DNA evidence of N-4 from the Nolan DNA Surname Project Lineage II and Kit #56134 from the Windham Family DNA Project give a high probability of a common ancestor through an extramarital event or adoption based on the following information:
1. Edward MacLysaght established that the O'Mulgeehy, O Maolghaoithe, McSwyne, Sweeney family of Ireland became Wynne or Windham.
2. The 33 of 37 Y-DNA marker match between N-4 of the Nolan DNA Surname Project and Kit #56134 from the Windham Family DNA Project have three possible points of occurrence: 1. In 1574, both families owned castles in Galway, Co. Ireland and would have socialized together; 2. Both represent Herenagh Families of Donegal Co. Ireland. Herenagh meaning land typically converted into donated church property; and 3. Both families were represented in the early history of Isle of Wight Co. VA in the early 1640's.
NOLAN - WINDHAM
PROBABILITY & TIME TO MOST RECENT COMMON ANCESTOR.
96.81% Probability of a Shared Common Ancestor within 24 Generations:
24 generations multiplied by 15 (Years in a Generation) = 360 years.
24 generations multiplied by 25 (Years in a Generation) = 600 years.
91.44% Probability of a Shared Common Ancestor within 20 Generations:
20 generations multiplied by 15 (Years in a Generation) = 300 years.
20 generations multiplied by 25 (Years in a Generation) = 500 years.
2006 minus 1597* = 409 Years.
2006 minus 1643* = 363 Years.
* 1597 - THOMAS NOLAN purchased Enniscrone Castle Co. Sligo.
* 1643 - JOHN NOWLIN living in Isle of Wight Co. VA.
1. Mc Swyne castle owners in the Barony of Clare Co. Galway at the same time Nolan Lineage II owns a castle, the Barony of Moycullen Co. Galway which included the town of Galway.
JOURNAL OF THE GALWAY ARCHÆOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY JGAHS Vol. I (1900–1901), No. i, Nolan, J. P.: The Castles of Clare Barony [The thirty-four De Burgo Castles in the Barony of Clare], 11-48.
"The most Irish names amongst the Clare castle owners are O'Heine (Hynes) and two MacSwynes (Sweeney), faithful adherents of Clanricarde."
JOURNAL OF THE GALWAY ARCHÆOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY JGAHS Vol. I (1900–1901), No. ii, Nolan, J. P.: Galway Castles and Owners in 1574, 109-123.
The Baronie of Mvykullen*
Qwarown browne Donell Oge Ohologhan (Nolan)
* * (including the Barony of Galway.-t.)
The Boronie of Clare
Kyliskiegh Murrough McSwyne
Cahirnefieke Tirlagh Caragh Mc Swyne
2. Clandaholka and Mevaugh Parish are adjacent to each other in Co. Donegal Ireland.
PATENT ROLLS OF JAMES I: INQUISITION AT LIFFORD, 1609.
Herenagh O'MULGEEGH; the O'Boile's; the McSwyne's; or freeholds: Clandaholka parish, containing 9 ballibetaghs whereof the herenagh O'MULGEEGH has 1 qr., who pays to the bishop of Raphoe 13s 4d Ir. rent, and 1l 13s 4d Ir. pension out of the bishop's thirds of the tithes, the bishop hass 1/3 qr. called Marfaugh, anciently inhabited by the sept of the O'Boile's, for which 4s rent is paid, the McSwyne's paid them a cosherie of 4 madders of butter and 8 madders of meal, whereof nothing has been paid in the time of the present bishop, about 3 miles from the church is a ruined chapel with 7 gorts of free land called Clonveg, the tenants of which paid 2s 4d yearly to the parson of Clondaholka in this parish, the parson, vicar, tithes and repairs are as in Faughan parish, the parson and vicar pay 8s Ir. proxies to the bishop and have 4 gorts of glebe between them, there are also 2 qrs. belonging to the late abbey of BallymcSwyne Odie besides Doe castle, the tithes and spirituallities of which are divided between the parishes of Clondaholka and Kilmacrenan;
Herenagh the sept of the O'NOLAN'S; or freeholds: Mevaugh parish, containing 5 baalibetaghs, of which 1 qr. are church land enjoyed by the sept of the O'NOLAN'S, as herenaghs, who pay to the bishop of Raphoe 13s 4d Ir. and 1l Ir. pension out of the bishop's third of the tithes, the parson, vicar, tithes and repairs are as in Faughan parish, the parson and vicar pay 3s proxies each to the bishop, and have 2 gorts of glebe land between them, in this parish are 6 gorts of free land called Kinelargie, the proprietors of which paid 2s yearly to the official of Raphoe, there is also a chapel with 1/2 qr. of land called Druin which belonged to the Franciscan friars of Kilmacrenan who received 13s yearly out of it, the McSwyne's challenged a cosherie of 4 meathers of butter and 8 meathers of meal from it;"
3. John (Nolan) (Nowlin) living in Isle of Wight Co. Virginia, 1643.
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