Category: Henderson-2297 AmeliaMillarBrickwall

Categories: Henderson-2297


The profiles listed here under this Personal Category are believed to contain some clue as to my Amelia MILLAR brickwall.

What we know

A privately published family history shows her birth date as 11 Feb 1817 (scanned copy available on FamilySearch)
Census data shows Amelia as being born in Kippen, Stirlingshire, implying 1815-1817ish.

But who were her parents?
Her death cert. says father was a James MILLAR, no occupation, no mother's name shown.
Family information from a granddaughter said that her mother was a Miss Chrystal - assumed to be a surname.

You now know as much as I do.

Feel free to extend the pedigrees of any people listed below, the more connections the more chance of finding the links, documentation, DNA hints.....

You may be interested in this blog post as I reviewed progress and attempted to get a bit more systematic at cracking this mystery.

Possibly this photograph MAY hold a clue?


The clues in general come from DNA matches that look promising, and as such, we would love to hear from any descendant or relative of those listed below who have DNA tested to see if any further clues may be gleaned as to where the connection is. Some families shown may turn out to be clues on James Henderson's father's ancestry rather than Amelia's parents but either way, we'll learn something by sharing information, and DNA clues.


A tested direct maternal line descendant of Amelia is haplogroup T2e, so her mother should be likewise.

If great aunt Millie (Amelia Harbour, nee Henderson) was correct that Amelia's mother was a Miss Chrystal we would be particularly interested in hearing about any T2e tested descendants of any female Chrystal from around the Kippen area.


The profiles below have mainly been researched because of DNA matches. Some might yet be Henderson rather than Millar side matches - definitely work in progress.

Ancestry in general has shown our matches of interest as smaller than the same matches when compared on other sites, so it does pay to check what other companies say about a match. (This indicates that Ancestry's timber algorithm is downweighting the genealogical significance of a considerable portion of our matches from the Stirlingshire/Perthshire farming families that are of interest.)

Adding yet more science to the problem

I have hopes that trying to reconstruct as much of the DNA profile for Amelia that we can from all the tested descendants we can muster might help. So I've just started another private project on BorlandGenetics to see how far we might get with that.

This resulting DNA profile will contain the DNA of both James Henderson and Amelia Millar, but in theory this reconstructed profile should be available for eg targetted clustering of match lists on eg Genetic Affairs and DNAGEDCOM.

For this to work best we need as many tested descendants as possible to upload their DNA file to BorlandGenetics. If you have done so, please let me know and I'll send an invite for you to join the private Henderson-Millar DNA project there.

How to compare across companies

Most of our kits are on GEDmatch, MyHeritage and FamilyTreeDNA, with only a few at Ancestry and even fewer on 23andme. Some also now on Geneanet.

For comparisons across companies, especially if you only tested at Ancestry which does not provide the same level of detail for checking where the DNA shared actually comes from on your respective ancestries, please consider uploading your testing company DNA file to the sites accepting uploads (MyHeritage, FamilyTreeDNA, GEDmatch, and BorlandGenetics). You can read how here: Recently Geneanet increased in interest, and is another free upload of your testing company file.


I also run a private atDNA project on FamilyTreeDNA, so if you transfer into FTNDA via their upload your DNA link and let me know and I'll send instructions on how to join FFLornaHen there too.

We never know where the key person to this mystery will pop up, so I try to cover all bases!

Person Profiles (23)


abt Jul 1747 Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland


abt Feb 1706 Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland
abt 1775 Stirlingshire, Scotland - 26 Feb 1863
abt 1750 Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland


abt 1774 Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland - 06 Oct 1840


abt Mar 1782 Bield, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire, Scotland - 18 Nov 1871


03 May 1808 Ireland - 22 Feb 1883


abt 1791 County Tipperary, Ireland - 24 Mar 1875
31 Jan 1818 Thornhill, Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland - 26 Feb 1881 photo


abt 1815 Thornhill, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland - 02 Aug 1890 photo
21 Aug 1803 Kissing Point, New South Wales, Australia - 23 Sep 1885 photo
abt Feb 1815 Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland - 29 Apr 1894 photo
abt 1745 Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland
abt Feb 1815 Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland
abt 1785 Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland
abt Apr 1775 Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland - 08 Jan 1855
abt Dec 1820 Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland

M cont.

abt 1820 Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland - 22 Dec 1913
09 Feb 1812 Fintry, Stirlingshire, Scotland - 04 May 1871
10 Jul 1837 Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland


abt Jul 1810 Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland - 07 Sep 1876


abt 1813 Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland - 23 Feb 1861
26 Feb 1811 St Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland - 09 Nov 1883

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