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My Great Great Great Great Great Great Great (that’s 7) Grandfather Was Bastard Child!

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I was doing some ancestry work today on my family name and I found out that my Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Niclaes Van Schoonhoven wasn’t even a Schoonhoven to begin with! He was the bastard love child of my Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother, Debora Christofeels Davids and a guy that was called by one of these four names; Peg Leg Perrick, Dirck Adrians Van Vliet, Dirrick “Wooten Legg”, or Derrick Von Vliet. But since she was married to Hendrick Claessen Van Schoonhoven and baptized to that name, he became a Schoonhoven! My alleged Schoonhoven Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great (that’s 8 ) Grandfather Hendrick Claessen Van Schoonhoven even mentioned my 7x Great Grandfather in his will as the bastard son!

“So Schall be Give unto the Recerdit [recorded] Basterd Child named Claes whoes modder is called Debora an English Schilling.”

Wow one whole English Schilling, I wonder what that would be worth today?

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There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.
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