David Lean

Date of Birth: 25 March, 1908

Place of Birth: Croydon, Surrey, England

Date of Death: 16 April, 1991

Place of Death: Limehouse, London, England, U.K.

Ethnicity: English, Cornish

Sir David Lean CBE was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor.

He was the son of Helena Annie and Francis William le Blount Lean.

David’s paternal grandfather was William Scarnell Lean (the son of William Lean and Hannah Scarnell). David’s grandfather William was born in Aston, Warwickshire, England. David’s great-grandfather William was born in Neath Abbey, Glamorgan, Wales, the son of Joel Lean, who was from Gwennap, Cornwall, and of Sophia Wylde/Wyld, who was from Broseley, Shropshire, England. Hannah was born in Norwich, Norfolk, the daughter of John Scarnell and Hannah.

David’s paternal grandmother was Marianna Bevan (the daughter of Thomas Bevan and Harriet Marshall). Marianna was born in London, England.

David’s maternal grandfather was Edward Tangye (the son of Joseph Tangye and Ann Bullock). Edward was born in Illogan, Cornwall, England. Joseph was the son of John Tangye and Alice Ivey. Ann was the daughter of Edmund Bullock and Jemima Blight.

David’s maternal grandmother was Ann Cowlin (the daughter of William Cowlin and Eleanor Bullock). Ann was born in Illogan, Cornwall, England. Eleanor was the daughter of Ann Cowlin.

Sources: https://www.npg.org.uk

Genealogies of David Lean – https://www.wikitree.com

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