Mid Argyll Group- Background



9919 A-1, Adams, Calder, Duncan, Galbraith, Gay, Gray, Henrie, Henry, Hodge, MacAlpin, MacAlpine, MacAuley, MacCain, MacCane, MacCauley, MacDonald, MacKain, MacKane, MacKean, MacKeen, MacLachlain, MacLachlane, MacLea, Maughlin, McAdams, McAlpin, McAlpine, McAuley, McCain, McCane, McCauley, McDonald, McGay, McKain, McKane, McKean, McKeen, McLachlain, McLachlane, McLea, z9919 A-1


This project is a study of a group of families from mid Argyll that share the same paternal ancestry.  From the surnames in the group and from research into the primary records of the district it is believed that some members within this kinship group descend from Ailean Mac Eáin Riabhach the progenitor of  Clann Mhic Lachlainn of Glassary, through his four sons, Dónaill, Donnchadh Rua (aka Mór), Eáin Riabhach, and Giolla Chríost (lived mid 1400s into the early 1500s).  Ailean Mac Eáin Riabhach was the lord, or taoiseach of a large holding in mid Argyll which is today the area of Kilmichael Glassary parish.  Ailean Mac Eáin Riabhach became taoiseach of Kilmichael Glassary on 20 October 1436.  Some of the surnames in the project represent a more distant kinship however. The kinship group appears Cumbric in origin (from the indigenous Celts of northern Strathclyde).  It is possible that the Henrys in the group are the Mac Eanruig family of the Loch Awe area.  Follow update of this project on the Mid Argyll Group Blog.

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 3
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 10
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 2
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 1
Family Finder 10
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 2
Maternal Ancestor Information 19
mtDNA 11
mtDNA Full Sequence 5
mtDNA Plus 5
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 35
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 6
Total Members 40
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 0
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 4
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 3
Y-DNA Subgroups 2
Y-DNA111 28
Y-DNA12 40
Y-DNA25 39
Y-DNA37 38
Y-DNA67 36