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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #27 on: Friday 28 October 11 13:03 BST (UK) »
@Keith
I certainly hope so. Being a new father at 63 deserves some startling reactions!!! Bring it on and challenge my mother/son gap.

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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #28 on: Friday 28 October 11 17:18 BST (UK) »
My grandfather was baptised in 1828, my father born in 1899, I was born in 1940, and my brother in 1945. My gap afterf my grandfather at least 112 years, my brother at least 117.
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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #29 on: Friday 28 October 11 21:57 BST (UK) »
I hope everyone realizes that in years to come the thread will be the opposite of this one. With all these teenage pregnancies these days, the thread will be something like: "how many generations in a century".   :)

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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #30 on: Friday 28 October 11 22:02 BST (UK) »
And Keith, I do agree. There might be some greater gaps posted on here, but I think yours wins with the 3 different centuries.

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Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Carrington, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Bentham, Holloway, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #31 on: Friday 28 October 11 22:34 BST (UK) »
Going back to original post question, I can't take the trophy here; but I've a fairly impressive 116-year gap between birth of my gggrandfather (Roger Jones Owen snr, b1788) and my grandfather, born 1904.  My great-grandfather fathered fifteen children over a 45-year period (two consecutive wives, I hasten to add :D !). On that subject, the 1899 census shows his oldest son (then married and head of his own household) living right next door to the family that my grandmother would be born into, in 1903.  I've often wondered if my grandfather ever visited his big brother when he was a little boy and noticed over the back fence  -- perhaps even got to know -- the little girl living next door whom he would later marry.  (Sorry, getting a bit off topic here!  But I thought it a sweet story).

Er...perhaps I should start a 'biggest gap between children of the same father' thread?!

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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 29 October 11 00:10 BST (UK) »
Celtic Annie,
Looks like you've trumped - certainly matched - my family's claim to fame with three consecutive generations spanning three centuries: 18th, 19th, and 20thC, as compared with 17th, 18th and 19th C in my case;  but with a bigger spread of 116 years as opposed to just 107 years.
And, yes, I do love it when a thread that has lain dormant for, in this case, over 4 years, suddenly springs to back life again...
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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 29 October 11 00:31 BST (UK) »
There's life in them there old threads!  ;)
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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 29 October 11 03:28 BST (UK) »
Sorry Keith and Celtic Annie, but I think my family is still in the lead. ;D ;D ;D
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                        James Dickers b.1796
                        James G. Dickers b.1874
                        Leslie Dickers b. 1922                                                                       
                   
                        3 centuries and a gap of 125+ years

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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 29 October 11 06:17 BST (UK) »
Wow, yet another 3 century gap. And this was in the days before viagra.  ;)
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Carrington, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Bentham, Holloway, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Yorks, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.