Birth Name: Barbara Ann Deeks
Date of Birth: 6 August, 1937
Place of Birth: Stepney, London, England, U.K.
Date of Death: 10 December, 2020
Place of Death: London, England, U.K.
Ethnicity: English, smaller amount of Irish
Barbara Windsor was an English actress. She was known for her roles in the Carry On films, and on EastEnders as Peggy Mitchell, as well as many other projects through decades of work.
Barbara was the daughter of Rose (Ellis), a dressmaker, and John Deeks, a costermonger. She was married to actor and recruitment consultant Scott Mitchell, until her death.
She took on the name Windsor in the 1950s, after the coronation of Elizabeth II of the House of Windsor.
Barbara’s paternal grandfather was John Deeks (the son of John Golding Deeks and Elizabeth Trussell). Barbara’s grandfather John was born in Bethnal Green, London. Barbara’s great-grandfather John was the son of Golding Deeks and Elizabeth Livamore. Barbara’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of John Trussell and Mary Ann Jones.
Barbara’s maternal grandfather was Charles Henry Ellis (the son of Charles Henry Ellis and Mary Ann Eliza Collins). Barbara’s grandfather Charles was born in Bethnal Green, London. Mary Ann’s parents were Irish, and left for England because of the potato famine.
Barbara’s maternal grandmother was named Eliza Maria Ewin (the daughter of James Ewin). Eliza was born in Bethnal Green, London.
Source: Genealogy of Barbara Windsor – https://www.geni.com
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