collateral descendant


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collateral descendant

n. a relative descended from a brother or sister of an ancestor, and thus a cousin, niece, nephew, aunt or uncle. (See: descent and distribution)

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I happen to have my own family connection to Trafalgar (I'm a collateral descendant of one Midshipman Louis Fazan on board the Achilles); so that in reading the Times report "I found my heart moved more than wit a Trumpet," as Sidney says (32).
After reflecting on his collateral descendant Diana Spencer, Hopkins reports, she "finally achieved an insight" as to why The Faerie Queene is among "the least convincing and most peripheral" of "Renaissance writings of the queen" (43).
In 1927 Miss Emily Hume Barbour, a collateral descendant of Hamilton Hume, offered four prizes worth 5 [pounds sterling] each to the leading four students in the same examination.
Hughes had no family and his collateral descendants emigrated to Australia in the early 20th century.
The endpaper contains a family tree of D'Arcy's direct and collateral descendants.
Andrew's Church today, there are collateral descendants of John McNider.

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