Birth Name: Harry Rodger Webb
Place of Birth: Lucknow, British India (present-day India)
Date of Birth: 14 October, 1940
Ethnicity: English (mostly), 1/16 Dutch, 1/16 Welsh, either 1/16 or 1/32 Indian
Cliff Richard is an English pop singer, musician, performer, actor, and philanthropist. His father, Rodger Oscar Webb, was born in Rangoon (present-day Yangon), Burma, of English and 1/8 Dutch descent. His mother, Dorothy Marie (Dazely) Bodkin, was born in Lahore, British Raj (present-day Pakistan), of English, 1/8 Welsh, and either 1/8 or 1/16 Indian descent.
Cliff’s paternal grandfather was Frederick William Webb (the son of Thomas Benjamin Webb and Amelia Sophia Smart). Thomas was the son of Thomas Webb and Mary Taynton. Amelia was the daughter of James Smart and Amelia Emily Brill.
Cliff’s paternal grandmother was Donella Eugenie “Dewy” Woodfall (the daughter of William James Woodfall and Gertrude Eliza Jensen). William was the son of Charles Woodfall and Dorothy Graye. Gertrude was the daughter of Baron Joseph Jensen and Elizabeth Alexander. Baron Joseph was of Dutch descent.
Cliff’s maternal grandfather was William Edward Dazely (the son of Albert Edward Dazely and Daisy Haines). William was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Albert was the son of Edward Dazely and Ann Susan Crowley. Daisy was the daughter of Ernest Clause Haines and Grace Birrell.
Cliff’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Edith Bridgwater (the daughter of William Brock Bridgwater and Marie Beatrice Smith). William was the son of William Bridgwater and Martha Hennessey Walker. Marie was the daughter of George David Smith, who may have been of Welsh descent, and Emeline Josephine Rebeiro. Emeline’s father, Vitriaus Rebeiro, was Indian, from Goa. It is not clear if Emeline’s mother was also Indian.
Sources: Genealogy of Cliff Richard – http://www.geni.com
Biography of Cliff Richard – https://books.google.com.ph
Article about Cliff’s family history – http://www.dailymail.co.uk
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