I was also looking for my cousin - Anna Branson and when I studied her pedigree, I was very surprised. Her ancestors were ancient monks, they were often mentioned in books and religious literature. The first mention was in 1701, in Western Europe, when the feudal system prevailed. It would seem a close relative, but only now such facts have become known.
I would like to know even more information about this period and about her ancestors. Maybe someone knows where I can find such information? Perhaps some books or other sources?