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3 first cousin marriages in one family

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Re: 3 first cousin marriages in one family

Posted: 1 Feb 2012 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Caro and mugwump,

Many thanks for your comments; they're very helpful. I was aware that first-cousin marriages were legal in the UK, but I didn't think that three in one family was at all common! I'm going to double check the addresses, just to see how close they were, though presumably once one set had married, that would have brought the families together more. I still need to work out what they would call each other!

In looking into this, I found recent research which suggests that first-cousin marriages are no more likely to have children with genetic defects than women over 40.

It certainly provides some interest: otherwise, in this line there are just a few labourers, a railway porter or two and a soldier!

Thanks again.
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PaulFBurton 31 Jan 2012 2:31PM GMT 
carobradford 31 Jan 2012 2:51PM GMT 
mugwump1955 1 Feb 2012 8:15AM GMT 
PaulFBurton 1 Feb 2012 12:00PM GMT 
Ronda Miller 19 Jun 2012 3:53PM GMT 
PaulFBurton 21 Jun 2012 10:56AM GMT 
TheFamilyofKa... 10 Jul 2012 7:34PM GMT 
PaulFBurton 11 Jul 2012 2:18PM GMT 
Queen1bess 2 Jan 2013 5:14AM GMT 
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