DNA Group 16
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International Lindsay DNA Group 16

"The Lindsays of Birker"

Lord Lindsay of Birker, taking his title from Birker Moor, Low Ground, in the Lake District in the county of Cumberland in the Peerage of UK was created in 1945 when Alexander Dunlop Lindsay (1879-1952) was made the 1st Baron of Birker, during the reign of King George VI.  Alexander Dunlop Lindsay was Master of Balliol (one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford) from 1924 to 1949.  He was also the founder of the first of Britain's post-war universities, University College at Keele in 1949.  Alexander Dunlop Lindsay was a strong advocate of working-class adult education.

A biographical sketch of Alexander Dunlop Lindsay can be found by clicking on his name.

The genealogical details for this Lindsay lineage can be found by clicking on Lindsays of Birker.

DNA Group 16 is currently a grouping of two (2) participants.  The "deep ancestry" haplogroup of R1b has been determined with a SNP test providing subclade S145+ .

Click on DNA Data Spreadsheet to view the DNA Y-chromosome marker values for the current participants of DNA Group 16.

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DNA Group 16 is currently composed of two participants, L0132 and L0160.  Their Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) is Alexander Dunlop Lindsay (1879-1952).  DNA participants L0132 and L0160 are a perfect 43 out of 43 marker match.

Family lore within this Lindsay lineage suggest that they descend from the Lindsays of Annatland even though there is currently no documentation to prove this relationship.  The Lindsays of Annatland originated with Sir Jerome Lindsay (ca 1562-1642).  Sir Jerome Lindsay was Lord Lyon of Scotland from 1621 to 1630.

In 1971, Anna Drusilla Lindsay Scott (1911-2003), daughter of Alexander Dunlop Lindsay, wrote the book, "A. D. Lindsay, A Biography".  On page 17, she states ... "Thomas Lindsay, with perhaps less certainty, held that he was Lindsay of Annatland, head of a branch of the Edzell line."   Thomas Lindsay was Drusilla's reference to her grandfather, Rev. Thomas Martin Lindsay (1843-1914).

If you have any information that further supports or documents the descent of the Lindsays of Birker from the Lindsays of Annatland, please contact Ron Lindsay.

 
Lindsay Code No.: L0132 (known cousin to L0160)
Surname of Participant: Lindsay
Earliest Known Proven Progenitor: Rev. Alexander Lindsay, b. ?, d. ?, m. Susanna Irvine Martin (b. 1817).  On May 22, 1832, Rev. Alexander Lindsay became the first minister of the Relief Church of Lesmahogow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
 
Lindsay Code No.: L0160 (known cousin to L0132)
Surname of Participant: Lindsay
Earliest Known Proven Progenitor: Rev. Alexander Lindsay, b. ?, d. ?, m. Susanna Irvine Martin (b. 1817).  On May 22, 1832, Rev. Alexander Lindsay became the first minister of the Relief Church of Lesmahogow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
 
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