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Who was the earliest born relative you met?

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Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 3 Feb 2012 12:31

Obviously older GR members will likely be able to link to people born mid 1800s, I guess.
Makes you think how close in links, but so very different in lifestyle.

Earliest for me was my grandfather b. February 1875.



AnninGlos Report 3 Feb 2012 12:34

Although I don't really remember, I have a photo to prove I met her. My Great Grandmother Elizabeth Duffin born 1859. I met her in 1947. I was 6 years old.


Barbra Report 3 Feb 2012 13:27

Grandad 1890 he died 1963 .he was a true gent use to see him a lot .
Grandma 1898 died 1952.I was only 5 when she died .she gave me an orange she was in hospital .thats the last time i saw her x.late Mums parents .
Grandad 1902 -1987. Grandma 1898-1972. knew them very well saw a lot of them late Dads Parents. one of grans sister-in-law still living 86 now .I love remembering them all .& still see grt aunt .Thanks for this thread its good xx


Grizwald Report 3 Feb 2012 13:34

My Grand mother born 1866 died1956 age 90.She looked after me and my brother during the war, mom was working dad was in the army.Still think of her.


GlitterBaby Report 3 Feb 2012 13:37

My great grandmother 1869 - 1959

I meet her in about 1957 or 1958 when I was a small child.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 3 Feb 2012 14:33

Both grandmothers

Emma 1880-1965

Jessie 1884-1958

OH grandparents
Michael 1874-1958
Harriet 1884-1966


grannyfranny Report 3 Feb 2012 15:10

Paternal grandparents. Grandad was born in 1871, died in 1961 when I was 8. Granny was born in 1886 and died in 1967, I used to go and stay with them in the holidays. Grandad was a little old man, very deaf. He used to give us half a crown.
Granny's sister was born in 1897 and died in 1991.


FootieAngel Report 3 Feb 2012 15:44

My Nanny Cal (Caroline) who was born in 1894 just abt a month before my Granda Lij (Elijah) just a few doors away. This were my Nan's parents and I spend all my time around at their amazing house til 1973 when they died abt 10 days apart having had 13 children, saw 29 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Their house had 8 bedrroms - 4 of which ran across the top of another house, this has since been converted to 2 - 4 bedroom houses and in the back room was a black lead range and a massive upright and piano (out of use by the time I came along) me and my cousin and sis used to hide in it.

Also met my Step-Grandads mother Kate (Katherine) - (once - which I don't remember, does it still count?). My Nan re-married when I was 18 months old. Gramps mother was born in in 1895 and died in 1972. When I was helping Gramps son research the history we discovered that not only did Caroline and Katherine share the same Surname (Finch) but they were born in the same street and were 2nd cousins.

Don't you just love family history!

edit to say the earliest photos I have - 1884 Harriet b 1850 (my great great grandmother) and Samuel b 1881 (my great grandfather)

and Annie b 1857 (my great great grandmother), Mary Anne b 1886 (my great grandmother) and George b 1906 (my Grandad) the pic is taken in 1909.


ChrisofWessex Report 3 Feb 2012 15:52

My paternal gdad b 1865 - can just remember him - he died when I was nearly four yrs.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 Feb 2012 16:16

All on the maternal line who lived cheek by jowl.

Great Great Aunt Lizzie b 1876 closely followed by her neice's husband, my maternal grandfather 'Harry' b 1877, and his 2nd wife 'Old Aunty Eva' 1878.

Makes you stop and gasp sometimes, doesn't it?


minihousenut Report 3 Feb 2012 18:23

Oh met his gran born in1860 and many of his uncles and aunts plus his dad all born late 1800s. Doesn't it make you feel very old


David Report 3 Feb 2012 20:27

My maternal Grand Father lived in the same house as us (or vice verce)

He was born in 1800

He died in 1958


Suzanne Report 3 Feb 2012 22:02

I remember my nan born 1904 and died in 1970 when i was 6.
and my mums mum born in 1914 and still with us.almost all of my grandparents and elderly relations had died before i was born.including my g grandparents on both sides,dads dad died in 1952 age 48.mums dad died in 1953 age 38.x :-)

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~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 3 Feb 2012 22:09

probably my great granny but I don't really remember her. She was born in 1881.


JoyBoroAngel Report 3 Feb 2012 22:15

i remember meeting my gran when
i was 3 when she died

she was born 1888


SueMaid Report 3 Feb 2012 22:19

I apparently met my Great Uncle David who was born in 1872 although I don't remember. I also met my Great Aunts and I have a birthday card from them written in the most beautiful handwriting. They were born in 1880 and 1882.


Sylvia Report 3 Feb 2012 23:24

My paternal ggrandma, she was born in 1883 and died in 1962 .

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 3 Feb 2012 23:41

My Paternal Grandfather 1871 - 1957 & my Paternal Grandmother 1878 – 1974.


LindaB Report 4 Feb 2012 03:25

I consider myself lucky as into my mid teens I had a maternal gt grandma and both sets of grandparents.. all living locally.

My gt grandma was b1877, my paternal grandparents were both b1882 and my maternal grandparents b1901 and 1904.



jgee Report 4 Feb 2012 06:49

My dad ...

Born 1889..died dec 16 1956..,i was 8... i remember the funeral very clearly .. also he bought me a royal blue velvet dress ..with a white lace collar for christmas mom had it dyed black for the funeral ..

also my moms parents ..born .. gran 1888 to 1969..... my grandad 1871..1963...remember them both ..