Your Ancestors Knew St. Patrick
March 16, 2000

After watching the television program "St. Patrick, The Irish Legend", I turned to the American & European Family Forest and searched for St. Patrick in "Facts" "Contains" in the Presidential section. There were three matches: King Oilliol of Leinster (baptized by St. Patrick in 460), King Cairthann Finn of Munster (converted by St. Patrick), and King Ceretic the Gwledig of Strathclyde (reproached by St. Patrick).

What I saw from their descendant charts made me realize that everyone with any European ancestry at all has ancestors who actually knew St. Patrick.

A 40 generation descendant view of King Oilliol of Leinster (with "Cousin Smart" selected) fills in 7,518 boxes on the chart, and has 196 red arrows (red arrows mean that lines of King Oilliol's lines of descent continue beyond 40 generation at that point).

A 40 generation descendant view of King Cairthann Finn of Munster (with "Cousin Smart" selected) fills in 9,908 boxes on the chart, and has more than 251 red arrows. A 40 generation descendant view of King Ceretic the Gwledig of Strathclyde (with "Cousin Smart" selected) fills in 12,387 boxes on the chart, and has 268 red arrows.

40 generations into the future from St. Patrick's time reaches up to about the time of the Mayflower. If twenty-six Mayflower families were responsible for 30,000,000+ living descendants today, how many living descendants are there today from the hundreds of people in the A&E Family Forest who lived at the time of the Mayflower and who were descended from these three kings who actually knew St. Patrick?

Bruce H. Harrison
Millisecond Publishing Co., Inc.
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Kamuela, HI 96743
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