Joseph of Arimathea and The British Isles

Joseph of Arimathea

Joseph was a wealthy tin merchant and highly respected amongst both the Jews and the Romans, he was a direct descendant of King Solomon of Jerusalem and his commercial empire spanned most of the Roman provinces, including as far West as the British Isles where he owned several tin mines. He is known to have been a member of the Sanhedrin along with being both a relative and a secret disciple of the young rabbi known as Yeshua of Nazareth.

This story however focuses on his life outside the middle east, over in the West. After the Jewish elders imprisonment of Joseph and his subsequent escape he relocated to the British isles where he had good relations with ruling King of Britain Cunobelinus who refused to submit to Roman rule, he’d offered refuge to Joseph, his family and his followers. Joseph already held land their near his tin mines so it seemed an obvious area to remove himself to.

Joseph settled there with his wife Lady Yochanna and family and was given tax free status by the King, as Joseph would obviously be quite a good boon for the British isles. I am a direct descendent of Joseph on several different bloodlines, I will discuss some of them here. His daughter Yochanna married Saint Mark, the son of Saint Peter and Joseph’s son Mar Gilad married Nissiya Naire, the daughter of Nataniel bar Tolmai. Gilad’s son Mar Nathan the Red married Fionna who was Princess of the Millesians and their son Mar Phares born 53 CE grew up to marry a daughter of Saint Cyllin and his wife Julia who was a daughter of Saint Andrew, the brother of Saint Peter. Saint Cyllin was King of the Britons.

Their son Pinchas married Beliat, the daughter of Bran the fisher king.

Below you can see firstly a line of descent via my paternal grandmother followed by a line of descent via my paternal grandfather.

Saint Andrew the Apostle by Artus Wolffort

Line of descent through my Grandma Sylvia I. Corbyn

  1. Mar Joseph of Arimathea (b.38BCE) he married Lady Yochanna.
  2. Mar Gilad married Nissiya Nair daughter of Nataniel bar Tolmai.
  3. Mar Nathan The Red married Fionna, Princess of The Milesians.
  4. Mar Phares (b. 53 CE) married a daughter of Saint Cyllin (A King of The Britons) and his wife Julia daughter of Saint Andrew.
  5. Pinchas (76-130) he married Lady Beliat of Leudonia.
  6. Nathaniel (b. 92 CE) married Yochanna, the daughter of Gaius Lucinius who was the Governor of Roman Britain and his wife Eurgen, daughter of Caratacus the King of The Britons.
  7. Yochannan (b. 118 CE) Roman King of Armenia and his wife Lady Julia Sohaemus, daughter of Gaius Julius Fabia Sampsiceramus III Priest King of Emesa.
  8. Gauis Julius Bassus High priest at Emesa (140-217)
  9. Raphael I (172 -217) married Lady Judith daughter of Nehunia ben Nathan and Julia Sohaemus of Emesa.
  10. Raphael II Metallanus (b. 180) he married Lady Severa daughter of Emperor Septimius Severus and his wife Julia Domna.
  11. Rafael III Gideon, he married Empress Barbia Orbiana.
  12. Rafael IV Heber (b. 220) he married Nissiya Esther, the daughter of Mar Nathan I Ukba ben Huna of Baghdad and his wife Lady Ada Shoshana who was the daughter of an Irish King.
  13. Nehemiah
  14. Mar Ukba III (285-337)
  15. Abba Mari (320-370) he married Lady Adah, daughter of Heber the King of Gothia and his wife Mara Esther, the daughter of Rafael V.
  16. Nathan II (330-400) married Zrowandukt, the daughter of Ardashir II Shah Of Persia and his Jewish wife Zenobia Apvallah Queen of Xionites and Nephtalites.
  17. Mar Chasdai Golomh married Princess Scota, daughter of Rafael X and his wife Seng, the Princess of Argyle.
  18. Cairenn (Corun) Chasdub the Lady of Britain, married Eochaidh Muigh Mugmedon MacMuiredach, the High King of Ireland.
  19. Aniel Mòr “Niall of The Nine Hostages” the High King of Ireland, he married Rignach “Reyna”.
  20. Nissiya, married Cano the King of the Picts.
  21. Nectan King of The Picts (b. 580)
  22. Beli I King of Strathclyde (b. 598)
  23. Beli II King of The Picts (b. 621) he married Tagd I, daughter of Eanfrith King of Bernicia and his Pictish wife Bega who was the great granddaughter of Esther, princess of Dumnonia.
  24. Entifidaig MacTagd, she married Indrectaig King of Irish Dal Riata.
  25. Fuirseach MacEntfidaig married Donnchadh “Duncan” (b. 733) High King of Midi.
  26. Conchobar King of Midi (b. 770) married Land daughter of Aed, the High King of Ireland.
  27. Eoganan “Angus II” King of Scottish Dal Riata (b. 800) married Tagd II, daughter of Alpin King of the Picts.
  28. Donachad “Donald I” MacEochocan King of The Scots (b. 830).
  29. Indrechtaig Prince Of Mide (b. 860)
  30. Dubacan Mormaer (b. 880)
  31. Duncan Mormaer Thane Of Dull (b. 900)
  32. Duncan I Mormaer Of Abbott (b. 920)
  33. Duncan II Mormaer Of Abbott (b. 949)
  34. Crìonain “The Thane” Mormaer of Athol (b. 975) married Beatrice “Bethoc” a descendent of Kenneth MacAlpine.
  35. Duncan I King Of Alba (b.1001) married Suthen “Susan/Sybil” HaKaghan.
  36. Malcolm III “Máel Coluim” King Of Scots (b. 1031) married Saint Margaret of Scotland.
  37. David I King of Scotland (b. 1080) married Maud Countess Of Huntingdon.
  38. Henry Earl Of Huntindon & Prince Of Scotland (b. 1114) married Adaline.
  39. William the Lion King of The Scots (b. 1143) married Ermengarde De Beaumont
  40. King Alexander II of Scots (1198-1249)
  41. King Alexander III (1241-1286)
  42. Prince Alexander MacAlexander (1264-1284) had a Jewish mistress Rebecca O’Cahan (Illegiimate daughter of Guy de Dampierre, granddaughter of Rabbi Samuel de Dampierre)
  43. John MacAlexander ( b. 1283) married Lady Margaret Bruce (b.1283) sister of Robert the Bruce I of Scots and second wife of William of Carlyle
  44. Angus Og MacAlexander III Lord of the Isles (b.1300) married Agnes McDonald daughter of Alexander II Og MacDonald Lord of the Isles and his wife Mariotta (daughter of John Alexander and Rebecca of Flanders)
  45. John MacAlexander Lord of the Isles (b.1320)married Princess Margaret Stewart daughter of Robert II Stewart King of Scots
  46. Alexander MacAlexander (b.1365) [brother of Donald Lord of the Isles] married Mary Lennox
  47. John MacAlexander Lord of the Isles (b.1320) married Princess Margaret Stewart daughter of Robert II Stewart King of Scots
  48. Alexander Alexander (b.1385)married Elizabeth MacDonald of Menstrie daughter of Robert McDonald son of Angus McDonald son of John MacAlexander of Menstrie son of Gilbert de Insula and Menstrie
  49. Thomas Alexander (1420-1506) married Catherine Campbell
  50. Andrew Alexander (1446) married Katherine Graham
  51. Alexander Alexander (1465) married Lady Elizabeth Douglas
  52. Andrew Alexander (1485-1526) married Margaret (Mariota) MacDonald only daughter of John MacDonald and Elizabeth Seton (daughter of Sir Alexander Seton of Touch and Elizabeth Erskine)
  53. Alexander Alexander (1505-1564) married Elizabeth Forbes
  54. William Alexander (1527-1610) married Elizabeth of Argyle
  55. Alexander Alexander (1545-1585 ) married Marion Contee
  56. John Alexander (1580-1611) brother of Sir William Alexander Earl of Stirling (1567-1640) married Chloe Vershole Green of German Jewish origin
  57. Andrew Alexander of Stirling (b.1605- 1640) married Margaret Graham of Gartmore.
  58. Captain John Alexander of Gartmore and Stirling (1625-1677) brother-in-law and cousin to Hon. John Alexander (1624-1663) married Elizabeth Fitzhugh aka Princess Elizabeth Stuart
  59. Alexander Alexander (1650-1677) married Margaret Falconer, daughter of Sir John Falconer and his Dutch Jewish wife Esther Briot
  60. Michael Alexander (1672-1731) married Elizabeth Simons, granddaughter of Abraham Simon the famous English medallist
  61. William Wolf Alexander (1690-1761) married Margaret Michael
  62. Rabbi Isaac “Alleker” Alexander (1729-1810) married Pheobe Cohen, daughter of Solomon Cohen
  63. Michael “Meir” Alexander (1761-1851) married Harriet Solomon, daughter of Lazarus Solomon
  64. Alexander Alexander (1800-1871) married firstly to Frances “Fegela” Lazarus and secondly to Mary Sarah Emmanuel
  65. Lazarus “Eliezer” Alexander (1831-1890) married Dinah Martin, daughter of London shopkeeper Benjamin Martin and his wife Rachel Tibbits
  66. Sarah Alexander (1854-1936) married Jacob Simons, owner of a chain of butcher shops
  67. Hyman Stanley Simons (1885-1943) married Rachael Shuter, daughter of Jewel Merchant Henry Elkin Shuter
  68. Sylvia Irene Simons (1913-1975) married my grandfather Francis J. Corbyn

Line of descent through my Granddad Francis J. Corbyn

  1. Mar Joseph of Arimathea (b.38BCE) he married Lady Yochanna.
  2. Mar Gilad married Nissiya Nair daughter of Nataniel bar Tolmai.
  3. Mar Nathan The Red married Fionna, Princess of The Milesians.
  4. Mar Phares (b. 53 CE) married a daughter of Saint Cyllin (A King of The Britons) and his wife Julia daughter of Saint Andrew.
  5. Pinchas (76-130) he married Lady Beliat of Leudonia.
  6. Nathaniel (b. 92 CE) married Yochanna, the daughter of Gaius Lucinius who was the Governor of Roman Britain and his wife Eurgen, daughter of Caratacus the King of The Britons.
  7. Yochannan (b. 118 CE) Roman King of Armenia and his wife Lady Julia Sohaemus, daughter of Gaius Julius Fabia Sampsiceramus III Priest King of Emesa.
  8. Gauis Julius Bassus High priest at Emesa (140-217)
  9. Raphael I (172 -217) married Lady Judith daughter of Nehunia ben Nathan and Julia Sohaemus of Emesa.
  10. Raphael II Metallanus (b. 180) he married Lady Severa daughter of Emperor Septimius Severus and his wife Julia Domna.
  11. Rafael III Gideon, he married Empress Barbia Orbiana.
  12. Rafael IV Heber (b. 220) he married Nissiya Esther, the daughter of Mar Nathan I Ukba ben Huna of Baghdad and his wife Lady Ada Shoshana who was the daughter of an Irish King.
  13. Nehemiah
  14. Mar Ukba III (285-337)
  15. Abba Mari (320-370) he married Lady Adah, daughter of Heber the King of Gothia and his wife Mara Esther, the daughter of Rafael V.
  16. Nathan II (330-400) married Zrowandukt, the daughter of Ardashir II Shah Of Persia and his Jewish wife Zenobia Apvallah Queen of Xionites and Nephtalites.
  17. Mar Chasdai Golomh married Princess Scota, daughter of Rafael X and his wife Seng, the Princess of Argyle.
  18. Cairenn (Corun) Chasdub the Lady of Britain, married Eochaidh Muigh Mugmedon MacMuiredach, the High King of Ireland.
  19. Aniel Mòr “Niall of The Nine Hostages” the High King of Ireland, he married Rignach “Reyna”.
  20. Nissiya, married Cano the King of the Picts.
  21. Nectan King of The Picts (b. 580)
  22. Beli I King of Strathclyde (b. 598)
  23. Beli II King of The Picts (b. 621) he married Tagd I, daughter of Eanfrith King of Bernicia and his Pictish wife Bega who was the great granddaughter of Esther, princess of Dumnonia.
  24. Entifidaig MacTagd, she married Indrectaig King of Irish Dal Riata.
  25. Fuirseach MacEntfidaig married Donnchadh “Duncan” (b. 733) High King of Midi.
  26. Conchobar King of Midi (b. 770) married Land daughter of Aed, the High King of Ireland.
  27. Eoganan “Angus II” King of Scottish Dal Riata (b. 800) married Tagd II, daughter of Alpin King of the Picts.
  28. Donachad “Donald I” MacEochocan King of The Scots (b. 830).
  29. Indrechtaig Prince Of Mide (b. 860)
  30. Dubacan Mormaer (b. 880)
  31. Duncan Mormaer Thane Of Dull (b. 900)
  32. Duncan I Mormaer Of Abbott (b. 920)
  33. Duncan II Mormaer Of Abbott (b. 949)
  34. Crìonain “The Thane” Mormaer of Athol (b. 975) married Beatrice “Bethoc” a descendent of Kenneth MacAlpine.
  35. Duncan I King Of Alba (b.1001) married Suthen “Susan/Sybil” HaKaghan.
  36. Malcolm III “Máel Coluim” King Of Scots (b. 1031) married Saint Margaret of Scotland.
  37. Matilda Princess Of Scotland (b. 1080) married Henry I King of England. King Henry’s mistress was Lady Sybillia Corbon daughter of Sir Robert Corbon ancestor of the Corbyn Family.
  38. Matilda Holy Roman Empress (b. 1102) married Geoffrey V “le Bel” Plantagenet Count Of Anjou.
  39. Henry II King of England (b. 1133) had a mistress called Ida de Tosny.
  40. Williamn “Longspee” (b. 1176) 3rd Earl of Salisbury married Ela de Salisbury 3rd Countess of Salisbury.
  41. Stephen de Longspee (b. 1216) married Emaline de Ridelsiford Countess of Ulster.
  42. Ela de Longspee (b. 1245) married Sir Roger Le Zouch.
  43. Alan Le Zouch 1st Baron Ashby (b. 1267) married Eleanor de Segrave.
  44. Maud la Zouch married Sir Robert III de Holland 1st Baron of Holland (b. 1285).
  45. Maud de Holland married Sir Thomas de Swynnerton (b. 1335).
  46. Sir Robert de Swynnerton (b. 1335) married Elizabeth Beke.
  47. Maud Matilda de Swynnerton married Sir John Savage (b. 1370).
  48. Mary Savage married Sir William de Stanley (b. 1404).
  49. Sir William de Stanley (b. 1423) married Alicia de Houghton.
  50. Sir William de Stanley (b. 1443) married Lady Agnes Grosvenor.
  51. Sir William de Stanley (b. 1474) married Lady Anne Harrington.
  52. Peter de Stanley (b. 1518) married Cecily Tarleton.
  53. Ann Stanley married Lord Edward 5th Baron Dudley (b. 1567).
  54. Anne Sutton married Sir Richard Eltonhead (b. 1589).
  55. Alice Eltonhead married Hon. Henry Corbyn (b. 1629) son of Sir Thomas Corbyn and Winifred Geosvenor.
  56. John Corbyn (1651-1698) married Jane Russell.
  57. John Corbyn (1679-1752) married Anna Ridout.
  58. William Corbyn (b. 1705) married Mary Lockyer.
  59. John Corbyn (b. 1738) married Elizabeth Gosse, daughter of William Gosse and Elizabeth Corbin.
  60. John Corbyn (b. 1761) married Mary Mackrell.
  61. William Corbyn (b. 1790) married Elizabeth Triggle.
  62. Willet Corbyn (b. 1824) married Eliza Small.
  63. Fredrick Corbyn (b. 1858) married Mary Kate Fitzgerald.
  64. Julia Annie Corbyn (b. 1894 ) had illegitimate child with Maltese Bank Clerk Francis Henry Emmanuel Caruana, grandson of Herbert Gribble; Architect of the London Oratory.
  65. Francis J. Corbyn (1911-1984) married Sylvia I. Simons daughter of business man Hyman Stanley Simons.

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