Birth Name: George Ashley Hamilton
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: September 30, 1974
Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, and German
Ashley Hamilton is an American actor, comedian, singer, and songwriter. His roles include the films Beethoven’s 2nd and Gothic Harvest (the latter of which he also directed), and the show Sunset Beach.
He is the son of actress and model Alana Stewart (born Alana Kaye Collins) and actor George Hamilton (George Stevens Hamilton). He has a daughter with his partner Renee Karalian. His younger half-sister, Kimberly Stewart, is the daughter of his mother from her re-marriage to British singer Rod Stewart.
Ashley’s paternal grandfather was George William “Spike” Hamilton (the son of Harry Fuller Hamilton and Lillian C. Gilman). George, a bandleader, was born in Newport, Orleans, Vermont, and was of mostly Colonial American (English) descent. Harry was the son of Merrill Thomas Hamilton and Clara F. Fuller. Lillian was the daughter of George C. Gilman, whose father was born in Potton, Québec, Canada, of New England ancestry; and Elizabeth Melissa Lane.
Ashley’s paternal grandmother was Anne Lucille Stevens (the daughter of Carlos Crawford Stevens and Mildred Elliott Hubbard). Anne was born in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky. Carlos was the son of Samuel George Stevens and Serena Parasade Robertson. Mildred was the daughter of Luther Rice Hubbard and Annie F. Gaines.
Ashley’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Collins.
Ashley’s maternal grandmother was Lela Katherine Gossage (the daughter of James Thomas Gossage and Mattie Lena Jeffery). James was the son of James Milton Gossage and Laura Olivia Cole. Mattie was the daughter of William Marcus “Will” Jeffrey and Ellen Kathryn/Katherine Crain.
Ashley is a half-third cousin of actor and dancer Kyle Allen. Ashley’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Merrill Thomas Hamilton, was also Kyle’s paternal great-great-grandfather.
Sources: Genealogy of Ashley Hamilton – https://www.geni.com
Genealogies of Ashley’s father – https://wc.rootsweb.com
Genealogies of Ashley’s maternal great-grandparents, James Thomas Gossage and Mattie Lena (Jeffery) Gossage – https://www.findagrave.com
Ashley’s maternal grandmother was Lela Katherine Gossage (the daughter of James Thomas Gossage and Mattie Lena Jeffery). James was the son of James Milton Gossage and Laura Olivia Cole. Mattie was the daughter of Will Jeffrey and Ellen Kathryn Cole.
Thanks. I had no idea George was descended from the New England Coffin family. Will have to do further research.
His half-sister, whose father is Rod Stewart, has a son with Benicio del Toro.
What are the chances that his forebears would have been in the USA (and Hollywood) for as long as they were and still stayed 100% English?
No way he is pure “English”, unsure why @madman forgot Hamilton and Robertson are usually Scottish surnames.
I think what Jason intended to say was of generational American background (European), English, Scottish, Scots-Irish. But it’s predominantly English.