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From: "kath" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] incest/illigitimacy
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 10:56:23 +0100
I have not found incest yet in my family tree, but like alot of us who
follow this hobby have a few cases of illigitimate children. I spent a few
years looking for a father mention on the wedding certificate only to find
when looking at the census his father had died good few years before.
Also have seen in many baptism books the name of the
father of an illigitimate child
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 8:31 PM
Subject: [DEV] incest/illigitimacy
> Good evening
> I was wondering if anyone had any hints or reference regarding incest,
> it was dealt with and viewed, in the late C19th and early C20th....maybe
> especial reference to Bible Christians.
> Know it's not a very nice subject to bring up but, as I probably have a
> in my family tree at that time, I was hoping for some support from anyone
> else who has discovered similar bombshells.
> Sorry,now another 'taboo' C19th subject, and could be linked, any help or
> other cases of illigitimacy. My great grandmother, Rose Booth, had two
> illigitimate children within 3 years of each other.
> I have just discovered the first child Emily Maud, the second being my
> grandfather, when I received her birth certificate after a random search
> Booths, not already in my family tree,in Torrington.
> It just goes to show that there are surprises awaiting all of us in our
> searches, and this was discovered after I believed the 'well' had run dry.
> So don't lose faith..keep going!!
> Thanks if you can help
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