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Offline Keith Sherwood

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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 01 September 07 15:32 BST (UK) »
Hi again, Silviaan,
Must be nice to still be able to raise a twinkle in the eye at 78/79 years of age.   I wonder if this particular record will take the gold medal...?
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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 01 September 07 17:01 BST (UK) »
Forgot to mention both Nan and grandson still alive!

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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #11 on: Monday 03 September 07 03:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Everyone,
I missed this when it was first posted. Can't resist adding my gt. gt. grandfather.

Sorry, Silviaann, but my gt. gt. grandfather beats your's
by 14 years. ;D.

James Dickers d.o.b. 23 May 1796
Birth of last grandchild (that I know of), Leslie J. Dickers was registered in the Mar. Quarter 1922, over 125 years later!
James' first child was born in 1820 and his last child was born in 1877. A 57 year age gap between half siblings!
Children of his second marriage were born when he was
78 and 81.

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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #12 on: Monday 03 September 07 06:59 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

My grandmother was born in 1862, my mother her youngest child in 1907 and myself also youngest child in 1947.  My grandmother was difficult to find as she had married twice to men younger than her and adjusted her age accordingly <grin>

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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #13 on: Monday 03 September 07 08:09 BST (UK) »
Interesting time-lines.
On the same subject but not really, I wonder  what is the oldest maternal age for a birth that anyone has found.

The 79 & 81 for the Paternal age is good going, but I would like to see if the older women were keeping the birthing schedule going.
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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #14 on: Monday 03 September 07 08:33 BST (UK) »
Sue,
I'd imagine anybody would be struggling to discover a gap of 80 years, let alone 90 through the maternal lines, grandmother to grandchild through a daughter, though I'll now have a look through my tree and see what I can come up with!
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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #15 on: Monday 03 September 07 08:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Sue,

Back in the pre-IVF/fertility drug days...I would imagine that the upper age limit for women would have been 49/50 ish?

I can't help wondering how some of these elderly parents shown in the press of late are going to manage when their sweet little bundles hit adolescence...& they're in their 70's/80's!!

Romilly. ;D ;D
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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #16 on: Monday 03 September 07 08:44 BST (UK) »
No Keith,
That was not what I meant.
I was on the a track and admittedly changing the subject. I had been struck by the advaced age of a couple of fathers mentioned.

 Just pondering the simple question  older mothers.
Sorry if I have confused and dragged in red herrings.
How old was the oldest mother found in our general family history searches searches?

Sue
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Re: Large gaps between d.o.b. of a grandparent and one of his/her grandchildren.
« Reply #17 on: Monday 03 September 07 08:48 BST (UK) »
Yes Romilly,
 I imagine that too, but the birthing was so regular wasn't it.
I bet there are some surprisingly late efforts out there.
In those days with earlier deaths, I suppose the teen years were not of concern to the deseased parents!

Sue
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