Until now, the furthest I've been able to push back my ancestor pictures is Weeden and Anne, my great*4 grandparents:
Meet Anne's parents, Isaac Louis and Catherine:
And here's Isaac Louis's father, Jean Rene (c.1670-1706):
And Jean Rene's father Daniel (1625-1700), who disowned him for marrying (and becoming) a Protestant, along with his wife Susanne le Menager:
Once upon a time there were probably even older portraits, but they may not have survived the Camisard uprising that saw the Giberne castles burnt after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. I think this is enough to be going on with, though! I also have various other people not quite in the direct line, whom I won't put here today but may return to at some future date.
* Some details were wrong. It turns out that there was a Huguenot connection, through Jean Rene Giberne's wife Marie. Also, the stabbing incident with Isaac Louis took place in England, not abroad (the dog was thrown into a Bonfire Day fire), and was not fatal, except perhaps for the dog. It was while he was lying low in Bedford that Isaac Louis hooked up with his landlady's daughter, Catherine Dewberry, thus making me possible. I have a lot for which to thank that canine incendiary.
As we've had one Catholic castle burned down by Protestants in this entry, let's balance things by having a Protestant castle burned down by Catholics. Especially for Spenserians, here is a rather cool virtual tour of Spenser's castle at Kilcolman.