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Sidney Bird Griffin and Amelia Gage Wallis

When Sidney Bird Griffin Sr. was born on February 7, 1872, in Kingston Seymour, Somerset, England, his father, Samuel Bird Griffin (1834-1890), was 37, and his mother, Jane (nee Wallis) (1835-1909), was 37. He had nine brothers and two sisters.

Sidney married Amelia Gage Wallis (his cousin) on March 31, 1902, at All Saints Church in Kingston Seymour. The wedding was witnessed by Amelia's sister Ella and brother James Gage. Sidney's occupation is "Grocer."
In fact, two of Amelia's sisters married two of Samuel's brothers. Edith Wallis married Edward Griffin, and Laura Wallis married Alfred Griffin. As a result, all of their children would have had the same two sets of grandparents, making them "double first cousins." In terms of DNA, double cousins are as closely related as half-siblings.

When Amelia Gage Wallis was born on October 2, 1869, in Kingston Seymour, Somerset, England, her father, John Wallis (1833-1906), was 36, and her mother, Mary (nee …

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