Family get-together

PUBLISHED: 14:19 09 November 2006 | UPDATED: 09:58 31 May 2010

From left; Deborah Haywood, Stefanie Hawood, Jessie Moore, baby Elisse and Rosalind Brannan - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

From left; Deborah Haywood, Stefanie Hawood, Jessie Moore, baby Elisse and Rosalind Brannan - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

FIVE generations of a family, aged between 86 years and just two weeks, were united for the first time in Stansted Mountfitchet on Tuesday. Eighty-six-year-old Jessie Moore, who lives in Hargrave House in the village, was thrilled to see her great-great-g

FIVE generations of a family, aged between 86 years and just two weeks, were united for the first time in Stansted Mountfitchet on Tuesday.

Eighty-six-year-old Jessie Moore, who lives in Hargrave House in the village, was thrilled to see her great-great-granddaughter Elisse Walden for the first time, just two weeks after she was born in the Rosie Maternity Ward in Cambridge.

The oldest and youngest were joined by Jessie's daughter Rosalind Brannan, Rosalind's daughter Deborah Haywood, and Deborah's daughter and Elisse's mother, Stefanie Haywood.

Ashdon woman Rosalind, 65, was delighted by the latest addition to her already large family. She said: "My mother was the youngest of 16 children, so we have a history of being a big family!

"She is now the only surviving member of her generation of our family, so it's great that she was able to see baby Elisse."

Rosalind is the oldest of three children, with a brother called Andrew and a sister named Grace.

Rosalind's son Dennis, 42-year-old Deborah's brother, lives in Australia, where Rosalind spent nine years with her husband Edward before returning to England to be with her family.

Deborah has three children: Jodie, Andrew and 20-year-old Stefanie, who just gave birth to Elisse.

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