This morning, while going through my DNA matches, I came across a match who had these people within their tree:
The match is a 5th to 8th cousin match, so I didn’t expect them to be particularly close, however, I do have both Glovers and Jacksons in the family tree.
Looking at the Glovers first, they were in the wrong area, but when I spotted Huntingdonshire with a link to Jacksons, I was a little bit excited.
My great grandmother, Elizabeth Harrison, has Jacksons on her dad’s side from Huntingdonshire, and if I could link these Jacksons in this matches family tree to my Jacksons, then this would be my best find in quite a while among my dna matches.
I searched for the baptism of Susannah Jackson, to a Mary in Huntingdonshire in 1808. There was only one I could see, on the 2nd October 1808 at Holme.
The next thing I did was to check on a map for the distance between Connington (where some of my Jacksons lived) and Holme , the 2 places were very close. I then checked for the baptism of a Mary Jackson at about the right time in my family tree and online, a 6th great aunt, Mary Jackson was baptised at Connington, Huntingdonshire to William and Mary Jackson in 1786. A descendant of Mary would fit in nicely to the relationship projection of 5th to 8th cousin for the dna match I was looking at.
I believe that this Mary was the sister of my 5 times great grandfather, Edward Jackson.
I am very happy to have found this match, the first on my great grandmother’s paternal side.