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Is this a coincidence.


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In Ireland, but from Bucks.
Some 27 years ago, I had the misfortune to lose a child through a genetic bone disease. I was told at the time, my wife and I were related in the past.

Today I have been trying to trace my 2 daughters Gt.Gt. Grandparents.
They were told that in the past, their relatives had invented a machine for spinning cotton, which apparently revolutionised the cotton industry.

Samuel Crompton (the inventor) married a woman by the name of Mary Pimlott in Bolton, Lancashire.
If the descendants of Samuel ended up in London (my ex-mother-in law was a Crompton, and born in London) the genetic trail was half way there.

Now here's the coincidence (or is it).

My 3x Grandmother was Mary Pimlott, and lived not far from Bolton.
Her descendants moved down to Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

These two Mary Pimlotts could be connected.

My ex-in laws moved out of London to Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, the same town that my maternal side eventually move to.

That is where I met my then wife to be.

Is this a coincidence that the 'Pimlott Gene' came together with me and my ex-wife.

I hope you can follow this story, but if proven would answer a big question.

Time will tell.:)


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