Raquel Welch was born in Chicago on September 5, 1940 to a Bolivian aerospace engineer and the daughter of Irish-American architect Emery Stanford Hall. When Jo Raquel Tejada was only two the family relocated to San Diego, California.
Raquel was married four times (James Westley Welch; Patrick Curtis; André Weinfeld, and Richard Palmer) and worked as the weather girl for a local San Diego TV channel. She appeared in a number of TV and movie roles, but her big break came in 1966 when she appeared in the movie One Million Years B.C. and quickly assumed a role she retains today, as an American Sex Symbol (which she has likened to being a convict).
Here is the family connection:
|Baron William De Ros VI and Margaret Fitzalan|
|Margaret De Ros b.1398||Baron Thomas De Ros IIX b.1406|
|Anne Tuchet b.1422||1||Richard De Ros b.1428|
|Margaret Dutton b.1446||2||Mary De Ros b.1478|
|Richard Aston b.1465||3||Margaret Capell b.1500|
|Thomas Aston b.1490||4||Geoffrey Warde b.1526|
|Ellen Aston b.1510||5||Thomas Warde b.1548|
|Thomas Lathrop b.1536||6||Richard Ward b.1575|
|John Lathrop b.1584||7||Gov. Andrew Ward I b.1597|
|Abigail Lathrop b.1636||8||Esther Ward b.1623|
|John Clark b.1672||9||Daniel Burr b.1660|
|John Clark b.1700||10||Elizabeth Burr b.1696|
|Cutting Clark b. 1754||11||Nathaniel Hull b.1726|
|Betsey Clark b.1786||12||Ezekiel Hull b.1765|
|Elbridge Gerry Hall b. 1810||13||Platt Hull b.1787|
|Justin Smith Hall b. 1840||14||Ezekiel Hull b.1813|
|Emery Stanford Hall b. 1869||15||Rebecca L. Hull b.1841|
|Josephine Sarah Hall b. 1909||16||Frank Martin Bragg b.1867|
|Jo Raquel Tejada b. 1940 [Raquel Welch]||17||Orval Bishop Bragg b.1895|
This would make Raquel Welch and our grandfather 17th cousins, making us 17th cousins 2 times removed.