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William Baskerville

b. Old Withington, Derbyshire England
m. Unknown
d. Unknown




William Baskerville


According to one source, William Baskerville was a descendent of Norman nobility who came to England during William the Conqueror's conquest of the British Isle a few hundred years earlier. This information came from the Battle Abbey Roll, which was written years after the actual conquest so its content is questioned. In the years following the conquest in 1066, there is speculation that families added their names to the list when it was written to gain power, although in reality they emmigrated from Normandy after the battle itself.

In the Battle Abbey Roll the name is written as "Baskeruile."

This source also says that he was a direct descendent of Charlemagne.





-Delmar R Lowell, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899, (Rutland, VT: Tuttle Comapny, 1899).
-Bishop Meade, Old Churces, Ministers, and Families of Virginia, Volume II, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1891), 867.
-Battle Abbey Roll