Sunday, June 04, 2006

Naming of children

1st son = father's father
2nd son = mother's father
3rd son = father
4th son = father's oldest brother
5th son = father's 2nd oldest brother or mother's oldest brother

1st dau = mother's mother
2nd dau = father's mother
3rd dau = mother
4th dau = mother's oldest sister
5th dau = mother's 2nd oldest sister or father's oldest sister

thanks to Andrea Bristol_and_Somerset Mailing List

middle names are interesting too

Howard Bartley Lapham is my uncle with whom I share a middle name
Birth: 12 SEP 1900
Death: 30 AUG 1972 in Wells Somerset
Baptism: 4 OCT 1900 St Barnabas, Bristol,
he got it from his grandmother: Fanny Bartley Ball
born: BET 1836 AND 1837 in Pitchcombe Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire, England

her parents don't have it and I have not yet been in the relevant archives to sort out more of my ancestors.
Probably wills will be a good clue

or not


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