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Re: First Churchills
Posted by: Bill Ryan Date: November 25, 2001 at 10:50:22
In Reply to: Re: First Churchills by dw.churchill of 1166

For whatever it is worth Brown says the Churchils are "said tio have been descended from GITTO DE LEON of a noble family in Normandy, who lived A.D. 1055, and whose grandson, Roger De Courcil, came to England with William the Conqueror and was given lands in Somerset, Dorset and Devon counties." More to the point he indicates that the grandfather of John Churchill who came to Plymouth was William Churchill, of Rockbear, Devon who married Elizabeth Bond of Purbeck. He says John Churchill the son of William founded a family in Dorsetshire in 1609 and purchased the estate of Muston. He says that John Churchill the duke of Marborough was descended from William through his son Roger. Bill Ryan


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