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Have you found anyone famous in your family tree?

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Offline englander8

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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #207 on: Thursday 28 January 10 14:31 GMT (UK) »



Then you also have George Washington in your line. I recently did my ex wife's tree and found all those names too including George Washington. Its very interesting I know. Unfortunately for you, you are therefor somehow related to my ex wife but your secret lays safe with me. You should enjoy your Royal line but avoid her at all costs,she is the "Queen of Sheeba"..


 
I am an American, and have recently discovered that, on my mother's father's mother's side, (got that?), we're directly descended from British and French monarchs, and this information came as a complete surprise.  We've since discovered that we're related to the following:

    • Charlemagne
    • Egbert
    • Alfred the Great
    • Duke William I of Aquitaine
    • Edward the Confessor
    • William the Conqueror
    • Eleanor of Aquitaine
    • Henry II
    • King John
    • Henry III 
    • Edward I
    • Emperor Ludwig of Bavaria
    • Philippe VI of France
    • Jean II Of France
    • Charles V of France
    • Charles VI of France
    • Henry VII
    • Henry VIII
    • QE2

... among others.  I believe we're direct descendents from all of them (i.e., they're all our umpteenth great-grandparents), except QE2 and the Henry's, who are cousins.  I imagine there are 10 million other folks on earth who can claim the same heritage, but still, I find all of this fairly mind-boggling!  :o

We've also discovered that on my dad's side we're related to St. Therese (the "Little Flower").

Rest assured, the bloodline has thinned out enough to where there is nothing saintly or royal about our current generation!  (I'm not expecting any invitations to Buckingham Palace or the Vatican anytime soon!)  ;)

-Mary
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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #208 on: Thursday 28 January 10 16:28 GMT (UK) »
I hate to be a spoilsport, but I think it would be difficult to be a direct descencdant of Edward the Confessor as he had no children  ::)
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
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Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #209 on: Thursday 28 January 10 16:47 GMT (UK) »
I'm left wondering how someone can be related to an ocean-going liner ?   ???
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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #210 on: Thursday 28 January 10 16:48 GMT (UK) »
 ;D

yep I noted that  brilliant..

xin

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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #211 on: Thursday 28 January 10 18:44 GMT (UK) »
 I have just found online a photograph of my GG grandmother's brother in a 1906 Middlesbrough Football Club team photo.

He's sat just down the row from Alf Common, the first £1000 footballer  ;D (How times have changed!)

I still need to do some digging as he is not showing up on the professional players online database, perhaps he was a reserve player. Still, very exciting for me, maybe that's because I am a Boro fan!  ;)
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DUNNIGAN - Middlesbrough
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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #212 on: Saturday 30 January 10 12:29 GMT (UK) »

Not terribly famous, but very interesting:

Andrew Freemantle (1768-1838) my 5x Great Grandfather and a first class cricketer, who played for Hambledon and England during his career.

George Samways (1895-1996) a ghost-writer for the Greyfriars comics (Billy Bunter etc.), writing over 100 of the stories.  He also had a book of poetry and an autobiography  (Road To Greyfriars) published.

Yet to find any royal connections - I'm sure there must be one somewhere! :D
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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #213 on: Saturday 30 January 10 18:54 GMT (UK) »
I thin if you went back far enough you may find several distant connections to famous people.

I am sure David Frost said he was of Suffolk ancestry and I have Frost ancestors in Suffolk.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #214 on: Sunday 31 January 10 13:02 GMT (UK) »
I thin if you went back far enough you may find several distant connections to famous people.

I am sure David Frost said he was of Suffolk ancestry and I have Frost ancestors in Suffolk.

David Paradine Frost was born in Tenterden, Kent on 7 April 1939, and was the son of a Methodist Minister.  The family later moved to Suffolk, and one of David Frost's first jobs was on Anglia Televsion, so he was connected with the area, but it doesn't look like the connection goes back that far.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4588233.stm

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Re: Found Anyone Famous
« Reply #215 on: Monday 08 February 10 16:22 GMT (UK) »
The family tree can lead to everal hundereds of entry's in different generations,maybe along the way you have found that you are related to Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone, Robin Hood or even Watt Tiler.

Maybe an ancester did something heroic but was never credited for it. Anyway I thought it may make an interesting question.

Not exactly an ancestor, but ACKER BILK is on my tree.   His Aunty Freda Bilk (born 1898) married my grandfather's nephew, William Hayman (born 1901) in Publow, Somerset.      Good old 'Stranger on the Shore'.   

Dorothy Hill