Rafe Spall

by madman on April 21, 2018

Rafe Spall – 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards – Arrivals – The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden – London, UK – Keywords: LMK73-42048-290413 Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Rafe Joseph Spall

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

Date of Birth: 10 March, 1983

Ethnicity: English

Rafe Spall is an English actor. He is the son of Shane (Baker) and actor Timothy Spall. He is married to South African-born actress Elize du Toit, with whom he has two children.

Rafe’s paternal grandfather was Joseph L. Spall (the son of Thomas James William Spall and Margaret Nancy Christmas). Thomas was the son of James William Spall and Mary Ann Matthews/Mathews. Margaret was the daughter of Joseph Henry Christmas and Margaret Toomey.

Rafe’s paternal grandmother was Sylvia R. Leonard (the daughter of Gilbert Arthur Leonard and Beatrice Grace Pendle). Gilbert was the son of Alfred Robert Leonard and Kate/Minnie Pendle.


Johnny Pemberton

by madman on April 21, 2018

Johnny Pemberton – 2012 TCA Summer Press Tour – Disney ABC Television Group Party – Arrivals – Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 Headshot – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: John De Jarnette Pemberton III

Place of Birth: Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: June 1, 1981

Ethnicity: English, German, Welsh

Johnny Pemberton is an American actor and comedian.

He is the son of Mary Elise (Davis) and John Hogeland Pemberton.

Johnny’s paternal grandfather was named Albert H. Pemberton.

Johnny’s paternal grandmother was Nancy Streich (the daughter of Elton Frederich Streich and Hilma/Helena M. Triesheimer). Elton was the son of C. Streich, who was German, and Caroline Rife. Hilma was the daughter of J. C. G. and Blanche Quley.

Sources: Johnny’s great-grandparents, Elton Frederich Streich and Hilma/Helena M. Triesheimer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Elton and Hilma/Helena on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Johnny’s great-grandparents, Elton Frederich Streich and Hilma/Helena M. Triesheimer – https://www.familysearch.org


Grace Van Patten

by madman on April 21, 2018

Grace Van Patten – 24th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards – Arrivals – Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S Doheny Drive – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: / PRPhotos.com

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

Date of Birth: c. 1996/1997

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandmother), German, English, Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, 1/16th Danish

Grace Van Patten is an American actress.

She is the daughter of model Wendy Rossmeyer and director, producer, and actor Tim Van Patten (Timothy Van Patten). She is the half-niece of actors Dick Van Patten and Joyce Van Patten (Grace’s father is the half-brother of Dick and Joyce). Her half-cousin is actress Talia Balsam, who is the daughter of Joyce.

Grace’s father’s ancestry is Dutch, English, and German on his own father’s side and Italian on his own mother’s. Grace’s mother is of German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, English, and 1/8th Danish descent.

Grace’s paternal grandfather was Richard Byron Van Patten (the son of John Peter Van Patten and Florence Lucinda Tyler). John was the son of Byron Van Patten and Elizabeth Abigail Butler, whose mother was German. Florence was the daughter of Edwin Forest Tyler and Anna Otten.

Grace’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Marie della Gatta (the daughter of Andrew della Gatta and Lucy J. Giamporcaro). Andrew and Lucy were Italian immigrants.

Grace’s maternal grandfather was Bruce O. Rossmeyer (the son of William H. Rossmeyer and Ella Susan Rosenvinge). William was born in New Jersey, to German parents, William R. Rossmeyer and Agathe. Ella was the daughter of Otto Johannes Peter Christian Rosenvinge, who was Danish, from Gimsing, Denmark, and Irene Adella Coyle/Coley, who was likely of Irish descent.

Grace’s maternal grandmother is Sandra “Sandy” Broadfoot (the daughter of James Kimbrough Broadfoot and Anna Quay Rowsey/Rowsay). James was the son of James Andrew Broadfoot and Minnie Epling. Anna was the daughter of Edward Smith Rowsey and Beulah May Robison.

Sources: Obituary of Grace’s great-grandmother, Anna Quay Rowsey – https://www.newspapers.com

Genealogy of Grace Van Patten – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Grace’s father – https://gw.geneanet.org

Grace’s great-grandparents, Andrew della Gatta and Lucy J. Giamporcaro, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Grace’s great-grandfather, William H. Rossmeyer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Grace’s great-grandmother, Ella Susan Rosenvinge, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Grace’s great-grandmother, Ella Susan Rosenvinge (through her own sister, Dorothy E. Rosenvinge; focusing on her own father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Grace’s great-grandmother, Anna Quay Rowsey/Rowsay (through her own brother, Hubert Holms Rowsey; focusing on her own father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Likely Grace’s great-great-grandmother, Irene Adella Coyle/Coley, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org


Josh Rosen

by follers on April 18, 2018

Birth Name: Joshua Ballinger Lippincott Rosen

Place of Birth: Manhattan Beach, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 10, 1997

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, as well as distant French Huguenot and Welsh (mother)

Josh Rosen is an American football quarterback. He played college football for the UCLA Bruins.

He is the son of Liz Lippincott, a journalist, and Charles Rosen, an orthopedic spine surgeon. His father is Jewish. His mother is a Quaker, with deep roots in the Quaker communities of Pennsylvania. Josh had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Josh is likely named after his maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Joshua Ballinger Lippincott, who founded publishing house J. B. Lippincott & Co., in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, later incorporated as J. B. Lippincott Company. The Lippincott family traces back to Restore Lippincott, who was born, c. 1653, in Stonehurst, Plymouth, Devon, England.

Another of Josh’s maternal great-great-great-grandfathers was industrialist Joshua Wharton, who worked in mining, manufacturing, and education, co-founded the Bethlehem Steel company, founded the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and co-founded Swarthmore College. Joshua Wharton’s mother, Deborah Fisher Wharton, was a prominent Quaker minister, suffragist, and social reformer.

Josh’s paternal grandparents are named Robert Rosen and Shirley.

Josh’s maternal grandfather was Barton Hirst Lippincott (the son of Joshua Bertram Lippincott, Jr. and Elsie/Elisabeth DuPuy Graham Hirst). Barton was born in Rhode Island, and was a publisher. Joshua was the son of Joshua Bertram Lippincott and Joanna Wharton. Elsie was the daughter of Barton Cooke Hirst and Elizabeth DuPuy Graham.

Josh’s maternal grandmother is Beatrice Woolsey Bronson (the daughter of Francis Woolsey Bronson and Helen Louise Silkman). Beatrice was born in New York. Francis was the son of Addison Woolsey Bronson and Clara Howard West. Helen was the daughter of Theodore Hannibal Silkman and Mary Virginia Oakley.

Josh’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Frances Slany, who was born, c. 1582, in Essex, England.

Sources: Genealogy of Josh Rosen – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Josh’s maternal grandfather, Barton Hurst Lippincott – http://www.pennock.ws

Genealogy of Josh’s maternal grandmother, Beatrice Woolsey Bronson (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com

Marriage record of Josh’s maternal great-grandparents, Francis Woolsey Bronson and Helen Louise Silkman – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Josh’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Arme Catlin – https://www.ancestry.com


Violett Beane

by madman on April 18, 2018

Violett Beane – 19th Annual Women’s Image Awards – Arrivals – Writers Guild Theater – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: arrivals, awards, ceremony, red carpet, event, film, television, movies, entertainment industry, attending, women, Women’s Image Network, WIN, WIN Awards, Arts Culture and Entertainment Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Sheri Determan / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 18, 1996

Ethnicity: English, possibly other

Violett Beane is an American actress.