There are two male haplotypes of Keelings from early Virginia: J1 J-M267, R1b DF98 (perhaps two branches of R1b). A third Keeling branch of E-M35 exists in England. All three Keeling haplotypes have a United Kingdom or Ireland origin from at least the last 750 years or earlier.
All American and many UK Keelings are tracked by William Golden within a single Ancestry.com genealogy.
Some background as to pre-UK origin:
- E-M35 has a recent SNP indicating BENELUX or Norman region, and currently resides in the UK. Footnote needed
- J1 J-M267 J-BY56688 is not a recent SNP, approximately 7,400 years old http://scaledinnovation.com/gg/snpTracker.html Keelings associated with J-BY56688 have a UK origin, which is directly associated with most American Keelings associated with the settlement of Thomas Keeling in 1628/1635 at Princess Anne County, formerly Lower Norfolk County in early Virginia records Kits: 206300, 578207, and 924950.
- R1b DF98: There are two known Keeling male lines that test as R1b. Their STR results match with our Golden male line. Our Golden male line is Y700 tested, with our terminal SNP currently R-BY103979. Neither of the Keeling lines have terminal SNPs as of 2022, although one Keeling took the Y700 in early April 2022. Kit 978270
Early Virginia Keelings
Are the Keelings of Old Rappahanock County, Virginia just a coincidence of yDNA match with our known English Keeling yDNA match?
— 1676: Edward Keeling (born before 1656) inherited land in 1676 with Thomas Gouldman (c1640-1684) from Ralph Wariner. The land was split almost in half, each getting the land opposite the river bank of the other’s newly inherited land on Mill Creek, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia. Footnote needed
— 1684: When Thomas Gouldman passed away, Edward Keeling intervened and posted bond to secure Thomas’ widow Alice against a debt owed to Robert Synock.
— 1687: June 1687, Edward Keeling is dying. He writes his will naming Edward Gouldman (1660-1710) as his godson. Edward is son of Thomas Gouldman.
—— Edward gives Edward a cow named ‘Pretty’ and all of Pretty’s increase (calves, and their calves once they can reproduce) are to be used for Edward Gouldman’s education.
Until 2019, I believed that Edward Keeling was probably related to the Keelings of Princess Anne, Virginia. I found Keeling males from the Princess Anne (now Virginia Beach) Keeling line and yDNA tested them: we are not compatible. They are yDNA haplogroup J-M267 (J-BY56688). Our Goldens are R-U106 DF98+.
Was Edward Keeling related to the Princess Anne Keelings? I do not know. Edward’s history before becoming a close associate of Thomas Gouldman is unknown. They could be family and we just do not know how.
~~~ Some genealogies claim that Old Rappahannock’s Edward Keeling was a son of Thomas Keeling of Princess Anne. Not so. Thomas’ widow Anne Thorowgood Keeling Bray gave a 1683 deposition in which she noted that her son Edward had passed away some years ago. In preparation of her own LWT document of March 1683, Ann Bray notes that sons Edward and Thomas Keeling are “some years since deceased.” Norfolk County Probate, Norfolk Co., D & W 4 … Continue reading
Have collected ‘arrivals’ of other Keelings. One was a George Keeling who arrived in Maryland in 1635. That arrival would be just across the waterway, the Potomac River, from Old Rappahannock County, Virginia.
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|↑1, ↑5||Footnote needed|
|↑3||Kits: 206300, 578207, and 924950.|
|↑6||In preparation of her own LWT document of March 1683, Ann Bray notes that sons Edward and Thomas Keeling are “some years since deceased.” Norfolk County Probate, Norfolk Co., D & W 4 1675-1686, p. 160 a. 18 Mar 1683. Edward Keeling married to Mary Wariner lived until 1687, five years after Anne Bray‘s 1683 deposition.|