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Alastair Mackenzie (actor, producer)
Alastair Mackenzie (actor, producer)
Best known as having played the young laird Archie MacDonald in the BBC drama Monarch of the Glen,. Mackenzie appeared in a guest role in French & Saunders playing "Archie MacDonald" in the episode: "Celebrity Christmas Puddings" on Christmas Day, 25 December 2002. He also has extensive theatre and film credits to his name, as well as directing and producing.

Family: Milroy family
Links:
   • IMDB Site

 
 
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Barbara Willard (British Novelist)
Barbara Willard (British Novelist)
Barbara Willard (1909–94) was a writer of historical children’s fiction. Among her best-known works are the ‘Mantlemass Chronicles’, including The Lark and the Laurel (1970). She wrote many other novels for children and several others for adults.

Family: Willard/ Goodale family
Links:
   • Wikipedia

 
 
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Beki Brindle-Scala (musician) DNA
Beki Brindle-Scala (musician) DNA
Came across a DNA match between my maternal grandmother Marjorie Rogers and Beki Brindle Scala, a Blues guitarist and singer, NY Blues Hall of Fame 2014 Inductee. She toured multiple times with Jerry Lee Lewis as his guitarist and while living in Ireland she shared the stage with Hot House Flowers, The Waterboys, members of U2 and Thin Lizzy, The Pogues and Francie Conway and more. A strange coincidence. She was discovered at Indiana University by Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of “The Band”. Garth Hudson of “The Band” happens to be a friend of my dad’s. Beki and I have connected through social media and she is keeping the public entertained with online concerts.

Family: TBD (maternal side)
Links:
   • Beki Brindle Band Website
   • Beki Brindle Scala YouTube Channel

 
 
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Cary Elwes (actor)
Cary Elwes (actor)
Ivan Simon Cary Elwes (born 26 October 1962) is an English actor and writer. He is best known for his leading film roles as Westley in, "The Princess Bride" (1987), "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (1993), and "Dr. Lawrence Gordon" in the Saw film series . He is also known for his performances in films like "Glory" (1989), "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Hot Shots!" (1991), "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), "Twister" (1996), "Kiss the Girls" (1997), "Liar Liar" (1997), "Cradle Will Rock" (1999), "Shadow of the Vampire" (2000), "The Cat's Meow" (2001), "Ella Enchanted" (2004), "Alphabet Killer" (2008), "A Christmas Carol" (2009), and "No Strings Attached" (2011). He has appeared on television in a number of series including "The X-Files", "Seinfeld", "From the Earth to the Moon", "Psych", "Life in Pieces", "Stranger Things" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".
Cary is a triple 15th cousin and his 3rd cousin married my 6th cousin.

Family: Arbuthnot, Gordon family
Links:
   • IMDB Site 
 
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Charles Joseph Clark (Politician, 16th Prime Minister of Canada)
Charles Joseph Clark (Politician, 16th Prime Minister of Canada)
Is a Canadian statesman, businessman, writer, and politician who served as the 16th , from June 4, 1979, to March 3, 1980.
Youngest Canadian Prime Minister. Defeated in a motion of no confidence on first budget.
We met at Global Television in the late 1980s. We were passing each other in the hall and had a brief chat. Didn't know we were related at the time.\*Three DNA matches with three of his 3rd cousins.

Family: McLean family
Links:
   • Wikipedia


Media Date: 2003 
 
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Constance Binney (actress)
Constance Binney (actress)
Constance Binney was born on June 28, 1896 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for A Bill of Divorcement (1922), The Stolen Kiss (1920) and First Love (1921). She was married to Leonard Cheshire, Charles E. Cotting and Henry Wharton Jr. She died on November 15, 1989 in Whitestone, Long Island, New York.

Family: Gray, Wilson family
Links:
   • IMDB Site
   • Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

 
 
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Cosimo Fusco (actor, director)
Cosimo Fusco (actor, director)
He is probably best known for his role as Paolo in the American sitcom Friends. He had roles in several Italian, German and American series and movies. He also appeared in the films Gone in 60 Seconds and Coco Chanel, and in one episode of Alias.

Family: Gray, Wilson family
Links:
   • IMDB Site

 
 
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Dale Robertson (actor)
Dale Robertson (actor)
Dayle Lymoine Robertson was an American actor best known for his starring roles on television. He played the roving investigator Jim Hardie in the television series Tales of Wells Fargo and Ben Calhoun, the owner of an incomplete railroad line in Iron Horse.
Note: Marilyn Monroe also appears to have a family connection.

Family: Wilson, Robertson family
Links:
   • IMDB Site
   • Hollywood Walk of Fame Star


Media Date: 18 SEP 1952 
 
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David Cameron (politician, former British Prime Minister)
David Cameron (politician, former British Prime Minister)
David appears to be a 7th cousin on the Gordon side of the family. The most recent common ancestor would be through the Ord family of Scotland. I have been in touch with Mr. Camerons family and we've confirmed the connection.

Family: Gordon/Ord family
Links:
   • Wikipedia

 
 
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David Mackenzie (director)
David Mackenzie (director)
It turns out that Scottish director David Mackenzie is a double cousin from the Milroy family. His movie “Hell or High Water” received four Oscar nominations including Best Picture in 2017. Some of David’s movies are available on Netflix such as “Hell or High Water”, “Outlaw King” and “Starred Up”.
Note: There were five Milroy cousins involved in the making of “Outlaw King”, the director and four of the characters.

Family: Milroy family
Links:
   • IMDB Site

 
 
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Dr Denis Onieal (Deputy US Fire Administrator - FEMA) DNA
Dr Denis Onieal (Deputy US Fire Administrator - FEMA) DNA

Family: Fisher family
Links:
   • IFSTA - International Fire Service Training Assoc.

 
 
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Edmund Willard (British actor)
Edmund Willard (British actor)
Edmund Willard was born on December 19, 1884 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He was an actor, known for Dark Journey (1937), Phantom Ship (1935) and The Iron Duke (1934). He died on October 6, 1956 in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England.

Family:
Willard/ Goodale family
Links:
   • Wikipedia
   • IMDB Site

 
 
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Edward Smith Willard (British actor)
Edward Smith Willard (British actor)
Edward Smith Willard was born in Brighton and beginning in 1869 played varied roles, including Romeo and Macduff. His first appearance in London was in 1875, and in 1876 he played Antonio with Charles Rice as Shylock. He then went back to the provincial theatres that same year where over the next five years he played such Shakespeare characters as Edmund, Benedick, Iago, and Macbeth.He returned to London in 1881 and eventually joined the company of Wilson Barrett, staying with him until 1886. During those years with Barrett he had an opportunity to play Claudius in Measure for Measure and Iachimo in Cymbeline. He left Barrett and next played Macbeth in 1888. He went on tour to American from 1890 until 1894, where in his repertory he included Hamlet. Over the next few years he moved back and forth between England and America until he retired from acting in 1906. When he did return to the stage it was for benefit performances, once playing Brutus in 1911. We do not hear his name often now, but E. S. Willard was an important actor who did much to keep Shakespeare's plays on the boards.

Family: Willard/ Goodale family
Links:
   • Wikipedia

 
 
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Elizabeth I (Queen of England and Ireland)
Elizabeth I (Queen of England and Ireland)
was and from 17 November 1558 until her death in 1603. Sometimes called the Virgin Queen , Gloriana or Good Queen Bess , Elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the .

Family: Rogers, Platt, Jameson family
Links:
   • Wikipedia

Painting of Elizabeth I by George Gower
Media Date: 1588 
 
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Emma Cameron (musician) DNA
Emma Cameron (musician) DNA
Lead singer & guitar for the New Zealand band "Decades" and previously "Ashei".
Currently working on her solo career and using the name "Emma Dilemma". She releases her fist solo album "Spit" on October 29th 2021.

Family: TBD (paternal side, Crawford?)
Links:
   • Decades Facebook Page
   • YouTube Channel

 
 
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Faire Binney (actress)
Faire Binney (actress)
Faire Binney was born on August 24, 1900 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA as Frederica Gertrude Binney. She was an actress, known for Open Your Eyes (1919), The Girl from Porcupine (1921) and What Fools Men Are (1922).

Family: Gray, Wilson family
Links:
   • IMDB Site 
 
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Frank McCarroll (cowboy, actor, stuntman)
Frank McCarroll (cowboy, actor, stuntman)
Frank starred in at least 159 westerns and 10 serials. After leaving the family farm he started out with dual careers as a rodeo performer and a pro wrestler. On the rodeo circuit Frank specialized in steer wrestling (bulldogging). Frank was often champ or got second or third place money. His many championships included first place finishes at the 1916 and 1931 Pendleton, Oregon Roundup.
Frank married Mary Ellen 'Bonnie' Treadwell (1892-1929) who was also a rodeo performer and they married in 1914 in Boise, Idaho which became their home base. Bonnie was critically injured while ridding the bronc 'Black Cat' at the 1929 Pendleton event and passed away about ten days later.
In the early 1930's Frank married Lorris 'Lorrie' Schiller/ Schuller and shortly after started a new career in movies. He worked most often in B westerns, portraying gang members as well as doing extensive stunt work and doubling. He freelanced anywhere and everywhere. I think he appeared with every western star imaginable including John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Gene Autry, Allan Lane, Roy Rogers, Buster Crabb and many more.
Inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2007.
In May 2012, the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame also inducted Frank McCarroll into their Hall of Fame.
Frank is my 1st cousin three times removed.

Family: McCarroll, Heffernan family
Links:
   • b-westerns
   • IMDB


Media Date: 1936 
 
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Heather Gordon (actress) DNA
Heather Gordon (actress) DNA
"Improper Bostonian" Magazine cover, 3 Feb 2010, Vol. 19, Issue 3
Actress Heather Gordon is known for her work on BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea (2014), Booze Boys & Brownies (2014), BioShock Infinite (2013) and Seducing Charlie Barker (2010). Also one of the 5 finalists for Miss California 2010.

Family: TBD (Paternal side, Gordon family?)
Links:
   • IMDB Site
Media Date: 19 NOV 2010 
 
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Hon. Ralph Goodale PC, BA, LlB (politician)
Hon. Ralph Goodale PC, BA, LlB (politician)
Former Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Ralph is currently (2021) the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

Family: Goodale family
Links:
   • Wikipedia


Media Date: 9 NOV 2015 
 
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James Ackley Maxwell (actor)
James Ackley Maxwell (actor)
James Maxwell was an American actor, theatre director and writer, particularly associated with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. James is from my wife's side of the family.

Family: Maxwell, Fleming (spouse side)
Links:
   • IMDB Site

 
 
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John F Kennedy (politician, President of the United States)
John F Kennedy (politician, President of the United States)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK and Jack, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his work as president concerned relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat, Kennedy represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate prior to becoming president.

Family: Kennedy/ Jameson/ Platt/ Keely family (10th cousin twice removed)
Links:
   • Wikipedia

 
 
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John Milroy (1660-1685,  Covenantor)
John Milroy (1660-1685, Covenantor)
John and his brother Gilbert Milroy were Covenanters in Wigtown, Scotland. Covenanters were those people in Scotland who signed the National Covenant in 1638. They signed this Covenant to confirm their opposition to the interference by the Stuart kings in the affairs of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. John was hanged and Gilbert sent as a slave to Jamaica during the "Killing Times". Gilbert was eventually pardoned and returned home to Scotland.
John and Gilbert Milroy are my 7th great uncles. I'm a descendant of their youngest brother Patrick Milroy my 7th great grandfather.
-Some genetic evidence with two DNA matches between their brother William Milroy's descendants and myself.

Family: Milroy family
Links:
   • Scottish Covenanter Memorials Association

 
 
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John Wayne (actor, director, producer)
John Wayne (actor, director, producer)
Marion Robert Morrison (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker who became a popular icon through his starring roles in films made during Hollywood’s Golden Age, especially in Western and war movies. His career flourished from the silent era of the 1920s through the American New Wave, as he appeared in a total of 179 film and television productions. He was among the top box office draws for three decades, and he appeared with many other important Hollywood stars of his era. In 1999, the American Film Institute selected Wayne as one of the greatest male stars of classic American cinema.
My 9th cousin 3 times removed.

Family: Rogers, Platt family
Links:
   • Wikipedia
   • Walk of Fame

 
 
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Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE, QC (barrister)
Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE, QC (barrister)
David William Kinloch Anderson, Baron Anderson of Ipswich, KBE, QC is a British barrister and life peer, who was the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in the United Kingdom between 2011 and 2017.

Family: Milroy family
Links:
   • Wikipedia

 
 
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Marilyn Monroe (actress) Indirect DNA
Marilyn Monroe (actress) Indirect DNA
Marilyn Monroe born Norma Jeane Mortenson (June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comedic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the era's sexual revolution. She was a top-billed actress for only a decade, but her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2020) by the time of her death in 1962. Long after her death, she continues to be a major icon of pop culture. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Monroe sixth on its list of the greatest female screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
* 6 DNA matches with Marilyn's maternal cousins and she's a double cousin.

Family: Arbuthnot, Gordon family
Links:
   • Wikipedia
   • Walk of Fame

Indirect DNA - Her family members are a DNA match.


Media Date: 1953 
 
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Paul Thomas Arnold (Actor) DNA
Paul Thomas Arnold (Actor) DNA
Paul Thomas Arnold (right) was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Born to show business parents, Paul grew up around the entertainment industry. His father was of Russian decent and his mother of Irish/Welsh decent. Paul is a sought after, and well respected character actor who many call a younger George C. Scott. Known for his intensity and range, Paul has the ability to play a wide variety of characters. He has worked in numerous feature films, including Captain Cook, Classroom 6, The Last Scout, The Phoenix Incident, The Class Analysis, Puppet Master X, and others, as well as television which included Fox's Rosewood and Conan O'Brien's episodic comedy, Eagleheart starring Christopher Elliot. Paul is starring in recurring roles as Jeff in The Real Bros of Simi Valley (2018-2020), a Facebook Watch viral hit comedy hit, and as Junior in Brat TV's (2018-2020) list of hit shows.


Family: TBD (Maternal side, Rogers, Williams family)
Links:
   • IMDB Site

 
 
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Piri Sciascia (Maori leader, University Administrator) DNA
Piri Sciascia (Maori leader, University Administrator) DNA
Piri John Ngarangikaunuhia Sciascia ONZM was a New Zealand Māori leader, kapa haka exponent, and university administrator. From 2016 until his death, he served as kaumātua and advisor to the governor-general and government of New Zealand.
Piri and I determined our connection to be through the McGregor family of Scotland.

Family: MacGregor/McGregor family
Links:
   • Wikipedia

 
 
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Rob Roy (Outlaw, Folk Hero)
Rob Roy (Outlaw, Folk Hero)
Rob Roy, byname of Robert MacGregor, (baptized March 7, 1671, Buchanan, Stirlingshire, Scotland—died December 28, 1734, Balquhidder, Perthshire), noted Highland outlaw whose reputation as a Scottish Robin Hood was exaggerated in Sir Walter Scott’s novel Rob Roy (1818) and in some passages in the poems of William Wordsworth. He frequently signed himself Rob Roy (“Red Rob”), in reference to his dark red hair.

Family: MacGregor/McGregor family
Links:
   • Wikipedia




Media Date: 1820 
 
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Sir Eric Anderson KT FRSE (teacher)
Sir Eric Anderson KT FRSE (teacher)
SIR Eric Anderson, who has died aged 83, was arguably the most influential school teacher in Britain of his era.

In the course of an astonishing career he was pivotal in the education of Prince Charles, Boris Johnson, Tony Blair, David Cameron, Rory Stewart and Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was also a tutor to the Princess of Wales.

Family: Milroy family
Links:
   • Wikipedia
   • The Herald 
 
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Sir Ernest Fisk (businessman & inventor)
Sir Ernest Fisk (businessman & inventor)
The recipient of the first wireless transmission between England and Australia. Ernest is a 4th cousin once removed from the Field side of the family.

Family: Field family
Links:
   • Wikipedia

 
 
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Sir Roger Hollis (spy, director of MI5)
Sir Roger Hollis (spy, director of MI5)
Roger is the nephew of Canon Thomas Field.

Family: Field family
Links:
   • Wikipedia

 
 
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Will Gompertz (presenter)
Will Gompertz (presenter)
BBC Arts editor and former director of the Tate gallery. William is married to a cousin from the Milroy side of the family.

Family: Milroy (marriage)
Links:
   • Wikipedia