Jessie Ware

BRIT Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Ware in 2013, photo by

Birth Name: Jessica Lois Ware

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 15 October, 1984

*English (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Jessie Ware is a British singer, songwriter, and broadcaster.

Jessie is the daughter of Helena (Keell) and John Ware, a BBC Panorama reporter. Her father is of English, non-Jewish, background. Her mother is Jewish. Jessie was raised Jewish. She is the sister of actress and model Hannah Ware.

Jessie is married to Sam Burrows, with whom she has three children.

Jessie’s maternal grandfather was named Alfred Morley Keell (the son of of a father surnamed Rosenberg, and of Minnie Rutenberg). Alfred was born in Belfast, Ireland, now Northern Ireland, to Jewish parents, from Ukraine/Russia. Minnie was the daughter of Edith.

Jessie’s maternal grandmother was named Cecelia Newton.


Jessie’s maternal grandfather, Alfred Morley Keell, on the 1911 Irish Census –

1 Response

  1. Manila says:

    Jessie’s maternal grandparents were surnamed Keell and Newton.

    Birth record of Jessie’s mother –

    Same applies to her sister

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