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THE ANCESTRY OF TONY BLAIR

 

1  Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

   b 6 May 1953, Edinburgh

  

Parents

 

2  Leo Charles Lynton Blair, formerly Parsons, barrister

   b 4 Aug 1923, Filey, Yorkshire

   d 16 Nov 2012

   m 29 Nov 1948, Barony Church, Glasgow

3  Hazel Elizabeth Rosaleen Corscaden

   b 12 Jun 1923, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

   d 28 Jun 1975, Durham

 

Grandparents

 

4  Charles Parsons, alias Jimmy Lynton, of Ealing, Middlesex, actor

   b 16 Jul 1887, Stockwell, Surrey

   d 19 Jan 1970, Ealing

   m 2 Jun 1927, Southwark Register Office, London

5  Mary Augusta Ridgway Bridson, alias Celia Ridgway, actress

   b 26 Aug 1886, Hidcote Bartrim, Gloucestershire

   d 9 Dec 1969, Isleworth, Middlesex

6  George Corscaden of Glasgow, butcher

   b 5 May 1877, Kilbarron, Co. Donegal

   d 21 Jan 1924, Glasgow

   m 8 Oct 1918, Glasgow

7  Sarah Margaret Lipsett

   b 17 Sep 1895, Ballyshannon

   d 1 Oct 1978, Strathaven, Lanarkshire

 

Great-grandparents

 

8  Tom Parsons of Stockwell, clerk

   b 5 Jun 1852, Kensal Town, Middlesex

   d 17 May 1932, Southampton

   m 25 Nov 1876, Battersea, Surrey

9  Mary Ann Wright

   b 12 Feb 1854, Westminster

   d 18 Jun 1932, Southampton

10 Augustus William Bridson of Besford Court, Worcestershire, army officer

   b 12 Nov 1849, Haulgh, Lancashire

   d 7 Jan 1933, Herne Bay, Kent

   m 9 Sep 1885, Edinburgh

11 Maria Emily Montford

   b 7 Aug 1864, Douglas, Isle of Man

   d 25 Jul 1944, Torquay, Devon

12 Thomas Corscaden of Carricknahorna, Co. Donegal, farmer

   b

   d bef 1918

   m 7 Jan 1858, Kilbarron

13 Martha Johnston

   b ca 1836

   d 7 Mar 1919, Kilbarron

14 James Lipsett of Ballyshannon, grocer

   b ca 1849, Co. Donegal

   d 29 Apr 1905, Ballyshannon

   m 26 May 1892, Kilbarron

15 Mary Patterson

   b ca 1870, Co. Donegal

   d

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16 Mark Parsons of Lambeth, railway plate layer

   b ca 1822, Moulsford, Berkshire

   d 6 Jul 1891, Lambeth

   m 25 Oct 1847, Acton, Middlesex

17 Jemima Soper

   b ca 1827, Kintbury

   d 29 Aug 1870, Lambeth

18 William Wright of Westminster and Lambeth, sawyer

   b ca 1818, Windsor

   d 25 Feb 1879, Battersea

   m 6 Oct 1845, Deptford

19 Sophia Archer

   b 16 Feb 1823, Greenwich, Kent

   d 6 Jan 1893, Kennington, London

20 Thomas Ridgway Bridson of Bridge House, Bolton, Lancashire, and Rock End, Torquay

   b Horwich, Lancashire, bap 6 Apr 1823, Horwich

   d 29 May 1904, Torquay

   m 10 Feb 1848, Urswick, Lancashire

21 Mary Smith

   b Urswick, bap 16 Jan 1827, Urswick

   d 20 Apr 1856, Torquay

22 Henry Montford of Douglas, physician

   b ca 1816, Ireland

   d 8 Feb 1882, Braddan, Isle of Man

   m 19 Oct 1863, Glasgow

23 Margaret Charlotte Flint

   b 16 Aug 1841, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

   d 9 Sep 1891, Droitwich, Worcestershire

24 James Corscaden

   b

   d

   m

25

   b

   d

26 Thomas Johnston

   b

   d

   m

27

   b

   d

28 Robert Lipsett, merchant

   b

   d

   m

29

   b

   d

30 William Patterson, farmer

   b

   d

   m

31

   b

   d

 

 

Sources

 

Edward J. Davies, “A Descent of Tony Blair from James V, King of Scots”, The Genealogist, 22(2008):247-55

John Rentoul, Tony Blair: Prime Minister (London, 2001)

Statutory registers: death record of George Corscaden

Statutory registers: marriage record of George Corscaden and [Sarah] Margaret Lipsett

Ashworth Peter Burke, Family Records (London, 1897)

Birth certificate of Charles Parsons

Marriage certificate of Tom Parsons and Mary Ann Wright

Marriage certificate of Thomas Ridgway Bridson and Mary Smith

1891 census returns, Lambeth, RG 12/406, f24

1871 census returns, Lambeth, RG 10/673, f13

1871 census returns, Lambeth, RG 10/674, f73

1851 census returns, Westminster, HO 107/1479, f738

1851 census returns, Upton cum Chalvey, HO 107/1718, f317

1901 census returns, Ballyshannon (available online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search)

1911 census returns, Ballyshannon (available online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search)

1911 census returns, Portswood, RG 14/6054

Birth certificate of Tom Parsons

Death certificate of Sophia (Archer) Wright

Death certificate of Mark Parsons

Death certificate of Jemima (Soper) Parsons

Death certificate of Sarah Margaret (Lipsett) (Corscaden) McLay

Death certificate of Mary (Smith) Bridson

Birth certificate of Mary Ann Wright

Death certificate of William Wright (courtesy of Raelene Wennan)

Death certificate of Tom Parsons

Death certificate of Mary Ann (Wright) Parsons

Acton parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com)

GenForum post by Marian Lipsett Barton on 3 Oct 2001 (http://genforum.genealogy.com/lipsett/messages/94.html)

Ireland Birth and Baptisms Index (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FG81-GLK)

Ireland Marriages Index (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGZ9-PLL)

The Guardian, 17 Nov 2012

St. John the Evangelist, Westminster, parish registers (available online at http://www.findmypast.co.uk)

Deptford parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com)

Greenwich parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com)

1851 census returns, Tonge with Haulgh, HO 107/2208, f33

Urswick parish registers

1861 census returns, Great Bolton, RG 9/2832, f66

Horwich chapel registers

Death certificate of Thomas Ridgway Bridson

The Times, 31 May 1904

Birth record of George Corscaden (available online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie)

Birth record of Sarah Margaret Lipsett (available online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie)

Death record of Martha (Johnston) Corscad[d]en (available online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie)

Death record of James Lipsett (available online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie)