Thursday, November 06, 2008

Question from Mary Ann - Living descendants of Thomas More

Does anyone know if there are any living descendants of St. Thomas More? I know the male line died out (I believe in the 1700s), but I know that his daughters married and had children.


Blogger Lara said...

Not a descendant, but I have a cute story about a little boy that was part of a field trip tour I was giving at work several years ago... The kids were lining up and the teacher said: "Everyone get behind Thomas More" and when I got to the front I asked "So, you're name is Thomas More?" He looked up at me and smiled and said "I'm named after a guy that got his head chopped off!"

So, it totally doesn't answer your question, but it always makes me smile. But I will look through some books tonight and see if I can find a real answer for you, if no one else beats me to it!

November 06, 2008 1:01 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

Well, it's not an answer, but I did find a reference to a book (published this year) titled "The Family and Descendants of St. Thomas More" by Martin Wood. Sounds like that might have some good information if you can get ahold of it.

November 06, 2008 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently discovered that I am a direct descendant of Thomas More as he is my 10th Great grandfather.

Post a reply or email directly through my webpage if you'd like to see the descendancy.

November 17, 2008 3:01 AM  
Anonymous Martin Wood said...

I am the author of the book "The Family and Descendants of St Thomas More" mentioned in a reply to Mary Anne about living descendants. Thomas More is my 14 x great-grandfather.
The book is available from the publisher 'Gracewing' and from
Each chapter of the book deals with a different generation of the family down to the mid 1800s.
I will help anyone who contacts me.

December 02, 2008 1:07 AM  
Anonymous Mary Ann said...

Thank you for your answers. I've ordered Mr. Wood's book and look forward to reading it.

December 10, 2008 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Alexis said...

For all you fans of “The Tudors” and more. Here is a fascinating view of the descendants in the audience..I might be one of them and so could you!

Tudors Descendants in the audience. Are you one of them?

See the fan charts for the characters in The Tudors:

December 14, 2009 2:52 PM  

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