DNA analysis for M.G.Jefferies, #70.

My Ancestry DNA analysis was done in April 2018 and is linked to a tree on Ancestry.com called the Wansbury Family Tree.  This is only visible to Ancestry members.

The results are also on GEDmatch  and my resource is A388365. GEDmatch is a way of matching DNA results with others on the site and this includes results not done through Ancestry and the basic results are free.

So far the matching analysis done against other DNA tests on Ancestry has revealed a couple of links not known to me and confirmed several very well supported links. These are grouped in families.

Jefferies/Harrington of Essex/Suffolk

The link between the English and American descendants of the Jefferies is very well supported by several American tests at 4th cousin level. 

There is also a 3rd cousin, descendant of Peter Button Jefferies, Heather S Jefferies, #3859 on the English side.

At the 5th+ cousin level there are links to the family names of Button and Jefferies from Essex/Suffolk to a tree put up by Mark Gibson for C.W, daughter of Arthur George Abbs & Iris L Hargrave. This needs further work.

Wansbury/Lane/Streatfield/Stacey of NW Kent & SE Surrey

There is a strong link to a descendant of William Wansbury & Emma Dinah Lane from Shoreham, Kent, Emma Kate Stevenson #8266, (3rd cousin).

A link to John Streatfield & Mary Gates of Sevenoaks, is from a line to Frederick John Thorogood, #8334 (5th cousin, once removed), a line I had not explored before.

Also descended from this couple through their daughter Dinah, #244 and the Lanes to Minnie Lane, #5001 is Colin Jeffrey L Ottewell, # 5180, a 5th-8th cousin.

The Stacey links older than William Stacey, # 233 who married Eleanor Streafield have been problematic but a match at the 5th+ cousin level with a tree for the Parrett family from Surrey suggests there may be a link to the Staceys of Godstone of which there are many.

Smith/Todd of S Lincolnshire

There is a strong link to a descendant of Philip Smith & Ann Todd of Market Deeping, she is descended from Philip's youngest son Stephen who emigrated to Manitoba, Canada around 1905; Sarah Allen, #8261 (3rd cousin).

A more distant link is to the Bettles, John Read Bettles, # 788 is the common ancestor of my mother and Edith Bettles, #3535, who went to the USA with Charles Worthington and link to Walter Emerson Benson, #6067.

Davis/Galton of SE Dorset and SW Hampshire

The only one so far from my mother's side of the family is to Lesley Davis, # 8302, decended from our shared ancestors John Davis and Sally Barnes of Christchurch, Hampshire, another line I had not worked on.

There are some 140 more trees showing relationships to 5th cousin or so but I have not thoroughly explored these yet and no-one has contacted me at this stage.

The 'Lost Cousins' website has a very good explanation of the use and misuse of the results of DNA matches and should be studied closely.  See Masterclass here.