If the Ochiltrees belong to the royal House of Stewart, why has no one with that surname shown up as our match at Family Tree DNA, etc.? Did they make the mistake of having a different company test their Y-DNA, e.g., 23ANDME?
"I have ordered the DNA Swab kit so that my only living brother can do the DNA for the Williams Ochiltree family.
"Our Ochiltrees in London have not had any of the DNA tests administered. I am in correspondence with Jane and David, and they have not had to prove their lineage as it is all on record.
"David might possibly consent to a swab if one of us could persuade him. The Y kit is 125$ USD. If we would all pitch in the fee, we could have the kit sent to him and it would not cost them anything but postage to send it back to the states.
"I have forgotten, who all here shares the same ancestor?
"I am using my father's grandmother, Francis Ochiltree Williams to gain my information.
"We all know that Sir Alan Stewart became the first Ochiltree to become knighted and a name change to Ochiltree in 1300. Also, Alan Alexander Ochiltree of Renfrewshire, Scotland was Michael Ochiltree father., the records state Michael was born in Renfrewshire and died in VA...
"Good luck to all and I think we should join with the Ochiltrees in England and form our Ochiltree DNA project.."
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On Thu, 7 Jan 1999 08:58:33 -0000 "LuHickey" writes: dear stewart, one of my lines is from walter third, alexander stewart "wolf of badenoch" kenneth mcalpin line..andrew thomas stewart was the good lord ochiltree in castle stewart in Ireland..if you will go to the electric scotland web page and read: History of the Stewarts by Lu Hickey...I also have a few books on the Carolinas..mine is Alexander Stewart of Ayrshire ...Lord Annodndale..I will help you the best I can..where do you live. and do you have access to a LDS family library. thanks Lu --
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Old letter from Stewart to: email@example.com Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 about Stewarts of SC, Fairfield and Chester counties Dear Mrs. Lurose Hickey,
On a recent genealogy trip I found an Alexander Stewart (3/15/1821 - 10/3/1855) and his wife Nancy Martin Stewart (4/8/1829 - 6/4/1857), daughter of John and Mary Latham, in the Hopewell Presbyterian church cemetery, a few miles south of Chester, SC.
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On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:38 AM, Mike wrote: Hi Stewart:
I came across an interesting book on the "Ochiltree" family.Apparently, they are actually Stewarts.Their name was changed generations ago to Ochiltree.It looks to me that they may be from your (our) particular branch of Stewarts who were Protestants who left Scotland and went to Northern Ireland because of religious persecution.
That paper is located on the Internet at the following URL:
I think it would be interesting to see the Y-DNA of some living Ochiltree men to see if they match us.They may have the same Y-DNA markers as did Andrew Stewart, 1st Lord Stuart of Ochiltree whose descendants, as you know, did live in Broughshane, Ireland years ago.