"According to these documents, your 6th great grandfather was a Chancellor to King William and established the colony now known as King Williams County."
Finally, a small scrap of information explaining, what for generations, has been called the family's 'Royal Curse'.
I thanked the Antiquity Records Librarian for her help in tracing the recently discovered maiden name of my fathers great great grandmother whose ancestors hailed from King William County.
My quest for answers to an affliction that has plagued the men in my family for many generations began with this question asked of my father...
"Pa, why do you not own a straight razor?"
Little did I know then as his youngest girl child, that his answer would lead me to my life's work. Not to mention the discovery of a Royal Family's secret that lead to my own tainted Royal Blood Line.
"Daughter, I have no need of a straight razor, for I am cursed...as was my father and his father before me. For as long as we know, the men of our line do not shave for fear of bleeding to death. For some unknown reason, it has been called our family's 'Royal Curse'."
~The Chancellor was King Williams illegitimate son and carrier of the 'Royal Disease'.
~The Chancellor's son, my father's grandfather, bled to death from a musket ball wound to the leg on the battlefield of the Revolutionary War.
~Chancellor Kingston, my father's father, died of old age having never shaved or owned a musket.
~My father, Chance Kingston, lived a long life with the knowledge that the 'Royal Disease' he was cursed with ended with his death...he was the last of the male heirs of King William's illegitimate son.
Signed: Dr. Chauncey Kingston, M.D. of Hematology
Director of Haemophilia Research
King Williams County
~Photos in this story from CollectInTexas Gal's OldPhoto©Collection...representatives of the periods and not meant to be taken as persons named in this story.
~All Family names are fictious and used to enhance the story's Alpha theme of the Letter K.
~This author's 5xGreat Grandfather was born in King Willliam County, Virginia, and was a decendant of Royalty with no known or documented 'Royal Disease' in lineage.