Tom Jones

Birth Name: Thomas Jones Woodward

Place of Birth: Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorganshire, Wales

Date of Birth: 7 June, 1940

Ethnicity: English, Welsh

Tom Jones is a legendary Welsh soul singer and actor. He is the son of Freda (Jones) and Thomas John Woodward.

Tom’s paternal grandparents were both English, though Tom’s father may have had a small amount of Welsh ancestry. Tom’s mother was of Welsh and English descent.

Tom is known for his blue eyes and curly black hair, although it is now mostly gray.

Tom was married to Linda, until her death. The couple has a son.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was James Woodward (the son of Richard Woodward and Mary Holmes). James was born in Snowshill, Gloucestershire, England, and moved to Wales. Richard was the son of William Woodward and Hannah Workman. Mary was the daughter of Thomas Holmes and Sarah Griffiths or Pinching.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Annie Gane (the daughter of John Gane and Elizabeth Ford). Annie was born in Box, Wiltshire, England, and moved to Wales. John was the son of George Gane and Sarah Falkner. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Ford and Jane.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was Albert Rhys Jones (the son of Rees Jones and Alice Harris). Albert was of Welsh descent, and was born in Cardiff St. John, Glamorgan, Wales.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Ada Osman/Osmond (the daughter of Henry Osman/Osmond and Jane Mills). Ada was born in Pontypridd, Wales, to English parents, her father from Somerset and her mother from Wiltshire. Henry was the son of Mark Osman and Charlotte Owens.

Sources: Family history of Tom Jones – http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Genealogy of Tom Jones – https://www.geni.com

Tom’s paternal grandparents, James Woodward and Annie Gane, on the 1901 England and Wales Census – https://familysearch.org

Tom’s maternal grandmother, Ada Osman/Osmond, on the 1901 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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64 Responses

  1. typepope says:

    English/Welsh guy that loves tanning.
    Nothing else to see here.
    Have fun trolls……

  2. andrew says:

    Tom’s paternal grandfather on England and Wales Census, 1901:

    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSM2-8XG

  3. neiltennant says:

    he had hired people who will research his ancestry

    therefore it is very likely that he is black

    after all the years he now has doubts about his white ancestry

    it is possible that he is part black

    shirley bassey has also black ancestry so why not

  4. PB1897 says:

    I highly doubt he has any African ancestry, he probably represents a more archaic (pre-celtic/germanic) phenotype of the British Isles.

    • PB1897 says:

      (Message was deleted?) I agree with Alice, his supposed ‘exoticness’ is over-exaggerated and as pointed out most of his ancestry is English. People on the internet seem to think that the Welsh are ‘darker’ than the rest of Britain, which I haven’t noticed anytime I’ve been there. People of the British Isles aren’t a lost Iberian tribe (internet myth), aside from each other we’re genitically closest to the Dutch, Belgians, Northern French etc. (of course all European populations are relatively close). Also in a phenotypical sense people seem to think dark hair or brown eyes on Britons (or Northern Europeans in general for that matter) is strange or impossible, which is just false.

      • memphis says:

        Not all Europeans are the same in phenotype and genetics. Southern Europe and the Balkans are very genetically diverse and can be very dasrk skinned. In ancient Roman time some of their soldiers were of African descent that settled in Britain. In Yorkshire there are people with certain surnames that carry the y DNA haplogroup A that originates in Africa.

        • fuzzybear44 says:

          Apparently there were a lot of black or mixed black people in ancient England. They have been digging up remains of black and mixed blacks, and storing in them in vaults in British museums. (The Lant Street teenager) is one of the new mixed blacks they unpacked, I mean unearthed

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            @Andrew

            Man bless you. We’ve debated what a 149 times now , were you hoping that the 150th would be your charm? You and that website(which seems to be racist) lose any credibility when you use people like Arthur Kemp a well known White supremacist as a source:
            https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2011/07/12/white-supremacist-arthur-kemp-reprinting-forgotten-racist-texts

            Black people and people of partial African ancestry are known to have been all over Europe (yes England to)for thousands of years. They were the first people in Europe , so You and Kemp can try all you want, but you can’t change that fact. However if placing racist websites, bloggers, an white supremacists on here make you feel good , then go head

          • andrew says:

            yes, that is a “racist” site (I actually never heard Kemp before or ever read that site) but the article is right about the so-called “Lant Street teenager”, for what we know calling her “new mixed black” (!) is a bit ridiculous, as saying “a lot of black or mixed blacks” (how many ones?) in England. Also don’t play the racism card again because you’re biased as s**t, you should focus more beyond Afrocentric stuff, dear factual historian.

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            @Andrew

            Quote(yes, that is a “racist” site (I actually never heard Kemp before or ever read that site)

            The only thing ridiculous here, is your attempt to cover up your 150th screw-up . You expect the people of this site as well as myself, to believe you didn’t know that was a racist website or that you didn’t know Arthur Kemp was a white supremacist. That tell me and anyone with a IQ higher than a carrot , that you’re either incompetent or lazy , or worse case scenario (both )

            You’re telling me you speak on a topic without knowing anything about the subject, OH WAIT, YOU DO THAT ALL THE TIME

            Quote(Afrocentric )

            You keep using that word, is it supposed to do something?

            Here let me try(Afrocentric , Afrocentric , Afrocentric , Afrocentric ,Afrocentric , Afrocentric ) nope, didn’t do a thing. I didn’t melt or anything. Tell your white supremacist buddies like Kemp It must not work.

            Quote(the article is right about the so-called “Lant Street teenager”, for what we know calling her “new mixed black” (!) is a bit ridiculous, as saying “a lot of black or mixed blacks” (how many ones?) in England)

            I do understand that over the time that we’ve debated, that you may forget things. There have been other stories about African or people of partial African ancestry skeletal remains in England example:
            http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art474162-beachy-head-lady-was-young-sub-saharan-roman-with-good-teeth-say-archaeologists

            The Mansell Street Man
            (who is in the same group as the The Lant Street Teenager)

            http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/fairford-sub-sahara-africa-skeleton-gloucestershire-507102

            And I forgot the
            The ivory bangle lady :
            https://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/feb/26/roman-york-skeleton

            These are just some I can remember off the top of my head there are others I ‘ve put on the site before. So no not just one

            Quote(Also don’t play the racism card again )

            Again? I never called you a racist before, others have but not me. However if I was to call you one, I think after today, I would be more than justified.

            1. After all,you’re the one putting racist websites on here, and using White supremacists as your sources.

            2. You’re usually the first one to give a negative comment about anything a black member of this site says even when you know nothing about the topic(WHICH IS NOT USUAL FOR YOU).

            3. You pick website just because it says something opposite of what a black member has stated(WHICH YOU PROVED TODAY)

            Quote(you’re biased as s**t)

            You’re right, I am bias, when it comes to Historical Facts. I longer swallow Eurocentric propaganda that you’ve been breastfed on.

            Quote(you should focus more beyond Afrocentric stuff, dear factual historian)

            Maybe you should just focus on football, a leave intellectual stuff to us adults

          • andrew says:

            Would you believe or not, I didn’t know that site, and Kemp was and is a nobody to me (I focus more on football as you know). The heart of the matter is that the British press has created the idea of a “multicultural society” because of a handful of skeletons living in an environment made by thousands of people. Also the DNA from these new finds leads mostly to North Africa or other Roman provinces so that is not a big deal.

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            @Andrew

            Quote(Would you believe or not, I didn’t know that site, and Kemp was and is a nobody to me )

            Well see you proved my point. You only chose that site because its headline, said the opposite of what I was saying. You didn’t check out the source of the people who was saying it, just as long as they said the opposite of me , that was good enough for you.It’s not the first time you’ve done that, you’ve made a habit of it since you’ve been here on the site.. As a matter of fact anytime a black member of the site saying anything, you go far and beyond to try an oppose it, and(99.9% of the time, you have no idea of what you are talking about). You might not want to be label a racist, but you seem to share the same mental mindset as one

            Quote(The heart of the matter is that the British press has created the idea of a “multicultural society” because of a handful of skeletons living in an environment made by thousands of people.)

            I know it’s hard for you to accept, that those people at that museum, may actually know more than you do. You say a handful of skeletons, but what you’re missing, is that those remains aren’t supposed to be there in the first place. The old teachings, say only white people were ever in England.. They also founded Chinese remains there.

            Quote(Also the DNA from these new finds leads mostly to North Africa or other Roman provinces so that is not a big deal.)

            If it wasn’t a big deal, you wouldn’t have tried to oppose it. Also the North Africa of today is much different than the one in the past. The Greeks and Romans dealt with North African Blacks, that’s just a fact. Greeks and Romans were very familiar with the black people in their society, lots historical evidence shows this , whether you want to accept it or not

  5. neiltennant says:

    update update update update

    So many newspapers reported that he hired tons of people to research his ethnic background..

    all over the years he was confronted with the question if he has some african genes.

    Now he has enough and will research his background….

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