Anglo Indian families DNA

Samples of DNA from both the Rhine and d'Silva family lines have been tested by www.ancestry.co.uk and uploaded to gedmatch.com

The main results in the table below are from ancestry:

Location Rhine D'Silva
Southern Asia48%39%
West and Central India19%25%
Philippines14%
Ireland and Scotland10%16%
China5%
Sweden6%

Ancestry have suggested quite a few matches with the DNA of other members, most of whom live in USA , their ancestors having emigrated to USA in the 18th or 19th centuries.

There are no obvious matches to anyone with the surname D'Silva.

There are, however, several matches to other families:

Rhine / Bernard

There are identifiable matches from John Henry Rhine or Emilia Bernard to ancestors of their son, George, and daughter, Ivy, to known ancestry members.

Rhine / Joseph

There is an identifiable match through siblings, Latitia Rhine and John Henry Rhine, to an ancestor of Latitia and her first husband, William Joseph. The ancestry member name for this match is: LYNMCS

Simmonds

There is an identifiable match through William Simmonds and Elizabeth Wheatley via their son, William Simmonds Jnr, and daughter, Mary Ann, to Kathleen D'Silva and an ancestry member with the user Id of Ange Witana.

Charleston

There is an identifiable match through John Charleston and Mary d'Cruz via Ellen Charleston and her brother Charles or Carl to Kathleen d'Silva and an ancestry member with the user Id of Dboyanich.

There is an identifiable match through John Charleston and Mary d'Cruz via Ellen Charleston and her brother John Joseph or Sam to Kathleen d'Silva and an ancestry member with the user Id of ??.

Shedden

There is an identifiable match through Alexander Hall Shedden and Margaret Graham via Christina Shedden and her brother Charles Edward to Kathleen d'Silva and an ancestry member with the user Id of Anil Heendeniya.

A match has been found between Kathleen d'Silva and an ancestry member with the username of Anita Pike. Anita Pike's ancestors can be traced back to a Robert Shedden b. 1794 in Ayrshire, Scotland. This supports the theory that the Shedden family I have been researching may have originated in Scotland.

Graham

There is an identifiable match from William Graham via Margaret Graham and her half Sister, Caroline Martha Graham to Kathleen d'Silva and an ancestry member with the user Id of Susan Kasubeck who is a descendant of the Stone family.


The Ancestry display names covering the Rhine and d'Silva lines are JanetRhine, jackiegraham158 and KD (Kathleen D'Silva)


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