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Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:40 pm
I know that this episode hasn't been broadcast yet, but it seems that Celia is descended from the infamous Lady Frances Howard, Countess of Essex when married to her first husband, Robert Devereux, and Countess of Somerset when married to her second, Robert Carr (a favourite of James I).
Frances Howard was the daughter of Sir Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk, and his wife, Lady Katherine Knyvett of Audley End, Essex. Katherine Knyvett was the daughter of Sir Henry Knyvett and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Stump of Charlton, near Malmesbury, WIltshire.
Elizabeth Stump was the daughter of Sir James Stump and his wife, Bridget Baynton. James Stump was the son of William Stump, Clothier of Malmesbury, and Jocosa (Joyce) Berkeley. William Stump was the son of (Thomas) Stump of North Nibley, Gloucestershire who was living there in the late 15th century.
I am descended from John Stump, brother of the Clothier, which means that Lady Frances Howard is my 4th cousin 9 times removed and that I have to be a distant relation of Celia Imrie as well. Having researched the early Stump ancestors it would be good to pass some of this information to Celia.
Can anyone advise me on how to do this? Celia's website doesn't have any contact facility other than signing up for a newsletter.