Willing DNA Project - News

12 January 2009
We now have results for two participants (kit nos 134236 and 137947) who trace their ancestry to Leonard Willing, who married Ann Lewis in Plymstock, Devon, in 1607. Their results match on 34 out of 37 markers (a 34/37 match).
Two further results have been found in the database of the
Sorensen Molecular Genealogy Foundation for descendants of Leonard Willing and Ann Lewis. Result no 1 on the SMGF database is a 25/25 match for kit no 134236, and result no 2 is a 25/26 match.

26 April 2009
The latest results are for a descendant of Michael Willing, who first appeared in Modbury, Devon, in 1602, with his wife Elianor. Modbury and Plymstock are about ten miles apart. Kit no 146527 is a 33/37 match for kit no 137947 and a 32/37 match for kit no 134236.
These results, together with the documentary evidence, would appear to show that the Willing family of Plymstock is related to this Modbury family, before the start of the parish registers (which began in 1591 and 1601 respectively).

16 August 2009
We now have a third result from a descendant of Leonard Willing and Ann Lewis. Kit no 134450 is a 36/37 match for kit no 137947, a 35/37 match for kit no 134236 and a 34/37 match for kit no 146527.

20 September 2009
We now have results from a descendant of Richard Willing, who married Miriam King in 1694, in Loddiswell, Devon. Richard was of Holbeton, but their descendants lived in Loddiswell. Holbeton is about four miles from Modbury and about eight miles from Plymstock.
Kit no 154127 is a 34/37 match for kit nos 134236 and 134250. These results, together with the documentary evidence, would appear to show that the Willing family of Loddiswell is related to both the Willing family of Plymstock, and the Modbury family descended from Michael and Elianor Willing.

23 September 2009
We now have the results of a Deep Clade test carried out on kit no 134236. Since all the participants who belong to the Plymstock, Modbury and Loddiswell families are quite closely related, these results apply to them as well.

18 October 2009
We now have a fourth result from a descendant of Leonard Willing and Ann Lewis. Kit no 161233 is a 36/37 match for kit no 134450, a 35/37 match for kit no 137947 and a 34/37 match for kit no 134236.

1 November 2009
We now have a result from a descendant of Mozes Barend Wing (d 1776), who first appeared in Amsterdam in 1740 and whose grandchildren changed their surname to Willing in 1812. This is kit no 162159.

27 February 2010
We now have a result from a descendant of William Willing, who married Esther Daye in St Pancras, London in 1841. Kit no 169402 does not match any other members of the project so far.

14 May 2011
We now have the results of a Deep Clade test carried out on kit no 169402.

20 May 2011
We now have the results of a Deep Clade test carried out on kit no 162159.

19 January 2012
Four members of the Willin Surname Project have joined our project. Three of them belong to an American family of German origin, and the other one is descended from a man who was adopted into this family.

19 June 2012
We have a new member, whose ancestry can be traced to 18th century Delaware, United States of America. Kit no 45200 does not match any other members of the project.

30 August 2012
We now have a result from another descendant of William Willing, who married Esther Daye in St Pancras, London in 1841. Kit no 246855 is a 35/37 match for kit no 169402.




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This page was last updated on 1 September 2012.