J. K. Simmons

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J. K. Simmons

TV and Movie Actor


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Robert FitzWalter

Magna Carta Surety

22nd great-grandfather

Robert de Ros

Magna Carta Surety

23rd great-grandfather

Sir Saher de Quincy

Magna Carta Surety

23rd great-grandfather

Sam Houston

1st President of the Republic of Texas

1st cousin 5 times removed via John Paxton

General Elisha F. Paxton

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

2nd cousin 5 times removed via John Paxton

Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

4th cousin 5 times removed via Gov. Simon Bradstreet

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

First woman executed for murder in U.S. by non-British government

4th cousin 6 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

John Langdon

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 6 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Hazen

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 4 times removed via Gov. Simon Bradstreet

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 5 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

5th cousin 5 times removed via Francis Peabody

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Edmund Waller

English Poet and Politician

5th cousin 11 times removed via John Brome

Bill Paxton

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Paxton

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

6th cousin 3 times removed via Gov. Simon Bradstreet

Samuel F. B. Morse

Painter and Co-Inventor of Morse Code

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas French

Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas French

Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

6th cousin 13 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

6th cousin 14 times removed via Sir John Howard

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Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

6th cousin 14 times removed via Sir John Howard

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin via John Paxton

Sara Paxton

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Paxton

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

7th cousin 3 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

John Brown

American Abolitionist

7th cousin 3 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

7th cousin 3 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin via John Bradstreet

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 1 time removed via Gov. Simon Bradstreet

Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 1 time removed via Lydia Peabody

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Howlett

Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

8th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Louis Auchincloss

Author

8th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

9th cousin via Gov. Simon Bradstreet

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin via Lydia Peabody

Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

9th cousin via Gov. Simon Bradstreet

George Hamilton

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin via Gov. Simon Bradstreet

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

9th cousin 1 time removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

9th cousin 1 time removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

9th cousin 1 time removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Meghan Markle

Duchess of Sussex, TV Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. William Perkins

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via Gov. Simon Bradstreet

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Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

9th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. William Perkins

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Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas French

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

9th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. Simon Bradstreet

Jane Seymour

3rd Wife of King Henry VIII

9th cousin 12 times removed via William de Odingsells

Halle Berry

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin via Francis Peabody

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

10th cousin via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

10th cousin via Francis Peabody

Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

10th cousin via Francis Peabody

Mark Wahlberg

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Francis Peabody

Donnie Wahlberg

Singer and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Francis Peabody

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Keri Russell

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

10th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Rev. George Burroughs

Executed for Witchcraft, Salem 1692

10th cousin 10 times removed via Sir John Howard

Orrin Hatch

U.S. Senator from Utah

11th cousin via Thomas French

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Thorne

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas French

Tim Robbins

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas French

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

12th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Thorne

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

12th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Thorne

Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

12th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Thorne

Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

12th cousin 3 times removed via John Denton

Marshall Field

Founder of Marshall Field & Co.

12th cousin 4 times removed via John Brome

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Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

12th cousin 4 times removed via John Brome

Charles Carroll

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Hugh Shirley

Daniel Carroll

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Hugh Shirley

John Carroll

Founder of Georgetown University

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Hugh Shirley

Helen Keller

Author and Activist

13th cousin 2 times removed via John Denton

Helen (Herron) Taft

First Lady of President William H. Taft

13th cousin 3 times removed via John Brome

Ray Bradbury

Author of The Martian Chronicles

14th cousin 1 time removed via John Denton

Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

14th cousin 2 times removed via John Brome

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Francis Scott Key

Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Hugh Shirley

Fletcher Christian

Leader of the mutiny on the Bounty

14th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

14th cousin 6 times removed via Sir John Marmion

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Thomas Jefferson

3rd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

14th cousin 6 times removed via Sir John Howard

Samuel Howard

Boston Tea Party Participant

14th cousin 6 times removed via Sir John Howard

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

15th cousin via John Denton

Carole Lombard

Movie Actress

15th cousin via John Denton

Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

15th cousin 1 time removed via John Denton

John McCain

U.S. Senator from Arizona

15th cousin 1 time removed via John Brome

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

15th cousin 1 time removed via John Brome

Ethan Hawke

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Novelist

15th cousin 1 time removed via John Denton

Richard Henry Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

15th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

15th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

15th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John Marmion

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Henry Lee III

9th Governor of Virginia

15th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John Howard

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Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

15th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John Marmion

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John Marshall

4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

15th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John Howard

Caesar Rodney

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

15th cousin 6 times removed via William de Odingsells

Cara Delevingne

Fashion Model and Movie Actress

16th cousin 2 times removed via John Brome

Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Thomas Sim Lee

2nd and 7th Governor of Maryland

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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General Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

16th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Howard

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

16th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Howard

Abraham Baldwin

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

16th cousin 5 times removed via William de Odingsells

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Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Hugh Shirley

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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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Fitzhugh Lee

40th Governor of Virginia

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Howard

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Leverett Saltonstall

55th Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Howard

Judy Garland

Singer and Movie Actress

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie, Television and Stage Actor

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Marmion

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John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Howard

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Edith (Bolling) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Howard

Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

18th cousin 3 times removed via William de Odingsells

William C. C. Claiborne

1st Governor of Louisiana

18th cousin 3 times removed via William de Odingsells

Elizabeth Montgomery

TV Actress - “Bewitched”

19th cousin via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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Camilla Parker Bowles

Duchess of Cornwall

19th cousin via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Frank Lloyd Wright

American Architect

19th cousin via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Sandra Day O'Connor

First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

19th cousin via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Liza Minnelli

Singer and Actress

19th cousin via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Henry Lloyd

40th Governor of Maryland

19th cousin via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Tom Hanks

Movie Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Lou (Henry) Hoover

First Lady of President Herbert Hoover

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Howard

Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Howard

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Howard

Upton Sinclair

Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Howard

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Guy Ritchie

British Filmmaker

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Hugh Grant

Movie Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Tilda Swinton

Movie Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Howard

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Kit Harington

TV Actor - “Game of Thrones”

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

Catherine Middleton

Duchess of Cambridge

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

19th cousin 2 times removed via William de Odingsells

Anne Baxter

Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

20th cousin via Sir John Howard

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

20th cousin via Sir John Howard

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

20th cousin via Sir John Howard

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Howard

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

20th cousin 1 time removed via William de Odingsells

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Howard

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Howard

Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Howard

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Howard

Edward Norton

Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Howard

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

21st cousin via William de Odingsells

Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

21st cousin via William de Odingsells

Christian Herter

59th Governor of Massachusetts

21st cousin via William de Odingsells


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