Time for more genealogical randomness.
Two of the lead characters in the Disney “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise are the lovely Elizabeth Swan (played by Kira Knightly), and the drunken scoundrel Captain Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp).
It turns out that I am descended from both of them!
Elizabeth Swan (1653-1690), daughter of Robert Swan and Elizabeth Acy, is actually my 9x AND my 10x great grandmother. Her daughter Abigail Harriman (1683-1756) is my 8x great-grandmother and her daughter Elizabeth Harriman (1675 – 1720) is my 9x great-grandmother. She is an ancestor of my great-grandmother Lulu Cairns.
We all know that “Jack” is a nickname for John, right?
Captain Jonathan Sparrow (1633-1706), son of Richard Sparrow and Pandora Bangs (the best name for a grandmother ever, assuming you like your grandmothers to have porn names), was a Captain of the militia in Eastham, Massachusetts, and fought in King Philip’s War. He was my 10x great-grandfather… and also an ancestor of my great-grandmother Lulu Cairns.
His gravestone has a SKULL with WINGS growing out of it! Don’t be jealous.
This and other photos of the Sparrow family graves can be found here.
So there you go! My “Pirates of the Caribbean” ancestors.