Ruth Wilson

LOS ANGELES - AUG 10:  Ruth Wilson at the CBS TCA Summer 2015 Pa

Wilson in 2015, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Ashford, Surrey, England

Date of Birth: 13 January, 1982

Ethnicity: English, smaller amounts of Irish and Scottish

Ruth Wilson is a British actress.

Her half-uncle is poet Dennis Wilson.

Ruth’s paternal grandfather was Alexander Joseph Patrick/D. G. Wilson (the son of Alexander Wilson and Annie Maria O’Toole). Ruth’s grandfather Alexander was born in Dover, Kent, England, to an English father, from Winchester, Hampshire, and an Irish mother, from Carlow. He was a novelist, MI6 officer, actor and manager of a touring repertory company, and university professor. Ruth’s great-grandfather Alexander was the son of Hugh Wilson and Elizabeth Bracken.

Ruth’s paternal grandmother was Alison M. McKelvie (the daughter of George Lockhart McKelvie and Annie Elizabeth Bamber). Alison was born in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England. George’s father, John McKelvie, was Scottish, and George’s mother, Elizabeth Raven Spittal, was English, from Cumberland.

Ruth’s maternal grandfather was Herbert Frank Metson (the son of George Edgar Metson and Janet McDowall/McDowell). Herbert was born in West Ham, Essex, England. George was the son of John Edward Metson and Mary Ann Punnett. Janet was the daughter of James McDowall/McDowell and Catherine.

Ruth’s maternal grandmother was Margaret E. Mann (the daughter of William L. Mann and Lizzie Menhinick). Margaret was born in Maldon, Essex, England. Lizzie was the daughter of George Henry Menhinick and Rhoda Messenger.

Source: Article about Ruth’s paternal grandfather, Alexander Joseph Patrick/D. G. Wilson –

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