Was Eleanor of Aquitaine my Ancestor?

Blog series trying to verify my descent from Eleanor of Aquitaine, one generation at the time, according to the Genealogical Proof Standard.

Grave of Eleanor of Aquitaine at Fontevrauld Abbey

Was Eleanor of Aquitaine my Ancestor? Generation 20 – Jan van Wijfliet

This is the twenty-first post in a series about my possible line of descent from Eleanor of Aquitaine. In the first post, I explained how I discovered the possible line, and how I am going to verify it one generation at a time. In the last post, I proved that my sixteenth great-grandfather Willem van Wijfliet was the son of Jan van Wijfliet. Jan van Wijfliet, son of Lijsbeth van Mieren Research into Willem van Wijfliet turned up several sources that mentioned his father Jan: Feudal … [Read more...]

Was Eleanor of Aquitaine my Ancestor? Generation 21 – Lijsbeth van Mieren

This is the twenty-second post in a series about my possible line of descent from Eleanor of Aquitaine. In the first post, I explained how I discovered the possible line, and how I am going to verify it one generation at a time. In the last post, I proved that my seventeenth great-grandfather Johan van Wijfliet was the son of Lijsbeth van Mieren. Lijsbeth van Mieren, daughter of Jan van Wijfliet Research into Jan van Wijfliet turned up two records that mentioned his father's wife: A 1349 … [Read more...]

Was Eleanor of Aquitaine my Ancestor? Generation 22 – Jan van Wijfliet

This is the twenty-third post in a series about my possible line of descent from Eleanor of Aquitaine. In the first post, I explained how I discovered the possible line, and how I am going to verify it one generation at a time. In the last post, I proved that my eighteenth great-grandmother Lijsbeth van Mieren was the daughter of Jan van Wijfliet, Lord of Blaasveld. Jan van Wijfliet, son of Duke John II of Brabant The previous phase uncovered a rent for 116 pounds given to Jan van Wijfliet in … [Read more...]

Was Eleanor of Aquitaine my Ancestor? Generation 23 – John II of Brabant

This is the twenty-fourth post in a series about my possible line of descent from Eleanor of Aquitaine. In the first post, I explained how I discovered the possible line, and how I am going to verify it one generation at a time. In the last post, I proved that my nineteenth great-grandfather Jan van Wijfliet, Lord of Blaasveld, was the illegitimate son of John II Duke of Brabant by his mistress Elsbeen van Wijfliet. From this point on, the ancestors are known historical figures, whom I will … [Read more...]

Was Eleanor of Aquitaine my Ancestor? Generation 24 – Margaret of Flanders

This is the twenty-fifth post in a series about my possible line of descent from Eleanor of Aquitaine. In the first post, I explained how I discovered the possible line, and how I am going to verify it one generation at a time. In the last post, I proved that my twentieth great-grandfather Duke John II of Brabant was the son of Margaret of Flanders and John I, Duke of Brabant. Biography Margaret of Flanders was born in 1251 as the eldest daughter of Guy of Dampierre, count of Flanders, by his … [Read more...]

Was Eleanor of Aquitaine my Ancestor? Generation 25 – Guy of Dampierre

This is the twenty-sixth post in a series about my possible line of descent from Eleanor of Aquitaine. In the first post, I explained how I discovered the possible line, and how I am going to verify it one generation at a time. In the last post, I proved that my twenty-first great-grandmother Margaret of Flanders, Duchess of Brabant, was the daughter of Guy of Dampierre, Count of Flanders. Biographical information Guy of Dampierre was born in 1226 as the second son William of Dampierre and … [Read more...]

Was Eleanor of Aquitaine my Ancestor? Generation 26 – Margaret countess of Flanders

This is the twenty-seventh post in a series about my possible line of descent from Eleanor of Aquitaine. In the first post, I explained how I discovered the possible line, and how I am going to verify it one generation at a time. In the last post, I proved that my twenty-second great-grandfather Guy of Dampierre, Count of Flanders, was the son of Margaret, countess of Flanders, and William of Dampierre. Biography Margaret of Flanders was born in June 1202 as the second child of Baldwin IX, … [Read more...]