Birth Name: Amanda Michael Plummer
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 23, 1957
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Northern Irish, Cornish, as well as 1/128th Swiss-French, 1/128th French-Canadian
Amanda Plummer is an American and Canadian actress. She is the daughter of Canadian actor Christopher Plummer (Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer) and American actress Tammy Grimes (Tammy Lee Grimes).
Her middle name, Michael, is after her godmother, actress Michael Learned.
Amanda’s paternal grandfather was John Orme Plummer (the son of Frank Plummer and Frances “Fannie”/Fanny Fetherstonhaugh). Amanda’s grandfather John was born in Idaho, U.S., to Canadian parents. Frank was born in Algoma, Ontario, to English parents, William H. Plummer, who was born in Mary Tavy, Devon, and Mary Elizabeth/Elisabeth Williams; he had roots in Cornwall. Amanda’s great-grandmother Frances was born in Bruce, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Irish-born parents, Francis Fetherstonhaugh/Fetherston, from County Westmeath, and Frances/Fannie Swift, from Abbeytown, County Mayo. Amanda’s great-grandmother Frances was the sister of F. B. Fetherstonhaugh (Frederick Barnard Fetherstonhaugh), a patent lawyer and agent who founded the patent agency Fetherstonhaugh & Co. The Fetherstonhaugh surname traces back to England.
Amanda’s paternal grandmother was Isabella Mary Abbott (the daughter of Arthur Edward Abbott and Marianne/Mary Ann Jane Campbell). Isabella was born in Québec, and was an artist and watercolourist. Arthur’s father, John Abbott (John Joseph Caldwell Abbott), was born in Saint-André, Lower Canada, to English parents, and was the 3rd Prime Minister of Canada, from June 16, 1891 to November 24, 1892. Arthur’s mother, Amanda’s great-great-grandmother Mary Martha Bethune, was the daughter of The Rev. John Wadden Bethune, an Anglican clergyman, who was acting principal of McGill University. Amanda’s great-grandmother Marianne was Scottish, born in Midlothian, the daughter of Alexander James Campbell and Isabella Janet Christian Stewart, who was born on Malta.
Amanda’s maternal grandfather was Luther Nichols Grimes (the son of Loring Grimes and Eva May Nichols). Luther was born in Massachusetts. Loring was the son of Luther Bingham Grimes and Marie Louisa Norwood. Eva was the daughter of Wesley D. Nichols and Angie W. Cammett.
Amanda’s maternal grandmother was Eola Willard Niles (the daughter of Guy Doncaster Niles and Vera Howard). Eola was born in Massachusetts. Guy was the son of James Philander/Philon Niles and Katherine/Catherine Frances Doncaster. Vera was the daughter of Charles Howard and Mary Willard.
Sources: Genealogy of Amanda Plummer – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Amanda’s father – http://www.wikitree.com
Genealogy of Amanda’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.thepeerage.com
Amanda’s paternal grandfather, John Orme Plummer, on the 1911 Canada Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Amanda’s paternal great-grandparents, Frank Plummer and Frances “Fannie”/Fanny Fetherstonhaugh – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Amanda’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com
Marriage record of Amanda’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, The Rev. Richard Bradford and Sarah Jeffery/Jeffrey – https://www.familysearch.org
Amanda’s maternal grandfather, Luther Nichols Grimes, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Amanda’s maternal grandmother, Eola Willard Niles, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org