Lion Gardiner
Research File:
Tamar Symonds ancestral line to the Kings of France:

Tamar Symonds is a very important ancestor of the Bundy Families as her line includes some of the Royal Houses of France.  Most of The Bundy Familys of the Southern Branch are descendants of
Samuel Bundy "The Planter" - 1676 & Tamar Symonds - there are some exceptions and those whould include those who descend from his siblings.

Samuel Bundy "The Planter" - 1676 & Tamar Symonds - 1680-1719 - Pasquotank, NC - His brother was: Caleb Bundy - abt 1667
daughter of:
Jeremiah Symons - 1655  Ann Unknown - abt 1626  
son of:  William Symons - abt 1622 & 
Mary Conkling - abt 1622
daughter of: 
Jeremiah Conkling & Mary Gardiner - 1638 in Ft Saybrooke, CT  - her siblings were David and Elizabeth -  born on August 30, 1638 at Saybrook, Connecticut. She married in 1658, Jeremiah Conkling, the son of Ananias Conkling, who was from Nottinghamshire, England.
daughter of:
Lion Gardiner - 1599 & Merrichjen (Mary) Willemson Deurcant - born at Woerden, Netherlands about 1601. She died in 1665 in East Hampton, New York. She was buried next to her husband - daughter of:  the daughter of Dericke Willemsen Deurcant and Hachin Bastiens
Lion Gardiner b:1599 in Eng - Lion Gardiner was first proprieter of Gardiner's Island, having purchased it from the Indians and received grant from King Charles
Lion Gardiner was a military engineer who was contracted by Gov. John Winthrop in 1635 to build a fort and lay out a town, which would become Old Saybrook.  He arrived in what is now Old Saybrook in March, 1636 along with his wife, Mary and began to build a palisade.  His wife gave birth to his son, David in April, the first recorded birth of an English child in Connecticut.  - See also Lion Gardiner in Wikipedia
A military engineer in service of the Prince of Orange in the Netherlands, he was hired by the Connecticut Company in 1635 to oversee construction of fortifications in the new colony. He finished and commanded the Saybrook Fort at the mouth of the Connecticut River during the Pequot War of 1636–1637.  In 1639 he purchased from the Montaukett tribe an island which they called Manchonat, located between the North Fork, Suffolk County, New York and South Fork, Suffolk County, New York. The original grant by which Gardiner acquired proprietary rights in the island made it an entirely separate and independent "plantation," in no way connected either with New England or New York. He was thus empowered to draft laws for Church and state. He called it the Isle of Wight. It has since become known as Gardiners Island.

In 1660 he wrote a firsthand account, Relation of the Pequot Warres. The manuscript was lost among various state archives until rediscovered in 1809; it was first published in 1833.
Lion Gardiner
note:        The name Duercant, in its variety of spelling, is mentioned in the records as early as 1418, for on 27 February of that year Willem Duercant attaches his own seal to a document in behalf of the sheriff of "Gherwerscoep" (about 4 miles N.E. of Woerden in the province of Utrecht) who possibly had no seal of his own. This seal has Willem b. Duercant's name on it, and shows a fess and in chief a label with three points. During the following century another Willem Duercant is mentioned on 6 June 1519 a a landgenoot (landowner)in the landcourt district of Naaldwijk, 12 miles W.N.w. of Rotterdam, in a charter in the same collection as above. And about 50 years later there must have been again another Willem Duercant, whose son Dirck Willemsz. Duercant (the father of Lion Gardiner's wife) was in 1603 schepen at Woerden. According to the Orphan Chamber record Willem Duercant had tow other sons besides Dirck, viz. Pieter and Elbert Duercant.
      The parents of Lion Gardiner's belonged to the magistrate families of the small city of Woerden, at that time in the Province of Utrecht, at present in South Holland. Dirck was a schepen there in 1603 but died prior to 7 October 1607. His wife Haechje Bastiaens had a brother Pons Gerritsz.

son of:  Lyonel (Lionel) Gardiner - 1573 in London & Elizabeth Woodhouse (Wodehouse) - 1575  
son of:  George Gardiner - 1535  & Dorothy Constable - abt 1536  
son of:  George Gardiner - abt 1510 in Northumberland  &  Margaret Neville - abt 1515  
son of:  Stephen Gardiner - 1483 in Lancashire  & Margaret Grey - abt 1486 in Herefordshire
son of:  John Gardiner - 1446 in Lancashire & Helen Tudor - 1459 in Wales
daughter of:
Jasper "of Hatfield" Tudor Duke of Bedford - 1430 in Wales
son of:  Sir Owen Tudor - 1396 & Catherine de Valois - 1401 in France
daughter of:
Charles VII de Valois - King of France - 1403 & Mary d'Anjou
son of:  Charles VI de Valois - King of France - 1368 in Paris, France & Isabelle Wittelsbach of Bavaria - 1369
son of:  Charles V "The Wise" de Valois - King of France - abt 1336 in France & Isabella of Bavaria - 1371 in Bavaria
son of:  John II de Valois - King of France - 1319 in France & Jutte-Bonne Princess of Bohemia - 1315 in Bohemia
son of:  Philip VI de Valois - King of France - 1293 in France & Joan de Bourgogne (of Burgundy) - 1293 in France
son of:  Charles III de Valois, Count of Valois - abt 1269 in France & Margaret d'Anjou
son of:  Philip III Hardi - King of France - 1245 in France & Isabella de Aragon
son of:  St. Louis IX Capet - King of France - 1214 in France & Marguerite Berenger - Countess of Provence - 1221 in France
son of:  Louis VIII "the Lion" - King of France - 1187 & Blanca - Princess of Castille - abt 1186 in Castile - daughter of:  Alfonso VIII of Castile & Eleanor of England
Louis VIII and Blanch of Castile
son of: 
Philip II of France & Isabelle of Hainaut - Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut & & Margaret I, Countess of Flanders
son of: 

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