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  • ID: I57551
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: BET 1100 AND 1115
  • Death: 25 MAY 1141
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    file: More 15

    Including royal and historic persons of both Spain and England.

    Page references to the book “Plantagenet Ancestry” are noted with a “PA # __”
    The basic source for entries # 1-5 is from Ancestral Roots, etc. (8th edition) pub. 2004, with enhancement data from

    Garcia married (1st) some time after 1130:
    Marguerite (or Margaret) de l’Aigle
    She died 25 May 1141

    She was a daughter of Gilbert, Seigneur de l’Aigle in Normandy and Juliana of Mortagne and Perche, daughter of Geoffrey IV, Count of Perche and Mortagne.
    (for more details on the above persons, see Hastings files MH1C-2 & MH1H-3)
    Their children were:
    1. Sancho “The Wise”, King of Navarre, married Sanca (Beatriz), daughter of Alfonso VII of Castile and Berenguela of Barcelona.
    2. Blanca (born after 1133) married Sancho III of Castile. (see # 4 following>>>>>)
    3. Margaret, married William I of Sicily.

    He married (2nd) on 254 June 1144:
    Urraca, illegitimate daughter of King Alfonso VII of Castile and Guntroda.
    They had one daughter:
    Sancha, married Gaston V of Bearn.

    4. Blanca of Navarre, Queen Consort of Castile (1151-1156)
    She was born after 1133 at Pamplona in Navarre and died 12 Aug. 1156, before her husband‘s accession as sole ruler in 1157.
    She was buried at the monastery of Santa Maria la Real in Najera in Castile, to which her hsuband Sancho donated money. At her burial, she was known affectionately as ‘Dona Blanca”. Her sarcophagus is regarded as a primary example of the ability to express artistically human emotions in the 12th century.

    She had several children who did not survive and are buried in the church of San Pedro in Soria.

    On 11 Nov. 1155 she gave birth to the future King Alfonso VIII. After his birth, there appears to be no record of her activities except for her death on 12 Aug. 1156, which apparently was caused by a pregnancy, as recorded in an epitaph.

    She married 30 Jan. 1151 in Catahorra, Logrono in Navarre.
    Sancho III of Castile (co-king with his father) ‘el Deseado’ (the Desired) King of Castile (1157-1158)
    He was born c.1134 and died 30 Aug. 1158.

    He was the eldest son of King Alfonso VII of Castile and Berenguela of Barcelona.

    His father’s will partitioned the kingdom between his two sons: Sancho inherited Castile and Fernando inherited Leon. The two brothers had just signed a treaty when Sancho suddenly died in the summer of 1158. He left an only son and heir, Alfonso VIII of Castile, by his wife Blanca of Navarre.

    5. Alfonso VIII of Castile ‘el Noble’ or ‘el de las Navas’, King of Castile, Toledo, and Extrermadura, lord of Gascony (also file More 5B-2, Skepper 4B-2 & Skepper 6-5)
    He was born 11 Nov. 1155 at Soria in Castile.
    He died 5 Oct 1214 at Gutierre Munoz near Arevalo in Castile
    Alfonso and his wife were both interred at the Convent of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas near Burgos in Castile which he founded at his wife‘s request.

    He led the coalition of Christian princes and foreign crusaders who broke the power of the Moslem dynasty of Almohades in the Battle of the Navas de Tolosa in 1212. This battle was a major turning point in the history of Medieval Iberia. His reign saw the domination of Castile over Leon and, by his alliance with Aragon, he drew these two spheres of Christian Iberia into close connection.

    He had become king as a child, upon the death of his father Sancho, but was controlled by unruly nobles to whom a minority was convenient. His mother was dead and his only close relative was a uncle, Ferdinand, King of Leon, who wanted power in Castile.
    Alfonso was barely fifteen when he came forth to do a man’s work by restoring his kingdom to order.
    His marriage to Eleanor of England brought him under the influence of the greatest governing intellect of his time.

    He married Sept 1170 at Burgos in Castile:
    Eleanor (Leonora) Princess of England & Queen-consort of Castile
    She was born 13 Oct 1162 at Domfront Castle in Normandy
    She died 25 Oct. 1214 at Burgos, Kingdom of Castile
    She and her husband were both interred at the Convent of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas near Burgos, Kingdom of Castile, which was founded by her husband at her request.

    Her parents were among the most famous in British history:
    She was the seventh child and second daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor (Alienor) of Aquitaine.

    She was eight years old when she married in 1170. Her father, King Henry, had formed an alliance with Castile and betrothed her to young Alfonso. The marriage was arranged to secure the Pyrennean (France-Spain) border, with Gascony (south-west France) offered as her dowry.

    Leonora had strong political influence in her husband’s kingdom. She reigned alongside him, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berenguela to the King of Leon in the interest of peace.

    When Alfonso died, his queen was reportedly so devastated with grief that she was unable to preside over the burial. Their daughter Berenguela instead performed these honors. Leonora then took sick and died only twenty-eight days after her husband, and was buried at Abbey de las Huelgas, in Burgos.

    They had seven sons and seven daughters, including our ancestors Blanche (Blanca) (see

    Also for Alfonso VIII at these entries: More 5B # 2, Skepper 4B # 2 & Skepper 6 # 5

    6. Berenguela - Princess of Castile & Queen of Leon, Galicia and Badajoz
    She was the eldest daughter of Eleanor of England and Alfonso VIII of Castile.
    She was born about 1179-80 and died 8 Nov. 1246 at Las Huelgas near Burgos.
    She was interred at Las Huelgas in the Cistercian monastery Santa Maria la Real (called de las Huelgas), which is where her parents were buried.

    A papal dispensation for her marriage to Alfonso was initially refused, and Leon was placed under an interdict, 1202-1204.
    The couple separated owing to consanguinity in 1204, after which she became a nun at Las Huelgas.
    She abdicated the throne of Castile 31 August 1217 in favor of her son, Fernando III, King of Castile & Leon (1199-1252).

    She had married (1st) at Seligenstadt in Hesse (Germany) by contract dated 23 April 1188
    Konrad II, Duke of Swabia and Rothenburg, son of Friedrich I Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor, Duke of Swabia, King of Burgundy, by his 2nd wife, Beatrice, daughter of Rainald III, Count of Burgundy. He was born in 1177. They had no children and were subsequently divorced. He was assassinated at Durlach (Germany) 15 August 1196.

    Berenguela married (2nd) (as his 2nd wife) Dec. 1197 at Valladolid in Castile:
    Alfonso IX of Leon, King of Leon, Galicia, and Badajoz,
    He was son and heir of Fernando II, King of Leon, by his 1st wife, Urraca, daughter of Affonso I Enriques, King of Portugal.
    He was born 15 August 1171 at Zamora in Castile.
    He died 23 or 24 Sept. 1230 at Villaneuva de Sarria in Galacia (northwest present-day Spain).
    He was interred in the chapel of S. Lorenzo in Santiago el Mayor Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.
    Note: This Cathedral is also known as Saint James of Galacia and is revered as the burial place of St. James beneath the altar in the crypt of the Cathedral. The legend is that Saint James found his way to the Iberian peninsula has been a legend since the 13th century. Santiago le Compostela is the capital of Galicia. Santiago (Sant Lago) means ‘St. James”.

    He was King of Leon from the death of his father Ferdinand II in 1188 until his own death. In 1229 he captured the province of Badajoz.
    This king is chiefly remembered by the difficulties into which his successive marriages led him with the pope.

    When Berenguela left him after five children to become a nun, the king then returned to his first wife Teresa, to whose daughters he left his kingdom in his will.

    Berenguela and Alfonso had two sons (including Fernando III - see # 7 below) and three daughters, including our ancestor Berenguela - see Skepper 4B # 4 and Skepper 6 # 7.

    Alfonso had previously married (1st) at Guimaraes (in north-west Portugal) 15 Feb. 1191, Teresa of Portugal, daughter of Sancho I, King of Portugal & the Algarve, by Duce, daughter of Raymond Berengar IV, Count of Barcelona.
    She was born about 1176.They had three children (two daughters and a son who died young) and the marriage was annulled in 1194 for reason of consanguinity (Alfonso paid no attention to her and was presumably tired of being married to her) by Pope Celestine III.
    For this marriage the king and his kingdom were placed under interdict by the pope. The pope was later forced to modify the interdict to the king only, but to that the king showed himself indifferent, and he had in this the support of his clergy.
    Alfonso and Teresa were separated in 1197, and she afterwards became a nun at Lorvao in 1200. She died there 17 or 18 June 1250.

    son of Berenguela of Castile and Alfonso IX of Leon:

    7. Fernando III (anglicized as Ferdinand) of Castile
    called ‘El Santo’ (the Saint)
    He was born 1198/99 and died 30 May 1252.
    He was buried in the Great Mosque of Seville.

    He was King of Castile (1217-1252) and Leon (1230-1252).
    He permanently united Castile and Leon.

    Fernando spent much of his reign fighting the Moors. He captured the towns of Cordoba in 1236, Jaen in 1246, and Seville in 1248, and occupied Murcia in 1243, thereby completing the reconquest of Spain, except Granada, whose king nevertheless did homage to Fernando.

    He strengthened the University of Slamanca and founded the Cathedral of Burgos.

    Fernando was canonized by Pope Clement X in 1671. Several places named San Fernando were founded across the Spanish Empire.

    Fernando was buried within the Great Mosque of Seville by his son, Alfonso X. His tomb is inscribed with four languages: Arabic, Hebrew, Latin and an early incarnation of Castilean.

    Fernando III married (1st) in 1219:
    Elizabeth of Hohenstaufen (1203-1235), a daughter of the German king Philip of Swabia and Irene Angelina. Elizabeth was called Beatriz in Spain.
    Among their 10 children was King Alfonso X of Castile (1221-1284).

    After he widowed, Fernando married (2nd) before August 1237:
    Jeanne (Juana), Countess of Ponthieu, Montreuil and Aumale
    She was daughter and heiress of Simon de Dammartin, Count of Ponthieu, Montreuil, and Aumale.
    They had 4 sons and one daughter, including our ancestor, Leonor (Eleanor) (1241-1290), the first wife of King Edward I of England. See # 8 below.

    Jeanne de Dammartin was married (1st) to King Henry III of England in 1235. The marriage was annulled without consummation.

    8. Eleanor (Leanor or Alienor/Alianor) Princess of Castile-Leon
    In modern English her name was Eleanor of Castile-Leon.
    She was born 1241/44 in Burgos, Castile and died 29 Nov. 1290 in Harby, Nottinghamshire.
    She was buried 17 Dec. 1290 in Westminster Abbey in London.

    The English subjects of Edward’s father King Henry feared that this marriage would bring Leonor/Eleanor’s Castile kinfolk and countrymen to live off his father Henry’s ruinous generosity. Some of her relatives did come to England soon after her marriage and she was too young to stop them or prevent Henry III paying for them, but she was blamed anyway and her marriage was unpopular.

    After 1265, Edward and Eleanor rose to prominence as he took a major role in reforming the government.
    By 1270, the kingdom was pacified and they left to join his uncle Louis IX of France on the Eighth Crusade.
    On return from crusade, they were crowned together on 19 August 1274.
    Eleanor accompanied her husband on military campaigns in Wales and gave birth to their son Edward while on campaign.

    Leonor married at about age 13 (Edward was 15) 1 Nov. 1254 at Burgos in Castile:
    Prince Edward, later King Edward I of England.
    He was born 17/18 June 1239 at Palace of Westminster, Middlesex
    He died 7 July 1307 Burgh-by-Sands, Cumberland - died from dysentery on his way to
    wage a campaign against the Scots.
    He was buried at Westminster Abbey in London.

    Edward’s father was King Henry III of England (1207-1272), by his 2nd wife Eleanor of Provence (1223-1291). See More 2 # 6 and More 6 # 1 for details of their lives.

    In 1254, on his 15th birthday, he was granted gigantic estates in Ireland, Gascony, Wales and England.

    He was the “Hammer of the Scots” who achieved fame as the monarch who conquered Wales and who kept Scotland under English domination during his lifetime. He was much concerned about asserting his claim to sovereignty over the whole of Britain.

    He gained a reputation for treating rebels and other foes with great savagery.

    Eleanor and Edward had 17 children and 2 of them were our ancestors:
    - Joan of Acre (1271-1307) married (1) Gilbert de Clare & (2) Ralph Morthermer
    See Skepper 2 # 2 & Skepper 5 # 8
    - Edward of Caernarvon, later Edward II, King of England, 1284-1327), married Isabella of France

    Edward married (2nd) at Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, 8 Sept. 1299:
    Marguerite of France ‘The Pearl of France” (1282-1317) (also More 2 # 7, More 5B # 5 & More 7 # 1)
    Edward had 3 children with Marguerite and one son was our ancestor - Thomas of Brotherton (1300-1338) - see More 7 # 2.

    For much more on the lives of Eleanor of Castile and King Edward I, see file More 2 # 7 and Skepper 2 # 1.

    For more on these persons, see file More 2 # 8:
    9. King Edward II of England married 1308 Isabella of France
    10. King Edward III of England married 1328 Philippa of Hainault
    11. Sir Lionel of Antwerp married 1342 Elizabeth de Burgh
    12. Philippa Plantagenet married c.1368 Sir Edmund de Mortimer
    For more on these persons, see file More 1 # 18:
    13. Elizabeth de Mortimer married 1379 Sir Henry ‘Hotspur’ Percy
    14. Elizabeth Percy married 1421/2 Sir John Clifford, 7th Lord Clifford
    15. Thomas Clifford 8th Lord Clifford married 1424 Joan (Jane) Dacre
    16. Maud (Matilda) Clifford married c.1460 Sir Edmund Sutton
    17. Dorothy Sutton married c.1473 Richard Wrottesley
    18. Jane (Joan) Wrottesley married c.1500/10 Richard Cressett
    19. Margaret Cressett married c.1535 Thomas More, Esq.
    20. Jasper More, Esq. married 1572 Elizabeth Smale
    21. Katherine More married 1611 Samuel More, Esq.
    22. Richard More married 1636 Christian Hunter
    23. Susanna More married c.1675 Samuel Dutch
    24. Susanna Dutch married 1705 Benjamin Knowlton
    25. Susannah Knowlton married 1739 Josiah Dodge
    26. Josiah Dodge married 1761 Hannah Conant
    27. Mary Dodge married 1784 Cyrus Warner
    28. Miriam Warner married 1825 Foster Ketcham
    29. Milan Ketcham married 1861 Sarah Harper
    30. Ransom E. Ketcham married 1891 Nancy Jane Campbell
    31. Fay S. Ketcham married 1915 Halleck F. Gray
    32. Ruby J. Gray married 1935 Alton H. Rogers
    33. Alton E. Rogers married 1958 Yoshiko Takenaga
    34. Victoria C. Rogers married 1983 Lester L.T. Letoto

    A. Rogers

    Mother: JULIENNE (NOTES) (L) DU PERCHE b: BET 1069 AND 1080

    • Married: AFT 1130
    1. Has Children SANCHO V OR VI "THE WISE" KING OF (L) NAVARRE b: BET 1130 AND 1132 in NAVARRE, SPAIN
    3. Has No Children MARGARET ? b: ABT 1140
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