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Famous family trees: Kate Winslet ›

20 February, 2013

Welcome to the latest blog in our ‘famous family trees’ series. In this blog series, experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, investigates the family histories of the famous, both living and dead. Actress Kate Winslet is the subject of Roy’s powers of deduction this month. Her latest film, Movie 43, released last month, has received a panning from the critics, but… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Tom Ellis ›

23 January, 2013

Welcome to the first ‘famous family trees’ blog of 2013. In this blog series, experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, investigates the family histories of the famous, both living and dead. This month Roy delves into the family tree of actor Tom Ellis. A couple of issues back I published the ancestry of the comedienne and actress Miranda Hart, so it… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Tess Daly ›

20 December, 2012

Welcome to December’s ‘famous family trees’ blog! In this blog series, experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, investigates the family histories of the famous, both living and dead. This month Roy explores the ancestry of Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly. When I set out to research the ancestry of Tess Daly I thought it inevitable that, because of her surname,… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Miranda Hart ›

20 November, 2012

Here’s the latest post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, investigates the family histories of the famous, both living and dead. This month Roy delves into TV star Miranda Hart’s family tree. She’s over six feet tall, very funny and falls flat on her face a lot in her… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Gabby Logan ›

19 October, 2012

Welcome to the latest post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. This time Roy explores the past of TV sports presenter Gabby Logan. Gabby Logan, Britain’s best-known female TV… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Colin Dexter ›

26 September, 2012

Welcome to the latest post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. This month, Roy digs out his magnifying glass to explore Inspector Morse creator Colin Dexter’s family history. This,… Read more ›

Famous family trees: John Craven ›

15 August, 2012

Welcome to the latest post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. This time, Roy delves into TV presenter John Craven’s past. We’ve never met but I feel a kind… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Victoria Pendleton ›

9 July, 2012

Welcome to the fifth post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. This time, Roy researches Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton’s family tree. The world is coming to London for the… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Simon Cowell ›

8 June, 2012

Welcome to the fourth post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. This time, Roy takes a look at Simon Cowell’s family tree. Love him or loathe him – and… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Brenda Blethyn ›

11 May, 2012

Welcome to the third post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. This time, Roy takes a look at Brenda Blethyn’s family tree. The brilliantly versatile Brenda Blethyn, OBE, one… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Anne Reid ›

5 April, 2012

Welcome to the second in a new series of blogs which explores the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. Roy’s second blog focuses on actress Anne Reid. Had veteran actress Anne Reid, MBE, followed the inclinations… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Charlie Chaplin ›

8 March, 2012

Welcome to the first in a new series of blogs which explores the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. Roy’s first blog focuses on silent film star Charlie Chaplin. Did you read those speculative headlines about… Read more ›