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From: "Glen Todd" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] 35/37 Marker YDNA Advice Requested
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 10:11:44 -0700
> I believe you will find it quite common, 200-400 years ago,
> for a family to reuse the name of a son, who died early,
> for the next son born. This seems especially so when the
> given name was following family tradition of naming the
> older sons after the father or grandfathers. I have found
> cases of this in my research in England.
I have found a ton of this in New England. I've also got a documented case
(back in Merrie Olde) of a family with three sons named John (all of whom
lived to adulthood), who are identified in contemporary records as "The
Elder", "The Middle", and "The Younger". The father was a wealthy armiger
and 15th century 'pillar of the community', so documentation is extensive.
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