Suzanne Elizabeth MacLeod

Susie MacLeod

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Susie E. MacLeod
Born 1970s.
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Daughter of [private father (1950s - unknown)] and DNA confirmed
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[children unknown]
Account confirmed 24 Oct 2017 | Susie's 17573 contributions | 1352 thank-yous received
MacLeod-1797 created 8 Apr 2017 | Last modified | Last edit: 18 Jan 2018
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Categories: WikiTree Leaders | England Project | Facilitators Project | Shenley, Hertfordshire | Hendy Name Study.

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Susie MacLeod was adopted.
Adopted Father: Tom Hendy
Adopted Mother: Jill Rich
Agency: Watford County Court
Date: 7 May 1973
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Biological Father: Stephen Wray
Biological Mother: Emily MacLeod

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Susie MacLeod was born in England.

Susie was born Suzanne Elizabeth MacLeod, daughter of Emily MacLeod in Islington, London, England on 12 November 1972, a Sunday.

She was adopted two weeks after she was born and grew up in Hertfordshire where she went to school. From there she went on to Watford Grammar School for Girls. She studied her A-Levels at Oaklands College, St Albans, and then went on to gain a BA (Hons) in Humanities, majoring in English Literature and minoring in History and American Studies, from the University of Leicester in 1995.

Upon graduating, Susie worked in publishing and Public Relations before taking up a call to Christian ministry. She earned a Masters of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, graduating in the summer of 2002.

Susie went on to work in churches in North Carolina until her ordination and instillation as Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Spiritual Growth at First Presbyterian Church, Lumberton, North Carolina in January of 2005.

In October of that year she received a call to be Solo Pastor of Burnt Presbyterian Church, Winchester, Virginia. Unbeknownst to her this church was founded by her Great x 4 Grandfather, Henry Martin White and was also the location of his last ever sermon on 22 November 1910, just a week before he died.

Regrettably, as a result of complications from medication given during a bout of viral pneumonia, Susie had to retire from full time ministry in 2007 and return to England. She still continues to serve in the local church where she can, is a committed member of the Women's Institute, a keen crafter, baker, and country walker, and an avid genealogist. She loves being in the collaborative family that is Wikitree amongst all of the "gengeeks" and is taking baby steps towards a Masters in Genealogy, Palaeography, and Heraldic studies from the University of Strathclyde through distance learning.

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  • First-hand information. Entered by Susie MacLeod at registration.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 3,586.7 cM match between Susie MacLeod GEDmatch A897955 and her mother Emily MacLeod GEDmatch A497381.

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Susie is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Helping others get connected.
Spreading the word in life and on social media.
What can I say? I appreciated ALL of you and love encouraging people to help them thrive!
Helping index profiles to make it easier for people to search for them
Interested in connecting stray profiles to the main tree.
Clearing up database errors
Leader of the England project
I love to help new people.
My adopted father's family name.
Member of the Integrators Team.
Following the feed.
My biological mother's family name.
Am interested in significant people from history.
Leading the ONS for the Hendy family.
Leading the study of Shenley, Hertfordshire, England.
I love beautiful profiles with great bios and good in-line sourcing. :-)
My adopted mother's family name.
Working on ancestors from Virginia and the Carolinas.
Working on ancestors all over the United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.
I love Wikitree!

DNA Tested
Susie MacLeod's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Susie or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Susie:
  • Susie MacLeod: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A897955, Ancestry member SUSANNACH28 + 23andMe, GEDmatch M400136

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On 10 Jan 2018 at 20:26 GMT James Stratman wrote:

Thank you Susie for your kind words concerning my Community Star :)


On 8 Jan 2018 at 17:40 GMT Carol (Hunter) Sullivan wrote:


I would like to join the United Kingdom Project and would like your help in doing so. I am 83% Great Britain DNA so I am mainly studying Scotland & England.

Thank you,


On 6 Jan 2018 at 20:59 GMT Marty (Lenover) Acks wrote:

Thanks for the note about RootsTech. See you there. Interesting that we are connected through John Drummond-1346. His third great-grandnephew, another John Drummond, Earl of Melfort ( prosecuted my covenantor Porterfield relatives during the end of the Killing Time in Scotland taking their land and stripping their titles, land, and honors. A few years later, the Earl of Melfort, as a dedicated Jacobite suffered a similar fate and was banished to France where he died. Some lands were returned the Porterfields, but the family was greatly diminished in stature and power afterward.

On 6 Jan 2018 at 20:26 GMT Wendy Fromme wrote:

Thank you Susie, I am just getting my feet wet here right now. There is so much to learn!

On 28 Dec 2017 at 22:27 GMT John Bentley wrote:

Hi Susie,

I am currently working on the Bentley Name Study's section deal with Bentley names in early North Carolina. You can check out the page here: So far I haven't found a connection between your Bentley line and mine. Maybe in the future. If I discover anything, I'll try to remember to tell you. Other check out the Bentley Name Study for updates. Thanks John

On 5 Dec 2017 at 06:07 GMT Sharon Ferguson wrote:

Thank you for reaching out for the England project. Anything I can do to become involved in this would be great. Truth be told, my geneaological efforts have fallen by the wayside this past year, so I am very much at a loss as to what I can contribute. However, I am interested in the England project, because I am trying to track down the history of the surname Thornell and how it ended up in Ireland. Family lore has it that the paternal side on my mother's side is Irish, but the only connection I can find is a great grandmother who had been brought over from Ireland as an orphan at the turn of the century. Thornell seems like such an English name, it is confusing to think it was connected to Irish families. Anyway, Thank you, best, Sharon

On 4 Dec 2017 at 22:16 GMT Barbara (Hayes) Gookin wrote:

Hi Susie,

Thanks for reaching out. I'm totally confused and really don't know what to do next. I can't figure out where my dna is here, and how I look for possible dna matches. This site is so different. I would appreciate any help. Thanks, Barb

On 4 Dec 2017 at 14:28 GMT Dwight Irving wrote:

Hi Susie,

Thanks for contacting me. The how-tos are useful. I'll be entering info slowly, starting with a family tree that was in my father's papers. Branching out from there looks like a leap that I'll take once I fill out the easy stuff

On 4 Dec 2017 at 14:00 GMT Nancy (Armistead) Dudley wrote:

I'm plodding away slowly. Question: I have several individuals who have only sources. Is it better to leave them out (resulting in gaps in my tree) until I can do more detailed research or is it permissible to add them with a warning that more research needs to be done?

On 4 Dec 2017 at 12:52 GMT Megan (Pasquill) Schultz wrote:

Thanks Susie! I'm slowly picking up how to use the site and getting my tree plotted in :) I'm looking forward to using some of the forums and projects to help me flesh out some of the more interesting details of my family. Cheers!

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