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 links to the descendant charts related to these matches are Todd & Bettles.

The close connection between the Smiths and Todds mean there are matches shared in both lines. No 'Todd only' matches have been identified as yet.

The first link to the Bettles identified is to John Read Bettles, & Elizabeth Skinner, 1786-1869, the common ancestors via Edith Bettles, who went to the USA with Charles Worthington, in 1890 and whose descendant tested is to Walter Emerson Benson. There may be other Benson matches not yet resolved.

One generation further back is a link to Elizabeth Skinner's sister Mary to Karen Teresa Wade, (Nussman).  The match is 7cM on 1 segment at 5th cousin to me which is borderline but the other records are good. The ancestors in common are Thomas Skinner, 1765-1823, & Mary Whiteman, 1760-1836.

Yet another Bettles line has been confirmed to David Leslie Hartley, of Leeds who are connected by Victoria Lucy Todd, to Isaac Todd, and Elizabeth Bettles, my g-g-grandparents. More recently another match to this line is John Stephen Pickles, from Victoria's brother Isaac Harry Todd.

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.

More recently some DNA matches suggest that my children have DNA on their mother's side also linked to this line but this is not confirmed yet.

Revised July 2021.