Friday, 6 August 2010

ROMANIA


With the election of Romanian nobleman Alexandru Ioan Cuza in 1859 as Voivode of both Moldavia and Walachia the foundation was laid for the modern Romanian state. Cuza was exiled after a coup d'etat in 1866 and the German prince Karl v. Hohenzollern was chosen the same year as Prince of Romania and confirmed by the European powers. In March 1881 he became King of Romania, but died childless in 1914. He was succeeded by the second son of his elder brother, Ferdinand, who became ruler of a country that comprised all the Romanians, as Transsylvania was added after the breakup of the Dual Monarchy in 1919. Due to the communist take over after the second World War his grandson Mihai renounced the throne on 30-12-1947 and left the country. Mihai renewed however his claim to the throne on 4-3-1948. As the succession law only allowed male succession, a distant Hohenzollern cousin would have to follow him as head of the family, as Mihai had five daughters and no son. However on 30-12-2007 the former king signed a new family policy naming his eldest daughter, Margarita, Crown Princess and Custodian of the Romanian Crown and the eldest son of the second daughter the future heir and Prince of Romania as of his 25th birthday. The latter´s position was revoked August 1st 2015.

1a. Nicholas Michael de Roumanie-Medforth-Mills, from 1-4-2010 to 1-8-2015  Prince of Romania * Meyrin, Kt. Genève 1-4-1985; engaged 29-7-2017 Alina Maria Binder * Constanta 26-1-1988; daughter of Heinz B. and Rodica Iancu
1b. Elisabetta Karina de Roumanie-Medforth-Mills * Newcastle 4-1-1989

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2. Leslie Robin Medforth-Mills * Sproatley, Yorkshire 8-12-1942 + Genève 3-2-2002; Professor Geography Durham University
x Durham 20-7-1983 (divorced Sunderland 28-11-1991)
3. Elena Princess of Romania * Lausanne 15-11-1950

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4. Cyril Mills * Skirlaugh ..-3-1908 + …; Labourer
x Preston, East Riding, Yorkshire 6-6-1931
5. Nora Medforth * Skirlaugh, East Riding, Yorkshire ..-12-1909
6. Mihai I King of Romania, succeeded his grandfather 20-7-1927 until the accession to the throne of his father 8-6-1930, succeeded his father 6-9-1940 and left the country 30-12-1947
x Athens 10-6-1948
7. Anna Marie Antonie Françoise Zita Marguerite Princess of Bourbon of Parma * Paris 18-9-1923 + Morges 1-8-2016

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8. John Mills * Sculcoates ..-6-1883; Farm labourer
x Wesleyan Methodist Chapel North Skirlaugh 9-12-1905
9. Harriet Emma Tee * Skirlaugh 7/9-1884 + …
10. Albert Medforth * Skirlaugh 10/12-1885 + …; Labourer
x Preston 24-7-1907
11. Harriet Head * 1886 + …
12. Carol II since 6-6-1930 King of Romania, abdicates 6-9-1940 * Sinaia 3/15-10-1893 + Estoril 4-4-1953
xII Athens 10-3-1921 (divorced Boekarest 21-6-1928)
13. Helena Princess of Greece and Denmark * Athens 20-4-/2-5-1896 + Lausanne 28-11-1982
14. Renato Carlo Maria Giuseppe Prince of Bourbon of Parma * Schwarzau am Steinfelde 17-10-1894 + Hellerup 30-7-1962
x Kopenhagen 9-6-1921
15. Margrethe Françoise Louise Marie Helene Princess of Denmark * Bernstorfhöj 17-9-1895 + 18-9-1992

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16. Thomas Mills * Sculcoates 6/9-1857 + Sculcoates 4/6-1935; Farm labourer
x Sculcoates 4/6-1878
17. Sophia Rawling * Sculcoates 7/9-1859
18. John Tee * 1846/47 + Sculcoates 1/3-1895; Farm labourer
x Skirlaugh 10/12-1875
19. Mary Jane Drewery * Patrington 7/9-1857
20. Samuel Medforth * Patrington 4/6-1858 + Hull 4/6-1912; Labourer
x Patrington 7/9-1883
21. Kate Leonard * Patrington 10/12-1861
22. Alfred William Head * 1858/59 + Sculcoates 4/6-1929; Labourer
x Skirlaugh 10/12-1880
23. Annie Knaggs * Skirlaugh 4/6-1862 + Buckrose 4/6-1945
24. Ferdinand I Viktor Albert Meinrad Prince of Hohenzollern, since 20-12-1886 Prince and since 1914 King of Romania * Sigmaringen 24-8-1865 + Sinaia 20-7-1927
x Sigmaringen 10-1-1893
25. Maria Alexandra Victoria Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha * Eastwell Park, Kent 29-10-1875 + Sinaia 10-7-1938
26. Constantinos I King of the Hellenes, abdication ..-6-1917, restored 19-12-1920 and abdication 27-9-1922 * Athens 2-8-1868 + Palermo 11-1-1923
x Athens 27-10-1889
27. Sophie Dorothea Ulrike Alice Princess of Prussia * Potsdam 14-6-1870 + Frankfurt am Main 13-1-1932
28. Roberto Carlo Lodovico Maria Duke of Parma and Piacenza, leaves the country 9-6-1859 * Florence 9-7-1848 + Pianore 16-11-1907
xII Schloß Fischhorn im Pinzgau 15-10-1884
29. Maria Antonia Adelaide Camilla Carolina Eulália Leopoldina Sofia Inez Francisca de Assis e de Paula Miquela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga Gregoria Bernardina Benedita Andrea de Braganza, Infante of Portugal * Bronnbach 28-11-1862 + Schloß Colmar-Berg 14-5-1959
30. Valdemar Prince of Denmark * Bernstorff 27-10-1858 + Kopenhagen 14-1-1939
x Parijs 20-10-1885
31. Marie Amélie Françoise Hélène Princess of Orléans * Morgan House, Surrey 13-1-1865 + Kopenhagen 4-12-1909

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