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Five generations runs in the family - not once or twice but four times

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 28, 2014

By Gill Roberts / gill.roberts@swwmedia.co.uk / @gill_roberts

  • Stacey Lewis's son Oliver is the fifth generation of her family.

  • Betty Humphrey, 82, Kay Owens, 62, Julie Williams, 42, Stacey Lewis, 25 and Oliver Jones, five months.

  • Betty Humphrey, 82, Kay Owens, 62, Sally-Anne Phillips, 43, David Phillips, 23 and Summer Phillips, aged one.

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THEY say some things run in the family.

And for this Swansea family it is something that has been passed down from generation to generation — five generations to be exact.

Stacey Lewis from Forest is the proud mum of Oliver Jones who was born on November 19.

The birth of her son means that there is now five generations in her family. "He is the first boy," she said. "The rest of us are girls."

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But this is not the only special youngster in their family, as Stacey's cousin David Phillips, has also had a child — Summer Phillips aged one — who makes another five generations in their family.

But their five generation fortune does not stop there as the 25-year-old said this is not the first time she has been a part of five generations.

"When I was a baby we were five generations," she said.

"We had our photo in the Evening Post back in 1989. Back then my great great-grandmother was alive, Winifred Piper.

"My aunt Sally-Anne was also in a five generations when she was born."

Ms Lewis said she loves that they have a big family and who all live nearby.

"My mum Julie Williams is 42 and from Gorseinon, my grandmother Kay Owen is 62 and is in Loughor," she said.

"Then Betty Humphrey lives in Jersey Marine."

Ms Humphrey, 82, said she was delighted to be at the top of two five generations.

"It is very confusing!" she said. "It is so nice to have a big family.

"And we have done it twice when Stacey was born. I remember having the picture taken in 1989 and I have still got the newspaper. I carry it around with me."

The extra large family met up for a special Sunday lunch yesterday.

"We are all so family orientated," said Ms Lewis. "It was really nice to see everyone."

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