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Czech Roots of President Bush

Researched by Mila Rechcigl

Recently a "bizarre" story was reported by Radio PRAHA regarding the possibility that George W. Bush may have Czech roots without giving specific details. I immediately contacted Radio PRAHA and several knowledgeable individuals and societies in the Czech Republic specializing in Czech genealogy to get some evidence and proof of the above claim. I have not received any response to my inquiries. Most people would surmise that the whole thing was a joke, if not a hoax.

Because by nature inquisitive and a person who likes to dabble in the history and genealogy of important American personalities of Czech or Slovak descent, I decided to do some research on my own. Below are the results of my search.

I am pleased to report that new President Bush, as well as his father, have indeed Czech ancestors. In fact their direct line leads to the earliest days of the Kingdom of Bohemia, their oldest known Czech ancestors being Borivoj and St. Ludmila.

Table 1, which depicts the Royal descent of George Bush, has been known.
Table 2, which I prepared, links Bush's ancestors with the Bohemian Royal House, i.e., Vratislav II, King of Bohemia.
And lastly, Table 3 provides information on the ancestors of King of Bohemia Vratislav II who can be considered bona fide ancestors of President Bush as well.

Send your comments to rechcigl@aol.com

Table 1. Descent of President Bush to King of England Edward I

Generation No. 1

    1.  President George W. Bush He was the son of 2. President George Bush.

Generation No. 2

    2.  President George Bush  He was the son of 4. Prescott Sheldo Bush.
   
Child of President George Bush is:
    1   i.  President George W. Bush

Generation No. 3

    4.  Prescott Sheldo Bush  He was the son of 8. Samuel Prescott Bush.
   
Child of Prescott Sheldo Bush is:
    2   i.  President George Bush

Generation No. 4

    8.  Samuel Prescott Bush  He was the son of 17. Harriet Eleanor Fay.
   
Child of Samuel Prescott Bush is:
    4   i.  Prescott Sheldo Bush

Generation No. 5

    17.  Harriet Eleanor Fay  She was the daughter of 34. Samuel Howard Fay and 35. Susan  Shellman.
   
Child of Harriet Eleanor Fay is:
    8   i.  Samuel Prescott Bush

Generation No. 6

    34.  Samuel Howard Fay  He was the son of 68. Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay and 69. Harriet Howard.  He married 35. Susan Shellman.
    35.  Susan Shellman  She was the daughter of 71. Clarissa Montfort.
   
Child of Samuel Fay and Susan Shellman is:
    17  i.  Harriet Eleanor Fay

Generation No. 7

    68.  Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay  He was the son of 136. Jonathan Fay and 137. Lucy Prescott.  He married 69. Harriet Howard.
    69.  Harriet Howard  She was the daughter of 139. Anna Lillie.
   
Child of Samuel Fay and Harriet Howard is:
    34  i.  Samuel Howard Fay, married Susan Shellman

    71.  Clarissa Montfort  She was the daughter of 142. Robert Munford.
   
Child of Clarissa Montfort is:
    35  i.  Susan Shellman, married Samuel Howard Fay

Generation No. 8

    136.  Jonathan Fay  He was the son of 272. John Fay.  He married 137. Lucy Prescott.
    137.  Lucy Prescott  She was the daughter of 274. Abel Prescott.
   
Child of Jonathan Fay and Lucy Prescott is:
    68  i.  Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay, married Harriet Howard

    139.  Anna Lillie  She was the daughter of 278. John Lillie.
   
Child of Anna Lillie is:
    69  i.  Harriet Howard, married Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay

    142.  Robert Munford  He was the son of 285. Elizabeth Bolling.
   
Child of Robert Munford is:
    71  i.  Clarissa Montfort

Generation No. 9

    272.  John Fay  He was the son of 545. Elizabeth Wellington.
   
Child of John Fay is:
    136 i.  Jonathan Fay, married Lucy Prescott

    274.  Abel Prescott  He was the son of 549. Rebecca Bulkeley.
   
Child of Abel Prescott is:
    137 i.  Lucy Prescott, married Jonathan Fay

    278.  John Lillie  He was the son of 557. Hannah Ruck.
   
Child of John Lillie is:
    139 i.  Anna Lillie

    285.  Elizabeth Bolling  She was the daughter of 571. Anne Cocke.
   
Child of Elizabeth Bolling is:
    142 i.  Robert Munford

Generation No. 10

    545.  Elizabeth Wellington  She was the daughter of 1090. Benjamin Wellington.
   
Child of Elizabeth Wellington is:
    272 i.  John Fay

    549.  Rebecca Bulkeley  She was the daughter of 1098. Peter Bulkeley.
   
Child of Rebecca Bulkeley is:
    274 i.  Abel Prescott

    557.  Hannah Ruck  She was the daughter of 1115. Hannah Hutchinson.
   
Child of Hannah Ruck is:
    278 i.  John Lillie

    571.  Anne Cocke  She was the daughter of 1142. Richard Cocke.
   
Child of Anne Cocke is:
    285 i.  Elizabeth Bolling

Generation No. 11

    1090.  Benjamin Wellington  He was the son of 2181. Mary Pagrave.
   
Child of Benjamin Wellington is:
    545 i.  Elizabeth Wellington

    1098.  Peter Bulkeley  He was the son of 2196. Edward Bulkeley.
   
Child of Peter Bulkeley is:
    549 i.  Rebecca Bulkeley

    1115.  Hannah Hutchinson  She was the daughter of 2230. Elisha Hutchinson.
   
Child of Hannah Hutchinson is:
    557 i.  Hannah Ruck

    1142.  Richard Cocke  He was the son of 2285. Mary Aston.
   
Child of Richard Cocke is:
    571 i.  Anne Cocke

Generation No. 12

    2181.  Mary Pagrave  She was the daughter of 4362. Richard Pagrave.
   
Child of Mary Pagrave is:
    1090    i.  Benjamin Wellington

    2196.  Edward Bulkeley  He was the son of 4392. Peter Bulkeley.
   
Child of Edward Bulkeley is:
    1098    i.  Peter Bulkeley

    2230.  Elisha Hutchinson  He was the son of 4460. Elisha Hutchinson.
   
Child of Elisha Hutchinson is:
    1115    i.  Hannah Hutchinson

    2285.  Mary Aston  She was the daughter of 4570. Col. Waletr Aston.
   
Child of Mary Aston is:
    1142    i.  Richard Cocke

Generation No. 13

    4362.  Richard Pagrave  He was the son of 8724. Edward Pagrave.
   
Child of Richard Pagrave is:
    2181    i.  Mary Pagrave

    4392.  Peter Bulkeley  He was the son of 8784. Edward Bulkeley.
   
Child of Peter Bulkeley is:
    2196    i.  Edward Bulkeley

    4460.  Elisha Hutchinson  He was the son of 8920. Edward Hutchinson.
   
Child of Elisha Hutchinson is:
    2230    i.  Elisha Hutchinson

    4570.  Col. Waletr Aston  He was the son of 9140. Waletr Aston.
   
Child of Col. Waletr Aston is:
    2285    i.  Mary Aston

Generation No. 14

    8724.  Edward Pagrave  He was the son of 17448. Thomas Pagrave.
   
Child of Edward Pagrave is:
    4362    i.  Richard Pagrave

    8784.  Edward Bulkeley  He was the son of 17569. Elizabeth Grosvenor.
   
Child of Edward Bulkeley is:
    4392    i.  Peter Bulkeley

    8920.  Edward Hutchinson  He was the son of 17841. Anne Marbury.
   
Child of Edward Hutchinson is:
    4460    i.  Elisha Hutchinson

    9140.  Waletr Aston  He was the son of 18280. Leonard Aston.
   
Child of Waletr Aston is:
    4570    i.  Col. Waletr Aston

Generation No. 15

    17448.  Thomas Pagrave  He was the son of 34897. Anne Glenham.
   
Child of Thomas Pagrave is:
    8724    i.  Edward Pagrave

    17569.  Elizabeth Grosvenor  She was the daughter of 35139. Anna Charlton.
   
Child of Elizabeth Grosvenor is:
    8784    i.  Edward Bulkeley

    17841.  Anne Marbury  She was the daughter of 35683. Bridget Dryden.
   
Child of Anne Marbury is:
    8920    i.  Edward Hutchinson

    18280.  Leonard Aston  He was the son of 36560. Sir Edward Aston.
   
Child of Leonard Aston is:
    9140    i.  Waletr Aston

Generation No. 16

    34897.  Anne Glenham  She was the daughter of 69795. Eleanor Brandon.
   
Child of Anne Glenham is:
    17448   i.  Thomas Pagrave

    35139.  Anna Charlton  She was the daughter of 70278. Richard Charlton.
   
Child of Anna Charlton is:
    17569   i.  Elizabeth Grosvenor

    35683.  Bridget Dryden  She was the daughter of 71367. Elizabeth Cope.
   
Child of Bridget Dryden is:
    17841   i.  Anne Marbury

    36560.  Sir Edward Aston  He was the son of 73120. Sir John Aston.
   
Child of Sir Edward Aston is:
    18280   i.  Leonard Aston

Generation No. 17

    69795.  Eleanor Brandon  She was the daughter of 139591. Elizabeth Wingfield.
   
Child of Eleanor Brandon is:
    34897   i.  Anne Glenham

    70278.  Richard Charlton  He was the son of 140557. Mary Corbet.
   
Child of Richard Charlton is:
    35139   i.  Anna Charlton

    71367.  Elizabeth Cope  She was the daughter of 142735. Bridget Raleigh.
   
Child of Elizabeth Cope is:
    35683   i.  Bridget Dryden

    73120.  Sir John Aston  He was the son of 146240. John Aston.
   
Child of Sir John Aston is:
    36560   i.  Sir Edward Aston

Generation No. 18

    139591.  Elizabeth Wingfield  She was the daughter of 279183. Elizabeth Gousill.
   
Child of Elizabeth Wingfield is:
    69795   i.  Eleanor Brandon

    140557.  Mary Corbet  She was the daughter of 281115. Margaret Malory.
   
Child of Mary Corbet is:
    70278   i.  Richard Charlton

    142735.  Bridget Raleigh  She was the daughter of 285470. Edward Raleigh.
   
Child of Bridget Raleigh is:
    71367   i.  Elizabeth Cope

    146240.  John Aston  He was the son of 292480. Sir Robert Aston.
   
Child of John Aston is:
    73120   i.  Sir John Aston


Generation No. 19

    279183.  Elizabeth Gousill  She was the daughter of 558367. Elizabeth Fitzalan.
   
Child of Elizabeth Gousill is:
    139591  i.  Elizabeth Wingfield

    281115.  Margaret Malory  She was the daughter of 562230. William Malory.
   
Child of Margaret Malory is:
    140557  i.  Mary Corbet

    285470.  Edward Raleigh  He was the son of 570941. Elizabeth Greene.
   
Child of Edward Raleigh is:
    142735  i.  Bridget Raleigh

    292480.  Sir Robert Aston  He was the son of 584961. Joyce Freville.
   
Child of Sir Robert Aston is:
    146240  i.  John Aston

Generation No. 20

    558367.  Elizabeth Fitzalan  She was the daughter of 1116735. Elizabeth de Bohun.
   
Child of Elizabeth Fitzalan is:
    279183  i.  Elizabeth Gousill

    562230.  William Malory  He was the son of 1124461. Alice de Driby.
   
Child of William Malory is:
    281115  i.  Margaret Malory

    570941.  Elizabeth Greene  She was the daughter of 1141882. Thomas Greene.
   
Child of Elizabeth Greene is:
    285470  i.  Edward Raleigh

    584961.  Joyce Freville  She was the daughter of 1169922. Sir Baldwin Freville.
   
Child of Joyce Freville is:
    292480  i.  Sir Robert Aston

Generation No. 21

    1116735.  Elizabeth de Bohun  She was the daughter of 2233470. William de Bohun.
   
Child of Elizabeth de Bohun is:
    558367  i.  Elizabeth Fitzalan

    1124461.  Alice de Driby  She was the daughter of 2248923. Amy de Gaveston.
   
Child of Alice de Driby is:
    562230  i.  William Malory

    1141882.  Thomas Greene  He was the son of 2283765. Mary Talbot.
   
Child of Thomas Greene is:
    570941  i.  Elizabeth Greene

    1169922.  Sir Baldwin Freville  He was the son of 2339845. Joyce de Botetourte.
   
Child of Sir Baldwin Freville is:
    584961  i.  Joyce Freville

Generation No. 22

    2233470.  William de Bohun  He was the son of 4466941. Elizabeth Plantagenet.
   
Child of William de Bohun is:
    1116735 i.  Elizabeth de Bohun

    2248923.  Amy de Gaveston  She was the daughter of 4497847. Margaret de Clare.
   
Child of Amy de Gaveston is:
    1124461 i.  Alice de Driby

    2283765.  Mary Talbot  She was the daughter of 4567531. Ankaret Lestrange.
   
Child of Mary Talbot is:
    1141882 i.  Thomas Greene

    2339845.  Joyce de Botetourte  She was the daughter of 4679690. John de
                     Botetourte.
   
Child of Joyce de Botetourte is:
    1169922 i.  Sir Baldwin Freville

Generation No. 23

    4466941.  Elizabeth Plantagenet  She was the daughter of 8933882. King of England Edward I "the Longshanks".
   
Child of Elizabeth Plantagenet is:
    2233470 i.  William de Bohun

    4497847.  Margaret de Clare  She was the daughter of 8995695. Joan of Acre.
   
Child of Margaret de Clare is:
    2248923 i.  Amy de Gaveston

    4567531.  Ankaret Lestrange  She was the daughter of 9135063. Isabel Fitzalan.
   
Child of Ankaret Lestrange is:
    2283765 i.  Mary Talbot

    4679690.  John de Botetourte  He was the son of 9359380. Thomas de Botetourte.
   
Child of John de Botetourte is:
    2339845 i.  Joyce de Botetourte

Generation No. 24

    8933882.  King of England Edward I "the Longshanks", born 1239; died 1307.  He was the son of 17867764. King of England Henry III and 17867765. Elanore Beringer.
   
Children of King of England Edward I "the Longshanks" are:
        i.  Joan of Acre
    4466941 ii. Elizabeth Plantagenet

    8995695.  Joan of Acre  She was the daughter of 8933882. King of England Edward I "the Longshanks".
   
Children of Joan of Acre are:
        i.  Eleanor de Clare
    4497847 ii. Margaret de Clare

    9135063.  Isabel Fitzalan  She was the daughter of 18270127. Isabel Despencer.
   
Child of Isabel Fitzalan is:
    4567531 i.  Ankaret Lestrange

    9359380.  Thomas de Botetourte  He was the son of 18718761. Maud FitzThomas.
   
Child of Thomas de Botetourte is:
    4679690 i.  John de Botetourte

Generation No. 25

    17867764.  King of England Henry III, born 1207; died 1272.   He was the son of King of England Henry II.  He married 17867765. Elanore Beringer 1236.
    17867765.  Elanore Beringer, born 1217; died 1291.  She was the daughter of Count of Provence Raymond Beringer V and Beatrice de Savoie.
   
Child of Henry and Elanore Beringer is:
    8933882 i.  King of England Edward I "the Longshanks", born 1239; died 1307.

    18270127.  Isabel Despencer  She was the daughter of Eleanor de Clare.
   
Child of Isabel Despencer is:
    9135063 i.  Isabel Fitzalan

    18718761.  Maud FitzThomas  She was the daughter of Beatrice de Beauchamp.
   
Child of Maud FitzThomas is:
    9359380 i.  Thomas de Botetourte

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Table 2. Descent of Edward I "the Longshank", King of England to Vratislav II, King of Bohemia

Generation No. 1

    1.  King of England Edward I "the Longshanks", born 1239; died 1307.  He was the son of 2. King of England Henry III, King of England and 3. Elanore Beringer.

Generation No. 2

    2.  King of England Henry III, born 1207; died 1272.  He married 3. Elanore Beringer 1236.
    3.  Elanore Beringer, born 1217; died 1291.  She was the daughter of 6. Count of Provence Raymond Beringer V and 7. Beatrice de Savoie.
   
Child of Henry and Elanore Beringer is:
    1   i.  King of England Edward I "the Longshanks", born 1239; died 1307.

Generation No. 3

    6.  Count of Provence Raymond Beringer V, born 1198; died 1245.   He was the son of 12. Count of Provence Alphonse II and 13. Garsinde of Sabran.   He married 7. Beatrice de Savoie.
    7.  Beatrice de Savoie
   
Child of Raymond Beringer and Beatrice de Savoie is:
    3   i.  Elanore Beringer, born 1217; died 1291; married Henry III, King of England 1236.

Generation No. 4

    12.  Count of Provence Alphonse II, died 1209.  He was the son of 24. King of Aragon Alphonso II the Chaste and 25. Sanchia of Castile.  He married 13. Garsinde of Sabran 1193.
    13.  Garsinde of Sabran, died Aft. 1209.
   
Child of Alphonse and Garsinde Sabran is:
    6   i.  Count of Provence Raymond Beringer V, born 1198; died 1245;
married Beatrice de Savoie

Generation No. 5

    24.  King of Aragon Alphonso II the Chaste, born 1152; died 1196.   He married 25. Sanchia of Castile 1174.
    25.  Sanchia of Castile, born 1154; died 1208.  She was the daughter of 50. Count of Castile Alfonso Raimunder, the Emperor and 51. Richiza Piast.
   
Child of Alphonso Chaste and Sanchia Castile is:
    12  i.  Count of Provence Alphonse II, died 1209; married Garsinde of Sabran 1193.

Generation No. 6

    50.  Count of Castile Alfonso Raimunder, the Emperor, born 1105; died 1157.  He married 51. Richiza Piast 1152.
    51.  Richiza Piast, died 1185.  She was the daughter of 102. Duke of Cracow Wladyslaw II "the Exile" Piast and 103. Agnes of Babenburg.
   
Child of Alfonso Raimunder and Richiza Piast is:
    25  i.  Sanchia of Castile, born 1154; died 1208; married King of Aragon Alphonso II the Chaste 1174.

Generation No. 7

    102.  Duke of Cracow Wladyslaw II "the Exile" Piast, born 1105; died
  1159.  He was the son of 204. Boleslaw III "the Wrymouth" Piast and 205. Sbislava Rurikide of Kiev.  He married 103. Agnes of Babenburg.
    103.  Agnes of Babenburg, born 1111; died 1157.
   
Child of Wladyslaw Piast and Agnes Babenburg is:
    51  i.  Richiza Piast, died 1185; married (1) Alfonso Raimunder the Emperor;
                  married (2) Count of Castile Alfonso Raimunder, the Emperor 1152.

Generation No. 8

    204.  Boleslaw III "the Wrymouth" Piast, born 1084; died 1138.  He was the son of 408. Wladyslaw I Piast and 409. Jitka (Judith).  He married 205. Sbislava Rurikide of Kiev.
    205.  Sbislava Rurikide of Kiev, died 1108.
   
Child of Boleslaw Piast and Sbislava Kiev is:
    102 i.  Duke of Cracow Wladyslaw II "the Exile" Piast, born 1105; died 1159;
                  married Agnes of Babenburg

Generation No. 9

    408.  Wladyslaw I Piast, born 1040; died 1102.  He married 409. Jitka (Judith) Abt. 1080.
    409.  Jitka (Judith), born Bet. 1056 - 1068; died 1085.  She was the daughter of 818. Vratislav II, King of Bohemia and 819. Adelaide of Arpad.
   
Child of Wladyslaw Piast and Jitka (Judith) is:
    204 i.  Boleslaw III "the Wrymouth" Piast, born 1084; died 1138; married
                  Sbislava Rurikide of Kiev

Generation No. 10

    818.  King of Bohemia Vratislav II, born 1032; died 1092.  He was the son of Bretislav I "the Restorer" and Judith of Schweinfurt.  He married 819. Adelaide of Arpad 1056.
    819.  Adelaide of Arpad, born Abt. 1040; died 1062.
   
Children of Vratislav and Adelaide Arpad are:
        i.  Bretislav II, died 1100; married (1) Liutgarde of Windberg-Bogen;
married
                  (2) Liuttgarde Windberg-Begen 1094; born Abt. 1075.
    409 ii. Jitka (Judith), born Bet. 1056 - 1068; died 1085; married Wladyslaw I Piast Abt. 1080.
        iii.    Ludmila, died Aft. 1100.
        iv. Vratislav, died 1061.
        v.  Ludmila, died Aft. 1100.
        vi. Vratislav, died 1061.
        vii.    Jitka (Judith) Premyslide, born Abt. 1056; died Abt. 1085.

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Table 3. Ancestors of King of Bohemia Vratislav II

Generation No. 1

    1.  King of Bohemia Vratislav II, born 1032; died 1092.  He was the son of 2. Bretislav I "the Restorer" and 3. Judith of Schweinfurt.   He married
(1) Maria.  She died 1056.  He married (2) Adelaide of Arpad 1056.  She was born Abt. 1040, and died 1062.  He married (3) Swietoslawa of Poland 1063. She was born 1041, and died 1126.

Generation No. 2

    2.  Bretislav I "the Restorer", born Abt. 1002; died 1055.  He was the son of 4. Oldrich and 5. Bozena.  He married 3. Judith of Schweinfurt.
    3.  Judith of Schweinfurt, born 1003; died 1058.
   
Children of Bretislav Restorer" and Judith Schweinfurt are:
        i.  Boleslava
        ii. Spitihnev II, born 1031; died 1061; married Ida of Wettin
    1   iii.    Vratislav II, born 1032; died 1092; married (1) Maria;
married (2) Adelaide of Arpad 1056; married (3) Swietoslawa of Poland 1063.
        iv. Demudis
        v.  Konrad I, died 1092; married Wirpirk of Baier 1054.
        vi. Jaromir, died 1090.
        vii.    Otto I, died 1086; married Euphemia of Hungary 1073.

Generation No. 3

    4.  Oldrich, born Abt. 966; died 1035.  He was the son of 8. Boleslav II "the Pious" and 9. Emma de Burgund.  He married 5. Bozena.
    5.  Bozena, died 1052.
   
Child of Oldrich and Bozena is:
    2   i.  Bretislav I "the Restorer", born Abt. 1002; died 1055; married
Judith of Schweinfurt

Generation No. 4

    8.  Boleslav II "the Pious", born Bet. 929 - 935; died 999.  He was the son of 16. Boleslav I "the Cruel" and 17. Biagota.   He married 9. Emma de Burgund.
    9.  Emma de Burgund, died Bet. 1005 - 1006.
   
Children of Boleslav Pious" and Emma de Burgund are:
        i.  Boleslav III, died 1035; married Predslava of Kiev
        ii. Jaromir, died 1038.
        iii.    Vaclav
    4   iv. Oldrich, born Abt. 966; died 1035; married Bozena

Generation No. 5

    16.  Boleslav I "the Cruel", born Abt. 915; died 967.   He was the son of 32. Vratislav I and 33. Drahomira of Stodor.  He married 17. Biagota.
    17.  Biagota
   
Children of Boleslav Cruel" and Biagota are:
        i.  daughter
        ii. daughter
        iii.    Doubravka, died 977; married Miecislaw I 965; died 999.
        iv. Mlada (Marie)
        v.  Spitihnev
        vi. Strakvas Kristian, born 929; died 997.
    8   vii.    Boleslav II "the Pious", born Bet. 929 - 935; died 999; married Emma de Burgund

Generation No. 6

    32.  Vratislav I, born Abt. 888; died 921.  He was the son of 64. Borivoj I, Duke of Bohemia and 65. St. Ludmila of Psov.  He married 33. Drahomira of Stodor.
    33.  Drahomira of Stodor, died Aft. 935.
   
Children of Vratislav and Drahomira Stodor are:
        i.  Vaclav I, born Abt. 907; died 929.
    16  ii. Boleslav I "the Cruel", born Abt. 915; died 967; married Biagota

Generation No. 7

    64.  BorivojI, Duke of Bohemia, born Bet. 852 - 853; died Bet. 888 - 889.
 He married 65. St. Ludmila of Psov Bet. 874 - 875.
    65.  St. Ludmila of Psov, born 860; died 921.
   
Children of Borivoj and St. Psov are:
        i.  Spitihnev I, born 875; died 912.
    32  ii. Vratislav I, born Abt. 888; died 921; married Drahomira of Stodor

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