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Re: Are Boags Poags or Pollocks?
Posted by: Ned Fleet (ID *****6138) Date: November 28, 2010 at 09:22:42
In Reply to: Re: Are Boags Poags or Pollocks? by Nicole Polk of 204

Nicole; This is exciting news as it tends to indicate that my theory may be correct. You ought to try to join the Polk group at family tree DNA as there are several different lines of Polks and a comparison there may prove interesting. There's also a possibility of an illicit affair or a Boag male may have died young with his wife remarrying a Polk and the children taking the step-father's name. My theory is that the Boag-Pollock separation was before 1500 and your results seem to be to close, but I do match up with an Albert Polk at a GD of 4 on the 67 marker and our common ancestor is probably before 1500. If you and another person's DNA has not changed as much as expected, then the most recent common ancestor estimation will be a lot closer than what your common ancestor actually is. Recently evidence has emerged indicating that my ancestor was William Flett b. 1738 or 1745 in Rathven Parish Banffshire, which means the Adam Boag theory is out. My best hypothesis now is that my Flett line probably ties into the Boag line in the Orkney's at some point, the progenitor being a Bolloke who appears on a 1482/83 deed in the Kirkwall area of the Orkneys, as suggested by a book on the origination of Orkney surnames by Gregor Lamb. To reiterate I'm quite excited by your results and hope there will be other Boag-Pollock matches to come. Ned Fleet P.S. You may also want to look into joining the Polk group at AncestryDNA at

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