Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal – 2007 Official New York Oscar Night Celebration – St. Regis Hotel – New York City, Photo Credit: Steve Mack / Photorazzi -Prphotos

Birth Name: Patsy Louise Neal

Date of Birth: January 20, 1926

Place of Birth: Packard, Kentucky, U.S.

Date of Death: August 8, 2010

Place of Death: Edgartown, Massachusetts, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Irish, small amounts of German, Swiss-German, Dutch, 1/512th French, 1/512th Norwegian, likely distant Welsh

Patricia Neal was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Hud (1963).

Patricia was the daughter of Eura Mildred (Petrey) and William Burdette Neal. She was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. Patricia had five children with her former husband, British novelist, short story writer, and poet Roald Dahl, including Olivia Dahl, author and actress Tessa Dahl, social justice and health care advocate Ophelia Dahl, and screenwriter Lucy Dahl. Among their grandchildren are, through Tessa, author and model Sophie Dahl, and through Lucy, fashion designer, philanthropist, and activist Phoebe Dahl.

Patricia’s paternal grandfather was William David Neal (the son of Abram Thomas Neal and Mary Owen). William was born in Virginia. Abram was the son of David J. Neal and Martha Burnett.

Patricia’s paternal grandmother was Mary Lou/Lucy Fitzgerald (the daughter of Peter Fitzgerald and Mary O’Connor). Patricia’s grandmother Mary Lou was born in Virginia, to Irish parents.

Patricia’s maternal grandparents were Pascal/Paschal Grennings/Gennings Petrey (the son of Samuel Petrey and Elizabeth Betty Bryant). Paschal was born in Kentucky. Samuel was the son of Adam Petrey/Petree and Frances “Frankie”/”Franky”/Fanney Oakes/Oaks. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Henry Bryant and Anna Eaton.

Patricia’s maternal grandmother was Florence Jane “Flora” Siler (the daughter of Green Adam Siler and Susan Jones). Flora was born in Kentucky. Green was the son of John Wesley Siler and Lucinda Evans. Susan was the daughter of Isham Jones and Jane “Jennie” Stanfield/Stanfill.

Sources: Genealogies of Patricia Neal –

Patricia Neal on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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