Peter Gabriel

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Gabriel in 2012, photo by

Birth Name: Peter Brian Gabriel

Place of Birth: Chobham, Surrey North Western, Surrey, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 13 February, 1950

Ethnicity: English, as well as distant Cornish

Peter Gabriel is an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and humanitarian. He was the original lead singer and flautist of progressive rock band Genesis. The band’s members also included Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford. Peter has had a successful solo career.

He is the son of Edith Irene (Allen) and Ralph Parton Gabriel. His great-great-great-uncle, Sir Thomas Gabriel, 1st Baronet, was Lord Mayor of London, from 1866 to 1867.

Peter is married to Meabh Flynn. He has two children with his former wife Jill Moore; and two children with Meabh.

Peter’s paternal grandfather was Christopher Burton Gabriel (the son of Thomas Gabriel and Caroline/Carolyn Burton). Christopher was born in Leigham Court Road, Streatham, Surrey. Thomas was the son of Christopher Trowell Gabriel and Ruth Thurston. Ruth was the daughter of billiard-table maker and inventor John Thurston. Caroline was the daughter of John Burton and Caroline Watson.

Peter’s paternal grandmother was Elsie Eugenie Parton (the daughter of George Adolphus Parton and Eugenie Emily Gouldsmith). Elsie was born in Streatham, Surrey. George was the son of John Parton and Mary. Peter’s great-grandmother Eugenie was the daughter of George Gouldsmith and Louisa Martha Waller.

Peter’s maternal grandfather was Edward Watts Allen (the son of Frederick Allen and Agnes Caroline Byles). Edward was born in Lewisham, Kent. Frederick was the son of John Allen and Frances. Agnes was the daughter of Robert Byles and Eliza Abbitt Collins.

Peter’s maternal grandmother was Edith Jane Upham (the daughter of Charles Denyer Upham and Jane Hunt). Edith was born in Bermondsey, Surrey. Charles was the son of George Warwick Upham and Mary Ann Green. Jane was the daughter of James Hunt and Jane.

Sources: Family history of Peter Gabriel –

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2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    he to be linked together with former bandmate Phil Collins

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