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Beyond Braveheart - Wallace Family Roots 1076-2003 C. Robert Wolfe

Beyond Braveheart - Wallace Family Roots 1076-2003

C. Robert Wolfe

Published September 16th 2003
ISBN : 9781410761361
Paperback
483 pages
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This is the book we longed for as we researched the Wallacefamily tree! It spans 30 generations –1076 – 2003.The surname, Wallace, originated with “Richard of Wales”,born in Wales approximately 1076. Hemoved to Scotland, where he prospered andMoreThis is the book we longed for as we researched the Wallacefamily tree!  It spans 30 generations –1076 – 2003.The surname, Wallace, originated with “Richard of Wales”,born in Wales approximately 1076.  Hemoved to Scotland, where he prospered and founded a town known to this day asRiccarton in Ayrshire.  He is the great,great grandfather of Sir William Wallace – Brave-heart - Defender of Scotland.English political pressure and religious turmoil caused manyScots to flee Scotland, settling in Ulster, Ireland.  Later, religious turmoil in Ulster caused massive migration toAmerica in the mid 1600’s. Matthew Wallace, born 1630, in Raphoe, County Donegal,Ireland, arrived in Maryland in 1648. Settling in Somerset County, he became a planter and with fellowimmigrants from Ireland, John McKnight and William Alexander, became known as“the Three Kings of Manokin.”As the family grew, it began “moving on”, some to NewEngland, some to Virginia, others to North Carolina.  Today, Wallaces referenced in this book reside in 47 of the 50United States.Commodore Perry, President Polk, George Wythe, Lew Wallace,Physicians, Clergy, Educators, Military and Civil service are part of thisWallace Saga.