Does John Crawford Edwards Sr. have royal ancestry?

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Direct Relationship Found

Edward I is the 15th great grandfather of John

1. John is the son of Robert Thomas Edwards [unknown confidence]
2. Robert is the son of Thomas Nathaniel Edwards [confident]
3. Thomas is the son of William Edwards [confident]
4. William is the son of Joshua Edwards [unknown confidence]
5. Joshua is the son of Richard Edwards Jr. [confident]
6. Richard is the son of Richard (Edwards) Edwardes Sr. [unknown confidence]
7. Richard is the son of Agnes (Blewett) Edwards [confident]
8. Agnes is the daughter of Richard Bluett [confident]
9. Richard is the son of Nicholas (Bluett) Blewett Esquire [unknown confidence]
10. Nicholas is the son of Walter Bluett Esquire [unknown confidence]
11. Walter is the son of John Bluett Esquire [unknown confidence]
12. John is the son of John Bluett [unknown confidence]
13. John is the son of Walter Bluett Knt [unknown confidence]
14. Walter II is the son of Walter Bluett [unknown confidence]
15. Walter is the son of Hawise (De Monthermer) Blewett [unknown confidence]
16. Hawise is the daughter of Joan (Plantagenet) de Clare [unknown confidence]
17. Joan is the daughter of Edward (Plantagenet) of England [confident]
This makes Edward I the 15th great grandfather of John.

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I think there is a problem at no. 15-16. as I'm not aware of Joan of Acre having a daughter Hawise with either of her husbands

I notice there is a page from the Visitation of Cornwall on her profile which lists Llewis, sister of Gilbert de Monthermer Earl of Hereford and Gloucester as the wife of Sir Ralph Blewett, Kt, Lord of Ragland, but it was Gilbert de Clare, Joan of Acre's son with her first husband who was Earl of Hereford and Gloucester, and generally Visitations are not very reliable for much earlier generations.

I haven't checked any of the other generations.
by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (478k points)
selected by Carol Baldwin

I noticed the same thing in the Blewett of Colan visitation pedigree. I think that's one weak link here.

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Hi anon, thanks for your question.

I'm stuck already at the father Edwards-1872 (Robert Edwards).  His bio doesn't exude confidence and the sources are a bit haphazard.  Just looking at your post I see a lot of "unknown confidence."  I'm not trying to sound critical but what I am saying is, "Who can know?"  If the question is to validate a line then you want to have concisely written bios for each person in the line and each vital element of the bio proved with sources (proof of link from profile to children & also profile to parents).  And the sources should be formatted so that the information can be validated by others.

In answer to your question I would say, "I don't know."  Much research needs to be conducted and written out in order to make a case.  I'd recommend working from the bottom up validating each person in the line and their connection to their children and parents and document those links.  The value you should strive for in each profile is Genealogically Defined.

Good luck!

by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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He very likely does not--because he probably never existed. Anyone associated with Thomas Nathaniel Edwards is highly suspect. Please see: https://edwardsvirginiagenealogy.blogspot.com/2020/01/who-was-thomas-nathaniel-edwards.html

ALSO: Not sure how one can be confident that Joshua is the son of Richard of Hopton Castle--the parish register gives the baptism as "Josia" Edwards, chr. June 20, 1595. I suspect this is another fabricated connection.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Edwards-1875
by Jason F. G2G2 (2.7k points)
edited by Jason F.

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