Two are from the Hinton Waldrist branch of the Berkshire line with a most recent common ancestor married in Heckfield in 1765 and born in Hinton in 1737.
They had an exact Y-DNA match despite their most recent common ancestor being seven and eight generations back.
One tester from the Buckland branch of the Berkshire line can trace his ancestry back fourteen generations to the early 1500’s.
His test result fell outside the range normally considered a match with the Hinton result, but a study of the actual mutations showed a 64pct probability of a common ancestor within sixteen generations and a 93pct probability of a common ancestor within twenty-four generations. These twobranches are therefore definitely connected, but possibility a little mostdistantly than previously thought.
Two testers from the Sevenoaks line have a most recent common ancestor, seven generations back, married in Little Chart in 1750.
They had results showing that they were not related, suggesting that somewhere in one of their lines the father of record was not the biological father, due to factors such as adoption.
However, one had a result that was very close to the one from Hinton Waldrist. It showed that there is a 81 pct probability of a commonancestor within ten generations and a 98 pct probability of a common ancestor within sixteen generations.
Therefore the Sevenoaks line is connected to the Hinton Waldrist branch of the Berkshire line with a common ancestor in the 1500’s or early 1600’s. I will be revisiting my records to see if I can spot the connection.
One tester can trace his ancestry back six generations to Longworth in the late 1750's. This ancestor could be a first cousin of the Southby married in Heckfield in 1765.
His result showed an 82 pct probability of a common ancestor with the Hinton branch within ten generations and a 98 pct probability of a common ancestor within sixteen generations.
This means that the two ancestors could be the first cousins both born in Hinton Waldrist in 1737 and with a grandfather born in Hinton in1644.
I have most recently arranged tests for a member of the North American Surby branch, to a member of the Surbey branch of the Sevenoaks line, and a second direct male descendant of Richard Southby or Surby born in Addington in 1758. The latter was to shed some light on the lack of a match in the earlier tests.
The results confirm the connection between these three branches of the Sevenoaks line and their connection to the Hinton Waldrist line.