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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA and neice
« on: Monday 20 July 20 18:36 BST (UK)  »
No worries Brigidmac  :)
I probably didn't word it the best way.

Thanks for sharing your own findings. It's a complicated carry on is DNA but it really fascinates me and I don't regret doing it one bit x

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA and neice
« on: Monday 20 July 20 14:40 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your reply LizzieL  :)
DNA is certainly something you have to get your head around isn't it!
I'll just have to assume my cousin probably shares less than 20cm.

Thanks again, Helen x

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA and neice
« on: Monday 20 July 20 12:40 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your reply Brigidmac  :)

She's definitely my father's neice as they share 1,679cm. I share 831 with her.

I just can't grasp why the 133cm match with Dad (and my 45cm) doesn't show as a shared match with my cousin?

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / DNA and neice
« on: Sunday 19 July 20 19:31 BST (UK)  »
Hi all,

My Dad has a match with a lady of 133cm across 8 segments (I have 45cm)

There's no connection  with our trees so have to assume it's a NPE.

When I've looked at the shared matches however, my Dads neice (and obviously my cousin) doesn't come up?

Is this possible? I'm guessing she must share 20cm or less? Frustratingly, I can't ask her as she disowned her father (My Dads brother) and she never replied when I last messaged her.

Your expert thoughts would be appreciated x

Staffordshire / Re: William Armishaw married Mary Adams
« on: Monday 25 May 20 11:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi Chris,

I've discovered will type documents for the Thomas Adams that died in 1750. He died without making a will and there are documents by his brother and mother and also wife Mary!

I haven't had time to decipher them yet but it appears the family are trying to ensure that wife Mary doesn't get all his money .....I'm not that great when it  comes to making sense of these documents though!

They had no children.

He was from Forsbrook, in the parish of Dilhorne. I also found  his sister Hannah also married at Sandon.

There's also a will for Thomas' father, also Thomas, who died in 1742 which gives information re the family.

Staffordshire / Re: William Armishaw married Mary Adams
« on: Sunday 24 May 20 20:16 BST (UK)  »
Hi Chris,

I shall keep having a hunt around too!  I do feel Thomas Adams is a strong possibility though.

Best Regards

Staffordshire / Re: William Armishaw married Mary Adams
« on: Sunday 24 May 20 18:29 BST (UK)  »
My x5 great grandfather was also William Armishaw. I've checked my tree and I have his wife named as Mary Adams. This is obviously an error as I've missed the fact that Mary was a widow.

So thanks very much for posting!

I've had a quick look so far and found a marriage of a Thomas Adams to Mary Harvy (I assume should be Harvey) at Sandon in 1749 (which is close to Caverswall) Dilhorne is mentioned but I'm unsure whether this means that Dilhorne was his place of residence or Mary's.

There's a death for a Thomas Adams in 1750. Buried at Dilhorne.....

The age of Mary gives birth date of 1722....but ages aren't often accurate.

Could be a possibility maybe?

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / DNA muddle - I'm confused!
« on: Thursday 09 May 19 18:51 BST (UK)  »

I have an expected DNA match with a 2nd cousin x1 removed (my mum's second cousin.) We share 59cM across 5 segments. 

I have another match on my paternal line, again a 2nd x1 removed and we share 178cM across 10 segments.

The 59cM match made me wonder on a suspicion I've had. That my great grandfathers father wasn't his father. He was born in June 1892 and his parents married in Sep 1892. He was also baptised in August, before the marriage, in the name of the father's surname (they must of pretended to be married.) The match descends from my great grandfathers did they have different father's?

I have had a few matches with unknown people in them so have wondered are they a link to my true x2 great grandfather. One match I share is 67 cm across 4 segments. I think I've found a link and  that my possible x2 great grandfather was brother to her grandfather. He was living in the same village as my great grandmother at the correct time.

I still need to look at this theory closely though.

What I'm confused by is, my 59cM match  also has a match with my 67cM mystery match...they share 35cM across 4 segments. If my theory is correct, there wouldn't be a DNA match would there? Any help, thoughts would be appreciated x

The Common Room / Re: Will from 1808
« on: Thursday 18 April 19 14:04 BST (UK)  »
Just to add, they're quite an interesting family. Joseph Summerlands mother, Rebecca, nee Shipley, was my x6 great grandmother and also Mary Howitts, nee Botham,  grandmother! (The famous poet and writer.)

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