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Dawn French

by madman on August 13, 2018

Dawn French – Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year Awards 2017 – Arrivals – Berkeley Square Gardens – London, UK –  Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Dawn Roma French

Place of Birth: Anglesey West, Anglesey, Wales

Date of Birth: 11 October, 1957

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Cornish

Dawn French is a British actress, writer, comedian, and presenter. She is the daughter of Felicity Roma (O’Brien) and Denys Vernon French. The family was from Plymouth.

Dawn is married to charity worker Mark Bignell. She has a daughter, who is adopted, with her former husband, comedian, actor, and writer Lenny Henry.

Dawn’s paternal grandfather was Leslie Vernon French (the son of Charles French and Mary). Charles was the son of Charles Henry Seaten French.

Dawn’s paternal grandmother was Marjorie Emily Berry (the daughter of Samuel James Berry and Margaret Maude/Maud Haylett). Samuel was the son of Samuel Berry. Margaret was the daughter of James Hayden Haylett and Sarah Sophia Conyard.

Dawn’s maternal grandfather was named John McCarthy O’Brien.

Dawn’s maternal grandmother was Lilian Isabella Collicott (the daughter of James Henry Collicott and Sarah Ann Babbage). James was the son of William Henry Collicott and Isabella Roberts. Sarah was born in Cornwall, the daughter of William Babbage and Ann.

Source: Family history of Dawn French – https://www.telegraph.co.uk

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Rose Cousins

by Manila on June 27, 2018

Birth Name: Rosanne Millicent Cousins

Place of Birth: Park Corner, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Date of Birth: April 21, 1977

Ethnicity:
*42.1875% Scottish
*39.84375% English
*14.0625% Irish
*2.34375% German
*1.5625% Cornish

Rose Cousins is a Canadian folk musician.

Her father, John Winston Cousins, is a farmer, also from Park Corner. Her mother, Linda (MacNamara), is a native of Guelph, Ontario.

Rose’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandfather, James Cousins.

Rose’s paternal grandfather was John Edwin Cousins (the son of John Sutherland Cousins and Elizabeth Anne Campbell). Rose’s grandfather John was born in Park Corner. Rose’s great-grandfather John was the son of Archibald Cousins and Margaret “Maggie” Sutherland, whose own parents were Scottish. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Campbell and Elizabeth MacLeod.

Rose’s paternal grandomther was Ellen Louise Harrington (the daughter of William John “Billy” Harrington and Maud Lulu Ramsay). Ellen was born in Spring Valley, Prince Edward Island. William was the son of William Henry Harrington, who was of Irish descent, and of Ellen Lockhart, whose own parents were Scottish. Maud was the daughter of William George Ramsay and Jane Hamilton Stewart.

Rose’s maternal grandfather was Bruce Donald MacNamara (the son of Donald George MacNamara and Ellen Maria England). Bruce was born in Toronto, Ontario. Rose’s great-grandfather Donald was the son of an Irish emigrant, John MacNamara, and of an English emigrant, Elizabeth Clark, of Staffordshire. Ellen was the daughter of English emigrants, William England, of Bristol, and Ellen Maria Vernon, of Eckington, Worcestershire.

Rose’s maternal grandmother was Mary Helen Johnson (the daughter of John Manners Johnson and Helen Swinton Hutton). Mary was born in Toronto, Ontario. John was an English emigrant, from St Pancras, London, and was the son of Alfred Kirby Johnson, who was of part German descent, and of Mary Ann Manners. Helen was a Scottish emigrant, from Rumford, Falkirk, and was the daughter of James William Hutton and Margaret Ross “Maggie” Swinton.

Rose’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandmother, Janet Mealin.

Sources: http://www.theguardian.pe.ca

Biography of Rose’s father – https://peifreemasonry.com

Genealogies of Rose’s paternal grandfather, John Edwin Cousins – http://www.ancestraltrails.ca
https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Rose’s paternal grandmother, Ellen Louise (Harrington) Cousins – http://www.islandregister.com

Marriage record of Rose’s maternal great-grandparents, Donald George MacNamara and Ellen Maria England – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Rose’s maternal great-grandfather, Donald George MacNamara – https://www.familysearch.org

Rose’s maternal great-grandfather, Donald George MacNamara, on the 1881 Canadian Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Rose’s maternal great-grandmother, Ellen Maria England – https://www.familysearch.org

Rose’s maternal great-grandmother, Ellen Maria England, on the 1911 Canadian Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Rose’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William England and Ellen Maria Vernon – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Rose’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William England – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Rose’s maternal great-grandparents, John Manners Johnson and Helen Swinton Hutton – https://www.familysearch.org

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King Princess

by Manila on June 17, 2018

Birth Name: Mikaela Straus

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 19, 1998

Ethnicity: Dutch [including Frisian], English, 1/4 Ashkenazi Jewish, 1/8 Irish, 1/8 Italian, as well as distant Cornish, French, Scottish, and Welsh

King Princess is an American musician.

Her father, Oliver Herbert Straus, Jr., is the owner and chief engineer of studio, Mission Sound. Her mother, Agnes Patricia “Aggie” Mullaney, is a businessperson and civil rights activist.

King Princess’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her sixth great-grandfather, Lazarus Straus.

King Princess’ paternal grandfather was Oliver Herbert Straus (the son of Herbert Nathan Straus and Therese Kuhn). Oliver was born in Manhattan, New York City. King Princess’ great-grandfather Herbert’s father, Isidor Straus, was a German Jewish-born American businessperson and politician, from Otterberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, who, as a Democrat, was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, from 1894 to 1895. King Princess’ great-grandfather Herbert’s mother, Rosalia Ida Blun, was a German Jewish-born American homemaker, from Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate. They both died in the sinking of RMS Titanic. Therese was also of German Jewish descent, and was the daughter of Edward Kuhn and Amelia “Millie” Senior.

King Princess’ paternal grandmother was Sally Goodrich Strong (the daughter of Henry Walbridge Taft Strong and Isabella Landon Liecty). Sally was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Henry was the son of Charles Worthington Strong and Sarah Elizabeth Burghardt. Isabella was the daughter of John Louis Liecty, Jr., who was of Frisian Dutch descent, and of Sallie Goodrich Fiske.

King Princess’ maternal grandfather is Richard F. Mullaney, Jr. (the son of Richard F. Mullaney and Helena Mary Taccelli). King Princess’ great-grandfather Richard was the son of an Irish emigrant, John Mullaney, and of Catherine Smith, who was also of Irish descent. Helena was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Giuseppe (later Joseph) Taccelli and Miranda Di Fruscio.

King Princess’ maternal grandmother is named Mary Lou.

Sources: Genealogy of King Princess’ father (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

King Princess’ paternal grandmother, Sally Goodrich Strong, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of King Princess’ paternal grandmother, Sally Goodrich (Strong) Straus – http://www.legacy.com

King Princess’ paternal great-grandfather, Henry Walbridge Taft Strong, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of King Princess’ paternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Worthington Strong and Sarah Elizabeth Burghardt – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of King Princess’ paternal great-grandmother, Isabella Landon Liecty – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of King Princess’ paternal great-great-grandparents, John Louis Liecty, Jr. and Sallie Goodrich Fiske – https://www.familysearch.org

King Princess’ maternal grandfather, Richard F. Mullaney, Jr. on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of King Princess’ maternal grandaunt, Phyllis Jean (Mullaney) Ackerman – https://obittree.com

King Princess’ maternal great-grandfather, Richard F. Mullaney, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of King Princess’ maternal great-grandfather, Richard F. Mullaney – https://www.newspapers.com

Obituary of King Princess’ maternal great-grandmother, Helena Mary (Taccelli) Mullaney – https://www.familysearch.org

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Ron McGovney

by Manila on May 6, 2018

Birth Name: Ronald Joe McCovney

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 2, 1963

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, as well as small amount of Channel Islander [Jersey], Cornish, and Swiss-German

Ron McGovney is an American musician. He is known as the original bassist for the heavy metal band Metallica, before he was replaced by Cliff Burton. The band’s members have also included/include Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, Jason Newsted, and Lars Ulrich.

Ron is the son of LaRae (Houskeeper) and Joseph Ray “Mack” McGovney.

Ron is married to Rene Michele Norrod, with whom he has three children.

Ron’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Thomas McGovney.

Ron’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Clifton McGovney (the son of James McGovney and Margaret Jane Metz). Joseph was born in Ohio. James was the son of James McGovney and Elizabeth Douglas. Margaret was the daughter of William Metz and Katherine Thomas.

Ron’s paternal grandmother was Matilda Catherine Simmons (the daughter of Joel B. Simmons and Clara Ellen Webb). Matilda was born in Illinois. Joel was the son of Joel Simmons and Catherine Ward. Clara was the daughter of William Webb and Matilda Baker.

Ron’s maternal grandfather was James Edmond Houskeeper (the son of Thomas Jefferson Houskeeper and Missouri Jane Ownens). James was born in Utah. Thomas was the son of John Houskeeper and Elizabeth Thompson Morrow. Missouri was the daughter of John William Owens and Ruth Yoakum.

Ron’s maternal grandmother was Alice Elnora Vance (the daughter of George Harden Vance and Mary Cashman Wakefield). Alice was born in Utah. George was the son of Isaac Young Vance and Martha Eleanor Yager. Mary Cashman was the daughter of John Fleming Wakefield and Susannah Garlick.

Ron’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his ninth great-grandmother, Appolonia.

Sources: Birth record of Ron McGovney – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ron’s father – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ron’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

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Jason Newsted

by Manila on May 5, 2018

Newsted – Rock im Park 2013 Music festival – Day 2 – Zeppelinfeld – Nurnberg, Germany – Keywords: Jason Newsted Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: radim rotek / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jason Curtis Newsted

Place of Birth: Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 4, 1963

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, German, Irish, Scottish, as well as distant Cornish and Welsh

Jason Newsted is an American musician. He is the former bassist for the metal bands Flotsam and Jetsam, Metallica, Echobrain, and Voivod. He also led the band Newsted. Metallica’s members have also included/include Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Ron McGovney, Dave Mustaine, and Lars Ulrich.

Jason is the son of Joann Marlene “Jo” (Arnold) and Robert Gene Newsted. He is married to Nicole Leigh Smith.

Jason’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, John Newstead.

Jason’s paternal grandfather was Lloyd Ray Newsted (the son of Lloyd D. Newstead, later Newsted, and of Pansy Viola Dean). Jason’s grandfather Lloyd was born in Washington. Jason’s great-grandfather Lloyd was the son of James Earnest Newsted, whose own father, James Isaac Newstead, was an English emigrant, from Rackheath, Norfolk, and of Mary Amy Adell Spaulding. Pansy was the daughter of Kelly Joseph Dean and Jessie Ellen Conrad.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was Delma Helen Feasel (the son of Walter Marion Feasel and Nettie May Murray). Delma was born in Michigan. Walter was the son of Henry Feasel and Rebecca Ann Abshire. Nettie was the daughter of John Murray and Rosanna Gehrett.

Jason’s maternal grandfather was Floyd Val Arnold (the son of Charles Jacob Arnold and Margaret B. “Maggie” Cloud). Floyd was born in Michigan. Charles was the son of John Arnold and Nancy Jane Shull. Margaret was the daughter of Ira Anthony Cloud and Lula Mae Evans.

Jason’s maternal grandmother was Helen B. Feister (the daughter of Curtis Homer Feister and Leona Ann Straley). Curtis was the son of John Feister and Lavina Houck. Leona was the daughter of Jacob Jerome Straley and Margaret Jane Linton.

Jason’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Sarah Booker.

Sources: Jason’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal grandfather, Lloyd Ray Newsted, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s paternal great-grandparents, Lloyd D. Newsted and Pansy Viola Dean – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Jason’s paternal great-grandfather, Lloyd D. Newstead – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal grandmother, Delma Helen Feasel, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jason’s paternal grandmother, Delma Helen (Feasel) Newsted – https://www.findagrave.com

Jason’s paternal great-grandfather, Walter Marion Feasel, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Henry Feasel and Rebecca Ann Abshire – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal great-grandmother, Nettie May Murray, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituaries of Jason’s mother – https://www.findagrave.com
http://obits.mlive.com

Genealogy of Jason’s maternal grandfather, Floyd Val Arnold – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jason’s maternal great-grandfather, Curtis Homer Feister – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jason’s maternal great-grandmother, Leona Ann Straley – https://www.familysearch.org

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