Daisy Ridley

by follers on May 1, 2014

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Birth Name: Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 10 April, 1992

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/32 German

Daisy Ridley is an English actress. She is the daughter of Louise Fawkner-Corbett and Christopher Ridley, a photographer.

Daisy is a cousin, once removed, of Arnold Ridley (William Arnold Ridley), a playwright and actor.

Daisy’s maternal grandfather was Roger Picton Fawkner-Corbett (the son of William Victor Fawkner-Corbett and Dorothy Frances Bauer/Barr). The Fawkner-Corbett family were landed gentry. William was born under the surname Corbett, and added Fawkner- to his surname; he was the son of William G. Corbett and Florence. Daisy’s great-grandmother Dorothy was the daughter of William Bauer (whose own father, Moritz/Maurice Bauer/Baner, was German, from Saxony, and whose own mother was English, from Norfolk, England), and of Minnie Louisa Cowley.

Daisy’s maternal grandmother was Isobel Sheila Lake (the daughter of Charles Thomas Connet Lake and Mary Irene Smerdon). Charles was the son of John Lake and Emma Elizabeth. Mary Irene was the daughter of John Sidney Smerdon and Mary Parnell Newman.

Sources: Genealogies of Daisy Ridley (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Obituary of Daisy’s maternal grandfather, Roger Picton Fawkner-Corbett – http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk

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HamarFFox February 5, 2017 at 6:52 pm

Solved. Maurice is in the 1881 census as Moritz Baner (surname a transcription error, which I’ve now corrected), and he is indeed from Saxony.

HamarFFox February 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm

I really can’t find any evidence of her great-great-great grandfather being called William Ernest Bauer. From what little I can find, he seems to be called Maurice. There’s barely any trace of him either. He shows up on a marriage record to Rosa (probably Rose) Hubbard and in some baptismal records to William Bauer’s siblings, though no baptismal record can be found for William. William’s mother does seem to have been from Norfolk, though her maiden name is Hubbard, not Barnes. In the tree that lists her name as Barnes, it strangely lists her mother’s maiden name as Hubbard. William seems absent in the census until 1901, and his father is absent in all of them. His mother is found in one 1891, listed as widowed, and living with some of William’s siblings, but not with William himself.

Maurice’s father’s name on the marriage listing is Charles August Bauer.

Adrian1Cram February 27, 2016 at 12:15 am

i know a girl named daisy but she looks nothing her

HamarFFox December 23, 2015 at 6:43 am

Any paternal ancestral details?

follers December 23, 2015 at 7:30 am

Well, they say her great-uncle was actor Arnold Ridley, which would mean he was her paternal grandfather’s brother. This is odd, because Arnold Ridley appears to have had no siblings.

Ajaxfan December 19, 2015 at 12:17 am

I absolutely hate her character.

visokozen December 18, 2015 at 8:17 am

I’m so in love with her.

hesh123 July 30, 2015 at 5:04 pm

English + german = beautiful girl

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