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Hugh Mercer

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Hugh Mercer

American Revolutionary War Hero


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General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

3rd great-grandson

Johnny Mercer

Songwriter and Co-Founder of Capitol Records

3rd great-grandson

William the Conqueror

King of England

22nd great-grandfather

Henry de Bohun

Magna Carta Surety

1st cousin 19 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

Robert FitzWalter

Magna Carta Surety

2nd cousin 19 times removed via Maud of Northumberland

Sir Saher de Quincy

Magna Carta Surety

2nd cousin 19 times removed via Maud of Northumberland

Sir William de Huntingfield

Magna Carta Surety

2nd cousin 19 times removed via Maud of Northumberland

Philip Livingston

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

9th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Erskine of the Ilk

Alan Turing

WWII German Enigma Codebreaker

10th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Erskine

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

10th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Erskine

Guy Ritchie

British Filmmaker

10th cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Erskine

Wernher von Braun

Rocket Scientist

10th cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Erskine

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Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

10th cousin 8 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Jane Seymour

3rd Wife of King Henry VIII

10th cousin 8 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

10th cousin 8 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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King Henry VIII

King of England

10th cousin 9 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

10th cousin 9 times removed via Sir William Marshal

Major John Pitcairn

British Commander at Battle of Lexington

11th cousin 2 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

11th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Robert Erskine of the Ilk

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

11th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Robert Erskine of the Ilk

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

11th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Robert Erskine of the Ilk

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

11th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Robert Erskine of the Ilk

Patrick Henry

“Give me liberty, or give me death!”

12th cousin 1 time removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

General Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

12th cousin 2 times removed via Sir David Lindsay

Theodore Roosevelt

26th U.S. President

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir David Lindsay

Helen Keller

Author and Activist

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir David Lindsay

Edith (Bolling) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

12th cousin 4 times removed via Sir David Lindsay

Alexander Hamilton

1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

13th cousin 1 time removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Noel Coward

Playwright, Actor, and Songwriter

13th cousin 2 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Emily Post

American Author on Etiquette

13th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

13th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Lytton Strachey

Author and Co-Founder of Bloomsbury Group

13th cousin 4 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Robert Louis Stevenson

Author of Treasure Island

13th cousin 5 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Edmund Waller

English Poet and Politician

13th cousin 5 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

13th cousin 6 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

13th cousin 6 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Camilla Parker Bowles

Duchess of Cornwall

13th cousin 6 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Richard More

Mayflower Passenger

13th cousin 6 times removed via Sir William Marshal

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

13th cousin 6 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Joanne Woodward

Movie Actress

13th cousin 6 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

13th cousin 6 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

13th cousin 7 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Hugh Grant

Movie Actor

13th cousin 7 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Prince George

Prince of Cambridge

13th cousin 8 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

13th cousin 8 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Rev. George Burroughs

Executed for Witchcraft, Salem 1692

14th cousin 4 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Elihu Yale

Benefactor and Namesake of Yale College

14th cousin 6 times removed via John FitzGilbert (the Marshal)

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Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Caesar Rodney

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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George Washington

1st U.S. President

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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Benjamin Harrison V

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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James Madison

4th U.S. President

17th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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William Ellery

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Fletcher Christian

Leader of the mutiny on the Bounty

17th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Thomas Nelson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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William Greene

2nd Governor of Rhode Island

17th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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George Clinton

4th U.S. Vice President

17th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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Caleb Brewster

Member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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George Mason

Father of the U.S. Bill of Rights

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

First woman executed for murder in U.S. by non-British government

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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John Langdon

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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Jonathan Swift

Author of Gulliver's Travels

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

17th cousin 3 times removed via John FitzGilbert (the Marshal)

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General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 3 times removed via John FitzGilbert (the Marshal)

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John Hancock

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 3 times removed via John FitzGilbert (the Marshal)

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William Henry Harrison

9th U.S. President

18th cousin via Gilbert de Clare

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Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

18th cousin via Gilbert de Clare

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Samuel Howard

Boston Tea Party Participant

18th cousin via Gilbert de Clare

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Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

18th cousin via Gilbert de Clare

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William Floyd

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

18th cousin via Gilbert de Clare

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Robert Townsend

Member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

18th cousin via Gilbert de Clare

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DeWitt Clinton

6th Governor of New York

18th cousin via Gilbert de Clare

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Marshal

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Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

18th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Thomas Jefferson

3rd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Marshal

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Harriet Martineau

Author of The Hour and the Man

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Marshal

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Marshal

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Zachary Taylor

12th U.S. President

18th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Marshal

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William C. C. Claiborne

1st Governor of Louisiana

18th cousin 1 time removed via David of Huntingdon

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Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

18th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Marshal

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

18th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Samuel Ward King

15th Governor of Rhode Island

18th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Julia (Ward) Howe

Author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Jay Gould

American Railroad “Robber Baron”

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Admiral Richard Byrd

Polar Explorer

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Harry F. Byrd

50th Governor of Virginia

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Olivia De Havilland

Movie Actress

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Joan Fontaine

Movie Actress

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

19th cousin via Sir William Marshal

Button Gwinnett

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

19th cousin via Sir William Marshal

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Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

19th cousin via Sir William Marshal

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John Marshall

4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin via Sir William Marshal

Aaron Burr

Killed Alexander Hamilton

19th cousin 1 time removed via Roger de Clare

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

19th cousin 1 time removed via David of Huntingdon

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Marshal

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John Brown

American Abolitionist

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Marshal

Herman Melville

Author of Moby Dick

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Marshal

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

19th cousin 2 times removed via David of Huntingdon

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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Francis Scott Key

Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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Lyman Hall

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

19th cousin 2 times removed via Robert de Beaumont

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Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Marshal

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Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

20th cousin via John FitzGilbert (the Marshal)

Capt. William Lewis Herndon

Captain of the ill fated S.S. Central America

20th cousin 1 time removed via Henry of Huntingdon

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James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

20th cousin 1 time removed via John FitzGilbert (the Marshal)

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

20th cousin 1 time removed via Roger de Clare

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

20th cousin 1 time removed via Roger de Clare

Helen (Herron) Taft

First Lady of President William H. Taft

21st cousin via Robert de Beaumont