Item #: 28087
I hope they don’t mind but I “lifted” the above photo from many which are on the site, which shows a Billinge family, a father with 12 of his sons, enough for a football or cricket team and one reserve. No year or name given.
There doesn't appear to be a vast difference in their ages God help his poor wife, Looks like it was a child every year.
Keith,looks like he didn't have a Telly.
I can recall a family at St. Cuthberts in 1965 that had 20 kids on Norley Hall IIRC. I won't mention the name of the family, except to say that their home was not too far from St Cuthberts.
A handsome sturdy lot them Billingers. And thanks Joe Taylor.
Keith, you say 'with 12 of his sons', did he have more than 12?
It may have been a child every year Ron, unless it was two in the case of twins, Sorry I don't have any other info' so it's possible there may have been more in the family - my own great grandparents had 12 children but unlike the above it was a case of 6 of each.