WOLCOTT/WOOLCOTT/WALCOTT DNA  PROJECT

 

Updated - June 2017

 

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The Wolcott/Woolcott/Walcott/Walcutt/Wilcott/Woollacott DNA project was begun in 2004. The purpose was to establish DNA base data for these families, to attempt to identify common ancestors, to ascertain how their DNA mutated, and to help Wolcotts, Woolcotts, Walcotts, Wilcotts, Woollacotts, etc. find or verify their descent. We also hoped to prove or disprove some relationships that have previously been conjectural.

We are using the Family Tree DNA testing program which has the largest DNA data base in the world. We are testing for the Y chromosome, which traces male descent only. For this reason, only males in a direct Wolcott/Woolcott/Walcott line can participate. There is a charge by the laboratory to process your DNA sample, but no other cost for participating in this all-volunteer effort run entirely by participants in the project.

Over eighty men have participated in this project. Most have ordered the YDNA 37 marker test, but some participants have extended their tests to 67 markers, and a few participants have extended their tests to the maximum 101 markers. YDNA is tested at specific locations on the Y chromosome, called "markers". Numerical values can be obtained for each marker. The total sequence of markers for each individual can then be compared to find similar test results of other participants, indicating descent from related or common ancestors. We compare this with the historical and documentary evidence we have or can find. In most cases the DNA data supports or confirms our expected relationships. In the few cases this does not happen, we reexamine our data. If it appears to be correct, we assume it is an "anomoly" caused by an adoption or out of wedlock birth. We were thus able to identify a specific marker which seperated the descendants of the immigrants, Henry Wolcott of Windsor CT, from those of John Wolcott of Watertown MA.

Our YDNA tests allowed us to place our participants in specific "Haplogroups", groups descended from a common ancestor. These haplogroups divide into other sub-groups as additional mutations are identified. These become branches on the human family tree. Descendants of Thomas Wolcott of Tolland, for example, fall into the Haplogroup R1b-U106, with sub-group S21 which originated in Holland and southern France, and then to sub-group Z11, sometimes called Saxon DNA. The decendants of Thomas of Tolland's subgroups are Z11> S1774> S16701.

In 2014 a new type of DNA testing became available. It is called the Big-Y test, and provides a way to further define and confirm the relationships found in our Y-DNA groupings. Big-Y tests thousands of known branch markers as well as millions of places where there may be new branch markers. It identifies specific single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are shared with people with similar DNA in a known subclade, and the markers that are not shared. With this new technology, we have been able to prove three specific groups of Wolcotts that branch from a single ancestor, Thomas Wolcott of Somerset, born c.1500. It is a fairly expensive undertaking. Select members of our project undertook these tests, representing groups that appeared to be related based on historical evidence and the results of their YDNA tests. Based on the BigY and related individual SNP tests, we have identified unique SNP markers of descendants of Thomas Wolcott of Tolland, Somerset, b. c.1500, which seperate them from other S16701 lines. This sub-group has been designated as Y19921, and the Wolcott DNA has been designated <Y19922. Another family which branched off of Y19921 before the taking of surnames, now carries the surname of Long. Three seperate groups of descendants of Thomas with unique SNPs have been identified as individual branches of Thomas' Y19922. These are Henry of Windsor's descendants, given the haplogroup number of Y20600, John of Watertown's as Y22158, and two other participans descended from Thomas by an unknown descendant of his other than Henry and John, now designated as Y29888. Each of these branches are derived from at least two individuals who have one or more SNPs not found in the others. We have also identified a SNP mutation of two participants who appear to be descendants of the Devonshire Woolcotts.

Of our participants, 14 were proven to be descendants of Henry Wolcott, the immigrant to Connecticut in 1630, and 21 were confirmed descendants of his second cousin, John Wolcott, who immigrated to Massachusetts in 1634.There were 6 others that were related to these two, but not their descendants. This family was of Anglo-Saxon descent. We have had 7 other Wolcott participants who are of Celtic origin, apparently descended from the 13th century Woolcott family of Devonshire. Our one participant from the Walcot family of Shropshire also has a Celtic descent, in keeping with their Welsh lineage. Our 7 American Walcotts, descended from William Walcott who immigrated to Massachusetts in 1636 share his Nordic/Viking DNA. Our 5 Walcotts of Barbados and Hampshire are all Nordic as well, but appear to have a different original ancestor. We have two African-American participants; one a Walcott and the other a Wilcots. Both DNA samples show pure African descent in the male lines, originating with two different ancestors in Central Africa.

 


 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROJECT:

We invite any male Wolcott, Woolcott, Walcott, Walcutt, Woollacott, Willcutt, Wilcott, etc. to participate. We especially encourage Woolcotts and Walcots who have other descent than Henry and John Wolcott of of Somerset to help us expand our knowledge of those areas. Charles Wolcott, 6620 Wanita Place, Houston TX 77007, is in charge of the project. His email address is cwwolcott@gmail.com. If you are interested in participating in this test, please let Charles know. You should also give him your Wolcott/Walcott/Wilcott line of descent as far back as you know it. We will be happy to assist you in connecting your genealogical line with known Wolcott/Walcott/etc. family data. For this assistance please contact John Wolcott, johnwolcott@mail.com. If you participate, you and Charles will receive the results of your test to compare with others' results. Your information will be used only for the purpose of this genealogical project, and only your initials will be used in published results. If you wish more anonymity, we suggest you use your grandfather's name.

You can register yourself and order a DNA kit by going to www.familytreedna.com/, then clicking on "Surname Projects", then on "W", and then on "Wolcott". At the bottom of that page is an order form that will allow you to join the Wolcott Surname Project and order a test kit from FTDNA. The regular cost of the Y-DNA37 test is $169, but if you order through our Wolcott group the cost is discounted to $149. Once your order is placed, it then will take a week to ten days to receive your DNA test kit from FTDNA. The test itself is simple and painless, involving a swab of the inner cheek with a cotton swab. After your test kit is returned to the FTDNA laboratory, in a provided return envelope, it then will take about six weeks to receive your results. We will be available to assist in the interpretation of those results.

YYDNA RESULTS:

For privacy, exact numbers of the norm are shown here as "X", broken into groups of 10 Xs for legibility.  Participant's variations from our standard norms are shown as + or - numbers, with the total variations being shown following.

SOMERSET WOLCOTTS

1. Descendants of Henry Wolcott (1579-1655), who immigrated from Somerset to America in 1630, and settled at Windsor CT. Henry's descendants make up about 70% of all American Wolcotts. These show a difference in the 35th marker that distinguish them from the descendants of his third cousin, John Woolcott of Watertown MA. They are in haplogroup RU106>L48>Z11>S16701>Y19921>Y19922<Y20600.

E. W., descendant of Henry, Henry, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel:
XXXXXXXX-1X  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXXXX 1 var.
G. W., descendant of Henry, Henry, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel:
XXXXXXXX-1X  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXXXX 1 var.
M. W., descendant of Henry, Henry, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Wyatt:
XXXXXXXX-1X  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX-1
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX1 XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX X 2 var.
R. W., descendant of Henry, Henry, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Wyatt:
XXXXXXXX-1X  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXXXX 1 var.
J. W., descendant of Henry, Henry, Samuel, Samuel, Elisha:
XXXXXXXX-1X  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXX-1XXXXX 
XXXXXXX 2 var.
P. W., descendant of Henry, Henry, Samuel, Samuel, Elisha:
XXXXXXXX-1X  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXX-1XXXXX 
XXXXXXX 2 var.
T. W., descendant of Henry, Henry, Josiah, John, Josiah, Thomas
XX+1XXXXXXX  XXX-1XXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XX-1XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX-1 XXXXXXX 3 var.
G. W., Henry, Henry, Josiah, John, Josiah, Joshua
XXXXXXXX-1X  XXX-1XXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXX+1XX 3 var.
J. W., descendant of Henry, George, George, George Wolcott:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXXXX 0 var.
R. W., descendant of Henry, George, George, George Wolcott:
XXXXXXXXXX  XX+1XXXXXXX  XXXXX+1XXXX 
XXXXXXX 2 var.
R. W., descendant of Henry, George, George, Joshua Wolcott:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX X 0 var.
D. W., descendant of Henry, George, George, Joshua Wolcott:
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX-1
XXXXXXX 1 var.
L. W., descendant of Henry, George, George, David Wolcott:
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX 0 var.
D. W., descendant of Henry, George, John, Noah Wolcott:
XXXXXXXXXX  XX+1XXXXXXX  XXXXXXXX-2-1 
XXXX+1XX 5 var.
E. W., descendant of Henry, George, John, Noah Wolcott:
XXXXXXXXXX XX+1XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX-1 
XXXX+1XX 3 var.
T. W. , descendant of Henry, George, John, Noah Wolcott:
XXXXXXXXXX XX+1XXXXXXX XXX-1XXXXX-1 
XXXX+1XX 4 var.
M. W., descendant of Henry, Simon, Henry, Henry Wolcott:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXX-1 
XXX+1XXX 2 var.
G. W., descendant of Henry, Simon, Henry, Thomas, Luke:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXX-1X 1 var.
J. W., descendant of Henry, Simon, Henry, Thomas, Thomas:
XXXXXXXX-1X  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXX+1
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXXXX 2 var.
K. W., descendant of Henry, Simon, Henry, Thomas, Thomas:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXX-1XXXXX 
XXXXX-1X 2 var.
R. W., descendant of Henry, Simon, Henry, Thomas, Francis:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXX-1XXXXX 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX1 XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX X 0 var.
T. W., descendant of Henry, Simon, Henry, Thomas, Peter:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXX-1XXXXX 
XXXXXXX 1 var.
R. W., descendant of Henry, Simon, Roger, Roger, Epaphras:
XXXXXXXXX+1 X+1XXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXX_
________XX 2 var.
K. W., descendant of Henry, Simon, Roger, Roger, Parmenio
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX
XXXX+1+1XX 2 var.
J. W. descendant of Henry, Simon, Roger, Alexander, Guy, Guy:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX +1XXXXXXXXX
X+1X+1XX 3 var.
E. W. descendant of Henry, Simon, Roger, Alexander, Guy, Guy:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXX+1+1XX 2 var.
J. W. descendant of Henry, Simon, Roger, Alexander, Guy, Guy:
XXXXXXXX-1X  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXXXX 1 var.

M. N., a member of the Newberry family of Connecticut, probably an adopted or out-of-wedlock descendant of HenryWolcott:
XXXXXXXX+1X  XXXXXXXXXX  +1XXX-1XXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX X 3 var.

2. Descendants of Samuel Wolcott of Charleston MA (c.1700-1773), are closely related to the above group. Samuel's parents have not been found, and he may have been born out of wedlock. They are also in haplogroup RU106>L48>Z11>S16701>Y19921>Y19922,Y20600.

S. W., descendant of Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Moses:
XXXXXXXX+1X  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX  1 var.
G. W., descendant of Samuel, Samuel, Jesse, Calvin:
XXXXXXXX+1X  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXX-2 
X+2XX+3XX 8 var.
J. W., descendant of Samuel, Samuel, Jesse, Luther:
XXXXXXXX+1X  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXX+1XXX
_____XX  2 var.
J. W., descendant of Samuel, Samuel, Jesse, Luther:
XXXXXXXX+1X XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX 1 var.
R. W., descendant of Samuel, Samuel, Philemon
XXXXXXXX+1X XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XX+1XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX X XXXXXXXXXX X 2 var.

3. Descendants of John Woolcott of Newbury (c.1635-1690), son of John Woolcott of Watertown, (1599-1638), third cousin of Henry Wolcott, the immigrant, show the Wolcott norm with a 35th marker that is 2 steps above the CT/NJ Wolcotts markers. In the extended tests there is also a difference in the 14th from last marker from the Connecticut Wolcotts. John's descendants include the Pennsylvania Wolcotts, described in the article, "The Illusive Wilcotts", found on the "Descendants of John Wolcott of Watertown" page at this web site, and the Delaware and North Carolina Wilcotts who have DNA with the differentiation that divides the Connecticutt Wolcotts and the Massachusetts Wolcotts. John1 and John2 are the names used to distinguish two half-brothers named Johns, one born at Brookfield, and the other believed to have been born while his father was living in the wilderness with native Americans. They are in haplogroup RU106>L48>Z11>S16701>Y19921<Y19922>Y22158.

D. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John1, Timothy:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXX+2XX 2 var.
N. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John1, Timothy:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXXXX 0 var.
J. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John1, Solomon:
XXXXXXXXX+1  X+1XXXXXXXX  XXXX-1XXXXX 
XXXX+2XX  5 var.
C. W. descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Abner, Louis:
XXXXXX+1XX+1  X+1XXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX
XXXX+2XX  5 var.
J. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Abner, Solomon, Joseph:
XXXXXXXXX+1  X+1XXXXXXXX  +1XXX-1XXXXX XX-1X+2XX  6 var.
G. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Abner, Solomon, Joseph:
XXXXXXXXX+1  X+1XXXXXXXX  XXXX-1XXXXX
XXXX+2XX  5 var.
R. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Abner, Solomon, Andre:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXX+2XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX   2 var.
C. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Abner, Solomon, Andre:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXX+2XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX   2 var.
P. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Silas:
XXXXXXXXX+1  X+1XXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX
XXXX+3XX  5 var.
G. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Silas:
XXXXXXXXX+1  X+1XXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX
XXXX+2XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX  4 var.
S. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Silas:
XXXXXXXXX+1  X+1XXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
X+1XX+2XX 5 var.
D. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Barnabus:
XXXXXXXXX+1  X+1XXXXXXXX  X+1XXXXXXXX 
XXXX+2XX  5 var.
W. W. , descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Barnabus:
XXXXXXXXX+1  X+1XXXXXXXX  X+1XXXXXXXX 
XXXX+2XX  5 var.
C. Wi., descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Joseph?, Elijah:
XXX+1XX+1XX+1  X+1XXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX
XXXX+2XX  6 var.
G. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, Joseph?, Thomas of NC:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XX+1XXXXXXX
XXXX+2XX  2 var.
J. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Joseph?, Thomas of NC:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXX+2XX  2 var.
W. W., descendant of John, John, John, John, John2, Joseph?, Reuben of DE:
XXXXXXXXXX  XX+1XXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXX+2XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX+1
:XXXXXXX 3 var.
C. W., descendant of John, John, John, Nathaniel, John, Nathaniel:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXX-1XXX  3 var.
C. W., descendant of John, John, John, Nathaniel, John, Nathaniel:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXX+1XX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXX+2XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXX+1XXX-1XX
XXXXXXXXXX X 5 var.
J. W., descendant of John, John, John, Nathaniel, John, Nathaniel:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXX+2XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX+1XX XXXXXXXXXX XXX+1XXX-1XX
XXXXXXXXXX X 5 var.

4. Two participants are related to the above, but not shown by SNP tests to not be descended from either Henry or John. They are in haplogroup RU106>L48>Z11>S16701>Y19921>Y19922>Y29888.

G. W., possible descendant of Simon, Robert, Robert:
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX
-1X+1+1+1XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXX+1X 6 var.

O. W. of Peru
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX
-1X+1+1+1XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX+1
XXXXXXX 5 var.

5. Descendants of Samuel Wolcott (1630-1687), who immigrated to New Jersey in 1660, have very similar DNA results to the above, but the relationship is unknown. They are in haplogroup RU106>L48>Z11>S16701>Y19921.

E. W., descendant of Samuel, Peter, Benjamin, Benjamin, Peter:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XX-1XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX XX+1
XXXXXXX 2 var.

J. W., descendant of Samuel, Peter, Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXX-1 
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX+1.
XXXXXXX 2 var.

M. W. descendant of Samuel, Peter, Benjamin, Benjamin, Amos:
XXXXXXXXXX XXX__XXX_X XXXXXXXXX_ ______X 0 var.

6. Another group of Wolcott/Woolcott participants have quite different DNA from the Somerset Wolcotts above, and very similar to each other. Our participants descend from John Woolcott (c.1630-c.1669) who immigrated to Maryland in 1649, Philip Willcutt of Hingham, Massachusetts (c.1690-1771), and William Woolcott of Exeter. They undoubtedly share a common ancestor. Tests shows them to be of Celtic ancestry and therefore definately not related to the above Anglo-Saxon Wolcotts. SNP tests confirm them as a new branch of DF23. They are in haplogroup RP312>L21>DF13 (Celtic)>DF49>DF23>Y24525. We have given them their own norm and show the mutations within this norm as plus or minus steps.

J. W., descendant of John Woolcott of MD (c.1630-1669):
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXX-1XX 1var.
L. W., descendant of John Woolcott of MD (c.1630-1669):
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXX-1XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX 1var.
J. W., descendant of Philip, Joseph Willcutt of MA:
XXXXXXXXXX  XX+1XXXXXXX  XX-1XXXXXXX 
XXX+2XXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX 4 var.
W. W., descendant of Philip, Jesse, John Willcutt of MA:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX 0 var. (Norm)
J. W., descendant of Philip, Jesse, ZebulonWillcutt of MA:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XX-1XXXXXXX 
XXXXXXX 1 var.
R. W., descendant of Philip, Jesse, Zebulon Willcutt of MA:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XX-1XXXXXXX 
XXXXXXX 1 var.
I. W., descendant of William Woolcott of Exeter (1770-1842), William, William Spark
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX 
+1X+1XX+1XXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX 3 var.

SHROPSHIRE WALCOTS

7. DNA from a descendant of the Shropshire Walcots shows considerable variation from the Wolcott norm, and a Celtic origin, as would be expected by their history of a Welch descent. Their test indicates an historical ancestor seperate from any of the other Wolcotts or Walcotts. Here we show their differences from the Somerset Wolcott norm. They are equally distant from the Maryland/Massachusetts norm. We hope to find a second participant from the family to verify the descent.

Our Walcot participand is in haplogroup RP312>L21>DF13 (Celtic)>DF63
J. W., descendant of the Charles Walcot of Shropshire.
X+2XX+2X-1XXX XXXXXXX+1XX +2-1-1-1-3 X+1XX-1 X+3+1+2XXX   22 var

WOOLLACOTTS


8. DNA results from two descendant of the Woollacotts of Devonshire indicate a Celtic origen, but vary 14 difference from each other in 37 markers, indicating two different early ancestors.
A.W., descendant of JohnWoollacott of High Bickington (1695-1737):
X+1+1XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX +5X-1X-2X+1XX-2
+1+3-2+2XXX 21 var.
C. W., descendant of Henry Woollacott of London (1905-1945):
X+1X+1+1XXXXXX XX+1X-1XX+1XX +1X-1X-2-1+1XX-2
X+3X+1XXX 17 var.

WALCOTTS

9. Most of our Walcott participants fall within a separate genetic group, Group I1, which indicates early Danish or Norman origins. The family probably originated in eastern England where these invaders settled. Most are descendants of William Walcott, who immigrated to Salem MA in 1636. We here use a norm based on the most common results for descendants of William of Salem. This Haplogroup is designated I-M253/DF29->Z131(mostly Nordic)

M. W., descendant of William, Jonathan, John, Jonathan:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXX-1  XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX 1 var.
T. W., descendant of William, Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan:
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX no var.
J. W., descendant of William, Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan:
XXXXXXXXXX   XXXX+1XXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX 1 var.
M. W., descendant of William, Jonathan, Jonathan, Joseph:
XXXXXXXXXX   XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX +1XXXXXXXXX
XX+1X+1XX 2 var.
W. W., descendant of William, Jonathan, Jonathan, Stephen:
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX +1XXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXX no var.
M. W., descendant of William, Jonathan, William, Benjamin:
XXXXXXXXXX   XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX
XXX+1XXX 1 var.
W. W., descendant of William, Jonathan, William, Benjamin:
XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXX+1XXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
-----XX 1 var.

10. Another Walcott family shows considerable differences from the above Walcotts, indicating a different early ancestor, but have only 3 variations between each other, indicating a probable common ancestor between the two, and a different ancestor than that of William Walcott of Salem. This Haplogroup is designated I-M253>DF29>L22>P109 (Nordic)>S18218

R. W., descendant of Eyare, John, John Walcott of Barbados:
XXXXXXXXXX   XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXXX  
XXXXXXX. (Mode)
J. W., descendant of Eyare, John, Eyare Walcott of Barbados:
XXXXXXXXXX   XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXXX  
XXXXX-1X. 1 var.
D. W., descendant of Thomas Walcot of  Hampshire c1680-1722:
+1XXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXXX   
-1-1XXXXX. 3 var.

11. Two African-American Walcotts and Wilcots show descent from two different African ancestors.

ANOMOLIES

12. Anomolies, with broken DNA lines of male descent due to adoption, illegitimacy, etc., occur in four test participants who did not carry Wolcott or Walcott DNA. Test evidence indicates that one of these had a paternal ancestor who was a members of the Blinn family which twice married female descendants of George Wolcott, son of Henry the immigrant.  We believe that the broken line was George Wolcott, 1747-1809, probably son of a Wolcott mother and Blinn father, adopted by her Wolcott parents.

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