From East Dorset.

The known surnames of persons in this group to 5th cousin level are; Galton, Mudford, Anstey, Johnson, Grady, Belly & Standley.

Elaine Mathieson, nee Galton, #200, my 1st cousin, daughter of my mother's brother shows as a 1st cousin so no surprise there. The shared DNA is 919cM on 45 segments.

There is a 3rd cousin link to Corinne Wells, a descendant of Harry Galton, #183 & Harriet Squibb, #189 my grandfather's brother, through their daughter Rosa Lillian Galton, #190, as well as one of her grandchildren. This match shows also on the Thrulines to the Davis families as expected.

The Canadian descendants of Susanna Pelly Anstey, #918 and Thomas Galton, #917 are identified. The family that went to British Columbia were the Locks from Guernsey in 1912, see Agnes Mary Waterman, 1866-1951, #3255 and her grand-daughter, Beverly Clark, #8627. This is significant because it established for certain that this Thomas Galton is the earliest confirmed ancestor of our Galton lines. In addition it has opened up another ancestral line to the Ansteys which are the subject of a One-Name study and will require some more study on the ground.

Another recent link back to Thomas Galton, 1777-1825, # 917 & Susannah Pelly Anstey, 1782-1847, # 918 is to the grandson of Malcolm Henry Alexander McNeill, 1909-1990 (Andrew J Scott) at 9cM on 1 segment.

Two matches back to William Grady, 1780-1849, # 1388 and Sarah Standley, 1783-1848, # 1389 have confirmed that these are the parents of Mary & Elizabeth Grady. Elizabeth is the wife of Edward Thomas Galton, # 529.  Her sister Mary, 1807-1888, # 4035, has two Thrulines, the first  to Frank Wilson, 1900-1952, # 9266, via Edward Hooper & his daughter Joan and the 2nd to Donnamaree Lindley from a son of Edward's but the links are private. The family now is in New Zealand.

There are more possible links to the Galton and Waterman lines on Ancestry but, so far, without confirmation. For example there is a DNA match to Peter Waterman at a significant level, 43 cM on 3 segments. A recent cluster analysis has identified two matches to Linda Bourne & 'danrob2014', that are significant; discussions with Heather Burry Dodd are in progress.  A close examination of danrob2014's tree has found no confirmed links to known relatives so far.  It raises some interesting questions about other matches with strong links to Dorset/Hampshire and Newfoundland as with the Davis families.

More DNA cross matching may prove useful in the future.

Updated on 29/12/2019.