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William Easton (1797)

William Easton
Born in Greenock, Renfrew, Scotlandmap
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Brother of and
Husband of — married 6 Apr 1825 in Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswickmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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William was born on July 22, 1797 in Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland. He was the son of William Easton and Agnes Neil.[1]

William immigrated to New Brunswick, date unknown. He married Catherine McGary on April 6, 1825 in Newcastle, Northumberland County, New Brunswick.[2] Their daughter Ellen was born in 1826 in Prince Edward Island.

It is presumed that William died prior to 1841, when his wife Catherine remarried,[3] but this is unconfirmed. As well, it is unknown whether he died in Prince Edward Island or in New Brunswick.

Research Note (DNA)

The birth date, place and parents of the Wiliam Easton who married Catherine McGary are based on an autosomnal DNA match between a descendant of William Easton and a descendant of John Easton, estimated 2nd to 4th cousins, based on a 20.78 cM segment on Chr 5 and an 8.3 cM segment on Chr 7. If this link is correct, the relationship between the two test takers is 3rd cousins, twice removed. The match has not yet been triangulated, so is not confirmed. For more information, please contact Leanne Cooper.


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 January 2016), William Easton, 22 Jul 1797; citing , reference - 2:17KFMX4; FHL microfilm 1,041,063.
  2. "New Brunswick, Marriage Registers, 1789-1889," images, FamilySearch, Northumberland > 1808, 1806, 1809, 1811-1864 > image 151 of 615; citing Provincial Archives, Fredericton – Marriage of William Easton and Catherine McGeary
  3. Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics, PANB, Volume 9 Number 981; Date: August 3, 1841; County: Northumberland; Place: Chatham; Newspaper: The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma – Marriage of Joseph Tweedie, Jr and Mrs. Catherine Easton

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with William:

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