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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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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

9th cousin 11 times removed
via Gerberga of Saxony

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

8th cousin 12 times removed
via Hugh Capet

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

7th cousin 13 times removed
via Richard I of Normandy

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

8th cousin 11 times removed
via Rainier III of Hainault

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

23rd great-granddaughter

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

21st great-grandson

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

20th great-grandson

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Samuel Appleton

(c1586 - 1670)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

9th cousin 11 times removed
via Gerberga of Saxony

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Samuel Appleton

(c1586 - 1670)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

8th cousin 12 times removed
via Hugh Capet

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Samuel Appleton

(c1586 - 1670)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

7th cousin 13 times removed
via Richard I of Normandy

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Samuel Appleton

(c1586 - 1670)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

8th cousin 11 times removed
via Rainier III of Hainault

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Francis Godfrey

(unk - c1669)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

18th great-granddaughter

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Percival Lowell

(c1570 - c1666)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

2nd cousin 13 times removed
via Aubrey de Vere

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Thomas Lawrence

(c1619/20 - c1703)
Planter passenger 1635

4th cousin 12 times removed
via Richard Fitzgilbert

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Thomas Lawrence

(c1619/20 - c1703)
Planter passenger 1635

8th cousin 13 times removed
via Rainier III of Hainault

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Thomas Trowbridge

(c1600 - 1672/3)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

2nd cousin 15 times removed
via Aubrey de Vere

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William Lawrence

(c1622 - 1679/80)
Planter passenger 1635

4th cousin 12 times removed
via Richard Fitzgilbert

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William Lawrence

(c1622 - 1679/80)
Planter passenger 1635

8th cousin 13 times removed
via Rainier III of Hainault

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John Lawrence

(c1618 - 1698/9)
Planter passenger 1635

4th cousin 12 times removed
via Richard Fitzgilbert

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John Lawrence

(c1618 - 1698/9)
Planter passenger 1635

8th cousin 13 times removed
via Rainier III of Hainault

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Mary Lawrence

(c1625 - 1715)
Planter passenger 1635

4th cousin 12 times removed
via Richard Fitzgilbert

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Mary Lawrence

(c1625 - 1715)
Planter passenger 1635

8th cousin 13 times removed
via Rainier III of Hainault

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

24th great-granddaughter

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John Torrey

Co-founder, NY Academy of Science

18th great-grandson

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

2nd cousin 18 times removed
via Aubrey de Vere

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