Birth Name: Keir David Peters Gilchrist
Place of Birth: Camden, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: September 28, 1992
Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Northern Irish
Keir Gilchrist is a Canadian actor and musician. His roles include the films It’s Kind of a Funny Story and It Follows, and the shows United States of Tara and Atypical. His brother is actor Evan Gilchrist. Keir was born in England, to Canadian parents, and was later raised in the United States and, eventually, in Toronto, Ontario. His ancestry includes Scottish, English, and Northern Irish.
Keir’s paternal grandfather was John Gilchrist (the son of John Gilchrist and Annie Morrison Andrew). Keir’s great-grandparents John and Annie were born in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Keir’s great-grandfather John was the son of Robert Gilchrist and Marion Rae Young. Annie was the daughter of John Andrew and Ann Morrison Campbell.
Keir’s paternal grandmother was named Eileen Boyd.
Keir’s maternal grandfather was Douglas Dennison Peters (the son of Dr. Wilfrid Seymour Peters and Mary Gladys Dennison). Keir’s grandfather Douglas Peters was born in Brandon, Manitoba, and was a banker, economist, and a Member of Parliament for Scarborough East (ON), for the Liberal Party, from October 25, 1993 to June 2, 1997. Wilfrid was the son of William Seymour Peters and Anne Louisa Dunlop. Mary Gladys was the daughter of Albert Dennison and Elizabeth Riley.
Keir’s maternal grandmother was Audrey Catherine Clark (the daughter of Francis Elwood Clark and Edna Elaine Mills). Audrey was born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan. Francis was the son of David John Clarke and Emma Esther Short. Edna was the daughter of John Stuart Mills and Merta Gwindalene Staples.
Keir’s matrilineal line can be traced to his great-great-great-great-grandmother, Edna Pearson, who was born, c. the 1820s, in Canada, and to her parents, Joseph Pearson and Rachel Webb.
Sources: Obituary of Keir’s paternal grandmother, Eileen (Boyd) Gilchrist – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Keir’s maternal grandfather, Douglas Dennison Peters – http://www.legacy.com