Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on 16 April 1889 in London to Hannah Chaplin and Charles Chaplin Sr. There is no official record of his birth, although Chaplin believed he was born at East Street, Walworth, in South London. His mother and father had married four years previously, at which time Charles became the legal carer of Hannah's illegitimate son, Sydney John Hill. At the time of his birth, Chaplin's parents were both music hall entertainers. Hannah, the daughter of a shoemaker, had a brief and unsuccessful career under the stage name Lily Harley, while Charles, a butcher's son, was a popular singer. Although they never divorced, Chaplin's parents were estranged around 1891.