WE are descended from Royalty!

Members of the HAMPSON family claimed that they were descended from Edward III of England, or John of Gaunt (who is in the same lineage). This claim was always treated with some disdain by other family members, but correspondence during February 2017 has shown this to be true - we are indebted to Phil Taylor for pointing us in the right direction.

The full lineage actually goes back to William the Conqueror, and further generations before him, and looks like this: - 


Parent 1


Parent 2

(NB: a further 5 generations can be traced back to Rollo, Duke of Normandy (911-932))

William I (The Conqueror) (1028-1087)

m. 1052

Matilda of Flanders (1031-1083)

son Henry I (1068-1135)

m. 1100

Matilda (Edith) of Scotland (c1079-1118)

dau Matilda of Normandy (1102-1167)

m. 1128

Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy (1113-1151)

son Henry II (1133-1189)

m. 1152

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124-1204)

son John (1167-1216)

m. 1200

Isabella of Angouleme (1188-1246)

son Henry III (1207-1272)

m. 1236

Eleanor of Provence (1223-1291)

son Edward I (1239-1307)

m. 1254

Eleanor of Castille (1241-1290)

son Edward II (1284-1327)

m. c1308

Isabella of France (1292-1358)

son Edward III (1312-1377)

m. 1328

Philippa van Holland of Hainault (c1314-1369)

son John of Gaunt (1340-1399)

m. 1396

(3rd wife) Catherine Roet (1340-1403)

son John Beaufort, Earl of Somerset (1373-1410)

m. 1399

Lady Margaret de Holand (1385-1439)

son John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (1404-1444)



dau Thomasine Beaufort (1428-1469)

m. <1447

Reginald Grey, 7th Lord of Wilton (1421-1494)

son John Grey, 8th Lord of Wilton (?-1499)

m. <1468

Lady Anne Grey

son Edmund Grey, 9th Lord of Wilton (1469-1511)

m. <1505

Florence Hastinges

son William Grey, 13th Lord of Wilton (?-1562)


Lady Mary Somerset

dau Honora Grey of Wilton


Henry Denny, Dean of Chester (1540-1574)

dau Catherine Denny (1565?-?)


Sir George Fleetwood (1547?-1620)

dau Honora Fleetwood (1599-1678?)

m. 1629

Sir David Watkin (1599-1657

dau Elizabeth Watkin(s) (1647-?)

m. 1667

Thomas Burton (1645-1710)

dau Honora Burton (1686-1756)

m. 1708

Isaac Borrow (1673-1745)

dau Anne Borrow (1716-1792?)

m. 1749

Thomas Bainbrigge (?-1798)

dau Anne Bainbrigge (1755-1845)


Rev. Samuel James (1755?-1813)

dau Martha James (1795-1853)

m. 1829

David Ivall (1795-1850)

dau Emma Ivall (1835-1886)

m. 1856

Joseph Martin Heywood (1832-1904)

dau Emma Louisa Heywood (1857-1935)

m. 1883

William Spencer Hampson (1859-1920)

dau Ethel May Hampson (1885-1912)

m. 1912

David Ernest Hansen (1884-1972)

dau Ivall Moira Hansen (1912-1988) m. 1934 Morris Morell Macdonald (1903-1980)