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Famous Relatives (or infamous!) - just for fun

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mumnosbest Thu 16-Oct-08 14:11:18

Researching my family tree, I was surprised to find I'm related to Florence Nightingale and Brian Blessed. Who'd have put those to in the same tree? grin Any of you discovered any little surprises?

RuthChan Thu 16-Oct-08 20:06:43

Wordsworth, Charles Rosher; the winner of the first Oscar for Cinematography, and one of the team who helped to open Tutankhamun's tomb are in my tree.

twinsetandpalls Thu 16-Oct-08 20:07:14

Captain Blythe.

TheConfusedGhostoooohw Thu 16-Oct-08 20:13:20

None Famous, but rather a lot on boats to Australia, under lock and key. grin

LadyOfWaffleIsScaryEnough Thu 16-Oct-08 20:14:46


DevilishDisasterArea Thu 16-Oct-08 20:15:14

everyone on my family tree is related to megrin

Hassled Thu 16-Oct-08 20:16:05

Wild Bill Hickok

George W Bush is also related to Wild Bill shock

totalmisfit Thu 16-Oct-08 20:22:30

i'm related to a Saint, apparently. But she was only canonised in the 70's so not like it's St Paul or something

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 16-Oct-08 20:24:17

Fletcher Christain and also the first wife of George IV who he had to divorce before he came to the throne as she was a catholic.

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 16-Oct-08 20:24:34


eekamoose Thu 16-Oct-08 20:25:00

My step mother is related to Twiggy. Cousin, I think. She is quite skinny (Step Mum).

pramspotter Thu 16-Oct-08 20:30:02

Queen Isabella of Spain.

mumnosbest Thu 16-Oct-08 20:35:34

WoOW!!! Aren't we a well connected lot grin

LadyLauraStandish Thu 16-Oct-08 20:37:04

FGS, dare I admit it?

Okay - Billy Connolly................

nappyzonehasastroppytoddler Thu 16-Oct-08 20:37:58

Queen Elizabeth (the current)is my gran

nappyzonehasastroppytoddler Thu 16-Oct-08 20:38:32

no she isnt really - honestly - i am related to nobody famous at all.

TheConfusedGhostoooohw Thu 16-Oct-08 20:42:02

The Sir Robert Usher who was known as the Whisky King on the Scottish Side.

MaryMungo Thu 16-Oct-08 20:45:50

One of the suspects in the Jack the Ripper case, very distantly.

moshie Thu 16-Oct-08 20:54:36

Deanna Durbin (go on, everybody say WHO?)

PortofinoPumpkin Thu 16-Oct-08 20:55:01

Vinnie Jones, Nancy Astor (1st woman MP) and the landlord of the pub in Gloucs where they now hold the "Pudding Club" - that's my favourite. Do you think they have a "family" discount?

mumnosbest Thu 16-Oct-08 20:58:25

Ah nappyzone! sad not every1 here seems happy about their relatives. Maybe you could borrow one and become an honerary relative, or if you're not already married, choose carefully and be a relative in-law wink

Grublin Thu 16-Oct-08 21:04:44

Lady Jane Grey
Sir Henry Wood

and Rav off of Crimewatch


HRHSaintMamazon Thu 16-Oct-08 21:10:15

uncle (not direct uncle though...its via marriage or something) Is Chalrie Richardson.

my grandads family owned much of Essex and infact many of the streets in the town (can't remember which one now) are named after them (vain lot they were)

My great grandfather was in 617 squadron, the Dambusters.

My 3rd cousin is creative director of Cirque de Soleil.

haven't got far enough into the tree to find out any further back though.

mumnosbest Thu 16-Oct-08 21:13:27

Moshie sorry but WHO? blush

nooOOOoonki Thu 16-Oct-08 21:16:38

- binnyon - the poet is my step-great uncle!

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