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Let's Cut Right to the Chase: James O'Keefe Is a Lying Weasel

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Backwoods_Sleuth11/28/2017 12:29:07 pm PST

fun stuff that genealogy research can turn up; Meghan Markle’s ancestors (from wiki):

Research compiled in 1997 by historians including Markle’s great-uncle, Mike Markle,[65] found that her paternal great-great-great-grandmother was New Hampshire landowner Mary Hussey Smith (1823-1908),[66][67][68] a descendant of nobleman John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford, who was beheaded in 1537 at the order of King Henry VIII.[69][70][71] Through Lord Hussey, Markle is a descendant of King John.[72][71] Markle is also a descendant of Captain Christopher Hussey, Esquire (d.1686) who was appointed in 1679 by King Charles II to govern the Royal Province of Hampton, New Hampshire. He was a Founding Father of Nantucket.[73][74][75]

Markle is a distant relation of Prince Harry. Their common ancestors are Elizabeth Bowes (1505-c.1572) and her husband, Richard Bowes, son of Sir Ralph Bowes of Streatlam Castle and High Sheriff of County Durham—ancestors of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (née Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon).[76][77][78][79]

Markle’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather was a slave on Georgia plantations before being emancipated with the abolition of slavery in 1865.[80][81]