Clive Barker

Place of Birth: Liverpool South, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 5 October, 1952

Ethnicity: English, some Irish, one eighth Italian, likely distant Welsh

Clive Barker is an English playwright, novelist, film director, and visual artist. He is known for his Books of Blood short stories, including The Forbidden, which inspired the Candyman films; and for his novella The Hellbound Heart, which was adopted into the Hellraiser films.

Clive is the son of Joan Ruby, a painter and school welfare officer, and Leonard Barker, a personnel director.

Clive’s paternal grandfather was named Albert Edward Barker.

Clive’s paternal grandmother was Louisa Florence Jones (the daughter of Alexander Jones and Louisa Frances Morgan). Clive’s grandmother Louisa was born in Liverpool, Lancashire. Clive’s great-grandmother Louisa was the daughter of Louis Francis Morgan, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, and of Mary Jane Magee, who was also of Irish parentage.

Clive’s maternal grandfather was Frank Kitching Revill (the son of Joseph Revill and Jane Ashton Kitching). Frank was born in Prescot, Lancashire, England. Joseph was the son of William Revill and Mary Pye.

Clive’s maternal grandmother was Ruby Angiolina Feodora Peverelli (the daughter of Rocco Peverelli and Annie Grace Smith). Ruby was born in West Derby, Lancashire, England. Rocco was Italian.

Sources: Genealogy of Clive Barker –

Clive’s maternal grandmother, Ruby Angiolina Feodora Peverelli, on the 1901 England and Wales Census –

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