Charles Cameron Kingston's reputation as South Australia's promiscuous premier has been confirmed through modern science. Exactly 102 years to the day after Kingston's death, his illegitimate great-grandson Malcolm Simpson yesterday said he was pleased DNA tests had confirmed the family link.
There were rumors during his lifetime that Mr. Kingston fathered several illegitimate children. University of Adelaide anatomical science Professor Maciej Henneberg said the DNA tests confirmed Kingston was related to at least four descendants, including a grandson who came forward after the exhumation. "We hope now, after this announcement, other descendants will come forward," Professor Henneberg said.
I wonder what Charles Cameron Kingston would think of this new evidence, if he were still alive today.
You can read more in an article by Andrew Dowdell in the Adelaide Now web site at http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/dna-proves-charles-kingston-philandering-theory/story-e6frea6u-1225865242518