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The land run started at high noon on April 22, 1889, with an estimated 50,000 people lined up for their piece of the available two million acres (8,100 km2). The Unassigned Lands were considered some of the best unoccupied public land in the United States.

 

 

Great Texas Land Rush

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Generation No. 1

 

1.  FOLKE1

       

Child of FOLKE is:

2.                i.    FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2 FOLKESSON, b. Anjou, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, Frankrike (southeastern France.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2 FOLKESSON (FOLKE1) was born in Anjou, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, Frankrike (southeastern France.  He married BERTRANDE JORGRIMMESDOTTER

 

Notes for FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES) FOLKESSON:

The legend tells he was the "father" of the Folkunga Dynasty. He is mentioned in the book Folkungaträdet by the author Werner von Heidenstam,

 

Folke Filbyter, on horseback. According to legend, his grandson had been kidnapped. Filbyter spent twenty-five years on horseback searching in Sweden to find the boy.

 

Another legend says that Filbyter used to eat young horses and he castrated them with his teeth.

 

       

Child of FOLKE FOLKESSON and BERTRANDE JORGRIMMESDOTTER is:

3.                i.    INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, b. 1038, Sverige (Sweden); d. 1100, Mjölby, Bjälbo, Östergötlands län, Sverige (Sweden).

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON (FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1038 in Sverige (Sweden), and died 1100 in Mjölby, Bjälbo, Östergötlands län, Sverige (Sweden).  He married INGEVALD. 

       

Child of INGEVALD FOLKESSON and INGEVALD is:

4.                i.    EARL FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, b. 1067, Sweden; d. 1149, Flanders, Belgium.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  EARL FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON (INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1067 in Sweden and died 1149 in Flanders, Belgium.  He married INGEGARD KNUTSDOTTIR, daughter of CANUTE SVENDSSON and ADELE FLANDERS.  She was born in 1086 in Denmark and died in 1127 in Flanders now Belgium.

       

Children of FOLKE INGEVALDSSON and INGEGARD KNUTSDOTTIR are:

5.                i.    BENGT5 FOLKESSON, b. Abt. 1100, Bjaibo, Ostergotland, Sweden.

6.               ii.    KNUT FOLKESSON,  OF FLANDERS, b. 1100, Gavere, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium; d. 1167, Flanders, Belgium.

                 iii.    EARL HOLMGER OF SWEDEN.

                 iv.    COUNT ARNULF OF FLANDERS.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

5.  BENGT5 FOLKESSON (FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born Abt. 1100 in Bjaibo, Ostergotland, Sweden.  He married the QUEEN OF NORWAY BRIGIDA BJØRNSDATTER. 

       

Children of BENGT FOLKESSON and BRIGIDA BJØRNSDATTER are:

7.                i.    MAGNUS BENGTSSON FOLKUNGA, b. 1150; d. 1208.

8.               ii.    EARL BIRGER BENGTSSON FOLKUNGA, b. 1134, Bjalbo, Ostergotland, Sweden; d. January 09, 1201/02.

 

 

6.  KNUT5 FOLKESSON (FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1100 in Gavere, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium, and died 1167 in Flanders, Belgium.

       

Child of KNUT FOLKESSON is:

9.                i.    BALDWIN6 DE BIGAR, b. Abt. 1140, Flanders Now Belgium; d. 1205, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

7.  MAGNUS BENGTSSON6 FOLKUNGA (BENGT5 FOLKESSON, FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1150, and died 1208.  He married INGRID YLVA SUNNESDOTTER. 

       

Children of MAGNUS FOLKUNGA and INGRID SUNNESDOTTER are:

                   i.    MAGNUSDOTTER7.

                  ii.    BIRGER JARL OF BJÄLBO FOLKUNGA.

 

 

8.  EARL BIRGER BENGTSSON6 FOLKUNGA (BENGT5 FOLKESSON, FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1134 in Bjalbo, Ostergotland, Sweden, and died January 09, 1201/02.  He married BRIGIDA HARALDSDATTER. 

       

Children of BIRGER FOLKUNGA and BRIGIDA HARALDSDATTER are:

                   i.    KNUT BIRGERSSON7 FOLKUNGA.

                  ii.    EARL FOLKE FOLKUNGA.

                 iii.    INGEGERD BIRGERSDATTER FOLKUNGA.

 

 

9.  BALDWIN6 DE BIGAR (KNUT5 FOLKESSON, FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born Abt. 1140 in Flanders Now Belgium, and died 1205 in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland.  He married (1) LINDSEY.    He married (2) GALFRIDUS DE CRAWFORD.    He married (3) MISS DE HUNTINGDON OF BIGGAR Aft. 1181 in 2ND Husband, daughter of DAVID HUNTINGDON and UNKNOWN.  She was born Abt. 1162 in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England.

 

Notes for BALDWIN DE BIGAR:

After the Lords of Annandale, perhaps the most famous appointment in the south of Scotland was that of Baldwin Le Fleming of Biggar as Sheriff of Lanarkshire, another post of strategic importance to the nation’s defence against the Galwegians. With the neighbouring Lindsay and Douglas clans the Flemings imposed peace on and brought prosperity to, a wide area.       

        

   Baldwin married the so far unnamed widow of Reginald, the fourth son of Alan, Earl of Richmond (and thus cousin to Conan who married Lady Margaret, sister of King Malcolm IV). She may have been a Lindsay by birth, and thus of one of those influential families in the area claiming Flemish ancestry. (Douglas was another, as was also Bruce in Annandale.) 

 

 

Baldwin was granted the land of Kirkpatrick (later Kirkpatrick-Fleming) in Annandale. Here he built Redhall Tower

       

Child of BALDWIN DE BIGAR and LINDSEY is:

10.              i.    WALDEVE7 DE BIGGAR, b. 1165.

 

       

Children of BALDWIN DE BIGAR and MISS BIGGAR are:

                  ii.    OF BIGGAR JAMES7 FLEMING, b. Aft. 1182, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland; d. 1238, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

                 iii.    NICOLAS DE BIGAR.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

10.  WALDEVE7 DE BIGGAR (BALDWIN6 DE BIGAR, KNUT5 FOLKESSON, FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1165.

       

Child of WALDEVE DE BIGGAR is:

11.              i.    ROBERT8 DE BIGGAR, b. 1200.

 

Generation No. 8

 

11.  ROBERT8 DE BIGGAR (WALDEVE7, BALDWIN6 DE BIGAR, KNUT5 FOLKESSON, FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1200.

       

Children of ROBERT DE BIGGAR are:

12.              i.    SIR MALCOLM9 DE BIGGAR, b. 1235, of Cumbernauld.

13.             ii.    HUGH DE BIGGAR, b. 1240.

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

12.  SIR MALCOLM9 DE BIGGAR (ROBERT8, WALDEVE7, BALDWIN6 DE BIGAR, KNUT5 FOLKESSON, FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1235 in of Cumbernauld.

       

Child of SIR MALCOLM DE BIGGAR is:

14.              i.    SIR ROBERT10 DE BIGGAR, b. 1255.

 

 

13.  HUGH9 DE BIGGAR (ROBERT8, WALDEVE7, BALDWIN6 DE BIGAR, KNUT5 FOLKESSON, FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1240.

       

Child of HUGH DE BIGGAR is:

15.              i.    NICHOLAS10 DE BIGAR, b. 1272.

 

 

Generation No. 10

 

14.  SIR ROBERT10 DE BIGGAR (MALCOLM9, ROBERT8, WALDEVE7, BALDWIN6 DE BIGAR, KNUT5 FOLKESSON, FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1255.  He married JOAN DOUGLAS. 

 

Notes for SIR ROBERT DE BIGGAR:

Sir Robert cut the head off the slain Sir John "the Red" COMYN and offered it to BRUCE with the suggestion “Let the deed shaw” (Let the deed show).

       

Child of ROBERT DE BIGGAR and JOAN DOUGLAS is:

16.              i.    SIR MALCOLM FLEMING OF11 BIGGAR, b. 1275, 1st Earl of Wigtown.

 

 

15.  NICHOLAS10 DE BIGAR (HUGH9 DE BIGGAR, ROBERT8, WALDEVE7, BALDWIN6 DE BIGAR, KNUT5 FOLKESSON, FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1272.  He married MARY. 

 

Notes for NICHOLAS DE BIGAR:

A Knight

       

Children of NICHOLAS DE BIGAR and MARY are:

17.              i.    LADY MARJORY11 DE BIGAR, b. 1295.

                  ii.    LADY ADA DE BIGAR.

 

 

Generation No. 11

 

16.  SIR MALCOLM FLEMING OF11 BIGGAR (ROBERT10 DE BIGGAR, MALCOLM9, ROBERT8, WALDEVE7, BALDWIN6 DE BIGAR, KNUT5 FOLKESSON, FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1275 in 1st Earl of Wigtown.  He married LADY MARJORY DE BIGAR, daughter of NICHOLAS DE BIGAR and MARY.  She was born 1295.

       

Children of MALCOLM BIGGAR and MARJORY DE BIGAR are:

                   i.    JOHN12 FLEMING.

                  ii.    MARY FLEMING.

                 iii.    MARJORY FLEMING, m. WILLIAM DE FAWAYD.

 

 

17.  LADY MARJORY11 DE BIGAR (NICHOLAS10, HUGH9 DE BIGGAR, ROBERT8, WALDEVE7, BALDWIN6 DE BIGAR, KNUT5 FOLKESSON, FOLKE4 INGEVALDSSON, INGEVALD3 FOLKESSON, FOLKE "FILBYTER" (FOULQUES)2, FOLKE1) was born 1295.  She married SIR MALCOLM FLEMING OF BIGGAR, son of ROBERT DE BIGGAR and JOAN DOUGLAS.  He was born 1275 in 1st Earl of Wigtown.

       

Children are listed above under (16) Malcolm Fleming Of Biggar.

 

 


 

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