Orson Welles to Diana

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In the book American Ancestors and Cousins of the Princess of Wales, by Gary Boyd Roberts & William Addams Reitwiesner. Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. Baltimore, 1984. they gives details for how Orson Welles is related to Diana Spencer, the Princess of Wales. On page 59 they give Orson's relevant lineal ascent as follows: "Richard Head Welles & Beatrice Ives; Richard Jones Welles & Mary Blanche Head; Orson Sherman Head & Mary Jane Treadwell; Jonathan Head, Jr. & Hepzibah Livermore; Jonathan Head & Ruth Little; Fobes Little & Sarah Baker; John Little & Constant Fobes; William Fobes & Martha Pabodie; 52-3"

52-3 refers to where William fits in the genealogical chart for Dr Joseph Strong.

Page 30 of this same work tells us who 52-3 were : "52 John Fobes, d Bridgewater, Mass, 1660. In 1656 m as her first husband 53 Constant Mitchell who secondly in 1662 married John Briggs of Portsmouth, RI."

26 Caleb Fobes d Preston 25 Aug 1710 m at Norwich 30 Jun 1681

27 Sarah Gager

12 Samuel Bishop Jr b Ipswich, Mass Feb 1678/9

13 Sarah Fobes b Norwich 24 Jun 1684

6 Caleb Bishop b Norwich 16 Mar 1715/6

7 Keziah Hibbard b Windham Conn 19 May 1722

2 Benajah Strong b Coventry, Conn 13 Oct 1740

3 Lucy Bishop b Norwich, Conn 21 Dec 1747

1 Dr Joseph Strong 1770-1812

And then on Page 21 - 25 we find the descent from Dr Joseph Strong to Diana given as

1 Dr Joseph Strong b South Coventry, Conn 10 Mar 1770

2 Eleanor Strong b Philadelphia about 1802/3

3 Ellen Wood b Chillicothe 18 July 1831

4 Frances Eleanor Work b New York City 27 Oct 1857

5 Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy b Chelsea, England 15 May 1885

6 Ruth Burke Roche b Sandringham 20 Jan 1936

7 Diana, Princess of Wales b Sandringham 1 Jul 1961

So Diana and Orson Welles are fifth cousins with the common ancestor Dr Joseph Strong b 1770.

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