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A Valuation Roll from 1915 Showing the Details for Ewan McGregor's Ancestors

Ewan McGregor, Actor

Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971 in Perth) is a Scottish actor. He has had success in mainstream, indie and art house films. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Mark Renton in the 1996 film Trainspotting, the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars trilogy and Christian in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge!

Ewan MacGregor's paternal great grandparents were John McIndoe and Mary McIndoe (m/s Clark). In 1911 John McIndoe, whose original name was Juan, was Chancellor of the Chilean Consulate in Glasgow, and the 1911 census reveals that he was born in Chile in about 1884. (His father was Robert McIndoe, a civil engineer, one of many expatriate Scots working in South America.)

By 1906, the year of his marriage to Mary Forrester Clark, John McIndoe had moved to Glasgow and was working as an electrical engineer. Around 1911 he was appointed Chancellor of the Chilean Consulate in Glasgow, working under Alfredo Rojas, the Consul, and J C Roger, Vice Consul. In 1916-17 he is listed in the Post Office Directory as Juan Macindoe, Vice Consul and Chancellor at the Consulate. Later he retired to Crieff and died in 1962.

At the time of the 1911 census, John McIndoe, and his wife Mary lived at 69 Leslie Street, Pollockshields with Mary's mother, Isabella Clark, a wine and spirit merchant, originally from Maybole. She was a widow aged 50. Her husband George had died of brain disease in 1902.

By 1915 John McIndoe, and his wife Mary at moved out of the home they had shared with Mary's mother, Isabella Clark and moved to 10 Jedburgh Garden, Glasgow. For whatever purpose Mary F. McIndoe is listed as the occupier of this property not her husband, John.

 

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