Chrissie Hynde

Hynde in 2009, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Christine Ellen Hynde

Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 7, 1951

Ethnicity: Welsh, Scottish, English, distant Irish and German

Chrissie Hynde is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band The Pretenders.

Chrissie is the daughter of Dolores and Melville Grant “Bud” Hynde.

Chrissie has a daughter with English musician Ray Davies, of The Kinks; and a daughter with her former husband, Scottish musician, singer, and songwriter Jim Kerr, of Simple Minds.

Chrissie’s paternal grandfather was Leonard Grant Hynde (the son of Alexander Grant Hynde and Maria Johns). Leonard was born in Pennsylvania. Alexander was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of David Hynd and Mary Ann Grant. Chrissie’s great-grandmother Maria was born in Ohio, to Welsh parents.

Chrissie’s paternal grandmother was Evelyn Emza Craig (the daughter of James Thomas Craig and Alice Sonora Castello). Evelyn was born in Ohio. James was the son of Benjamin Franklin Craig and Eliza Ellen Casey. Alice was the daughter of David Andrew Castello and Emza Maria/Marie Campbell.

Chrissie’s maternal grandfather was John Seth “Jack” Roberts (the son of George Roberts and Sarah Margaret Ruby). Jack was born in Ohio.

Chrissie’s maternal grandmother was named Irene E. Irene was born in Ohio, to Welsh parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Chrissie’s father –

Chrissie’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Chrissie’s father –

Genealogy of Chrissie’s paternal grandfather, Leonard Grant Hynde –

Chrissie’s paternal grandfather, Leonard Grant Hynde, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Leonard Grant Hynde on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Chrissie’s paternal grandmother, Evelyn Emza Craig –

Genealogies of Chrissie’s paternal great-grandmother, Alice Sonora Castello –

Genealogy of Chrissie’s mother –

Chrissie’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Chrissie’s mother –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    it should be mentioned “Jim Kerr of Simple Minds”


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