Veronica Anne (Coat) Williams

Veronica (Coat) Williams

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Veronica A. Williams formerly Coat aka Coates
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Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)]
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Veronica (Coat) Williams is a member of the Earl Grey's Famine Orphan Scheme 1848-1850 Project.



Contents

Biography

Whilst I had dabbled in drawing family trees as a child, I became very interested in genealogy shortly after my Uncle Laurie died and I was given some old family research papers by my Uncle Johnny in about 2006. Laurie had begun researching the family back in the early 50's and had gathered a lot of data about the family in Australia and extended family members. My Uncle Lionel was also a great early influence. I can recall many experiences in my early childhood, tramping around grave sites looking for headstones of interest or significance, receiving great accolades for any discovery from Lionel.

I initially focussed on trying to find our overseas roots and my paternal line. I had some great discoveries including finding three brothers on my CASSIDY line all transported as convicts to Australia in 1830, including one escapee!! How exciting and how sad not to be able to share it with Laurie.

It was a long hard slog back then when we had to wade through microfilm and travel great distances to find material. How wonderful it is today that so much information is so readily available on the internet. You will see me in other places with the username genemonkey! How funny that I picked that name, I must have known that down the track I was going to develop an intense interest in DNA research. I find it a fascinating area and a fabulous tool to use to validate your paper research.

In 2011, I completed a Certificate in Genealogical Research with the Society of Australian Genealogists whilst I was living with my husband in remote parts of Australia: Katherine, Alice Springs and Darwin. My aim had been to start doing research for other people when my own tree was finished. How naive! Does it ever finish...it's a lifelong journey... and a great excuse for overseas travel!!

In 2015, as a member of the Society of Australian Genealogists, I started co-ordinating a DNA Research Group based in Sydney, to help increase my knowledge of the fascinating field of genetic genealogy.

I was recently appointed as a co-administrator for the FTDNA Coats Surname Project. I will be co-ordinating the Family Finder (autosomal) results for the project.

Our Australian Royalty

You may or not know that in Australia, having a convict in your ancestry is often referred to as 'Australian Royalty'! As part of the Australia project I have researched the convicts in our combined families and we are now up to 13! You can see a list of our convicts here.

Family Stories

  • It was always said that we had a family connection to the famous 'Liberator of Ireland' Daniel O'Connell. After many years of research and with many thanks to my 6th cousin Liam, the connection has been found via my 4th great grand aunt daughter of Roe Swyny who married Maurice O'Connell in 1791. Maurice is a third cousin to Daniel O'Connell but an even closer relation to Daniels wife Mary O'Connell, who is his 1st cousin once removed. Whilst somewhat distant and only by marriage, I expect it is not surprising that at the time the connection would have been a very proud one to have for most Irishmen!
  • Also said to be descended from Brian Boru on my mothers side. Isn't every Irishman!

Family Mysteries

Blogs

  • genemonkey25, starting small in the 52 ancestors challenge. A new blog focussing on my genetic research;
  • rayver33 Here and There - Mainly an overseas travel blog, but it also incorporates The NT Sea Change, 40 places you must see before you die and the Harness Pilgrimage.

Sources

  • First-hand information. Entered by Veronica Williams at registration.

DNA Research

Paternal Line

  • For details of DNA confirmations on the COAT line please click here.
  • For details of DNA confirmations on the GRIFFIN line please click here.

Maternal Line

  • For details of DNA confirmations on the ROBERTS line please click here.
  • For details of DNA confirmations on the ROBERTS/MURPHY lines please click here.

Please refer to the table below for a summary of DNA confirmations. Please note that as at 17 Oct 2016, 29 individual ancestors have been confirmed, with the remaining 25 being confirmed back to ancestral couples.

DNA Ancestors of Interest

Some Family Finder results have indicated matches with other testers who have ancestors that may be of interest, but as yet cannot be confirmed. They are listed here.

ONGOING WORK IN PROGRESS!
Veronica Williams updated 6 Nov 2016


This wikitable is a table of known ancestors. It shows how much of my ancestry is known and then confirmed by DNA for seven generations. I first read about the idea on Roberta Estes' blog in 2012 and it has also been discussed in WIkitree G2G forums. See the discussion here. It just goes to show how much more work is required to research my genealogical tree in order to discover more about my genetic tree, and validate my research. Hopefully, many new exciting discoveries lay ahead!

Gen # Relation to Self Approx. DOB Matches Total # Possible Ancestors Total # Identified Ancestors Total % Identified Ancestors Total # Cumulative Ancestors Total # Cum DNA Confirmed Total % DNA Confirmed
1ParentAbt. 1930's22100.00%22100.00%
2Grandparent1892-19041st Cousins44100.00%66100.00%
3Great Grandparent1851-18862nd Cousins8787.50%141392.86%
42nd Great Grandparent1800-18533rd Cousins161487.50%302480.00%
53rd Great Grandparent1779-18214th Cousins322681.25%624267.64%
64th Great Grandparent1753-18035th Cousins643859.38%1265241.27%
75th Great Grandparent1711-17846th Cousins1285442.19%2545622.05%

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Followed Tags
Veronica is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
ANNOUNCEMENTS
To hear whats new
AUSTRALIA
Project member of several sub projects.
BRITTON
Looking to connect families from Fermanagh Ireland
CASSIDY
Looking to connect families from Fermanagh Ireland
COAT
I am looking to confirm my paternal line, which includes variants such as Coate/Coats/Coates. Y-dna tests suggests we may be linked to Bennett/Locke and Seymour surnames. Can you help solve the mystery?
COURTNEY
Help me break down my brick wall, looking for Courtney/Courtenay's who have DNA tested to help identify my family line
DNA
Looking to utilise DNA to validate my paper research.
EARL_GREY
Project Leader for the Earl Grey Famine Orphan Scheme 1848-1850
ELLARD
Searching for the possibility that this family were French Huguenots.
IMPROVEMENTS
Wanting to be informed of all Wikitree improvements!
IRISH_ROOTS
Particularly interested in Cassidy/Britton from Fermanagh, Murphy/Sinnott from Wexford, Sweeney/Hanrahan from Clare, Bateman/Kennedy/Alphonso from Limerick. Courtney too, but whereabouts unknown!
LAUNDON
Interested in tracing the Laundon family back to France, but mine are stuck in Leicestershire! Can you help?
PAICE
My grandfather used to say if you met a 'Paice' we were probably related to them. The inference being there were so many of them! Why are there so few on Wikitree???
SWEENEY
From County Clare, Clooney, Moyriesk, Conrad Beg, Drumcliff. Possibly connected to the Mahon family?


DNA Tested
Veronica Williams's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Veronica or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Veronica:

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On 17 May 2017 at 14:19 GMT Michael Cassidy wrote:

No Patrick Cassidy married in Long Island City to Margaret Collins, who was born on Manhattan.

On 14 May 2017 at 21:30 GMT Mark Dorney wrote:

Hello Veronica

Thanks for your message. I don't if it's to do with being on a phone right now but none of these links worked for me! In any case my focus at the moment, apart from my own tree, is fixing db errors within Australia. But down the track I might join a project. Cheers Mark

On 4 May 2017 at 18:24 GMT Cas Young wrote:

Hi Veronica. I am having trouble filling out the tags. It keeps rejecting them. Can you give me some info on how I may fill them out. Also I would like to volunteer.

Thank you. Cas Young

On 23 Apr 2017 at 06:47 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:

No worries, Veronica! I know how it goes. The weekends are always busy for me.

Apparently the WikiTree+ server has been overloaded with all of us fixing errors at once! It's been up and down. Hopefully we can catch up while Europe and North America are still asleep. :D

On 14 Apr 2017 at 22:46 GMT Anthony (Gosper) Childs wrote:

Hi Veronica, Sorry for the lengthy delay is responding to your contact message...I am rank new here, so please forgive any goofups I make merging our Tree Info. Lookinf forward to seeing how we are related/connected. Cheers, Anthony Childs (Gosper).

On 17 Mar 2017 at 23:43 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

photo_of_week.gif Your photo of Private Coates is the winner of the Family History Photo of the Week for 17 March 2017.

On 15 Mar 2017 at 05:42 GMT Leisa (Kelly) Buckmaster wrote:

Hi Veronica - Thanks for your comments/suggestions on the Secret River Project. Glad you like it! I've taken it on board but am flat chat right now with "life" and cant get enough time for my genealogy. I'd be very happy for you to add improve or change anything.

On 16 Feb 2017 at 01:28 GMT Greg Smith wrote:

Hi, Veronica

I haven't worked out to send a private message. However, your research is amazing. The Cassidy connection (while not direct) sounds great. I was also planning a trip to the UK some time this year. I have a son (and granddaughter) who live in Edinburgh. I have a Scottish connection through Munro. Not sure why my tree hasn't yet appeared. Did all the necessaries. My problem is sorting out some early forebears - one (GG grandmother) of whom had two children by an unknown person, after she served time for the manslaughter of her youngest child in Dungog. He husband at the time died before the trial. Hope to touch base again.

On 9 Feb 2017 at 23:27 GMT Laurie Cruthers wrote:

Hi Veronica, I've put some new information and a category link on a few of your McGuffin profiles. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know. I'm working on a Talbot Settlers free-space page and am connecting the families. Thanks, Laurie

On 18 Jan 2017 at 05:37 GMT Shanna (Clarke) Matthews wrote:

Hi Veronica. Thanks for being part of such an amazing resource and making it so welcoming. I'm very new to genealogy and have discovered how addictive it can become!

I've a feeling we share a relative - Margaret Ellard :) She's my 3rd great aunt.

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