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More Laois matches in Whelan/Phelan Surname Project
Posted by: f j (ID *****9191) Date: May 08, 2008 at 03:03:58
In Reply to: Co Laois results in Whelan/Phelan Surname Project by f j of 551

We have new results in our Whalen/Whelan/Phelan yDNA Project.

Our newest family, Kit 116314, have results back for 37 markers.
They match very well at 34/37 with 3 other families, 55192, 98399 and 109506 and match to a lesser degree at 33/37 with 84389. These families are all in our "R1b Group 1", which appears to centre on Co Kilkenny and Laois families.
We are still waiting on results for the full 67 markers, which will give a better indication of a relatedness in more recent times.

The family lines are;
Kit# 116314
John Whalen b abt 1790, possibly of Co Kilkenny Ireland, marr Mary Walsh.
Patrick Whalen b abt 1830, NS Canada, marr Bridget Hackett.
John T. Whalen b 1878, PE Canada, marr Catherine Hamill.

Kit# 55192,
John Phelan b 1715, Co Laois Ireland.
Thomas Phelan b 1750-60, Ireland
Michael Phelan b 1785, Ireland
Martin Whelan b bef 1830, Ireland, marr Catherine
Martin Whelan/Whalen b 1842, Co Laois Ireland, marr Mary
John Whalen b 1872, Oakland Co MI, marr Emma

Kit# 98399
John Phelan b 1759, Durrow Co Laois Ireland, marr Catherine Boe.
James Phelan b 1807, Durrow Co Laois Ireland, marr Ellen Murphy.
William Phelan b 1845, Durrow Co Laois Ireland, marr Sophia Alice Soloman. .
Henry Robert Fielding b 1885, England, marr Mary Hodgson.

Kit# 109506
Thomas Phelan b 1752, Uwchlan Township, Pennsylvania, died Arkansas.
Thomas Phelan b 1790, Georgia.
Thomas Phelan b 1828, Tennessee, died Arkansas.
William Washington Phelan b 1852, Arkansas.
Oda Embris Phelan b 1890, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Kit# 84389
William Whalen b 1857, Philadelphia PA, died Minneapolis MN.

We also have 37 - 67 marker upgrade results back for Kit 83115.
He matched well with kits 55192 and 84389 in his 37 results. At 67 he continues this match with 63/67, and 62/67 with kit 98399.

Kit# 83115
Hugh Whalin c1800, Co Laois Ireland, marr Elizabeth Keaten
Patrick Whelan c1825, Co Laois Ireland, marr Margaret Tobin
Thomas Whalin c1848, Co Laois Ireland, marr Margaret McComiskie
Michael Whelan b 1879, Bathgate WLN Scotland, marr Catherine Burns

We have results back for a 12-25 marker upgrade for Kit N20308.
He has no matches in the project at the moment, and we have no family information provided.
We can tell from his results that he matches a cluster of men, centred around the Co Clare, Tipperary and Limerick area.
We have a few Whalen men in the project from Limerick and Tipperary, so it will be interesting to see if more Limerick/Tipperary/Clare families match.

You can see our results and submitted lineages at our website


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