Place of Birth: Albany, New York
Date of Birth: February 17, 1978
Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, distant German, Welsh, and Dutch
Ashton Holmes is an American actor.
Ashton is a ninth cousin, once removed, of English actor Sam Claflin, through Ashton’s maternal grandmother. Daniel Claflin and Sarah Edwards were the eight times great-grandparents of Austin and the nine times great-grandparents of Sam.
Ashton’s maternal grandfather was Alfred Randall Heath, Jr. (the son of Alfred Randall Heath and Florence P. Orr). Ashton’s great-grandfather Alfred was the son of Alfred Brown Heath and Margaret A. Dunphy, who was born in New York, to Irish parents. Florence was the daughter of William Charles Orr, who was born in New York, to Irish parents, and of Emma C. Philbin, who was also born in New York, also to Irish parents.
Ashton’s maternal grandmother is Barbara Claflin (the daughter of Allan Avery Claflin and Marion Dorothea Carroll). Allan was the son of Alan Avery Claflin and Mabel Gertrude Nash. Marion was the daughter of Royal Phelps Carroll and Marion Dorothea Langdon.
Marion Langdon’s great-grandfather was John Jacob Astor (Johann Jakob Astor), the famous German-born American businessman. John was therefore Ashton’s great-great-great-great-great-grandfather.
Ashton is also a descendant of Scottish-born colonial official Robert Livingston the Elder and of Dutch-born New York mayor/governor Wilhelmus Beekman.
Sources: Ashton’s maternal great-grandfather, Alfred Randall Heath, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ashton’s maternal great-grandmother, Florence P. Orr, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Ashton’s maternal grandmother, Barbara Claflin – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ashton’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Marion Dorothea Langdon – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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