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Subject: Re: [R-M222] How long has M222 been in Scotland?
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 17:37:15 EDT
In a message dated 7/30/2010 4:22:27 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
Does anyone know if the M222 may be linked to the Scoti kings of Scotland
(MacAlpin and Dunkeld lines)? Weren't these lines of kings claiming descent
from the Irish High kings in Ulster?
No. This line follows the traditional Dal Riatic descent from Erc son of
Echdach Muinremuir. This is from a pedigree for the Irish Dal Riata, none
of whom were high kings of Ireland. The Irish Dal Riata were a branch of
the Ulaidh, kings of Ulster in ancient times, more often than not eclipsed
by their kinsmen the Dal Fiatach. No one knows what the DNA of the Irish
Dal Riata may have been.
Just to confuse the matter there is a variant form of this tale found in
Keating's History of Ireland which was quoted in various Scottish clan
histories which claimed the three brothers, Fergus Mor, Angus and Loarn who
settled in Scotand were brothers of Muirchertach Mac Ercae, the Irish HIgh king
and descendant of Nial.
My own guess is none of these stories are true and mythology is a poor
guide for DNA.
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