From Jay McAfee:
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:00 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
to : McDuffee
to : McAfee (variant spellings)
Clan Macfie is one of the oldest Scottish Clans with a history going back before records were kept. The ancient name for our clan is Macdubhsith. While literally meaning "dark man of peace", sithe is also the term used for supernatural beings that populated the islands and the highlands and the tern dubh or dark also had mystical and supernatural connotations. The ancestral homeland for the Macfies are the islands of Colonsay and Oronsay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Also the isles of Islay and Jura.
One of the seven clans of Siol Alpin.
Although its origins are obscure, Clan Macfie is acknowledged as one of the oldest Scottish Clans. It has been claimed that the Clan originated in Ireland before becoming established in Scotland and this may well be the case. Traditionally though, it’s homeland is held to be the islands of Colonsay and Oronsay off the west coast of Scotland.
Macfie of Colonsay was present at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 when Robert the Bruce defeated the English under Edward II. The Macfie Chief was the hereditary Custodian of the Records of the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. In 1463 Macfie of Colonsay appears as a member of the Council of the Isles and in 1549 a successor is recorded as holding lands on Jura in addition to those on Colonsay.
Some recent yDNA results:
<The recent Geno2 results for Jay McAfee and the recent discussion that he and Garnet MacPhee had on the R1b L21 Plus yahoo group including a bit of information>
<on the CLAN MCFIE HISTORY by Bill Pictman is of interest:>
Thu Aug 22, 20136:12 am (PDT) . Posted by:
<Also good to see some snps moving further down the lines and it looks like maybe a step closer to the Clan's Gaelic Origins:>
CLAN MACFIE HISTORY
<Although its origins are obscure, Clan Macfie is acknowledged as one of the oldest Scottish Clans. It has been claimed that the Clan originated in Ireland before >
<becoming established in Scotland and this may well be the case.Traditionally though, it’s homeland is held to be the islands of Colonsay and Oronsay off the>
<west coast of Scotland. A Clan presence in Lochaber, Galloway and on several other Hebridean islands is also evident from the earliest times.>
From: jaysgr8 <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 8:48 PM
Subject: [R1b-L21-Project] Re: I'm Geno 2.0 tested, confirmed L1065+ C7030+,Scots Modal, FTDNA Kit No. H1084
It is good to hear from another clan member (McDuffee, McAfee, MacPhee).
I wonder if there are many found to be C7030+ ?
(FTDNA Kit No. H1084 & Geno 2.0 tested)
--- In R1b-L21-Project@yahoogroups.com,"dhubsith" <dhubsith@...> wrote:
> Congrats, Jay, good to see another in the McDuffie family completingGeno2. Your results confirm what I had expected, that many, and perhaps most,of the >
<McDuffie/McFie clan are Scots Modal L1065+.>
> I'm not one of them though. I am DF13*, there are about a dozen of us onthe FTDNA McDuff page, and we are all closely related to a group of Camerons.>
<I don't know how my cluster relates to the L1065+ cluster.>
> Garnet MacPhee
> --- In R1b-L21-Project@yahoogroups.com,J McAfee <jaysgr8@> wrote:
> > Dear Group:
> > >
> > I tested Geno 2.0 just completed results and confirmed L1065+(CTS11722+) and
> > C7030+.
> > Tested FTDNA Y-DNA111 completed FTDNA Kit No. H1084.
> > Scots Modal.