100 Fun Facts About Me – Fun Fact #45

My mother and I enjoy mapping out our family tree.  We discovered that on my maternal grandfather’s side of the family (the one who my great-grandfather, the steel tycoon, said was “on the wrong side of the tracks” and no good for my grandmother) that we are the descendents of Lords, Ladies, Counts, and Countesses of England.  In particular, Robert “With the Beard” DeUmfreville LORD TOURS VIAN II (1030-1086)!  It is said that he was kinsman to William the Conqueror, and was given a sword and land from King William to free the land of wolves and enemies of the conquest.  Imagine that!

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