Cressida Bonas

by madman on February 24, 2018

Cressida Bonas – The Serpentine Summer Party 2016 – Arrivals – Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Cressida Curzon Bonas

Place of Birth: Winchester, Hampshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 18 February, 1989

Ethnicity: English, distant Irish and Scottish, likely distant Welsh

Cressida Bonas is an English actress and model. She is the daughter of Lady Mary Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon-Howe and Jeffrey Bonas, an entrepreneur.

Through her Spencer-Churchill line, she is a first cousin, three times removed, of Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Through her maternal grandfather, Cressida is also a half-first cousin, once removed, of actress Dafne Keen.

Before marrying Cressida’s father, Cressida’s mother was married to John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, the father of model and actress Gabriella Wilde.

Cressida’s paternal grandfather was Harry George Bonas (the son of George Bonas and Alice Mary Smith). George was the son of John Bonas and Sophy Dewis.

Cressida’s paternal grandmother was Winifred Hodgkins (the daughter of Samuel Hodgkins and Annie Spaulton). Samuel was the son of John Hodgkins and Kezia Jenks. Annie was the daughter of James Spaulton and Mary Saxton.

Cressida’s maternal grandfather was Edward Richard Assheton Penn Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (the son of Francis Richard Henry Penn Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, and of Mary Curzon, Countess Howe). Francis was the son of Richard George Penn Curzon, 4th Earl Howe, and of Georgiana Elizabeth Spencer-Churchill, Countess Howe. Mary was the daughter of Montagu Curzon and Esmé Fitzroy.

Cressida’s maternal grandmother was Grace Lilian Barker Wakeling, Countess Howe (the daughter of Stephen Frederick Wakeling and Mary Anna Hartley Tarr). Stephen was the son of Edward French Wakeling and Susannah Greygoose. Mary Anna was the daughter of Cornelius John Tarr and Grace Hannah Davies, who were both born in South Africa.

Sources: Genealogies of Cressida Bonas – https://www.geni.com


Michelle Collins

by Manila on February 24, 2018

Michelle Collins – Look Good Feel Better Launch Champagne Reception – Arrivals – Anna Casa Interiors – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michelle Danielle Collins

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

Date of Birth: 28 May, 1962

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Ashkenazi Jewish

Michelle Collins is a British actress and television presenter.

Her biological father is English. Her mother, Mary Josephine Collins, is Welsh. Michelle has a daughter her former partner, Fabrizio Tassalini.

One of her grandfathers was Jack Horton. Jack was a Belgian Jewish-born Welsh professional boxer, from Antwerp, who emigrated to the United Kingdom, and was adopted by the Horton family at the age of five in 1915.

Sources: News articles about Michelle’s ancestry – http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Birth record of Michelle Collins – https://www.thesun.co.uk


Kaycee Stroh

by stlucas on February 24, 2018

KayCee Stroh – “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure” VIP Reception Blu-Ray & DVD Release Party Hosted by Ashley Tisdale – Arrivals – Soho House, 9200 Sunset Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 29, 1984

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Welsh, Danish

Kaycee Stroh is an American actress, singer, and dancer.

Kaycee is the daughter of Cindy (Herrick) and Bruce Stroh. She is married to Ben Higginson, with whom she has two children.

Kaycee’s paternal grandfather was named John Edward Stroh.

Kaycee’s paternal grandmother was Opal Cummins (the daughter of Joseph Ernest Cummins and Leola/Leota Horne). Joseph was born in England. Leola was the daughter of Joseph Leo Horne and Flora Diana Bean.

Kaycee’s maternal grandfather was Leland Paul Herrick (the son of Nelson Leland Herrick and Emma Rosetta Tucker). Nelson was the son of Nelson Amos Herrick, whose mother was Welsh, and of Rachael/Rachel Lucinda Browning. Emma’s mother, Mary Christensen, was Danish.

Kaycee’s maternal grandmother was Julie Ann/Anne Pyper (the daughter of Edward Gerald Pyper and Louise Paxman). Edward was the son of Robert Gardner Pyper, whose parents were Scottish, and of Martha Ann Jones. Louise was the daughter of J. W. Paxman and Julia Sudbury.

Sources: Obituary of Kaycee’s paternal grandmother, Opal (Cummins) Stroh – http://www.deseretnews.com

Obituary of Kaycee’s maternal grandfather, Leland Paul Herrick – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Kaycee’s maternal grandmother, Julie Ann/Anne (Pyper) Herrick – http://www.larkinmortuary.com

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Aaron Burr

by follers on February 20, 2018

Date of Birth: February 6, 1756

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, British America

Date of Death: September 14, 1836

Place of Death: Staten Island, New York

Ethnicity: English, as well as distant Welsh

Aaron Burr was an American politician. A member of the Democratic-Republican Party, he was the third Vice President of the United States, from March 4, 1801 to March 4, 1805. He was elected to the position in 1800. He was also Attorney General of New York, from September 29, 1789 to November 8, 1791, and a U.S. Senator from New York, from March 4, 1791 to March 3, 1797. In 1804, he killed politician Alexander Hamilton in a duel, for which he was never tried.

He was a Democratic-Republican Party candidate for President of the United States in 1796 and 1800. He received an electoral vote for President from a faithless elector in the 1792 election.

Vice President Burr was the son of Esther (Edwards) Burr and The Rev. Aaron Burr, Sr., a Presbyterian minister, who was the second President of Princeton University, from 1748 to 1757.

Vice President Burr was married to Theodosia Bartow Prevost, until her death, and to Eliza Jumel, until their divorce, finalized on the day of his death. He had at least seven children, including two with Theodosia, and two with his East Indian servant, Mary Emmons.

Vice President Burr’s paternal grandfather was Daniel Burr (the son of Jehu Burr and Esther Ward). Daniel was born in Connecticut. Jehu was born in Lavenham, Suffolk, England. Esther was the daughter of Andrew Ward, who was born in Homersfield, Suffolk, England, and of Hester Sherman, who was born in Dedham, Essex, England.

Vice President Burr’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Pinckney (the daughter of Phillip Pinckney and Jane Phippen). Elizabeth was born in Connecticut. Phillip was born in Dinton, Wiltshire, England, the son of Philip Pinckney and Margaret Gough. Jane was the daughter of The Rev. George Fitzpen/Phippen and Joan Rie Penrose, who were born in Weymouth, Dorset, England.

Vice President Burr’s maternal grandfather was The Rev. Jonathan Edwards, a revivalist preacher, philosopher, and Congregationalist Protestant theologian (the son of The Rev. Timothy Edwards and Esther Stoddard). The Rev. Jonathan was born in Connecticut. The Rev. Timothy was the son of Richard Edwards and Elizabeth Tuttle, and was of English and Welsh descent. Esther was of English descent, and was the daughter of The Rev. Solomon Stoddard and Esther Warham. The Rev. Solomon’s maternal uncle was Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet, for whom Downing Street, the U.K. Prime Minister’s residence, is named.

Vice President Burr’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Pierpont (the daughter of The Rev. James Pierpont and Mary Hooker). Sarah was born in Massachusetts. The Rev. James was the son of John Pierpont, who was born in London, Middlesex, England, and of Thankful Stowe, who was born in Biddenden, Kent, England. Mary was the daughter of The Rev. Samuel Hooker, whose parents were English, and of Mary Willet, whose father was born in Barley, Hertfordshire, England and whose mother was born in Plymouth, Devon, England.

Source: Genealogy of Vice President Aaron Burr – https://www.geni.com


Matt Ryan

by follers on February 13, 2018

Matt Ryan – 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards – Arrivals – The Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com 

Birth Name: Matthew Darren Evans

Place of Birth: Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

Date of Birth: 11 April, 1981

Ethnicity: Welsh, at least 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish

Matt Ryan is a Welsh actor. He is the son of Maria and Steve Evans. His mother runs the Maria Evans dance school.

Matt’s maternal grandfather is Alec Dennis Dubens (the son of Victor Dubensky/Dubens and Rita G. Phillips). Victor was a Jewish emigrant, from Odessa, then in the Russian Empire, now in Ukraine, and was the son of Morris Dubensky and Hannah.

Matt’s maternal grandmother is named Mary T. Bishop.

Source: Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-grandfather, Victor Dubensky/Duben – https://www.geni.com