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Famous relatives

British ex-Prime Ministers John Major and Margaret Thatcher are both descendants of eighteenth-century farmers John and Elizabeth Crust. John Major and Margaret Thatcher are fifth cousins, once removed, and share a living relative: Geoffrey Crust, a sailor and composer of Country and Western songs. Everyone must have a famous relative somewhere in their family tree, as we are all descended from a small number of ancestors.

John Major and Margaret Thatcher are fifth cousins, once removed.
John Major and Margaret Thatcher are fifth cousins, once removed.
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