Greenhalgh/Greenhill DNA Project - Results

N.B. the information on this page has been supplied by participants of this project and has not been verified by FTDNA. Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England Lineage

This GREENHILL family appeared in Abbots Langley c. 1600 and lived in the manor of Hyde. They include the infamous Elizabeth GREENHILL who is reputed to have had 39 children, all separate births save one. The 39th was Thomas GREENHILL, surgeon and author of "Necrocediea" or "The Art of Embalming" of 1705. Thomas was granted a difference to his father, William's (Councillor of Law and Secretary to General Monk), coat of arms in 1698 which bore 39 mullets to signify that he was the 39th child. The GREENHILLs of Craignathro, Angus, Scotland also bore these arms in the 1700s so might be linked. This line is haplogroup I1. Some other possible related families include the Harrow, St. Albans and Bedford GREENHILLs.

  • William Greenhill b. 1780 Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, d. 1851 Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, m. Sally Tompson 1805
    • Alfred Bower Greenhill b. 1818 Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, d. 1885 Camberwell, London, England, m. Sarah Ann Mumford 1853
      • Alfred Thornhill Greenhill b. 1855, d. 1926, m. Catherine Annie Marie Peppin 1881
      • Thomas William Greenhill b. 1857 Guildford, Surrey, England, d. 1911 North Riverside, Il, U.S.A., m. Henrietta Appolonia Geverding 1897

Alabama, USA Lineage

This line belongs to haplogroup I1.

  • Edward Clarence Greenhill b. 1849, Alabama, USA

Derby, Derbyshire, England Lineage

Lived in Derby in 1920. This line is haplogroup R1b1. Possibly connected to the GREENHILLs who lived at Ashover, Derbyshire c. 1600.

Lexden, Essex, England Lineage

Matthew Greenell married Rose French at Lexden, Essex in 1615 and emigrated to Rhode Island, USA in 1638. For further info see Grinnell Family Association. This line is haplogroup I1.

  • Matthew Greenell m. Rose French 1615 Lexden, Essex, England

Maryland, USA Lineage

An englishman called John Greenwell was brought to Maryland before 1642.

  • John Greenwell b. abt. 1625 England

Rochdale, Lancs, England Lineage

This line is haplogroup R1b1.

  • James Greenhalgh??? m. Esther???
    • Handel Greenhalgh??? b. abt 1836

Virginia, USA Lineage

This line belongs to haplogroup I1.

  • Paschal Greenhill m. Elizabeth Hickman
    • David Greenhill b.1720 Virginia, USA d.1772 Rhode Island, USA m. Catherine Claiborne
      • Phillip Whitehead Greenhill b. 1753 Virginia, USA d.1795 Virginia, USA m. Jane C. Pegram