Graham Lester
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Graham Lester

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Graham C. Lester aka Lester
Born 1960s.
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Son of [private father (unknown - unknown)] and [private mother (unknown - unknown)]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
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Profile last modified | Created 28 Feb 2017 | Last significant change: 11 Jun 2022
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Has several children and two brothers, all living but omitted for privacy.


DNA Evidence Backing Up My Tree

I have taken an Ancestry autosomal DNA test. The list below shows most recent shared ancestors between myself and Ancestry subscribers who share DNA with me, according to a comparison of our trees. The number of matches is shown after the name, along with the strength of the matches in centimorgans (cMs).

Since only the most recent shared ancestors are counted, those further back in time will have a lower count. To get the full number of DNA matches, one would have to add up the matches in all the intervening generations.

The count was accurate as of the end of March 2022. Not included are several matches that were previously apparent but are no longer showing up because Ancestry members changed or removed their trees:

Paternal grandfather's side:

  • James Windebank (1 match, 8cM, 5x great grandparents)
  • George Lester and Catherine Roberts (2 matches, 20cM, 11cM, 4x great grandparents)
  • William Gregory (1 match, 9cM, 4x great grandparent)
  • John Watkins and Matilda Windebank (1 match, 15cM, 3x great grandparents)
  • James Crampton and Mary Ann Lamberth (2 matches 43cM, 27cM 3x great grandparents)
  • Henry Edward Lester and Lydia Husband (2 matches 34cM, 26cM, 3x great grandparents)
  • Thomas Husband and Ann Howse (1 match, 16cM, 3x great grandparents)

Paternal grandmother's side:

  • Thomas Upjohn and Charlotte Anna Rouse (3 matches, 10cM, 10cM, 10cM 6x great grandparents). These three people share a tree that seems to be missing a generation so the real link might be more recent.
  • James T and Anna Catherine Upjohn (2 matches, 11cM, 10cM, 5x great grandparents)
  • James Thomas Upjohn (4 matches, 11cM, 11cM, 10cM, 9cM, 4x great grandparent)
  • James Thomas Clements and Ann Rogers (2 matches, 21cM, 15cM, 3x great grandparents)
  • Thomas James May Smith and Rebecca Bailey (1 match, 26cM, 3x great grandparents)
  • Alfred Young and Rebecca Smith (1 match 39cM, 2x great grandparents)

Maternal grandfather's side:

  • Mary Busbridge's parents (1 match, 9cM, 5X great grandparents)
  • Benjamin Coleman and Mary Busbridge (2 matches, 11cM, 11cM, 4x great grandparent)
  • John Coleman and Jane Simmonds3 (3 matches 39cM, 24cM, 15cM, 3x great grandparents)
  • William Braim and Ann Franklin (4 matches 98cM, 40cM, 22cM, 9cM, 3x great grandparents)
  • Richard Stringer and Louisa Mancey (1 match, 21cM, 3x great grandparents)
  • William Stringer and Jane Brain (6 matches 111cM, 91cM, 39cM, 30cM, 28cM, 23cM 2x great grandparents)

Maternal grandmother's side:

  • Henry Elford and Thomazin Carton (1 match 32cM, 6X great grandparents)
  • Richard Wheadon and Mary Haynes (42 matches 41cM, 32cM, 31cM, 31cM, 31cM, 30cM, 29cM, 28cM, 28cM, 28cM, 26cM, 25cM, 24cM, 20cM, 17cM, 17cM, 16cM, 16cM, 16cM, 15cM, 15cM, 14cM, 13cM, 13cM, 13cM, 13cM, 11cM, 11cM, 11cM, 10cM, 10cM, 10cM, 10cM, 10cM, 10cM, 9cM, 9cM, 9cM, 9cM, 9cM, 9cM, 8cM, 4x great grandparent). This couple has a lot of descendants because some of their grandchildren became Latter Day Saints and had big families.
  • Jacob Dunford and Sarah Purchase (1 match, 14cM, 3x great grandparents)
  • John Boon and Eliza Elford (4 matches, 18cM, 14cM, 14cM, 9cM, 3x great grandparents)
  • William Elford Boon and Elizabeth Honeybun (3 matches 34cM, 21cM, 11cM, 2x great grandparents)
  • John Boon and Lucy Summers (3 matches 407cM, 289cM, 238cM, great grandparents)
  • [Removed match: Charles Summers and Mary Anne Dunford (1 match, 156cM 2x great grandparents). Author recently changed his tree but since the link is so strong I think he made a mistake.]

Digital Afterlife

Should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private profiles I'm managing to be transferred to my wife, Teri Lester (Giltner-53). In the event that is not possible, they can be passed off to any interested WikiTreer. To the best of my knowledge, my private profiles do not contain any material that would be controversial or embarrassing to anyone.


First-hand information. Entered by Graham Lester at registration.

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007

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  • 100.00% X DNA 100.00% Graham Lester: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A334660 [compare], Ancestry member 1_gclester

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I have approved my half of the merge on Samuel Churchill so you can proceed.

George Churchill

posted by George Churchill
Graham --

You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree. Thank you for volunteering, and have a great time getting to know your ancestors! Not sure how to start? Visit How to Use Wikitree for instructions. Our G2G forum is a great way to get to know our community! Join the fun with our Question of the Week: Insert new link here every week Looking for some great ways to help out our collective effort? The Volunteers Needed page is the place to go! Someone will check back with you in a couple of days to see how things are going. Meanwhile, enjoy getting to know WikiTree!

Question of the Week: What are some of the most treasured mementos you've been able to collect? -Gilly

posted by [Living Wood]
Hello Graham,

Welcome to WikiTree! The email we just sent has helpful links to get you started.

WikiTree is different than other genealogy websites because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we share ancestors and work together as a BIG collaborative team!

What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree?

When you confirm your email address, you’ll be given an opportunity to volunteer to help document our collective family history. Use the Tags and comments to tell us about your genealogical interests.

When you volunteer, one of our Greeters will confirm your membership. Then you'll be able to add your family to the tree!

We're really glad you're here!

Gilly – Greeter

posted by [Living Wood]

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