I proudly claim James Braidwood as one of my own, even though he is on the far side of my Braidwood brick wall at the present.
I’m predictably British Isles, but I love having about 5% Iberian in the mix. I really must follow up those stories of Spain via Cornwall to North Wales from the Belton family, one day…
Oh Dear! The recent update by Ancestry (and by My Heritage) has altered my ethnicity. I’m now not-so-Iberian after all – but I am an extra 3% British Isles, and that leaves just 2% that’s not British Isles – and it’s 2% Norwegian. And that doesn’t surprise me. Someone with a Scandinavian surname copied and pasted a huge chunk of my old website about ten years ago. That’s fine, at least I knew someone was interested! From where does this Scandinavian DNA emanate? From my mother’s side of the family, the Braidwood, or one of the wives of the Braidwoods is my best guess, based on conversations with some of my internet contacts. If you know of a Norwegian link, I would love to know!
But is any of that true? My Heritage have matched my results with their reference datasets and come to a different result. According to them I’m 2% Finnish. Anyone in Finland reading this?
William Salthouse married Janet Braidwood in 1871 at Liverpool. The Braidwood tree is very significant for this branch of the Salthouses, I seem to remember mum saying that the red hair was a Braidwood trait – and also that her grandmother, Janet – always pronounced as Jennett – seemed to be very stern and no-nonsense but also a very likeable person. I’ve updated the tree tonight, but this is a tree that needs to be filled out with detail, much of which I already have, it’s on the ‘to do’ list.