from Northamptonshire & Rutland.

The known surnames of persons in this group to 5th cousin level are; Todd, Collin, Hill, Huff, Bettles, Read, Skinner & Whiteman.

The first link to the Bettles identified is to John Read Bettles, #788, & Elizabeth Skinner, 1786-1869, # 898, the common ancestors via Edith Bettles, #3535, who went to the USA with Charles Worthington, #6054, in 1890 and whose descendant tested is to Walter Emerson Benson, #6067. 

One generation further back is a link to Elizabeth Skinner's siter Mary to Karen Wade Nussman, nee Wade, #10010.  The match is 7cM on 1 segment at 5th cousin to me. The ancestors in common are Thomas Skinner, #5956, 1765-1823, & Mary Whiteman, 1760-1836, # 5957.

Yet another Bettles line has been confirmed to David Leslie Hartley, #3796, of Leeds who are connected by Victoria Lucy Todd, #767 to Isaac Todd, #206 and Elizabeth Bettles, #207, my g-g-grandparents.

On MyHeritage other names linked by a cluster analysis to the Bettles & Todds are Baley, Ferrin & Quattrochi. Another possible name that appears is Conatser in a different cluster.  The Ancestry cluster analysis has not shown any identified Todd/Bettles lines but there are two not yet pinned down to a family branch.

Updated on 23/01/2020.