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Re: Does anyone (living) have a great grandparent born in the 18th century?
« Reply #18 on: Monday 10 January 22 17:34 GMT (UK) »
I made a mistake went back one generation too many so no great grandparents born in 18th century
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Re: Does anyone (living) have a great grandparent born in the 18th century?
« Reply #19 on: Monday 10 January 22 18:15 GMT (UK) »
At the opposite end of this, all 8 of my great grandparents were born in the 1900s, 5 of them in the 1910s and 2 in the 1929s. My daughter was born 92 years after my great grandma was born. So 5 generations were born in under 100 years. That's not a long time I don't think.

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Re: Does anyone (living) have a great grandparent born in the 18th century?
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 11 January 22 01:00 GMT (UK) »
My paternal gt gt grandfather was born in 1791 and paternal gt gt grandmother in 1801(close but no cigar

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Re: Does anyone (living) have a great grandparent born in the 18th century?
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 11 January 22 12:46 GMT (UK) »
My great grandfather was born 1815 (from age on death cert, he could have been older), ...
... or younger  :D Quite a few people lost count and believed (or others did) they were older than they were.

One of my gt-grandmothers died in Ireland in 1916, age recorded on death certificate was 72.  I think she lived on her own and the death was recorded by a nurse visitor.  The real age was 66.

His 1st marriage was 1834/35, so can't have been much younger. I'm descended from a son from his 2nd marriage, born in 1876. In my experience of older Irish death certs, ages are rarely accurate, but of the many I have where I can prove the age of the person, I've only seen one where the person was younger than the age on the death cert. And that was only by one year. I have about a dozen where the person is quite a bit older than the age on the death cert (3-14 years). People just didn't know exactly how old they were.

Oh the joys of Irish research. ;D ;D

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Re: Does anyone (living) have a great grandparent born in the 18th century?
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 11 January 22 17:06 GMT (UK) »
This is going to fail on a technicality, but I have a (distant) cousin who has very long generations in his ancestry (from our common ancestor, he is actually the same generation as my great grandfather yet born 92 years later...). He and I are both in our 50s.
His father was born in 1928 (he could have still been alive but actually died quite young so this is where it fails); his great grandfather was born in 1784 (as the younger brother of my 5x great grandfather).
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Re: Does anyone (living) have a great grandparent born in the 18th century?
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 11 January 22 18:16 GMT (UK) »
Closest I can get is my mum having 2 of her Grt grandparents born in 1804 and 1808.  Although not into the 18th cent my daughter born this cent does have 2 of her grt grandparents born in the 19th cent.
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Re: Does anyone (living) have a great grandparent born in the 18th century?
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 11 January 22 18:31 GMT (UK) »
Not me but my cousin's wife has just celebrated her 90th birthday. Her father was born in 1869. His father was born in 1826. And his father was born in 1789.
Interesting, so her father was about 62 when she was born, his father, 43 when he was born, and his father 37. So only one father very much above the normal parental age. Well, that just pips Jebber who has two b. 1794 & 1798, but technically your cousin's wife is not a Rootschatter so Jebber still gets the Rootschatter accolade :D.