Many thanks for your most informative message. The contributor to my NEW Y-DNA Project is the son of Ezra E. New, and came to be a contributor when he was originally tested as part of the National Geographic's Genographic Project. the testing was done by FamilyTreeDNA who asked contributors if they would agree to have their results added to the appropriate Surname Projects. He must have agreed.
My problem is that he has never responded to any of my emails. He is quite elderly (more so than even me) and presumably doesn't want the bother.
An important point is that his result exactly matches that of another member of my Project who traces his descent from John Foster NEW who came to Virginia from England in 1761. Therefore we can say with a high degree of certainty that the 'Cherokee' NEWs also descended from John Foster NEW or his brother George Leonard NEW. Their father is said to be another John Foster NEW who died in England in 1760. Their mother (who brought her 2 sons to Virginia) was Elizabeth Tattern New. We don't know where in England they come from.
The NEW Surname Project has a policy of confidentiallity for its members, and they can only be identified with their permission. To cut a long story short the two newly discovered relatives were put in touch with each other and I think they have met.
The Surname NEW Y-DNA Testing Project is with FamilyTreeDNA, but I include any NEWs tested elsewhere. I will send a 'copy' to you off-line.
The LDS church somehow failed to transcribe the parish records for Evesham town itself, in Worcestershire, England. That would be for the two parishes, All Saints and St. Lawrence. The LDS have got the records for Bengeworth, which is a settlement on the eatern side of the River Avon. Evesham is on the western side within a loop of the river. Bengeworth became part of the Borough of Evesham in fairly recent times. Hampton, about a mile away on the south side of the river, is another part of Evesham (that's where I was born and brought up, and where my parents are buried). The LDS coverage of Worcestershire is quite patchy. Copies of the Evesham Parish Registers are on reels of microfilm in the Family History Centre in Worcester.
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