Baby Briony makes five!

A BABY born with a hole in her heart has battled through a major operation.

Friday, 19th February 2010, 8:53 am
Updated Thursday, 25th February 2010, 2:08 pm

But her full recovery is not surprising, given that seven-week-old Briony Grayson is doted over not just by her mother, but a grandmother, greatgrandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Briony, who was born on January 2, had the hole in her heart repaired by surgeons and has now been lucky enough to be able to meet her 88-year-old great-great gran, Ellen Woulds.

Mrs Woulds was born and brought up in Batley, where she lived for most of her adult life. She now lives at Holme House Nursing Home in Gomersal.

Ellen had five children, one of whom is Irene Shah, Briony's great-grandmother. Mrs Shah, 64, lives in Roberttown and had four children of her own, including Briony's grandma, Natalie Overend.

Natalie's own daughter, 19-year-old Camille now lives in Leeds where her first daughter Briony was born.

Natalie, 37, who also has a son called Luke, said: "I thought it was quite unusual to have a family spanning five generations in the same time frame and I think big congratulations to my gran are well-deserved."