I've been watching this show on the Beeb called Heir Hunters, about a company that goes around finding heirs of deceased people - for a small fee, of course.
In any case, what I've found really striking is how many people die without children. I mean, large families of 4, 5, 6 or more, of which one child might have one child. Now, call me crazy, but doesn't that strike you a little odd? Or maybe that's just peculiar to England? Maybe these people had children out of wedlock, and they were just abandoned?
I guess I always thought that in the "natural course of things" most people had children, by one way or another. Hmm, have to go, more later.