Alright so since it is Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family and the final Harry Potter film is coming out 7/15 (YESSS!!!!!) I thought I would do a Harry Potter themed genealogy blog.
Now a background for those of you who may not know about the character Bellatrix Lestrange... first of all you need to read the books asap if that is the case. Anyway, she is a horrible, evil, fantastically vile person.
So, how do I tie this in with my random ramblings of people I'm related to? Well it goes something like this...
Bridget Fettiplace was married to Anthony Hungerford.
Anthony Hungerford's mother was Margaret Blount. Her father was Edmund Blount.
Edmund Blount (c.1439-1500 for perspective...) 's father was John Blount.
John's mother was Isabella Cornwall. She was the daughter of Bryan Cornwall and Maude Strange. Not sure why its "Strange" and not "Lestrange" for her...
Maude's father was Roger Lestrange 5th Lord Strange of Knokyn. According to Geni.com, he is my "12th great grandfather's wife's 6th great grandfather"
Roger's father was John le Strange 3rd baron of Knockin (c.1282-1312)
Well. Now we've made it to the 1200's umm... wow. Along with Lords and Barons... Since I'm just now discovering this whole baron thing... literally. I knew there were people there but I never really looked into it.. I found some stuff on wikipedia. yaaay! Best thing ever I swear.
This is the site I found... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Strange
So I assume this means I'm related in some way or another to all the people on there? Anyway. You can see Roger and John under the second creation (whatever that means).
Switching gears to Harry Potter again... Bellatrix's husband was Rodolphus Lestrange, born between the 1950's and 1960's according to the Harry Potter wiki (http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Bellatrix_Lestrange). So. It would be reasonable (if it wasn't fiction of course) to conclude that in some distant way I could be related to Bellatrix's hubby.
That's all for now folks. Who knows what crazy link my mind will come up with next.