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Have you found anyone famous in your family tree?

Yes
127 (39.7%)
No
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87 (27.2%)

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Offline Cumberland Ferret

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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #306 on: Friday 11 December 20 12:22 GMT (UK) »
But I have confirmed my GGrandfather Taylor Swainson the engineer and one of the pioneers of the steam engine
I've got him as well! See my page on the Swainson line http://www.ianewilliamson.co.uk/gen/lines/Swainson.html
Would be good to get in touch.

Offline PhilipK1963

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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #307 on: Friday 10 September 21 01:27 BST (UK) »
My third cousin, 1x removed, John Albert Dykins - married Julia (Judy) Elizabeth Stanley in 1944.  They had two daughters.  However, Julia also had a son from a previous marriage called... John Winston Lennon... :)

That's the most famous person I've found so far.  Pop royalty even if not any actual royalty... LOL

Cheers all

Ms_C

They were never actually married. Julia was married to John's father, Alfred Lennon, until she died in 1958.

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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #308 on: Saturday 11 September 21 16:54 BST (UK) »
No famous ancestors at all...'Tho one aunt tried hard to convince us all we were descended from Robert the Bruce (absolutely no evidence, even she couldn't suggest any)
BUT
Do share some ancestors, further back, with the ancestors of:
Pierrepoint, the last hangman.
Alex Salmond, Scottish politician
Eric Morecambe, comedian.
and tenuously, Sir Alec Clegg, educationalist!
-but it's all mega -distant.
TY
Threlfall (Southport), Isherwood (lancs & Canada), Newbould + Topliss(Derby), Keating & Cummins (Ireland + lancs), Fisher, Strong& Casson (all Cumberland) & Downie & Bowie, Linlithgow area Scotland . Also interested in Leigh& Burrows,(Lancashire) Griffiths (Shropshire & lancs), Leaver (Lancs/Yorks) & Anderson(Cumberland and very elusive)


Offline Yasmina4

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« Reply #309 on: Saturday 11 September 21 17:57 BST (UK) »
What a very attractive woman.

Thank you for sharing mother and daughter

Offline Ron Preece

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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #310 on: Sunday 12 September 21 10:38 BST (UK) »
Florence Collingbourne, Actress.

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