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John Fitz Robert

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John Fitz Robert

Magna Carta Surety


Who was John Fitz Robert?

John Fitz Robert is listed as one of the twenty-five Surety Barons in the Magna Carta where he is described as Lord of Warkworth Castle. The Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter) is a charter agreed by King John of England in 1215. It is notable as it is said to be the first agreement between a sovereign and his subjects on what the rights of are for both parties. In this case the subjects were the noble class or barons. The Surety Barons were responsible for guaranteeing baronial performance according to the charter. John FitzRobert is one of only seventeen of the original twenty-five sureties who have identifiable descendants.

Famous Kin

John FitzRobert is a descendant of Charlemagne, as well as France's King Robert I. As would be expected, John FitzRobert has a number of famous royal descendants including King Henry VIII and at least two of his wives, Jane Seymour and Catherine Parr. More recent royal descendants include Queen Elizabeth II, the late Princess Diana, and Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

Some of John FitzRobert's American descendants include U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Benjamin Harrison, William Howard Taft, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Jimmy Carter. Other notable descendants include Mayflower passenger Richard More, Civil War General Robert E. Lee, explorer Meriwether Lewis, and British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for John Fitz Robert

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

2nd cousin 19 times removed
via Aubrey de Vere

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th great-grandson

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

23rd great-granddaughter

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

2nd cousin 12 times removed
via Aubrey de Vere

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

2nd cousin 16 times removed
via Aubrey de Vere

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

19th great-grandson

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Harper Lee

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird

22nd great-granddaughter

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Arthur Ryerson

RMS Titanic Victim

20th great-grandson

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Lord Charles Cornwallis

British Commander at Siege of Yorktown

17th great-grandson

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Daniel Burnham

World's Columbian Expo Architect

2nd cousin 19 times removed
via Aubrey de Vere

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Thomas Yale

(c1616 - 1683)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

9th cousin 11 times removed
via Gerberga of Saxony

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Thomas Yale

(c1616 - 1683)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

8th cousin 12 times removed
via Hugh Capet

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Thomas Yale

(c1616 - 1683)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

7th cousin 13 times removed
via Richard I of Normandy

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Thomas Yale

(c1616 - 1683)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

8th cousin 11 times removed
via Rainier III of Hainault

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David Yale

(c1613 - 1690)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

9th cousin 11 times removed
via Gerberga of Saxony

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David Yale

(c1613 - 1690)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

8th cousin 12 times removed
via Hugh Capet

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David Yale

(c1613 - 1690)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

7th cousin 13 times removed
via Richard I of Normandy

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David Yale

(c1613 - 1690)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

8th cousin 11 times removed
via Rainier III of Hainault

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Peter Worden

(c1569 - 1638/9)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

8th cousin 12 times removed
via Hugh Capet

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Peter Worden

(c1569 - 1638/9)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

7th cousin 14 times removed
via Richard I of Normandy

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Peter Worden

(c1569 - 1638/9)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

8th cousin 13 times removed
via Rainier III of Hainault

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John Taylor Gilman

5th Governor of New Hampshire

2nd cousin 19 times removed
via Aubrey de Vere

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William Wentworth

(c1616 - 1696/7)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

8th cousin 13 times removed
via Hugh Capet

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William Wentworth

(c1616 - 1696/7)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

4th cousin 15 times removed
via Richard Fitzgilbert

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John Fairfield

13th and 16th Governor of Maine

18th great-grandson

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