Birth Name: Elena Jane Goulding
Place of Birth: Hereford, Herefordshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 30 December, 1986
Ethnicity: English, small amount of Welsh
Ellie Goulding is an English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
Ellie is the daughter of Tracey and Arthur E. J. Goulding. She is married to art dealer Caspar Jopling, with whom she has one child.
Ellie has been incorrectly described as being Jewish on several websites; she is not of Jewish ancestry.
Ellie’s paternal grandfather was Charles Raymond “Ray” Goulding (the son of John Charles Goulding and Lucy Trigg). Charles was born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, England, and was a newspaper editor. John was the son of Joshua Goulding and Adeliza Imm. Lucy was the daughter of David Trigg and Sarah Ann Acton.
Ellie’s paternal grandmother was Doris Jean Evans (the daughter of Arthur Samuel Evans and Emily Farr). Doris was born in Bromyard, Herefordshire, England. Emily was the daughter of James Farr and Emily Pritchard, who was Welsh.
Ellie’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Clark.
Sources: Genealogy of Ellie Goulding (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Ellie’s paternal grandfather, Charles Raymond “Ray” Goulding – https://www.herefordtimes.com
Some of the Geni.com information appears to be inaccurate….
Paternal grandfather: Charles Raymond Goulding (1915-2002) the son of John Charles Goulding (1884-1973) and Lucy Trigg (1892). John was the son of Joshua Goulding and Adeliza Imm. Lucy was the daughter of David Trigg and Sarah Ann Acton.
Paternal grandmother: Doris Jean Evans (1928-2015) was the daughter of Arthur Samuel Evans and Emily Farr. Emily was the daughter of James Farr and Welsh mother Emily Pritchard.
To the admins of this website, in all seriousness how do we know Neil Tennant doesn’t know something that we don’t? If all that is listed is her paternal grandfathers ancestors and paternal grandmothers name shouldn’t we take Neil Tennant’s claims seriously
Mazel Tov to her! I don’t remember getting an invitation to this Bat Mitzvah? Must have got lost in the mail :(
Eleanor Bron, really? What’s the source for any of what you just said?