relationship does not travel backwards.

borrowed from the article
borrowed from the article

So, my first link to Royalty – by marriage.

Samuel’s aunt, Lydia Hickmott, is my 4th great grandmother. She married Edward Jeffery, 1790, in Brenchley, Kent and their son William is my great-great-great-grandfather.  William (1808-1860) and his wife came to Australia in 1838 as free settlers and later took up residence in the Orange district, New South Wales. In 1845, their daughter Harriet Jeffery (1829-1902) married my very own convict, Thomas Horner Stone (1809-1893). (Great Great grandparents)

It’s a small, small world!

[Added my chart later, because I’m sure it sounded like gobbledygook!]

My steps to the royal connection
My steps to the royal connection

 

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    As you said 17 steps, love to see the expression on their faces when “Cus” rocks up for a visit. Couple on this side too, Prince William from his mothers side and Prince Albert of Monaco through the Gaylard family. Wouldn’t mind going to a Gala and walking the Red Carpet.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Red carpet… dream on, Sue! I’d forgotten about your Royal connections. 😀

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      1. Sue says:

        Can just see you in a Tiara trundling a couple of Corgi’s behind you, or, maybe I’ll have the Corgi’s and you can have the horses

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  2. milliethom says:

    Does this mean I have to call you ‘ma’am’ or ‘my lady’ from now on, Christine? What fun you could have with that one! But what an interesting family tree. Did you know about your own ancestry before now? It’s all so fascinating.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Hi Millie, I’ve been a family history nut for a long time now. I knew about the Hickmotts but not the connection to the Goldsmiths and thus to Kate. I have found some interesting characters and discovered my husband is my 6th cousin. I must get back to doing my Family History Friday posts! 🙂 No forelock tugging required my dear.

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      1. milliethom says:

        Thank goodness for that! Ha!

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  3. joannesisco says:

    These genealogy conversations always makes my head hurt trying to keep track of the connections. Ouch!! 🙂

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Some of my rellies can keep this info in their heads – I don’t bother trying!

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  4. prior says:

    it is a small world (as I bow to you dear royal one… ;))

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  5. prior says:

    I meant “my lady…”

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  6. You lost me at about “Samuel Hickmott is my 1st cousin” but I’ll take your word for it, your ladyship.

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  7. Love it! I’ll bet WE are related in some way too. Probably descended from the group which stayed in England a bit. Your geneological studies are amazing.

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    1. Sue says:

      Christines amazing with family genealogy, so organized as well, dont know how she keeps up with it all as well as blogging, and writing a book as well as all the day to day interruptions.

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      1. ChristineR says:

        You’re making me blush, Sue. ❤ Stop it … I love it.

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    2. ChristineR says:

      Bound to be related Kayti, if we look hard enough. 😀 I’ve had a lot of help from hundreds of cousins over the years, as we share stuff.

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  8. bkpyett says:

    What fascinating things you are digging up Christine! This a certainly a claim to fame!!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      I had this one presented to me on a platter, Barbara! Couldn’t resist sharing. I usually sort of scoff up my sleeve when connections to royalty are claimed. [Blush]

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      1. bkpyett says:

        I think you deserve to be pleased! By the way, you are my third most responder, according to the WP review. So Thank You Christine for commenting so often. I always appreciate hearing from you! ❤

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        1. ChristineR says:

          LOL. You’re my third, too, Barbara. My cousin Sue up there takes the cake, and M-R second prize. Thanks Barbara, you have been very loyal whereas I arrive all in a whirl and depart for weeks at a time. ❤

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          1. bkpyett says:

            I was surprised to see my name, but pleased too! I enjoy seeing your posts and look forward to seeing your book!

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  9. la_lasciata says:

    It’s an amazing, astonishing hobby, this genealogy you pursue, CR !!!!!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Hmm, reminds me that I never did delve any further back into your lot. Your sister has it all under control, does she not?

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      1. la_lasciata says:

        Don’t think one more thought about it: you’ve done far more than your share already, me old china !!!! (for which, btw, I am honestly grateful !)

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        1. ChristineR says:

          Did you ever find the photos of your mum in the newspapers on Trove? I did save some of the images – if you would like me to email them. She was beautiful!

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          1. la_lasciata says:

            I never did. I would LOVE to see them !!!!!!!

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          2. la_lasciata says:

            And what a knockout, eh ?

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  10. pix & kardz says:

    how fun! congrats on being famous! lol
     
    hope you had a good Christmas 🙂

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Famous … not! I’m just bragging, couldn’t control myself.

      Christmas was good thanks, Chris. 🙂

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  11. NancyTex says:

    Squee! I love the royals, and I won’t apologize for it!

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  12. willowdot21 says:

    Wonderful post I’d love to see the royal reaction. There are a lot of royal connections that the Family do not shout about…. Hell they are just human. As you say shame blue blood does not run backwards. Or maybe you have had a lucky escape. 😉 xxx

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