From East Dorset.

The known surnames of persons in this group to 5th cousin level are; Galton, Mudford, Anstey, Johnson, Grady, Belly & Standley. The links to the descendant charts related to these matches are Galton & Grady.

Elaine Mathieson, nee Galton, 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, & Harriet Squibb, my grandfather's brother, through their daughter Rosa Lillian Galton,  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, and Thomas Galton, are identified. The family that went to British Columbia were the Locks from Guernsey in 1912, see Agnes Mary Waterman, 1866-1951, and her great-granddaughters, Beverly & Lorna M Clark. 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 is to the grandson of Malcolm Henry Alexander McNeill, 1909-1990, Andrew John Scott at 9cM on 1 segment.

Two matches back to William Grady, 1780-1849, and Sarah Standley, 1783-1848, have confirmed that these are the parents of Mary & Elizabeth Grady. Elizabeth is the wife of Edward Thomas Galton.  Her sister Mary, 1807-1888, has two Thrulines, the first  to Frank Wilson, 1900-1952, via Edward Hooper & his daughter Joan and the second to Donnamaree Lindley, the daughter of Pamela Joy Lindley.  The family 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 but this is almost certainly a connection with Davis from Christchurch and is discussed further there.

Another match is to Graham Bostock who is identified as being descended from Mary Ann Galton,  daughter of Thomas Galton, 1774-1825 who married Thomas Wills.  However the Thurlines suggests her as Mary Sampson who married a Thomas Henry Wills and had a daughter Elizabeth Wills which I do not have on Mary Ann Galton's children.  No resolution of this has happened yet.

More DNA cross matching may prove useful in the future.

Updated on 18/07/2020.