Mitt Romney

Ancestry of
Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts


    Philip le Despencer

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    • 20th Generation — 17th Great-grandfather of Mitt Romney
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    • Birth Date:
    • ABT 1342 
    • Birth Location:
    • Gedney, Lincolnshire, England 
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    • 1st Baron le Despencer Some 19th and early 20th century sources combine this Philip le Despencer with his son Philip. More recent sources list the two Philip's separately, both with wives named Elizabeth.

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  • Sources for Philip le Despencer

    • 1 American Society of Genealogists, The Genealogist, Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, Fall 1988, Vol. 9, Iss. 2, Page 194.
    • 2 Browning, Charles H., Americans of Royal Descent: A Collection of Genealogies of American Families Whose Lineage is Traced to . . ., 2nd Ed., Philadelphia: Porter and Coates (1891), 448.
    • 3 Esarey, Logan, History of Indiana: from its Exploration to 1922, Vol. 3, Dayton, Ohio: Dayton Historical Publishing Company (1922), 212, Google Books (Digital Library).

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