Obama’s ancestor received just 12 pence from his father

April 11th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama London, Apr.11 (ANI): Thomas Blossom, US President Barack Obama’s ancestor was given just 12 pence by his father Peter.

Peter Blossom was a farm labourer in Stapleford, near Cambridge and his son Thomas sailed to America in about 1620. Obama is a direct descendant of Thomas.

Now details of Peter’s will have emerged. In dividing his possessions, Peter wrote: “First, to my son, I do give 12 pence to be paid unto him forthwith after my departure. I can give unto him no more.”

Everything else went to his wife, Anable.

“I give unto Anable my wife all the rest of my goods - these reasons and considerations moving me thereto because she has been a good wench as any could be,” the The Telegraph quotes the will, as saying.

Twelve pence is worth about 7.66 pounds in present day value. (ANI)

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