Birth Name: Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston
Place of Birth: Surrey North Eastern, Surrey, England
Date of Birth: March 11, 1963
*English, possibly around 1/16th Jewish (father)
Alex Kingston is a British actress. Alex is the daughter of Margaretha (Renneisen), who is German, and Anthony Kingston, an English butcher. Her uncle is actor Walter Renneisen. She was previously married to actor Ralph Fiennes.
Alex’s paternal grandfather was Charles William Kingston (the son of Edward Kingston and Winifred May/Mary Sawyer). Edward was the son of Charles Kingston and Helen/Ellen Bosworth. Winifred was the daughter of Isaac Sawyer and Harriet Hook.
Alex’s paternal grandmother was Helen Jeanett Keevil (the daughter of William Henry Keevil, a soldier, and of Helen Edith Fleming). William was the son of Walter Keevil and Helen/Ellen Law. Alex’s great-grandmother Helen was the daughter of Robert Woodman Fleming and Helen/Ellen Sophia Morey.
Alex’s great-great-grandmother Helen Morey was the daughter of Alfred James Morey and Sophia Braham. Alex’s great-great-great-grandmother Sophia was the daughter of Michael Braham and Elizabeth Harriott Aldred.
On an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (2012), Alex traced her ancestry back to the “Braham” family, a surname said to be derived from the surname “Abraham”. Alex’s great-great-great-grandfather Michael Braham is said to be Jewish. Alex’s great-great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Harriott Aldred was the daughter of John Aldred and Harrott Powell, and does not appear to have been of Jewish ancestry, although she may have converted to Judaism.
Sources: Episode of Alex’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? (2012) – https://www.youtube.com
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