Pippa Middleton

Birth Name: Philippa Charlotte Middleton

Place of Birth: Reading & Wokingham, Berkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 6 September, 1983

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/16th Scottish, 1/512th French

Pippa Middleton is an English author and columnist. She is the sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Her nephew is Prince George of Cambridge.

Pippa is one of three children. Her mother, Carole Elizabeth (Goldsmith), worked as a flight attendant, and her father, Michael Francis Middleton, worked as a flight dispatcher, later becoming an airlines officer at British Airways. Pippa is married to professional racing driver and hedge fund manager James Matthews. James is an heir to the Scottish courtesy title of Laird of Glen Affric.

Pippa is of almost entirely English descent, along with 1/16th Scottish ancestry, and remote French roots (1/512th French) from a French ancestor who left France for England in the 1600s. Pippa has ancestors from Leeds and County Durham.

Pippa’s paternal grandfather was Peter Francis Middleton (the son of Richard Noel Middleton and Olive Christiana Lupton). Peter was born in Leeds, Yorkshire. Richard was the son of John William Middleton and Mary Asquith. Olive was the daughter of Francis Martineau Lupton and Harriet Albina Davis.

Pippa’s paternal grandmother was Valerie Glassborow (the daughter of Frederick George Glassborow and Constance Robison). Valerie was born in 3 rue Giay Bompard, Marseille, France, to English parents. Frederick was the son of Frederick John Glassborow and Emily Jane Elliott. Constance was the daughter of Gavin Fullarton Robison and Sarah Ann Gee.

Pippa’s maternal grandfather was Ronald John James Goldsmith (the son of Stephen Charles Goldsmith and Edith Eliza Chandler). Ronald was born in Uxbridge, Middlesex. Stephen was the son of John Goldsmith and Jane Dorsett. Edith was the daughter of Theophilus Benjamin Chandler and Amelia White.

Pippa’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Harrison (the daughter of Thomas Harrison and Elizabeth Mary Temple). Dorothy was born in Sunderland, Durham. Thomas was the son of John Harrison and Jane Hill. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Temple and Elizabeth Myers.

Pippa’s last traceable matrilineal ancestor is Elizabeth Dunn, who was born c. 1660.

Sources: Genealogy of Pippa Middleton (through Pippa’s sister, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) – http://www.wargs.com

Genealogies of Pippa Middleton – https://www.geni.com

Information on some of Pippa’s Lupton relatives – http://cdn.thejournal.ie

17 Replies to “Pippa Middleton”

    1. She has the same genealogy as her sister, and that lineage has been well researched and documented going back hundreds of years. And their French ancestry is very distant.

      1. okay… just thought there might be more than this.
        I would have guessed her being half fijian, without knowing she is from the middletons. many fijians live in the UK. but I am fine with that, though :)

    1. Well, I can say she made an impression on the people watching the royal wedding because she looked stunning in the white dress. in british weddings, the maids of honor have to wear a dress that is both white and equally as pretty as the bride’s dress. since then the media has been following her in the style of clothes she wears. that’s just what i think. i suppose the media are curious about her, too, since she is the duchess’s sister.

  1. hey wow,france has the highest black population in all of europe,lets read about how black she is.by the way france also has a higher black population than puerto rico

        1. well you know me, I dont think your black no matter what if your puerto rican, but some people you can tell they have african ancestry just by looking at them, so some puerto ricans it is very easy to point out, verdad?

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