Subject: Ezra and Deborah (Bigelow) Holden
From: Beverly Barnhart < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Hello,My name is Beverly Barnhart. I have been researching my family, which through a long line leads back to Ezra and Deborah Bigelow Holden. Their son Ezra Shattuck married Elizabeth Davis, who is my 3 greats grandmother. I don't know if you are interested, but I have her birth and death date, as well as Ezra Shattuck's as well as pictures. Are you interested in these to have posted on your site? I also have pictures of Elizabeth's parents, Jason and Martha (Phillips) Davis, and Ezra and Elizabeth's children. (They had nine, only four living to adulthood.) I also have pictures that are unidentified, am curious if you know of anyone who might help me. They are somehow associated with the Holdens. I also have pictures of Joseph and Susan (Brown) Holden, who was Ezra Shattuck's brother.
From: Eryn Bagley < EBagley@spectra-inc.com >
I am actually decended from Orlando Bagley and Sarah Colby, the Colby line has been quite easy to trace, actually we could trace that back a few signers of the Magna Carta. However, its Orlando's origins that have us, and its seems MANY other Bagley decendents stumped. You wouldn't happen to have any information on the origins of Orlando and where his line stemmed from in England would you?
Thank you in advance!
More Baguleys 07/11/2006:
From: Anthony Eversole < email@example.com >
Subject: Illegitimate Royal Connections
In regards to your announcement about descendants of illegitimate sons and
daughters of royalty, I am writing to you of King Edward I Plantagenet. My
cousin, Linda Sibley, has published the Begley Book. That book establishes
Alfred Begley (my grandfather) to Peter Bagley, born 1708 in Surrey,
Virginia. Genealogists that I have encountered on the web have traced us
from Peter to Sir William Baguley, born 1260, of Baguley, Bucklow, Cheshire,
England. He married Lucy Corona, who is supposed to be the daughter of
Edward Plantagenet, through a lady-in-waiting. I have always wondered if
this was, in fact, true. I realize this is quite a ways back to research,
but I have decided to write anyway. I have mixed feelings on the whole idea
of royal blood, as I am an American living in England.
Sources regarding Lucy Corona:
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Hello Begley Researchers,
I'm writing to you about the Begley family. My grandparents were Alfred Begley and Daisy Roberts. My mother, Tami Galloway, owns a copy of the Begley Family Book of which you may be familiar. In that book, it was established that my grandfather was connected to Peter Bagley, born 1708 in Surrey, VA. I've seen on message boards that even more information has been discovered. In fact, your websites have connected Peter Bagley to Sir William Baguley, born 1260. He was apparently married to Lucy Corona. It's rumored that she is the illegitimate child of Edward I Plantagenet. I wanted to get your opinions on that matter, and also ask a couple of questions, if I may. The reason why is sort of exciting. I moved to England from Indiana last fall, and subsequently to fill my time I have been doing a bit of amateur genealogy. A major tv station here, called ITV, has been seeking people who are descended from people just like our Lucy Corona - illegitimate royal children. I wrote to them and explained that my immediate family has a copy of the Begley book, and also that other researchers claim the lineage can be traced back to Sir William Baguley and Lucy Corona. Of course, I stressed to them that we don't have proof about Lucy Corona, but that I personally always wondered if the rumor was true. Kevin Forde, a program director from ITV, has written back to me and explained a few details. I will forward his email onto the two of you shortly. He asked what sort of work went into the Begley book and the earlier research done. Kevin also said that the program would have a professional genealogist in England look into the claim. I'm not sure what will happen next, but was hoping for your help in the matter. I imagine he'll get into contact with you next, if he's still interested.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,