Famous Relatives (or infamous!) - just for fun
mumnosbest · 16/10/2008 14:11
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? Any of you discovered any little surprises?
RuthChan · 16/10/2008 20:06
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.
TheConfusedGhostoooohw · 16/10/2008 20:13
None Famous, but rather a lot on boats to Australia, under lock and key.
totalmisfit · 16/10/2008 20:22
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 · 16/10/2008 20:24
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.
eekamoose · 16/10/2008 20:25
My step mother is related to Twiggy. Cousin, I think. She is quite skinny (Step Mum).
LadyLauraStandish · 16/10/2008 20:37
FGS, dare I admit it?
Okay - Billy Connolly................
nappyzonehasastroppytoddler · 16/10/2008 20:38
no she isnt really - honestly - i am related to nobody famous at all.
TheConfusedGhostoooohw · 16/10/2008 20:42
The Sir Robert Usher who was known as the Whisky King on the Scottish Side.
MaryMungo · 16/10/2008 20:45
One of the suspects in the Jack the Ripper case, very distantly.
PortofinoPumpkin · 16/10/2008 20:55
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 · 16/10/2008 20:58
Ah nappyzone! 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
HRHSaintMamazon · 16/10/2008 21:10
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.
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