Beauden Barrett

Birth Name: Beauden John Barrett

Place of Birth: New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

Date of Birth: 27 May, 1991

Ethnicity: English, Irish, more distant Cornish

Beauden Barrett is a New Zealand rugby union player. In 2016 and 2017, he won the World Rugby Player of the Year award.

Beauden is the son of Robyn (Sinclair) and Kevin “Smiley” Barrett, a farmer and rugby player. He has seven siblings, including current All Blacks rugby players Jordie Barrett and Scott Barrett, and retired rugby player Kane Barrett.

Several of Beauden’s distant maternal ancestors were convicts, sent from the British Isles to Norfork Island in the Pacific Ocean. His fifth great-grandmother’s brother was John Pascoe Fawkner, an early pioneer, businessperson, and politician, who is considered a founder of Melbourne, Australia. John’s mother was of Cornish descent.

Beauden’s paternal grandfather was named Edward Michael “Ted” Barrett. Beauden’s father has stated that his own father’s grandparents were Irish.

Beauden’s paternal grandmother is named Mary.

Beauden’s maternal grandfather is named Bob Sinclair.

Beauden’s maternal grandmother was Barbara Joyce Redin (the daughter of Reginald Balfour Redin and Evelyn Mary Richardson). Reginald was the son of Thomas Redin and Bertha Louisa Ginn, who was born in Tasmania, Australia, in a family of former convicts. Evelyn was the daughter of Frederick Richardson and Isabella Emma Lethbridge, whose own mother was English, from Berkshire.

Sources: Genealogy of Beauden Barrett (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Beauden’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Bertha Louisa Ginn (through Bertha’s brother, Andrew Arthur Ginn) – https://www.wikitree.com

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