Which ghost are you most closely connected to?

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In honor of the anniversary of her death, this week we're featuring Anne Boleyn, who is believed to haunt the Tower of London, in the Connection Finder.

Featured alongside her are other purported ghosts:

Who are you most closely connected to? If you're one of the 22,554,000 of us who are connected to each other on our big tree you can check with the Connection Finder.

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WikiTree profile: Anne Boleyn
in The Tree House by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (449k points)
reshown by Chris Whitten

I am Anne Bolyen’s first cousin 15 times removed. 


Empress Matilda is my 27th great grandmother. 

She is my 27th Great-Grandmother too!

46 Answers

+13 votes
I am most closely connected to Anne Boleyn, Christopher Cawley and Alice Lisle at 25 degrees.
by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Mach 9 (92.7k points)
Ann Boylne is my 3rd cousin x 15 like  but Maud is my 29 GGM
+17 votes
Empress Matilda is my 28th great-grandmother.

And Anne Boleyn is my 4th cousin, 13 times removed.
by Christopher Kenney G2G2 (2.4k points)
Christopher - mine is similar.  Matilda is my 27th great-grandmother and Anne Boleyn is my 3rd cousin, 15 times removed (both through my Leonard line).  

(but you and I are 10th cousins 1x through the Howland line).
Christopher and Kevin - same here. Matilda is my 25th great-grandmother and Anne Boleyn is my 5th cousin, 13x removed.

Meanwhile, Christopher, you and I are 12th cousins, 3x removed (through the Perkins line) and Kevin, you and I are 11th cousins, 2x removed (through the Washburn/Washbourne line.)
Christopher and Frank are 10th cousins once removed.

Karen and Frank are 10th cousins once removed.

Kevin and Frank, its getting a little more remote here, with a little uncertainty thrown into the mix, if you ask Relationship Finder anyway, are 16th cousins once removed.
Jester-173  is

22 Degrees from Chris Kenney 16C Thomas Browne-206

20 Degrees from Kevin Vap  17C Robert Darcy-1

14 Degrees from Karen Macagno  10C 1R John Chew-25

17 Degrees from Frank Blankenship 13C 3R James "3rd Earl of Morton, 5th Lord of Dalkeith" Douglas-663
Mine is also similar:  Empress Matilda is my 27th great- grandmother.

Anne Boleyn is my 4th cousin, 14 times removed.  (Her daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, is my 3rd cousin, 15 times removed, through her father's side.  Another Henry VIII connection:  I am a direct descendant of his mistress, Elizabeth "Bessie" Blount Clinton, my 14th great-grandmother.)

All of these relations are through my Bird/Byrd line.

Christopher, you and I are 11th cousins.  (Again, through my Bird/Byrd line.)

Kevin, you and I are 9th cousins, once removed.  (Interestingly, not through my Bird/Byrd lines, but through my Barker/Barnes/Strong line.)

Frank, you and I are 15th cousins, once removed.  (Also through my Barker/Barnes/Strong line, but not following the same line as for Kevin, with a long line of Strongs, it instead goes to Westover/Dunning and a bunch of Gregorys.  I haven't even looked at this line before!)

This was fun.  Thanks for sharing, Cousins!
Well that is the byline of Wikitree... "We are all related".

I keep telling peeps I'm related by blood or marriage to half the people in the ARLATX triangle of SW Arkansas down to Shreveport, Louisiana over to to Cass County, Texas.

Now see how many of us are descended from Maud?
I think it is awesome to see the similar connections from Maud & Ann.  Glad to connect with all you cousins!
I'm similar. Empress Matilda is my 25th great-grandmother, and Anne Boleyn my 4th Cousin, 15x Removed

Me too. Hi cousins!

Empress Matilda is my 26th great grandmother

Anne Boleyn is my 4th cousins 13 times removed

Lady Dorothy is also my 4th cousin, 8 times removed

Lady Alice is my 12th cousins 11 times removed

Of my co-genealogists;

Christopher is my 10th cousin (through Christopher Wray)

Daniel is my 15th cousin (through Robert Drury)

Karen is my 16th cousin 3 times removed (through Brian Stapleton)

Cheryl is my 15th cousin (through Richard Neville)

Frank is my 16th cousin once removed (through William Herbert)

All things being accurate:

Empress Matilda: 25th great-grandmother.

Anne Boleyn: 2nd cousin 16x removed. 

Lady Alice Lisle: 7th cousin 10x removed

Brita Baat: 16th cousin 13x removed

Lady Dorothy Townshend: 7th cousin 8x removed

Kate Morgan: 13th cousin 4x removed

Evelyn McHale: 9th cousin 1x removed


Karen: 16th cousin 1x removed

Lynette: 13th cousin 2x removed

Teresa: 14th cousin 1x removed

Frank: 15th cousin

Kae-Leah: 10th cousin 3x removed

Kevin: 10th cousin 1x removed

Christopher: 10th cousin

The most interesting one of all is Cheryl: 3rd cousin

How exciting, Cathy!  Hi Cousin!
Cathy, I hope you had as much fun as I did going thru those relationships.
+11 votes
Alice Lisle is closest at 17 degrees, 18th cousin, 8 times removed.
by Mark Weinheimer G2G6 Pilot (261k points)
In terms of degrees, I'm closest to Alice Lisle too at 17 degrees. She's my 7th cousin, 11x Removed.
+13 votes
14 degrees from Alice Lisle (9th cousins,  12x removed)
18 degrees from Kate Morgan (14th cousins, 3x removed)
19 degrees from Anne Boleyn (4th cousins, 16x removed)
19 degrees from Dorothy Townshend (7th cousins, 12x removed)
19 degrees from Kate Morgan (15th cousins, 4x removed)
20 degrees from Evelyn McHale (11th cousins, once removed)
23 degrees from Brita Gustafsdotter (16th cousins, 12x removed)
23 degrees from William Lemp
25 degrees from Julia Staab
27 degrees from Maud de Anjou (27th great grandmother)
27 degrees from Christopher Crawley
34 degrees from Peter Linders
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 4 (40.9k points)
+10 votes

Anne Boleyn, Alice Lisle, Kate Morgan and Evelyn McHale, all 20 degrees. 20 degrees from Anne Boleyn30 degrees from Christopher Crawley40 degrees from Peter Linders24 degrees from Brita Gustafsdotter20 degrees from Alice Lisle21 degrees from William Lemp22 degrees from Dorothy Townshend29 degrees from Julia Staab20 degrees from Kate Morgan20 degrees from Evelyn McHale29 degrees from Maud of England and 22 degrees from Connie Graves.

by Marcia Benjamin G2G6 (7.3k points)
+12 votes
My closest is to Alice Lisle at 17, but my second-closest is to Anne Boleyn at 19, which I wasn't surprised by; my great-grandma Dorothy, who preceded me as the family historian, managed to trace our family's descent from Mary Boleyn, her sister, many years ago.
by Thomas Koehnline G2G6 Mach 2 (20.5k points)
+10 votes

14 degrees from Lady Dorothy Townsend and 6th cousins 8 times removed.   

 Dorothy (Walpole) Townshend and Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson are both descendants of Thomas Jermyn.

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (372k points)
+10 votes
18 degrees from Ann Boleyn. 4th cousin 13 times removed. MRCA Thomas de Mowbray (abt 1367 - 1399).

24 degrees from Christopher Crawley.

38 degrees from Peter Linders.

24 degrees from Brita Gustafsdotter. 10th cousin 16 times removed. MRCA Birger Magnusson (aft 1207 - 1266).

16 degrees from Alice Lisle. 9th cousin 9 times removed. MRCA Galfrid Gilbert (abt 1298 - abt 1349).

24 degrees from William Lemp.

17 degrees from Dorothy Townshend. 9th cousin 7 times removed. MRCA William Herbert (1423 - 1469).

29 degrees from Julia Staab.

19 degrees from Kate Morgan. 15th cousin once removed. MRCA Isabella (Mowbray) Berkeley (abt 1396 - 1452).

21 degrees from Evelyn McHale. 19th cousin 3 times removed. MRCA Thebaud de Verdun (1228 -1316).

24 degrees from Maud of England. 28th great grandmother.
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 2 (22.8k points)
+11 votes
I had fun with this one.

18 degrees Anne Boleyn 2C 16R

25 degrees Christopher Crawley

38 degrees Peter Linders

25 degrees Brita Gustafsdotter  

17 degrees Alice Lisle

24 degrees William Lemp

18 degrees Dorothy Townshend 6C 10R

28 degrees Julia Staab

19 degrees Kate Morgan 18C 3R

21 degrees Evelyn McHale 18C 3R

25 degrees Maud of England 28ggm

17 degrees Connie Graves 9C 1R

16 degrees Will Graves, Connie's husband 14C
by Lynette Jester G2G6 Mach 6 (61.8k points)
edited by Lynette Jester
+11 votes

I am most closely connected to Alice Lisle, at 15 degrees. (She is also my 5th cousin, 13 times removed.)

Apparently, I am also related to a lot of ghosts!

Empress Matilda is my 27th great-grandmother.

Lady Dorothy Townshend is my 4th cousin, 8 times removed.

Anne Boleyn is my 4th cousin, 14 times removed.  (Her daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, is my 3rd cousin, 15 times removed, through her father's side.)

Kate Morgan is my 9th cousin, 3 times removed.

Evelyn McHale is my 12th cousin.

and Britta Baat is my 17th cousin, 12 times removed (with one uncertain link).

by Cheryl Cruise G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)
+10 votes
I'm 21 degrees from Anne Boleyn and Alice Lisle.
by Eileen Robinson G2G4 (4.2k points)
+11 votes
Hello everyone!

My closest connection is with Lady Alice Lisle, at 27 degrees.
by Alex Fransen G2G6 Mach 1 (11.5k points)
+11 votes
18 degrees from Anne Boleyn
by Alice Thomsen G2G6 Mach 4 (49.6k points)
+9 votes
18 degrees from Anne Boleyn

27 degrees from Christopher Crawley

35 degrees from Peter Linders

20 degrees from Brita Gustafsdotter

14 degrees from  Alice Lisle

23 degrees from William Lemp

19 degrees from Dorothy Townshend

26 degrees from Julia Staab

17 degrees from Kate Morgan

21 degrees from Evelyn McHale

26 degrees from Maud of England, Normandie-40,  28th great grandmother
by Mildred Gillett G2G6 Mach 1 (14.0k points)
+8 votes
Anne Boleyn is my third cousin, 15 times removed- 18 degrees.

Dorothy Townsend- 19 degrees

Kate Morgan- 19 degrees

All the others were over 21 degrees.
by Matthew Lindley G2G Crew (880 points)
+8 votes
Empress Matilda was my 27th great-grandmother, Anne Boleyn my 5th cousin, 14 times removed, and Dorothy Townshend my 9th cousin, 9 times removed.

Although not directly related, growing up in a suburb of St. Louis, my family frequently ate at the Lemp Mansion and once did the ghost tour they conduct. It's a beautiful home, but I didn't see any ghosts.
by Chad Stumph G2G1 (1.8k points)
edited by Chad Stumph
+7 votes
I am most closely connected to Alice Lisle, at 12 degrees. But it's through marriage, the husband of one of her g-g granddaughters.
by Robin Shaules G2G6 Pilot (969k points)

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