Direct Line to Edward III of England


Edward III, King of England is Anne’s 20th great-grandfather!

Charles Griner’s 5th great-grandmother Priscilla Burnett of Leys married Samuel Fithian Sr. on March 6th 1679 at Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, New Jersey.

  • Priscilla Burnett, was member of the Burnet of Leys family and a great-granddaughter of Alexander Burnett, 11th Laird of Leys and the Hon. Katherine Arbuthnot; she was also a paternal 5th great-grandmother of Charles Berdeaux Griner. Priscilla’s grandfather was Dr. Thomas Burnett Sr. (the 3rd son of Alexander Burnett, 11th Laird of Leys and the Hon. Katherine Arbuthnot of Fiddes), Thomas Burnett Sr. was born at Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and attended Cambridge University in Cambridge, England, after college he soon became a prominent doctor practicing in Braintree, where he met and married Jane Foys, daughter of John Foys of London, England and they went on to have nine children together (see the records). Alexander Burnett, 11th Laird of Leys and his wife, the Hon. Katherine Arbuthnot were first cousins they were both the great-great-grandchildren of James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton and Princess Mary Stewart of Scotland, later the Countess of Arran and Lady Hamilton. Princess Mary was the eldest daughter of King James II of Scotland and Mary of Guelders. King James II of Scotland was the great-grandson of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, by his 3rd wife and former mistress Katherine Swynford.

Anne Marie Sturm –> Nancy Marie Ognan –> Mabel Emily Griner –> Charles Berdeaux Griner –> Louis Eli Griner –> Eli Griner Sr. –> Eleanor Garrison –> Annah Tullis –> William Tullis Sr. –> Esther Fithian –> Priscilla Burnett of Leys  –>  Thomas Burnett Jr. of Leys –>  Dr. Thomas Burnett Sr. of Leys –> Alexander Burnett, 11th Laird of Leys –>  John Burnett, 10th Laird of Leys — > Lady Janet Hamilton –>  Robert Hamilton, Seigneur d’Aubigny –>  Princess Mary Stewart, Countess of Arran –> King James II of Scotland –> Lady Joan Beaufort, Queen consort of Scotland –>  John Beaufort, 1stEarl of Somerset –> John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster –> Edward III, King of England. 


 Red = born into the House of Burnett (Burnett of Leys – main family branch)
• Blue = born into the House of Hamilton (Hamilton of Arran – main family branch)
• Purple = born into the House of Stewart (Scottish Royal Family)
• Green = born into the House of Plantagenet (British Royal Family)
Lady = “Lady” is also a formal title in the United Kingdom. “Lady” is used before the family name of a woman with a title of nobility or honorary title (in her own right), or the wife of a lord, a baronet, laird,or a knight, and also before the first name of the daughter of a duke, marquess, or earl.
Earl = “Earl” is also a formal title in the United Kingdom. An “Earl” is a British nobleman next in rank above a viscount and below a marquis, corresponding to a count in continental Europe.
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