Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer, famous for his role as Mike Carter, landlord of the Queen Vic in EastEnders, was the subject of a fascinating episode of Who Do You Think You Are? that revealed his descent from royalty. The particular line through which he derives his royal blood happens to be the same one that provides royal blood for Kate Middleton,  Duchess of Cambridge; the late Princess Diana; the late Queen Mother; Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex; Miranda Hart – and myself. It comes down from Harry ‘Hotspur’ Percy’s daughter Elizabeth as follows (as revealed on Who Do You Think You Are?, with some notes of my own on the connections with which this provides Danny to some other well-known people):

Elizabeth Percy = John Clifford, 7th Baron Clifford (d. 1422).

Mary Clifford = Sir Philip Wentworth (d. 1464). They had a daughetr Elizabrth Wentworth, wife of Sir Martin at See, who was ancestress of Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and of:

Sir Henry Wentworth (d.c. 1499) = Anne Say

Margery Wentworth (d. 1550) = Sir John Seymour (1475-1536), parents of Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII; of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset) ancestor of both the late Queen Mother and also of the late Diana, Princess of Wales) and of:

Elizabeth Seymour = Gregory, 1st Baron Cromwell

Henry, 2nd Baron Cromwell (c. 1538-1592) = Mary Paulet (d. 1592)

Catherine Cromwell (d. 1621) = Sir Lionel Tollemache, 1st Baronet (d. 1612)

Anne Tollemache = Robert Gosnold (d. 1634)

Robert Gosnold (d. 1658) = Dorothy Jegon

Lionel Gosnold (d.c. 1702) -= Rebecca Hardy

Walter Gosnold (d. 1713) = Elizabeth (d. 1700)

Tendring Gosnold = Ann Reynolds

Charles Gosnold (d. 1788) = Sarah French

Ann Gosnold (d. 1843) = James Buttivant (d. 1824)

Charles Buttivant (d. 1865) = Hannah Wing

Albert Buttivant (d. 1935) = Ann Howcutt (d. 1933)

Mary Ann Buttivant (1877-1960) = John Wallace

Mary Ann Wallace (d. 1941) = Arthur Rudd (d. 1994)

Joyce M. Rudd (b. 1931) = John D. Dyer (1931-2015)

Antony Dyer (b. 1955) = Christine Meakin (b. 1955)

Danny Dyer (b. 1977) = Joanne Mas

Dani Dyer (b. 1996), star of Love Island

Image result for danny dyer and dani dyerDanny Dyer and his daughter Dani Dyer