Alistair McGowan

by ethnic on May 19, 2010

Alistair McGowan

Birth Name: Alistair Charles McGowan

Place of Birth: Evesham, Worcestershire, England

Date of Birth: 24 November, 1964

Ethnicity: English, some Indian and Irish, likely distant Portuguese

Alistair McGowan is a British impressionist, comic, actor, singer, and writer.

Alistair is the son of Marion (Hancox) and George McGowan.

Alistair’s father was born in Calcutta, India, in 1928, and his caste was recorded as “Anglo-Indian” on his birth certificate. Alistair’s father’s family lived in India for six generations. Alistair’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, Seutonius McGowan, married a noble Indian Muslim woman, whose name was omitted from the baptism record because she refused to convert to Christianity, in the mid-1800s.

Alistair’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his Irish-born great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, John McGowan, a Colonel in the East India Company army, and to his wife Maria de Cruz, who likely had Portuguese ancestry. They married at Fort St. George, Madras, India, in 1765.

Alistair’s paternal grandparents were Cecil McGowen (the son of Richard Theophilus McGowen and Isabelle Stewart) and Mabel Bergman.

Sources: Genealogy of Alistair McGowan (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk
http://www.britishroots.plus.com

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andrew January 18, 2016 at 2:31 am

Alistair McGowan is an English impressionist, comic, actor, singer and writer.

Alistair is the son of Marion (Hancox) and George McGowan.
George was born in Calcutta, India, in 1928. George’s caste was recorded as “Anglo-Indian” on his birth certificate.

Alistair’s father’s family has lived in India for six generations. Alistair’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, Seutonius McGowan, married a noble Indian Muslim lady, whose name was omitted from the baptism record because she refused to convert to Christianity, in the mid-1800s.

Alistair’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his Irish-born great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather John McGowan, a Colonel in the East India Company army, and to his wife Maria de Cruz, who likely had Portuguese ancestry. They married at Fort St George, Madras, India, in 1765.

Alistair’s paternal grandparents were Cecil McGowen (the son of Richard Theophilus McGowen and Isabelle Stewart) and Mabel Bergman

Source: http://www.geni.com/people/Alistair-McGowan/6000000012915910150

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/get_started/wdytya_s4_celeb_gallery_05.shtml

http://www.britishroots.plus.com/News/wdytya_4.htm

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