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Last updated: Jun 20, 2015

The Familton project would like to:

  • list as many Families, by Earliest Ancestor and Line Leader (researcher) as we can identify.
  • locate descendants of each family and arrange their participation in the DNA project

Participation in the DNA Project is not a requirement for listing on this page, but those families with a man representing them in the DNA Project will be identified.
Please read the Notes on Pedigrees below before submitting your pedigree.

See the Familton Surname DNA Project Diary (Blog), and additional information on the DNA Surnames pages.

Earliest known ancestors so far identified, with their Line Leader (Researcher)
└── indicates unproven relationship  
?? against a name or place show (hopefully educated) guesses

The pedigrees  represented here under the heading "Other" are mostly those where little or no online tree or existing research can be found, so unless an established researcher has shared their pedigree, it isn't yet shown on these pages.  All welcome.
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Lineage 1 (Haplogroup G):

Lineage 1a: The Ancrum weaver FAMITLTONs:

Researcher: Jennifer Familton
Thomas FAMILTON m. Barbara KIRKTOUN (See also Thomas on FamilySearchFamilyTree)
└── Robert FAMILTON b 1729 Ancrum, ROX m. Mary McDOUGALL
              └── AF Familton      FT-1

Lineage 1b: Irish HAMILTON DNA match

FT-2 on DNASurnames

Lineage 1c: The Earlston weaver FAMILTONs:

Researcher Lorna Henderson Web pages

Good things take time. Jun 2015, many years after the DNA project was begun, we have a representative from the Earlston weaver line, AND a match to the Ancrum weaver line.

William Familton, b. say 1690 ?Earlston, BEW, SCT m. Elizabeth Wilson, b. say 1695 ?Melrose or Blainslie?, Roxburghshire, Scotland, m. 1719 Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland
├── Elizabeth Familton, b. circa 1720 Par. of Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland m. John Runciman
│    └── Margaret Runchaman, bap. 1746 Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland m. Robert Richardson
│          └── Elizabeth Richardson, b. 1773 Whitelaw, Par. of Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland m. William Wight
│               ├── Walter Wight, b. 1816 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland m. Helen Sinton
│               │   └── Helen Sinton Wight, b. 1848 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland m. William Henderson
│               │        └── Archibald Henderson, b. 1883 Enfield, Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand m. Agnes Manson Davidson
│               │              └── Leslie A Henderson, b. 1913 Maori Hill, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand m. J Alice Andrews
│               │                   └── Lorna Henderson (project administrator)
│               └── Elizabeth Wight, b. Apr 1811 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland m. John Martin Waldie
│                    └── Helen Robson Waldie, b. Feb 1847 Crailing, Roxburghshire, Scotland m. James Scott
│                          └── Elizabeth Wight Scott, b. Jun 1883 Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland m. David Moore Pringle
│                                :
│                                └── FT-2M (mtDNA participant)
George Familton / Hamilton, b. circa 1722 Par. of Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland m. Mary Sweet
│    └── William Hamilton, b. circa 1759 St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland m. Isabella Tait
│         └── George Hamilton, b. 1784 ?Lessudden, Roxburghshire, Scotland m. Isabella Ormiston
│              ├── Archibald Hamilton, b. Jul 1814 St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland m. Isabella Hendry
│              │         :
│              │         └── FT-3
│              └── George Hamilton, b. Aug 1820 St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland m. (1848 Australia) Catherine Henderson (family information in Scotland says George went to Australia
├── John Familton, b. circa 1724 Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland
└── Thomas Familton, b. circa 1731 Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland


In progress:

How about some representatives of the Northumberland FAMILTONs, or the Earlston lot?
The project happily accepts any FAMILTON descendant who has had their dna tested.
Although Y-DNA is for direct male line FAMILTONs only, preferably with two distantly related cousins for each line to confirm the DNA signature for the line, autosomal DNA (atDNA) is for anyone with a FAMILTON in their ancestry.
Mitochondrial (mtDNA) is for the direct female line, so only briefly FAMILTON, and not of much use for genealogical timeframes, but still welcome in the project.


Lines where participants and line leaders yet to be found:


  • George FAMILTON abt 1791?, ENG m.(1820 Jefferson Co, Ohio) Mary COLLINS Prob. the George bap. Birdhope Crag, Northumberland, England 1791 to Thomas and Dorothy FAMILTON below
    • Dorothy FAMILTON abt 1823 Ohio, USA m. Jerret MANNING
    • Nicholas FAMILTON abt 1824 Ohio, USA m. Louisa THOMPSON
      • George FAMILTON 1850 Ohio, USA
    • Thomas H FAMILTON abt 1828 Ohio, USA m. Elizabeth MIDDLETON
      • Nicholas FAMILTON abt 1849 Ohio, USA
      • Francis M FAMILTON abt 1857 Ohio, USA m. Leona COCHRAN
      • George M FAMILTON Feb 1860 Ohio, USA m. Lillie B FULTON
        • Thomas H FAMILTON Sep 1888 Ohio, USA
        • Hugh F FAMILTON Nov 1897 Ohio, USA
      • William K FAMILTON, b Jul 1864 Iowa, or Ohio m. Etta M JONES
        • Raymond McRay FAMILTON b Jan 1895 Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio
          • Rock FAMILTON
    • Perseville FAMILTON abt 1831 Ohio, USA
    • John FAMILTON abt 1834 Ohio, USA

FAMILTONs of Birdhope Craig, Northumberland

Representative still wanted for the FAMILTON Surname DNA project to see if a match with the Earlston and Ancrum weavers
  • Thomas FAMILTON b. abt 1718 ?ENG or ?SCT m. Ann Thomas bur. Elsdon 1803 aged 85, Ann ditto 1798 aged 71
    • William FAMILTON bap. Jul 1757 Par. of Birdhope Craig, Northumberland, ENG
    • Thomas FAMILTON bap. Mar 1760 Par. of Birdhope Craig, Northumberland, ENG m. Dorothy HOGG
      • Thomas FAMILTON bap. May 1789 Northumberland, ENG
      • George FAMILTON bap. May 1791 Northumberland, ENG m. Mary COLLINS (see above for Ohio FAMILTONS)
      • Nicholas FAMILTON b. abt 1795 Elsdon, Par. of Birdhope Craig, Northumberland, ENG m. Jane DAVIDSON (1871 census says Nicholas b. Heathwick)
        • Nicholas FAMILTON b. 1838 Tynemouth, Northumberland, ENG m. Isabella POTTS
          • Thomas Potts FAMILTON b. Dec 1859 Preston, Northumberland, ENG m. Ann Maria MEDLAND
            • Nicholas Richard FAMILTON b. abt 1879 Whitley, Northumberland, ENG
            • Thomas W FAMILTON b. abt 1892 North Shields, Northumberland, ENG
          • Nicholas Richard FAMILTON b. 1862 Preston, Northumberland, ENG m. Eleanor WAUGH
            • William Winship FAMILTON b 1885 Gateshead, Durham, ENG
      • William FAMILTON bap. Apr 1801 Northumberland, ENG
      • Percival FAMILTON bap. Mar 1808 Northumberland, ENG

Another Northumberland family (of Ashington and Morpeth) awaiting representatives in the FAMILTON Surname DNA project to see if a match with the Earlston and Ancrum weavers :
(needs confirmation that relationships shown are accurate)

  • Henry Familton, b. circa 1807 Warkworth, NBL, ENG m. Jane
    • William Familton, b. circa 1835 Bothal, NBL, ENG m. Ellen
    • John Familton, b. circa 1838 Bothal, Dist of Morpeth, NBL, ENG m. Margaret Ledgerwood
      • Henry Familton, b. between 1867 and 1867 Bothal, Dist of Morpeth, NBL, ENG m. Ada Mary Wylam
        • John Familton, b. 1899 Burnmoor, Chester le Street, DUR, ENG m. Muriel Eva Castle
          • Henry Familton
    • Henry Familton, b. 1842 Bothal, NBL, ENG m. Elizabeth Oliver
      • William Familton, b. circa 1868 Bothal, NBL, ENG
      • Henry Familton, b. 1870 Bothal, Dist of Morpeth, NBL, ENG m. Mary Ann Donkin
        • John Familton, b. circa 1896 Ashington, NBL, ENG m. Ada Woodland
          • John Familton m. Gladys
        • Henry Familton, b. circa 1902 Morpeth, NBL, ENG
      • Thomas Familton, b. 1874 Bothal, Dist of Morpeth, NBL, ENG
      • John Familton, b. circa 1882 Bothal, Dist of Morpeth, NBL, ENG m. Margaret
      • Robert Familton, b. circa 1887 Bothal, NBL, ENG
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