Many people throughout the world place a high value on family. Family is everything to one Scottish family. Their family is extremely close-knit, and each member is vital to the others. Mary Marshall is the family’s oldest member, and she has contributed to the creation of six generations who are all living at the same time. The remarkable woman is the mother of eight children and has 90 grandkids as of June 15, 2021. Imagine the scene at their dining table around the holidays!
Fortunately, the entire family is quite tight and adores one other. Despite the fact that they, like any other family in the world, have their ups and downs, they have stayed close throughout the years and make every effort to see one other, which is not difficult given that they all reside in the same region. They can still see one other and remain in touch with their extended family this way.
The Continually Growing Family
Mary Marshall is an 86-year-old mother of eight lovely children. Since her children have grown up, they have begun to extend their family, and Marshall now has a total of 90 grandkids. With the exception of family member Toni-Leugh Aitken, all of the ladies on the same side of the family have a lot in common, according to Express UK. They have all worked as NHS caregivers.
This family has expanded tremendously in size, owing in part to the fact that all of the ladies had children at an early age.
When they first gave birth, they were all under the age of 18. Marshall, who was born in June 1935, began her super-sized family when she gave birth to her eldest daughter Rose Thorburn in October 1952. Thorburn went on to have four children of her own, the oldest of them is Chyrel Borthwick, who is now 50 years old.
This lasted for years, allowing the family to expand and produce new generations. Borthwick has three daughters, the youngest of whom, Carrie Dow, was born in February 1986. Dow, who has four children of her own, contributed to the ever-expanding family when her 17-year-old daughter Aitken gave birth to her first kid on May 25, 2021. Marshall became Scotland’s sole great-great-grandmother when this baby, Nyla Ferguson, was born, according to the Express UK.
Marshall told STV News, “It’s nice to have a huge family.” “There’s always someone willing to assist you.” Marshall proceeded to extol the virtues of her family and express her affection for them. “They’re incredibly nice to me,” she stated.
“I’m a blessed woman to be able to tell you the truth.” she says.
Setting a New Record
One would ask what their holidays are like with such a huge family. According to the family, they all get along swimmingly and like spending time together, but when it comes to celebrating important occasions and holidays together, they take it light on the gift-giving. “I have a falling out with them so I don’t have to give them stuff,” Marshall laughed, saying that she gets some slack for not purchasing gifts for everyone in the family because doing so would take a long time and a lot of money.
According to Express UK, the entire family resides in or around Edinburgh, Scotland, making it simpler and more convenient for them to see one another. This family has another motivation to see each other, in addition to their great friendship and affection for one another. They may now brag about being the only family in Scotland with six generations alive at the same time.
“We joked about breaking some type of record when we found out I was pregnant,” Aitken added. “After that, we started researching into it, and it appears that no one else has our family set up.” The young woman continued by describing how her family has fallen in love with her newborn kid and how their family is continually growing. “It’s a little early to notice a likeness to her great-great-great-grandma,” Aitken said, “but when they met, it was love at first sight.”
The Guinness World Record for the most generations alive in a single family is seven, which means this family is on its way to tying, and maybe surpassing, the record.