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Monday, July 11, 2016

McINTOSH 67 marker Y-DNA matches ELDER of "FRANKLIN CO PA"

Our Book Club is reading "AT THE WATER'S EDGE" by SARA GRUEN, fiction set in GLENURQUHART near Loch Ness and south of Inverness, Scotland.
       In the ELDER DNA project we have a matching surname McINTOSH, 67 marker Y-DNA kit #295350,  ancestor listed as "Robert McINTOSH of GLENURQUHART,"
who immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1801.
His kit matches my brother's ELDER Y-DNA, #10042 in "FRANKLIN CO PA" chart,
along with matching McPHERSON kits and others.

ELDER and McPHERSON names are found in Nova Scotia.  
ELDER and McPHERSON names are common around Inverness,
where Clan Mackintosh is known to have ancient headquarters.

"The GLEN OF URQUHART runs from Loch Ness at Urquhart Bay in the east to Corrimony and beyond in the west.
The River Enrick runs along its length, passing through Loch Meiklie."

Urquhart Woods Map - and Urquhart Bay, shows URQUHART CASTLE
 in lower right (push map upward)
at
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/map1_11ln.shtml

Castle notes:
  "A 16th-century water gate in the eastern wall of the Upper Bailey gives access to the shore of the loch...."

Places to stay in Glenurquhart - Trip Advisor
at
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g1950892-d243130-r74337264-Glenurquhart_House_Hotel-Balnain_Loch_Ness_Scottish_Highlands_Scotland.html

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Royal Stewart DNA project has ELDER match

ELDER Y-DNA kit #303284 has been
placed within the ROYAL STEWART DNA project
in the category titled:
"DESCENDANTS OF THE FIRST HIGH STEWARD OF SCOTLAND"
along with many STEWART and STUART names
posted on the chart:
at
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Stuart/default.aspx?section=yresults

Especially seen as matching STEWART DNA in 34/37 markers,
Kit #321497
Ancestor listed: Walter FizAllan (1106-1177) 1st HSof Scotland

Also 34/37 with ROYAL STEWART member:
Michael Robert Stewart kit #198781
Ancestor
John Stewart b. 1764 in PA or Donegal Ireland
Category:
"AN S781- TESTED DESCENDANT OF THE FIRST HIGH STEWARD OF SCOTLAND."

Michael Robert STEWART also has connections with MARGERY STEWART who married DAVID ELDER of Franklin Co PA.