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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #18 on: Monday 18 May 20 16:17 BST (UK) »
.... if my gg-grandmother had not had an affair with her brother-in-law.
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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #19 on: Monday 18 May 20 16:21 BST (UK) »
I wouldn't be here if my grandfather and his friend hadn't gone to have a bath/shower behind the lines during the first world war.

When they got back most of their company had been killed in an attack.
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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #20 on: Monday 18 May 20 16:30 BST (UK) »
..if my maternal grandfather's first wife hadn't died in the Flu pandemic of 1918 and if my maternal grandmother's fiance hadn't been killed in WW1.
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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #21 on: Monday 18 May 20 16:36 BST (UK) »
.... if great aunt Emma hadn't married an Elmer Gantry clone and decided to set up a private Christian academy in Merritt's Landing, Wisconsin.
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Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #22 on: Monday 18 May 20 16:39 BST (UK) »
I wouldn't be here if ironstone hadn't been found in the Cleveland hills. My 3xgreat grandfather brought his family to Stockton on Tees from Shropshire in the 1860s to work in the iron industry as they had in Shropshire.
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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #23 on: Monday 18 May 20 16:59 BST (UK) »
....if my paternal grandparents had NOT gone to join other family members in Canada, from Lancashire, after WWI, had NOT produced my father, and then HAD NOT  returned to England prior to WWII, with him .... and if he had not been with his cousin in a cinema queue when a bolder, braver friend of my mother fancied him, and spoke to him, and if they had not all got to be friends, then if they had not all gone around in a small group  until my parents got to be closer, and the girl who first fancied him went off for another .... and then WWII happened. (Eventually he came home on leave, later married her, and .... quite a bit after the War ended, I got here!)
Phew!
What a close escape from not being me.
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« Reply #24 on: Monday 18 May 20 22:51 BST (UK) »
I wouldn't be here if my great-grandfather James Ayres not been "dismembered" from the Baptist congregation at Lode Cambs in 1867for "fornication and drunkenness".
They obviously stitched him together fairly well as he was thrown out again a few years later this time just for drunkenness as  he had married and become a father in the meantime.
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« Reply #25 on: Monday 18 May 20 22:59 BST (UK) »
If my several times great grandfather had been killed when serving out in America in the 63rd Foot in the 1770s.
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Re: I wouldn't be here if..........
« Reply #26 on: Monday 18 May 20 23:25 BST (UK) »
I wouldn't be here If the Irish Potato famine hadn't happened causing my ancestors to flee Ireland and come to England.
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