Birth Name: Richard Walter Jenkins
Date of Birth: 10 November, 1925
Place of Birth: Neath, Glamorganshire, Wales
Date of Death: 5 August, 1984
Place of Death: Céligny, Switzerland
Richard Burton was a Welsh actor. He was the son of Edith Maude (Thomas) and Richard Walter Jenkins. Richard was twice married to British and American actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Richard had evidently stated that he had a recent ancestor who was a Jewish immigrant to Wales. This does not appear to be accurate.
Richard’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Jenkins (the son of Miles Jenkins and Mary Arthur). Miles was the son of Miles Jenkins and Alice David. Mary was the daughter of John Arthur and Anne Llewelyn.
Richard’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Walters (the daughter of Richard Walters and Jane Harries).
Richard’s maternal grandfather was Henry Thomas (the son of John Thomas and Hannah Charles). John was likely the son of Jacob or Thomas Thomas and Mary Jones. Hannah was the daughter of David Charles and Mary Rees or Rhoderick.
Richard’s maternal grandmother was Jane Morgan (the daughter of Rees Morgan and Hannah Davies). Rees was the son of John Morgan and Margaret William.
Source: Genealogy of Richard Burton – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com