MATERNAL PEDIGREEE FOR FIVE GENERATIONS
the Bojarin (Noble) Zofia Pelagia Radwan Janowicz
The Radwan Janowicz are the Roman Catholic American branch of the Polish branch of an ancient Lithuanian noble family from the duchy of Samogitia, now Southern Lithuanian. Or the Polish Roman Catholic branch of the Belarus branch of a Radwan Janowicz family which was a branch of the princely Radwan Habilewicz house which was a branch of the princely Radwan Kienski house which was a branch of an ancient Moslem family from Crimea believed to be of Khan origin, n 24.25.
The Lithuanian Radwan Janowicz family give King Boleslaus ( 10----10--) with the curved mouth 's Crown Chancellor Lord Radwan, who is first documented in 1021, ex. 37. This Radwan (or perhaps his son) in the reign of King Boleslaus the Brave, (1059-1083), received a church banner as a coat of arms from the king because during a war with the Ruthenians, he used a church banner to rally his retreating troops to re-attack the enemy. This effort won the battle, ex n ?.
The oldest documentation of the Lithuanian Radwan Jaowicz is from the year 1494, when Wojciech,"chorazy
litewski staosta kowienski" was a member of the King's delegation to
In the beginning of the 16th century younger male members of
the Radwan Janowicz began to leave Lithaunia to
improve their condition in other parts of the Commonwealth. In the lattter of the 16th century one went to what was latter
called the Seyny provience
In the 17th century a branch of the family went as colonists
Yet another member immigrated to Greater Poland. His descendants legitimized thier nobility in 1859 and 1861, n 24.19, p 365.
In 1772 they were also registered in
The Janowicz family in the Seyny province multiplied and according to Polish law, their properties were divided among all children. By the beginning of the 19th century the family owned many small farms. By the turn of the century, according to the parishes records of Urdaminsk, Popiecz, Warstomina, Mikucie, Sereje, Leypuny, Lodzie ? , Wiesieje, and Swieta Jerziorly, there were apparoximately 60 famlies of child bearing age.
Even though thier properties were relativly small, the family maintained their heriditary rights and privilidges
as bojars. This is clearly demonstrated in the
1751tax records and privilidge list from the
When a Janowicz property owner had no immediate heirs, the property remained in the family going to nephews, nieces etc. This explanes why there were frequent changes of residentscies between villages and within a village itself.
Some historians believe that the Radwan family originally
The tartar Radwan Janowicz family give Prince brothers , Prince ?
and Prince ? ,who took refuge in
There has been no definitive work done on the Radwan Janowicz family, (Lithuanian or Tartar). They are of course mentioned in most of the Polish, Lithuanian and Tartar Armorials, n 24.1; n 24.2; n 24.20, n 24.25.
the Bojarin (Noble) Zofia Veronica Pelagia
von der Dressel called Zosia or Sophie Dressel
nee Radwan Janowicz
the Bojar (Noble ) Dominick II Mateucz
the Kniasowna (Princess) Antonia Krystyna
Wojnek Tomkow Tomkowicz called Topacz Woynek Tomkiewicz
see Tomkiewicz Pedigree Section IV
the Bojar (Noble ) Dominick I Mateucz
the Noble Marcyanna Marta
died: ex 33.3
The Orzy Sienkiewicz are believed to be the senior branch of the family. The younger branch use the ? herb. The Orzy Sienkiewicz family are the Roman Catholic Lithuanian branch of the ancient nobleTartar family called Sinko, who came to Poland in the ? century, n 24.25, p ?.
The Nobel prize winner for Literature in 19??, Henryk Sienkiewicz was a member of this family.
the Bojar (Noble) Marcin Adam Radwan Janowicz
died: before 1859, ex ?
marr: before 1834, ex ?
the Noble Maria Anna Brozek Brzezinski
died: before 1835, ex ?
the daughter of the noble Brozek Brzezinski and his wife nee the noble ???????? Tomkiewicz, at this time it is not known to which Herb (coat of arms, clan) she belonged.
the Bojar (Noble) Adam Radwan Janowicz
died: before 1844, n ?
marr: 1807, n?
the Noble Katarzyna
? Syderowicz called Sydebrel, n
The ? Syderowicz are the ?