Descendants of Adam to Henry II of England

Related links on this site: Some Roman Connections & Some Scottish / Irish Connections

Line which proceeds from ADAM through PRIAM, King of Troy, to EGBERT, first King of England (829AD)


ADAM, mortal creation about 4000 BC; died about 3070 BC
SETH, born about 3870 BC; died about 2978 BC
ENOSH, born about 3765 BC; died about 2860 BC
CAINAN (KENAN), born about 3675 BC; died about 2765 BC
MAHALALEEL (MAHALALEL), born about 3605 BC; died about 2710 BC
JARED, born about 3540 BC; died about 2578 BC
ENOCH, born about 3378 BC; walked with God about 3013 BC
METHUSELAH, born about 3313 BC; died about 2344 BC
LAMECH, born about 3126 BC; died about 2349 BC
NOAH, born about 2944 BC; died about 1994 BC
SHEM, born about 2442 BC; died about 1842 BC
ARPHAXAD, born about 2342 BC; died about 1904 BC
SALAH, born about 2307 BC; died about 1874 BC
EBER, born about 2277 BC; died about 1814 BC
PELEG, born about 2244 BC; died about 2004 BC
REU, born about 2213 BC; died about 1973 BC
SERUG, born about 2181 BC; died about 1951 BC
NAHOR, born about 2152 BC; died about 2003 BC
TERAH, born about 2122 BC; died about 1917 BC


ABRAHAM, born about 2046 BC; died about 1872 BC; married SARAH

ISAAC, born about 1946 BC; died about 1766 BC; married REBEKAH

ISRAEL né JACOB, born about 1886 BC; died about 1739 BC

JUDAH, founder of one of the 12 tribes of Israel had a child named ZARAH (Zerah)

ZARAH (It was Zarah's family that may have ruled in Egypt after Joseph's death) or TEUCER (Ancient Roman Tradition says TEUCER is a child of Scamander, who descends from the first gods and Idæa)

DARDANUS (1 Chronicles 2:6 says that the 5 sons of Zarah include DARDA and BATEIA (child of TEUCER)) (Roman tradition says DARDANUS, a cousin of TEUCER, descends from Zeus and Elektra)

In any event DARDANUS had a child named ERICHTHONIUS whose spouse was ASTYOCHE Their child was TROS espoused of CALLIRRHOE who had IILUS ILUS and spouse EURYDICE had LACMEDON LACMEDON and spouse RHOEO (or STRYMO) had PRIAM

PRIAM {Priaµos}, King of Troy during the Trojan War with the combined forces of the city-states of Greece

A daughter of PRIAM married MENNON a King of Troy (Pedigree Resource File CD 7,
(Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 1999)), and they had a son named TROR or THOR:

TROR or THOR -- the Thracian / Æsir line follows below
(see http://www.ststp.com/Archives/Scandinavian/Mythology/Pedigree/:

VINGENER {H}LORITHA EIARIDI VINGETHORR WINGENER MODA MAGI SESKEF BEDWEG HWALA ATHRA ITORMANN HEREMOD SCEAF SCEALDEA BEOWA TECTI GEATA GODWULF FLOCWALD FINN, born about 140 in Asia or Eastern Europe; son

FREOTHELAF, born about 165 in Asia or Eastern Europe; Our discussion of how the people of Troy and Asgard (the Troy of the North) got to Scandanavia and Germaniæ is HERE

FREOTHELAF (see above) was the father of FRITHUWALD (BOR) OF ASGARD, born about 190 in Asia or Eastern Europe; married BELTSA, born about 194; their son

ODIN or WODEN or WUOTAN OF ASGARD, born about 215 in Asia or Eastern Europe; by 4th spouse, born about 223; their son

BELDEG or BALDER, born about 243 in Scandinavia; married NANNA, born about 247; daughter of GEWAR, King of Norway; their son

BRAND or BROND, born about 271 in Scandinavia; spouse, born about 275 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; their son

FRITHOGAR, born about 299 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; spouse, born about 303 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; their son

FREAWINE, born about 327 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; spouse, born about 331 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; their son

WIG (Uvigg Wigga) of ANCIENT SAXONY, born about 355 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; spouse, born about 359 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; their son

GEWIS, born about 383 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; spouse, born about 387 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; their son

ESLA, born about 411 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; spouse, born about 415 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; their son

ELESA, born about 439 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; spouse, born about 443 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; their son

CERDIC, born about 467 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; died about 534 in Wessex, England, King of Wessex; spouse, born about 471 in Ancient Saxony, Northern Germany; their son

CRIDOA, born about 493 in Wessex, England; Prince of Wessex; spouse, born about 497 in Wessex, England, their son

CYNRIC, born about 525 in Wessex, England; died 560; King of Wessex; spouse, born about 527 in Wessex, England; their son

CEAWLIN, born about 547 in Wessex, England; King of Wessex; spouse, born about 548 in Wessex, England; their son

CUTHWINE, born about 564 in Wessex, England; Prince of Wessex; spouse, born about 568 in Wessex, England; their son

CUTHWULF or CUTHA, born about 600 in Wessex, England; spouse, born about 604 in Wessex, England; their son

CEOLWALD, born about 622 in Wessex, England; spouse, born about 626 in Wessex, England; their son

CENRED, born about 644 in Wessex, England; spouse, born about 648 in Wessex, England; their son

INGILD, born about 680 in Wessex, England; spouse, born about 684 in Wessex, England; their son

EOPPA, born about 706 in Wessex, England; spouse, born about 710 in Wessex, England; their son

EABA (Efa), born about 732 in Wessex, England; spouse, born about 736 in Wessex, England; their son
 
EALHMUND (variously: Alemund, Edmund, Ealmund, Ealmond), born about AD 758 in Wessex, England; possibly an under-King of Kent; EALHMUND's spouse (Alburga (?) of Kent) was born about 762 AD in Wessex, England; their son was EGBERT, born about 784 in Wessex, England; died after November 19, 838, in Wessex, England. He was first King of Wessex in 800; but, he reduced the other kingdoms and rendered them dependent upon him by 829 and thus may be considered the first sovereign ruler of all England; EGBERT married REDBURH, born about 788 in Wessex, England.

Line of descent from HENRY II back about 12 generations to EGBERT (son of EALHMUND)

HENRI Plantagenêt, born March 5, 1133, in Le Mans, Maine Province (Sarthe), France; died July 6, 1189 at Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, France; was crowned HENRY II, King of England, on December 19, 1154. He is buried at Abbey-et-Fontevrault, Maine-et-Loire, France. On May 11, 1152, Henry married ELEANOR of Aquitaine, born about 1122 in Aquitaine, France. She passed on June 26, 1202, at Mirabell Castle, France. ELEANOR was the daughter of GUILLAUME X, Duke of Aquitaine, and his wife ELEANORE. Æleanor d'Aquitaine previously had married to LOUIS VII, King of France, on July 4th or 22nd, 1137, but was divorced by him on March 21, 1152. This change of heart, as you might expect, fostered problems between the two countries, as ownership issues were again in play. ÆLEANOR of Aquitaine is buried at the Monastery of Fontevrault located in Maine-et-Loire, France.

HENRY II was the son of MATILDA, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire (also known as MAUD), born about 1104 in England; died September 10, 1167, at Abbaye Notre-Dame Des Prés, near Rouen, France. A Princess of England, she lies at rest within the Abbaye du Bec, Eure, France. On January 7, 1114, Matilda married (1st) HEINRICH V, an Emperor of Germany, who died on May 23, 1125, at Utrecht, Netherlands (no issue by this marriage) On April 3 or 22, 1127, she married (2nd) GEOFFREY V Plantagenêt, born August 24, 1113, at Anjou, France; died September 7, 1151, at Chateau-du-Loire in Eure-et-Loire, France (Burial at St Julian's Church, Le Mans, France). He is the son of FOULQUES, Count of Anjou and Ermentrude.

Maud, Henry I's daughter (see below), was denied the throne by her cousin, Henry's nephew, Stephen, who became King. Then followed a period of civil war, during which Matilda married Geoffrey Plantagenêt (Count of Anjou Duke of Normandy). They took control of Normandy. A compromise in England was eventually reached, whereby the son of Matilda and Geoffrey would be heir to the English crown. This meant that in 1154 Henry II would ascend to the throne as the first undisputed king in over 100 years (he being the grandson of Henry I).

MATILDA (Maud) was the daughter of MATILDA, born about 1082 in Scotland; died May 1, 1118 at Winchester, Hampshire, England; baptized name was EDITH of SCOTLAND, a Princess of Scotland. On November 11, 1100, MATILDA married English King HENRY I BEAUCLERC, born about 1068 at Selby, Yorkshire, England; died December 1, 1135, at Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France. Henry I was the youngest son of WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, King of England. HENRY I, crowned King of England on August 5, 1100, at Westminster was buried at Reading Abbey, Berkshire, England on January 4, 1136. William the Conquerors heritage back to Charlemagne and before is well-known.

MATILDA was the daughter of Sainte MARGARET, born about 1043 in England; died November 16, 1093, at Edinburgh Castle, Mid-Lothian, Scotland. She was a Princess of England; buried at Dunferline, Fife, Scotland; canonized as a Saint by Pope Innocent IV in 1251. In 1068 she had married Scottish King MALCOLM III CEANNMOR, born about 1031 in Scotland; died November 13, 1093, near Alnwick in Northumberland, England. Three of Sainte MARGARET's children became Scottish Kings, the fourth married an English ruler.

ED NOTE: It is through the heritage of Queen Matilda, who was the spouse of King Henry I of England (he the son of William I, First Norman King of England) and the daughter of Malcolm III, King of Scotland, that many of the later Kings and Queens of England and Scotland are able to claim direct descent from the earlier English (Anglo Saxon) Kings as will be shown below, as well as the Scots of Dalriada (Malcom III's line). The current royal family also directly descends from the Scots of Dalriada, through this line, by way of the House of York (White Rose), Mary, Queen of Scots, James I, Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, the Duke of Brunswick (Hanover) and his son George I, King of England. The lineage of the Scots of Dalriada goes back about 95 generations before Matlida, where we find one named Gaodhal (or Gæls) son of Niul, grandson of Phœniusa and further back to Japhet one of the sons of Noah. From there it is only 10 generations to Adam. This is the line through the Irish Kings who colonized Scotland and is different from the one presented on this page. The Scottish / Irish Connections are explained more fully HERE.
 
MARGARET was the daughter of EDWARD ÆTHELING, born about 1016 in Wessex, England; died 1057 in battle, England; Prince of England; buried at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England; in 1035 married AGATHA, born about 1018 in Bavaria, Germany; AGATHA had a direct connection to the Hungarian Royal line according to English Peerage sources [others say she was a daughter of BRUNO, Bishop of Augsburg, or that Agatha was a German princess who may have been the daughter of Ludolf, Count of Brunswick)]. EDWARD lived in exile during Canute's reign (hence name Ætheling).

As an aside, Yaroslav, King of the Rus [Viking-Russia] produced a daughter {Anastasia Yaroslavna of Kiev} who married King Andrew I of Hungary [András I]. Andrew's mother was the daughter of the great Varangian-Rus privateer, Vladimir I. György [George] was his son. George according to European sources, went to Britain with Edgar the Ætheling, upon the end of his exile. The Drummond family tradition states that the one named "Maurice" was from Hungary. Maurice appears to be the first of the clan in Scotland (son of George). Interestingly, it is the flag of St. Andrew that is Scotland's flag. The flag of St. George represents England. Maurice was named Thane of Lennox, a title still relished by the Drummonds, for his support during the Usurpation of Harold. Without Maurice it is likely that Margaret, Edgar's sister, would not have survived to meet and marry Malcolm III the King of Scots. The complete lineage back to the Kiev Rus and Hungarian Magars is found at: http://awt.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tamer&id=I24844&ti=5538

So because MARGARET is likely related to the Hungarian dynasty, too (through her mother, AGATHA), then the first Drummond and the English royal family were already cousins. The Drummond line was later allied by marriage with the Stewarts of Scotland. Still later, Annabella Drummond became the wife of King Robert III. She was crowned with him at Scone in September, 1390. Through this marriage the succeeding Kings of Scotland and of Britain (beginning with James I) have descended, and so there is Drummond blood in the veins of most of the crowned heads of Europe, too. http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/dtog/drummon2.html

Edward was the son of luckless EDMUND, a son of ÆTHELRÆD II.

Thus, EDWARD ÆTHELING was a grandson of ÆTHELRÆD II THE UNREADY, born about 968 in Wessex, England; died April 23, 1016, in London, England; on April 14, 978, crowned King of England; buried at St. Paul's, London England; in 985 married ALFGIFU or ÆLFLÆD, born 968 in Wessex, England; daughter of THORED GUNNARSSON.
 
ÆTHELRÆD II was the son of EDGAR THE PEACEFUL, born about 943 in Wessex, England; died July 8, 975, in Wessex, England; King of England in 959 (as he was a younger brother of his father's immediate successor); in 964 married (3rd) ELFRIDA or ÆLFTHRYTH, born about 947 in Devonshire, England; died 1000 in England; daughter of ORDGAR, Ealdorman of Devon; widow of ÆTHELWOLD, Ealdorman of East Anglia. The coinage at the right shows the King's portrait as well as the hand of God, between the alpha and omega symbols. Click the picture and view other representative coins from other English rulers.

EDGAR THE PEACEFUL was the son of EDMUND I THE MANIFICENT, born about 922 in Wessex, England; died May 26, 946 at Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, England; was crowned King of England on October 27, 940; killed at a banquet by an exiled outlaw, LEOFA; buried at Glastonbury, England; married ELGIVA, born about 922, in Wessex, England; died 944 in England; after her death she was hallowed as a Sainte and miracles were worked at her tomb at Shaftesbury, England.

EDMUND I (THE MANIFICENT) was the son of EDWARD I THE ELDER, born about 871 in Wessex, England; died July 17, 924 at Farrington, Berkshire, England; was crowned King of England by on October 30, 901 following his father's death; married (3rd) EDGIVA, born about 896 in Kent, England; daughter of SIGEHELM, Ealdorman of Kent (not the peerage line of the Norman Earls of Kent established in the 11th Century). SIGEHELM (b. 871) in turn is directly descended from the Kings of Essex of the 6th Century AD and then back to The dynasty claimed descent from Wōdan via Seaxnēat. There is some confusion on Internet sources about Alfred's death (was it 900 or 901), and when was his son crowned (900 or 901).

EDWARD I (the Elder) was the son of ALFRED THE GREAT, born about 848 in Wantage, Berkshire, England; died in 900, at Hyde Abbey, England; King of England in 871; buried in Winchester, Hampshire, England; in 868 married EALHSWITH, born about 852 in Mercia, England; died December 5, 905, in England; daughter of ÆTHELRED (Mucel), the Ealdorman of Gainas and his wife ÆDBURH.

ALFRED (the Great) was the son of ÆTHELWULF, born about 806 in Wessex, England; died June 13, 858, in Wessex, England; King of England in 839; married (1st) OSBURH, born about 810 in Wessex, England; daughter of OSLAC, descendant of the Jutes of Wight. NOTE: Alfred is viewed by many as the first King of a real country named England, his direct line continued through to Edward the Confessor, where the direct line of English Kings effectively ended; but, most later English rulers can lay claim to Alfred as shown on this page. Alfred followed his bother onto the throne (ÆTHELRED, who died at the time of the Viking invasion force (871AD)).
 
ÆTHELWULF was the son of EGBERT, born about 784 in Aix-la-Chapelle at Charlamagne's Court (others assume Wessex, England because not much was happening in Aachen at that early date). His father, Egbert died after November 19, 838, in Wessex, England. Egbert was first the King of Wessex in 800; but, he reduced the other kingdoms in Britain and rendered them dependent upon him by 829. Thus, also may be considered the first sovereign ruler of all England; EGBERT married REDBURH, born about 788 in Wessex, England. Remember now, that EGBERT was the son of EALHMUND (variously: Alemund, Edmund, Ealmund, Ealmond), born about AD 758 in Wessex, England. Egbert is the focus of the English interaction with Scandanavia and Ragnar Lothbrok in the popular series Vikings, a fictionalized account. Whether or not they met, is not known, indeed the existence of Ragnor is a mixture of myth and tales from possibly 3 rulers. A Ragnor does appear before the gates of Paris, when it is held siege, but a tie to King Ragnor is unclear.

from http://www.wintektx.com/freeman/clydeadam.htm Please Note: there exists similar documentation showing how the ancient Kings of Ireland and Scotland descend from ADAM through a daughter of an Egyptian ruler, another descendant of ZARAH, born of JUDAH. More HERE about this line and the Mission of the Apostle James to them in Spain. This tale is also tied in with the Glastonbury legends, which all may contain a gem of verity, but I will leave that to you to judge.

Related links on this site: Some Roman Connections & Some Scottish / Irish Connections

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