Research carried out by Finders International has revealed the extent to which his home town was part of Captain Sir Tom’s DNA.

To mark what would have been his 101st birthday, Finders International – a professional probate genealogist firm that stars in the popular TV programme Heir Hunters – traced his family tree, and went back 230 years..

Captain Sir Tom captured the nation’s hearts last year when he walked laps of his garden to mark his 100th birthday – and raised a staggering £38.9 million for NHS charities. He died in February.

The research took in three generations – going back to the birth of Captain Sir Tom’s great, great grandparents in the 1790s.

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