I'm looking for some help with solving a family mystery. Maybe you can help?
My grandmother claimed we had blue blood. 'Said we were related to the Queen Mother. The story goes that our distant relative did something they shouldn't have and was given the option of going to jail or going to Canada.
I'm curious to know if there is any truth to the story.
Here's what I know for sure:
My Grandmother's maternal great-great-grandfather was Joseph Bowes.
Birth - 09 Jan 1766 in Auckland, Durham, England
Death - 09 Mar 1848 in Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada
Here's what I believe, but don't have documentation for:
- Father: William Bowes. Born 1733.
- Paternal Grandfather: Joseph Bowes. Born 1700. Died 17 Feb 1763 in Bowes, Yorkshire, England
- Mother: Elizabeth Raylton. Born 1744.
Here's my family tree:
I'd greatly appreciate any help or advice. Thx