Week 34 - Chosen Family. When Prince Charles was to marry, one of the important factors, was Royal descent, and so Diana was chosen from a family with Royal descent. Later Sophie Rhys Jones, was selected from the same family, to marry Prince Charles' brother Edward. The family they both descend from, is that of Robert Molesworth-131, 1st Viscount of Swords.
Sir Robert, sat in Parliament, but was chosen by the King (from recollection), to go to Denmark as an Embassory, where he wrote a report on the Parliament of Denmark, which was brought back to England.
Other descendants of Robert Molesworth, were Olivia de Havilland (who died recently), her sister Joan de Havilland, both actresses, John Oxley, who was a famous explorer in Australia, and Sir Robert Molesworth, Judge in the Supreme Court of Melbourne, through whom I have descended.
Robert had about 21 children, from different available records, with about 11 surviving childhood. And so has a great many descendants.
1st Viscount Robert Molesworth's ancestors, were also chosen by Kings of England in the past, to ride with the King on Crusades, as knights, so our this branch of my family, has certainly been the most notable "chosen family" that I have traced.