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Even if she had a Jewish ancestor, it's unlikely to have made her mother Jewish, so it would be wrong to say that her children are Jewish.
Of course, many people in Europe and elsewhere had Jewish ancestry somewhere - which is now being indicated by dna testing - but it's really only academic.
On Sun, 24 May 2020 at 02:07, Marcel Apsel <marcap@...
You have a point that Princess Kate is maybe not of Jewish descent. I have been told some years ago that her maternal grandfather was of Jewish descent. I found out tonight that her ancestor John Goldsmith lived in the East End. The information I got years ago that a lot of Jews during the 17th and 18th century moved from Amsterdam (mostly Sefardi) and Northern Germany (mostly Ashkenazi) to London and settled in the East End of London. During de following decades (mostly after 1750) a lot of Jews assimilated completely and tried to wipe out their Jewish connections. I cannot proof anything about John Goldsmiith and I am not looking forward to find a proof, even though he lived in the East End, but I have a personal experience with a colleague of our local Jewish Genealogical Society, whose family name is Jones and this family live in Belgium for almost 150 years, coming from the East End of London, where their ancestors settled about 100 years earlier (about 1750) and before then coming somewhere from Northern Germany. He has done some research in London himself about 10-15 years ago with no really positive results. He knows that ancestors of his (about 200 years ago) were called Jonathan and I told him that probably they wanted to Anglicize their name into a British sounding name and as hypothesis I told him that Jones was probably (with no proof) a phonetic adaption In English from Jonathan. My conclusion is that plenty former Eastenders might be of Jewish descents, because at a certain moment they had a large community. But again, this is only an assumption and not formal proof.