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The Dewhurst Family DNA Project

This project grew out of our shared stories and experiences on the DEWHURST / DEWHIRST mailing list and message boards. Jana Black manages the mailing list and Terry Dewhurst keeps watch on the message boards. We decided to pool our efforts and keep track of the DNA study. We welcome any and all variations of the surname. Please join us. Test results will be posted, compared and associated where possible as they come in to show likely familial connections.

Project Goals:
Though many connections have been made using the traditional methods of genealogy, the Y-DNA study offers us a whole new opportunity to find others who may be releated to our lines. The testing is simple and painless, involving a cheek swab. Only a male in the direct line will have inherited the Y-DNA, so the females will need to ask a male DEWHURST relative to participate. Through this group surname project, FamilyHistoryDNA.com will give a discount on the test fees. Subsequent matched individuals can and may want to move up to more markers later on.

Allele results:

Kit # Earliest Known Ancestor Test Participant Haplogroup * DYS #
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9
3
3
9
0
1
9
3
9
1
3
8
5
4
2
6
3
8
8
4
3
9
3
8
9
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i
3
9
2
3
8
9
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ii
4
5
8
4
5
9
a
4
5
5
4
5
4
4
4
7
4
3
7
4
4
8
4
4
9
4
6
4
4
6
0
Y

G
A
T
A

H
4
Y
C
A

I
I

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Y
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4
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8
CLUSTER ONE: Thomas Dewhurst, Gentleman of Cotton Hall, Lower Darwen, Blackburn, Lancashire, 1745
154260 Thomas Dewhurst and Agnes phillipson in the line of Thomas Dewhurst, Gentleman of Cotton Hall, Lower Darwen, Blackburn, Lancashire, 1745 direct proved descendant, William Victor Dewhurst I1 13 23 15 10 14-14 11 14 11 12 11 27 15 8-9 8 11 23 16 20 30 12-14-15-15                    
CLUSTER TWO: John Dewhurst (1600s) of Church Kirk, Lancashire, England
106904 John Dewhurst (1600s) of Church Kirk, Lancashire, England direct proved descendant,
Robert Harrison Dewhurst
I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
20
34-39
14
10
141801 John Dewhurst (1600s) of Church Kirk, Lancashire, England direct proved descendant, Graeme Joseph Dewhurst I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
20
34-39
14
10
CLUSTER THREE A [see footnote 1]: Roger de Dewhirst of Whalley, Yorkshire, 1505
124879 Roger de Dewhirst of Whalley, Yorkshire, 1505 direct proved descendant, Sidney Dewhirst (contact Wendy Dewhurst or Bob Moffitt) I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
21
34-39
14
10
CLUSTER THREE B: [see footnote 1]: Thomas Dewhurst, Gentleman of Cotton Hall, Lower Darwin, Lancashire abt. 1743
129475 Thomas Dewhurst, Gentleman of Cotton Hall, Lower Darwin, Lancashire abt. 1743, via his son, James Dewhurst b.c. 1772, Blackburn, Lanc, Eng direct proved descendant, husband of Terry Dewhurst I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
21
34-39
14
10
38465 Thomas dewhurst, Gentleman of Cotton Hall, Lower Darwin, Lancashire abt. 1743, via his son, James Dewhurst b.c. 1772, Blackburn, Lanc, Eng direct proved descendant, son of Terry Dewhurst I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
21
34-39
14
10
78291 Thomas Dewhurst, Gentleman of Cotton Hall, Lower Darwin, Lancashire, abt. 1743 & his wife Mary

direct proved descendant, Brian Dewhurst (contact Jana)

I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
21
34-39
14
10
CLUSTER THREE C: [see footnote 1]: Thomas Dewhirst and Esther Farrar of Erringdon, near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1690
43192

Thomas Dewhirst (abt. 1690) and Esther Farrar of Erringdon, near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire via Luke Dewhirst of Brantom Farm, Sowerby, Yorkshire via his son, Richard, father of John Robert Dewhirst

direct proved descendant, brother of
Jana Dewhurst McPherson Black **

I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
21
34-39
14
10
94974

Thomas Dewhirst (abt. 1690) and Esther Farrar of Erringdon, near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire via Luke Dewhirst of Brantom Farm, Sowerby, Yorkshire via his son, Richard, father of Charles Chantler Dewhirst and Sophia Mary Last

direct proved descendant, Ronald Dewhurst; cousin of Sylvia Green, also a direct descendant

I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
21
34-39
14
10
CLUSTER THREE D [see footnote 1]: George Dewhurst, gamekeeper at Raygill House, Yorkshire, 1781
45850
George Dewhurst, gamekeeper at Raygill House, Yorkshire, 1781
direct proved descendant, James Vernon Dewhurst I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
21
34-39
14
10
203020 George Dewhurst, gamekeeper at Raygill House, Yorkshire, 1781 James V. Dewhurst III, direct proved descendant, son of James Vernon Dewhurst I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
                   
99010
George Dewhurst, gamekeeper at Raygill House, Yorkshire, 1781
Dustin Robert Dewhurst, grandson of James Vernon Dewhurst I1 13 23 15 10 14-14 11 14 11 12 11 28 15 8-9 8 11 23 16 20 30 12-14-15-15
96315
George Dewhurst, gamekeeper at Raygill House, Yorkshire, 1781
Derek James Dewhurst , grandson of James Vernon Dewhurst I1 13 23 15 10 14-14 11 14 11 12 11 28 15 8-9 8 11 23 16 20 30 12-14-15-15
CLUSTER THREE E [see footnote 1]: James Dewhurst, Brindle, Lancashire, England, b.c. 1799
110040 James Dewhurst, b.c.1779, Brindle, Lancashire, England direct proved descendanrt, Jefferey Dewhurst (contact Adele Turner) I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
21
34-39
14
10
CLUSTER THREE F [see footnote 1]: James Dewhirst and Nancy Marr of Epworth, Lincolnshire, England b.c. 1757
157570 Brothers Thomas and Solomon in the line of James Dewhirst and Nancy Marr of Epworth, Lincolnshire, England b.c. 1757 direct proved descendant, Timothy Paul Dewhurst I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
21
34-39
14
10
CLUSTER FOUR: Richard Dewhirst of Heptonstall, Yorkshire, 1733
99662 Benjamin Dewhirst, son of Robert in the line of Richard of Heptonstall, Yorkshire, 1733

direct proved descendents, Thomas Michael Dewhirst, Richard Ollerton & David Freeman

I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
15
8-9
8
11
23
16
20
30
12-14-15-17-18
10
10
19-21
14
14
17
22
34-39
14
10
RESULTS WITH NO KNOWN GENEALOGIES
99012   Robert G Dewhurst I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
                                     
96314   John W. Dewhurst I1
13
23
15
10
14-14
11
14
11
12
11
28
                                     

[1] CLUSTER THREE includes several sub-groups which have matching DNA results, but for whom we cannot yet prove the "paper trail" into the descendancy lines of Roger Dewhirst of Whalley, 1505. Therefore they are posted with the earliest proved ancestor until we are able to sort it out.

* Haplogroup I - The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe.The ancestors of Haplogroup I (defined by the P19 and M170 genetic markers) arrived from the Middle East 20,000 to 25,000 years ago and are associated with the Gravettian culture. Gravettian is the second subdivision of the Upper Paleolithic technological phase in western Europe (from 27,000 to 21,000 years ago). Haplogroup I is most frequent in central Eastern Europe and also occurs in Basques and Sardinians. Haplogroup I is found in Central and Eastern Europe, but also accounts for almost all the HG2s in Northern Europe and the British Isles. Gravettian culture A phase (c.28,000-23,000 ya) of the European Upper Paleolithic that is characterized by a stone-tool industry with small pointed blades used for big-game hunting (bison, horse, reindeer and mammoth). It is divided into two regional groups: the western Gravettian, mostly known from cave sites in France.

The I1a subclade of Haplogroup I is estimated to be 15,000 to 20,000 years old and confirmed by the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) known as M253. According to the Genographic Project, the founder of the I1a branch lived on the Iberian Peninsula during the Last Glacial Maximum or LGM. While many I1a members trace their ancestry to Scandinavia, others find their roots in the British Isles, Germany, and beyond.For more info, click here or join the yDNA Haplogroup I Subclade I1a group.

mtDNA results:

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Kit Last Name Haplo HVR1 HVR2
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