Appleby - Dacre and Gilpin
This is a section of my ancestry that fascinates me. I have two lines coming from the Plantaginets and they meet again with the marriage of Susannah Maria Gilpin and Joseph Dacre Appleby.
Susannah was one of 11 children of William Gilpin 5 July 1657 to 14 August 1724 and Mary Fletcher - married 6 Dec 1688. I think Susannah might be the oldest - other siblings were born between 1692 and 1708. The Gilpin line goes back through Brisco, Martindale, Musgrave, de Clifford, Percy, Mortimer, Phillippa Countess of Ulster and her father Lionel of Antwerp the Duke of Clarence the second son of King Edward III, and back via Edward I first wife Queen Eleanor of Spain.
Over the same time scale Joseph's mother was a Dacre, back to Knyvett, then Howard (Duke of Norfolk and Anne Boleyn/Henry VIII infamy), de Mowbray, Segrave, and again back to Edward I via number two wife Princess Marguerite of France, daughter of King Phillip III of France.
The Dacre estates passed through to son of Joseph & Susannah and he chose to drop the Appleby name and go with Dacre.
Other surnames since then that might have similar ancestry would be Lacy, Blades Thompson, Blanshard. Most of my foot work has been done by Ernest Arthur Blanshard of Edinburgh 1870-1941.
I'd like very much some coroboration of the facts. No sources were given and although there is no reason to doubt the information, reality check would be good.