Jane Wymark

by madman on April 18, 2018

Place of Birth: London, England

Date of Birth: 31 October, 1952

Ethnicity: English, 1/8th Finland-Swedish, 1/16th German, 1/16th Swiss-German, 1/16th Irish

Jane Wymark is an English actress. She is the daughter of writer and playwright Olwen Wymark (Olwen Margaret Buck) and actor Patrick Wymark (Patrick Carl Cheeseman). Her mother was American, from California, and her father was English.

Jane’s paternal grandfather was Thomas William Cheeseman (the son of William Cheeseman and Emma).

Jane’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Maria Olsen (the daughter of Carl Olsen and possibly of Bertha). It appears that Carl was born in Porvoo, Finland.

Jane’s maternal grandfather was Philip Wallenstein Buck (the son of Joseph Peter Buck and Helen Maud Bangs/Bungs). Joseph was born in Missouri, to a German father, Phillip Buck, and a Swiss mother, whose surname was Furrer. Helen was the daughter of Alfred Walstein Bangs and Sarah Delia Plowman, who was born in Canada, to Irish parents.

Jane’s maternal grandmother was Barbara Annis Jacobs (the daughter of W. W. Jacobs and Agnes Eleanor Williams). Barbara was born in England. W. W. Jacobs was an author, who was born William Wymark Jacobs, the son of William Gage Jacobs and Sophia Wymark.

Sources: Genealogy of Jane’s father –

Genealogy of Jane’s mother –

Likely Jane’s paternal grandmother, Agnes Maria Olsen, on the 1911 England and Wales Census –

Likely Jane’s great-grandfather, Carl Olsen, on the 1881 England and Wales Census –

Jane’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jane’s maternal grandfather, Philip Wallenstein Buck, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Philip’s sister, Marian Buck, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jane’s great-grandmother, Helen Maud Bangs/Bungs, on the 1880 U.S. Census –


R. Lee Ermey

by follers on April 15, 2018

Birth Name: Ronald Lee Ermey

Date of Birth: March 24, 1944

Place of Birth: Emporia, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Death: April 15, 2018

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, English, smaller amounts of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, and Swiss-German

R. Lee Ermey was an American actor and U.S. Marine.

R. Lee was the son of Betty Jane (Pantle) and John Edward Ermey. He was married to Nila, until his death, with whom he had four children. Nila is Filipino, and R. Lee met her while he was studying in the Philippines.

R. Lee’s paternal grandfather was Ira Edward Ermey (the son of Edward Christian Ermey and Adda/Addie A. Roderick). Ira was born in Kansas. R. Lee’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Christian Columbus Ermey and Susan Nelle Beard. Adda was the daughter of John Roderick and Amorett Eliza Longmire.

R. Lee’s paternal grandmother was Ethel Alice Stout (the daughter of John Franklin Stout and Emma Dee Batesel/Batesell). Ethel was born in Missouri. John was the son of Wilson Stout and Alice Ann Foreman. Emma was the daughter of Jacob Alexander Batessel/Batesel and Mary Ann Pendleton.

R. Lee’s maternal grandfather was Edward William Pantle (the son of Johann/John Georg Pantle and Anna Catherine Holdwager). Edward was born in Ohio. Johann was born in Rems-Murr-Kreis, Germany, the son of Johannes Pantle and Maria Magdalena Hohnecker. Anna was also born in Germany, the daughter of Johann Georg Holdwager and Katharina Giehring.

R. Lee’s maternal grandmother was Verda L. Lanning (the daughter of Stephen Alexander Lanning and Olive J. “Ollie” Boyles). Verda was born in Missouri. Stephen was the son of Joseph Lanning and Indiana “India” Meek. Olive was the daughter of George Jefferson Boyles and Lavina Ann King.

Sources: Genealogy of R. Lee’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Obituary of R. Lee’s father –

R. Lee’s paternal grandfather, Ira Edward Ermey, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of R. Lee’s paternal great-grandmother, Adda/Addie A. Roderick (through Adda’s brother, Wallace Blair Roderick) (focusing on their father’s side) –

Genealogy of R. Lee’s paternal grandmother, Ethel Alice Stout –

R. Lee’s paternal grandmother, Ethel Alice Stout, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of R. Lee’s mother –

R. Lee’s maternal grandfather, Edward William Pantle, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

R. Lee’s maternal grandmother, Verda L. Lanning, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of R. Lee’s maternal great-grandparents, Stephen Alexander Lanning and Olive J. “Ollie” Boyles –

Genealogy of R. Lee’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Joseph Lanning (focusing on his own father’s side) –


Lindsey Buckingham

by Manila on April 11, 2018

Birth Name: Lindsey Adams Buckingham

Place of Birth: Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 3, 1949

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Swiss-German, Welsh, as well as distant French, Swedish, and Wampanoag Native American

Lindsey Buckingham is an American musician. He is known as the lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the musical group Fleetwood Mac, from 1975 to 1987, and then 1997 to 2018. Other members of the band include Neil Finn, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks.

Lindsey is the son of Rutheda (Elliott) and Morris Hamilton Buckingham. Lindsey is married to Kristen Messner, with whom he has three children.

Lindsey’s paternal grandfather was Walter Holmes Buckingham (the son of Thomas Hugh Buckingham and Minnie Alice Holmes). Thomas was the son of an English emigrant, Thomas Hugh Buckingham, and of Eliza Pierson Richardson. Minnie was the daughter of an English emigrant, Walter H. Holmes of Hamerton, Middlesex (now Cambridgeshire), and of Sarah Ophelia Cook.

Lindsey’s paternal grandmother was Ione Morris (the daughter of George Henry Morris and Mary Lafayette “Mamie” Cooper). George was the son of Venable Morris and Nannie Frazier. Mamie was the daughter of Hickson Belt Cooper and Frances Mary Barber.

Lindsey’s maternal grandfather was Merle Adams Elliott (the son of Edwin Amos Elliott and Frances Ella Adams). Edwin was the son of William Pugh Elliott and Mary Jane Battin. Ella was the daughter of William Henry Adams and Elizabeth E. Rhoades.

Lindsey’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Ruth Alexander (the daughter of William Gay Alexander and Edith Cory). William was the son of John Henderson Alexander and Sarah A. Mitchell. Edith was the daughter of Benjamin Cory and Sarah Ann Braly.

Lindsey’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandmother, Susanna Catharina Seifert.

Sources: Birth record of Lindsey Buckingham –

Genealogy of Lindsey’s brother, George Fenton Buckingham –

Photo by s_bukley/


Max Sandvoss

by stlucas on April 1, 2018

Steve Sandvoss – 23rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival – Arrivals – Bova Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Jay Kravetz / PR Photos

Birth Name: Stephen James Sandvoss

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

Date of Birth: June 23, 1980

*Swiss-German (father)
*German, Dutch, English, Norwegian (mother)

Max Sandvoss is an American actor. He is also known as Steve Sandvoss.

Max is the son of Joyce Elizabeth (Weurding) and Rolf Herman George Sandvoss. Max’s father was born in Switzerland. Max’s mother is American. Max has a brother, Peter.

Max’s maternal grandfather was James Lawton Weurding, Jr. (the son of James Lawton Weurding, Sr. and Miltina E. Lawton). James was the son of Ralph Weurding, whose parents were Dutch. Miltina was the daughter of Milton/Nillon S. Lawton and Etna Elizabeth Beam.

Max’s maternal grandmother was Jane Alice Thies (the daughter of Louis H. Thies and Alice Slater). Louis was the son of Herman J. Thies, who was German, and of Elizabeth Lewis, who was Norwegian. Alice was the daughter of Peter Slater/Sliter, whose parents were Dutch, and of Rose Threagould, who was English.

Sources: Genealogy of Max’s mother –

Obituary of Max’s maternal grandfather, James Lawton Weurding, Jr. –


Trey Gowdy

by follers on April 1, 2018

Birth Name: Harold Watson Gowdy III

Place of Birth: Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 22, 1964

Ethnicity: English, some German and Swiss-German, likely some Welsh

Trey Gowdy is an American attorney, politician, and federal prosecutor. A Republican, he has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina, since January 3, 2011, and Chair of the House Oversight Committee, since June 13, 2017. He was previously Chair of the House Benghazi Committee, from May 8, 2014 to July 8, 2016.

Trey is the son of Novalene (Evans) and Harold Watson “Hal” Gowdy, Jr. He is married to Terri Dillard, with whom he has two children.

Trey’s paternal grandfather was Harold Watson Gowdy (the son of Simon Watson Gowdy and Cora Rickenbaker). Harold was born in South Carolina. Simon was the son of Benjamin Lawrence Gowdy and Adeline James. Cora was the daughter of Fuller Thompson Rickenbaker and Pauline E. Able.

Trey’s paternal grandmother was Edred Truesdale (the daughter of Charles Hill Truesdale and Bessie Florence Crouch). Charles was the son of Benjamin Trantham Truesdale and Laura Horton. Bessie was the daughter of The Rev. John Calhoun Crouch and Cornelia Elizabeth Jane Sandifer.

Sources: Genealogy of Trey Gowdy (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogies of Trey’s paternal grandparents, Harold Watson Gowdy and Edred Truesdale –

History of Trey’s Swiss Rickenbaker ancestors –

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