Are you descended from Michael Nowland?

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Wanting to find other people out there who are descended from Michael Nowland Australian Convict, b1761 in Dublin Ireland arrived in Australia on the second fleet abt 1790.  Looking for anyone who has DNA tested to compare results to possibly solve a family mystery..
WikiTree profile: Michael Nowland
in The Tree House by Veronica Williams G2G6 Pilot (124k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
I am a direct descendant of Michael Nowland on the male line. According to the papertrail, my great great grandfather was the illegitimate son of Michael's son - William Nowland and this has been proven through the many dna matches I have with other descendants of William Nowland and Mary Ann Farlow. Because I am descended from William Nowland and Mary Ann Holmes, the only shared ancestor with these matches is William Nowland himself. I would like to get one step back and confirm Michael Nowland was William's biological father. I have done the ydna test level 37 and have no matches at that level - at level 25 I have 8 matches none with the name Nowland or similar. I need a direct male descendant from one of William's brothers, to test and they should be a clear match with me (?). The matches I have through the family finder tests, are mainly with descendants of William, however I have smaller matches with descendants of William's siblings though I imagine it is possible these matches could be explained through Elizabeth Richards. My dna profile is not a good match at all with the other members of the Nolan project. I'm thinking William is not Michael's son or if he is, there is a break in the male line somewhere in Michael Nowland's recent ancestry.
Hello Mark

Thanks for responding.  My question is also related to a possible Farlow/Skewthorpe connection.  I am currently out but will respond more fully when I get home and can access my information.  Are your FF results on Gedmatch?  I couldn't see a GEDmatch ID  on your profile.  It would be good to be able to compare the results there.  I will send a private message with the details later tonight.


2 Answers

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Mark, Keith, and Veronica, My name is Ian Nowland and I live in Brisbane, Australia.I have previously exchanged e-mails with Veronica regarding her Farlow lineage. I have not obtained any further information which might be of use to her. Michael Nowland and Elizabeth Richards are my GGG Grandparents. Their son, Henry Nowland is my GG Grandfather. His wife was Harriet Nowland (nee Farlow). As you are probably aware, three Nowland brothers married three Farlow Sisters. Henry's son, who was also a William, is my G Grandfather. So you can see that my GG Grandfather and your William were brothers. I have been DNA tested on  and Family Tree DNA. If my results are of interest to you, please let me know. Regards, Ian
Hello Ian

Am sending you some info by email

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sorry veronica our nolans are ireland to  nova scotia canada

by William Crowder G2G2 (2.4k points)

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