Birth Name: Errol Leslie Flynn
Date of Birth: 20 June, 1909
Place of Birth: Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia
Date of Death: 14 October, 1959
Place of Death: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ethnicity: Irish, Scottish, English
Errol Flynn was an Australian, and later also American, actor.
Errol was born in Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia, the son of Lily Mary (Young) and Theodore Thomson Flynn, a lecturer and professor. He became a U.S. citizen in 1942.
He was married to American actress Patrice Wymore, until his death. He had a son with his former wife, French-born actress Lili Damita, two children with his former wife, American actress and socialite Nora Eddington, and a daughter with Patricia. With Nora, his grandson is actor Sean Flynn. With Patricia, his grandson is actor Luke Flynn.
Errol’s paternal grandfather was John Thompson/Thomas Flynn (the son of Daniel Flynn and Elizabeth Craddock). John was born in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, to parents from Tipperary, Munster, Ireland. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Craddock and Julia Bourke.
Errol’s paternal grandmother was named Jessie B. Thomson. Jessie was born in Manning River, New South Wales, Australia.
Errol’s maternal grandfather was Capt. Frederick George Young (the son of Robert George Young and Elizabeth White). Capt. Frederick was born in Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales. Elizabeth was born in West Haddon, Northamptonshire, England, the daughter of Robert White and Rebecca Turner.
Errol’s maternal grandmother was Annie Edith Madden (the daughter of William Edie Madden and Mary Hennessy). Annie was born in Victoria. William was born in Holborn, London, Middlesex, England.
Errol was sometimes said to have been a descendant of midshipman Edward “Ned” Young, a mutineer who participated in the HMS Bounty incident, and of Ned’s Tahitian wife Mauatua. It appears that this genealogical link is not accurate.
Sources: Genealogy of Errol Flynn – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Errol Flynn (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Death records of Errol’s maternal grandparents, Capt. Frederick George Young and Annie Edith Madden – https://www.findagrave.com