Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
In early 2018, I established a Y-DNA study. This has a number of aims
Firstly, it is hoped that this will confirm the link between the two branches of the Berkshire line. The proximity of Buckland and Hinton Waldrist combined with the evidence of a will suggest that they share a common ancestor in the early sixteenth century.
Much research has been done of the Kentish Southby line, but this has hit a brick wall in the mid eighteenth century. It is hoped that Y-DNA will reveal any link with the Berkshire line.
Thirdly, any link between Southby and possible alternate spellings such as Sotheby will be explored.
Finally, since the American branch of the Kentish line uses the name Surby, it is hoped that it may be possible to make a comparison with recent Scandinavian-origin Surby families.
So far two members of the Hinton Waldrist branch, who share a mid eighteenth century ancestor, have shown a good match. However, the genetic distance from a member of the Buckland branch was greater than anticipated. More samples from this branch are being sought. Meanwhile samples from two members of the Kentish line are on their way to the lab.
My own line, back to the mid 1600's and the village of Hinton Waldrist in Berkshire, is posted on the GenesReunited web site. This is also included in the main Berkshire line posted on WorldConnect1 while the main Kentish line is posted on WorldConnect2 .
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