Ulster-Scots

Ian Dury

by madman on March 15, 2018

Birth Name: Ian Robins Dury

Date of Birth: 12 May, 1942

Place of Birth: Hendon, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Death: March 27, 2000

Place of Death: London, England

Ethnicity: English, Ulster-Scots/Northern Irish

Ian Dury was an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He was the son of Margaret Cuthbertson “Peggy” (Walker), a health visitor, and William George Dury, a bus driver and former boxer.

Ian’s maternal grandparents were John Walker (the son of John Walker) and Mary Ellen Polloc.

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Alexander Armstrong

by madman on October 16, 2017

Alexander Armstrong – Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards 2017 – Arrivals – Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong

Place of Birth: Rothbury, Northumberland North Second, Northumberland, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 2 March, 1970

Ethnicity: English, some Irish and Ulster-Scots, distant Scottish

Alexander Armstrong is an English comedian, actor, television presenter, and singer. He is one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, alongside Ben Miller.

Alexander is the son of Emma Virginia Peronnet Thompson-McCausland and Henry Angus Armstrong, a physician. He is married to Hannah Bronwen Snow, with whom he has four children.

Alexander’s paternal grandfather was Reginald Armstrong (the son of Henry Armstrong and Maud Clapham). Henry was the son of Henry Armstrong and Elizabeth Burnett. Maud was the daughter of Henry Clapham and Esther Mary Watson.

Alexander’s paternal grandmother was Phyllis Alison Fenwick (the daughter of James Charles Fenwick and Margaret Beatrice Wilson). James was the son of John Charles James Fenwick and Frances Eleanor Burrell. Margaret was the daughter of William Wilson and Margaret Dawson.

Alexander’s maternal grandfather was Lucius Perronet Thompson-McCausland (the son of John Perronet Thompson and Ada Lucia Tyrrell). John was the son of Vincent Thomas Thompson and Eleanor Wade. Ada was the daughter of Irish parents, Robert Yelverton Tyrrell and Ada Shaw.

Alexander’s maternal grandmother was Helen Laura McCausland (the daughter of Maurice Marcus McCausland and Eileen Leslie Ogilby). Maurice was the son of Connolly Thomas McCausland, who was born in Ireland, to an Irish father and an English mother, and of Laura St. John. Eileen was the daughter of Robert Alexander Ogilby, who was Northern Irish, and of Helen Sarah Wheeler.

Sources: Genealogies of Alexander Armstrong – https://www.geni.com
http://www.thepeerage.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://gw.geneanet.org

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Stanley Bruce

by madman on September 29, 2016

Birth Name: Stanley Melbourne Bruce

Date of Birth: April 15, 1883

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: August 25, 1967

Place of Death: London, England

Ethnicity: Ulster-Scots/Scottish

Stanley Bruce was an Australian politician. He served as Prime Minister of Australia, from 9 February, 1923 to 22 October, 1929. He was also Treasurer of Australia, from 21 December, 1921 to 8 February, 1923, and Leader of the Nationalist Party, from 9 February, 1923 to 22 October, 1929, among other duties.

Prime Minister Bruce was the son of Mary Ann (Henderson) and John Munro Bruce, a businessperson. His father was born in Brooklawn, County Leitram, Ireland. His mother was born in County Longford, Ireland. All of his grandparents were Scottish.

Prime Minister Bruce’s parents were first cousins of one another; his grandmothers, Mary and Jessie Munro, were sisters.

Prime Minister Bruce’s paternal grandfather was George Williamson Bruce (the son of William Bruce and Ann Williamson). William was the son of Alexander Bruce and Janet Gail. Ann was the daughter of George Williamson.

Prime Minister Bruce’s paternal grandmother was Mary Munro (the daughter of John Munro and Ann McLeod Braid). John was the son of James Munro and Ann Taylor. Prime Minister Bruce’s great-grandmother Ann was the daughter of John Braid and Katherine Porterfield.

Prime Minister Bruce’s maternal grandfather was James Henderson (the son of James Henderson and Bridget).

Prime Minister Bruce’s paternal grandmother was Jessie Munro (the daughter of John Munro and Ann McLeod Braid). John was the son of James Munro and Ann Taylor. Prime Minister Bruce’s great-grandmother Ann was the daughter of John Braid and Katherine Porterfield.

Source: Genealogy of Stanley Bruce – http://www.wikitree.com

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Arthur Fadden

by madman on September 27, 2016

Birth Name: Arthur William Fadden

Date of Birth: April 13, 1894

Place of Birth: Ingham, Queensland, Australia

Date of Death: April 21, 1973

Place of Death: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Ethnicity: Irish, Ulster-Scots (Northern Irish)

Arthur Fadden was an Australian politician. He served as Prime Minister of Australia, from 29 August, 1941 to 7 October, 1941. He was also Treasurer of Australia, from 28 October, 1940 to 6 October, 1941, and again from 19 December, 1949 to 9 December, 1958, Leader of the Opposition, from 7 October, 1941 to 23 September, 1943, and Leader of the Country Party, from 12 March, 1941 to 26 March, 1958, among other duties.

Prime Minister Fadden was the son of Hannah (Moorhead) and Richard Fadden, a police officer. His father was Irish, from Galway, Ireland. His mother was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and was from a Protestant background.

Prime Minister Fadden’s paternal grandparents were Anthony Fadden (the son of Anthony Fadden) and Anne Hanna.

Prime Minister Fadden’s maternal grandparents were Thomas Moorhead (the son of James Moorhead and Elizabeth Ferguson) and Matilda Moorhead (the daughter of Henry Moorhead).

Source: Genealogy of Arthur Fadden – http://www.wikitree.com

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John McEwen

by madman on September 25, 2016

Date of Birth: March 29, 1900

Place of Birth: Chiltern, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: November 20, 1980

Place of Death: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ethnicity:
*50% Ulster-Scots (Northern Irish)
*37.5% English
*12.5% Irish

John McEwen was an Australian politician. He served as Prime Minister of Australia, from 19 December, 1967 to 10 January, 1968. He was also Leader of the Country Party, from 26 March, 1958 to 5 February, 1971, and the 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, from 10 January, 1968 to 5 February, 1971, among other duties.

Prime Minister McEwen was the son of Amy Ellen (Porter) and David James McEwen, a pharmacist. At age seven, his father died, and he was raised by his grandmother. His father was born in Mountnorris, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His mother, who was Australian, was of three quarters English and one quarter Irish ancestry.

Prime Minister McEwen’s paternal grandparents were William Henry McEwen (the son of Samuel McEwen) and Margaret Brush (the daughter of James Brush).

Prime Minister McEwen’s maternal grandparents were Silas Porter (the son of Naham Porter and Elizabeth Bywater) and Ellen Cook (the daughter of Christopher Cook and Ellen Considine). Silas was born in Ambaston, Derbyshire, England. Prime Minister McEwen’s grandmother Ellen was born in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, to an English father and an Irish mother.

Source: Genealogy of John McEwen – http://www.wikitree.com

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