A newly released 18th-century court document proves Elvis Presley is indeed of Irish decent.
His ancestor fled Leinster’s mean streets “in great dread” for a quieter life in America.
The newly released document, from 1775, will be auctioned in a Dublin saleroom on May 14th, shows legal dragging of William Presley singer’s great-great-great-great-grandfather.
Originally from the townland of Stranakelly near Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow, Presley was a farmer and claimed he had been badly beaten by a group of men in Hacketstown in Co Carlow.
The document proves Elvis could definitely claim direct Irish heritage, and indeed we can claim him as one of our own too.