So shall it be with my father: he shall be
called a prince over his posterity, holding
the keys of the patriarchal priesthood over the kingdom of God on earth, even the Church
of the Latter Day Saints, and he shall sit in the general assembly of patriarchs, even in
council with the Ancient of Days when he shall sit and all the patriarchs with him and shall
enjoy his right and authority under the direction of the Ancient of Days.
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  • Name PERCY, Manfred de 
    Birth 1000  Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Person ID I51240  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2020 

    +1. Geoffrey Fitz Eustace ,   b. 18 Sep 1060, Boulogne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this locationBoulogne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Franced. 18 Jul 1100, Jerusalem, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 39 years)
    Family ID F16434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 

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    • BIOGRAPHY: Manfred, a Dane, who before 876 gained possessions near Willedieu, Cotinin in France. Sources: 1. Ancestors and Descendants of Hugh Harry and Elizabeth Brintan 2. Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania 3. Burke - Northumberland 4. Plantagenet Ancestors 5. Magna Carta Barons 6. A Guide to Castles in Britain 7. An Intelligent Travellers Guide to Historic Britain 8. Dictionary of National Biography 9. Ancestors of American Presidents 10. Burke - Ancestors of American Presidents Places to See: 1. Spofforth Castle in North Yorkshire, England. It is 4 miles SE on A661. It was the original seat of the Percy family and birthplace of Harry Hotspur. All that remains is the ruined fourteenth century hall of an earlier fortified manor house. 2. Warkworth Castle of Northumberland, England. It is 6 miles south of Alnwick in a horseshoe bend of the River Coquet It was given to the Percys in 1322. The first and second Earls are responsible for the present keep put up early in the fifteenth century. 3. Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England. The site was the first taken over by the Percys in 1309. The Castle has been restored and is currently occupied by the present Duke of Northumberland. 4. Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, England. It is 16 miles north of Alnwick. This was a favorite residence of Harry Hotspur. It has been restored and little remains from his day. ---------------------------------- The history of the Pierce family at least in general outline is well known and goes back many generations, at least to the 900s to Manfred de Percy, a Danish knight, whose sons accompanied William the Conqueror in the Norman conquest of England, and whose descendants include British royalty. As one Pierce historian notes, for every nobleman in family history, there was also a knave, and in that sense the history of the Pierces pretty much mimics the history of every family. The story of the Pierces is well worth reading and the history is widely available and will not be repeated in this family history, the purpose of which is to memorialize the particulars of our branch of Pierces. I said at the beginning of this chapter that Ephraim Pierce was our oldest provable ancestor. However that is not the end of the story. --------------------- (IN NEW FAMILY SEARCH THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF UNPROVEN ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF MANFRED PERCY. FURTHER RESEARCH WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT, BUT NEEDS TO BE DONE.)