Birth Name: Melanie Jayne Chisholm
Place of Birth: Prescot, Lancashire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 12 January, 1974
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish
Melanie C is a British singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, entrepreneur, television personality, and fitness model. She is also known as Melanie Chisholm, Mel C, and Sporty Spice. She was a member of female group Spice Girls, along with Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, and Geri Halliwell.
She was born in Whiston, Merseyside, and grew up in Widnes, Cheshire. Melanie is the daughter of Joan and Alan William Chisholm. Her half-brother is auto racing driver Paul O’Neill. She has a daughter with her former partner, property developer Thomas Starr.
Melanie’s patrilineal line can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Alexander Chisholm.
Melanie’s paternal grandfather was William Chisholm (the son of Andrew Fraser Chisholm and Mary Gosling). William was born in West Derby, Lancashire, now part of Liverpool, Merseyside. Andrew was Scottish, and was the son of James Chisholm and Ann Fraser. Mary was the daughter of John Gosling and Christine Kennedy.
Melanie’s paternal grandmother was Catherine Bilsborough (the daughter of Thomas Bilsborough and Mary Flaherty). Catherine was born in Liverpool. Thomas was the son of Thomas Bilsborough, and of an American emigrant, Katherine Florence “Kate” Purnell (later Brotherton), of Quincy, Illinois. The surname Flaherty is of Irish origin.
Melanie’s maternal grandfather was Vincent Tuffley (the son of George Edward Tuffley and Jane Hughes). Vincent was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, now part of Merseyside. George was the son of Thomas William Tuffley and Louise Mary Portsmouth.
Melanie’s maternal grandmother is named Alice Lynch.
Genealogy of Melanie’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.myheritage.com
Marriage record of Melanie’s paternal grandparents, William Chisholm and Catherine Bilsborough – https://www.familysearch.org
Birth record of Melanie’s paternal grandmother, Catherine Bilsborough – https://www.familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Melanie’s paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Bilsborough – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Melanie’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Thomas Bilsborough and Katherine Florence (Purnell) Brotherton – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Melanie’s maternal grandparents, Vincent Tuffley and Alice Lynch – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Melanie’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://www.ancestry.com
Birth record of Melanie’s maternal grandfather, Vincent Tuffley – https://www.familysearch.org