Category: Henderson-2297 Archibald Henderson Brickwall

Categories: Henderson-2297


Profiles listed here under this Personal Category are believed to contain some clue as to my Archibald HENDERSON brickwall.

Who were his parents?

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.

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


yDNA matches have proved elusive.

Autosomal matches are, of course, patchy and hard to prove as definitively as yDNA connections, given Archibald has to have been born 1775/1785 ish.

There are however connection patterns beginning to emerge.

The most promising is a solid, triangulated match between descendants from separate lines down from Peter Junkine/Jenkins & Jean McNie (see links below) with descendants of Archibald's son James and wife Amelia Millar, also from at least two separate lines.

A closer look at the tree for an elusive 40cMs segment match mystery for some years, extending the tree further, leads back to the grandparents of the above Peter Junkine/Jenkins on one branch. Unfortunately, DNA comparisons aren't possible as the 40cMs tester is only on FTDNA, the others not there.

The Jenkins family is from around Thornhill, Kincardine (Perthshire) which is promising. The McNie side MAY have Chrystal connections from around Kippen (Stirlingshire) - so more likely Archibald's daughter-in-law Amelia's brickwall?

The above Junkine/Jenkins family leads back to the family of Robert Buchanan and Janet Monteith whose descendants can account for many of the connections to the previously identified "of interest" family of Andrew & Janet (Doig) Doig who are producing DNA matches to descendants of Archibald and Margaret (McEwan) Henderson, that so far do not appear to be from Archibald's McEwan side. As this family was also from around Kilmadock, this is a promising development.

Circumstantial evidence: a witness to the 1765 baptism of their son Walter was a John Henderson of Murdockstown (see The Doig Family Society person 289.) although this might be a complete red herring!

Fantastic to be able to connect so many of the matches into the one tree, very frustrating to not be able to figure out how Archibald Henderson fits into it!!

Along the way another clutch of matches to a Faichney family has now been connected via a triangulated group where their Eadie connection leads back to the sister (Elizabeth) of the above Janet Monteith.

The places

Most likely baptism: 29 Aug 1779 Kilmadock, Perthshire to William HENDERSON & Marrion ROBERTSON

Married in 1804 at Stirling, Scotland, banns called Stirling and Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire (wife Margaret's parish).

A blacksmith at the Bridge of Allan, Archibald also appears in the cash books of the Stirling of Keir Estate.

People or pages in Henderson-2297 Archibald Henderson Brickwall

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  • Andrew Doig abt 1715 Burnside of Murdieston, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland - aft 1788




  • Peter Junkine 31 Jan 1817 Thornhill, Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland - 26 Feb 1881



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