How interesting! Thank you for a piece of GW’s family history that I’d never even pondered. How silly that I’ve never thought of his European ancestors!!! Really enjoyed the bit about Virginia soil under his statue, and the description of the coat of arms was amazing.
Great video – I recently wrote "Shipwrecked in the Land of King Tobacco: The First Washington Immigrant to America" about John Washington and submitted to your library. It's around there somewhere. There are two copies floating around there currently. Let me know if you want one – I'm glad to send it over to you. Warmest regards!
Very informative. Thank you for taking time from your trip to produce this video.
I read on wikipedia that George Washington (and the Presidential Bush family) were descended from the planter known as Richard Cocke of Shropshire England, but I could not find any evidence for this. Is it true
Who else has visited Sulgrave Manor?
Thank you for this well laid out history of the father of our country. I really enjoyed it and hope to one day visit these sites.
George Washington Was A True Patriot Of Our United States!
I instantly recognized that coat of arms as the flag of DC. I never knew that the flag came from Washington's ancestral emblem.
I’ve been to sulgrave manor on a school trip
Before Washingtons family moved to sulgrave, they lived for hundreds of years at Washington, Tyne and wear ( formally Country Durham) North East England. That is the ancestral home he refers too when he mention s "northern counties"Jimmy Carter visited Washington hall in the 1970s on a state visit.
my grandmar lives in washington county durham she says it the posh area
It seems ironic that George Washington's ancestors were such staunch royalists during the English Civil War and that it was this that played a part in them going to America in the first place
Good to know that Virginian George Washington was of Cavalier background. It explains a lot.
Thank you for posting this video! What building is behind the statue of Washington, and where in London is it located?
You should have gone up to Washington in Tyne and Wear…the locals would have said "way aye, Geordie boy, haway tha' lad"
And here is a member of this clan, me, just ask and I'll give you answers as I'm the keeper of the Family Washington archives.
Then you have trump talking about immigrants I don’t think this man knows the history of Americans
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