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’s paternal grandfather was James Woodward (the son of Richard Woodward and Mary Holmes). James was from 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 from 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.
Tom’s maternal grandmother was Ada Osman (the daughter of Henry Osman 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
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