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From: J David Grierson <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Off-modal matches - simulation
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 13:59:39 +1000
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That's interesting, there's not much M222 up that way as I understand
it. The FTDNA IDs of those I refer to are 65678 (4 off-modal matches)
and 119699 (3 off-modal matches), I plucked them out of the M222
Project, and as you say, because there plenty of MacAdams in Galloway I
made an assumption!! The question therefore arises as to why your
current descendants identify that area as being ancestral, ie, is there
a 500-600 year paper trail, for instance? I must say that I haven't
searched the Galloway Charters for MacAdam names, will now have to keep
an eye out.
Allene Goforth wrote:
> John and David,
> If the MacAdams mentioned here are mine (I've got three M222 MacAdams and
> one McAdam [same extended family], plus a fifth coming soon), then they're
> actually not from SW Scotland. They were up north along the coast near Skye
> and the Small Isles. Look up Arisaig, and you'll get the general area. There
> were lots of MacAdams down south in Robert Burns country, but I don't think
> they were M222. They don't match my line so far.
> "Most of the contacts that I know of between the Ui Neill of NW Ireland
>> and western Scotland took place during the gallowglass period c. 1200
>> and later.
>> It's a complete mystery to me."
> Clan Donald may have had a hand in that. The Lords of the Isles were in
> power between 1336 and 1493, followed by Angus Og (victor of the Battle at
> Bloody Bay and son of the last Lord of the Isles), followed by Domhnall
> Dubh. The Stuarts came to power in 1540.
> I'm not an expert on Clan Donald history, but it could explain a few things.
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