George Orwell

Birth Name: Eric Arthur Blair

Date of Birth: 25 June, 1903

Place of Birth: Motihari, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day East Champaran, Bihar, India)

Date of Death: 21 January, 1950

Place of Death: University College Hospital, London, England, U.K.

Ethnicity: English, some French, other

George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. He is known for his novels Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm, among others.

George was born in Motihari, India, the son of Ida Mabel (Limouzin) and Richard Walmesley Blair, who were English-born. His father was born in Milborne, Dorset. His mother was born in Penge, Surrey.

He was married to Eileen Blair, until her death, and then to Sonia Orwell, until his death. He had a son with Eileen, who was adopted.

George’s paternal grandfather was named Thomas Richard Arthur Blair (the son of Charles Blair and Jane). Thomas was born in Exbury, Hampshire, England, and was a deacon, and vicar, in the Church of England. Charles was the son of Charles Blair, a landlord of sugar plantations in Jamaica, and of Mary Fane. Mary was the daughter of Thomas Fane, eighth Earl of Westmorland.

George’s paternal grandmother was named Frances/Fanny Catherine Hare. Frances was from South Africa.

George’s maternal grandfather was named Francis Matthew Limouzin (the son of John Eugene Limouzin). Francis was born in Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France, or in Burma.

George’s maternal grandmother was named Theresa/Thérèse/Teresa Catherine Halliley.


Genealogies of George Orwell –

7 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Full family tree:

    France Catherine Hare was born in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Some of his ancestors:

    “Blair” is Scottish though undocumented before Jamaica.

  2. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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