Haplogroup R1b is the most common Y-DNA haplogroup in Western Europe. The haplogroup, according to the 2009 ISOGG Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree, is defined by the M343 SNP (rs9786184 at position 2947824). To what subclade of R1b do you belong?See More
"Hello Samuel, I too am a decendant of Alexander and Janet/Jean Matheson. I was trying to go on the old maps of Scotland to try and find this town-Coirag. This closest I have found is a place called Corraig do you think this is the right place just…"
"Hello all, I have two lines of Matheson's in my family tree so perhaps you can help me tie some of this together.
1. Samuel Murray Matheson's line comes from Hugh Matheson (1816 - 1900) in Oxford Co. Ontario Hugh married my…"
"The passenger list calls Alex's wife Jane [as I recall] Manson - and I've been saying any name that starts with MA and ends with N could be someone's interpretation of Matheson. It undoubtedly is the right family, because the given…"
"Sam Matheson is my nephew. I have a copy of an old indenture signed by Alex of Corraig in Oct 1823. Also signed by George Simpson. Alex references his son, James, in this document with respect to exchanging (adjoining) half lots. This thread…"
"That's good to know, that Alex of Coirag and Hugh of Caen were probably not related. I am descended from Hugh. My great-great grandmother was also an Ann Matheson (wife of Hugh's son Alexander), and again, we do not know who she might have…"
"I don't know anything about Jean Gordon. According to everything I've seen his second wife's name was Matheson.
Ann's name was Matheson, too. I just don't know what family she was from. My cousin printed pages from a…"
"This mystery concerning Jean is what I was alluding to in my comment above. It's all so CONFUSING! lol
The Parish records (OPR) for Kildonan Sutherland only date from 1790, so much of the relationship determining value applies to what we…"
"I mentioned the Frances Simpson name on the other discussion you started, Helen. It's a unit, I am pretty sure. Lady Frances Simpson was the wife of George Simpson, governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, who made his residence at Lower Fort…"
I descend from John Pagee Matheson and Ann Nancy Polson and also through his father Alexander Matheson of Coirag who followed in the late 1820's.
Always interested to learn more about the settlement and distant ancestors.
Also, I am…"
Very interesting stuff and seems like quite a mystery pre-1815. It's one of the reasons why I got involved in DNA based geneology with Clan Matheson in the hopes of clarifying some of this. You can read more about this at clan…"
I don't know anything about Jean Gordon. According to everything I've seen his second wife's name was Matheson.
Ann's name was Matheson, too. I just don't know what family she was from. My cousin printed pages from a microfilm reel at a Family History Center - pages which contained the name Matheson, so we could figure out how many of them we could recognize. The marriage record began in 1791, but he apparently didn't see their record because I don't have that. But I have the births of all their children, and they say Alexander Matheson and Ann Matheson, tenant in Corraig (which is spelled in different ways). I did catch the Rev. Alexander Sage in one mistake, giving the wife's married name instead of her maiden name, and if he made the mistake once he could have done it again, but not five times. I also have the marriage record and the three children of his second marriage. They usually say Jean Matheson, once Janet. I do not know what family she was from, either.
I'm having trouble following the thread. These messages seem to be jumping around, so I may be saying something someone else has alread said.
When I saw your name, Samuel Murray, I thought you must be descended from John Matheson and Catherine Pritchard, as those are both names from their line. John and my great-grandfather, Angus (b. 1810 in Balnavaliach, Kildonan, Sutherlandshire) were sons of Alexander Matheson, whom we guess was born about 1781. If this is your family, I would love to share information.
If you are descended from the Alexander b. in Coirag about 1771, I would like to learn more about his family, too, as we have been trying to figure out who he was and who he married. We (Red River Settlement researchers) have lots of questions about them. Previous statements in the history aren't verified by recently discovered records.
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