Sunday, January 28, 2018

52 Ancestors in 52 weeks - Week 3 - Longevity Part A

The Week 2 prompt for Amy Johnson Crow's "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" blogging challenge is longevity.

Going through Reunion, the genealogy program I use I decided to check out the longevity of my family.


The following are the top 10 in my extended family. There may be others but these are the family members for which I have verified data. I have included the most common recent ancestor I have with them.



1.  105 years       Mary Selina FORD (1C3R)                         24 Apr 1880 – 15 Aug 1985                   James MERCHANT and Sarah NEAL

2.  102 years       Maud Eileen SEABROOK (2C2R)              19 Feb 1901 – 28 Sep 2003                     Henry SEABROOK and Sarah WHITE

3.  101 years       Florence Jean TURNER (2C2R)                   28 April 1914 – 30 July 2015                (Henry SEABROOK and Sarah WHITE

4. 100 years        Mavis Joyce HOOTON (1C3R)                     9 Oct 1914 – Jun 2015                          Joseph HOOTON and Rebecca BETTIS

5. 99 years           William Ernest Herbert FORD (1C3R)         1 Aug  1871 – 30 Jul 1971                     James MERCHANT and Sarah NEAL 

6. 99 years           Cliffie  ROWLAND (2C3R)                          24 Feb 1900 – 15 Sep 1999                  Harry SEABROOK and Harriet SMITH  

7. 99 years           Annie May SEABROOK (1C3R)                   27 Sep 1876 – 2 Feb 1976                    Henry SEABROOK and Sarah WHITE


8. 98 years            Mervyn Roy (Mick) SEABROOK (3C1R)    26 Jan 1916 – 27 Jul 2014             Henry SEABROOK and Sarah WHITE  

9.   98 years          Charles Walter McLEOD (2C2R)                   9 Mar 1912 – 21 Jun 2010                Henry SEABROOK and Sarah WHITE

10. 98 years          Annie Elizabeth FORD (2C2R)                      21 May 1900 - 28 Jul 1998                  James MERCHANT and Sarah NEAL


4 are from my paternal grandmother's father's side of the family.

6 are from my maternal grandfather's father's side of the family.

1 lived in England, 1 in the US, 4 in NSW, 3 in Victoria and 1 in Tasmania.

Mary Selina Ford and William Ford are brother and sister and Annie Ford is William's daughter.

Not one of them is a direct ancestor which means that this post doesn't really fit the theme of 52 ancestors in 52 weeks.

I'll try and post a part B to this post.


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