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JemimaFawr

JemimaFawr Report 3 Mar 2014 07:47

Was that Walter Vitty? :-D

Young

Quinsgran

Quinsgran Report 3 Mar 2014 00:38

Vitty

JemimaFawr

JemimaFawr Report 2 Mar 2014 23:52

DAVID

Quinsgran

Quinsgran Report 2 Mar 2014 23:45

It certainly was

Darby

JemimaFawr

JemimaFawr Report 2 Mar 2014 23:40

Yes I had a shock myself, when I found out that the Gran who raised me (pity she was old and should never have been put in that position) and gave me a hard time when I was growing up, was heavily pregnant when she married my Grandfather. Sadly, the baby died shortly after birth. My Grandfather (her husband) was also born 4 months after his parents marriage. It was a hypocritical generation!

EADES

Quinsgran

Quinsgran Report 2 Mar 2014 23:30

How many got pregnant before they married My gran did twice Mum never told me she was 14 months old when grandparents married

Son of Margaret Yarker who looked down on my gran when she herself was illegitimate

Scaife

JemimaFawr

JemimaFawr Report 2 Mar 2014 23:11

Yes I read something about that especially in some cultures.

My mother's mother's family were from Kent. Illegitimacy seemed rife there.

WILLIAMS

Quinsgran

Quinsgran Report 2 Mar 2014 22:53

And they talk about single mothers today There were plenty around back then

Did you know if a mans wife died the daughter would take over wifely duties
Very common apparently

Renwick

JemimaFawr

JemimaFawr Report 2 Mar 2014 22:49

A similar situation with my 2 & 3 x Great Grandmothers. My 2x Great Grandmother appears to have had 2 illegitimate children. The daughter was aged 8 living with my 3x Great Grandmother as her daughter. At 18 she was registered with her mother on the Census with her Stepfather's surname, as was her brother (my G. Grandfather)

ARNOLD

Quinsgran

Quinsgran Report 2 Mar 2014 22:23

Yes I was surprised when I got my grandfather birth cert Its a Yorkshire name
She was Margaret born 1859 living with her grandparents in 1861 who claimed to be her parents till I got her birth cert and found her mother was Elizabeth and working away in 1861 No fathers name of course

Elizabeth married and Margaret was with her as daughter on the next census

Spark

JemimaFawr

JemimaFawr Report 2 Mar 2014 22:12

That's unusual Quinsgran! But it would make it easier to research I expect.

Aust

Quinsgran

Quinsgran Report 2 Mar 2014 22:08

Yarker my gt grandmothers name

JemimaFawr

JemimaFawr Report 1 Mar 2014 22:52

Lyne

Quinsgran

Quinsgran Report 1 Mar 2014 22:25

Ellerton

Tawny

Tawny Report 1 Mar 2014 22:04

Groves

JemimaFawr

JemimaFawr Report 1 Mar 2014 21:27

Huggett

Tawny

Tawny Report 1 Mar 2014 15:06

Holland

Quinsgran

Quinsgran Report 1 Mar 2014 10:28

House

JemimaFawr

JemimaFawr Report 28 Feb 2014 15:09

Smith

GinaS

GinaS Report 28 Feb 2014 08:00

Ehlers