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From: "Dave Beames" <>
Subject: Re: [OXF] Garden of Edens
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 17:00:14 +0100
>I don't know the date of the other marriage yet unfortunately. But I
>agree with guessing these kids are from the 1802 marriage with a 1779
Well, the only possible earlier William/Elizabeth marriage in the Oxon Marriage Index was at Salford.
17Oct1796 William EDEN otp & Elizabeth SOUTHAM otp
wits: Thomas EDEN, Elizth HATHAWAY.
Salford is near Chipping Norton, and about 6 miles NW of Charlbury.
Close enough geographically to be possible for your other guy, but who knows.
W & E ED(D)ENS (in Salford) then baptised children 1797, 98, 1801, 03, 05, 07, 11, 14 (probably twins), 17 -- then I stopped looking.
If this *was* your earlier one (bap 1759 in Fawler) he was pretty active for his age, and had a much younger wife :-)
Maybe your 1759 chap never married, and Salford is a third example.
>I agree with your analysis about women and their birthing
>abilities...i.e., primarily before death, and with extreme difficulty
I should also have mentioned that sometimes you can distinguish between families by looking at marriage witnesses, brothers and sisters being rather more likely than (say) cousins.
>I am not familiar with prolactin however. Naïve perhaps. What is it?
A hormone, produced mainly by the pituitary and initiated in late pregnancy, which stimulates lactation in female mammals, its continued production being itself stimulated by the suckling process.
Unless an expert wishes to correct me, of course :-)
As Sandra says, the belief that it also has an inhibitory effect upon ovulation etc is often said to be an old wives' tale, but it seems that the WHO disagrees to some extent.