Birth Name: Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: December 13, 1929
Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Northern Irish, 1/64 Swiss-French, 1/64 French-Canadian
Christopher Plummer is a Canadian actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Beginners (2011).
He is the son of Isabella Mary (Abbott) and John Orme Plummer. He is of Scottish, English, Northern Irish, 1/64 Swiss-French, and 1/64 French-Canadian, ancestry. With his ex-wife, actress Tammy Grimes, he is the father of actress Amanda Plummer. Christopher’s maternal great-grandfather, John Abbott, was the third Prime Minister of Canada (from June 16, 1891 to November 24, 1892), and the first Prime Minister of Canada to have been born in Canada.
Christopher’s paternal grandfather was Frank Plummer (the son of Thomas Ralph Plummer and Jane Stewart). Thomas was born in Huron, Canada, the son of Thomas William Plummer and Martha Ann Grafton. Jane was born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of Samuel Stewart and Ann Moore.
Christopher’s paternal grandmother was Frances Fetherstonhaugh (the daughter of Francis Fetherstonhaugh/Fetherston and Frances Swift). Christopher’s grandmother Frances’s parents were born in Ireland. Frances was the sister of F. B. Fetherstonhaugh (Frederick Barnard Fetherstonhaugh), a patent lawyer and agent who founded the patent agency Fetherstonhaugh & Co. Christopher’s great-grandfather Francis was the son of William Fetherstonhaugh/Fetherston and Elizabeth Orme. Christopher’s great-grandmother Frances Swift was the daughter of Richard Swift.
Christopher’s maternal grandfather was Arthur Edward Abbott (the son of Prime Minister, John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, and of Mary Martha Bethune). Prime Minister Abbott was the son of The Rev. Joseph Abbott and Harriet A. Bradford. Mary Martha was the daughter of The Rev. John Wadden Bethune, an Anglican clergyman who was acting principal of McGill University, and of Elizabeth Hallowell.
Christopher’s maternal grandmother was Marianne Jane Campbell (the daughter of Alexander James Campbell and Isabella Janet Christian Stewart). Marianne was born in Scotland. Alexander was the son of Robert Campbell and Catharine. Isabella was the daughter of Alexander Stewart.
Sources: Genealogy of Christopher Plummer – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Christopher Plummer (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.thepeerage.com
Genealogy of Christopher Plummer (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com
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