Leslie Charteris

Birth Name: Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin

Date of Birth: 12 May, 1907

Place of Birth: Singapore

Date of Death: 15 April, 1993

Place of Death: Windsor, Berkshire, England

*Han Chinese (father)
*English (mother)

Leslie Charteris was an English author and screenwriter. He created the antihero Simon Templar, “The Saint”.

Leslie’s father, Yin Suat Chuan, was a Chinese physician, from Amoy (now Xiamen), Fujian. He himself claimed to be able to trace his lineage back to the emperors of the Shang Dynasty. Leslie’s mother, Lydia Florence Bowyer, was English, from London.

Leslie was married to actress Audrey Gwendoline Long. He was previously married to Pauline Schishkin, with whom he has a daughter; Clara Marie “Barbara” Meyer; and Elizabeth Bryant Borst.

Leslie’s maternal grandfather was John Henry Bowyer (the son of John Mace Bowyer and Mary Ann Lydia Sutton).

Leslie’s maternal grandmother was Emily Mary Tadman (the daughter of Henry Edward Tadman and Mary Ann Elizabeth Colesworthy). Henry was the daughter of Henry Tadman and Mary Elizabeth Cornwell. Leslie’s great-grandmother Mary Ann was the daughter of William Colesworthy and Caroline Wood.

Source: Genealogy of Leslie Charteris (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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