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The Desclergues of la Villa Ducal de Montblanc : A GENEALOGICAL, GENETIC AND HERALDIC JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY: A GENEALOGICAL, GENETIC AND HERALDIC JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY

By Declercq, Nico, F., Dr.

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Title: The Desclergues of la Villa Ducal de Montblanc : A GENEALOGICAL, GENETIC AND HERALDIC JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY: A GENEALOGICAL, GENETIC AND HERALDIC JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY  
Author: Declercq, Nico, F., Dr.
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
Collections: History, Authors Community
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2021
Publisher: Nico F. Declercq
Member Page: Nico Declercq

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Summary
The investigations compare genetics with the genealogy provided in this work. They show, for instance, that the author is a male descendent of the Desclergues of Montblanc and is equally blood-related to them through his mother, consistent with what the records provide. Furthermore, an autosomal analysis reveals a percentage-wise appearance, in agreement with the documents, of DNA strings originating from Spain, where the Desclergues came from, and Brittany, where they had their ancient paternal roots. The book describes the life of Bertrand Du Guesclin and the fact that he begot offspring in Spain, based on a comprehensive literature survey on this subject. A major Part describes the Desclergue family of Montblanc and their settlement in Belgium. A lot of this knowledge had already been described by earlier investigators, and an exhaustive overview of all existing knowledge about the family is provided insofar as published in the past. In addition, the author provides extensive research results not described formerly, particularly of the Desclergues who left Spain for Flanders around 1600 and their descendants. The unravelled archives include civil and ecclesiastic records and documents found in the libraries of some Spanish military strongholds in Flanders. The book situates the facts in history and supplies valuable general knowledge to broad readers. The data range from the 1500s until the present and cover the author’s paternal ancestry line. Numerous military campaigns in the 16th and 17th centuries are clarified, with particular attention to the lives and involvements of the Desclergues. As a coincidence, the author’s mother also stems from the Desclergues, and this line is equally represented A large part is devoted to the de Silva family of Uduwara from whom the author’s wife stems. This is particularly interesting to globe trotters and describes the long paternal history of the author’s wife, Shirani de Silva. The bloodline originated in the North West of India and migrated through Persia to Byzantine. They continued to Iberia, where they arrived as new settlers and mixed with locals. The family line of Carvalho, so initiated, later blended with de Silva, consequently migrated to Goa during the Iberian expansion to India. From Goa, they relocated to Uduwara in Sri Lanka to protect a fortification on the Kalu Ganga river. The evidence contains documents, DNA analysis and new archaeological findings in Uduwara and Goa. Other ancestry lines are described separately. Some may only be interesting to his descendants; others are, again, of general interest, such as the family of de Patin that played an essential role during the Belgian Austrian era. Although not anticipated early in this research, the author discovered Antoni Desclergue’s (DC06) involvement in establishing a chapel in Deerlijk in Belgium. The evidence is provided by archaeological discoveries and records and is extensively described in a separate part. The facts are essential in understanding the influence of Monblanquians in Flanders but are also thought-provoking for the inhabitants of Deerlijk. Indeed, the village’s ancient legend of a miracle in 1634 is based on solid ground and not on a fairy tale as one believed during the previous decennia. The nobleman in the story was Antoni Desclergue, while the events were almost an exact copy of the legend of Mare de Deu de la Serra in Montblanc. The main difference is that oxen were involved in Montblanc and horses in Deerlijk. The oldest known depiction of the miracle exposes an image of Monblancs Mare de Deu de la Serra and discloses Antoni Desclergue’s initials. Furthermore, Antoni Desclergue later ornamented the chapel with the artwork. For instance, he provided a polychrome panel depicting the Main Square of Montblanc, including the House of Desclergue and also a beautiful statuette by Cano.

 
 



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