6 generations together.
Becoming a parent and then a grandparent are some of the most rewarding events in one’s life. But, becoming a great-grandparent is even rarer. Well, a woman in Edinburgh, Scotland, has now become the country’s only great-great-great-grandmother. 86-year-old Mary Marshall was born before Word War II began and grew up to become a mother of 8. All the women in this line were mothers young, which explains how 6 generations from the same family can be together now.
Marshall in all has a whopping 90 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, making her the head of a very large clan. “It’s lovely to have a big family. There’s always somebody there to help you,” Marshall said in a press conference. She shared the stage with 5 ladies from her family, including the youngest, infant Nyla Ferguson, born in May of 2021. They said they all get along, but that Christmas is a complicated affair as there are far too many people to get gifts for everyone.
All of the women in the family have served at one point or another as caregivers for the National Health Service, save for new mother Toni-Leigh.
The birth of little Nyla makes Marshall the only g-g-g-grandmother in Scotland. While this is a record at the moment in Scotland, the worldwide record for most generations in a single family alive at the same time is 7.