My pleasure. My second cousin may be a matrilineal descendant of the Tilley line, but a critical record is missing. An mtDNA mismatch to a known descendant would disprove the theory. A match would merely tell me I might be on the right track, but it would be a critical clue.
This is as far as I've gotten so far in my search--not even yet breaking into the 20th century:
This page demonstrates my theory:
Although you might not be a matrilineal descendant of the Tilley line, your mtDNA will provide genetic evidence of your own mother's mother's mother, etc. Think of it: you carry a replica of a piece of your matrilineal ancestors, going back tens of thousands of years, in every cell of your body.
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