Prince Luke, Lord Kemp-St. Margaret, is a direct descendant of over 400 ruling monarchs and a living blood relative of most British and European Royals and Aristocrats from pre-500 AD to Present.
MA (Engl.Lit/Research/Bibliography), ThB, PhD h.c. (Ministry/Life Studies)
"The family genealogist is like a potato plant--the best part of him is buried." -- anonymous
According to these and other genealogical findings, I am of direct royal and noble descent, on both sides of the family and through multiple lines, from over 400 ruling monarchs from British and Eurasian history. Since every person is created equal in terms of inherent worth, this information is simply a matter of personal identity for me.
'Prince Luke' is a chosen styling which reflects being a great-grandson of so many ruling sovereigns [more details on this below]. It is also a registered and licensed title.
'Sir Luke' is a title of respect by which I am called in my country; it is also a licensed title, but it does not indicate any sort of knighthood or peerage.
'Lord Kemp-St. Margaret' is my 'lord of the manor' title over our estate/property. It is also a licensed title, reflecting my being a 29th great-grandson of Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland (1045-1093).
'Lord of Hougun Manor' is a licensed title. My direct line to the ancient Godwinsson family prompted and is reflected in this symbolic title.
'Laird of Blackwood' is a licensed title. This honorific is for my direct line to several great-grandfathers and great grand uncles of the ancient de Vere/Weir family, including the twenty Earls of Oxford, and Ralph de Vere, patriarch of Veres/Weirs of Blackwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
'Lord of Glencoe' is a licensed title. It reflects my direct line back to the original, my 23th great grandfather Angus Macdonald, Lord of the Isles. When Lord Angus fought in the War of Independence for King Robert I (another 23th great grandfather), the "Bruce additionally bestowed the islands of Mull, Jura, Coll and Tiree, and the districts of Glencoe, Morvern [and] Lochaber" in Scotland.
Thanks to such incredibly vast and centralized 21st-century genealogical networks (such as, wikitree, ancestry, &c.), I have found:
125 of 126 direct blood relatives (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents) for seven generations. In the eighth generation,
111 of 128 fifth great-grandparents are determined, and in the ninth generation,
187 of 256 sixth great-grandparents are determined; in all, for nine generations,
423 of 510 direct relatives have been determined so far, and several lines extend for twenty or thirty, even up to sixty plus generations.
only 195 of 512 tenth-generation seventh great-grandparents determined so far.
I have blood relation to nearly ALL U.S. Presidents; 40 of 45, and the other five are related by marriage (Martin van Buren, William McKinley, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Donald Trump).
Of 54 British Prime Ministers, only 34 actually have extensive, searchable wikitree records; 32 of those 34 are my cousins by blood and four more are related by marriage.
ALL of the 17 lineaged Magna Carta Surety Barons are my great-grandfathers (24th-27th), except for two that are brothers and are therefore my great grand uncles.
Of the 23 Grand Masters of the Knights Templar, only two have lineages down to the present (on wikitree). One of them, Robert de Craon (1070-1147), the 2nd grand master of the order, is my 29th great grand uncle; and the other, Robert de Sablé (1155-1193), the 11th grand master, is my 28th great grandfather.
I have either blood or marriage relation to most European Royalty and Nobility for the past 1500 years.
I have blood relation to all Kings and Queens of Jerusalem (medieval 'Crusaders')
I have blood relation to all Holy Roman Emperors of Europe
I have blood relation to nearly all the ancient 'Kings of the Britons' and the '(High) Kings of Ireland' (AD to BC).
I am thankful to have found this knowledge, knowing that it resides within the realm of human error.
"Prince Luke, Lord Kemp-St. Margaret"
An exhaustive study was done these past months to discover how many ruling sovereigns can be called my great-grandfathers (by direct descent as a great-grandson), as well as, great-grand uncles (brothers of great-grandfathers, to whom I'm a great-grand nephew), and, otherwise, cousins (1st, 2nd, 3rd, &c., which are also blood relatives, sharing one or more great-grandparents).
The current and historical countries surveyed include the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales), Europe (France, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Holland/the Netherlands, Italy, Sardinia, Sicily, Naples, Lombardy, Burgundy, Galicia, Barcelona, Portugal, Greece, Albania, Serbia/Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Bohemia, Belgium, Armenia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Transylvania), Eurasia/Middle East (Russia, the Byzantine Empire, the Empire of Constantinople, the Islamic (Rashidan & Umayyad) Caliphates, Thessalonica, Jerusalem, the Visigoth Kingdom, the Hun Dynasty), and the Americas (Mexico and Brazil).
Of these 44 states, 1060 ruling monarchs were found (having the necessary ancestral and descendant lineages), of which were 506 cousins, 161 great-grand uncles, and 385 great-grandfathers. Only eight of the 1060 were of no known relation.
For this reason, of being a great-grandson of 385 [update, 400+] ruling sovereigns over the history of Europe, I have progressively licensed various titles to reflect my direct connection to so many ruling houses (de Vere, Godwinsson, Wessex, Tudor, Carolingian, Normandie, Anjou, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bruce, Stewart, Plantagenet, Hannover, Habsburg, Hohenstaufen, Romanov, Merovingian, &c.), and I will henceforth style myself by the licensed title of "Prince Luke, Lord Kemp-St. Margaret."
According to international law, someone may call themselves by any title they choose, provided they do not use it for the purpose of defrauding others.
Some of My NOTABLE RELATIONS
My Royal Patroness
Saint Margaret, Pious Queen of Scotland (1045-1093), my 29th great-grandmother, was the exiled granddaughter of Edmund Ironside, king of England. At the Norman conquest, her family fled north, seeking protection of the Scottish kingdom of widowed King Malcolm III. They married in 1070, producing eight children, including three kings of Scotland and a queen consort of England.
Chroniclers all agree in depicting Queen Margaret as a strong, pure, noble character, who had very great influence over her husband, and through him over Scottish history, especially in its ecclesiastical aspects.
Her religion, which was genuine and intense, was of the newest Roman style. She attended to charitable works, serving orphans and the poor every day before she ate, spent much of her time in prayer, devotional reading and teaching piety, and was considered an exemplar of the 'just and holy ruler.'
St. Margaret was canonized in 1250 in recognition of her personal holiness, fidelity to the church, work for ecclesiastical reform, and charity" (wikipedia).
Ralf "Radalphus de Campis" Kemp (1248 - 1313). The first Kemp, known, as owner of the Manor of Ollantigh, in the Parish or Town of Wye, Kent, was Ralph Kemp, then called Radalphus De Campis (22nd great-grandfather).
His father was Roger De Campo or De Campis, b. abt 1220 in Islington, Norfolk, England (23rd g-gf). He was the son of Norman De Campis/De Camp, born 1190 in Normandy (24th g-gf).
His Eminence Cardinal John Kemp (c. 1380 Olantigh, Wye, Kent, England - 22 March 1454) was a medieval English cardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Lord Chancellor of England (18th great-grand uncle).
Bishop Thomas Kempe (c. 1414 Olantigh, Wye, Kent, England - 28 Mar 1489), a medieval Bishop of London, was the nephew of Cardinal John Kemp, Archbishop of Canterbury (1st cousin, 19x's removed).
Sir Thomas Kempe MP (1513 - 1590), Olantigh, Wye, Kent, England, Gentleman Of The Court And Sheriff Of Kent (11th great-grandfather).
More Favorite Great-Grandfathers:
-Maurius (Britain), King of the Britons, Siluria (40-125AD, England), 56th great-grandfather
-Tuathal (Techtmar) 'Bonaventura, King of Ireland' (56-106AD), 59th g-gf
-Vortigern, King of the Britons (375-459), 49th g-gf
-Merovech Merovingian, King of the Franks (415 - 458), 50th g-gf
-Saint Constantine (ap Cado) 'King of the Britons, Dumnonia' (500-589), 51st g-gf
-Saint Arnulf (von Sachsen), Bishop of Metz (580-640), 44th g-gf
-King Cadwaladr of Gwynedd, Wales (634-682), 41st g-gf
-Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor (748 - 814) , 39th g-gf
-Howell 'the Good,' King of the Britons (887-948, Wales), 33rd g-gf
-Brian Boru, High King of Ireland (940-1014), 35th g-gf
-William I the Conqueror, Normandy & England (1027 - 1087), 28th g-gf
-Michael II, Emperor of Byzantium (770-829), 37th g-gf
-Lambert, King of Poland (990-1034), 29th g-gf
-Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-Saxons (849-899), 35th g-gf
-Baldwin d'Anjou, King of Jerusalem
-Harald II Godwinsson (Wessex), last Anglo-Saxon King of the English (1022-1066), 31st g-gf
-Robert I 'The Bruce,' King of Scotland (1274 - 1329), 23rd g-gf
-William Wallace (1272 - 1305), legendary leader in the Wars of Scottish Independence, 23rd g-gf
-Walram IV, Graf von Luxembourgh, Duke of Limburg, Netherlands (1180-1226), 25th g-gf
-Christian I Oldenberg (1426-1481), King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (17th ggf).
-Robert de Sablé, 11th Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Lord of Cyprus (1155-1193), 28th g-gf
-John and Priscilla Alden, founders of Plymouth colony, signer of the Mayflower compact (9th great-grandparents)
-John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1087-1143), 29th g-gf
-Edward (Edward III) Plantagenet, King of England (1312-1377), 21st g-gf
-Friedrich II Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor, 'Sacker of Rome' (1122-1190), 28th g-gf
-Bernarbo Visconti, Duke of Milan (1319-1385), 20th g-gf
-John of Gaunt, Plantagenet (1340-1399), 22nd g-gf
-King James IV Stewart of Scotland (1473-1513), 15th g-gf
-Sir Richard "Lord Mayor of London" Lee (1405–1472)
-Rev. John Knox (ca.1505 - 1572), Religious critic/reformer (12th g-gf)
Favorite Great grand aunts and uncles:
-Geoffrey Chaucer, author 'Canterbury Tales' (1343-1400), 20th great grand uncle
-William Tyndale (c.1494-1536), English scholar, early English Bible translator, leading figure in Protestant Reformation (14th great grand uncle)
-John Winthrop (1587-1649), founder/governor of Massachusettes Bay Colony (10th great grand uncle)
-King Henry VIII (1491-1547) and Queen Anne Boleyn (1501-1536) of England (13th g-g-a&u) *changes have been made since this posting
-St. Edward 'the Confessor' Wessex, King of England (1002-1066), 31st g-gu
-Tostig Godwinsson, Earl of Northumbria (1025-1066), owner of Hougun Manor, brother of King Harald II of England, 31st g-gu
-Robert de Craon, 2nd Grand Master of the Knights Templar (1070-1147), 29th g-gu
-Richard I "the Lionheart" Plantagenet, King of England (1157-1199), 26th g-gu
-Ralph de Vere, patriarch of Veres/Weirs of Blackwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1168-1214), 25th g-gu
-Richard III King of England (1452-1485), 18th and 17th g-gu, by father Richard Duke of York and sister, Anne of York.
Mount Rushmore cousins:
-George Washington, 1st U.S. Pres. (3rd cousin, 9x's rem'd)
-Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. Pres. (7th cousin, 8x's rem'd)
-Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. Pres. (4th cousin, 4x's rem'd)
-Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. Pres. (7th cousin, 3x's rem'd)
Favorite historical cousins:
-Queen Elizabeth I (Tudor) of England (1st cousin, 14x's rem'd)
-Queen Elizabeth II (Windsor) of the United Kingdom (11th cousin, once rem'd)
-King James I Stuart of England, VI of Scotland (1566-1625) commissioned 'Kings James Bible' (2nd cousin, 14x's rem'd)
-Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), Elizabethan Renaissance man (1st cousin, 13x's rem'd)
-Samuel F. B. Morse (1885-1969) painter, telegraph, Morse code pioneer (15th cousin)
-Queen Victoria (1819-1901) of Great Britain, Empress of India (10th cousin, 6x's rem'd)
-William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 5th cousin, 15x's rem'd; and Edward de Vere, 17th Earl Oxford (1550-1604), poets-playwrights
-T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia), British officer/Arab legend (1885-1935), 13th cousin, once rem'd.
-John Glenn (1921-2016), Alan B. Shepherd (1923-1998), Buzz Aldrin (1930- ), Scott Carpenter (1925-2013), Gordon Cooper (1927 - 2004), Virgil "Gus" Grissom (1926 - 1967), Alan Bean (1932-2018); also Dr. Sally Ride (1951 - 2012), R Adm Stanley David Griggs (1939 - 1989), Capt. Bruce McCandless II (1930s-2010s), Capt. David Mathieson Walker (1944 - 2001), Capt. John W. Young (1930s-2010s).
-Robert Donat (1905-1958), oscar-winning British actor
-Richard Burton, actor (1925-1984), Eddie Fisher (1928-2010), Sen. John Warner (1927- ), Michael Todd (1909-1958), Conrad Hilton (1926-1969), Michael Wilding (1912-1979) - husbands of screen legend/cousin Elizabeth Taylor.
-Paulette Goddard (1910-1990), actress, married to cousin Burgess Meredith (1907-1997) 12th cousin, 2x's rem'd, actor, and later, Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977).
-Gen./US Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), supreme commander, European theater, WWII.
-Pres. Donald J. Trump (1946- ), 45th President of the United States
Superhero actor cousins:
-Adam West (Batman)
-George Reeves (Superman)
-Christopher Reeve (Superman)
-Margot Kidder (Lois Lane)
-Alan Napier (Alfred the butler)
Most unexpected cousins:
-Muhammed ibn Muttabib, Prophet of Islam (570-632), 3rd cousin, 46x's rem'd.
-Langston Hughes (1902-1967), poet, fiction writer, playwright, columnist, leader of the 'Harlem Renaissance.'
-Sarah "Sally" Hemings (1773 - 1835), slave/companion/mother of six children with Thomas Jefferson (7th cousin, 8x's rem'd), she was the half-sister of Jefferson's first wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson (6th cousin, 8x's rem'd), mother of his first six children.
-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), civil rights leader, pastor, orator (9th cousin, twice rem'd).
-Samuel "Sammie" Davis Jr. (1925 - 1990), multi-talent master performer (10th cousin).
-Marian Anderson, opera singer/civil rights activist
-Rev. Jim Jones (1931-1978), infamous leader of Peoples' Temple and the Guyana tragedy/mass murder-suicide of its members in 1978.
-Mark David Chapman, John Lennon assassin
-Charles Manson, '60s leader of a cult for drugs, sex, and mass murder
-Vernon Wayne Howell "David Koresh" (1959 - 1993), Branch Davidian cult leader of Waco massacre/disaster
-Roch Thériault (ca.1947 - 2011), Canadian cult leader, sadist, and convicted murderer; stabbed to death in prison in 2011.
-Lizzie Borden, axe murderess
-Albert Jackson Tirrell (1824 - 1880), man acquitted by using 'sleepwalking' as a first-time defense for murdering a prostitute for whom he had left his wife, creating a tremendous 19th c. Boston newspaper-driven scandal.
-Dr. Henry Howard Holmes (1861 - 1896) was an American serial killer...confessed to 27 murders, ...also a con artist and a bigamist, tried and executed by hanging.
-George Washington 'Wash' Loomis (1823 - abt. 1865), patriarch of the infamous Loomis Gang, a family of outlaws who operated in central New York during the mid-19th century.
-Huey P. "The Kingfish" Long Jr. (1893 - 1935), Louisiana's demagogue/populist governor/polititian of the great depression, assassinated on the floor of the capital bldg by a 'jealous' husband.
-Edward Bartholomew Bancroft (1745 - 1821), physician/chemist who became a double agent, spying for both the United States and Great Britain while serving as secretary to the American Commission in Paris during the American Revolution (3rd cousin, 8 x's rem'd).
-'Shoeless' Joe Jackson, baseball legend/pariah
-Charles Henry Browning (1846 - 1926) and Frederick Gregory Forsyth (1856 - 1925), 'blacksheep genealogists;' Forsyth founded the Aryan Order of America and the College of Arms of Canada (1880-1937), authored widely distributed, fabricated lineage, using assumed alias, and enlisted Aryan Order member genealogist Charles Henry Browning to further perpetrate fraudulent lineage.
Personal birth certificate verifies me and my parents.
First-hand experience verifies my parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, great aunts and uncles, and cousins.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Luke by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Luke: