Birth Name: Rowan Sebastian Atkinson
Place of Birth: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 6 January, 1955
Rowan Atkinson is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is the son of Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His brother, Rodney Atkinson, is a eurosceptic conservative academic, economic, and political commentator.
Rowan is of English descent.
Rowan’s paternal grandparents were Edward Atkinson (the son of William John Atkinson and Mary Ann Brannon) and Edith Gertrude Browell (the daughter of William Browell and Elizabeth Walton). Rowan’s great-grandfather William Atkinson was the son of George Atkinson and Esther Ann Salmond.
Rowan’s maternal grandfather was Frank Bainbridge (the son of James Bainbridge and Jennie Tasker). James was the son of William Thompson Bainbridge and Mary Jane Storey/Stockton.
Rowan’s maternal grandmother was Ella Schofield (the daughter of George Schofield and Ada Hopkinson). George was the son of George Schofield and Emma Harrison. Ada was the daughter of Joseph Hopkinson and Sarah Gregory.
Sources: Family history of Rowan Atkinson – http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Genealogy of Rowan Atkinson – https://www.geni.com
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