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Offline BenRalph

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Re: Time on your hands!
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 20:45 BST (UK) »
I presume you mean the 1800s but for someone to be alive today if born in 1899 they would be 121.  So very unlikely I would think.
I recall reading a couple of years ago that the last person to live through every day of the 20th century had died so nobody born in the 1800s is still alive.

None of my great grandparents were born in the 19th century. They were all born in the 1900s.

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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 23:18 BST (UK) »
My g.g.grandparents, g.grandparents and grandparents were all born in the 1800s.  I'm so used to researching in the 1800s that it doesn't seem so far away to me!!

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« Reply #11 on: Thursday 17 September 20 09:23 BST (UK) »
Wow - so his father was apparently 72 when he was born?  Makes his grandfather positively young at 49 when the father was born. ::)

Highly unlikely but I wonder if anyone living today has a grandparent born in the C18. 
-- pushing it a bit but could be possible.

Say someone born in1799 had a son born in 1860 and this son went on to father a child born in say 1930.  Now this child aged 90 could rightly claim a grandparent born in the C18.


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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 17 September 20 09:49 BST (UK) »
Wow - so his father was apparently 72 when he was born?  Makes his grandfather positively young at 49 when the father was born. ::)

Highly unlikely but I wonder if anyone living today has a grandparent born in the C18. 
-- pushing it a bit but could be possible.

Say someone born in1799 had a son born in 1860 and this son went on to father a child born in say 1930.  Now this child aged 90 could rightly claim a grandparent born in the C18.

Not impossible, not sure there is anyone though. I have 2 grandparents born in the 19th Cent.

My Mum's oldest grandparent was born in 1848 so still quite a way off C18
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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 18:35 GMT (UK) »
Wow - so his father was apparently 72 when he was born?  Makes his grandfather positively young at 49 when the father was born. ::)

Highly unlikely but I wonder if anyone living today has a grandparent born in the C18. 
-- pushing it a bit but could be possible.
One of the grandsons of US President John Tyler, born in 1790, is still alive. There were two, but one died a few months ago. See here: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/29842/president-john-tylers-grandsons-are-still-alive.
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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 19:42 GMT (UK) »
Not C18. But my paternal grandfather was born in 1836, before Registration. He was fifty when my father was born, my father fifty six when I was born, hence the 106 years between my grandfather and me.
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Re: Time on your hands!
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 21:47 GMT (UK) »
My grandparents were born three 1866,one 1870.
But my parents were older than usual , Mum born 1896 ,was 41 when I was born in 1937.
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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 22:33 GMT (UK) »
I was trying to check out a local death of a man who missed out the 1939 register but died in March 1938 just before his 107th birthday. 
The newspaper article claimed he was from Brighton, the youngest of 21 children.
He had 17 children with his first wife, but she and 11 children died in a typhoid epidemic.
Married again and had 6 more children.

 He claimed to be 70 in 1911.

Could not verify birthplace nor birth year.


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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 30 December 20 09:46 GMT (UK) »
Chempat - If the man claimed to be 70 in 1911 then that gives a birth year of 1841.  What was his name and where was he in 1911?

Just being nosy  ::)
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