Monday, 5 January 2015

HERITAGE CHART - BEATRIX POTTER

DESCENDANTS OF EDMUND POTTER

(1802)


DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SALMON

(1729)


Note: WILLIAM HOPES HEELIS ABOVE IS THE BROTHER OF 

REVD. JOHN HEELIS BELOW

DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD HEELIS

(1768)



Catherine, Duchess of Cornwall's 3 x Great Uncle was the Leeds University pro-chancellor Dr Arthur Lupton, whose brother-in-law was Lord Ashton,1st Baron Ashton of Hyde. Baron Ashton was the first cousin of Beatrix.


Two of Lord Ashton's sisters married Lupton brothers; Sir Charles Lupton to Katharine and Arthur Lupton to Harriet. Lord Ashton's first cousin, Helen Potter (nee Leech), was the mother of Beatrix Potter  The Lupton family are the paternal ancestors of Catherine Duchess of Cambridge.

Lord Ashton married Eva Margaret James, daughter of John Henry James and his wife Jane Ramsden Ashworth, in 1886. They had four children, two sons and two daughters:

i. Thomas Henry Ashton (8 October 1887 - 20 September 1897)

ii. The Hon. Marion Evelyn Ashton (born 1890) - married Major Robert Wood

iii. The Hon. Margaret Joan Ashton (born 1893) - married Hugh Whistler

iv. Thomas Henry Raymond Ashton

(2nd October 1901 - 21 March 1983) - succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Ashton of Hyde.



  1. CitationsWalker, Tim (22 July 2014). "Duchess of Cambridge is related to Beatrix Potter". The Daily Telegraph. p. 8. 
  2. Rayner, Gordon. "How the family of 'commoner' Kate Middleton has been rubbing shoulders with royalty for a century". UK Daily Telegraph, June 23, 2013.
  3. Retrieved 16 December 2014.




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