New Strachan page soon to be added

I’m currently working on a page about ggg grandfather John Strachan born 1774 and his wife and children. It’s taking a bit of time, though, as he managed to have fifteen children. Thirteen of them were with his first wife, Agnes Neilson, born over a period of 26 years – so that’s one every two years on average. And amazingly there are no repeated names, so they all seem to have survived infancy. Agnes, however, died not long after having the thirteenth. I don’t know what she died of but wouldn’t be surprised if it was exhaustion! I can’t begin to imagine how a woman managed to run a home that was just two rooms, with no bathroom or even running water, and bring up that many children.

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