Birth Name: Alistair Charles McGowan
Place of Birth: Evesham, Worcestershire, England
Date of Birth: 24 November, 1964
Ethnicity: English, Irish, at least 1/32 Indian, likely distant Portuguese
Alistair McGowan is a British impressionist, comic, actor, singer, and writer.
Alistair is the son of Marion (Hancox) and George McGowan. He is married to Charlotte Page.
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 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 grandfather was Cecil Rodney McGowan (the son of Richard Theophilus McGowan and Isabelle/Isabel Caroline Stewart). Richard was the son of Ralph George McGowan, whose mother was an Indian Muslim, and of Ellen. Isabelle was the daughter of John Livingstone Stewart. Alistair’s ancestor 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 paternal grandmother was Mabel Elizabeth/Eliza Bergman (the daughter of John Henry Charles or Charles William Bergman and Elizabeth/Eliza Ann).
Genealogy of Alistair McGowan (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Alistair’s paternal grandparents, Cecil Rodney McGowan and Mabel Elizabeth/Eliza Bergman – https://www.familysearch.org
Christening record of Alistair’s paternal grandfather, Cecil Rodney McGowan – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Alistair’s maternal great-grandparents, Richard Theophilus McGowan and Isabelle/Isabel Caroline Stewart – https://www.familysearch.org
Christening record of Alistair’s paternal grandmother, Mabel Elizabeth/Eliza Bergman – https://www.familysearch.org
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