Ancestry of George Orwell (1903-1950), author

The ancestry (genealogy) of George Orwell (1903-1950), author

Ancestry of George Orwell (1903-1950), author



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The numbers next to the headings below, indicate the position of that person in the Ahnentafel (Ancestor Table) with George himself in position 1.

1 George Orwell
George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in British India.  He was a journalist and novelist who wrote under the pen-name George Orwell.  His most famous works which sold in the millions of copies were Animal Farm and 1984.

2 Richard Walmesley Blair
3 Ida Mabel Limousin
4 Rev Thomas Richardson Blair
5 Francis Hare
8 Charles Blair

16 Charles Blair of Dorset
17 Mary Fane
34 Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmoreland
35 Elizabeth Swymmer
68 Henry Fane of Brimpton, Somerset
Also ancestor of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
69 Anne Scrope
Also ancestor of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

Henry Fane (68 above) descends from the English throne as follows
Henry Fane
Sir Francis Fane, K.B. so-created in 1661
Sir Francis Fane of Fulbeck, K.B. so-created in 1625
Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmoreland
Mary Neville, Baroness le Despencer 1604 (by patent)
Henry Neville, 6th Baron Abergavenny
George Neville, 5th Baron Abergavenny
George Neville, 4th Baron Abergavenny
Edward Neville , Baron Abergavenny j.u.
Joan (Jane) Beaufort, Baroness Neville, Countess of Westmoreland
John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Aquitaine 1389- and Duke of Lancaster
Edward III, King of England 1327-77

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