George Harrison

by follers on June 9, 2015

Date of Birth: 25 February, 1943

Place of Birth: Liverpool South, Lancashire, England

Date of Death: 29 November, 2001

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, some Irish, Scottish, Manx (Isle of Man), and Welsh

George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, musician, and music and film producer. He was a member of the band The Beatles, along with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.

George was the son of Louise Anne (French) and Harold Hargreaves Harrison. George was married to author and film producer Olivia Harrison.

George’s paternal grandfather was Henry Harrison (the son of Edward Harrison and Elizabeth Hargreaves). Edward was the son of Robert Pettit Harrison and Jane Shepherd or Moat. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Hargreaves and Ann Holmes.

George’s paternal grandmother was Jane Thompson (the daughter of James Davidson Thompson and Annie Caley). James was born in Wigtown, Scotland, the son of Archibald Thompson, who had Scottish ancestry, and Jane Duff, who was born in Wigtonshire, Scotland, to Irish parents. Annie was born on the Isle of Man, the daughter of Jane Kneale.

George’s maternal grandfather was John French (the son of James Darby French and Ellen Whelan). John was born in County Wexford, Ireland.

George’s maternal grandmother was Louise Woollam (the daughter of John Woollam and Jane Daniels). John was the son of Roger Woollam and Ann/Anne Swallow, who was born in Denbighshire, Wales.

Sources: Genealogies of George Harrison –

photo by David Hume Kennerly [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew July 10, 2016 at 6:41 am

he deserves it. So underrated.

madman April 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

1. James Davidson Thompson was born in Wigtown, Scotland. His father had Scottish ancestry, and his maternal grandparents were both born in Ireland (I would guess of Ulster-Scots/Northern Irish descent).
2. Annie Caley was born on the Isle of Man.
3. John Woollam’s mother, Ann Swallow, was born in Denbighshire, Wales.

Genealogy of George Harrison –

savanna April 3, 2016 at 4:51 pm

The members of The Beatles should have their pages linked together: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

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