Thursday, 22 November 2012

Celebrity family tree blog on FindmyPast

Genealogist Roy Stockdill has asked me to give his blog on famous celebs' family trees a quick plug, a regular series he does for FindmyPast ( He commenced it earlier this year and has so far looked at the following people:
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Anne Reid, actress
  • Brenda Blethyn, actress
  • Simon Cowell
  • John Craven, TV presenter
  • Victoria Pendleton, star cyclist now in Strictly Come Dancing
  • Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse books
  • Gabby Logan, TV football and sportspresenter
  • Miranda Hart, actress and comedienne.

Roy states that "Miranda Hart has only just gone online yesterday and she's rather interesting because much of her ancestry is in Burke's Peerage. She's very posh!"

The blog is available at

(With thanks to Roy)


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  1. Have tried twice to read Miranda Hart article but it takes forever to load and when I got as far as Percyvall my pc totally froze. Maybe everyone is reading it?

    1. Perhaps your computer objects to the somewhat peculiar spelling of PERCYVALL ! Seriously, I haven't found a problem and I hope yours is now solved.