R1b Group Unrelated
- Number of participants: 14
- Number of haplotypes: 14
- Haplogroups: R-M269, R-M512, R-FT112489
- Number of distinct lines: 10
- Surname variations: Mallet, Mallett, Mallette, Mellette, Mallock
- Shared common "Malet" ancestor? Some yes, mostly no.
- TMRCA: N/A
Louisiana (USA): Mallet
LA2 (LA=Louisiana) knows very little about his family history, and unfortunately does not match anyone else in the study.
Devon (England): Mallett, Mallock
WC9 and WC14 (Mallett) trace their earliest known ancestor Richard (c 1748) to a small village in North Devon, England called Alwington. Alwington is in the same small geographic area as the other West Country participants, but their DNA does not match the others, or anyone else in the study.
WC18 (Mallock) has an established genealogy linking him to the Mallets of Ash (See Malet of Enmore), but unfortunately the DNA results do not support the connection.
Gloucester (England): Mallett
WC19's earliest known Mallett ancestor was William, born about 1753 in Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire, England. He doesn't match anyone else in the study.
Birmingham (England): Mallett
MI2 knows very little about his family history, other than the fact that his earliest ancestor Abraham probably died in the workhouse in Birmingham in the 1850s. He matches no-one else in the study.
France: Mellette, Mallette
There are 2 lines:
FR2, FR3, and FR4 (Mellette) are all related to one another. Their earliest known ancestor came from La Tremblade, near La Rochelle, located in the historic region of Acquitaine.
FR5's (Mallette) earliest known ancestor came from Saint Étienne, near Lyon.
The 2 lines are not related. Each is descended from a different Huguenot who fled France in the mid 1700's because of religious persecution and made their way to the American colonies via England.
Neither line has any relationship to anyone else in the study.
Normandy (France): Mallet, Millay
ND4 resides in Normandy. His earliest known ancestor was Jean Mallet, born c 1505. His family were prominent bankers who at one point found it necessary to move to Geneva, Switzerland, to avoid religious persecution. One famous member of this family was Jacques Mallet du Pan, born 1749 in Geneva; a journalist who fled to England during the French Revolution (he backed the wrong horse). He does not match anyone else in the study.
ND12 has been included here because his haplotype is R1b, even though he has a paper trail linking him to John Mallett the Huguenot (see I1 Group, JM the H) who came from Normandy. All of the other participants from that family are haplogroup I1, so they clearly are not related genetically. Interestingly, among all of the participants in this study, ND12 matches the Dallinghoo line from East Anglia most closely (20 to 30 generations), followed by the North Devon and Cornwall groups from the West Country at 30 to 35 generations. This is surprising by itself, but it is also worthy of note because even though ND12 matches the 2 West Country groups, they do not match one another.
ND14 and ND15 both carry the surname Millay, and both trace their earliest ancestor to James Mallett, c. 1755 in Kilkenny, Ireland; but their DNA does not support the relationship. They believe that James's immediate antecedents came to Ireland from Normandy to escape religious persecution. They do not match one another, nor do they match anyone else in the study.