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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?

nooOOOoonki Thu 16-Oct-08 21:17:45

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

fishie Thu 16-Oct-08 21:33:40

david icke

bran Thu 16-Oct-08 21:37:13

One of my ancestors was a signatory on Charles 1's death warrant.

ManxMum Thu 16-Oct-08 21:39:44

Julie Andrews (by marriage, not birth) and Eric Claptoon.

Had a murderer in the family too in the 18th century and he was hanged!!

CherryChapstick Thu 16-Oct-08 21:40:47

Spike Milligan.

pickupthismess Thu 16-Oct-08 21:52:47

German Royals (no not those German royals - though might be given the way they all intermarried)

EisGotASeveredHeadinherHandbag Thu 16-Oct-08 22:00:56

my great nana cousin was gilbert osullivan!!smile

my best mate in schools auntie is cilla blacksmile

xx ei xx

lizziemun Thu 16-Oct-08 22:01:31


Deanna Durbin was an actress in the 1930's here

Heated Thu 16-Oct-08 22:02:26

Waaaay back:

Anthony Babbington, traitor, hung, drawn & quartered (boo hiss)

The Sheriff of Nottingham (more boo hiss if you believe in RH)

The Spencer family

lizziemun Thu 16-Oct-08 22:02:54

Posted to soon. I don't think i'm related to anyone famous.

BoysAreLikeZombies Thu 16-Oct-08 22:16:34

there are brains in my family, arf according to my late grandma.

I have no idea if this is true, but she would swear that she was related to the original Mr Brain.

mumnosbest Fri 17-Oct-08 18:14:38

thanx lizziemun. U can share my relatives (plenty non-famous I could give away too lol)

toadstool Sun 19-Oct-08 21:59:54

No-one famous at all sad. One 4x great-aunt was doused with water by a circus elephant as it sailed past her door on the Manchester ship canal. She was called Nellie (the aunt I mean; perhaps the elephant was, too).

oh I can reel out my ridiculous fact yet again
not famous, but SHOULD be
DH's grandfather invented the tog, as in the warmth rating for duvets etc. but he never gets the credit as he was working for a government research institute

kayzisexpecting Sun 19-Oct-08 22:17:07

Mine is really really bad!

Martin Borrmann is something like my grandads great uncle. He was Hitler's best friend and right hand man.

wonderstuff Sun 19-Oct-08 22:18:56

My great great grandfather has his name on a plaque on devils bridge in mid wales somewhere. A cousin was researching but stopped due to too many 'skeletons' I'm very intrigued!

FattipuffsandThinnifers Sun 19-Oct-08 22:20:17

Elizabeth Taylor (or cousin Liz as my dad calls her, never having met her). And Debbie Reynolds.

UniversallyChallenged Sun 19-Oct-08 22:20:29

lol toadstool grin

wonderstuff Sun 19-Oct-08 22:21:12

LOL toadstool thats a great story grin

umberellascankill Sun 19-Oct-08 22:21:19

robert burns smile

mamadiva Sun 19-Oct-08 22:29:58

No one really except Brian who was in River City LOL does that even count?

Tas1 Wed 22-Oct-08 18:30:16

We are related to William Wallace and we are on the official family tree.

MyPumpkinDsHappyHalloweenBday Wed 22-Oct-08 18:36:08

The Guiness family and Earl of Sefton,

nell12 Wed 22-Oct-08 18:39:31

Charles II and Nell Gwyn
(Now you know where I get my name from!)

Womba1 Wed 22-Oct-08 18:45:12

Sir Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Sir Christopher Wren.

On DH's side... Bill Clinton, George Best and one of the knights who murdered Thomas Of Becket.

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