Ancestry of Helena Bonham Carter (Pedigree Chart & Ahnentafel)

by William Roussyn

Helena Bonham Carter’s ancestry (pedigree form: 5 generations)

Helena Bonham Carter’s ancestry (pedigree form: 5 generations)

I.

1) Helena Bonham Carter, C.B.E. [2012] – Wikipedia article
⁂ 26th May 1966, Golders Green, Barnet, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

  • Occupation: actress (no formal training, yet she is a two-time Academy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe nominee. She has won an International Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.).

Helena Bonham Carter

II. Parents =================================================================================

Raymond Bonham Carter (left) and Elena Propper de Callejon (right)

2) 2nd Lt. The Hon. Raymond Henry Bonham CarterWikipedia article
⁂ 19th June 1929, Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
† 17th January 2004, Golders Green, Barnet, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

  • Occupation(s): banker, civil servant and soldier (Irish Guards, National Service). Acting Adviser to the Bank of England [1958-1963]; alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund [1961-1963]; Warburgs [1963-1977]; Director of the Industrial Development Unit at the Department of Industry [1977-1979].
  • Miscellaneous: (1) Member of Brooks’s Club (according to Burke’s Landed Gentry). (2) In 1979, he had a brain tumour which was removed by surgery but left him seriously disabled (quadriplegic and partially blind).

married 26th June 1958, Asnières-sur-Oise, French (4th) Republic

3) Elena Propper de Callejón
⁂ 1935, prob. Madrid, Kingdom of Spain

  • Occupation: psychotherapist (professional qualification unknown, possibly self-educated).

III. Grandparents ===========================================================================

Helena Bonham Carter’s (paternal) grandparents: Sir Maurice Bonham Carter & Helen Violet Asquith, Baroness Asquith of Yarbury

4) Sir Maurice “Bongie” Bonham Carter, K.C.B. [1916], K.C.V.O. [1917] – Wikipedia article
⁂ 11th October 1880, Kensington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
† 7th June 1960, Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom

married on 30th November 1915, City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom

5) The Hon.Lady* Helen Violet Asquith, Lady Bonham Carter [1916-1969], Baroness Asquith of Yanbury [life peerage, 1964-1969], D.B.E. [1953] – Wikipedia article – * “The Hon. Lady” was a courtesy title given to her after her father’s elevation to the peerage in 1925, while the earlier title “Lady Bonham Carter” was given to her in 1916 by virtue of being married to a knight of the realm.
⁂ 15th April 1887, Hampstead, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
† 19th February 1969, Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom

 

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Helena Bonham Carter’s (maternal) grandparents: Don Eduardo Propper de Callejón & Baroness Hélène Fould-Springer

6) S.E. [Su excelencia] Don Eduardo Propper de Callejón, “Righteous Among the Nations[awarded by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum for his humanitarian work, freeing Jews from occupied France during the Second World War]Wikipedia article
⁂ 9th April 1894, Madrid, Kingdom of Spain
† 1972, Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

  • Occupation(s): diplomat and encoding expert. First Secretary at the Spanish Embassy [1939-1940]; Spanish Ambassador to Norway; Minister of Foreign Affairs (under Francisco Franco).
  • Religion: Christianity (Roman Catholic) [his father Max – despite being a Jew – raised him in the Catholic faith; Max’s wife was a Roman Catholic].

 married on 28th December 1929, Asnières-sur-Oise, French (3rd) Republic

7) Hélène “Bubbles” baronne Fould-Springer
⁂ 22nd October 1907, poss. France
† 1997 in Kensingston, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

  • Religion: raised as a Jew but later converted to Roman Catholicism after World War II.
  • Miscellaneous: Helene wrote an autobiography called ‘I Loved My Stay’: click here.

IV. Great-grandparents =============================================================================

Helena’s great-grandfather: Henry “Harry” Bonham Carter”

8) Henry “Harry” Bonham Carter
⁂ 15th February 1827, Hyde Park Square, Kensington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
† 22nd March 1921, Hyde Park Square, Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom

₪ married in 1862, Bromley, Kent, England, United Kingdom

9) Sibella Charlotte Norman
⁂ 27th March 1837, Bromley, Kent, England, United Kingdom
† 7th October 1916, Petersfield, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

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H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

10) The Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry (H. H.) Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith [1925-1928], M.P., K.G., P.C., Q.C., F.R.S.Wikipedia article
⁂ 12th September 1852, Morley, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
† 15th February 1928, Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

₪ married in 1877, Rusholme Congregationalist Church, Rusholme, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. After Helen died in 1891, Aquith married Emily Alice Margaret “Margot” Tennant (a noted writer, socialite and wit) in 1894.

11) Helen Kelsall Melland
⁂ 1854, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
† 11th September 1891, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, County of Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

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12) Maximilian Propper
⁂ 1856
† 1916

₪ married on 21st Sepetember (or November) 1890, Paris, French (3rd) Republic

13) Jeanne Isabelle Héloïse Dolorès “Juana” de Callejón

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Helena Bonham Carter’s great-grandmother: Baroness Marie-Cécile “Mitzi” von Springer

14) Eugène Charles Joachim baron Fould-Springer (born as Eugène Charles Joachim Fould) – Eugène was ennobled on the 25th November 1912 by Franz Joseph I of Austria, Emperor of Austria, who gave him the title “baron Fould-Springer.”
⁂ 14th August 1876, Ville-d’Avray, Paris, French (3rd) Republic
† 1929, Shanghai, Republic of China

  • Occupation: banker, financier and art collector.
  • Religion: Judaism

₪ married on 12th April 1905, Vienna, Lower Austria, Cisleithania, Austro-Hungarian Empire. After she was widowed, Marie married Frank Wooster in 1933.

15) Marie-Cécile “Mitzi” Freiin von Springer
⁂ 1886
† 9th December 1978, Hôtel Ritz, Paris, French (5th) Republic

V. Great-great-grandparents ==================================================================

16) John Bonham Carter, M.P., D.L., J.P. (born as John Carter, son of Sir John Carter, Mayor of Portsmouth) – * “…assumed by Roy[al] License 1827, the additional name of BONHAM on succeeding to the property of his cousin, Thomas Bonham, at Buriton and elsewhere in Hants.” (Burke’s Landed Gentry)Wikipedia article
⁂ 29th September 1788, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, Great Britain
† 17th February 1838, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

₪ married on 25th December 1816

17) Joanna Maria Smith (daughter of the abolitionist William Smith, M.P. and the aunt of Florence Nightingale)
⁂ 19th November 1791, Little Parndon, Essex, England, Great Britain
† 1884, Bromley Common, Bromley, Kent, England, United Kingdom

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Helena’s great-great grandfather: George Warde Norman

18) George Warde Norman, D.L., J.P.
⁂ 20th September 1793, Bromley, Kent, England, Great Britain
† 4th September 1882, Bromley Common, Bromley, Kent, England, United Kingdom

₪ married on 12th October 1830, St. George’s, Hanover Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

19) Sibella Stone
⁂ 1808, Calcutta, India (Company Raj)
† 14th May 1887, Paddington, Holborn, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

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20) Joseph Dixon Asquith
⁂ 10th February 1824, Morley, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
† 16th June 1860, Batley, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

₪ married in 1850, Huddersfield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

21) Emily Willans
⁂ 4th May 1828, Huddersfield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
† 15th December 1888, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

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Helena’s great-great grandfather: Dr. Frederick Melland

22) Dr. Frederick Melland, M.D. – Frederick Melland (by Stephen Askey)
⁂ 14th April 1818, Youlgreave, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
† 17th January 1911, Victoria Park, Rusholme, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

  • Occupation(s): physician and surgeon (L.S.A. [1840], M.R.C.S. [1841]). Consulting Surgeon to Chorlton-on-Medlock Dispensary [1861], Assistant Surgeon to the 1st Manchester or 6th Lancashire Volunteers [1861]
  • Religion: Christianity (“Protestant Dissenter” Congregationalist Church)

₪ married in 1852, Providence Chapel, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

23) Ann Heap Kelsall
⁂ 1823, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
† 3rd March 1860, Victoria Park, Rusholme, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

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24) Aloys Propper

25) Jeanne Kohn
⁂ 1825
† 1917

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26) S.E. [Su excelencia] Don Juan de Callejón

  • Occupation(s): diplomat and consul, Consul General at New Orleans
  • Religion: prob. Christianity (Roman Catholic)

₪ married in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States of America

27) Heloise Kennedy
⁂ circa 1841, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
† 18th June 1920, Kingdom of Spain

Special thanks to Henry Bisharat (in the comment section) for providing me with information on Heloise Kennedy.

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Helena’s great-great grandmother: Thérèse Ephrussi (mme. Fould)

28) Léon Fould (related to the noted financier (Finance Minister for Napoleon III) and politican Achille Fould)
⁂ 23rd June 1839
† 25th December 1924

₪ married in Paris, French (3rd) Republic

29) Thérèse Bacha Prascovia Ephrussi
⁂ 1851
† 1911

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30) Gustave Freiherr von Springer (born as Gustav Springer)
⁂ 30th September 1842, Vienna, Austrian Empire
† 12th April 1920, Vienna, Republic of Austria

  • Occupation: industrialist (yeast goods)
  • Religion: Judaism

31) Hélène baronne de Königswarter (daughter of the Deputy of Paris, Maximilien baron de Königswarter)
⁂ 8th August 1846, Paris, Kingdom of the French (July Monarchy)
† 1886

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