Charlemagne Descents


About Charlemagne

Charlemagne (April 2, 742/8 - January 28, 814) also known as Charles the Great or Charles I, was the King of the Franks from 768, the King of Italy from 774, and from 800 the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier. The expanded Frankish state he founded is called the Carolingian Empire. For a detailed Wikipedia, click here.  This page will document some different descents from Charlemagne that I am aware of that connects to an ancestor on one of my surname pages.


Charlemagne to the Lawrence Line

The ancestry of Thomas Lawrence's mother Elizabeth Bull has been proven back to Charlemagne in a publication in "The Genealogist, Vol. 10, #1, Spring 1989" by "David L. Greene" entitled "Royal Ancestry of the Ipswich MA and Long Island Lawrence Families".  The 29 page document is currently available on the site.  The established line to Charlemagne is listed below.  In addition, the Lawrence/Charlemagne line has been accepted for membership into the "Order of the Crown of Charlemagne."

Generation Father Mother
30 Charlemagne (747-814) Hildegarde of Swabia (758-783)
29 Karlmann (Pippin) (777-810)  
28 Bernhard (c797-818) Cunigunde (c797-c835)
27 Pepin (c817-)  
26 Heribert I (c840-900)  
25 Heribert II (c880-943) Adela Hildebrand (c887-931)
24 Robert Count of Meaux and Troyes (c910-967) Adelaide (c925-)
23 Geoffrey I Count of Anjou (c940-987) Adela (c950-974)
22 Conan I Duke of Brittany (-992) Ermengarde (c966-)
21 Richard II Duke of Normandy (c958-1027) Judith Britagne (c974-1017)
20 Robert Duke of Normandy (c1004-1035) Herleve De Falaise (1003-c1050)
19 Lambert of Lens (c1022) Adelaide (c1030-c1090)
18 Waltheof Earl of Huntington (c1046-1076) Judith of Lens (1054-)
17 Simon De Senlis (c1068-1109) Maud Huntington (c1072-1130)
16 Robert FitzRichard (c1104-1134) Maud De Senlis (c1106-)
15 Walter FitzRobert (-1198) Maud De Lacy (c1137-)
14 Gilbert Pecche (c1145-1212) Alice FitzWalter (c1150-)
13 Hamon II Pecche (c1187-1241) Eve (c1192-)
12 Gilbert II Pecche (c1220-1291) Joan De Creye (c1222-)
11 Gilbert III Pecche (c1262-1322) Isolda (c1264-1322)
10 Gilbert IV Pecche (1306-1349) Joan De Weyland (c1308-)
9 Thomas Notebeme (c1352-1406) Katherine Pecche (c1339-1406)
8 John Hinkley (c1382-1432) Margaret Notebeme (c1378-1443)
7 Henry Caldebeck (c1412-1445) Cecily Hinkley (c1412-)
6 Thomas Underhill (c1442-1509) Thomasine Caldebeck (c1430-)
5 Thomas Knighton (c1470-1544) Anne Underhill (c1470-)
4 Charles Bull (c1490-1532) Joan Nighton (1494-)
3 Richard Bull (c1511-1585) Alice Hunt (c1532-)
2 John Lawrence (1561-1609) Elizabeth Bull (c1562-1609)
1 Thomas Lawrence (1588-1609) Joan Antrobus (1592-1659)


Charlemagne to the Abell Line

The ancestry of Robert Abell to King Edward I is well documented in a number of established sources including "Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell" by Carl Boyer III.  The line below has been established as meeting the criteria of membership into the "Order of the Crown of Charlemagne."

Generation Father Mother
30 Charlemagne (747-814) Hildegarde of Swabia (758-783)
29 Louis "The Pious" Emperor (778-840) Judith Princess of Bavaria (800-873)
28 Charles "The Bald" Emperor (823-877) Ermentrude, Queen of Franks (825-869)
27 Baldwin I Count of Flanders (837-879)  Judith Princess/Queen (844-870)
26 Baldwin II Count of Flanders (863-918)  Elfrida, Princess of England (868-920)
25 Arnulf I Count of Flanders (889-964) Adela De Vermandois (915-958)
24 Baldwin III Count of Flanders (c925-962) Mathilde Countess of Flanders (969-1008)
23 Arnulf II Count of Flanders (c941-987) Rosele Queen of France/Italy (c945-1003)
22 Baldwin IV Count of Flanders (c967-1036) Otgive De Luxembourg (c986-1030)
21 Baldwin V Count of Flanders (c1012-1067) Adele, Princess of France (1009-1079)
20 William "The Conqueror" (1024-1087) Matilda Flanders (1031-1083)
19 King Henry I (1070-1135) Matilda Atheling (1079-1118)
18 Geoffrey V Plantagenet (1113-1151) Queen Matilda (1104-1169)
17 King Henry II (1132-1189) Eleanor of Aquitaine (1121-1204)
16 King John Lackland (1161-1216) Isabella Taillefer (1188-1245)
15 King Henry III (1206-1272) Eleanor of Provence (1222-1291)
14 King Edward I "Longshanks" (1239-1307) Eleanor of Castile (1240-1290)
13 Humphrey De Bohun (c1276-1321) Elizabeth Plantagenet (1282-1316)
12 William De Bohun (c1312-1360) Elizabeth Badlesmere (1313-1356)
11 Richard FitzAlan (1346-1397) Elizabeth De Bohun (1346-1385)
10 William De Beauchamp (1358-1411) Joan FitzAlan (1375-1435)
9 James Butler (1392-1452)  Joan De Beauchamp (1396-1430)
8 John Talbot (1413-1460)  Elizabeth Butler (1420-1473)
7 Sir Henry Vernon (1441-1515) Ann Talbot (c1445-1494)
6 Sir Robert Corbet (c1477-1513) Elizabeth Vernon (c1481-1563)
5 Sir Richard Mainwaring (1499-1558)  Dorothy Corbet (c1498-)
4 Sir Arthur Mainwaring (1520-1590) Margaret Mainwaring (c1521-)
3 Richard Cotton (1539-1602) Mary Mainwaring (1541-1578)
2 George Abell (1561-1631) Frances Cotton (1565-1630)
1 Robert Abell (1589) Joanna (1610-1671)



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