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From: "Nelda Percival" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Xmas reading and my Beatties
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 18:01:22 -0800
Hi William and Linda,
This email I think actually goes more to Linda a I only joined this list
when I got her answer to you William, via PML.
I also descend from the same Beatty family as Linda. There is a Beatty DNA
project at MTDNA.com (all spellings) I think we have 75 members tested? try:
This group is established to organize and coordinate a project to test DNA
samples of males with Beaty (all spellings) surnames. The purpose of this
testing is to aid in the determination of ancestry and lineages. the mailing
list is at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GenMatch/
If you want to learn more about this effort, go to the Beatty DNA Project at
Linda, Our Beatty lineage is at my website. But there is a blurp at
connections on the Beatty DNA website: url:
http://www.beattydna.org/Connections.html which you might find interesting.
Please let me know what you think and Linda maybe we can compare lineages?
Nelda's websites - Please visit
Gilpin DNA Project member
Both my parents have BEATTIE lines. If you check the early
records of the Ulster Plantation that are in Hanna "Scotch-Irish", you will
see that in the Irish plantation of Cavan,
Precint of Tullaghgarvy, allocated to 'natives' -- ie Irish,
262 acres went to Henry Betagh, gentleman. The surname
of Beatty is, according to some, Irish in origin. Some
believe it is occupational from the Irish meaning public
vitualler. It is still found in Athlone in its Irish form.
Others believe it orginated in Meath. Most likely, since the
Scots also spoke Erse, it originated in any number of places
like other occupational surnames.
So some Beatties in Ireland are Irish natives. The descendents
of Henry (above) lost their land in the Cromwellian or
Williamite settlement (I forget). They may well have stayed
on, nearby, say, in Monaghan. Donno.....
One of my lines is Scottish -- never left, and the other
left Ayre, served in the Irish army in the mid 1600s, was an
officer in King WIlliam's army, received a land grant in
Antrim, it is believed, and definitely took to the ocean in
1729. The second wife of John was the sister of the grandfather
of Dewitt Clinton. One of John's children by Christina Clinton
was the future Rev Charles Clinton Beatty, the first missionary
west of the Alleghenies. Uncle Charlie attended the coronation
of King George in Engerland (his Clintons were English gentry
who once held the earldom of Lancaster) and died in Barbados,
converting the locals.
I believe there is a Border clan DNA study (google) that may
be the fastest way to determine the origin of your Beatties.
Nonetheless as a double Beattie, I will welcome you to the
clan if you will help round up the Maxwells who took our land.
I need to get my dad's DNA tested. We have an occupational
surname. Donno who we really 'are'!!! We lost our clan!!!
We have no identity.... Probably we'll do the border DNA
project as we're from Weardale, Co Durham.
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