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 & Standley.

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.

No identified connections to the Ansteys have appeared in any of the cluster analyses done so far.  However there are strong indications of connections from Dorset and Hampshire matches to Newfoundland including the surnames of Anstey, Davis, Galton, Verge and Pelley.  It seems most likely that this connection is to the Anstey family of which there is a One-Name study. 'Our' branch is from those of Poole though the family is ancient and comes from Anstey in Hertfordshire where a descendant of a Norman family was granted land. It has its own web site here, and there is a book that describes the studies of which I have a copy.

The Anstey web site has a page on the Poole Ansteys which is being worked on, the link is HERE. A cluster analysis has identified two matches to Linda Bourne & 'danrob2014', that are significant and they have links to Ansteys from the settlement of Twillingate on Newfoundland around 1700..

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 five confirmed DNA matches.  These are in New Zealand, the first  to Frank Wilson, 1900-1952, via Edward Hooper & his daughter Joan, the second to Donnamaree Lindley, the daughter of Pamela Joy Lindley.  More are on the Grady descendant chart.

Several matches have now emerged or been tracked back to Standley family, taking the lines back another generation.  This was first established with a match to Geoff Leamon who is descended from John Standley, Sarah's brother; the Ancestry match is 30cM on 2 segments.  Geoff has tested on MyHeritage as wel as Ancestry and has the test on GEDmatch.  This allows us to identify the main match on chromosome 14 with triangulation identifying other matches!  One of these is to Richard John Stanley of New Zealand.

This line has now found a match back yet another generation to John and Sarah's maternal grandparents, John Chinchen & Betty Nineham.  This match is is descended from the brother, Edward Chinchen, of Betty Chinchen to Bruce A Campbell, the son of Margaret Adele Whiffen from Pennsylvania.

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 but attempts to contact him to resolve this have been rebuffed.


Updated April 2022.