Wednesday, April 24, 2013

God the grand-father

You will be impressed to know that God is my 102nd great-grandfather.

Of course we're all descended from God via Adam and Eve or Flo, depending which version you opt for, but not many of us have the conclusive proof in writing. Yes, Husband has been digging into my forebears and he has traced my line right back to the very beginning. 

Or rather other people have traced the earlier lines and he's managed to link me in to them. 

As well as Lady Godiva, Boudicea, Old King Cole, it turns out I'm descended from both William the Conqueror and Harold, as well as Brutus Brwt, king from whom Britain takes its name. In documents dating back to the thirteenth century it is shown that Brutus came from the line of Adam who was, of course, son of God.

Husband does record one commentator as saying, "If the compiler did not draw on his imagination for parts of this pedigree he must have had access to records not now in existence," but I'm happy to go along with it.

4 comments:

Ole Phat Stu said...

Lessee, if we believe the world is about 6000 years old (Bishop Usher) and a generation to be 30 years (a bit on the high side perhaps), then that would be 200 generations, not 102.

Even goinh only half way back, 100 generations, and assuming people have 2 parents, that would make for 1267650600228229401496703205376 ancestors, which is more people than have ever lived. Thus, there must have been some inbreeding.

Right, that's Wales accounted for ;-)

etc etc

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'm honoured to know a person with such impressive lineage!

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

Hahahaha! Well, as every genealogist knows, we are all related when it all comes down to it.

Liz said...

Whatever, stu!

As Jay says, we're all related, pat, it just happens that Husband linked into a line of mine that has been thoroughly investigated.