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Occupation Interests / Re: Chandelier Shops -Bolbec Upper Normandy 16th Century
« on: Tuesday 21 August 18 11:18 BST (UK)  »
I agree djm297 - living in France at looking at lighting arrangements recently, I fell foul of that particular linguistic "false friend". Lustre is indeed the word for chandelier as the English understand it!

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA Testing - Why Not
« on: Tuesday 23 January 18 08:07 GMT (UK)  »
Interesting my 2X great grandmother was Ann Troy(widow), nee Walsh who married my 2x great grandfather John Luffman at Alford (Lincs) on 25th December 1797. Could there be any of her DNA still traceable in me I had a 37 marker Y test in 2011-12.

I am a bit of a novice at this but I think you would need an autosomal test to look at connections with her DNA as the Y test just folows the male line. I did a mitrochondrial DNA test some years ago and it was a complete waster of time and money, but then did an autosomal (Family Finder) one and have found connections going back 5 generations (can be more if you are lucky), so it certainly should work for your 2xgreat grandmother!

Hi Richard and Eric

Thank you so very much for your helpful explanations. I braved looking at  FTNA's chromosome browser, which wasn't very helpful, being too "broad brush" I think, so then downloaded the spreadsheet and looked at that.

The "match" person had 4 bits of matching sequence on the X chromosome, the biggest of which was 2.4 (centimorgans?). Would those classify as small enought to be random do you think? I rather hope they are because, judging by the other matches I have already traced, this person must be well back on my father's father's father's line which, as you say, wouldn't fit with matching x-chromosome.

I so much appreciate your help with this as I have been struggling to get my head round it all for a long time and light may be starting to emerge.... :)

Thanks again


I have been reluctant to post on this board because I have been struggling to understand the DNA test results ever since I had them from FamilyTreeDNA 4 or more years ago and am still very ignorant.

However, I have chased the people who are listed as 2nd-4th cousins and have found a few confirmed matches so am reasonably happy.

BUT - one of my 2nd-4th matches is marked on the FamilyFinder results as also matching me on an X-chromosome. Since I know(I think) that I get my X-chromosomes from each parent, does this finding have any significance at all? I understand, in a very simplistic way, that the longer the bit of shared centimorgans the better the match but the chromosome information defeats me.

If someone could give me a hint, it would be much appreciated! I assume that FTDNA wouldn't include the information if it wasn't significant but perhaps I'm naive here?

Many thanks for your patience with this....


Somerset / Re: West families of Martock
« on: Saturday 04 February 17 17:19 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Tavy

I've had another look and the only children baptised in Martock as the children of George and Hannah Andrews were the ones I've listed above - Samuel, Mary and John. There is no sign there of George and Hannah having a son called George. In fact, I can find no George Wests of around the right age to be Louisa's husband mentioned in the Martock registers at all!

Do you have evidence that your George, husband of Louisa, was George and Hannah's son? My thinking here is that one of the other West families in Martock, who didn't have their children baptised in the Church of England, might have been the parents of your George?


Somerset / Re: West families of Martock
« on: Wednesday 25 January 17 08:08 GMT (UK)  »
Looking further with FreeReg, I notice that Samuel and Mary, children of George and Hannah West, were baptised at Martock on 13th April 1800, Mary being aged 2 at the time.

John, son of George and Hannah and born about 1812 was baptised at Martock on 7th August 1814, after George's death.

Added: Hannah's burial at Martock was 18 October 1823, aged 49, which is the right age for the Hannah Andrews I suggested in my last post


Somerset / Re: West families of Martock
« on: Wednesday 25 January 17 07:58 GMT (UK)  »
I think that the Hannah Andrews who married George West on 1796 at Wedmore is much more likely to be the Hannah Andrews who was baptised in Wedmore on 6th September 1775 (See My reasons for thinking this are that the marriage is usually in the brides home parish, though not always of course, but primarily because the Hannah Andrews borm 1782 would only have been 14 if that was her marriage. Although that was technically possible, it is highly unlikely and the marriage record would have to say "with permission of parents" or suchlike.

Do you have anything more to go on?


Gloucestershire / Re: Sarah Annie Tandy
« on: Friday 09 December 16 08:00 GMT (UK)  »
I've just looked on the 1939 and her birthdate is given as 30 July 1876, so I think that nails her as William and Eliza's daughter!


Devon Lookup Requests / Re: Tarrs of Ashburton
« on: Friday 02 December 16 12:08 GMT (UK)  »
Yes - there doesn't seem to be anything much until Peter's baptism in 1813, recorded on the pre-printed forms, where Nicholas is said to be a yeoman.

Were there any particular people you were looking for, or just trying to set the scene?

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