Birth Name: Simon John Beckingham
Place of Birth: Gloucester City, Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 14 February, 1970
Ethnicity: English, at least 1/16th Welsh
Simon Pegg is an English actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, and singer.
Simon is the son of Gillian Rosemary (Smith) and John Henry Beckingham. His parents divorced when he was seven, and Simon took on the surname of his stepfather, “Pegg”. Most of his ancestry is English. Also, one of his maternal great-great-grandfathers, Edward Masters, was Welsh.
Simon’s paternal grandfather was Frederick John Beckingham (the son of George Beckingham and Elizabeth Ann Mason). George was the son of Thomas Beckingham and Sarah Anne Hawkins. Elizabeth was the daughter of David Mason and Mary Ann.
Simon’s paternal grandmother was Irene Minnie Faulkner (the daughter of Charles Henry Faulkner and Florence May Bosley). Charles was the son of Thomas Faulkner and Mary Letitia Barnett. Florence was the daughter of George Charles Bosley and Eliza Emily Alder.
Simon’s maternal grandparents were Albert Edward Smith and Beatrice Emma Turner (the daughter of Frank Turner and Clara Jane Masters). Frank was the son of Thomas Turner and Hannah Vaughan. Clara was the daughter of Edward Masters and Jemima Gigg.
Sources: Family history of Simon Pegg – http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Genealogy of Simon Pegg – https://www.geni.com
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