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Oldest Spoken Memory Of Someone.

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Sue Report 26 Jul 2008 20:33

My mother-in-law (91) remembers riding on her grandfather's horse & cart. James Williams was born in 1861, 147 years ago
A 2nd cousin of my OH (aged 82) remembers her grandmother Ann, born in 1851, 157 years ago.

I'm only 59 & I remember my maternal great grandmother, born in 1863, 145 years ago.

My aunt aged 84 (Dad's sister) often talks about her paternal grandfather (born 1859) and her maternal grandparents, born 1869 & 1873, and their farm where she used to spend all her holidays.


JaneyCanuck Report 26 Jul 2008 18:38

I can tie Benjamin -- my mother's eldest living cousin, who is in her 80s, was the confidante of her grandfather, my gr-grfather, born in Dec 1851.

Tracking down her son is how I finally learned, this past winter, why my mysterious gr-grfather Monck had changed his name from Hill!

I'd discovered the name change from a couple of years of scouring the databases and working up a theory, but had no idea why it happened. My mother's cousin had no idea that Monck wasn't her family's real name, but held the clue to why Ernest had changed his name.

Yup, always talk to the oldies first!

Now if only my gr-grfather had told my mum's cousin the missing bit of the puzzle: why he picked the name he did (a middle name of his younger sister, who also changed her surname) ...

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 26 Jul 2008 18:29

my mums aunt talks about her grandfather born 1840 and my now late great uncle(98 when he died 2yrs ago yesterday) spoke of his grandmother who was born in 1823!!!!
Karen x


Benjamin Report 26 Jul 2008 18:27


I think this may have been posted a few times before but I think I shall start up a new thread. Ie an old relative speaking of their grandmother etc.

My grandfathers cousin Frank who is now 94 knew his grandmother Mary Titshall formerly Mayhew very well. She was born in 1851 so a person who is alive today is speaking of a person who was born 157 years ago.

My great grandmothers youngest brother still speaks of his grandfather Richard Richardson who was born in 1848, 160 years ago.

My 3rd cousin cousin spoke of her grandfather, my gg grandfather William Thomas Coombs who was born 148 years ago.