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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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Re: Time on your hands!
« 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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Re: Time on your hands!
« 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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Re: Time on your hands!
« 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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