George Everest was born at Giverndale, Brecknockshire, July 4, 1790. He was baptized in Greenwich in 1790. He had two yongest brothers. One of them, Rev. Robert Everest, was chaplain to the East India Company and author of A Journey Through the United States and Part of Canada. The second one, Rev. Thomas Roupell Everest, M. A. , was the father of Mary Everest and a lay homoeopath.