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House of Windsor
Posted: November 17th, 2010, 7:55 pm
Just curious. I'm sure I am late getting to this topic. From what is available within a 5 minute search, Lady Diana Spencer (and obviously William Windsor/Wales) is a direct descendant of Robert Hibbard and thus a distant cousin of probably 95% Hibbard's in America.
Fact or fiction? Can anyone take it further? So sorry if I have requested a tired subject.
Re: House of Windsor
Posted: November 18th, 2010, 4:45 pm
I just found out about this yesterday! Yes, Diana Spencer was a direct descendant of Robert Hibbard I -> Robert Hibbard II -> Ebenezer Hibbard - through Ebenezer's daughter Keziah. Do a search here for Keziah's page. There are notes at the bottom which show the lineage.
I then googled "Diana Spencer Genealogy" to see if the names jibed. I landed on Genealogy.com and yes, they were all there, including one addtional name (we are missing Eleanor Strong).
I figured as I am a descendant of Keziah's brother Nathan/Nathaniel, that puts me at 8th cousin. I doubt I'll be invited to the Royal Wedding.