According to the family bible in ep 2, Marilla (b. 1836) and Matthew (b. 1841) had an older brother, Michael, who was born in 1833. I expect this will come back into play for drama later.
Marilla's birthday is December 29. Now we know why she's so stressed, all her life her birthday was overshadowed by Christmas.
Their parents were Nathaniel and something illegible, looks like Minnie? Virginia? There are two Is in it near the end. Mother's last name looks like "Motherland" though obviously it isn't. There's a significantly older sib, Hoster(?) Wilford Cuthbert, b. 1813, and then someone written between him and Michael, Constance Cuthbert, who married in 1812 ... I'm thinking that's Nathaniel's sister.
Apparently episode five deals with Anne getting her first period. I am not sure I can handle Anne Shirley menstruating. :/
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