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Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 20:16 BST (UK)  »
Looking at Jane Henry and Archibald Stuart. It makes a lot more sense for Jane to have been Alexander Henryís sister and not his daughter. She was supposedly born in 1750 and he in 1755.

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Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 17:06 BST (UK)  »
Yes! Burkeís Landed Gentry is what I meant. I think they are available at some libraries but none close to me so thatís too bad. I should contact my library and ask if they can have it sent over from another. Not sure if thatís possible especially with the pandemic.

It seems youíve really hit the jackpot. Thanks so much for sharing.

Do you know if the project going on in to restore the lost records will include Wills?

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Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 16:11 BST (UK)  »
Ohh good find!! Iíve seen some of that before but not with so many details. I was hoping to find the Burkeís Peerage of 1958 edition but itís not available online. It apparently has more on this Stuart line.

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Worcestershire / Re: Dunns Bank
« on: Saturday 12 September 20 00:48 BST (UK)  »
I was able to figure it out using atDNA. My grandad visited England and came home with a story that his dad was a Stuart-Dunn and was adopted by the Dunns but within the family. We have no idea where this came from but we suspect his much older sister old him. She also happened to name her only son Stuart and I don't think it's a coincidence.

The DNA lead me to his biological mother, who was a milliner, and then I was able to find his birth certificate with a father's name, last name Stuart. I traced the father's family to India and Northern Ireland. It's likely that this Stuart line in NI were given lands during the Ulster Plantation and they went over from Scotland.

I don't know how my grandad George ended up in Wollescote with the Dunns. His biological parents were basically playing house but he was married to another person. He seemed to do that a lot. I think it's likely that he took off or the mother realized he would never marry her so she took off. George's adoptive mother, Betsy Brooks, had a cousin who was a milliner and dressmaker. I wonder if that's where the connection was between the to families.

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Worcestershire / Re: Dunns Bank
« on: Thursday 10 September 20 00:12 BST (UK)  »
That's excellent! I love reading wills. Most of my ancestors were poor and didn't leave a will.

I wonder what poor old Humphrey's wife did to treat him unkindly. I've just had a look and I have Humphrey in my family tree. He's not a direct ancestor. Thomas Raybould's son Joseph was married to Honor Dunn who was the sister of my 3rd great-grandfather, Elijah Dunn.

That being said, I recently proved that my great-grandad George was born a Stuart (as per a family story) and not a Dunn. I still love the Dunn family connection though.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Question about Y-37 DNA Test from FTDNA
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 20:11 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your input.

I have two matches right now at the Y-37 level. So upgrading to Y-111 won't get me new matches or help confirm the haplogroup?

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Question about Y-37 DNA Test from FTDNA
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 19:15 BST (UK)  »
Would it be worth it to upgrade to the Y-111 test? My aunt would like to pay for an upgrade but I want to know what the Y-111 can give us. I know most will say to do the BigY700 but that's a lot of money.

What would upgrading to either one give us?

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Question about Y-37 DNA Test from FTDNA
« on: Saturday 22 August 20 12:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi,

That is promising, but M269 is (I think) one of the most commonly found amongst men in the UK! My Dad is M269 but it gets broken down as others have said, if you test for the terminal SNP's.

The genetic distance is important - that is how many of the 37 markers you match on. Hopefully it is 0?

I agree you should join one or both of the Stewart groups: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/stewart/about and
https://www.familytreedna.com/my/group-join?group=Stewart-2&

The group I joined had brilliant admins who were really knowledgable about how it all worked and I learned a lot from them.

Liz

I've just had another look around the site and the matches. When I go to the Advanced Matches there are 7 pages of matches but a lot are on Y-12 (is that a marker?) When I switch from The Entire Database to just a Stewart Project, I now get 4 matches:
First match shows 1 on Y-12
Second match shows 1 on Y-12 (surname Stuart)
Third match shows 0 on Y-12, 2 on Y-25, and 3 on Y-37 (this is the match I saw earlier)
Fourth match shows 0 on Y-12, 2 on Y-25, and 4 on Y-37 (this is another match I saw earlier).



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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Question about Y-37 DNA Test from FTDNA
« on: Saturday 22 August 20 11:53 BST (UK)  »
Hi Liz,

Thanks for that.

The two matches have a genetic distance of 3 and 4. I don't know what any of that means though. Autosomal DNA was much easier for me to understand.

I've joined a Stewart Project and the R-M269 Project. Should I post in those groups about my results?

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