Birth Name: George Richard Chamberlain
Place of Birth: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 31, 1934
Ethnicity: English, some German and Irish, remote Welsh
Richard Chamberlain is an American actor and singer.
Richard is the son of Elsa Winnifred (von Benzon; later Matthews) and Charles Axiom Chamberlain.
Richard’s paternal grandfather was William Overton/Overman Chamberlain (the son of William Newton Chamberlain and Mary Ada Overman). Richard’s grandfather William was born in Indiana. Richard’s great-grandfather William was the son of Elisha Chamberlain and Rachel J. Reed. Mary Ada was the daughter of Axiom Albert Overman and Ellen Eunice Stanley.
Richard’s paternal grandmother was Cora Alice Whitworth (the daughter of Joseph William Whitworth and Clara Belle “Clary” Hardesty). Cora was born in Indiana. Joseph was the son of Thomas Henry Whitworth and Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” Gulick. Clara was the daughter of Joseph Noah Hardesty and Jane Thompson.
Richard’s maternal grandfather was August Wilhelm F. von Benzon (the son of August Fischer von Benzon and Julia Young/Glyn). Richard’s grandfather August was born in California. Richard’s great-grandfather August was born in Germany. Julia was born in Canada, and was of Irish descent.
Richard’s maternal grandmother was Carolyn Derby Roper (the daughter of Fordyce Roper and Julia Sophia Foote). Carolyn was born in Nebraska. Fordyce was the son of Ephraim Roper and Laura Beach. Julia was the daughter of Alvan/Alvin Foote and Eliza Priscilla Winchel.
Sources: Genealogy of Richard Chamberlain – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Richard Chamberlain (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Richard’s paternal grandparents, William Overton/Overman Chamberlain and Cora Alice Whitworth, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Richard’s maternal grandmother, Carolyn Derby Roper (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com