The Descendants Of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton

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Lord Nelson And Lady Hamilton had one child…

She was Horatia Nelson and was born in 1801. Roundabout October time each year many people ask our family just how we are descended from Horatio Nelson and Emma Hamilton.

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This following  link will give you a gedcom file and all the basic geneaolgy of our line from Admiral Viscount

Horatio Nelson and Emma Lady Hamilton.

The information was compiled using family records and pictures

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  1. Posted by Lcc_IT, at Reply

    Nice post! I’ve found this:

    Were they your relatives?

  2. Posted by Mark Tucker, at Reply

    Bless Nelson for all he did for England. His new family with Lady Hamilton should have been honoured and looked after as his dying legacy to England, but they were not . My humble thanks to him for all he did and to his beloved family.

    mark Tucker

  3. Posted by Tricia Mills, at Reply

    I know I’m related to Lady Hamilton my grandmother said but wouldn’t tell us how and by whom. My GG Grandmother’s name was Lindridge by marriage but I don’t know her maiden name.

  4. Posted by Julie Allen, at Reply

    I am interested in the AGAR side of the Nelson family. This is after the period of Lord Horatio Nelson, but perhaps 50 years later.

    I am researching AGAR family and AGAR-ROBARTES, who seem to have a close relationship with Nelson

  5. Posted by donna worthington, at Reply

    i was also told im related to lord nelson himbeing my great x 4 ish grandfather. my nan found this out online but now im trying to see for myself i cant seem to find it. sssoooooo confused. help!!

  6. Posted by John, at Reply

    Let us know your line look at the tree

  7. Posted by garry moris, at Reply

    i am supposed to be related to lord nelson my grandmother was a nelson and she died about 1945 she married my grand father a morris i did not know them i was to young imet my grand father only seen my grandmother once they had three children two girls and my father william percival morris iwould to find somthing about my conection to nelson as my kids to boys and a girl my boys have no children so our family finishes with me i am 70 hope someone can help garry

  8. Posted by garry moris, at Reply

    forgot to add we are related to tuckers convicts who came to australia 2nd or 3rd fleet and lived at paterson hunter valley nsw

  9. Posted by Sam, at Reply

    Ah, I didn’t realise the Tribe family was from his ancestry. I must come from one of the families that don’t seem to have any information on the Internet. You would’ve thought having relatives like them that you’d know officially.

  10. Posted by Jennefer Betty Bryan, at Reply

    My mother was married to one of Lord Nelsons descendants called Horatio Nelson – who was his parents as I would like to know a little bit more about my stepfather

  11. Posted by Dorothy Cox, at Reply

    My ancestors “Milsteds” Blacksmiths in Tenterden for over 500 years lived opposite Horatia Ward and family. No doubt looked after their horses and carriage. Horatia would wait in “The Woolpack” for the coach to London. The Milsteds were also licensees. In the 1940’s My father was given two’ very old ‘photos of a lady and bearded gentleman that had been oil painted to look like portraits . Also portrait of a lady on copper dressed in late 18th century apparel. He was told take care of these they are descendants of Horatia Nelson. They now hang proudly in my living room!

  12. Posted by Nastasha Price, at Reply

    My Grandma is adamant that she is a descendant of Lord Nelson, her mother (my great-mother) is Edith Nelson, who then married and became a Wilkinson, I assured her, that just because you share the same surname, doesn’t mean you may be related,,,,but somehow I am on a mission to prove she may be right or wrong, trouble is I dont know where to start .

  13. Posted by John, at Reply

    The only way one can be related to Lord Nelson is via the illegitimate line as he had no children with his wife. Emma Hamilton bore his daughter Horatia who married the Rev. Philip Ward and they made their surname Nelson-Ward. Hope this helps look at the tree to follow the line.

  14. Posted by Cheryl Morgan, at Reply

    Thanks for this website John. I have added it to Raglanpedia section on Elizabeth Somerset in St Cadoc’s Churchyard:

  15. Posted by David Hill, at Reply

    In 1953 my father, Wilfred Henry Stuatr Hill b. 17 July 1906 was overjoyed when my older brother Stuart was accepted as a Cadet Midshipman in the Royal Australian Navy. My Aunt, Muriel Elizabeth Ruth Simonsen nee Hill said: That’s not surprising , we are descended from Lord Nelson via Lady Hamilton. My paternal grandparents were William Henry German Hill b Barnstaple Devon 20 6 1982 and Ruth Barling Culverhouse b. 0106 1878. If you can shyed any light on this claim I would be most appreciative.

  16. Posted by James hamilton, at Reply

    Does any one here know about Mary Anne quint a supposed secret child of admiral lord nelson?

  17. Posted by George curtis, at Reply

    My parents and my grandperants say that I am related to lord nelson I believe them the story they tolled me was he fooled around with a maid and he didn’t know he made her pregnant and that baby was one of my ancestors I am only 12 so I wouldn’t know if it’s true or not but I would love it if u could help me find out

  18. Posted by Deanna Todd-McInerney, at Reply

    My father’s name was John Joseph Todd and his cousin, Doug Todd – who was an academic at Newcastle University in ,Newcastle, NSW Australia. Doug Todd has often spoken about our family as descending from Lady Emma Hamilton. I am very keen to gain more information about the line descending from Emma- she certainly has a resemblance to the family.

  19. Posted by David Bullock, at Reply

    Hi John, I was very intersted to see your tree of Nelson descendants. I noticed there were a few gaps, where decedents with children weren’t listed. So I have created a more complete tree which can be found here

    It probably includes people you weren’t aware of including myself, the adopted son of Ray Wanda Mayhew (nĂ©e Style) . Of course such a tree can never be considered absolutely definitive, because there is always the chance that others like me could be out there, but I think I have capture all the known descendent branches. As it stands I believe there are 32 living descendants.

    It’s good to make your acquaintance, 4th cousin.

    All the best
    David Bullock

  20. Posted by Drew W, at Reply

    I am trying to discover information about possible children fathered during his posting to Jamaica. My mother-in-law’s grandmother claimed family descendancy.

  21. Posted by B Atwell, at Reply

    I am supposed to be a Nelson descendent through my maternal great-grandfather whose name was Atkins, Tommy Atkins I think. I thought he was a grandson but this would make him the son of one of Horatia’s daughters who would have had to marry an Atkins. I see no record of this. Of course, errors creep into such stories but cousins are certain this is broadly correct. Maybe there is a generational slip but Atkins would be about the right generation as my grandmother was born in 1885. Did Nelson have any known issue other than Horatia?

  22. Posted by jennifer, at Reply

    Jon nelson? 37/38 now…. Is father to my son born April 19,2006… I can not find him. His mother was Mary, and sister Michelle.. Also he is native,black,german decent… Also a relation to walker? Help

  23. Posted by Chris Allen, at Reply

    Hello – my mother says her mother went into service with ‘Lord and Lady Nelson’ in about the 1920’s possibly in Lancashire somewhere before moving with the family in service to London. I have no idea as to the veracity of this. Is there any way to shed light on it at all? Did they have property in the north? and a London house? thanks!

  24. Posted by G. Bendiksen, at Reply

    I have inherited correspondence dated from 1789 and memorandums by a H. Weston and the letters addressed to a Thomas Weston, (his brother, I believe), Tenterden, Kent. H. Weston writes to his brother about the beneficiaries of a family will. I was given to understand that there is a connection between the Weston family and Emma Hamilton, would that be correct?

  25. Posted by susanboyle, at Reply

    I’ve always been intrigued with the love story of Nelson and Emma. Can you take me thru your family tree.sue.

  26. Posted by Amy Barber, at Reply

    My paternal family is supposedly descendants of Lady Emma hamilton, though im not sure how true this is and from which of her children. My fathers middle name was Hamilton as was his fathers and grandfrathers and various great grandfathers, I assume (if it is true) we must descend from her first born, as surely if we descended from the child of Lord Nelson then the family would honor him instead of Lady Hamilton, who wasnt of noble blood. I grew up not half an hour from the house Emma Hamilton lived in, which in recent years was a family pub named after her. I doubt it is true but would be great to know.

  27. Posted by Alison Curtin, at Reply

    Hi David Hill, I am a descendant of Ruth Barling Culverhouse, would like to know some more. Kind regards Alison

  28. Posted by Nanette Homan, at Reply

    My grandfather Robert Burton’s parents were Alfred Robinson Burton and Mary Ann Blakemore . Mary Ann was the daughter of Jessie and Margaret Gibson (nee Gibson ) Jessie’s parent s were John Blakemore and Mary Ann Blakemore ( nee Nelson ) they married in St George , Hanover Sq, Westminster ,London . Her parents were Robert & Elizabeth Nelson . As a child my mother said her grandparents Alfred Robinson Burton and Mary Ann Blakemore had a bible which had a family tree in the back which named a decendant who was on the Sirius in the Battle of Trafalgar …. My mum is 91 and her memory is pretty frail , but I would love to know if this is true and we are related ( way back ) to Horatio Nelson ! John and Mary Ann left Northhampton with the Dalgairns Party with their young daughter Elizabeth in 1819 as 1820 settlers to South Africa . Hopefully you can shed some light on my query ,many thanks
    Mrs Nanette Homan

  29. Posted by Anastasia, at Reply

    That is interesting! My mother’s maiden name is Stuart and it has always been said they are direct descendants of Lord Nelson too.

  30. Posted by Deborah Holm, at Reply

    I’ve always heard from my mother and grandmother that we are descendants of Lord Horatio Nelson “from the wrong side of the sheets” as they say. I’m very curious to explore this connection., clearly through Horatia Nelson-Ward. My mother is Joan White from London, U.K. My gran was Olive Mary Buckland (nee White). Thanks for any help!

  31. Posted by Bruce Hamilton Walker, at Reply

    Hamilton is my second christian name as was my father’s grandfathers Great and great great. beyond that I do not know. I also have a cousin who was Hamilton Walker, inventor who you will find on Wikipedia. I am told that this use of the Hamilton name was because of a family connection to Lady Hamilton but I have not been able to discover what that connection is. Maybe someone can help me also?

  32. Posted by Bruce Hamilton Walker, at Reply

    I should have added that my great great grandfather was James Hamilton Walker who emigrated to New Zealand and all of the other relatives I refer to using the Hamilton name are also in NZ.