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Eltonhead Conway was born circa 1646 in England, United Kingdom to Edwin Conway (c1610-c1674) and Martha Eltonhead (1628-1689) and died 28 October 1689 in Middlesex County, Virginia, United States of unspecified causes. She married Henry Thacker, Sr. (c1632-aft1672) 1662 in Virginia, United States. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands.

Eltonhead and her mother, Martha, are gateway ancestors, with lineage to Henry II, King of England. See full lineage below.


Offspring of Martha Conway and Henry Thacker, Sr. (c1632-aft1672)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jenny Thacker (c1662-)
Henry Thacker, Jr. (1663-1708) 9 August 1663 Middlesex County, Virginia, United States 2 January 1708 Middlesex County, Virginia, United States Elizabeth Payne (c1670-?)

Henry Thacker (c1664-)
Edwin Thacker (1665-1704)
Elizabeth Thacker
Martha Thacker (1667) 5 December 1667 Middlesex County, Virginia Thomas Hickman (1660-1732)

Lettice Thacker (1669)
Anne Thacker (c1670-)
Alice Thacker (1671)
Frances Thacker (c1672-)
Chicheley Corbin Thacker (1673)
  1. Henry Thacker, Jr. (1663-1708) married Elizabeth Payne (c1670-?), daughter of John Payne, Jr. and Anne Walker.
  2. Chicheley Thacker
  3. Jenny Thacker
  4. Capt. Henry Thacker married Mary Elizabeth Clowder.
  5. Elizabeth Thacker married John Vivion
  6. Martha Thacker married Rice Curtis and her second marriage to Thomas Hickman. This line is the grandparents of Pres. Barack Obama.
  7. Lettice Thacker
  8. Anne Thacker
  9. Frances Thacker married Thomas Vivion


See also the "Ancestor tree" tab above.

Lineage to Henry II, King of England

Line of ascendancy to Henry II, King of England: correct (March 2009) lineage of Martha Eltonhead and her daughter Eltonhead Conway. contributed by Marianne Dillow, given to her by Douglas Richardson, author of "Plantagenet Ancestry, 2004" and "Magna Carta Ancestry", 2005.

Henry II, King of England, with a mistress, Ida de Tosny.

William Longespée, Knt., 3rd Earl of Salisbury, married Ela of Salisbury.

Stephen Longespée, Knt., of King’s Sutton, Northamptonshire, married Emeline de Ridelisford.

Ela Longespée married Roger la Zouche, Knt., of Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire.

Alan la Zouche, Knt., Lord Zouche, married Eleanor De Segrave.

Maud la Zouche married Robert de Holand, Knt., 1st Lord Holand.

Maud (or Matilda) de Holand married Thomas de Swinnerton, Knt., 3rd Lord Swinnerton.

Robert de Swinnerton, Knt., 4th Lord Swinnerton, married Elizabeth de Beke.

Maud Swinnerton married John Savage, Knt., of Clifton, Cheshire.

Mary Savage married (as his 1st wife) William Stanley, Esq., of Hooton (in Wirral), Cheshire.

William Stanley, Esq., of Hooton (in Wirral), Cheshire, Stanley, married Alice Hoghton (or Houghton).

William Stanley, Knt., of Hooton (in Wirral), Cheshire, married Agnes Grosvenor.

William Stanley, Knt., Hooton (in Wirral), Cheshire, married Anne Harington.

Peter Stanley, Esq., of Moor Hall (in Aughton), Lancashire, married Cecily Tarleton.

Anne Stanley married Edward Sutton, Gent., of Knowsley (in Huyton), Lancashire and Hall House (in Rushton Spencer), Staffordshire.

Ann Sutton married Richard Eltonhead, Gent., of Eltonhead (in Prescot), Lancashire.

Martha Eltonhead married Edwin Conway, Gent., of Northampton and Lancaster Counties, Virginia.

Eltonhead Conway married Henry Thacker, sr.

(The next table fills gaps automatically as ancestors get "facts" pages.)

  • 1. Eltonhead Conway (c1646-1689)



Offspring of Edwin Conway and Martha Eltonhead (1628-1689)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edwin Conway (1644-c1698) 11 May 1644 Rappahannock County, Virginia 7 September 1689 Richmond County, Virginia, British America Sarah Fleete or Walker (c1645-aft1685)
Elizabeth Thornton or Thompson (c1645-)

Eltonhead Conway (c1646-1689) 1646 England, United Kingdom 28 October 1689 Middlesex County, Virginia, United States Henry Thacker, Sr. (c1632-aft1672)

Famous descendants


Records of Eltonhead Conway daughter of Edwin Conway and Martha Eltonhead

7 June 1648
Eleanor Eltonhead, who was a aunt of Eltonhead, married Capt. William Brocas. Eltonhead was given a gift of a mare colt to be delivered when she turned 16 years of age or the day of her marriage.
7 May 1653
Ladie Agatha Chicheley, aunt to Eltonhead, made a gift of a cow in Lancaster County, Virginia. If Eltonhead died the cow would be given to her mother Martha the wife of Edwin Conway.
9 April 1656
Col. John Carter of Lancaster County, Virginia, second husband of Eltonhead's aunt Eleanor Eltonhead, gave Eltonhead the oldest heifer in his possession.

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • President Obama's ancestor, number 7091
  • Records of Northampton, Lancaster, Middlesex County, Virginia Records; "Plantagenet Ancestry, 2994" and "Magna Carta Ancestry, 2005" by Douglas Richardson.



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Eltonhead Conway and Henry Thacker, Sr are Marianne's 8th great grandparents.