Chris de Burgh

de Burgh in 2011, pic by prphotos

Birth Name: Christopher John Davison

Place of Birth: Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina

Date of Birth: October 15, 1948

Ethnicity: English, Irish, some Scottish and Northern Irish, and 1/64th Swedish

Chris de Burgh is a British and Irish singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the son of Maeve/Maeva Emily de Burgh, a secretary, and Colonel Charles John Davison, a diplomat. His daughter is actress, singer, writer, model, and beauty queen Rosanna Davison.

Chris father is British, and his mother is Irish. Chris’ mother’s Fock line goes back to his great-great-great-great-grandfather, Johann Henrik Fock, who was born in Slota, Skaraborgs län, Sweden, thus making Chris of 1/64th Swedish descent.

Chris’ paternal grandfather was Harry Walton Davison (the son of William Davison and Louisa James).

Chris’ paternal grandmother was named Ivy Sumner Potts.

Chris’ maternal grandfather was Eric de Burgh (the son of Thomas John de Burgh and Emily Anne Fock). Eric was a British Army officer, who was born in Oldtown, Kildare, Ireland. Thomas was the son of Thomas Burgh and Jane Campbell-Graham. Emily was the daughter of John Henry Edward Fock and Sophia Charlotte Burton.

Chris’ maternal grandmother was Mary Fanshawe (the daughter of Edward Arthur Fanshawe and Frances Ann Rose Higginson). Edward was born in Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, England, to Henry Leighton Fanshawe and Ellen Thomson. Frances was the daughter of James Macaulay Higginson and Olivia Nichola Dobbs.

Sources: Genealogy of Chris de Burgh –

Genealogy of Chris’ mother –

1 Response

  1. Manila says:

    I suggest to add his daughter Rosanna Davison to this site.

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