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Ancestry and early life[]

Grant was born at Hammersmith Hospital in London, England, the son of Fynvola Susan (née MacLean) and Captain James Murray Grant.[1] Genealogist Antony Adolph described Grant's family history as "a colourful Anglo-Scottish tapestry of warriors, empire-builders and aristocracy."[2] Grant is from a long line of Scots military men, doctors and explorers, including William Drummond and Dr. James Stewart.[2][3][4] John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl, Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Rt Hon. Sir Evan Nepean, and former British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval are a few of his notable maternal antecedents.[5] Grant's grandfather, Major James Murray Grant, DSO, a native of Inverness in Scotland, was decorated for bravery and leadership at Dunkirk during WWII.[6]

Grant's father, Capt. Grant, was trained at Sandhurst and served with the Seaforth Highlanders for eight years in Malaya, Germany and Scotland.[7] He ran a carpet firm, pursued hobbies such as golf and watercolouring, and raised his family in Chiswick, West London, where the Grants lived next to Arlington Park Mansions on Sutton Lane.[8][9] In September 2006, a collection of Capt. Grant's paintings was hosted by the John Martin Gallery in a charity exhibition, organised by his famous son, called "James Grant: 30 Years of Watercolours."[10] His mother, Fynvola Grant, was the great-granddaughter of Sir Evan Colville Nepean (CB), whose father, Rev. Canon Evan Nepean, served as the Canon of Westminster and was Chaplain In Ordinary to Queen Victoria.[11] She worked as a schoolteacher and taught Latin, French and music for more than 30 years in the state schools of West London.[12] She died in Hounslow, London, at the age of 65,[13] in July 2001, after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer.[14]


Personal facts[]

  • Occupation: Actor

Family[]

Parents[]

Siblings[]

Spouse[]

  • Name:[[]]
  • Married: [[ | ]], [[|]] at [[]]
  • Children:

Notes[]

Ahnentafel[]

1st Generation[]

  • 1 Hugh Grant (1960)

2nd Generation[]

3rd Generation[]

4th Generation[]

5th Generation[]

6th Generation[]

7th Generation[]

  • 64 (Grant)
  • 65-67 unknown
  • 68 Henry Francis Fynn (1779-1828)
  • 69 Elizabeth Copstick (1781-1828)
  • 70 Thomas West (bef1797-)
  • 71 Dorothea Adriana van der Schyff (1777-)
  • 72 (Stewart)
  • 74 (Dudgeon)
  • 76 James Stephen (1785-1851)
  • 77 Janet Brown (c1787-1865)
  • 80 (Martin)
  • 81-97 unknown
  • 96 (Maclean)
  • 97-103 unknown
  • 104 (Hewlett)
  • 105-111 unknown
  • 112 (Randolph)
  • 113 unknown
  • 114 Rev. Henry Roger Drummond (?-1806), Rector of Fawley [17]
  • 115 Susanna Wells (?-1808) [18]
  • 116 Felton Lionel Hervey (?-1785)
  • 117 Selina Mary Elwell (?-1841)
  • 118-119 unknown
  • 120 Rt. Hon. Sir Evan Nepean, 1st Baronet Nepean of Bothenhampton (?-1822)
  • 121 Margaret Skinner (?-1833)
  • 122 Sir Herbert Jenner-Fust (1778-1852)
  • 123 Elizabeth Lascelles (1784-1828)
  • 124 (Jenner)
  • 125-127 unknown

8th Generation[]

  • 128 (Grant)
  • 142 Hermanus van der Schyff (1740-1821)
  • 143 Johanna Margaretha Boomhouer (1748-1793)
  • 192 (Maclean)
  • 208 (Hewlett)
  • 224 (Randolph)
  • 228 Hon. Robert Drummond (1728-1804) [19]
  • 229 Winifred Thompson [20]
  • 230 (Wells)
  • 232 Felton Hervey (1711/12-1773)
  • 233 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol (1665-1750/51) [21]
  • 234 Elizabeth Felton (1676-1741)
  • 240 Nicholas Nepean
  • 241 Margaret Jones
  • 242 Captain William Skinner
  • 243 unknown
  • 244 Robert Jenner
  • 245 Ann Birt
  • 246 Lt. Gen. Francis Lascelles
  • 247
  • 248-255 unknown

9th Generation[]

  • 256 (Grant)
  • 284 Johannes van de Schyff (1714-?)
  • 285 Magdalena Christina Adolphse van de Kaap (?-?)
  • 286 Frederik Boomhouer (?-?)
  • 286 Hermina Claasen van de Kaap (c1728-?)
  • 384 (Maclean)
  • 416 (Hewlett)
  • 448 (Randolph)
  • 456 William Drummond, 4th Viscount Strathallan (?-c1746) [22]
  • 457 Hon. Margaret Nairne Murray (1692-1773) [23]
  • 458 William Thompson
  • 460 (Wells)
  • 466 (Hervey)
  • 468 Sir Thomas Felton, 4th Baronet Felton of Playford (?-1708)
  • 469 Lady Elizabeth Howard
  • 480 Nicholas Nepean
  • 482 Evan Jones
  • 484 (Skinner)
  • 488 {Jenner}
  • 490 Peter Birt of Wenvoe Castle

10th Generation[]

  • 512 (Grant)
  • 568 Harmen Baren van de Schyff (?-?) of Rotterdam
  • 569 Silillia Pretorius (1685-?) of South Africa
  • 768 (Maclean)
  • 832 (Hewlett)
  • 896 (Randolph)
  • 912 Sir John Drummond (?-1707)
  • 913 Margaret Stewart
  • 914 William Murray, 2nd Lord Nairne (1664-1726)
  • 915 Margaret Nairne
  • 916 (Thompson
  • 920 (Wells)
  • 938 James Howard, 3rd Earl of Suffolk (1606-1688)
  • 939 Barbara Villiers (?-1681)
  • 960 (Nepean)
  • 964 (Jones)
  • 968 (Skinner)
  • 976 (Fust)
  • 992 (Jenner)

11th Generation[]

  • 1824 Sir James Drummond (?-1675)
  • 1825 Anna Hay
  • 1826 Sir William Stewart
  • 1828 John Murray, 1st Marquess of Athole (1631-1703)
  • 1829 Lady Amelia Ann Sophia Stanley (1633-1702)
  • 1830 Sir Robert Nairne, 1st Lord Nairne (c1620-1683)
  • 1831 Margaret Graham (?-c1704)
  • 1876 Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk (1584-1640)
  • 1878 Edward Villiers (c1574-1626)
  • 1879 Barbara St. John

12th Generation[]

  • 3648 Sir James Drummond
  • 3649 Catherine Hamilton
  • 3650 George Hay
  • 3651 Isabel Cheyne
  • 3656 John Murray, 1st Earl of Atholl (c1610-1642)
  • 3657 Jean Campbell
  • 3658 Sir James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby (1607-1651)
  • 3659 Charlotte de la Trémoille (?-1663/64)
  • 3662 Patrick Graham
  • 3754 Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk (1561-1626)
  • 3755 Catherine Knyvet (1564-c1633)
  • 3756 Sir George Villiers (1550-1606)]] of Brokesby
  • 3757 Audrey Saunders (?-1588)
  • 3758 Sir John St. John

13th Generation[]

  • 7296 James Drummond, 1st Lord Maderty (1551-1623)
  • 7297 Jane Chisholm
  • 7298 Sir John Hamilton
  • 7300 Andrew Hay, 8th Earl of Erroll (?-1585)
  • 7301 Lady Agnes Sinclair
  • 7302 Sir Patrick Cheyne of Essilmont
  • 7312 William Murray, 2nd Earl of Tullibardine (c1572-c1627)
  • 7313 Dorothea Stewart (?-1628)
  • 7314 Sir Duncan Campbell, 1st Baronet Campbell of Glenorchy (c1550-1631)
  • 7315 Elizabeth Sinclair (?-1654)
  • 7316 Sir William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (?-1642)
  • 7317 Lady Elizabeth de Vere (?-1626/27)
  • 7318 Claude de la Trémoille, Duc de Thouars
  • 7319 Charlotte von Nassau-Dillenburg
  • 7508 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (1536-1572)
  • 7509 Margaret Audley (1540-1564)
  • 7510 Sir Henry Knyvet of Charlton
  • 7511 Elizabeth Stumpe

14th Generation[]

  • 14592 David Drummond, 2nd Lord Drummond (c1516-1571)
  • 14593 Lilias Ruthven
  • 14594 Sir James Chisholm
  • 14600 George Hay, 7th Earl of Erroll (?-1573/74)
  • 14601 Margaret Robertson
  • 14602 George Sinclair, 4th Earl of Caithness (?-1582)
  • 14603 Elizabeth Graham
  • 14624 Sir John Murray, 1st Earl of Tullibardine (c1550-1613)
  • 14625 Catherine Drummond
  • 14626 John Stewart, 5th Earl of Atholl (1563-1595)
  • 14627 Lady Mary Ruthven
  • 14628 Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy (?-1583)
  • 14629 Catherine Ruthven
  • 14630 Henry Sinclair, 5th Lord St. Clair (c1527-1601)
  • 14631 Elizabeth Forbes (1545-1647)
  • 14632 Sir Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby (?-1593)
  • 14633 Lady Margaret Clifford (?-1596)
  • 14634 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604)
  • 14635 Anne Cecil (1556-1589)
  • 14636 Louis de la Trémoille, Duc de Thouars (?-1577)]]
  • 14637 Jeanne de Montmorency (?-1596)]]
  • 14638 Willem I von Nassau-Dillenburg, Prince of Orange (1533-1584)]]
  • 14639 Charlotte de Montpensier (c1546-1582)]]
  • 15016 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547)
  • 15017 Lady Frances de Vere (c1516-1577)
  • 15018 Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden (c1488-1544)
  • 15019 Elizabeth Grey

15th Generation[]

16th Generation[]

17th Generation[]

18th Generation[]

19th Generation[]

20th Generation[]

References[]

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  2. ^ a b Gilchrist, Jim (17 August 2005). "Stars dig up surprises with their ancestors". The Scotsman. http://news.scotsman.com/genealogy/Stars-dig-up-surprises-with.2652717.jp. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Grants of Glenmoriston". ElectricScotland.com. http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/dtog/grant2.html. Retrieved 2007-09-28. 
  4. ^ Hugh's Family Tree
  5. ^ Hodgson, Richard. "Ancestors of a 21st century British family". MyFamily.com,Inc.. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=ancestorsearch&id=I371. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  6. ^ Cobain, Ian (4 June 2000). "Survivors of 'sacrificed' division still feel bitter". The Sunday Telegraph. http://home.clara.net/clinchy/51st.htm. 
  7. ^ Ritchie, John (24 January 2001). "'Upstage Guy? I should be so lucky". The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2001/01/24/tlritc24.xml. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  8. ^ Nikkhah, Roya (9 October 2006). "Hugh Grant's (early) life in pictures". The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1528474/Hugh-Grant%27s-%28early%29-life-in-pictures.html. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  9. ^ "Inside the Actors Studio: Hugh Grant". Presenter: James Lipton. Inside the Actors StudioWp globe tiny.gif. Bravo. 2002-05-12Wp globe tiny.gif. No. 813, season 8.
  10. ^ "James Grant - 30 Years of Watercolours". jmlondon.com. http://www.jmlondon.com/pages/artistexhibitions/26311.html. Retrieved 2007-10-18. 
  11. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Person Page 23883:Rev. Canon Evan Nepean". thePeerage.com. http://www.thepeerage.com/p23883.htm#i238829. Retrieved 2007-09-28. 
  12. ^ Richard Boullemier (21 July 2007). "Chris bids farewell". Richmond & Twickenham Times. http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/1561135.0/. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  13. ^ Deaths England and Wales 1984-2006
  14. ^ WENN (13 July 2001). "Hugh Loses His Mother". cinema.com. http://www.cinema.com/news/item/4604/hugh-loses-his-mother.phtml. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
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