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Online clairec666

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Re: Help with cousin relationship please
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 06 December 18 09:30 GMT (UK) »
I've lost track of the number of people referred to as "cousin" in the census where I've failed to find a family connection with anyone else in the house.

However, a couple of "cousins" have turned out to be second cousins. So it's worth checking connections a further generation back, i.e. look at all siblings of Richard Lea's grandparents (if you know them) and see if the name Stratton appears in any of their lines.
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Re: Help with cousin relationship please
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 06 December 18 09:56 GMT (UK) »
Thanks. I think it highly likely that there was quite a lot of marrying people connected in some way by family ties at this time and in these farming communities, and I have a vision of them trotting off in pony and trap to a nearby village for Sunday lunch and a bit of matchmaking with some sort of kinsmen. Now for another assault on the parich records and some lateral thinking...

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