I don't know the official term for what you're describing, but I would
imagine it was very common.
In my family one of my sets of gg grandparents and the their siblings
married (i.e. 2 brothers married 2 sisters), both had VERY large families
(13 each) with many of their descendants still living in the area. The
chances of some of the descendants of those double cousins getting together
in a small place like Pembrokeshire I would imagine is very high.
From: dyfed-bounces(a)rootsweb.com [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Venita
Sent: 30 January 2014 17:57
To: Jennifer Cairns
Cc: Dyfed Dyfed
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Doublesided relations
That has happened in my family as well. My grandmother and two of her
siblings married three siblings of another family. The children of those
marriages are called "double cousins" and they are all quite normal, thank
On Jan 30, 2014, at 7:11 AM, Jennifer Cairns <jenmathias(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Many thanks for your thoughts. Made my morning !
I now understand the person who is related on both sides of my tree's
reluctance to discuss the matter. Pity.
Also, it is noticeable that Canon Law and UK current law, whilst not
odds, define the degrees of permitted marital relationships in
From: RHODRI DAFIS <rdafis(a)fsmail.net>
Sent: Thursday, 30 January 2014, 12:23
Subject: RE: [Dyfed] Doublesided relations
Tongue in cheek - yes - INCEST!
It occurs regularly, and there are some relatives I am related too in a
The most confusing example I found (not in my family as it happens).
Was a Brother X & Sister Y marring a Siblings. Sister A & Brother B.
Both had children, who would have been cousins twice over and Genetically
Brother X died, and Sister A died.
Sister Y then married her Brother in Law B and had children, who were
stepbrothers and sisters too the previous issue of their parents.
They all had common Grandparents.
Little regard was paid to Cannon Law, and the prohibited degrees of
Message Received: Jan 30 2014, 11:05 AM
> From: "Jennifer Cairns"
> To: "DYFED-L(a)rootsweb.com"
> Subject: [Dyfed] Doublesided relations
> Dear List
> Been meaning to ask this for ages. I have a distant distant cousin, who
to have a link with my tree on both sides of the family (VIAboth my
grandmothers, then earlier via the male lines). Must be quite common, but my
question is this: - Is there a term for this type of double relationship ?