Six generations! Matriarch celebrates 102nd birthday with great-great-GREAT grandson


Six generations live within 10 miles of WakefieldSWNS / GETTY

All six epoches of Edith Flavell’s family live within 10 miles of Wakefield

Evelyn Flavell cosied up with insufficient Sonny Newsome and many of her descendants at a birthday and a pre-Christmas celebration.

The close-knit progenitors is one of very few six generation families living in the UK and most live within a ten-mile radius of Evelyn’s bungalow in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Her daughter Marion Tennant, 76, and granddaughter Katrina, 55 both survive a few minutes walk away.

Her great granddaughter Donna Steele, 37, significant great granddaughter Paige, 21, and great great great grandson Sonny stay close to one another ten miles away in Barnsley.

Evelyn celebrated with her newborn relative SonnyGETTY / STOCK

Evelyn well-known turning 102 with her newborn relative Sonny

This is a wonderful birthday baksheesh, having hugs and kisses with little Sonny is just exceptional.

Evelyn Flavell

While holding Sonny on her birthday earlier this month, Evelyn foretold: “This is a wonderful birthday present, having hugs and kisses with brief Sonny is just brilliant.”

The baby boy was supposed to be born on great inordinate great grandmother’s birthday but arrived nine days early.

Her granddaughter Katrina who eschewed organise the get-together in South Kirby said: “We are a large family and we decent adore babies. 

“It was lovely to welcome Sonny. The family has lived in the village all our dynamics so we’re well-known.

“I don’t think I know exactly how many there are of us in total, dialect mayhap more than 40. It was a fantastic occasion and Evelyn loved it.

Edith's family are one of few with six generationsSWNS

Edith’s kinsfolk are one of the very few with six generations

“Evelyn had a great day and there was so many callers for the party that we actually had to book slots to get everyone in the bungalow – her untroubled b in was full of visitors.”

“Me, my mum and my mum’s mum all live near each other. Donna, Paige and now Sonny all real in Barnsley – but we try and see each other as much as possible.”

Another Yorkshire line from Bradford was the first to secure six living generations after the origination of Finley James Mellor who was born on Christmas Day 2016.

The oldest of the Hanson fellowship was 103-year-old Hilda Hanson who headed up her 27-member-strong family.

The Guinness Universe Record for most generations in living history is seven – which was executed in 1989 by an American family.

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