William Wilson Kettle’s world-record number living descendents

25 Jan, 2012

When you live to 102, you might well find yourself with a lot of relatives. Well this Newfoundlander managed to set a world record at the time. Allan Hawco of ‘Republic of Doyle’ explains.

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  1. B. Kettle
    March 17, 2012

    I am sure there are a lot of people that would not know this about Canada but I am part of a family that has known that for many years. I am also proud to say that I am a descendent of Captain Wilson Kettle. He lived in Grand Bay, Port Aux Basques, NL The most living descendants record is in the 1964 or 65 edition of the Guiness Book of World Records.

    • elaine sheaves
      March 23, 2014

      that was my fathers uncle. im a decendant of his too. like to hear from you.

    • June 13, 2015

      My mother was the last born before his passing, A. Roberts from Grand Bay in PAB

  2. Wendy
    June 18, 2012

    This is my great great grandfather.

    • Nicole Farrell
      February 08, 2014

      do you have a picture of him

  3. Nicole Farrell
    February 08, 2014

    great great grandfather as well

  4. May 01, 2015

    This is my Great Grandfather. Known as Wilson Kettle. Never heard him called William.

  5. May 02, 2015

    Excellent video of the interview …George S. with Allan Hawco . Loved “Republic Of Doyle”….Loved the talent of all the actors, and the beautiful scenery we were able to enjoy and share with the whole world. As for W.Wilson Kettle…..incredible man in his time . I remember so much about him from that era….or at least part of it ….lol.

  6. May 02, 2015

    I am a grand son Wilson and Hannah cattle. My mother Dorothy was her youngest daughter and child

  7. May 02, 2015

    My great great grandfather

    My grandfather was Martin Kettle..

  8. May 18, 2015

    this has is in the book of world guniess,, records for years

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