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Vap Report 19 Feb 2020 10:48

My Sister in Law has Lupus as does her daughter and her grand daughter!, so far our other siblings do not have it, however we are told it is heredity but we don't know where it has come from. Can any one help... maybe has or had it past and present.


KathleenBell Report 19 Feb 2020 10:59

You don't give any forenames of your family but there is this family on the 1939 register in Bungay. Is this part of your family? :-

Preston household
(5 people)

First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number

Nellie M Preston 29 Apr 1892 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Widowed 53 1
William H Preston 02 Feb 1927 Male At School Single 53 2
Harry Longshaw 22 Jun 1918 Male Malsters Labourer Married 53 3
Alice M (May) Kester (Longshaw) 23 Oct 1919 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 53 4
The record for this person is officially closed.

You could order the death certificates of some of your ancestors and see what the causes of death are.

Kath. x


Maddie Report 19 Feb 2020 12:01

if relevant

Name: William Herbert Preston
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1927
Death Date: 11 Nov 1990
Cemetery: Bungay Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Bungay, Waveney District, Suffolk, England
Has Bio?: N

married in 1951 and it appears 2 children born 1953 and 1956 norwich


Maddie Report 19 Feb 2020 12:18

a sister

Last name PRESTON
Birth year 1919
Birth quarter 4
Registration month -
Mother's maiden name Jolly


MargaretM Report 19 Feb 2020 12:27

But surely your sister-in-law is not blood related to you?


SylviaInCanada Report 19 Feb 2020 20:43

Margaret is quite correct ....... your sister-in-law is not a blood relative to you, "only" a married-in.

So there is no reason why any of your relatives should have Lupus.

Her daughter and granddaughter have obviously inherited this autoimmune disease from her.

It's her family that should be investigated to see if you can discover when it first appeared, if possible. Not yours.


Vap Report 30 Jun 2020 14:13

Yes Kath this is my husbands family in Bungay Suffolk,
I would like it noted I have never said my sister, I have always said my sister in law which is my husbands sister has the Lupus. we are trying to find out where she has got it from


nameslessone Report 30 Jun 2020 15:38

Map out a family tree for her. Look at early deaths, preferably of females, from both sides and order some death certificates from the GRO.
You are then probably looking for kidney problems.

Hope this helps.


SylviaInCanada Report 30 Jun 2020 16:44

You also might have to consider that the lupus arose from a spontaneous mutation in, say, your sister-in-law or her mother. In that case, you will be able to go no further back.

Start with getting the death certificates for her mother and grandmother, and see if it says they died from anything that is either called lupus or a result of lupus.

Remember that the further back you go, the less likely it is that the certificate will say the word "lupus".

For example, my OH's family has a history of colon cancer in both men and women. His grandmother died of it, and her death certificate in 1931 says death of "Inanition and Carcinoma of the Intestine" .......... Inanition being starvation.

The medical terms get even more obscure the further back you go!

But get the mother's and grandmother's certificates first.


PatinCyprus Report 30 Jun 2020 20:24

Look for woman who had difficulty having children - able to get pregnant but have miscarriages or have still births. In earlier times this would put the mother at risk as well.

Death certs. would help. Look for problems related to lupus as it might not be diagnosed as lupus.