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Arthur Conan Doyle

Ancestry of Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle

Author, “Sherlock Holmes”


Who was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a British author who is most famous for creating the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally he had studied to become a physician, but having failed after opening an ophthalmology practice, he went on to write four novels and over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sir was added to his name after he was knighted in 1902 by King Edward VII.

Famous Kin

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous kin currently derive from his royal ancestry. His ancestry can be traced back to William the Conqueror and a number of Magna Carta Sureties include Sir Saher de Quincy, Henry de Bohun, and Hugh le Bigod. Some of the U.S. Presidents that share a common ancestor with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter.

Some of the celebrities who share a royal kinship to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle include Benedict Cumberbatch, Humphrey Bogart, Dick Clark, Guy Ritchie, Alan Ladd, George Hamilton, Kyra Sedwick, Hugh Grant, Steve McQueen, Christopher Reeve, Edward Norton, and many others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry II, King of England

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

21st cousin
via John, King of England

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

20th cousin
via Sir William Longespee

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John FitzGeoffrey

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Beauchamp

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir John de Greystoke

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Joan Beaufort

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Robert de Ferrers

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

11th cousin 10 times removed
via Henry II, King of England

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

5th cousin 11 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

10th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir John FitzGeoffrey

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

10th cousin 11 times removed
via Sir Roger de Quincy

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

10th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir William de Beauchamp

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 4 times removed
via John de Botetourte

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

14th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir John de Greystoke

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

9th cousin 7 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir John FitzGeoffrey

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Roger de Quincy

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir William Longespee

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir William de Beauchamp

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John FitzGeoffrey

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Roger de Quincy

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

14th cousin 1 time removed
via Joan Beaufort

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

20th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Braiose

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