William Lindsay

William Lindsay

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William A. Lindsay
Born 1950s.
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Brother of [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
Father of [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 5 Sep 2014
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Wiki Genealogist DNA Tested September 2015 Club 100 August 2015 Club 100 June 2015 Club 100 April 2015 Club 100 Scottish Clans Project Member Connector Pre-1700 September  2014 Club 100 Honor Code Signatory Volunteer
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Categories: Clan Lindsay.

Clan Lindsay tartan.
William Lindsay is a member of Clan Lindsay.
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Families I am descended from


Lindsay, Low, Jardine, Fraser, Johnston, Sanderson, Kerr, Hamilton, Boston, Wardrobe, Dobie, Gibson, Gow, Allan, Nelson, Russell, Tayler, Doig, Sturrock, Mitchell, Mudie, Maxwell, Cary, Scarsbrook.


Rankin, McBeth, Shanks, Calder, Scott, Beveridge, Barron, McGillivray, Cowan, Fell, Brown, Proctor, Ritchie, Donaldson, Anderson, McAlpine, Torrie, Roberts, Hodgen, Balmain, Millar, Reid, Ross, Clarke, Young, Chapman, Bennet, Spence, Panton, Kid, Cheyne, Mathes, Cunningham, Wilson, Little.

Above list as of November 24th 2015. There are more to be entered.


Gedmatch ID M842161 Gedmatch Genesis (Beta) ID UK5473085

23andMe test taken late 2015.

Paternal Haplogroup R-M467 (23andMe reassigned haplogroups in summer 2017) Maternal Haplogroup T1a

Living DNA test taken in May 2018.

Paternal Haplogroup R-U106 subclade R-U198. Maternal Haplogroup T1a subclade T1a1.

Ancestry Composition

British & Irish 82.8 % Scandinavian 2.1 % French & German 0.4 % Broadly NW European 14.2 % Broadly European 0.6 %

Ancestry DNA test taken early 2017.

Ancestry Composition

Great Britain 68 % Ireland 26 % Scandinavia 6 %

23andMe data uploaded to FTDNA early 2017. Latest version.

Ancestry Composition

European 99 %

British 79 % Scandinavian 11 % South east Europe 9 %

MyHeritage DNA using 23andMe data:

Irish, Scottish, Welsh 81.8% Scandinavian 18.2%


Forsyth-703 Capt. John Hubbard Forsyth, Died defending The Alamo in 1836. 8th Cousin 5x removed.

Authors and Poets

Longfellow-7 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poet. 9th Cousin 3x removed.

Aviators and Aviation Pioneers and Explorers

Earhart-1 Amelia Earhart, Aviator. 18th Cousin 1x removed.

Shepard-1194 Alan Shepard. Apollo 14 Astronaut. 16th Cousin.

Scientists and Inventors .

Darwin-15 Charles Darwin, Scientist. 11th Cousin 4x removed.

Black Sheep

Christian-1376 Fletcher Christian, Mutineer. 18th Cousin 3x removed.

Political Leaders

Harrison-912 William Henry Harrison, 9th President of USA. 4th Cousin 5x removed.

Military Persons

Cary-62 Col. Miles Cary, Virginia Colonist and member of Governor's Council. Died defending colony against a Dutch incursion. 8x grgrandfa.

Shaw-5134 Col. Robert Gould Shaw, Died at assault of Fort Wagner, South Carolina in 1863. 11th Cousin 2x removed.

Greene-1648 Samuel Greene, 2nd in Command of USS Monitor. 16th Cousin 3x removed.

Grant-468 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of United States and previously General in Chief of the Federal Army. 13th Cousin 3x removed.

Actors and Musicians

Young-9638 Neil Young, Rock Star. 19th Cousin 1x removed.

Van Zant-14 Ronnie Van Zant, Rock Star. Lead Vocalist with Lynyrd Skynyrd. 27th Cousin.

Furnier-3 Alice Cooper, Heavy Metal icon. 19th Cousin 1x removed.

Cousins I found on Wikitree

Amended on April 27th 2017.

Thomas-8856 Allan Thomas, 9th Cousin 1x removed.

Cary-644 Mark Cary, 10th Cousin 1x removed.

Wilson-16488 David Wilson, 11th Cousin.

Watt-266 Vic Watt, 12th Cousin.

Andrus-373 Alison Andrus, 12th Cousin 1x removed.

Cooper-1 Kitty Smith, 12th Cousin 1x removed.

Dane-173 Kyle Dane, 12th Cousin 1x removed.

Pierpont-94 Rick Pierpont, 13th Cousin.

Fiscus-32 Julie Ricketts, 13th Cousin 1x removed. ?

Hathaway-1200 Keith Hathaway, 13th Cousin 2x removed.

Luker-573 Patty LaPlante. 15th Cousin 2x removed.

Stills-18 Michael Stills, 16th Cousin.

Thomas-10705 Michael Thomas, 16th Cousin.

Arbuthnot-53 Sir William Arbuthnot, 17th Cousin 1x removed.

Gragg-349 Ron Gragg, 17th Cousin 1x removed. ?

Ledbetter-258 Scott Ledbetter, 18th Cousin 2x removed.

Fields-574 Bob Fields, 18th Cousin 3x removed.

Hendricks-964 Scott Hendricks, 18th Cousin 3x removed.

Babbin-1 Linda Jones, 19th Cousin.

Lancaster-1279 Andrew Lancaster, 19th Cousin 3x removed.

McBeth-165 Emma (McBeth) MacBeath,19th Cousin 5x removed.

Hatfield-1242 Jessica Hatfield, 20th Cousin 2x removed.

Forrester-158 Keith Forrester, 22nd Cousin.


I have mentioned above that I am interested in Space Exploration and sometimes wonder how my forebears would have thought of the various discoveries made by Space Missions. A few days ago I downloaded a picture taken by the New Horizons spacecraft of Pluto to which it is enroute. Also I was looking at a picture of Earth taken by Voyager 1 in 1990 from a distance of billions of miles. This was Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot. It puts everything in it's place! My forebears I think would be totally bewildered!

Please read Sagan-27

Finally, before I was a teenager, my childhood heroes were Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin from " The Man from U.N.C.L.E. " . However, a little later was " The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. "

As a teenager my hero was; The only logical answer: Mr. Spock.

Leonard Nimoy, sadly missed.



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Voyager, the Interstellar mission

For the Low family, there is really nothing before 1829. The Fraser line nothing specifically before 1826. The Panton line nothing before around 1813. The Lindsay line is really needing some research especially.

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On 10 Jan 2019 at 20:40 GMT Thomas Hinton wrote:

Hey Angus, this is Tom Hinton, from Oregon. You mention that we are cousins. How do I track this?

On 28 Mar 2018 at 13:53 GMT Chris Ferraiolo wrote:

Hi! Nice to meet you! It's cool we have that connection. I still have to add a bunch from the Gillman branch onto my main tree.

On 2 Dec 2017 at 19:11 GMT Patty (Luker) LaPlante wrote:

Hello Angus,

Nice to meet you here as well! I see we share a few cousins at GEDmatch but we only match below threshold in the 3s & 4s. — Patty

On 16 Jul 2017 at 02:01 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Angus (William)

Thanks for getting in touch. You might be interested in this link


You can access it from your wiki ID for down menu or the drop down menu from the WikiTree button.

Please don't shot the messenger, have fun:)

Janet Data Doctor

On 20 Apr 2017 at 13:44 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

On 7 Mar 2017 at 15:08 GMT Ron Gragg (Ret.) wrote:

Hello cousin... I indeed added you to my "relation to other Wiki-Tree members". Funny thing while doing the research. You and I are related a number of different ways... Both on the paternal side, but on the maternal lineage as well.

So we are cousins many times over.

have a great day!  :)

On 26 Jan 2017 at 21:48 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Ok, I see that you are now the third Weather Bug on WIkiTree that I have met.

On 26 Jan 2017 at 21:46 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Hi Angus, Thanks for the comments. I like to compare the connections vs direct relationships as well. My wife's grandparents are from Ireland. I have hints that tell me I likely have Scotts-Irish ancestors. Maybe I need to head your way. All the best. Michael

On 24 Sep 2016 at 17:42 GMT Victoria-Elizabeth Chaplin wrote:

Hi William I think Anne Kerr is my great grandmother. Did you know there is a south African Australian and England branch.

On 13 Jun 2016 at 13:36 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Thank you for the amazing update, Lindsay.!!!!


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