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Old 08-07-23, 11:11
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I have a 1st Cousin 4R - Stephen Henry Molyneux Killik who was knighted in 1923 and was elected Lord Mayor of the City of London in 1934.

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Other than that I've only vicars, oyster fishermen, various tradesmen, nurses and ag labs and a sprinkling of felons and transportees. (One called Horatio!)
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Old 08-07-23, 11:14
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I have a spurious link to Paul McCartney through marriage but so far unable to find the connection but my aunt was from Liverpool
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Old 08-07-23, 12:33
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Not my tree, but that of a cousin's husband. Among the people in his extended tree are Oscar Wilde, Joseph Turner, Fergie (Duchess of York), Cecil Rhodes and the woman who tried to murder Mussolini.
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Old 08-07-23, 12:55
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Oh, I forgot about Michael Caine! I am supposed to be linked to his mother's family, as her maiden name is the same as my father's surname, though spelled differently and from a completely different part of the country. If there's a link I've never found it.
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Old 08-07-23, 15:57
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The one I cited is a direct ancestor but I have compiled large trees for OH and me, which do feature famous or important people.

OH is related to Dr Barnardo by marriage.
I have a second cousin twice removed, William Rickatson Dykes, who was a world authority on irises.
My first cousin twice removed was married to a Belgian count, Hugues De Borchgrave d'Altena. They lived within driving distance from us and my sister and I spent many happy visits with them.
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Old 08-07-23, 16:02
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There are a few in my tree but I won't bore you with all the details of all of them. My grandfather's cousin was married to Dimitri de Grunwald, a famous film producer.
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Old 08-07-23, 20:03
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Another distant connection of mine is Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee expert.
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Old 08-07-23, 22:26
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Great aunt Beatrice's sister in law married David Lloyd George's brother.

We supposedly have a connection to Sir Roger Bannister as we are both descended from the Bannisters of Park Hill in Barrowford (now the Pendle Heritage Centre) who lived there up to 1450-1752. I've never worked out the connection though.

Nobody of note in my direct line.
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Old 09-07-23, 10:47
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Oh, Jill's post above jogged a memory of a family story that my uncle was great friends with Roger Bannister. This story didn't come from my uncle and I was never interested enough to ask. However, I looked last night and RB and my uncle were born days apart in Hendon, so it is possible their paths did cross - my uncle was a keen runner in his youth.

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Old 09-07-23, 19:31
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my mother was related to Elton John
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