Grace Jones

Grace Jones

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Birth Name: Grace Beverly Jones

Place of Birth: Spanish Town, St. Catherine, British Jamaica

Date of Birth: May 19, 1948

Ethnicity: African-Jamaican, as well as 1/16th Scottish

Grace Jones is a Jamaican supermodel, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has also been credited as Grace Mendoza.

Grace is the daughter of Marjorie Nell (Williams) and Robert Winston Jones. She is married to Atila Altaunbay. She has a son with her former partner, French graphic designer and illustrator Jean-Paul Goude.

Grace’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Patrick Jones (the son of Zephaniah Jones).

Grace’s paternal grandmother was Eugenie Theresa/Teresa Edwards (the daughter of Andrew Miller Edwards and Sarah Arabella Reid). Eugenie was born in Jericho, Saint Catherine, Jamaica. Andrew was the son of John Edwards. Sarah was the daughter of Robert Edward Reid and Gracy Ann Rodon/Roden.

Grace’s maternal grandfather was John Vincent Williams (the son of Nathaniel/Nathanael Augustus Williams and Evelyn/Evaline Epseba Solan). John was born in Spanish Town, Saint Catherine, Jamaica. Nathaniel was the son of Thomas B. Williams. Evelyn was the daughter of Daniel Solon.

Grace’s maternal grandmother was Lily Bell Beatrice Walters (the daughter of Nathaniel Walters and Caroline Beatrice Powell). Nathaniel was the son of Charles Walters. Caroline was said to be the daughter of a white father of Scottish descent, George Powell, and of a black mother.



Curious about ethnicity

7 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Isn’t she 1/16th Scottish?

  2. savanna says:

    She is the daughter of Marjorie Walters and Robert Winston Jones.

    Her paternal grandfather Arthur Patrick Jons
    Her maternal grandfather John “Dan” Williams.
    Her maternal grandmother maiden name was Walters. Grace’s great-grandmother called “Ma”, maiden name Powell, was half Scottish.

    From her book “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs”:

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