great grandfather

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Noun1.great grandfather - a father of your grandparent
great grandparent - a parent of your grandparent
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It was Captain Sail's first time in Dumfries, despite his great grandfather on his mother's side hailing from the town, where he was employed at Troqueer Mills.
Proud grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather.
And when a local historian tells her about her three-times great grandfather James Gretton, who ran a small business in the city's backstreets, it sounds like she's got her wish.
A GREAT grandfather who was stabbed to death following an alleged road rage incident on a village road had recently been given the all-clear from cancer, his family said.
Great grandfather and Second World War veteran Bill Dudley, from Connah's Quay in North Wales, joined the fast food giant's Mold, Flintshire, restaurant as a part-time member of the customer care team nine years ago after he grew "bored" pottering around the house.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Ronald and Ann (Laferriere) Simoneau of Oxford; his paternal great grandfather, Richard E.
It was the year his Welsh great, great grandfather narrowly avoided death in a mining disaster and the year his Jewish great grandfather escaped what could have been lethal persecution in Poland.
He also has a great, great, grandfather who was a labourer and retired as a railway guard while his great grandfather was listed in the 1891 census as a Telegraph Lineman.
His great great great grandfather, Sir Henry Osborne, can be found in the Tithe Applotment Books, living in County Tipperary in 1824.
According to the online genealogists, Duvall -- who immigrated to Maryland from France in the 1650s -- is Obama's 9th great grandfather and Buffett's 6th great grandfather.