Jeff and Kitty Gill
2005-07-28 19:23:45 UTC
I'm doing a family tree of my husband's family and I've hit a road block.
His father, before he passed away, seemed to think that his side of the
family was related (illegitimately) to Christian IX of Denmark. I have
searched and searched and I don't see him having any illegitimate children.
Because of this I'm starting to think that maybe he *IS* related to another
member of the Danish Royal Family (illegitimately of course) but I can't
find anything that really fits.
Here's what I have, and I'm hoping that someone on here can help.
Christian IX had a mistress from Schleswig-Holstein. She had twin boys.
One of these boys was named 'Frederick'. This boy had a son named Emil
Holstein who was a ships engineer on the SS Taw. Emil married a Candida
Freley (spelled different ways).
Now, my quandry is:
1) Were there twin boys? And if there was were they the sons of Frederick
or of Christian and his mistress?
2) What was this mistresses name (if there was one)
3) What was Frederick's wife's name?
Emil was born somwhere between 1856 and 1860 and he died in c.1912. He
married in the Virgin Islands. Now, we *HAVE* discovered that Emil was the
ships engineer (which explains how he ended up at the Virgin Islands).
I haven't found anything much about Frederick, except that he is named on
Emil's birth certificate. Frederick's mother remains an enigma. If we can
determine who she was, we can probably figure out if she had an affair with
either Christian IX or one of the other members of the Danish royal family.
Sorry for the long post, but it's been bugging the family for a while. :)
Your help would be appreciated.