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From: Irene Esson <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Older women having babies/ Wilson /Allan
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 17:08:27 -0700
I understand that in Northern Quebec where girls do not mature until a very
late age therefore they have children born at a late date. Perhaps we can
blame the weather. I blamed my husband.
> Hi Liz
> My Own mother was 45 when I was born after a 20 year gap from the last child
> of three boys she had in her early to mid 20's. Ironically my mum's maiden
> name is Wilson but she is from Fradwell in Staffordsire. My sister in law's
> Mother had her younger sister when she was 47 & so many months. I think
> years gone by it was a lot more common to have a change of life baby as it
> is called because they mistook certain signs to mean menopause & assumed
> they would be unable to conceive. These days woman are more educated about
> their bodies & we have better ways of preventing pregnencies if we want to.
> I think it happened much more often back then than it does today.
> Kind Regards
> Helen from a currently wet Queenland Australia.
> >Hi listers!
> >I just found out that my gggrandmother,Rebecca Silver Wilson wife of John
> >Allan, mother of my ggrandmother, Jane Ann Wilson, later had children John
> >and David B. Allan. This was the 1870's and Rebecca was 42 and 48 when she
> >had these children. Has anyone else ran into mothers that were 48? Just
> >unusual is this?
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