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Offline josey

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6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« on: Saturday 21 January 17 13:25 GMT (UK) »
BBC report 'A family from Yorkshire is thought to be the first ever in Britain to have six generations alive at the same time.'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38704598

Has anyone found an equal or more??

Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 January 17 18:47 GMT (UK) »
Personally, no, but I recall a Northwest News item on TV about 10 or more years ago reporting six generations (all female I think), so it does happen.
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 January 17 19:10 GMT (UK) »
I wasn't sure if my friend had, but they missed out on 6 generations by 5 months - have been 5 generations 3 times that she's been part of though

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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 January 17 19:26 GMT (UK) »
I believe the record is seven generations alive at one time. Which is amazing, as quite a few of my 4x great grandparents were born in the 1700s.
Knighton in Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire
Tweedie in Lanarkshire and Co. Down
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 January 17 23:12 GMT (UK) »
I believe the record is seven generations alive at one time.

Purely mathematically, that would require six successive females to get pregnant on their 16th birthday (with daughters of course), plus six times 9 months wait, for the oldest generation to see the youngest when aged 100.  Quite a tall order, and not really to be attempted IMHO.
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 January 17 06:59 GMT (UK) »
I believe the record is seven generations alive at one time.

Purely mathematically, that would require six successive females to get pregnant on their 16th birthday (with daughters of course), plus six times 9 months wait, for the oldest generation to see the youngest when aged 100.  Quite a tall order, and not really to be attempted IMHO.
My mum is the start of 4 and the eldest Ggranddaughter is 20. If she has a child soon my mum would have to get close to 100 just for 6 generations.
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 January 17 12:51 GMT (UK) »
Quite a tall order, and not really to be attempted IMHO.
;D ;D too late for me to attempt it now

would require six successive females to get pregnant on their 16th birthday (with daughters of course), plus six times 9 months wait, for the oldest generation to see the youngest when aged 100.
Does it have to be all females? A son could have a child at 16 - 17 as well.
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 January 17 14:02 GMT (UK) »
I'm not quite sure I believe that they are the first to ever reach six generations as I'm pretty sure I saw an obituary, of a gypsy I think, that had children up to (multiple) great great great grandchildren.
However, six is pretty impressive. My great Nan would have been part of a six generation line all alive if she lived another year.
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 22 January 17 16:38 GMT (UK) »
I'm not quite sure I believe that they are the first to ever reach six generations
Seems this is the case, as others have said. Your Nan may be the nearest a rootschat family have come....
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON