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The Beach - Churchill Connection


descendants of Nathan beach and Jemima Curtis and their ancestors share a common ancestor with England's great statesman Sir Winston Leonard  Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister of England during World War 2. here's the chart, starting with Sir Winston:

Sir Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965  
Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill, 1849 - 1895 Jeanette "Jennie" Jerome, 1854 - 1921
Leonard Walter Jerome 1817 - 1891 Clarissa Hall, 1825 - 1895
Ambrose2 Hall, 1774 - 1827 Clarissa Wilcox, 1796 -
Ambrose1 Hall, 1735 - 1800 Mehitabel Beach, 1749 -
Joseph Beach, 1714 - Experience Beecher, 1719 -
Nathan Beach, 1692 - after 1737 Jemima Curtis
Thomas Beach, 1659 - 1741 Phoebe Wilcoxen
John Beach, 16?? - 1677 Mary (?)

Notes and Sources:

Sir Winston is a 6th generation descendant of Nathan Beach, and I am a 9th generation descendant of Nathan. See my Beach Page for more info. According to the relationship chart by Bill Curtis, I am a 5th cousin 3 times removed to Sir Winston.   See the curtis Family Genealogy site at www.curtis-curtiss.com.

parents of ambrose1 Hall were Thomas Hall and Lydia Curtis, whose father was Joseph Curtis, brother of Jemima.

A considerable amount of help in compiling this connection to Sir Winston was found in RootsWeb's gedcom files.  I learned of the link from Beach cousin Ray Richard, who gave me the names of each of Sir Winston's ancestors in this line. I then found Don Raney's gedcom file in RootsWeb's WorldConnect site.  His source for the information is The new York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. LXXIII, No. 4, October 1942, in the article  "American Kinships of Mr. Winston Churchill."

Also helping by confirming the information was cousin Eugene Beach. Check his Beach Family Journal website if you have a Beach surname in your ancestry.


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