The first line...
|George Henry Smith|
George went on to marry Annie Maria Bolte, with whom he had a further
Charles and Caroline Lake had eight children together. Their youngest daughter, Vera Gladys married Horace Grey Egerton-Warburton.
And this is where the royals come in.
Horace's great grandmother was Emma Croxton Warburton. She was born in Cheshire in 1782 and married Reverend Rowland Egerton, who after marriage changed his name to Egerton-Warburton. Emma's mother was Emma Warburton, the daughter of Peter Warburton and Lady Elizabeth Stanley.
Lady Elizabeth was the daughter of Edward Stanley 11th Earl of Derby & 5th Baronet of Bickerstaffe Co. Lancashire England. The Stanley line directly goes all the way back to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby, born in Lancashire in 1435. I have actually gone way back to 1087 when Mabella Stanley was born in Normandy, France. Mabella married Adam DeAudley who was born in Heleigh Castle, Staffordshire. One of their children took the name Audley, while the other took DeStanley. The name continued for about 300 years, until Sir Thomas Stanley, the 1st Lord Stanley was born in 1405. Sir Thomas was the father of the 1st Earl of Derby.
|Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby|
Thomas Stanley (E of D) first married Lady Eleanor Neville, the daughter of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, in 1457. In 1472 after Eleanor had died, Thomas became husband number four to Lady Margaret Beaufort. Lady Margaret was the mother of King Henry VII. It is believed that the marriage was one of convenience and Lady Margaret never considered herself part of the Stanley family. As a result of her marriage to the Earl, Lady Margaret was welcomed back to the court of King Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth Woodville. She was the godmother to one of their daughters.
|Lady Margaret Beaufort|
Thomas also held the office of Steward of the Household the King Richard III between 1483 and 1485. He held the office of Chief Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster between 1485 and 1504, Northern parts. He fought in the Battle of Bosworth on 22 August 1485, where he allegedly betrayed King Richard III at a decisive moment. He succeeded to the title of 1st Earl of Derby on 27 October 1485. Sir Thomas died in 1504 in Latham, England.
As a result of this hereditary line, Queen Elizabeth II is related to me like this: 15th great granddaughter of wife of 12th great grandfather of husband of niece of wife of 2nd great grandfather