Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Joan Beaufort - 11th Great-Grandmother of George Washington

Joan Beaufort, 11th Great-Grandmother of George Washington, was the daughter of John of Gaunt and a descendant of William "the Conqueror" and Charlemagne. She was born at Beaufort Castle in Anjou, France. She married Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland. They lived at Raby Castle, Raby, Durham, England - where the Washington family was also from.