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estivoautumnal - on 02 Jul 2013
While researching my family tree I have discovered that I am closely related to Mike Tindall, same surname so not a huge leap of imagination.

Anyone here related to anyone famous. No climbers please, that would be too obvious.
aln - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal: William Wallace.
estivoautumnal - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to aln

Really?
abzmed on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Martin Bell.
War correspondent, Tory MP botherer and wearer of white suits :-)
JSA - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Howard Carter.
aln - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal: I'm a Wallace and that side of the family go back a fair bit on the W coast of Central/Lowland Scotland. Has to be some connection somewhere? :D As far as I know we have no connection with the Gibson side of the family ;)
aln - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to JSA: Ever experienced any lingering effects from the Mummy's curse?
Mikkel - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

The Vikings
earlsdonwhu - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal: Charles Babbage and Lord Roberts of Kandahar.
In reply to Mikkel: cheat
Mikkel - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

i also forgot Russel Crowe.
aln - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to Mikkel:
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> i also forgot Russel Crowe.

And Genghis Khan.
Graeme Alderson on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to Mikkel: I am from the NE of England so we probably have some common lineage going back some 1300 years :-)
Mikkel - on 02 Jul 2013
estivoautumnal - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to Graeme Alderson:

Can we stick to less than 100 times removed relations?
timjones - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:
> While researching my family tree I have discovered that I am closely related to Mike Tindall, same surname so not a huge leap of imagination.

WTF is Mike Tindall?

I thought the question was about famous relations :-)
I'm Spartacus
aln - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:
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> Can we stick to less than 100 times removed relations?

Oh well that's Lucy ruled out. Warren Beatty might still be in with a shout, having allegedly had sex with 13, 000 women.
adam11 - on 02 Jul 2013
John Clare is a very distant relative of mine :)
colin struthers - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat: No, I'm Spartacus (I presume this is what you wanted)
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hokkyokusei - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

William Wilberforce.
bobby davro on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Tommy Robinson, Andrew McMaster, Paul Harris and/or Stephen Yaxley-Lennon

:-( A distant relation (2nd cousin) whom I try constantly to distance even further.
almost sane - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:
I am descended from Adam.

(Pours a cup of tea, sits back, and waits for a tirade)
almost sane - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:
I have been Santa at a toddler club.

Santa is about as famous as it gets. More people have heard of Santa than have heard of that reality tv person from the show where, you know. The person that had plastic surgery.
almost sane - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

AND
I have a pal who is a member of a royal family in exile. Ok, so the exile has lasted early a century now, but still.
Toby_W on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Harold Bride is my great grandfather. (Surviving radio operator from the Titanic)

Cheers

Toby
Jim C - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:
> While researching my family tree I have discovered that I am closely related to Mike Tindall, same surname so not a huge leap of imagination.
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> Anyone here related to anyone famous. No climbers please, that would be too obvious.

Not quite famous for anything they have one or achieved, but we do have a victim of Burke &Hare , so famous in the sense that if you read the transcripts of the trial, they are mentioned there, and in the many books on the subject.

mountainmadness on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

The Secret Footballer
rocky57 - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Not very famous. But I did trace my family tree back to the 13th century. Apparently, my side of the family are all decendants from a slightly famous Celibate Monk.
Jim C - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to JSA:
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> Howard Carter.

Where did you dig that one up?
Jim C - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to almost sane:
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> I have a pal who is a member of a royal family in exile. Ok, so the exile has lasted early a century now, but still.

I did wonder what they were all doing stuck in that room all at time.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?client=safari&hl=en&q=ricky+tomlinson&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAA...
Graeme Alderson on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to Mikkel: That article gave me a massive sense of deja vu ;-) Or am I just being a big bairn saying that.
MJ - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Lord Lucan
estivoautumnal - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to timjones:
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> WTF is Mike Tindall?
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Rugby and all that. Yah.
The New NickB - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

I am related to the great Don Quarrie by marriage, his nephew is married to my cousin.
ex0 - on 02 Jul 2013
Tom Last - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

My great uncle was called Walt Disney :)
aln - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to Graeme Alderson:
> (In reply to Mikkel) I just being a big bairn

Are you from Falkirk?

Graeme Alderson on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to aln: Nah, Sunderland
Donnie - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal: john Logie Baird. Ironically, we never had a telly when I was growing up
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ice.solo - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

on my dads side is britains biggest gambler (adjusted for contemporary values) and ghillie to the maxwell family.
my dad is well known in certain circles, as is his namesake from another branch of the family who is well known in more dubious circles and who has been a source of misplaced problems several times.

plus rob roy, along with half of scotland.
Alyson - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal: Michael Faraday.
Motown - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal: My dad's called Christopher Robin.
Rosco P Coltrane - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Ming the Merciless
In reply to estivoautumnal: Mick Philpott
Timmd on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal: My childhood neighbours are distantly related to the English royal family.

No famous relative for me though..

the sheep - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to Alyson:
> Michael Faraday.

Thats cool :-)

Trangia - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Jesus Christ,
















what a silly thread!
Darren Jackson - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

My dad's name is Michael.
Little Brew - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Kevin Bacon - 6 steps and anyone can be related to him!
Postmanpat on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to Timmd:
> (In reply to estivoautumnal) My childhood neighbours are distantly related to the English royal family.
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And therefore also the Scottish royal family.

> No famous relative for me though..

Aren't most indigenous Brits related related to the royal family.

estivoautumnal - on 03 Jul 2013
Timmd on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to Postmanpat:
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> Aren't most indigenous Brits related related to the royal family.

I think it's a little less distantly than for some, Charles the 1st is in their family tree as a second cousin or something to one of their ancestors.
Tom V - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

I am a step-relation of Mick Jagger though I have yet to get a Christmas card from him.
Toby S - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

David Livingstone
Blinder - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to Postmanpat: Aren't most indigenous Brits related related to the royal family.' no but probaly most Germans and Greeks are.
Alyson - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to Little Brew:
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> Kevin Bacon - 6 steps and anyone can be related to him!

I'm 4 degrees of Kevin Bacon but I wouldn't class him as a relative :)
aultguish on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:
Tyrone Power

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Chris Harris - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

I have 2 relatives who have been in "Neighbours".

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0842992/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0455030/

TMM - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to JSA:

pharoahnuff
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graeme jackson - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

very distantly related to lancelot brown. our side of the family stayed in kirkharle quite a bit longer.

also, my brother is peter jackson. but probably not the NZ filmaker
deepsoup - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:
2 parents
4 grand parents
8 great grand parents
16 great great grand parents
32 great great great grand parents

Exponential innit.
So you have to go back surprisingly few generations before it turns out you're directly descended from everybody who was alive at the time. ;o)
GridNorth - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal: When I was a child my Grandfather always told me and my brother that our Great, Great, Grandfather was Hans Christian Andersen. I now think that unlikely as our family name was spelt Anderson not Andersen but names do evolve so who knows.
victim of mathematics - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to deepsoup:
> (In reply to estivoautumnal)
> 2 parents
> 4 grand parents
> 8 great grand parents
> 16 great great grand parents
> 32 great great great grand parents
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> Exponential innit.
> So you have to go back surprisingly few generations before it turns out you're directly descended from everybody who was alive at the time. ;o)

But if we keep going backwards, then the number of my antecedents will quickly exceed the number of people alive on the planet at the time.

Either your maths is wrong, we're all inbred, or something weird is going on... :o
wushu - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

My Great Great Great Grandfather was the driver of 'Stephenson's rocket'.

Also, I'm one of Florence Nightingales descendants somehow...
doz generale - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

this chap is grandfathers cousin. Not sure what that makes him to me?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LeJoaNERa0

Still on my fathers side this lady is my fathers cousin so my second cousin i think. She's famous in Spain and latin america for being an zarzuela singer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaQZhjQBcMs

Finaly on my mothers side i'm related to Mary McAleese not sure how distant though? but still a former head of state!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_McAleese





The New NickB - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to Blinder:
> (In reply to Postmanpat) Aren't most indigenous Brits related related to the royal family.' no but probaly most Germans and Greeks are.

Phil the Greek may have been born in Greece and a member of the Greek Royal family, but he is more German / Russian / Danish than he is Greek.
Timmd on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to victim of mathematics:
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> But if we keep going backwards, then the number of my antecedents will quickly exceed the number of people alive on the planet at the time.
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> Either your maths is wrong, we're all inbred, or something weird is going on... :o

We're all inbred to some degree I think. Apparently a very long time ago, six females in Europe were responsible for most of the current population of Europe, excluding immigrants and people who ancestors arrive from elsewhere on the globe a few generations ago, and things like that.

It's how a brother jokingly explains how nutty humans can be, it's down to us all being inbred. (:-))
Timmd on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to victim of mathematics: perhaps that should have a winky smiley...

In reply to estivoautumnal:
Jock Tamson
george mc - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to rocky57:
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> Not very famous. But I did trace my family tree back to the 13th century. Apparently, my side of the family are all decendants from a slightly famous Celibate Monk.

He can't have that celibate then? Or was he famous as an ex-celibate monk?
Hardonicus - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

My Grandad's cousin was John Scott Martin, the first Head Dalek in Dr Who.
rocky57 - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to george mc:
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> He can't have that celibate then? Or was he famous as an ex-celibate monk?

More Infamous than Famous.
prog99 on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:
Aberdeen/Notts County/St Mirren fans may remember Ian Scanlon(my 2nd cousin). Famous for scoring Notts Counties fastest ever hat-trick.
999thAndy on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to george mc:

Maybe he became celibate later in life, like just after the pope found out!
paul-1970 - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to victim of mathematics:

> But if we keep going backwards, then the number of my antecedents will quickly exceed the number of people alive on the planet at the time.
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> Either your maths is wrong, we're all inbred, or something weird is going on... :o

But the number of one's anteceedents only has to be less than the number of people who have ever been alive - not alive on the planet at the time.

Best of luck with trying to work that sum out...
ripper - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal: years back I went for a job interview as a reporter on an evening paper, in a town with a football club which was then riding high. I shared a surname, but no other links, with one of the team's better-known players. the very first thing they asked me was 'so, are you related to him then?' their faces when I said no were a picture of crestfallen disappointment, like kids expecting a puppy but unwrapping a manky hand-knitted matching cardy and balaclava set at Christmas. The interview was over quite soon after that.
victim of mathematics - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to paul-1970:
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> But the number of one's anteceedents only has to be less than the number of people who have ever been alive - not alive on the planet at the time.
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> Best of luck with trying to work that sum out...

OK, I wasn't clear enough - the number of your antecedents in any single generation will eventually exceed the number of people alive on the planet at the time in question.

Of course, that assumes that all of humanity can be neatly segmented into independent generations. Which is just one of many reasons why this is clearly a silly argument :)
PopShot on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal: I would love to say that I'm related to David Cameron or George Osborne but alas sadly I'm not :)
deepsoup - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to victim of mathematics:
> Either your maths is wrong, we're all inbred, or something weird is going on... :o

A little of each probably. :o)

My point is that if somebody claims to be a direct descendent of a famous historical figure from centuries ago, they may well be correct. But if they think that makes them special in any way they're probably wrong.

If you go back far enough, it seems likely that with relatively minor variations everyone around now is descended from everyone who was around then.
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In reply to PopShot:
> (In reply to estivoautumnal) I would love to say that I'm related to David Cameron or George Osborne but alas sadly I'm not :)

You are in levels of "special-ness" )))
richyfenn on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

It's believed my paternal side descends from one of Oliver Cromwell's sisters'. Also on the paternal line I'm definitely related to George Manville Fenn, the writer.
andymac - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Currently reading (again ) books about The Falklands Campaign.

After some Wiki-ing I discovered that Captain David Hart Dyke ,the Commanding Officer on HMS Coventry, which was sunk during the conflict ,has a rather famous daughter.

The comedienne/actress Miranda Hart.

leeoftroy - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to colin struthers: I'M Spartacus!
PopShot on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to Submit to Gravity:
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In the special class? Aw thank you! ;)
Jim C - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to PopShot:
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> In the special class? Aw thank you! ;)

Maybe we should hyphenate you.

I think ' Pop-Shot' suits a man of your social standing better than just plain lower class PopShot.

It would also separate you from the chav crowd on here.
(Soon then, know doubt, to be followed by your knighthood, for such exemplary grovelling, and crawling to the Tory government ,that is only seen by those filling the house of lords) Bribes work too.

Lord Pop-Shot, of UKC, has a nice ring to it.
PopShot on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to Jim C:
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> ....to be followed by your knighthood, for such exemplary grovelling, and crawling to the Tory government ,that is only seen by those filling the house of lords) Bribes work too.
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> Lord Pop-Shot, of UKC, has a nice ring to it.
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Hahaha!! A nice bribe to the correct goverment official and I'm sure it would be a "done deal" as George "Dubya" Bush used to say!
In reply to Jim C:
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> (Soon then, know doubt, to be followed by your knighthood, for such exemplary grovelling, and crawling to the Tory government ,that is only seen by those filling the house of lords) Bribes work too.

Buggery at Eton is a sure fire route (if you pardon the pun), Maybe Lord Pop-Shot, Blood-Orange of Starfish (has a sore ring to it) will be able to tell us.

PopShot on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:
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> Buggery at Eton is a sure fire route (if you pardon the pun), Maybe Lord Pop-Shot, Blood-Orange of Starfish (has a sore ring to it) will be able to tell us.
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Hehe! No my starfish is an exit only, always has been although I have heard all those stories so I know it happens. Just thankfully not to me :)

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Aahh, you were a giver rather than an Osbourne - ta for clearing that up

;)
PopShot on 05 Jul 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:
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George Osborne got sh**gged at boarding school?
PopShot on 05 Jul 2013
In reply to PopShot: I don't believe that. I think I've been had :)
Jim C - on 05 Jul 2013
In reply to PopShot:
> (In reply to PopShot) I don't believe that. I think I've been had :)

Well according to the papers , Osborne and Cameron considered a gay marriage together:-

" Mr Osborne had told Mr Tatchell: "David Cameron and I are very happy to consider the case for gay marriage."

Irrefutable evidence
PopShot on 05 Jul 2013
In reply to Jim C:
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> Well according to the papers , Osborne and Cameron considered a gay marriage together:-
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> " Mr Osborne had told Mr Tatchell: "David Cameron and I are very happy to consider the case for gay marriage."
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> Irrefutable evidence
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Hahaha! They would make a nice couple I think. Who would be the giver and who would be the taker do you think?
In reply to PopShot:
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> Hahaha! They would make a nice couple I think. Who would be the giver and who would be the taker do you think?

Boris would be doing both of them of behind the other's back (in more ways than one)
PopShot on 05 Jul 2013
In reply to Submit to Gravity:
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Ha! He's quite an oversexed guy, like the Tory Bill Clinton. I wouldn't turn my back on him anyway.

PopShot on 05 Jul 2013
In reply to PopShot: ...although if I am to stick up for the party I vote for I would say that Ed Milliband would be in on that orgy.
Jim C - on 05 Jul 2013
In reply to PopShot:
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> Hahaha! They would make a nice couple I think. Who would be the giver and who would be the taker do you think?

Tricky question, they areTories, ( and MP's) so both serious takers, as you will appreciate ,and precious little natural affinity for giving ;)
PopShot on 05 Jul 2013
In reply to Jim C:
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> Tricky question, they areTories, ( and MP's) so both serious takers, as you will appreciate ,and precious little natural affinity for giving ;)
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Hmmm well I'm saying nothing! I've got a bit tired of being called a flamer by people so have turned things down several notches :)
aln - on 06 Jul 2013
In reply to PopShot:
> (In reply to PopShot) I think I've been had :)

A lot of the chap's have been saying that about you after rugger practice.
ice.solo - on 06 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

My dad was almost famous after nearly killing willie nelson in hawaii.
andymac - on 06 Jul 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

Was your dad not that taken with Willie`s tunes?
Wide_Mouth_Frog - on 06 Jul 2013
In reply to rocky57:
> (In reply to estivoautumnal)
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> Not very famous. But I did trace my family tree back to the 13th century. Apparently, my side of the family are all decendants from a slightly famous Celibate Monk.

You're decended from a celibate monk? Now THAT'S an immaculate conception!
Clarence - on 06 Jul 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

My paternal grandmother was some distant relative of Michael Collins of Irish Independence fame. My maternal great grandfather had his family tree traced back to Richard III but I don't know the details so there may be some jiggery pokery involved. The search cost him a huge amount of money so I guess that the end result tended towards what he wanted rather than what was actually true.

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