Cressida Bonas

Cressida Bonas – The Serpentine Summer Party 2016 – Arrivals – Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Cressida Curzon Bonas

Place of Birth: Winchester, Hampshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 18 February, 1989

Ethnicity: English, distant Irish and Scottish, likely distant Welsh, remote French

Cressida Bonas is an English actress and model. She is the daughter of Lady Mary Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon-Howe and Jeffrey Bonas, an entrepreneur.

Through her Spencer-Churchill line, she is a first cousin, three times removed, of Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Through her maternal grandfather, Cressida is also a half-first cousin, once removed, of actress Dafne Keen.

Before marrying Cressida’s father, Cressida’s mother was married to John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, the father of model and actress Gabriella Wilde.

Cressida’s paternal grandfather was Harry George Bonas (the son of George Bonas and Alice Mary Smith). Harry was born in Coventry, West Midlands. George was the son of John Bonas and Sophy Dewis.

Cressida’s paternal grandmother was Winifred Hodgkins (the daughter of Samuel Hodgkins and Annie Spaulton). Samuel was the son of John Hodgkins and Kezia Jenks. Annie was the daughter of James Spaulton and Mary Saxton.

Cressida’s maternal grandfather was Edward Richard Assheton Penn Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (the son of Francis Richard Henry Penn Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, and of Mary Curzon, Countess Howe). Edward was born in St Georges Hanover Square, London. Francis was the son of Richard George Penn Curzon, 4th Earl Howe, and of Georgiana Elizabeth Spencer-Churchill, Countess Howe. Mary was the daughter of Montagu Curzon and Esmé Fitzroy.

Cressida’s maternal grandmother was Grace Lilian Barker Wakeling, Countess Howe (the daughter of Stephen Frederick Wakeling and Mary Anna/Ann Hartley Tarr). Stephen was the son of Edward French Wakeling and Susannah Greygoose. Mary Anna was the daughter of Cornelius John Tarr and Grace Hannah Davies, who were born in South Africa.

Sources: Genealogies of Cressida Bonas –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    she should be tagged as “South African” and even “Anglo-South African” if such thing exists.

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