Clan CrestThe Clan McLea/Livingstone Forum

Code of
Conduct
Title: Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection
Posted by: Donald (Livingstone) Clink
Date: 12 February 2008

Hello,

Andrew Lancaster of our family DNA project has noted the match between someone with Mull Livingstone ancestry and the Bachuil Livingstones. This may not be entirely surprising as from my research of Mull Livingstones that immigrated to North America, a number of them claimed to actually originate from Movern which is in close proximity to the Bachuil Livingstones on the Isle of Lismore. While early census records show lots of Livingstone residing as tenant farmers at both Mull and Movern, neither Mull nor Movern were historically the focal point for Clan Livingstone, but the lands occupied for generations past by MacLeans,MacGilverary's and MacInnes. More likely the Mull/Movern Livingstones of the 19th century had by and large ancestral links to the Bachuil Livingstones on the Island and in fact some of their ancestors had some time before migrated to Movern and Mull becoming farmers amongst McLeans, MacGilverary, Clan McInnes and other original families.

Those Livingstones worldwide with ancestral ties to the east and south east of the Isle of Lismore say in Appin and Ballachulish may prove to have a distinct DNA signature unlike the Bachuil Livingstones or some of the Mull/Movern families, but only after much more testing can we be certain of this.

The reason that a recent Mull Livingstone descendant is not a DNA match with Dr. David Livingstone's brother's descendant may well support the folklore attributed to Ballachulish near Appin, that Dr. Livingstone's grandfather and several generations before him were from Ballachulish or neighbouring Lettermore and only later did the grandfather severall years after his 1774 marriage settle on a farm at Ulva near Mull as is commonly understood. 

With Andrew's announcement that the kin of Dr David Livingstone is not an apparent DNA match with the Bachuil Livingstones, a new understanding of the ancestral branches that constitute highland clan Livingstone are now beginning to slowly emerge. What an exciting time for Andrew and all of us who have supported his efforts and watched the project develop from its inception with the late David Livingstone. 

regards,

Donald

** This Thread has ended - Please do NOT attempt to resurrect it! **

Replies

Title:Date:Posted By:
Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection12 February 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection13 February 2008Andrew Lancaster
      Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection13 February 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection14 February 2008Kyle MacLea
            Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection20 April 2008Roberta Ann Livingstone
               Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection10 January 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
               Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection21 April 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
               Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection23 April 2008Kyle MacLea
                  Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection23 April 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                     Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection23 April 2008Kyle MacLea
                        Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection23 April 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                           Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection24 April 2008Kyle MacLea
      Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection14 February 2008Kyle MacLea
   Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection15 March 2008Graham Livingstone
      Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection15 March 2008Kyle MacLea
         Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection16 March 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection16 March 2008Kyle MacLea
   Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection28 April 2008Roberta Ann Livingstone
      Mull Livingstone and Bachuil Livingstone DNA connection17 May 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink

Return to Main Listings     Return to ANZ Listings     Return to Homepage