The Ancestors:

           
   

Four grandparents, eight great grandparents, sixteen great great grandparents, thirty-two great great great grandparents and sixty-four great great great great grandparents. How many of them can I hatch, match and despatch? Grandparents - no problem there. Great grandparents - no problem there either. Great great grandparents - it's getting harder to find some of them but I should be able to fill in a lot of the blanks. Great great great grandparents - now it is a lot harder finding the correct records. Great great great great grandparents - I have found just eight out of the sixty-four so far!

AM = age when married. AD = age when died. F indicates 'of full age' when married.

 
Grandparents Great Grandparents Great Great Grandparents Great Great Great Grandparents Great Great Great Great Grandparents  
               

The Grandparents:

Born AM Married AD Died  
1 Ernest John Barnes 6th Sept 1896 30
20
17th December 1926

76

19th February 1972  
2 Olive Kathleen Wooldridge 24th February 1906 75 1st December 1981  
3 William Thomas Sculpher 2nd November 1888 41
37
21st December 1929 53 3rd September 1941  
4 Ellen O'Shea 20th January 1892 49 23rd August 1941  

The Great Grandparents:

Born AM Married   Died  
1 Charles John Barnes 27th December 1871 23
29
25th March 1894 85 16th June 1956  
2 Elizabeth Holloway 31st October 1865 88 19th September 1953  
3 Edward Wooldridge 5th May 1876 21
22
6th October 1897 38 30th November 1914  
4 Catherine Elizabeth Gosling 22nd October 1875 70 29th August 1945  
5 John Sculpher 21st July 1848 24
17
14th October 1872 59 25th December 1907  
6 Alice Martin 3rd March 1855 80 8th July 1935  
7 Henry Patrick O'Shea 13th August 1864 24
25
27th October 1888 69 26th February 1933  
8 Ellen McCarthy 13th December 1863 63 27th February 1926  

The Great Great Grandparents

Born AM

Married

AD Died  
1 Thomas Barnes 3rd October 1838 25
21
6th December 1863 79 1st April 1917  
2 Jane Arlott 30th March 1842 84 4th December 1926  
3 George Quin Holloway not found F
18
2nd June 1861 - not found  
4 Elizabeth Locock 5th January 1843 33 17th November 1876  
5 Walter Wooldridge 21st September 1855 17
19
29th January 1872      
6 Sarah Marlow 21st July 1853      
7 James Gosling 2nd February 1854 19
16
15th September 1873

68

12th December 1922  
8 Jane Taylor 11th June 1857

53

10th July 1910  
9 Robert Sculpher 26th May 1804 24
17
1828

71

30th October 1875  
10 Susan Smith 1810 or 1811   1868  
11 John Martin not yet known          
12 Mary Ann Woolstone not yet known      
13 Philip O'Shea 1829 Ireland    

59

15th January 1888  
14 Mary Murphy 1832 Ireland

76

16th May 1908  
15 Robert McCarthy 6th June 1839    

52

22nd November 1891  
16 Eliza Alford not yet known      

The Great Great Great Grandparents:

           
The great great great grandparents are going to be born before civil registration started (1837), if I am lucky some will have married after 1837 and I should be able to find death certificates for the majority of them.  
1 George Barnes 21st June 1807 25
21
12th April 1832

67

4th May 1874  
2 Elizabeth Banks 1811

87

20th January 1898  
3 George Arlott 1804          
4 Mary Ann Pope 1814      
5 John Quin Holloway not known   not known   not known  
6 Mrs John Quin Holloway not known   not known  
7 Robert Locock 1799          
8 Ann Plummer 1810      
9 William Wooldridge 23rd March 1823 23
18
12th April 1846

61

14th January 1884  
10 Matilda Martin 1st February 1829 69 1898  
11 William Marlow            
12 Harriett Izzard        
13 John Gosling 1820 25
30
1845      
14 Elizabeth Annis 1815

86

13th April 1901  
15 Benjamin Taylor            
16 Catherine Taylor (nee Morris)        
17 John Sculpher 11th December 1768          
18 Ann Rogers 1770          
19 Father of Susan Smith            
20 Mother of Susan Smith            
21 Father of John Martin            
22 Mother of John Martin            
23 Father of Mary Ann Woolstone            
24 Mother of Mary Ann Woolstone            
25 Patrick O'Shea            
26 Mrs Patrick O'Shea            
27 Thomas Murphy            
28 Mrs Thomas Murphy            
29 Robert McCarthy            
30 Ellen Halfpenny            
31 Father of Eliza Alford            
32 Mother of Eliza Alford            

The Great Great Great Great Grandparents:

           
Of my sixty-four great great great great grandparents I have only been able to trace eight so far (I have only included the relevant rows). I hope to add some more to the list and hopefully fill in some of the blanks, but with most being born, married and dying before the introduction of civil registration I am relying on finding them in parish records.  
    Born AM

Married

AD Died  
1 John Barnes 27th December 1772 29
22
27th July 1801

49

20th April 1821  
2 Mary Hunt 22nd January 1779

82

20th February 1861  
3-16 no information            
17 Benjamin Wooldridge 1800          
18 Ann Bampton 1802      
19 Thomas Martin            
20-24 no information            
25 John Gosling 1793      
26 Mary (wife of John Gosling)        
27 Soloman Annis 1777    

83

10th May 1860  
28 Ann Long 1774?   1850?  
29-64 no information