Birth Name: Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West
Place of Birth: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 15 October, 1969
Dominic West is a British actor, director, mechanic, and musician. His mother, Pauline Mary “Moya” (Cleary), was of 7/8ths Irish and 1/8th English descent. His father, Thomas George Eagleton West, was of half English and half Irish ancestry.
Dominic is a first cousin, once removed, of American politician Thomas Eagleton (Thomas Francis Eagleton), who was the 1972 Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States (before withdrawing from the campaign). Dominic’s paternal great-grandparents, Thomas Francis Eagleton and Mary Theresa Hennelly, were also politician Thomas Eagleton’s paternal grandparents.
Dominic is married to film producer Catherine Fitzgerald. He has four children with Catherine, and a daughter with his former partner, Polly Astor. Catherine is the daughter of author and hereditary knight Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin, and Polly is the daughter of politician Michael Astor.
Dominic’s paternal grandfather was Harold Ernest Georges West (the son of George Howard West and Sarah Ann Webb). Harold was born in Chelmsford, Essex, England, to English parents. George was the son of John Ward West and Betsey Hargrave.
Dominic’s paternal grandmother was Winifred Mary Eagleton (the daughter of Thomas Francis Eagleton and Mary Theresa Hennelly). Winifred was born in Audrain, Missouri, U.S., to Irish parents. Thomas was the son of John Eagleton and Winifred Hennelly. Mary was the daughter of Patrick Hennelly.
Dominic’s maternal grandfather was Michael Joseph Cleary. Michael was born in Tipperary, Ireland.
Dominic’s maternal grandmother was Kathleen Sarah Gleeson (the daughter of Michael Joseph Gleeson and Gertrude Mary Donnellan). Kathleen was born in Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England. Michael was born in Coonmore, Galway, Ireland. Gertrude was the daughter of Andrew Donnellan, who was Irish, from Dunrose, Galway, Ireland, and of Annie Morris, who was English, from Nottinghamshire, England.
Sources: Dominic’s paternal grandmother, Winifred Mary Eagleton, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Dominic’s maternal grandmother, Kathleen Sarah Gleeson (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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