I undertook the DNA tests offered by ‘Living DNA’ to further prove my claim to direct descent through the Norseman, Norman, British and Irish de Lacy family.
My first impressions appeared to create as many questions as it offered answers
I chose ‘Living DNA’ as they offered a distinction between the Maternal and Paternal line. It was my Paternal line which would follow the de Lacy name.
My Motherline is mtDNA Haplogroup: H Subclade: H10e1.
The charts for my Motherline showed my DNA here to be scattered worldwide with no clear leader to my past. After scrutiny, I archived the file as having nothing to add what was not already within the selected charts and facts that I would use for my personal findings.
My Fatherline signature belongs to the R-L21 group. Subclade: R-DF25.R-L21 is a branch of the larger R1b fatherline which was carried by waves of Indo- European expansions, and which is common throughout Western Europe today as a result (ISOGG 2017). R-L21 is also sometimes referred to as R-S145 or R-M529 (ISOGG 2017); regardless of the terminal DNA findings
My fatherline signature is perhaps best described as the ‘Atlantic Celtic’ branch It is most common today in the northwest of Europe, especially Britain and Northwest France
Map of the areas my Fatherline covered
My European DNA is rated as 100% for Great Britain and Ireland
covering a minimum of 500 years
Findings in brief
I do have Norwegian blood in my ancestry!
My principle history follows the same path as the descendants of Walter de Lacy.
Some obscure pointers show traces of my DNA present within the last 500 years in Limerick.
All information older than 500 years was generalised information which offered no further help in closer tracing of my family tree.
My DNA formed no part of the Ilbert de Lacy family line.
Not as much information as I had hoped for but my DNA mirrors and validates my own historical research into the de Lacy name and family. The suggestions and advice I have offered to followers of de Lacy Chronicles have not been proven to be any other than good sound assumptions and validates my own claims