"That pretty much nails it -- Ringstead Northamptonshire is 50 mi from Haverhill, closer than Ringstead Norfolk -- in other words the two Ringsteads are both well within the general area from which the Puritans emigrated. So his wife's…"
"Y DNA and religion suggest not Scottish and most likely from East Anglia. Greater precision would have to rely on paper genealogy. Ringstead is about 50 miles from Haverhill, Fischer's center-point, a good day's horse ride, and if…"
"Pilgrims (i.e. Mayflower) were not the same as Puritans. Puritans origins were strongly in East Anglia: see Fischer, Albion's Seed, map p 32 and quote p 31: "A circle drawn around the town of Haverhill [Suffolk] with a radius…"
"Deacon Wm Douglas's religion is also suggestive: he was a Puritan, a member of the First Church of Boston -- not a Presbyterian. This also makes him more likely to have been from East Anglia rather than Scotland."
"Just a few notes on Bill Hough's post on BigY results. The Douglas project STR data has a very tight group for the descendants of Deacon William Douglas 1610, with tMRCA about 10 generations ago and no other Douglas connections back to ~400 CE…"
"I am happy to help with any reasonable question of DNA genealogy. What exactly is your question? (I can't help but notice that you have left the identical urgent message for more than a dozen others)"
"Septs sometimes show up in STR clustering, so I pasted your Y STR data into the large Scottish Y DNA project with the results above: your nearest common ancestor lived about 30 generations ago (~1000 AD) which links you to one kit claiming…"
"I can put a bit more detail to the brick wall that surrounds Deacon Wm Douglas. First, I found that kit #N11063 has done BigY DNA testing and is clearly among the Y lineage descendants of Deacon Douglas. So I pasted N11063's…"
"I would ignore the Klyosov work for two reasons: first, as someone who has claimed that Out of Africa is false and that modern humans arose in Russia, his credibility is questionable. Secondly, his analysis is based on Y37 data which is…"
You may be interested in the paths that your paternal line took from Paleolithic Africa to Scotland -- the map above shows three SNPS which characterize three of the Douglas lines. Try it yourself at …See More
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'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.
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