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Have you found anyone famous in your family tree?

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Offline JillJ

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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #189 on: Friday 18 December 09 13:42 GMT (UK) »
Quite right Annie! This particular line of mine leads back to blue blood but by the time it comes forward in time to me it has acquired the statutory number of Agricultural Labourers and Miners, all of whom are just as interesting if not so well documented.

Let us know when we can officially call you 'cousin'!

Jill
Jowett & Broadbent in Leeds.
Perry, Hartshorn/e & Wilkes in Birmingham & Dudley. Walker and Dabill in Sheffield & Notts.
Farrar in Darlington & Leeds.
Kidd & Taylor in Hartlepool & Teesside
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« Reply #190 on: Friday 18 December 09 13:50 GMT (UK) »
No, and I know this is about famous people, but the lives of our not-famous ancestors are endlessly interesting, aren't they!

They certainly are Annie but I sometimes wonder when I read what some ancestors introduced into this world why they never got a mention in local history annals.
Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy: MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell: Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar; Ross: Urray:Mackenzie:  Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell: Perthshire: Brown Ferguson: Wales: McCarthy, Thomas: England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Well(es). Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells;Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke

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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #191 on: Saturday 02 January 10 16:39 GMT (UK) »
I have a couple...

Firstly Isabel Hodgins - plays Victoria Sugden in Emmerdale...

And Enya, the Irish Singer, and her brother Brian. (by Marriage)

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« Reply #192 on: Saturday 02 January 10 21:51 GMT (UK) »
Happy New Year to All :)

Well ,
Related thro marriage to Sir Roger Casement who was executed for treason- then pardoned and re interred in 1960's-dont know if that counts :o

And unproven ::) supposedly directly related to one Betty Taggart- again supposedly female leader of Clan!!-but have been totally unable to find this female warrior???
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Taggart,Robinson,Bates. N Ireland
Roberts, Liverpool.
Amos, Mostyn, Flintshire.

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« Reply #193 on: Monday 11 January 10 02:42 GMT (UK) »
The thread, are you related to royalty.  I can understand it missing but being off limits to ME, i find a bit on the nose. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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« Reply #194 on: Tuesday 12 January 10 15:19 GMT (UK) »
Yes it is great, even though I tend to read with a notebook alongside me!  When you find famous ancestors like these you also discover a mountain of books!  Alison Weir's 'Isabella', Ian Mortimer's 'Edward III', Alison Weir's 'Kathryn' are other recent reads of mine and I'm related to all of them!

My apologies too for the thread hijack but it isn't every day you meet a new cousin!

Jill

I actually have the book Katherine, by Anya Seton, which is about Katherine de Roet - my 22nd great grandmother. I descend from her and John of Gaunt via John Beaufort, whose daughter Joan married King James I of Scotland - the line goes into one of my Houghton branches and eventually into the Willis family. I think Katherine and John probably have hundreds of thousands of descendants all over the world by now.

Stephen :)

'Katherine' is one of my all time favourite books!

I have Don Cockell, the British Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion in the 1950s in my tree.

Not in my tree, but David Jones (aka Bowie) lived in the same road as me, as a child  ::)
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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #195 on: Tuesday 12 January 10 15:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kathyhpink,

Welcome to RootsChat.

Keep digging away and you'll probably find you too are related to Katherine!

Jill
Jowett & Broadbent in Leeds.
Perry, Hartshorn/e & Wilkes in Birmingham & Dudley. Walker and Dabill in Sheffield & Notts.
Farrar in Darlington & Leeds.
Kidd & Taylor in Hartlepool & Teesside
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« Reply #196 on: Tuesday 12 January 10 15:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the welcome, Jill.  It's a lovely friendly site and glad it was recommended to me.

Kathy  :D
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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #197 on: Tuesday 12 January 10 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Infamous more like

1st cousin 5 times removed (or thereabouts)  known as 'a hedonistic' playwright.... nice one...

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