Thursday, August 17, 2006

Arise King Thomas of Bramhall Lane

[Excerpt from Stockport Times 17 Aug 06]
A university student has discovered that he is related to Irish kings after his wife carried out DNA tests on him.
She said: "When I got the results back, they said he was 'haplogroup R1b' which didn't mean anything to us then.
"A haplogroup is a grouping of genetically similar people who share an ancient ancestor, a sort of genetic clan.
"I found that R1b had been found to be the likely group of Niall of the Nine Hostages, a high King of Ireland who established a long line of Irish Chiefs.
"It is also the group that Colla Uais is thought to belong to. He is another High King from whom many Scottish and Irish clans are descended."