Morpheus on… Sir Sean Connery

Have you ever wondered why you have only heard the surname Connery where it relates to Sir Sean?

For the answer, we need to go back three generations to his great-grandfather, Daniel Connelly.

A descendent of the Irish politician and landowner William Conolly (1662-1729) the young Scot moved to the Orient to seek his fortune, finally settling in Shanghai.

But after having lived there happily for more than forty years, he finally decided to return to his native Scotland to see out the remainder of his life.

However, he soon discovered he missed people calling him Mr “Connerry” – and so had his name changed by deed poll.

Thus Sean was born Connery and the rest is history.

Not everything you read in this column is necessarily the truth…

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