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Date: Apr 16 10:38 PM, 2021
RE: age of demelza when each child was born
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corky wrote:

How old was Demelza when each of the 5 children were born?  How old was Ross?


Hello Corky,

If you haven't already calculated Ross and Demelza's ages, just want to mention that WG thoughtfully included family trees at the beginning of many of the books. Below, I've excerpted the Ross-Demelza branch of the Poldark tree from the 1984 William Collins print edition of The Loving Cup.  It provides the birth years of Ross and Demelza along with the years of each of their children.

  • Ross Vennor -1760
  • Demelza Carne -1770
  • Julia - 1788-90
  • Jeremy -1791
  • Clowance - 1794
  • Isabella Rose - 1802
  • Henry -1812

This makes it pretty easy to calculate the ages of the parents at the birth of their children. (It seems accurate because we know that Demelza was 42 when she was pregnant with Henry in The Miller's Dance.) However, perhaps their ages should be viewed as approximations. Pinning down Ross's exact age is especially problematic since he tells Verity in The Angry Tide that he's not sure how old he actually is. He says, 'I was christened late in January '60, but whether I was born in January 1760 or in December '59 I have no idea.' (p.171) 

Hope this helps.  



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