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Any Famous Writers in Your Family Tree?
« on: March 04, 2019, 03:22:13 PM »
Robert Frost

Robert Frost,Poet and Playwright, 12th great-grandson of Hugh Manning.

We share same grand parents:

Hugh Manning was born about 1432 in St. Mary's Cray, Downe, Kent, England, son of John Manning and Juliana Brockhill.

Note:  Robert Frost recited a poem at President John F. Kennedy's inauguration.



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Re: Any Famous Writers in Your Family Tree?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 06:36:17 PM »
There are a few famous writers in my family tree which dates back to the 900s(AD). But what I find most interesting, as I go through my family tree....is the number of preachers on the tree, and finding, my great(way back yonder) grandfather (Simon de Manning) was knighted on the battlefield by Richard I , King of England.

Having roots is important but knowing where your family tree took roots is more important.

Another writer in my family tree:

 Thomas Pynchon
American Novelist
https://famouskin.com/famous-kin-chart.php?name=31288&kin=41896


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Re: Any Famous Writers in Your Family Tree?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 11:50:32 PM »
My family tree is filled with surprises.

Simon Manning, son of William Manning and Joanna de Chryfold, was born about 1335 or 1344 in Codham, Kent, England. About 1364, he married Katherine Chaucer (b. ca. 1348) in London, England, daughter of John Le Chaucer and Agnes Copton. Katherine Chaucer ís older brother was Geoffrey Chaucer, the famous writer.

Geoffrey Chaucer's sister, Katherine (Chaucer) Manning, is my  Grandmother.

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Re: Any Famous Writers in Your Family Tree?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 08:04:51 AM »
None that I know of but plenty of Skeletons  ;D

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Re: Any Famous Writers in Your Family Tree?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2019, 07:28:40 PM »
Local famous.
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Re: Any Famous Writers in Your Family Tree?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2019, 05:49:55 AM »
Just my Nan Dot.  She was an amazing poet.  She used to read her work to me when I stopped over with her.  She belonged to a variety of writing clubs.  She wasn't published but she was famous to me.  Sorry, not sure that counts but wanted to share.

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Re: Any Famous Writers in Your Family Tree?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 12:23:13 PM »
Just my Nan Dot.  She was an amazing poet.  She used to read her work to me when I stopped over with her.  She belonged to a variety of writing clubs.  She wasn't published but she was famous to me.  Sorry, not sure that counts but wanted to share.

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She sounds like an amazing writer. Thank you for sharing.     jt

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Re: Any Famous Writers in Your Family Tree?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2019, 11:57:01 PM »
The local famous is a deaf author
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