Marcus Mumford

Optimus Alive 2012 Music Festival - Day 2

Birth Name: Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 31, 1987

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish

Marcus Mumford is an English and American singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. He is the lead singer, guitarist, and drummer of the rock band Mumford & Sons. Marcus is married to actress Carey Mulligan, with whom he has two children.

Marcus was born in Orange, California, the son of Eleanor M. W. (Weir-Breen) and John A. Mumford. In an interview, Marcus said that his family is “all English.” While both of Marcus’ parents were from England, his maternal grandfather was Scottish. His family moved back to England when Marcus was six months old, and he was raised in Wimbledon Chase, southwest London.

Marcus’ maternal grandfather was James Johnstone Weir Breen (the son of William Weir Breen and Crichton Jane Isabel Pryde). James was Scottish, born in Glasgow, Scotland. The surname Breen is usually Irish.

Marcus’ maternal grandmother was named Mary Barrow-Williams. Mary’s surname, Barrow-Williams, might indicate Welsh ancestry.

Sources: Marriage records of Marcus’ parents –

Genealogy of Marcus Mumford (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Marriage record of Marcus’ maternal grandparents, James Johnstone Weir Breen and Mary Barrow-Williams –

Genealogy of Marcus’ maternal grandfather, James Johnstone Weir Breen –

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