Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week the mission was:
1) Pick one of your ancestral lines – any one – patrilineal, matrilineal, zigzag, from a famous ancestor, etc. Pick a long one if you can.
2) Tell us which position in the birth order that your ancestor was in each generation. For example “third child, first son.” Also list how many children were born to these parents.
3) Share your Birth Order work with us on your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, in a comment on Facebook, etc.
Here’s mine – I also chose my patrilineal line
1 Lois V Whimpey – sixth child, sixth daughter of Ivon Walter Whimpey and Edith Jean Marr (six daughters)
2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009) – fourth child, fourth son of John Ernest Whimpey and Ivy May Harley (4 sons, 1 daughter)
3 John Ernest Whimpey (1884-1960) – fifth child, fourth son of Joseph Whimpey and Sarah Jane Sharp (9 sons, 3 daughters)
4 Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919) – probably 6th child, 4th son of Joseph Whimpey and Margaret Price (6 sons, 4 daughters)
5 Joseph Whimpey (1819-1903) – 3rd child, 2nd son of William Wimpey and Elizabeth Clement (5 sons, 4 daughters)
6 William Wimpey (1789-1870) – 4th child, 3rd son of Joseph Wimpey and Rebekah Dredge (4 sons, 1 daughter)
7 Joseph Wimpey (1761-1790) – 8th child, 5th son of John Wimpew and Susanna Curtis (5 sons, 3 daughters)
8 John Wimpew (1710-1780) – 2nd child, 2nd son of Thomas Wimpew and Elizabeth Bigwood (4 sons, 1 daughter)
9 Thomas Wimpey (1678-1726) – 2nd child, 1st son of Nicholas Wimpey and Ann (6 sons, 4 daughters)
10 Nicholas Wimpey (1646-1721) – 1st child, 1st son of Thomas Wimpew and Fortune Draper (1 son)
11 Thomas Wimpew (1620-1648) 2nd child, 1st son of Thomas Wimpew and Joan Antrom (1 son, 1 daughter)
12 Thomas Wimpew (1579-1645) 3 child, 1st son of John Wimpew and Joana Danyall (1 son, 2 daughters)
My averages are:
Child number: 3.8
Number of children: 6.3