Relationship=33rd great-grandfather of Cordelia Pickering.
Last Edited=9 Mar 2010
What follows is only a partial listing of the descent from Charlemagne to the century in which Katherine Talbot and Anna Savage lived. It is meant to be partial because it serves only to show those individuals to whom the two women were related. In most cases the mention of other spouses, other children, and siblings for whom there is no connection to either of the two women has been omitted. Much of the information comes from encyclopedia articles, but some of the more obscure portions come from Medieval Lands - A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families by Charles Cawley (http://www.fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ ).
Each numbered individual below is a descendent of Charlemagne and is an ancestor of either Anna Savage, Katherine Talbot, or both. Each individual is listed twice - once as a child and then again later on in the list as a parent/spouse. It is easy to get lost in the list, but one only has to to following the numbering to keep track of where there are.
Try not to get confused while reading the PDF file listed below as you may see the same individual described more than twice. In many cases an individual listed below appears more than twice because that individual was not only a descendant of Charlemagne, but was also married to another descendant of Charlemagne - in other words they and their spouse(s) were cousins by some degree. Charlemagne was King of the Franks from 768 to his death. He expanded the Frankish kingdom into an empire that incorporated much of western and central Europe. During his reign, he conquered Italy and was crowned emperor by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day in the year 800. Through his conquests and reforms, Charlemagne helped define both Western Europe and the middle ages. He is considered as the founding father of both the French and German monarchies. Charlemagne had twenty children by eight of his ten known wives or concubines. It is from this second wife Hildegard that Katherine and Anna are descended. They are descended from two sons of Charlemagne and Hildegard: from his son Carloman who was renamed Pepin (773-810) and from his son Louis (778-840), who was King of Aquitaine since 781 and who became Holy Roman emperor in 813.