Wednesday, June 28, 2006

DNA project - update 28 June 2006

We now have the results from the three tests processed.

The results show that Charles from the US was not matched to Lance who is a descendant of Robert PYMBLE late of UK, who emigrated to Australia.

Lance is Haplogroup I (Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe.)

Charles is Haplogroup E3a (Haplogroup E3a is an Africa lineage. It is currently hypothesized that this haplogroup dispersed south from northern Africa within the last 3,000 years, by the Bantu agricultural expansion. E3a is also the most common lineage among African Americans.)

Derek, like Lance, is Haplogroup I.

Lance and Derek are probably related though there are differences at both the 25 and 37 marker level.
Also see DNA Update of 22 April 2006.

The results of the other test in process, for Arthur, is expected in August.


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Reginald Pimble born 1888 in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Some little time ago I received an email from Paul Nixon with reference to Reginald PIMBLE who was injured in the First World War. Paul was, and is, researching the background to Hickwells and Beechlands in Chailey Parish used as convalecent homes during 1914-1918 and also the men and women who were present.

I was able to provide a litle background information about Reginald but this was before I came to be in contact with his surviving daughter Kathleen Isabella still living in Gloucester.

Its a fascinating story, visit Chailey 1914-1918 for more information.

Follow this link to read the specific entry for Reginald.

Monday, June 26, 2006

DNA test - Mine

Well, thats pretty efficient, I ordered the kit from the US last Wednesday, it was delivered, in the UK, this Morning (Monday).

The Kit seems well designed, the packet containing the scrapers is easy to open. The scraper again is well designed and permits easy ejection of the scraper end into the tube provided. Easy to do with two hands ensuring not to contaminate the scraper.

Have just taken the first swap, scraping for 60 secs in the mouth, having consumed no food or drink for the last 1 hour.

Will do the others later, as a gap of 3 to 4 hours is reguested.

All in all a piece of cake - can't wait for the results.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

DNA project - update

Currently we have two results with no match. We have two more results that are being processed and we should hear more from Familytree DNA in July. I have my fingers firmly crossed for at least one match.

It occurred to me over the weekend that whilst I am encouraging others to take a DNA test, I haven't yet had mine done. Now obviously with PIMBLE on my maternal side there is not going to be a match, however it will be interesting to see where my branch of the COOKE's originated. I have now order my DNA kit and it should hopefully arrive soon.

The wait for results is frustrating but it has such potential to link family groups.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Official Papers 1625 in the reign of Charles I

The following appears in the Official Papers in 1625.

May 10. 43. Francis Lord Russell to Sec. Conway. Pimble, a post-master at Charing Cross, has refused to convey a packet containing a letter from his Majesty, with the writers directions to the Dep. Lieuts. of Devon to act thereon, by pressing 400 men, and to have them ready on the 25th inst.

I need to find out what happened next!