Birth Name: Ireland Eliesse Baldwin
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 23, 1995
Ethnicity: English, Irish, some German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian, and French
Ireland Baldwin is an American model, actress, and animal rights advocate. She is the daughter of actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. Her uncles are actors Daniel Baldwin, William Baldwin, and Stephen Baldwin. Her cousin is model and actress Hailey Bieber. She is also known as Ireland Basinger Baldwin. She has a daughter with her partner, Portuguese-American musician RAC.
Ireland has English, Irish, and some German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian, and French, ancestry.
Both Ireland and her mother have stated that Ireland’s maternal grandmother, Ann Lee Cordell, had Cherokee Native American ancestry. At the 1990 Academy Awards, Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced Ireland’s mother Kim with, “part Cherokee Indian and part Swedish. Talk about a smorgasbord!” It is not clear if this Cherokee Native American ancestry has been verified/documented. Ireland’s maternal grandmother is listed as “White” on U.S. Censuses, as are Ireland’s maternal grandmother’s parents. Ireland’s ancestry, as far as can be documented, is non-Native American. Similarly, no Swedish ancestry appears among Kim’s genealogy.
Ireland’s paternal grandfather was Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr. (the son of Alexander Rae Baldwin and Ruth Mary Noble). Ireland’s paternal grandfather Alexander was born in New York. Ireland’s great-grandfather Alexander was the son of Sylvester Davis Baldwin and Helen Irene McNamara, who was born in England, to Irish parents. Ruth was the daughter of Leveret/Leverett David Noble and Lena Xea McCauley, who was born in Moose Creek, Ontario, Canada.
Ireland’s paternal grandmother was Carol Newcomb Martineau (the daughter of Daniel Leroy Martineau and Marion Alice Sidnam). Carol was born in New York. Daniel was the son of Henry Frazier Martineau and Ada M. Newcomb. Marion was the daughter of Irving Albert Sidnam and Mary Louise Haas.
Ireland’s maternal grandfather was Donald Wade Basinger (the son of Michael Herman Basinger, Sr. and Jessie Belle/Jessiebelle Ashley). Donald was born in South Carolina. Michael was the son of Richard Basinger and Elizabeth “Lizze” Pheby Pence. Jessie was the daughter of Clarence Allen Ashley and Carrie May Ellis.
Ireland’s maternal grandmother was Ann Lee Cordell (the daughter of James Cullen Cordell and Mamie Elizabeth Howard). Ann was born in Georgia. James was the son of James Lindsey Cordell and Morning/Mourning Ann Shiflett/Shiflet. Mamie was the daughter of John James Howard and Hannah Webb.
Sources: Genealogy of Ireland Baldwin – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Ireland’s father – https://famouskin.com
Genealogy of Ireland’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com
Genealogy of Ireland’s paternal grandfather, Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr. (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com
Ireland’s paternal great-grandmother, Marion Alice Sidnam, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ireland’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Irving Albert Sidnam, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy and obituary of Ireland’s maternal grandparents, Donald Wade Basinger and Ann Lee (Cordell) Basinger – http://www.findagrave.com
Ireland’s maternal grandmother, Ann Lee Cordell, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ireland’s maternal great-grandparents, James Cullen Cordell and Mamie Elizabeth Howard, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ireland’s maternal great-grandfather, James Cullen Cordell, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ireland’s maternal great-grandmother, Mamie Elizabeth Howard, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org