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3 first cousin marriages in one family

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3 first cousin marriages in one family

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 7:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Feb 2012 8:49AM GMT
In tracing a 'side branch' of the family tree, I found two sisters and their brother who married two brothers and their sister. So far, not so unusual, I suppose: I presumed that the families became close after the first of these weddings (in 1909 in Brentford; the other two were in 1918, in Acton Green and Brentford). However, subsequent research showed that they were all first cousins!

I know that first cousin marriages were not uncommon, but would 3 such marriages be especially unusual? I'd appreciate any comments.

(I've checked most of these findings, so I'm pretty sure I'm right).

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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 
MysticalMatza... 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 
PaulFBurton 7 Jan 2013 11:55AM GMT 
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