Alec Guinness CH CBE

Alec Guinness CH CBE (1914 - 2000)

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Sir Alec Guinness CH CBE aka Guinness de Cuffe
Born in 55 Lauderdale Mansions South, Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale,London, Englandmap
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Son of [father unknown] and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Father of [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Midhurst, West Sussex, Englandmap
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Son of Agnes Cuff - father is formally unknown, but presumed to be Andrew Geddes

Guinness was born at 155 Lauderdale Mansions South, Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale, as Alec Guinness de Cuffe. His mother's maiden name was Agnes Cuff. She was born 8 December 1890 to Edward Cuff and Mary Ann Benfield. On Guinness's birth certificate, the space for the mother's name shows Agnes de Cuffe. The space for the infant's name (where first names only are given) says Alec Guinness. The column for name and surname of father is blank.

The identity of Guinness's father has never been officially confirmed.[3] From 1875, under English law, when the birth of an illegitimate child was registered, the father's name could be entered on the certificate only if he were present and gave his consent. Guinness himself believed that his father was a Scottish banker, Andrew Geddes (1861–1928), who paid for Guinness's public school education at Fettes College. Geddes occasionally visited Guinness and his mother, posing as an uncle.[4] Guinness's mother later had a three-year marriage to a Scottish army captain named Stiven; his behaviour was often erratic or even violent

Husband of Merula Salaman

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  • "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24RY-VXG : accessed 27 December 2015), Alec Guinness, 1950; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZF-8SCM : accessed 27 December 2015), Alec Guinness, Aug 2000; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death Registration, Chichester, Sussex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVYF-696K : accessed 27 December 2015), Sir Alec Guinness, Virginia, United States, 7 Aug 2000; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Richmond Times-Dispatch, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4L-DXR4 : accessed 27 December 2015), Sir Alec Guinness, Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 07 Aug 2000; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Commercial Appeal, The, born-digital text.
  • "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVMF-VXPW : accessed 27 December 2015), Alec Guinness, 1953; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8N-X8NH : accessed 27 December 2015), Alec Guinness and null, 1938; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage Registration, Surrey South Eastern, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVT4-H1DV : accessed 27 December 2015), Sir Alec Guinness Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, New York, United States, 7 Aug 2000; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing New York Post, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVTD-PBXJ : accessed 27 December 2015), Sir Alec Kenobi Guinness, New York, United States, 7 Aug 2000; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Watertown Daily Times, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVTK-QJCN : accessed 27 December 2015), Sir Alec Kenobi Knight Gielgud Guinness, Pennsylvania, United States, 7 Aug 2000; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing New Castle News, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVTG-YDNG : accessed 27 December 2015), Sir Alec The Guinness Smiley Luxury, Pennsylvania, United States, 7 Aug 2000; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Philadelphia Inquirer, The, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVTP-HBWS : accessed 27 December 2015), Sir Alec Guinness Twist Le Carre, Pennsylvania, United States, 7 Aug 2000; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVYQ-QFNH : accessed 27 December 2015), Sir Alec Guinness, Durham, North Carolina, United States, 7 Aug 2000; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Herald-Sun, The, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVY7-PS5S : accessed 27 December 2015), Sir Alec Guinness, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 7 Aug 2000; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing News & Observer, The, born-digital text.


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