Barry Gibb

2011 G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala - Arrivals

Gibb in 2011, photo by

Birth Name: Barry Alan Crompton Gibb

Place of Birth: Douglas, Isle of Man

Date of Birth: 1 September, 1946

*68.75% English
*18.75% Irish
*12.5% Scottish

Barry Gibb is a British singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He was a member of the pop group Bee Gees, along with his brothers Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb.

Barry is the son of Barbara M. (Pass) and Hugh Leslie Gibb. He is married to Linda Gray, with whom he has five children.

Barry’s paternal grandfather was Hugh Gibb (the son of Matthew Gibb and Mary Jane James/Clinton). Hugh was born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Matthew was born in Paisley, Scotland, the son of William Gibb and Agnes Kilpatrick. Mary Jane was born in Farrington Gurney, England.

Barry’s paternal grandmother was Edith Yardley (the daughter of William Yardley and Hannah Sidley/Bradbury). Edith was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England. William was born in Leighton, England, the son of Thomas Yardley and Anna Smith. Hannah was born in Manchester, England.

Barry’s maternal grandfather was Ernest Pass (the son of James Pass and Mary Alice Crompton). Ernest was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, to parents who were born in Pendleton, Lancashire. James was the son of William Pass and Ann Read. Mary Alice was the daughter of Thomas Crompton and Martha Ann Bentley.

Barry’s maternal grandmother was Nora Lynch (the daughter of James Lynch and Cecilia Jennings). Nora was born in Patricroft, Lancashire, England. James was born in Galway, Ireland. Cecilia was born in Stockport, England, the daughter of John Jennings and Sarah Ryland, who was born in Ireland.

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4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    I believe he is 25% Irish. Jennings is also usually an Irish surname.

  2. Jyajure says:

    I saw asian features in the faces of Barry and his brothers

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