John Deacon

Birth Name: John Richard Deacon

Place of Birth: Leicester, Leicestershire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 19 August, 1951

Ethnicity: England

John Deacon is a retired English musician. He is the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen. Other members of the band include or have included Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor.

John is the son of Lilian Molly/Mollie (Perkins) and Henry Arthur Deacon. He is married to Veronica Tetzlaff, and has six children.

John’s paternal grandfather was John Henry Deacon (the son of Barzillai Deacon and Harriet Shenton). Barzillai was the son of Thomas Deacon and Sarah Hensman. Harriet was the daughter of Thomas Needless Shenton and Charlotte Garner.

John’s paternal grandmother was Marion Gray Spence (the daughter of Harriet Emma Eaton). Harriet was widowed several years before Marion was born, and was the daughter of a father surnamed Eaton, and of Elizabeth.

John’s maternal grandfather was named William Perkins. William was born in Burbage, Leicestershire.

John’s maternal grandmother was Lilian Porter (the daughter of William Porter and Ada Moore).

Sources: Genealogy of John Deacon –

Marriage record of John’s parents –

Marriage record of John’s paternal grandparents, John Henry Deacon and Marion Gray Spence –

3 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

  2. neiltennant says:


    is this not a Jewish name ?

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