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Re: Were your grandparents born in Victorian times?
« Reply #54 on: Thursday 20 April 17 23:09 BST (UK) »
Wonder if mine are the youngest then...1941 and 1948  ;) (maternal side)
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Potentially, your grandparents are older than my parents.  One of my colleagues has a Gran born in 1962, which makes me feel very old.
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Re: Were your grandparents born in Victorian times?
« Reply #55 on: Thursday 20 April 17 23:30 BST (UK) »

Wonder if mine are the youngest then...1941 and 1948  ;) (maternal side)
Lisa

One of them is younger than me  :-X
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Re: Were your grandparents born in Victorian times?
« Reply #56 on: Thursday 20 April 17 23:36 BST (UK) »
I am still hoping somone will come up with a grandparent born before mine in the reign of William 1V ???
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Were your grandparents born in Victorian times?
« Reply #57 on: Thursday 20 April 17 23:49 BST (UK) »
   Dad's Dad was born in the first quarter of 1863.    However I've been wondering for some time how far back one can go in looking at the birth of a great grandparent who was living in one's own life time AND knew you?

    In my case it would be my great grandmother Jane Oliver who was born in 1855, but I was only 4 when she died so I don't remember her.   But I do remember her husband, my great grandfather William Dent who died in February 1945.

    Meeting and knowing an ancestor who was born so far back feels like it connects one personally to that long ago era, even though great Grandma Jane couldn't possibly have remembered the news coming in from the Crimean War.
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Grant: Babworth,Chinley
Draffan: Lesmahagow,Douglas,Coylton, Consett
Oliver: Tanfield, Sunderland, Consett
Proudlock: Northumberland
Turnbull:Northumberland, Durham
Robson:Sunderland, Northumberland
Dent: Dufton, Arkengarthdale, Hunstanworth
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Re: Were your grandparents born in Victorian times?
« Reply #58 on: Thursday 20 April 17 23:59 BST (UK) »
I can recall my grandparents discussing whose family had suffered or sacrificed more in the Civil War which was fought by their parents' generation.  They were brought up with war stories, I suppose.  Their own fathers did not serve in the war [one was too young and the other was designated to stay home and look out for the wives and children] but some of their uncles did.  It did seem to me like a living bridge to the past.
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Re: Were your grandparents born in Victorian times?
« Reply #59 on: Friday 21 April 17 11:03 BST (UK) »
   Dad's Dad was born in the first quarter of 1863.    However I've been wondering for some time how far back one can go in looking at the birth of a great grandparent who was living in one's own life time AND knew

My great grand nephew knows all of his great grandparents and also knew two of his great great grandparents (he's a teenager)
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Re: Were your grandparents born in Victorian times?
« Reply #60 on: Friday 21 April 17 13:18 BST (UK) »
My grandad's cousin born in 1914 said in 2006 that he remembered his granny born in 1851. She died in 1941. So he had a spoken memory of someone born 155 years before he spoke of her.
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DORSET Coombs, Munday
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KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
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Re: Were your grandparents born in Victorian times?
« Reply #61 on: Friday 21 April 17 15:19 BST (UK) »
My mother, who died in 2014 spent a lot of time with her great grandfather ( George ) born 1842. She should also have known her gt grandmother ( Margaret )  born 1838 but Margaret was estranged from her descendants with George - a long story !!

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Re: Were your grandparents born in Victorian times?
« Reply #62 on: Friday 21 April 17 18:37 BST (UK) »
Had a senior moment ! My gt gt grandmother born 1838 died 1911, Mum wasn`t born until 1916 !!!!

But George when he died was the oldest man in the town.