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The kids’ ancestry
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Dougie, my father-in-law, has always been a bit of a Scottish nationalist, and England has always seemed a bit of a foreign country to him.

However, my genealogical research has now established that his paternal grandmother was English (probably from Ashton-under-Lyne in Greather Manchester) and only moved to Glasgow when she was between 7 and 10 years old.

This means, of course, that the kids are one-sixteenth English, apart from all their Scottish, Danish (for Anna and Amaia – French for Marcel, Charlotte and Léon), German and Irish ancestry, as illustrated on the left.