Both my maiden name and my married name originate in Cornwall, as well as my paternal grandmother's line. My mother's paternal line goes back to the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border where the family were lace-makers, while her maternal line was from the Essex coast. Her maternal grandfather's line is the only one which is truly Kentish, having been traced back to East Peckham in late 17th century. All my lines found themselves in Kent by the early twentieth century, and I lived there until my late teens. After a couple of years working in London I married and moved to Bedfordshire, where I lived until 2012, when I moved to Speyside, Scotland.
DNA has confirmed a number of my lines. I have many confirmed matches with Layton (my maternal great-grandmother's name) and with Henwood (my paternal grandmother). There is just one match with Tilliduff, which isn't surprising considering the rarity of the name. So far I have no confirmed matches for my maiden name (apart from a daughter of my paternal great-uncle) or for my mother's maiden name, where all but two lines appear to have died out.
|Ancestor Statistics||Generation||Relation Total w/ Birth Year||Earliest Birth Year||Latest Birth Year||Average Birth Year||Gen Length||Average Lifespan|
|Average generation length: 31||Average lifespan: 68||Oldest ancestor: John Percival Brown, 95 years old|
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