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Re: FORD - Jamaica, St Elizabeth

Since posting the observation of a close DNA match between me and a Jamaican Ford descendant (genetic distance of 2 for a 67-marker yDNA STR test), I have observed an even closer match (genetic distance of 1 for 67 markers) between that Ford descendant and a Tapscott who has never left England. In b...
by RETapscott
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Surnames F
Topic: FORD - Jamaica, St Elizabeth
Replies: 24
Views: 18828

Re: FORD - Jamaica, St Elizabeth

My earliest known ancestor was Henry Tapscott, born 27 Aug 1685 in England (probably Somerset), arrived in Virginia 12 Jan 1700 (new calendar), and died abt Apr 1727. He founded the largest U.S. group of Tapscotts in the U.S. A second group of U.S. Tapscotts appears to have originated with William T...
by RETapscott
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Surnames F
Topic: FORD - Jamaica, St Elizabeth
Replies: 24
Views: 18828

Re: FORD - Jamaica, St Elizabeth

I am studying the history of my surname "Tapscott." One relative, possibly my 7G grandfather, William Tapscott, was taken prisoner during England's Monmouth rebellion and was transported from England to Jamaica about 1686. He was released around 1690 and may have eventually traveled to the...
by RETapscott
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Surnames F
Topic: FORD - Jamaica, St Elizabeth
Replies: 24
Views: 18828

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