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Helping to find Noble ancestors from the counties in the Province of Ulster. Six of these make up Northern Ireland (Derry, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Antrim, Down, Armagh) and the other 3 are in the Republic of Ireland (Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan).

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Comment by George "Pat" Noble on July 14, 2021 at 10:20pm

I recently joined FTDNA and am upgrading to Y-700 (Big Y). I've had some luck in the past year or so in chasing down my Noble line back in Enniskillen.

Andrew and Ann Isabella (Baillie) Noble had children: Annabella (1845-1875) m John Wilson, d Enniskillen; Elizabeth (1845-1914) m James Bricknell, 5 children, to England; Robert (1846-1909) m Anne McDermott, 5 children, d Enniskillen; Maria Jane (1851) m William Stewart, 6 children; and Andrew (1853-1889), m Isabella Irvine, 6 children, d Scotland.

I've traced some of the Stewarts to Australia. Bricknell served in India and had children there, returned to England. Andrew's daughter Elizabeth m MacNeill and went to New Zealand.

My daughter btw had a piano accompanist at Smith College named Noble. I traced his lineage this afternoon and found he is a direct descendant of Thomas Noble who arrived in Boston circa 1650 and established a saw mill in western Massachusetts in 1664. The line has been in Westfield, MA and environs for over 300 years. If no one from that line has tested on yDNA, he might be a good candidate. I'm not in personal contact with the man but could dig around if need be. The lineage seems to be vast, however.

FTDNA has taken my first name George, so you will see me there as George Noble. I have my DNA at Ancestry, 23&me, Living DNA, and now FTDNA. My autosomal results have processed. I submitted for the Y-111 test but was charmed into upgrading to Y-700 while the Y-111 was still being processed, so as my kit was received 23 June and upgraded a few days ago, I guess i can expect results in Sep-Oct 2021.

I am surprised there is no Noble discussion board within FTDNA. Is there a reason for that?

Pat Noble

Aberdeen, NJ, USA

Comment by Suzanne Kier Himmelreich /Storey on September 30, 2019 at 1:22am

From Big Y-700 we have a new subclade R-Y140232, for John Storey and Donald Kennedy Noble, (kit IN46681) , with 7 un-named variants. We also have a match at 12 markers with Eamonn John Mitchinson.
Making good progress!

Comment by Bruce Noble on February 24, 2019 at 4:08pm

Dear Linda Noble Murphy:  I am Bruce Noble, Jr.  Sorry for not responding sooner.  I am no longer in Sulphur, OK, but now live in Colorado.  (Yes, Chickasaw NRA is a great place!)  The Noble names you list are not familiar to me.  I will mention them to my father who is more knowledgeable about family history that I am.  For further conversation, feel free to contact me at or through FaceBook Messenger.  Regards, Bruce  (PS--I think all Nobles are "cousins" if you go back far enough!)

Comment by Suzanne Kier Himmelreich /Storey on February 11, 2019 at 11:29pm

This might be helpful for Michael, I have found some info about the Storeys in his family in "Burkes Landed Gentry of Ireland".

Unfortunately my lot were not related!


Comment by Linda Noble Murphy on December 9, 2018 at 4:36pm

I would like to get in touch with Bruce Noble (Jr?) who lives in Sulphur, OK.  Bruce, you messaged Michael W Noble.  If your ancestors were Ernest Noble (and Jane), Ernest T Noble and Lena Donaho, Tom O Noble and Lula Belle, I am your cousin, and I have so much information.  My genealogy buddy and cousin, Terry Noble died in the spring of this year, and it would be wonderful to have a cohort in trying to break down my brick walls.                  BTW, the Chickasaw National Recreation area in Sulphur is my favorite place!!  I've been there many times, and have likely run into you there (not knowing what I now know).

Comment by Suzanne Kier Himmelreich /Storey on November 25, 2018 at 2:03am

Hello to the extended Noble family! I want to let everyone know that Family Tree DNA has specials on at present. If possible, it would be great to have more tests given that the paper trail seems to have disappeared into the mists of time!

Scott and my brother John have tested as far as we can go, so if anyone can upgrade now would be a good time to do it.

At present I am mired in the 1500's looking at the Border Reiver families, they are incredibly confusing, and trying to make connections between the various Noble families is really difficult. Talk about the 'missing link'!

Comment by Michael W. Noble on June 23, 2018 at 5:06pm

I am deeply saddened to learn of Terry's passing and offer my condolences to his family.  Terry was one of two people whose DNA I matched perfectly and I never got to meet or talk with him.  May he rest in peace.

Comment by John Noble on June 23, 2018 at 3:09pm

My deepest sympathy to Terry's family and his friends especially those who were connected to him via this group

Comment by Linda Noble Murphy on June 23, 2018 at 10:31am

  I just received word that my genealogy buddy has passed.  Terry L Noble, a wonderful man, will be much missed by his wife Karla, friends, and family.  The obituary may be viewed at

Comment by Lorraine on April 19, 2018 at 11:11pm

Thank you John,  I thought the DNA  test might prove not to be of use to me.

I will keep plugging away,  been searching on and off for 6 years now in the hope that some new data will be available.

Regards Lorraine


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