Genealogy of Alexander Sim and Isabella Macintyre.
Sim family tree.

  Alexander Sim.


Isabella Macintyre.
Born 1868    
Died 1939    
Ancestors William Sim and Mary Stewart.    
Siblings 5 sisters, 6 brothers.    


Alec went to Edinburgh, where he had his own tailoring business and became a distinguished citizen.

He married Bella Macintyre and had four children: Bill, who was a professional singer (his children and grandchildren are still in Edinburgh); Kate, who married John Duncan; Joey, who married Jack Curle; and Alistair Sim the actor. My mother and her sisters were very close to Kate and Joey, so you probably met them at some stage.

My impression is that Alistair rather grew away from the family after he went on stage, and also that he was much fonder of his mother than his father. On the other hand all the family were immensely proud of his success, and I remember my mother saying rather pointedly to me that Alistair was very good financially to his mother! His widow Naomi wrote a biography of him, (ISBN 0747500525) which is very interesting but says little of his family background.



ref Name Born Died Biography.
  William (Bill)      
  Kate.     m. John Duncan.
  Josephine (Joey)     m. Jack Curle.
  Alistair. 9 Oct 1900 19 Aug 1976 m. Aug 1932 Naomi Plaskitt.
Biography 'Dance and skylark: 50 years with Alistair Sim'
See also http://www.geocities.com/evilduff/sim.htm

Page data CS to TMH, 24 March 2002.