Place of Birth: Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 1, 1971
Julianne Nicholson is an American actress. Her roles include the films The Love Letter, Tully (2000), Seeing Other People, Kinsey, Two Weeks, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Keep the Lights On, August: Osage County, Black Mass, Ten Thousand Saints, Novitiate, Togo, and Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, and the series Ally McBeal, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, and Mare of Easttown.
Julianne is the daughter of Kate and James O. Nicholson, Jr. She is married to English actor Jonathan Cake, with whom she has two children.
Julianne’s paternal grandfather was James Owen Nicholson (the son of James Joseph Nicholson and Ellen/Eileen Cecilia Dinan). Julianne’s great-grandfather James was born in Massachusetts, the son of Irish parents, Owen J. Nicholson and Margaret Ferguson. Ellen was also of Irish descent, and was the daughter of John Dinan and Mary Ellen Sullivan.
Julianne’s paternal grandmother was Marjorie Agnes Carraher (the daughter of Louis F. Carraher and Eva F. Gilbert). Marjorie was born in Massachusetts. Louis was born in Canada, the son of Francis Carraher, whose own parents were Irish.
Julianne’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Burke Gilday (the son of Charles Aloyissus/Aloysius Gilday, Jr. and Helen Elizabeth Burke). Thomas was born in Illinois. Charles was the son of Charles Aloyissus Gilday and Margaret A. Houlihan, who were born in Massachusetts, both of them to Irish parents. Helen also had Irish ancestry, and was the daughter of Thomas Henry Burke and Sarah E. Coyle.
Julianne’s maternal grandmother was Frances Marion Briggs (the daughter of Elmer Leroy Briggs and Marion T. Roche). Frances was born in Massachusetts. Elmer was the son of George C. Briggs and Emma Francis Goldthwait, and had English ancestry. Julianne’s great-grandmother Marion was the daughter of David Aloysius Roche and Mary Jane Frances Garland, who were of Irish descent.
Sources: Marriage record of Julianne’s paternal great-grandparents, James Joseph Nicholson and Ellen/Eileen Cecilia Dinan – https://www.familysearch.org
Julianne’s paternal great-grandfather, James Joseph Nicholson, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Julianne’s paternal grandmother, Marjorie Agnes Carraher, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Julianne’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Burke Gilday, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Julianne’s maternal great-great-grandparents, George C. Briggs and Emma Francis Goldthwait – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Julianne’s maternal great-great-grandparents, David Aloysius Roche and Mary Jane Frances Garland – https://www.familysearch.org
I see this syndrome all the time among Hollywood actors and others, both famous and non-famous, who have little to no English ancestry, who marry or otherwise have kids with someone from England who is fully or overwhelmigly (with maybe a tiny bit of Scottish, Welsh, German, Cornish and or Irish at al so far back it doesn’t matter) of English extraction. At this point, all the full blooded English (let’s say, people whose ancestry in England all goes back well before the Age of Exploration) seem to have married yanks and others, meaning that those like them are, for all intents and purposes, in every place *but* England. England should be the most English place on the planet… but the English don’t seem to care, they don’t seem to see beyond someone’s birthplace as far as being English, Scottish, Welsh and so on. It’s sad really.
So, what would be the criterion that defines a subject as “purely” English? If we compare the English with the rest of the British (Welsh, Scottish) and even the Irish, we realize that they are the most mixed. If we take an analysis from Y-DNA haplogroups, where we can have a clear view of the main population movements throughout history, the R1b (predominant haplogroup among male populations throughout Western Europe) originating in Great Britain and Ireland, the haplogroups R-L21 and R-DF13, highlights the point I raised, the English are precisely the group that has less of these haplogroups compared to the other British and Irish, mainly in the eastern regions (London, Southeast, East , East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humbler), but this was probably not always the case, it may be that at some point in antiquity, they still had extremely similar amounts uniformly to those of their compatriots, but we know that today the English have a high percentage of the haplogroup R1b- U106, which associated the populations of Germanic Europe. Contrary to what many people think, Germanic DNA arrived in Great Britain long before the Vikings or Anglo-Saxon invasions, probably through a migratory flow from Central Europe, which began sometime in Antiquity (between 4000-500 BC), where these flows would eventually have brought Celtic culture to Great Britain, and considering that the Britonic branch was P-Celtic, as well as Gaulish, these populations that arrived in what is now England, had large amounts of R1b-U106 , probably being Germanic groups Celtified by the Gauls, that is, Celto-Germanics, and among these groups were the Belgian tribes, which Julius Caesar during his campaign in Britannia compared to the Britons. The invasions after the Roman period only increased what already existed among what would become the English population. In conclusion, I return to the question: what would be the criterion that defines a subject as purely English? Would it be a more cultural or genetic criterion (relating to the ancient Britons)? After all, England, in a way, has always been subject to migration.
Wow, that’s a lot of research, well done!
But like I said before, “…full blooded English (let’s say, people whose ancestry in England all goes back well before the Age of Exploration)” or at least 99+% of it.
What’s “sad, really” is this ridiculous post. lol
Julianne’s maternal grandmother was Frances Marion Briggs (the daughter of Elmer Leroy Briggs and Marion Roche). Frances was born in Massachusetts. Elmer was the son of George C. Briggs and Emma Francis Goldthwait. Marion was the daughter of David Aloysius Roche and Mary Jane Frances Garland, Both of Irish descent.
Julianne is 1/8 English.
She couldn’t look any more Irish could she?