confused is the word...
Posted by Kate on April 25, 1998 at 14:56:42:
In response to tricky..., written by Cheryl on April 25, 1998 at 14:05:42
] ] OK, I'm trying to work out how Flora is related to the Starkadders. She says it's just by marriage, but she is a blood relative of everyone except Amos, I think
] ] Ada Doom is Flora's Aunt (sister of her mother). It sounds like Ada went to CCF when she married (did she marry a Mr Doom?)
] I thought Aunt Ada married a Starkadder? Didn't Adam call her "Old Mrs Starkadder, Ada Doom that was"? Would that then make Flora's mother's maiden name Doom as well?
yes, having read on a little, she is "Mrs Starkadder"
] ] Her daughter Judith married Amos Starkadder (so have there always been Starkadders at CCF??) Judith is Flora's cousin.
] If what I'm thinking is correct, then wouldn't Amos be her son, and Judith is her daughter by marriage... Then Flora would be blood related to all but Judith. I'm getting confused... ;-p
She says in Ch 2
"This Judith is a daughter of Mother's eldest sister, Ada Doom. So you see, Judith is really my cousin, not my aunt....
Aunt Ada Doom...ended by marryiing a Sussex farmer. I suppose his name was Starkadder. Perhaps the farm belongs to Judith now, and her man was carried off in a tribal raid form a neighbouring village and he had to hate her name. Or perhaps she married a Starkadder"
I think what happened is that Judith, who is Ada's daughter, married one of her Starkadder cousins (Amos) - they obviously have a bit of a thing for intermarriage. It probably all part of the plot to keep CCF with the Starkadders.
No wonder they're all a little odd... ;-)
- Fig Starkadder Kay 10:06:58 4/27/98 (2)
- I had the same problem Lynn 16:39:25 4/27/98 (1)
- I betcha it was done intentionally (by SG I mean)! Constanza 17:58:24 4/27/98 (0)
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