Wednesday, June 4, 2014



In the latter part of the 12th Century, Ralf Redman was a land-owner who was murdered by men working for Baron Hubert who wanted the land.  Redmond's estate wasn't worth much in itself - barren, rocky, not very good for farming.  And the same held true for the neighboring estate which sat between Redman's land and that belonging to Baron Hubert.

But together?  The properties led on a straight path to the rich hunting grounds belonging to the Giles famiy.  It was Hubert's plan to buy up the other two properties and then kill off the Giles family and buy their land as well.

Of course, Robin Hood and his Merry Men saved the day.

Ralf Redman left behind a widow and it was unknown at the time that he left Lady Jane with child.  Unseen by the audience of the Trueniverse, Lady Jane gave birth to a son to carry on the family name.  

And carry it on he did!  Young Redman was the founder of a family tree who could count the following TV characters in the lineage:

Mark Redman ('Coronation Street' (1960)) 
Maggie Redman ('Coronation Street' (1960)) 
Dr. Alex Redman ('Peak Practice' (1993)) 
Eric Redman ('It Takes a Thief' (1968)) 
Drew Redman ('All Saints' (1998)) 
Clint Redman (Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)) 

As you can see, some of those names are from Great Britain, a few from the United States, and even one from Australia.  So Clan Redman spread far and wide.

Even though the events of 'The Stand' took place in an alternate TV dimension, Ralf Redman existed in that world as well.  Over in that decimated Borderland, Stu Redman could be counted among the descendents of the murdered resident of Nottingham.  (And Stu's luck with survival was certainly better than that of his ancestor!)  And conversely, a Stu Redman must also exist in the main Toobworld.  But he never had need to leave the small dusty Texas town where he grew up......

Stu Redman ('The Stand' (1994)) 

Until the Civil War, one of the Redmans owned slaves in the South.  After they were freed, many of those slaves kept the name of their former master as their own surname.  As we saw in 'Roots', many such slave-holders impregnated their slave women in order to breed more slaves to own.  

From such an unholy union eventually came a famous (and over-bearing) actress in the 1990s named Marissa Redman.  

Marissa Redman ('The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' (1990) 
Over time, the Redman name was corrupted.  For instance, Ben Redmon of Boston could also count himself among the descendents of Ralf Redman.  When his family came over to America, an official at Ellis Island branded Ben's ancestor as "Redmon" on the official paperwork.  And so it was for future generations.

Ben Redmon ('Boston Public' (2000))

The same thing happened to his kinfolk when they arrived in Newfoundland.  However, their name was altered to become "Redmond".  

Wolf Redmond ('Republic of Doyle' (2010)) 

From Canada, those Redmonds eventually migrated to Washington state on the Pacific coast.

 Dr. Tim Redmond ('Grey's Anatomy' (2005)) 

(Dr. Redmond's son Howie will one day grow up to continue the family name....)

Through the generations, several Redmond women married and assumed the surnames of their husbands.  Yet they nor their descendents ever forgot that side of their family tree and they honored the Redmond family by giving the name to their children as first names.

Redmond Dunn ('Capital News' (1990)) 

Redmond Jones ('Rizzoli & Isles' (2010)) 

In both cases, their mothers may have had "Redmond" as their maiden names.  So it's pozz'ble, just pozz'ble, that Bostonians Redmond Jones and Ben Redmon were cousins, if not closely related.

Many different surnames would swell up throughout the lineage of the Redmans, and their history might have remained important no matter how distant the connection.  And the story about the death of Ralf Redman and the Hooded Man who avenged hiim may have been carried down through the years through those other family surnames.

Which could be the reason why Ada Mullins, a jewel thief in London during the 1920s who was known as "The Unicorn", adopted the name of "Robina Redmond......"

Ada Mullins aka Robina Redmond ('Doctor Who' (2005)) 

And so endeth this theory of relateeveety...


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