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BEGINNING
WOMACK GENEALOGY- One Hundred Fifty Generations
Removed From The First Man and Woman
(See Introduction and Preface for explanation and References)

(Gen.1) ADAM;
(Gen.2) SHETH;
(Gen.3) ENOSH;
(Gen.4) KENAN;
(Gen.5) MAHALALEEL;
(Gen. 6) JERED;
(Gen.7) HEENECH;
(Gen.8) METHUSELAH;
(Gen.9) LAMECH; (
Gen.10) NOAH;
(Gen.11) SHEM;
(Gen.12) ARPHAXAD;
(Gen.13) SHELAH;
(Gen.14) ETER;
(Gen.15) PELEG;
(Gen.16) REU;
(Gen.17) SERUG;
(Gen.18) NAHOR;
(Gen.19) TERAH;
(Gen.20) ABRAM (ABRAHAM);
(Gen.21) ISAAC;
(Gen.22) ISRAEL (OR JACOB);
(Gen.23) JUDAH;
(Gen.24) PHAREZ;
(Gen.25) HEZRON;
(Gen.26) RAM;
(Gen.27) AMMINADAB;
(Gen.28) NAHSHEN;
(Gen.29) SALMA;
(Gen.30) BOAZ;
(Gen.31) OBED;
(Gen.32) JESSE;
(Gen.33) DAVID;
(Gen.34) SOLOMON;
(Gen.35) REHOBOAM;
(Gen.36) ABIA;
(Gen.37) ASA;
(Gen.38) JEHOSAPHAT;
(Gen.39) JORAM;
(Gen.40) AHAZIAH;
(Gen.41) JOASH;
(Gen.42) AMAZIAH;
(Gen.43) AZARIAH;
(Gen.44) JOTHAM;
(Gen.45) AHAZ;
(Gen.46) HEZEKIAH;
(Gen.47) MANASSEEH;
(Gen.48) AMON;
(Gen.49) JOSIAH;
(Gen.50)
ZEDEKIAH; (ZEDEKIAH ENDS THE GENEALOGY FROM THE BIBLE, AND THE NEXT GENERATION, TAMA-TEPHI COMES FROM THE RECORD OF IRISH KINGS)
(Gen.51) TAMA-TEPHI, (wife of Heremon, 2nd and   Joint King with his brothers, of Ireland);
(Gen. 52) IRIAL FAIDH, 10th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 53) ELTHRISLL, 11th King of Ireland, who wrote the History of the Gadelian Travels, and was called the Irish Prophet;

(Gen. 54) FALACH; (Gen. 55) TEGHEARNMAS, 13th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 56) EANBROTHA;
(Gen. 57) SIMORGOILL; (Gen. 58) FIACHADH LAMHRAEIN, 18th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 59) AONGUS OLLMUCHACH, 20th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 60) MAON; (Gen. 61) ROTHEACHTA; (Gen. 62) DEIN;
(Gen. 63) SIORNA SAOGHALACH, 34th King of Ireland, lived 250 years, reigned 150 yrs;
(Gen. 64) OLIOLL OLCHAOIN;
(Gen. 65) GIALLCHADH, 37th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 66) NUADHAS FIONNFAIL, 39th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 67) AODH GLAS; (Gen. 68) SIMEON BREAC, 44th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 69) MUREDACH BOLGACH, 46th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 70) FIACHADH TOLGRACH, 55th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 71) DUACH LADHRACH, 59th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 72) EOCHAIDH BUIDH;
(Gen. 73) UGAIN MORE, 66th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 74) COBTHACH CAOL-BHREAGH, 69th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 75) MELG MOLGHTHACH, 71st King of Ireland;
(Gen. 76) IARN GLEO-FHATACH, 74th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 77) OLIOLL CASFIACALACH, 77th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 78) EOCHAIDH ALLHLEATHAN, 79th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 79) AONGUS TURMEACH- TEAMRACH, 81st King of Ireland;
(Gen. 80) ENDA AGBEACG;
(Gen. 81) ASAMAN EAMHNADH;
(Gen. 82) RIOGHEAN RUDAH;
(Gen. 83) FIONN LOACH;
(Gen. 84) FIONN;
(Gen. 85) EOCHAIDH FEIDHLIOCH;
(Gen. 86) BREAS-NAR-LOTHA;
(Gen. 87) LUGAIDH SRIABH-N-DEARG,  98th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 88) CRIMTHANN, the Heroic, 100th King of Ireland,
                 reigned when CHRIST was born;
(Gen. 89) FEREDACH, the True, died about 14 A.D.;
(Gen. 90) FIACHA, of the White Oxen;
(Gen. 91) TUATHAL TEACHDMAR, 106th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 92) FELIM, the Lawgiver;
(Gen. 93) CONN, 110th King of Ireland, died about 123 A.D.;
(Gen. 94) ART EAN FHEAR, 112th King of Ireland;
(Gen. 95) CORMAC MAC ART, 115th King;
(Gen. 96) CAIRBRE LIFFECHAR, 117th King of Ireland, died about 285 A.D.;(Gen. 97, Begins Chapter 30, "The Scottish Kings" page 190 Wurt's Magna charta, also see pages Magna Charta, 191 and 192, which includes Matilda of England, wife of Geoffrey Plantagenet);
(Gen. 97) FIACHA STRABHTEINE, 120th Monarch of Ireland (who married AIOFE, great grand-daughter of Coel, or Colius I, (OLD KING COLE), son of Marius, who married the daughter of Queen Boadicea) FIACHA died 322 A.D.;
(Gen. 98) MUREDACH TIREACH, 122nd Monarch of Ireland; (Gen. 99) EOCHAIDH MUIGH MEADHOIN, 124th Monarch of Ireland;
(Gen. 100) NIALL MOR, known as Niall of the nine Hostages, 126th Monarch of Ireland;
(Gen. 101) EOGHAN or OWEN;
(Gen. 102) MUREDACH; (Gen. 103) FERGUS MOR MAC EARCA, 131st Monarch of Ireland, in A.D. 498, with five of his brothers, went into Scotland with a complete army to assist his grandfather, Loarn, King of Dalriada, in overcoming the Picts. Upon the King's death, Fergus was unanimously elected King, and became the first absolute King of all Scotland of the Milesian Race;
(Gen. 104) DONART;
(Gen. 105) EOCHAIDH;
(Gen. 106) GABHRAN;
(Gen. 107) EDHAN;
(Gen. 108) EOCHAIDH BUIDHE;
(Gen. 109) DONALD BREAC;
(Gen. 110) DONGART;
(Gen. 111) EOCHAIDH II, whose son was
(Gen. 112) EOCHAIDH III, who had Aiodh, whose son was (Gen. 113) HUGH FIONN;
(Gen. 114) EOACHAIDH RINNAMAIL;
(Gen. 115) ALPIN;
(Gen. 116) KENNETH McALPIN;
(Gen. 117) CONSTANTINE;
(Gen. 118) DONALD;
(Gen. 119) MALCOLM I;
(Gen. 120) KENNETH;
(Gen. 121) MALCOLM II, died 1040, had no sons. Of his two daughters, the younger, Deda, married Synel, Lord of Glammis and had a son MACBETH, who died 1057;
(Gen. 122) BEATRICE, the elder daughter, married Crinan, Lord of the Isles, and had by him;
(Gen. 123) DUNCAN, King of Scotland, slain in 1041 by his cousin MACBETH;
(Gen. 124) MALCOLM III, King of Scotland, (called Canmore, because of the large size of his head), became King in 1057, died in 1093, married, as his second wife, MARGARET, of England, daughter of EDWARD the EXILE. Their only daughter MATILDA, became the wife of HENRY I, King of England;
(Gen. 125) MATILDA, of Scotland, and her husband, HENRY I, BEAUCLERC, King of England, were the parents of MATILDA; (Gen. 126) MATILDA of ENGLAND, daughter of King HENRY I, BEAUCLERC, of ENGLAND, married: GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET, who heads the long line of English Kings of that name.
 
GENEALOGY of QUEEN MARGARET of ENGLAND, wife of MALCOLM III, (canmore), King of Scotland, as given in Magna Charta, pp 169 to 177, inclusive, is as follows:
THE SAXON ROYAL LINE
(I) CERDIC, King of the West Saxons, died 534; (2) CYNRIC; (3) CEOLIN; (4) CUTHWINE, slain in battle against the Scots in 581; (5) CUTHA; (6) CEOWALD; (7) CENRED; (8) INGILD; (9) EOPPA; (10) EAFFA; (11) ALEMUND; (12) EGBERT; called the first King of all England, born about 775, died 839, married LADY REDBURGA. In 829 he became overlord of all the English Kings and gave the name of England to the whole realm; (13) ETHELWULF, (Noble Wolf), died 13 January 857, married as his first wife, LADY OSBURGA, who became the mother of ALFRED.
By the advice of St. Swithin, Bishop of Winchester, he granted to the Church a tithe of all his dominions. Ethelwulf was succeeded by each of his four sons, in turn, the fourth and youngest of whom was, (14) ALFRED THE GREAT, the greatest King who ever sat upon the English throne, founder of England's Civilization and Nationality, born in 849, died 901; reigned thirty years; built Englands first Navy fleet; founded Oxford University; mad London the Capital of England; wrote the famous Anglo-saxon Chronicle, the first history written in any modern language; married LADY ALSWITHA, a daughter of ETHELRED and EDBURGA, of the royal house of Mercia; (15) EDWARD THE ELDER, "the unconquered King", reigned 901-925, died 925; (16) EDMUND I, MAGNIFICUS, born 922, he was, 12th of his father's 15 children; the first of the Boy Kings; reigned between 940 and 946; was slain by an outlaw. By his wife, PRINCESS ELGIVA, "The Fairies Gift", he had a son; (17) EDGAR THE PEACEFUL, the fourth Boy King, born 943, died 975; (18) ETHEIRED, born 968, called "The Unready", died 1016 in London. His second wife, EMMA, "The Flower of Normandy", who became the mother of EDWARD THE CONFESSOR. Ethelred's first wife, Elfled, their eldest son was; (19) EDMUND II IRONSIDE, born 989, died 1016. He succeeded his father in April, 1016; died in London. 30 November 1016, having reigned only seven months. By his wife, LADY ALGITHA, Edmund had a son; (20) EDWARD THE EXILE, who fled the country and lived at the court of Hungary, until recalled by his father's half brother, EDWARD THE CONFESSOR; he was never crowned King, as he died in London, immediately after his return, in 1057. Edward, the founder of the House of Burgoyne, had one son Edgar Atheling, who married the sister of MALCOLM III, CANMORE, King of Scotland, but died without issue; and two daughters; one, Christiana, a nun, the other, named Margaret, died 1093, became the wife of MALCOLM III CANMORE, King of Scotland. The said Margaret, wife of King Malcolm III, of Scotland, was declared a saint. In Scotland the grace cup is called St. Margaret's blessing. The daughter of Queen Margaret and King Malcolm was, as aforesaid;
(Gen. 125) MATILDA OF SCOTLAND, who married HENRY I BEAUCLERE, King of England, 1100-1135. He was born at Selby Co. York in 1070; died in France 1 December 1135. Henry I was one of the eleven children of;
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, whose genealogy goes back to ROLLO, the DANE, as follows;
(a) ROLLO THE DANE, first Duke of Normandy, married Lady Poppa de Valois, their son:
(b) WILLIAM LONGSWORD, Second Duke of Normandy, also Keke of Aquitaine, married Esprita, daughter of Hubert, Cont of Senlis. Their son;
(c) RICHARD the FEARLESS, Third Duke of Normandy, born 933; died 966, married Lady Gunnora, of Denmark (died 1031). Their son; (d) RICHARD THE II, the Good, Fourth Duke of Normandy, died 1026, married, Judith, (1018), daughter of Conan I, Count de Bretagne, and his wife, Ermengarde d'Anjou. Their son; (e) ROBERT THE MAGNIFICENT, also known as Robert the Devil, Sixth Duke of Normandy, died 1035. By Herleve, also called Arlotta, daughter of the tanner, Fulbert de Falaise and his wife Doda. Duke Robert had WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, born at Falaise in 1027. His mother afterward became the wife of Herlouin de Conteville, and ancestress of ELEANOR OF
AQUITAINE, KING JOHN'S MOTHER.
The Conqueror was crowned WILLIAM I, KING of ENGLAND, on Christmas day 1066. As stated above, he was the father of Henry I, King of England. King Henry's mother was Matilda, sometimes called Maud, daughter of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders, a descendant of CHARLEMAGNE. The daughter of King Henry I, of England and his wife, Matilda, of Scotland, was aforesaid;
(Gen. 126) MATILDA of ENGLAND, also called Maud, born 1102, died 30 Jan. 1164, married first, Henry V, Emperor of Germany, who died without issue. Her second husband, to whom she was married 3 April 1127 was;
GEOFFREY, surnamed PLANTAGENET, COUNT d'ANJOU, born 1113, died 1151. King Henry I, of England, in despair over loss of his son, William, Duke of Normandy, who was drowned in the sinking of a ship off the coast of France, sought the aid of
GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET, one of the most powerful princes of France, a noble person, with "elegant and courtly manners and a reputation for gallantry in the field". Approving the marriage of his daughter MATILDA with GEOFFREY, King Henry personally invested him with Knighthood, and expressed the hope that all Englishmen would give them full allegiance. The Barons took the oath to uphold the succession of Matilda and Geoffrey and their children after them. Thus Geoffrey heads the line of English Kings which bear his Plantagenet name. The friends of Geoffrey were unaware that their playful nickname for him of Plantagenet would live through the years. The story is told that while disguised in battle and to make himself known to his followers, he leaned from his horse and grasped a sprig of "plante de genet", the common broom corn, and thrust it in his helmet. Thus he derived his popular title. As eldest son of FULK V, KING OF JERUSALEM, and his wife, LRMENGARDE, daughter of HELIAS, Count of Maine, Geoffrey was of the House of Angevin Kings, which had been prominent for three centuries. (Note: Arms of Fulk V, King of Jerusalem pictured on page 201, Magna Charta.)
Geoffrey's descent from the House of Angevin Kings follows:
(1)THERTULLUS, COUNT of ANJOU, wife PETRONELLA, daughter of Conrad, Count of Paris; (2) INGELERUS I, Count of Anjou, married Adsline of Challon; (3) FULK, "the red", born 888, died 938, wife Roscilla of Blois; (4) FULK II, The Good, Count of Anjou, died 958, married Gerberga of Catinais; (5) GEOFFREY I, Count of Anjou, died 21 July 987, married Adelaide de Vermandois, also known as Adelaide de Chalons, born 950, died 975-78; (6) FULK III, "the Black" Count of Anjou, born 970, died 21 June 1040, married, second, after 1000, Hildegarde, who died 1 April 1109, married, fifth, Bertrade de Montfort; (9) FULK V, "The Young", Count of Anjou, King of Jerusalem, born 1092; died 10 Nov. 1143, who, as above stated, was the father of GEOFFREY V "PLANTAGENET", Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy, who, on 3 April 1127, married MATILDA of ENGLAND, daughter of HENRY I, of England.
NOTE: Also being given below, is the descent of Geoffrey V of Anjou, (called "Plantagenet") husband of Matilda (Maud), of England, from KING EDWARD THE GREAT. GENEALOGY OF GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET (born 1113, died 7 Sept. 1151, from Aedd Mawr,) (KING EDWARD THE GREAT), who appears to have lived about 1300 B.C. (the line of BOAZ and RUTH) to WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, whose Genealogy back to ROLLO the DANE, is given above: (1) KING EDWARD the GREAT, his son; (2) BRYDAIN, who settled in the island at an early date, and, according to tradition, gave his name to the entire island, which has since been corrupted into "Britain". His son; (3) ANNYN TRO, his son; (4) SELYS HEN, his son; (5) BRWT, his son; (6) CYMRYW, his son; (7) ITHON, his son; (8) GWEYRYDD, his son; (9) PEREDUR, his son; (10) LLYFEINYDD, his son; (11) TEUGED, his son; (12) LLARIAN, in whose day London was a considerable town, having been founded B.C. 1020, or earlier, as some hold, at least 270 yrs before the founding of Rome; his son; (13) ITHEL, his son; (14) ENIR FARDD, his son; (15) CALCHWYDD, his son; (16) LLYWARCH, his son; (17) IDWAL, his son; (18) RHUN, his son; (19) BLEDDYN, his son; (20) MORGAN, his son; (21) BERWYN, his son; (22) CERAINT FEDWW, an irreclaimable drunkard, deposed by his subjects for setting fire, just before harvest, to the cornfields of Siluris, now Monmouthshire, his son; (23) BRYWLAIS; his son; (24) ALAFON, his son; (25) ANYN, his son; (26) DINGAD, his son; (27) GREIDIOL, his son; (28) CERAINT, his son; (29) MEIRION, his son; (30) ARCH, his son; (31) CAID, his son; (32) CERI, his son; (33) BARAN, his son; (34) LLYR, (KING LEAR). He was educated in Rome by Augustus Caesar, his son; (35) BRAN, KING of SILURIA. In the year A.D. 36, he resigned the crown to his son Caradoc, and became Arch-Druid of the college of Siluria. During his seven years in Rome, he became the first royal convert to Christianity and was baptized by the Apostle Paul, as was his son, Cardoc and the latter's two sons, Cyllinus and Cynon (he introduced the use of vellum into England). his son; (36) CARADOC (CARACTACUS), was King of Siluria, (Monmouthshire, ect.), his son; (37) ST. CYLLIN, King of Siluria. He first of the Cymry, gave infants names, for before, names were not given except to adults. His brother, Linus, the Martyr; his sister Claudia and her husband Rufus Pudent, aided the apostle Paul in the Christian Church in Rome. As recorded in II Timothy 4:21 and Romans 16:13, Rufus Pudens and St. Paul are shown to be half- brothers, children of the same mother, they had different fathers; Paul, by a Hebrew husband and Rufus, by a second marriage with a Roman Christian. His son; (38) PRINCE COEL, son of Cyllin was living A.D. 120; his son; (39) KING LLEUVER MAWR, (Lucius the Great), the second Blessed Sovereign, married Gladys, whose ancestry for eight immediate past generations is as follows; (a) CAPOIR, whose son was; (b) BELI (HELI) THE GREAT, died B.C. 72, whose son; (c) LUD, died B.C. 62, his son; (d) TENUANTIUS, his son; (e) CYNVELINE (Cymbeline), King of Britain. He was educated in Rome by Augustus Caesar, and later, forestalled the invasion of the island. His eleventh son; (f) AVIRAGUN, King of Britain, lived in Avalon, the renowned enemy of Rome; married VENISSA JULIA, daughter of TIBERIUS CLAUDIUS CAESAR, EMPEROR OF ROME, who was the grandson of MARK ANTONY. The son of Aviragus and Venissa Julia was; (g) MERIC, (Marius,), King of Britain, married the daughter of QUEEN BOADICEA (VICTORIA.) They had a daughter; (h) EURGEN, of whom later, and a son Coel, who became King of Britain in 125. OLD KING COLE was a "merry old soul", educated in rome, built Colchester (Coel- Castra), and died A.D. 170. (h)EURGEN, (see above), the said daughter of Meric, (Marius) and his wife, the daughter of Boadicea, had, as above stated, Gladys, who became the wife of No. 39 (see above), Lleuver Mawr (Lucius the Great) who changed the established religion of Britain from DRUIDISM to CHRISTIANITY. The daughter of Lucius the Great and his wife, Gladys, was; (40) GLADYS, who became the wife of Cadvan, of Cambria, Prince of Wales. Their daughter; (41) STRADA, the FAIR, married Coel, a later King of Colchester, living A.D. 232. Their daughter; (42) HELEN of the CROSS, (The Arms of Colchester were a "cross with three crowns"), Helen was born 248, died 328 and became the wife of CONSTANTIUS I, afterward Emperor of Rome, and, in right of his wife, King of Britain. He was born 242, died 306. Their son; (43) CONSTANTINE THE GREAT, born 265, died 336. Of British birth, he is known as the first CHRISTIAN EMPEROR. The greatest of all Roman Emperors, he annexed Britain to the Roman Empire, his son; (44) CONSTANTIUS II, died in 360, his son; (45) CONSTANTIUS III, married Placida, died in 421, his son; (46) VALENTINIAN III, died in 455. His daughter; (47) EUDOXIA, married Hunneric, who died in 480. her son; (48) HILDERIC, King of the Vandals in 525, his daughter; (49) HILDA, married Frode VII, who died 548; her son; (50) HALFDAN, KING OF DENMARK, his son; (51)IVAR VIDFADMA, KING of DENMARK and SWEDEN in 660 his son: (52) RORIC SLINGEBAND, KING of DENMARK and SWEDEN in 700, his son; (53) HARALD HILDETAND, KING of DENMARK and SWEDEN in 725, his son; (54) SIGURD RING, living in 750, his son; (55) RAYNER LODBROCK, KING of DENMARK and SWEDEN, died in 794, married Aslanga, his son; (56) SIGURD SNODOYE, KING of DENMARK and SWEDEN, died 830, his son; (57) HORDA KNUT, KING of DENMARK, died in 850, his son; (58) FROTHA, KING of DENMARK, died 875, his son; (59) GORM ENSKE, married Sida and died in 890, his son; (60) HAROLD PARCUS, KING of DENMARK, whose wife was Elgiva, daughter of ETHEIRED I, King of England, (a brother of King Alfred The Great), his son; (61) GORM del CAMMEL, KING of DENMARK, died in 931. His wife was Thyra, his son; (62) HAROLD BLAATAND, KING of DENMARK, died in 981, his daughter; (63) LADY GUNNORA, wife of Richard I, third Duke of Normandy, born 933, died 996. They had (beside their son Richard II ((see later)), a son; (64) ROBERT d'EVEREUX, the Archbishop, who died in 1087, his son; (65) RICHARD, Count d'Evereux, died 1067, his daughter, (66) AGNES EVEREUX, who became the wife of Simon l de Montfort, her daughter; (67) BERTRADE MONTFORT, became the wife of FULK IV, Count d'Anjou, born 1043, died 1109. The said Fulk IV's descent from OLD KING COLE is as follows;
THE FRANKISH KINGS OLD KING COLE, son of Meric (MARIUS) (g) above mentioned, was the father of, (1) ATHILDIS, wife of Marcomir IV, King of Franconia, who died 149. They had (2) CLODOMIR IV, King of the Franks, died 166, married Hasilda, their son; (3) KING FARABERT, died 186, his son; (4) KING SUNNO, died 213, his son; (5) KING HILDERIC, died 253, his son; (6) KING PARTHERUS, died 272, his son; (7) KING CLOLIUS III, died 298, his son; (8) KING WALTER, died 306, his son; (9) KING DAGOBERT, died 317, his son; (10) GENEBALD I Duke of the East Franks, died 350, his son; (11) KING DAGOBERT, died 379, his son; (12) KING CLODIUS I, died 389, his son; (13) KING MARCOMIR, died 404, his son; (14) KING PHAROMOND, married Argotta, daughter of Genebald, their son; (15) KING CLODIO, married Basina de Thuringia, and died 455, their son; (16) SIGERMERUS I, married the daughter of Ferreolus Tomantius, his son; (17) FERREOLUS, married Deuteria, a Roman lady, their son; (18) AUSBERT, died 570, married Blitheldes, daughter of Clothaire I, King of France, and his wife Ingonde, and grand-daughter of CLOVIS THE GREAT, King of France, born 466, baptized at Rheims, and died 511, and his wife Clothilde, of burgundy, "The girl of the French Vineyards". It was she who led him to embrace Christianity, and three thousand of his followers were baptized in a single day. When Clovis first listened to the story of Christ's Crucifixion, he was so moved that he cried, "If I had been there with my valiant Franks, I would have avenged Him". Ausbert and Blithildes were the parents of (19) ARNOUL, Bishop of Ketz, died 601, married Oda de Savoy and had (20) ST. ARNOLPH, Bishop of Metz, died 641, married Lady Dodo and had, (21) ACHISEA, married Begga of Brabant, who died 698, their son; (22) PEPIN d'HERISTAL, Mayor of the Palace, died 714, who married Alpais.
The royal successors of CLOVIS were woefully inefficient. They left the rule of their kingdom to their Mayors of the Palace, and only showed themselves to the people once a year, at the March Parliament, when, adorned with crowns and their fair hair flowing loose to their waists, they rode on a car drawn by oxen. As they did little but eat and drink and enjoy themselves, they went by the name of the sluggard kings, all power being in the hands of the Mayors of the Palace. Among these Mayors, PEPIN of HERISTAL made himself conspicuous. His home was near Spa in the woodland country around Liege. He made the office hereditary in his family. His heroic son, (23) CHARLES MARTEL, the Hammer, Mayor of the Palace, King of France, was still more famous, because, in the decisive Battle of Tours in 732, he utterly routed the Arabs, who had conquered Spain and the south of France. Charles Martel Married Rotrude and died in 741. His son,
(24) PEPIN THE SHORT (or PEPIN le BREF, King of France, died in 768, leaving by his wife Bertha, of Laon, a son; (25) CHARLEMAGNE, Charles the Great, born 2 April 742, probably at Aix-La-Chapelle, the greatest figure of the Middle ages, King of the Franks. Charlemagne and his younger brother, Carloman, succeeded to equal portions to one of the most powerful of European kingdoms, bounded by the Pyrenccs, the Alps, the Mediterranean and the Ocean. Carloman, the younger brother, died soon after the death of their father, Pepin The Short, and with the consent of the great nobles, Charlemagne became King. Desiderius, the King of Lombardy, had made large encroachments upon the states of the Roman Pontiff, whose cause was taken up by Charlemagne. This led to feuds, which Bertha, his mother, endeavored to appease by arranging a marriage between her son and the daughter of the Lombard. But Charlemagne soon took a disgust to the wife thus imposed upon him, and repudiated her, that he might marry Hildegarde, born 757, died 30 April 782, the daughter of a noble family in Suabin. By his wife, Hildegarde, he had a son: (26) LOUIS I, the DEBONAIRE, who by his second wife, Judith, was the father of Gisela, ancestress of Hugh Capet, King of France and of JAMICIA, wife of RICHARD de CLARE, MAGNA CHARTA SURETY. Louis I, by his first wife Ermengarde, who died 818, daughter of Ingram, Count of Basbania, was father of (27) LOTHAIRE, Earl of Germany, who married Ermengarde of Alsace, and had (28) ERMENGARDE, who was the wife of Giselbert. Their son; (29) REGUIER I, Count of Hainault, died 916, who married Albreda, their son; (30) CISELBERT, Duke of Lorraine, married Gerlerga and died 930, their daughter; (31) ALBREDA of LORRAINE, wife of Renaud, Count de Roucy, who died 973, their daughter; (32) ERWENTRUDE ROUCY, married Alberic II, Count de Macon, who died 975, their daughter; (33) BEATRICE MACON, married Geoffrey I de Castenais, their son; (34) GEOFFREY II de CASTINAIS, married Ermengarde de Anjou, their son; (35) FULK IV, Count of Anjou, born 1043, died 1109, married Bertrade de Montfort (no. 67 above), their son (36) FULK V, Count d'anjou, who, as elsewhere stated (above) was the father of GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET, who married MATILDA of ENGLAND, a great-great- great-grand daughter of RICHARD I, Duke of Normandy and his wife, Lady Cunnora. Matilda's descent from Richard I, Duke of Normandy is as follows: (1) RICHARD I, Duke of Normandy, his son; (2) RICHARD II, Duke of Normandy, died 1026, married Judith de Brdtagne, their son; (3) ROBERT the MAGNIFICENT, also known as Robert the Devil, who, by Herleve Falaise, had WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, father of King Henry I of England, who had Matilda, Wife of Geoffrey Plantagenet.

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