Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Hebrew Y-dna: A New Understanding

Recently I have changed my understanding of the y-dna table. Those who have read my ideas before know that I believed that the Israelite ydna was R1b and the Edomite R1a. I now believe that R1b represents the Israelite sons of Leah (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Isaachar and Zebulon) and R1a the Josephite Tribes of Ephraim and Manesseh. The base of my understanding that R1b-L21 is Davidic ydna remains the same. Also that the Levite (and thus Cohen) ydna is R1b-Ht35 (L23+, L21-) has not changed. However R1b -P312 is the ydna marker for clans of the tribes of Reuben, Simeon, Isaachar and Judah. R1b-U106/S21 is the marker for a clan of the tribe of Zebulon.

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The Tribes of Naphtali and Dan of N Haplogroup

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The Tribes of Asher and Gad of O Haplogroup

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The Tribe of Benjamin of Q Haplogroup

If one believes in the evolutionary theory and its distortions of dna evidence then I suggest you stop reading immediately. This interpretation will only be accepted by those who believe that mankind is only about 6,000 years old and that Noah is the ydna Adam. Thus much that has been written on dna and its connection with actual history is distorted and needs to be realigned with the germ line rate of mutations rather than the fabricated ones based on evolutionary suppositions.  

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The Hebrew Nahorites (Syrians)

The Hebrew Haranites (Moab and Ammon)

We know from Velikovsky, the Jewish traditions and the Bible that the time of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was a time of great celestial happenings that may have seriously affected dna. I have come to the conclusion that the so-called F (M89) haplogroup is the ydna from the sons of Heber (the original Hebrews). G (M201) is the sons of Nahor and H (M69, M370) are the sons of Haran. IJK represents the descendants of Abraham. IJ represents the sons of Ishmael- J (P209) the older Middle Eastern branch (Arab and Samaritan) and I (M170) the Royal Assyrian (Samartian/ Viking) branch that went into Europe following the Lost Tribes. 

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The Ishmaelites of J Haplogroup

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The Assyrian-Samartian Ishmaelites

Haplogroups M ( sons of Sheba), S (sons of Dedan) and R2 (sons of Zimran) represents the descendants of Abraham's wife Keturah. Abraham's son Isaac and the sons of Keturah were born with (K-M9) which Ishmael 's descendants did not possess. LT (M298, P326) is found among the sons of Esau (Edom). M ydna is also found among the Hazaras (2%) representing a small number of males leaving Australia with the other Israelite tribes for Afganistan/Pakistan area in the 16th century.

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Edomites (Romans and Greeks) of T Haplogroup

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The Edomites of the East (L Haplogroup)

It would seem that God has marked the 12 sons of Israel with a y-dna identity that can be revealed in the latter days. R1b are the sons of Leah (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Isaachar and Zebulon, NO the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah (Naphtali, Dan, Asher and Gad), R1a the sons of Joseph (Ephraim and Manesseh) and Q the sons of Benjamin.

R1a lands of the Tribes of Ephraim and Manesseh

Both Judah (R1b) and Joseph (R1a) are said to have had red hair as did Judah's descendant King David. Ephraim was blonde like his mother Rachel and Manesseh was red like his father Joseph. Red hair among the R1a Royal Khazars is due to their Khazar ancestry. Yair Davidi's book on the Khazars tells of ancient claims of Manesseh ancestry of the Khazars. The Khazars of R1a belong to the R1a-Z93 haplogroup which is of the Tribe of Eastern Manesseh.  Western Manesseh is R1a -L664. The tribe of Ephraim is R1a-Z283. The royal family of the Khazars, the Medieval Kings of Georgia, the MacDonald Lords of the Isle (descended from Somerled) however are from the Tribe of Ephraim (R1a-L176.1). It is interesting that the Medieval chroniclers claimed that the Georgian Prince David Soslan was a Prince of Ephraim. 

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R1*-173 is the Manessehites (Josephites) who left Egypt with Pharoah Mentuhotep IV and settled the Southern regions and the Americas

The early migration of the Egypto-Israelites to South-East Asia and Australia is confirmed by the remnants of Josephite y-dna (R1*-173) among native peoples there as well as in Northern Peru where King Mentuhotep IV of Egypt is believed to have finally settled after fleeing Egypt.

This new understanding of the y-dna tree will effect my previous writings about the Nephtalites and the House of Zerah Judah. I formerly saw R1b-U152 as Zerah -Judah which I now identify with Reuben. Zerah -Judah is R1b-M73 and is found among the Hazaras (ha Zerahs) and other groups in the far East. This however is only an identification of the physical ydna of the Israelites. The Jewish people and other Israelite communities are made up of people of diverse ydna and are no less Jewish or Israelite in their identity than those actually descended on the direct male line from the Patriarchs of Israel. 

The Tribe of Zebulon  (R1b-U106/S21)

My own understandings of Ephraim have been radically changed which may be difficult to get my head around. Today the Ephraimite nations (which are the Birthright nations) are the Russians and Poles and other closely related Slavic nations (not Britain as I formerly believed). Slavic hostility towards Jews is well-known which is the biblical "envy of Ephraim" towards Judah (the Jews and the British, Scots and Irish). The British Isles Judaites are descendants of that part of Judah that was carried away with the Northern Israelites. The Assyrians divided these sons of Judah into two groups -one group were sent to the Mountains of Media in the South and the others into the North with the Tribes of Isaachar and Zebulon.

Many apparitions of Our Lady speak of Russia as the nation that would bring the most glory to God. Was she alluding to the Birthright blessing? The British Isles could well be called the Davidic Isles and is truly as Shakespeare wrote:  "...This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, this earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, this other Eden...". 

The Tribe of Reuben (R1b-U152/S28)

Many years ago, before the advent of dna studies, I had come to believe from my study of history, archaeology,  legends, myths etc that the bulk of the Europeans were physically descended from the Israelites. With this new understanding I have returned to the opinion that the bulk of the European peoples are physically Israelites on their ydna lineages.

The Kuki-Chin-Mizo Jews are in fact not descendants of the Tribe of Manesseh on their male line but many of them are descendants of the Lost Tribe of Asher (O-M268) and others of Gad. However it is quite possible that one of  their ancestors was called Manasseh but was from the Tribe of Asher. Their ancestors may have been part of the military forces of the last King of Israel, Osee (Hoshea), who led Eastern Manesseh with the tribes of Asher and Gad into the East. Osee is an ancestor of the Japanese Samurai according to others. It would seem that many Koreans and Japanese are also descendants of the Tribe of Asher. It would seem that the Nias of Indonesia and the aboriginal Taiwanese belong mainly to the Tribe of Gad. The people of Thailand are mainly of the Tribe of Asher with also a strong input from the Tribe of Gad. 

While part of the Tribe of Gad (Kadai) went to Australia with the tribe of Reuben and half Manasseh another group of the Tribe of Gad called the Hani or Chani (Chin) went with the Tribe of Asher and the Manassehite King Osee (Hoshea/ Huaxia/ Yellow Emperor) of Samaria (Israel) into western China around 600 BC. The original Han Chinese are mostly of this O-M122 clan of Gad. King Osee was known as Susanoo to the Japanese. He married Princess Kushi the daughter of the Prince of Asher (Nasi Asher/ Ashi-nadzuchi) and his wife Amahterasu (Amah-Te) the daughter of the Queen Mother of the West, Hephzibah of Judah (Hsi-wang-mu/ Izanami), and her husband King Hezekiah of Judah (Izanagi). Queen Kushi's brother Prince Ame of Asher (Ashi/ Oshi) was the ancestor of Jimmu the first Japanese Emperor (c.400 BC).

It is interesting that Q is found among the Afghans (Pashtuns) who have claimed Benjaminite ancestry since at least the Middle Ages. This branch they claimed (or at least the Afghani Royal Family) belonged to the Benjaminite House of King Saul. The wolf was a symbol of the Normans (and many British Israelites claimed their descent from Benjamin) and one group of Q is found in Norway. This same group of Q is found among many Jewish men as well. This branch of Q (L275 and M378) represent Benjamin who remained among Judah until the end of the Second Temple. 

The early Benjamin found in East Asia and the Americas came from a dispersion after the destruction of the First Temple. The American Indian Q is closely related to that found in the Yemenite Jews. It would seem that a branch of Benjamin headed in to South East Asia even as far as Bali and may have been part of the Sundaland homeland (Mu) before its sinking. One branch of these Benjaminites then crossed the Pacific Ocean to South America.

Benjaminite y-dna (Q).

It would seem that the Benjaminites (connected with Mordechai and Esther) of the Persian Empire divided into two groups- one returned to the Holy Land with Ezra and Nehemiah (Q-L275) and the other moved to the north Eastern Siberia and across into North America (Q-MEH2). From this new Benjaminite Kingdom a branch moved South from Siberia into the Chinese Empire (Q-M120), another branch back into the Middle East (Q-M25). A third branch moved from the Siberian Kingdom to South East Asia (Q-M346). 

Some years ago I realised that most of what had been written about the Tribe of Dan, Danaan etc in Europe had nothing to do with Dan but referred to the Daughters of Dinah (Diana/ Dona/ Dana) the feminine Tribe of Israelite women. The real Tribe of Dan (N* or N-LLY22g*) went into the East with some of the Tribe of Naphtali (N1 or NLLY22g). However it is likely that P* is also from the Tribe of Dan but misplaced in the ydna tree.

Familypedia states: "...Besides the typically European/South Asian Haplogroup R and South-Central Siberian/Native American Haplogroup Q, other patrilines derived from Haplogroup P-M45 are labeled for sake of convenience as Haplogroup P* and are reported to have been found at low to moderate frequency among modern populations of Central Asia, Siberia, East Asia, and the Russian Far East. There is a conspicuous presence of Haplogroup P* on the Isle of Hvar in theAdriatic Sea off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, which may be due to historical immigration of Avars from Central Asia. There have also been reports of Haplogroup P* from samples of Ashkenazi Jews, Native Americans, and some populations of South Asia and Oceania, but it is not entirely clear whether these were truly Haplogroup P* or rather instances of a rare haplogroup derived from Haplogroup P, such as Haplogroup R2 or Haplogroup Q." This is in fact part of the ydna of Dan.

For some of my former views on y-dna see Y-dna and the Jews. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

McDonald and Alexander: R1a and R1b

The Red coloured names are of R1a ydna and the blue coloured names are of R1b ydna.

The MacDonald clan has done some wonderful research into the ydna of those descended from the main lines of the MacDonald families. They have found that a large segments of both those who have the surnames Macdonald, Alexander (or Alisdair) are of R1a ydna which is believed to be the ydna of Somerled the King of the Isles. The other large segment found of both those with the MacDonald and Alexander (Alisdair) surnames belong to R1b-M222+ the ydna of the kin of High-King Niall of the Nine Hostages. The "Semi-Gotha" of 1912-13 lists the MacDonald family as of ancient Jewish origin. They are a family of Khazar Royal origin.

However Clan MacDonald have a faulty understanding of the ydna evidence due to the confusion of the paternity of Hugh MacDonald of Sleat who was a son of Alisdair (Alexander) MacDonald of Glengarry of Clan Ruari with Elizabeth Seton the widow of Alexander IV Lord of the Isles.  John III Lord of the Isles was a half brother to Hugh of Sleat through their mother. 

This confusion occurs with genealogists who don't know if Hugh's mother is the daughter of someone called Ruari or of Elizabeth Seton. The Ruairi (Rory) refers to Clan Ruari to which the Glengarry MacDonalds belong. With this adjustment it demonstrates that all five of theMacDonalds of R1a are descendants of Amy Ruari with her first husband John I MacDonald 7th Lord of the Isles son of Alexander (Alisdair) II Og MacDonald 4th Lord of the Isles. Amy's second husband with whom she had no children was John II MacAlexander 8th Lord of the Isles. His children by Margaret Stewart are the R1b MacDonalds and Alexanders.

The genealogies of  MacDonald are further confused in regards to the Keppoch branch. Hugh of Sleat married Gunnor of Lochiel the daughter of Mariota of Keppoch and her husband Alan Mac Donald Dubh of Clan Cameron. Hugh's son Donald of Sleat and Keppoch has been divided into two people Donald Glas and Donald Gallach. Angus of Keppoch a grandson of John II Alexander 8th Lord of the Isles and his wife Princess Margaret Stewart had two sons Donald and Alexander (Alistair) and a daughter Mariota. Donald of Keppoch was killed in 1498 in a battle against Dougal Stewart of Appin. His son John of Keppoch was disliked and deposed by the Keppoch Clan and they made his cousin Donald Glas Gallach 3rd of Sleat (who was the heir of his maternal uncle Alexander (Alistair) of Keppoch), the chief of the Keppoch clan. This son of Hugh of Sleat had a son Ranald or Ronald Mac Donald who is also remembered as two different people Ranald Collach Mac Donald and Ranald Mor MacDonell of Keppoch. When one realigns this dynasty one sees that on the male line they do not come from Alisdair of Carrach (from John and Margaret of y-dna R1b) the 1st Lord of Keppoch but from Ranald MacDonald 1st Lord of Clanranald and Glengarry (from John and Amie of y-dna R1a).   

see Lord of the Isles states: "...One particular group of Y-STR values within R1a shows matches in Central Asia, around the Siberian Altai and Uyghur province of Western China. The recent find of Caucasian mummies in the Takla Makan deserts of the Uyghur province prove that a race of red and blond haired people with Scandinavian features, over 6' tall, once lived in this region. R1a is found at very high percentages in Western Norway, where it reaches frequencies between 23% to 30%. Some researchers believe the Icelandic Sagas, which describe a migration of a population from Asia beyond the Ural mountains, to Norway, may actually be based in fact. Thor Heyerdahl, of Kon Tiki fame, spent the remaining years of his life attempting to prove this theory -- and DNA evidence is seeming to prove him right. The Swedes have long believed this legend, and the emergence of a specific type of Scandinavian R1a with a Central Asian motif seems to support this account.

The MacDonalds have determined that their progenitor, Somerled, belonged to haplogroup R1a (of the same Central Asian motif) and the Douglas's progenitor... It seems this holds true for most of the pseudo-aristocracy of Scandinavia. R1a is found at levels of less than 1% in most regions of Ireland, and at levels of 3-5% in England, and only slightly higher in Scotland. The highest concentrations of this haplogroup are seen in areas of Britain colonized by the Norse Vikings. One of the leading DNA experts has called R1a the only sure proof of Norse Viking origins when seen in men of deep British ancestry."

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The First Earl of Stirling, Novo Scotia and Virginia

Sir William Alexander the 1st Earl of Stirling

Major General William Alexander was an American who claimed the Earldom of Stirling. His claim was eventually rejected by the House of Lords. The Alexander family came from a Scotch-Irish branch of the family descended from the 1st Earl of Stirling Sir William Alexander through his son Lord John Alexander who married Agnes Graham daughter of Robert Graham of Gartmore. Lord John (b. 1605) eventually moved to America due to the overthrow of the Monarchy. It was his son the Honourable John Alexander (b.1625) who was called John of Antrim. The Hon. John lived in Antrim before they fled to France. The Alexander family descended from John of Antrim and Gartmore also later lived at Temple Patrick Antrim Ireland after their return from America.

Sir William Alexander the 1st Earl of Stirling was made the Ruler of Novo Scotia by King James I and confirmed by King Charles I. His son Lord William Alexander led some settlers to Novo Scotia during the 1620's and 1630's. In reading one of the articles in the 'William and Mary' journal [about the Alexander family] one sees a confusion in the genealogy of the Alexander family. The American General William Alexander knew that he descended from a John Alexander. Which John Alexander they weren't sure and decided on John an uncle of the 1st Earl. This of course was impossible. In fact he descended from Lord John Alexander the son of the 1st Earl who left Britian in 1641 and then eventually moved to Virginia. As supporters of the Stuart monarchy these were years in which the family suffered great losses. 

Lord John went to America for a time and died there (in 1667) and two of his grandsons left descendants there. His four grandsons were Alexander, John, Robert and Philip by his son Hon. John Alexander (1624-1677). Lord John's grandson John ended up settling in Antrim in Ireland after spending time in Europe on behalf of the Stuart cause while his two brothers remained in Virginia. John Alexander of Antrim's brother Alexander Alexander (b.1650) also returned to Europe and was the ancestor of Major General William Alexander. 

In 1739 when Henry Alexander the 5th Earl of Stirling died the true heir to the Earldom according to one opinion was Alexander's grandson James Alexander of New York. James like his father David Alexander were staunch Jacobites and James fled to America after the defeat of the Stuart Rebellion in 1715. Nevertheless Major General William Alexander his son claimed to be the 6th Earl of Stirling and was recognised as such by many and was known as Lord Stirling in America.

It is believed that the descendants of Lord John Alexander went to America to Virginia. It seems that the descendants of another John Alexander (John of Eredy) of Donegal Ireland who also went to America were confused with the descendants of Lord John Alexander's descendants. Due to the troubles of Charles I and the later Jacobite cause, much secrecy and confusion resulted in order to protect the family. Lord John fled to France on the overthrow of the Monarchy and King Louis (through the intercession of Queen Henrietta Maria of England) granted them permission to return to the Alexander's secret Estate in Novo Scotia (at New Ross) now under French rule. However they were forced to leave their Estate and hidden life when Cromwell's supporters in the American colonies attacked Novo Scotia in 1656. They then moved to Virginia which was a colony with more Royalist sympathies. 

Lord John Alexander's two eldest grandsons left America and returned to Europe and Alexander became the ancestor of Major General William Alexander the 6th Earl of Stirling. It seems that Lord John's Parliamentary protector Sir John McKenzie faked Lord John's death and helped him to escape to France or Ireland. Alexander, John, Robert and Philip were born in the Nova Scotia hideaway which was later called New Ross. Lady Agnes was the mother of Hon. Janet and Hon. John Alexander.

John first appears in Virginia in 1656 and there seems some confusion whether his wife was Agnes or Catherine Graham. It is possible that after Agnes' death (possibly in 1636) he remarried to one of her relatives Catharine Graham as documents in Scotland do mention a wife of Lord John after 1636. Other sources state that his second wife was Elizabeth Maxwell of Londonderry. Miss Maxwell may have been the wife of his son John. Some other sources state that Elizabeth FitzHugh was his son John's wife. 

It would seem that after Lord John escaped from Scotland in 1641 he went with his son John to visit his mother at Mount Alexander in Ireland at the home of her daughter Lady Montgomery. Later John and his son John fled to France and then to Novo Scotia as mentioned above. In 1656 they went to Virginia and in 1659 they bought an Estate and called it Caledon after their Province of Caledonia where they were in Novo Scotia. Lord John died in 1667 and his son Hon. John in 1677. 

John's sons Robert and Philip remained in America while John and Alexander returned to Europe. Their second property in Virginia which he left to his son Philip was called Alexandria after the Province of Alexandria in Canada. The names of these two properties demonstrates clearly that these were of the family of the Earl of Stirling. The town built on Alexandria in 1749 retained the name of the property in honour of Philip Alexander and his family. Philip's brother John Alexander (b.1648 d.1712) was the great-grandfather of James Alexander 1st Earl of Caledon (son of Nathaniel Alexander). John Alexander's connection to the 1st Earl of Stirling was concealed by deliberately confusing him with John Alexander son of Captain Andrew Alexander due to the political implications. Captain Andrew Alexander was his maternal uncle or grandfather not his father.

Even more confusion insured when Alexander Humphreys claimed his ancestor was John of Antrim and through his mother Hannah Alexander claimed the Earldom of Stirling. Others who do not accept his claims believe his ancestor was James Alexander of another branch of the Alexander family. Alexander Humpreys claimed that the wife of John of Antrim was called Mary Hamilton. However it was Robert Alexander son of the 1st Earl that married Mary Hamilton according to other sources. They lived in County Tyrone where his tombstone bears the arms of the Earls of Stirling. He has been confused with another Robert Alexander (of Boghall) who married Mary Hamilton's sister Marion. It does seem that members of the Alexander family lived in Antrim Ireland and deliberately hid themselves among the other Alexander families. However even if Alexander Humphreys claims about his family were true he would still not have been the senior heir of the Earldom of Stirling even if female descent was allowed.

General William Alexander only had the traditions and stories he received from his father James and then had to find the documented connection with the 1st Earl of Stirling. Unfortunately his researchers were trying to connect him with the wrong branch of the family as it was assumed that the 1st Earl had no more male descendants. There was also a vested interest in Britain to discredit his claim due to the whole issues of the rights to Novo Scotia. However he was supported by the leading Scottish nobles such as the Earl of Bute and the Earl of Argyle and many others including the Jacobite banker Henry Drummond.

Alexander Alexander (b.1650 New Ross Nova Scotia)had at least four sons William, David, Michael and James (b.1668). William remained in TemplePatrick Ireland but David, Michael and James moved back to Kintyre in Scotland. James married Margaret Dewar in 1700 in Perth Scotland. James Alexander's son James Alexander of Campbelltown (b.1709 Perth Scotland) descendants also went to America to Pennsylvania. He had at least three sons James (b.1733), John (b.1735) and Henry (b.1740) named after his recently deceased relative Henry Alexander 5th Earl of Stirling. James (b.1668)'s son John Alexander (b.1700) (married Ann O'Reilly and is the ancestor of the Bloomer family of Cavan as well as many families named O'Reilly or Riley.

Alexander Alexander married Margaret Falconer the daughter of Sir John Falconer and his Dutch Jewish wife Esther Briot. Their son Michael Alexander (b.1672) married Elizabeth Shimoni or Simon who was a granddaughter of Abraham Simon the famous English medallist. These families were all conected with the Mint. Michael was the ancestor of the English Jewish families of Alexander. One of his descendants was Rabbi Michael Solomon Alexander who became the first Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem. Due to the Rabbi's conversion to Christianity his Jewish uncle Alexander Alexander (known also as Sender)changed his surname to Abrahams. Michael Alexander's son William Wolf Alexander (b.1690) was the father of Isaac Alexander (b.1729) the grandfather of Bishop Alexander. Michael Alexander's daughter Rachel Alexander (b.1700)married Rabbi Joseph Raphael.

General Sir William Alexander of New York

Alexander Alexander and Margaret Falconer's son David Alexander was the ancestor of Sir William Alexander. David married Elizabeth Sinclair and their son James (b.1691 d.1756) and his wife Mary Spratt were the parents of Sir William Alexander Lord Stirling.

Who is the real Earl of Stirling?

While the Alexander title of Earl Stirling is dormant it would seem that after General William Alexander's death in 1783 that the claim to the de jure title may have passed to James Alexander Bloomer as the nearest male line descendant. James Alexander Bloomer and his son and grandson seem to have used the title in Russia where it was recognised by their fellow Russian Irish nobility. After their return from Russia they ceased to claim or use the title Earl of Stirling (or Earl Alexander) or the titles gained through the Orurk and Lusignan family of Prince of Galilee and Count of Bethlehem. 

However Countess Henrietta (nee Orurk) used the courtesy title of Lady Henrietta until her death in 1826. Lady Henrietta became close friends with Lady Caledon and Lady Alexander. She discovered a family secret that the Alexander Baronets of Alexander and the Earls of Caledon were also descendants of the Earl of Stirling but had agreed to confuse their genealogy and give up any claims to Nova Scotia in exchange for the title of Earl Caledon (which was named in honour of Caledon in Novo Scotia). From this time it would seem that the Alexander Bloomer family ceased to claim the title de jure Earl of Stirling and privately recognised the Baronets of Alexander as the true Heads of the Alexander Clan of Stirling. Stockdale's Peerage of England, Scotland and Ireland Volume by Barak Longmate of 1810 also states that the Earls of Caledon are an Irish branch of the family descended from the Earls of Stirling.

Both General William Alexander and the Alexander Bloomers descend from Alexander Alexander and the Baronets Alexander and Earls of Caledon from John Alexander his brother. If John Alexander was the eldest then they would indeed be the senior heirs to the de jure title of Earl of Stirling. This would seem to be known by the British government and may explain why they rejected the claims of General William Alexander and his father even though many Scottish nobles recognised his descent from the Earl of Stirling. As it would almost be impossible to prove beyond a doubt who the true heir to the Earldom is today it will remain dormant and be an interesting piece of oral and legendary history.

However it would seem that if John Alexander (circa b.1667 d.1747) son of John Alexander (b.1648 d.1712) was indeed 'fostered' by Captain Andrew Alexander then it is his eldest son William Alexander (circa b.1687) and his descendants that are the senior heirs to the Earldom of Stirling rather than Nathaniel and his descendants the Earls of Caledon. 

 When Henry the 5th Earl of Stirling died in 1739 then John Alexander (d.1747) may have been the de jure 6th Earl of Stirling. His son William Alexander would then be the de jure 7th Earl of Stirling. When he died in 1788 then his son Sir William Alexander 1st Baronet Alexander of Belcamp would also have been the de jure 8th Earl of Stirling. His son Sir Robert Alexander the 2nd Baronet would also have been the de jure 9th Earl of Stirling. His two sons were the de jure 10th and 11th Earls of Stirling. When Sir John Wallis the de jure 11th earl died in 1888 the title passed to a relative Sir William Ferdinand Alexander (de jure 12th Earl) a great grandson of the first Baronet Alexander (de jure 8th Earl Stirling). His son Sir Lionel Alexander was possibly the de jure 13th Earl of Stirling and his son Sir Desmond Cable-Alexander 7th Bt the de jure 14th Earl. His son Sir Patrick Cable-Alexander the 8th Baronet Alexander would thus also be the present de jure 15th Earl of Stirling.

However this all depends on whether John Alexander was the older brother of Alexander Alexander and if his son John was the foster son rather than the real son of Captain Andrew Alexander (he was John's maternal uncle or grandfather). Andrew was descended from John Alexander of Eredy. If Alexander Humphrey's ancestor the Rev John Alexander (b.1686 d.1743) was the son of John Alexander instead then this line would have died out with the death of his sons John Alexander (died 1765) who was also a minister and Benjamin Alexander (died 1768). The lineage would then return to the descendants of Alexander Alexander.

High-King Niall of the Nine Hostages

The Alexander Descent from Niall of the Nine Hostages

1. John Alexander (b.1702)[brother of James Alexander of Campbelltown]married Ann Reilly (daughter of Bryan Reilly and Margaret MacDowell)
2. James Alexander (b.1668)[brother of William of Templepatrick Antrim, David of Campbelltown and Michael of Campbelltown Kintyre]married Margaret Dewar 
3. Alexander Alexander of Antrim Ireland (b.1650 Novia Scotia) [brother of John Alexander d.1712 Antrim, Robert Alexander and Philip Alexander of Virginia]married Margaret Falconer daughter of Sir John Falconer
4. Hon.John Alexander of Gartmore (1625-1677) married Elizabeth 
5. Lord John Alexander of Stirling(b.1605- 1667 Virginia) married Agnes Graham of Gartmore d.1636
6. William Alexander Earl of Stirling (1567-1640)married Janet Erskine daughter of Sir William Eskine and Joanna Montgomerie (daughter of Hugh Montgomerie 2nd Earl Eglinton and Mariota Seton)
7. Alexander Alexander (1545- )married Marion Contee
8. William Alexander (1527-1610) married Elizabeth of Argyle
9. Alexander Alexander (1505-1564)married Elizabeth Forbes
10. Andrew Alexander (1485-1526) married Margaret (Mariota) MacDonald only daughter of John MacDonald and Elizabeth Seton (daughter of Sir Alexander Seton of Touch and Elizabeth Erskine)
11. Alexander Alexander (1465)married Lady Elizabeth Douglas
12. Andrew Alexander (1446)married Katherine Graham
13. Thomas Alexander (1420-1506)married Catherine Campbell
14. Alexander Alexander (b.1385)married Elizabeth MacDonald of Menstrie daughter of Robert McDonald son of Angus McDonald son of John MacAlexander of Menstrie son of Gilbert de Insula and Menstrie
15. Alexander macAlexander (b.1365)[brother of Donald Lord of the Isles]married Mary Lennox
16. John Alexander Lord of the Isles (b.1320)married Princess Margaret Stewart daughter of Robert II Stewart King of Scots
17. Angus Og Alexander III Lord of the Isles(b.1300)married Agnes McDonald daughter of Alexander II Og MacDonald Lord of the Isles and his wife Mariotta (daughter of John Alexander and Rebecca of Flanders)
18. John Alexander (illegitimate son) (b.1283)married Lady Margaret Bruce (b.1283) sister of Robert the Bruce I of Scots and second wife of William of Carlyle
19. Prince Alexander MacAlexander of Scotland (1264-1284)and his Jewish mistress Rebecca (illegitimate daughter of Guy de Dampierre)
20. King Alexander III of Scots (1241-1286)
21. King Alexander II of Scots (1198-1249)
22. King William the Lion of Scots (1143-1214)
23. Henry Earl of Huntingdon (1114-1152)
24. King David I of Scots (1080-1153)brother of King Alexander I of Scots
25. King Malcolm III of Scots (1033-1093) married St Margaret
26. King Duncan I of Scots (1013-1040)married Suthen daughter of Mar Ghazan (Guiamar V of Salerno)of the Hunza Valley a descendant of Alexander the Great
27. Crinan Mormaer of Athol (975-1045)married Bethoc daughter of King Malcolm II of Scotland
28. Duncan II Mormaer of Athol (949-988)
29. Duncan I Mormaer of Athol (920-965)
30. Duncan Thane of Dull (b.900)
31. Dubacan Mormaer of Angus(b.880)
32. Prince Indrechtaig of Mide(b.860)
33. King Donachad Mac Eochocan of Mide (b.830 - 877)
34. Prince Eochocan of Mide (b.800)
35. King Conchobar of Mide (b.770-833)
36. King Donchadh Midi of Mide (733-797)
37. King Domnall Midi of Mide (d.763)
38. King Murchad of Uisnech (d.713)
39. King Diarmat Dian of Uisnech (d.689)
40. Prince Airmetach Caech of Uisnech (d.639)
41. King Conall Guthbinn of Uisnech(d.637)
42. King Suibne of Uisnech (d.598)
43. King Colman Mor of Uisnech (d.557)
44. King Diarmat of Uisnech
45. Prince Fergus Cerbaill (aka King Fergus Mac Earca of Dal Riata in Scotland)
46. King Conall Cremthainne Gulban of Uisnech
47. Niall Mor of the Nine Hostages High King of Ireland

see House of Alexander for John of Eredy

SEE also Alexander DNA website

see also Mark Finnan book The First Novo Scotian

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hatshepsut and the Land of Mu

Hatshepsut (Hepzibah) Maatkare (r.852-829 BC) was the daughter of Thutmose I and Queen Ahmose (meaning child of Moon). Hatshepsut was the High-Queen of Egypt, Kush, Sheba and Kedar (in the Land of Mu). She came of a long line of Moon (Mu) Queens. Thebes was called Wa-shet or Wa.she which can also be read She.Wa (Sheva or Sheba). It is near Thebes that the Great Temple of Hatshepsut is found. 

She married King Solomon's brother Nathan (Nehesi/ Narada) who became the Royal Governor of the Rhodan Empire (Mu) and King of Dedan and Kedar.  When Nathan died childless she went to Israel to fulfil the custom of yibum (raising up a son to the name of his childless brother) with Nathan's oldest brother Solomon. They had a son Mattata (Nattata/ Narada) who was the ancestor of the Virgin Mary (Luke 3). Her daughter Neferure (Nenuna/ Netuna) with Solomon (Senmut) was reared by her in Egypt. 

The account of the voyage to the Land of Punt tells the tale of how King Solomon (Senmut/ Senenmut) and Prince Nathan of Israel sailed to ancient Australia (Send/ Sinim/ Ophir/ Kedar) and south east Asia (Havilah/ Hend). The ruler of these lands was called Parahu or Pharaoh which was the title borne by Shiva the grandfather of Hatshepsut. From this time the rulers of Egypt adopted the title Pharaoh (Pharan). The title for a High-Queen of Rhoda was the Ati who was Chandika (Kandake). The Northern land of Hend (Havilah) was the homeland of the cultures of India. Queen Ahmose the mother of Thutmose II and Hatshepsut was the daughter of Shiva (Parahu) and Chandika (Ati).

The great city of Ophir or Saphir called the city of Gold was built at the mouth of a Great River flowing from a huge Canyon bigger than the Grand Canyon in America (another place that has been said to have been settled by Egyptian-Phoenican-Israelites). Ancient accounts spoke of the houses being on stilts and beehive shaped in a land of great Valleys or canyons. This whole area was destroyed and sunk into the sea at a later date along with much as this land of Mu (Sheba/ Punt). This Great River was in ancient times known as the Eridanus River (Red river) and the Indian Ocean was called the Eridanus or Erythean Sea. The Eridanus River was also known as Cygnus (Swan). There is an Ancient Greek myth that tells of Phaeton the son of Helios falling into the Eridanus River and his friend Cygnus mourning for him and being turned into a Swan. The Eridanus constellation is also associated with its Babylonian name of Star of Eridu. Some observers have even claimed to identify wall-like structures and a pyramid shaped object in the Perth (Swan) Canyon.

The Houses in the Land of Punt

The great City of Sheba may have been at the ancient mouth of the Fitzroy River. At one time there was a merchants trade route that went directly south east from Sheba to Ophir. There was a settlement at Mt Newman and even in the early days of the British settlement there was a belief that a white tribe of aboriginals lived in this area and a number of sightings of white aboriginals were reported. Going further south east there was another settlement near Walga Rock near Cue. When the climate was wetter this area was very fertile with a huge Lake now called Lake Austin. In the early days of British Settlement this area was found to have a remnant of a white tribe as the aborigines of this area were tall, fairer skinned (with a yellow tinge rather than black or copper) and some of them had blonde hair and beards.  The Lake Austin settlement may have been part of the ancient inland Kingdom of Heber (its south western corner).  Its major centre being at Lake Mackay. Or the Lake Austin site may have been a settlement in the Land of Ophir (in its far north eastern portion). South west from Ophir was the City of Kedar near the Gracetown/ Margaret River area of Western Australia. 

Others believe that a white tribe of aboriginals lived in the Karakin Lakes area just north of Perth and were transferred by the colonial government to the Irwin River area. This was linked to the famous story of the Dutch settlement and this may have been a white tribe descended from the Dutch rather than the ancient Israelite-Egyptian-Phoenician inhabitants. Governor Stirling was concerned with the discovery of these white survivors and ordered Lieutenant Dale to investigate other places of rumoured white aboriginal settlements. Lieutenant Robert Dale also followed others tales of white aboriginal settlements to Talbot River and then north-east to Lake Austin. The white aboriginals at one stage also had a settlement in the Talbot River area near Beverley and York but by the 1830's they had been either massacred or moved on by the Nyungar. It would seem Robert Dale found some remnants of this tribe of white aboriginals (who also had some black aboriginal ancestry at this stage) at Talbot River. They told him of a further white settlement to the north east of Talbot River where there was a great inland lake (or sea). 

Eromanga Sea according to geologists

Maslen's map drawing on ancient accounts demonstrates that there may have been a huge River and water way beginning at the ancient mouth of the Fitzroy River at the King Sound. Though his map may be out of proportion as it is likely that the area of Lake Mackay was part of the inland Sea. Ships could sail down the ancient River of Sheba (Thebe/ Theba) to the Capital City of the Land of Heber in the middle of Australia in the region of Lake Mackay. Lake Mackay itself was once part of the so-called Eromanga Sea that covered much of inland Australia. Maslen must have had access to an older map of Australia from before 1530 when the mouth of the Fitzroy River was a couple of hundred miles further north-west in the Timor Sea which showed this water way and Inland Lake or Sea. He then tried to fit this detail into the post-1530 shape of Australia which moved the waterway and Inland Sea (Lake Mackay) too far east. 

Maslen's map of Australia 1827

Originally before the disasters around the years 1400-1300 BC it was possible to travel to Punt by land. During the reign of the Josephite Dynasty of Thebes (Sheba) the land came under Egyptian rule. However the Ancient Ethiopian Book of "The Conflict of Adam and Eve" tells us that Sheba was ruled by a long line of 60 Queens until the time of Solomon. This line of Queens began with Milkam or Milka the first High Queen of Eridu (Rhoda/ Ares/ Mars/ Marutz) whose mother was the Prophetess Yiskah the Priestess of the Rose (Shoshan). The Hebrew word for Queen is Malcah that derives from this word.

The story of Nehesi (Nathan) (aged 17), Senmut (Solomon)(aged 23) and Thutiy (Thutmose II) going to Punt together is not in the ninth year of Hatshepsut's reign- this may be the year she is relating the story on her Temple at Thebes. Or more likely it is telling how when she was 9 years old in 863 BC she travelled with King Solomon and his younger brother Prince Nathan and her half-brother Prince Thutiy (Thutmose II) to the Land of Punt to visit her grandparents. Hatshepsut (Hephzibah) remained in Punt (Ophir) where she married Prince Nathan who became the Royal Governor of Kedar at first under the authority of the Paruhu (Pharaoh) known as Shiva (Sheba) and Rudra (Rhoda) [after the places that he ruled but also called Mahadeva and Para Matman (Mattata)] and the High Queen (Ati) Chandika.

Solomon returned to Jerusalem from the Southern continent. He arrived back in about 860 BC. Around 857 BC Nathan died and Hatshepsut (Hephzibah) came from the ends of the earth in Western Australia to visit King Solomon and to fulfil the law of yibum. Hatshepsut then moved to Egypt where she had two children to Solomon. Damien Mackey believes that Solomon (Senenmut) was in Egypt during the 7th, 9th and 16th years of Hatshepsut's reign.

Modern Scientists have discovered the richness of natural life of the area they call Sunda or Sundaland. This is also seen as the homeland of the ancient Hindu (Hend) culture and religion. There is even an "Out of Sundaland" population theory. However the ridiculous datings of the evolution theorists distort the evidence.

We know that Velikovsky mentions that the population of the Land of Punt which we link to Mu was Caucasian (Mu/ Milesians / Meshwesh) with also black people (Kushites). Ancient sources link this area of Ophir with Reu the ancestor of Abraham from which the name of Pa Reu (Pharaoh) or House of Reu developed. In the time of Reu and Job the Ice age hit the Northern Hemisphere and drove the population South into the Lands of Mu. The Ice Age hit about 200 years after the Flood due to the cooling of the Oceans and reached its maximum over a 100 to 150 year period when the human population headed South. They established an advanced civilisation in the Southern lands (Sundaland) and it was from this Eastern homeland known as Sephar a mountainous region that the Kushites and some of the Hebrews first settled in Mesapotamia.  The Ice Age in Europe continued until about 1500 BC.

Megiddo ivory plaque - Banquet of a king

Punt is also the original homeland of the ancient Phoenicians and Hebrews.   During the time of the Josephite Dynasties of Egypt many of the Israelites resettled in the southern lands of Mu under the leadership of the Zerah-Judaites and the Manasseh and Ephraim Josephites before the Exodus. The Josephite Theban Royal family, the Phoenician Hiramites and the Davidic Kings reestablished contact with Mu. 

When the Assyrians took the Israelites into captivity many of them were placed in the North and from there they moved into Europe around 500-400 BC. However another large group of Israelites and Judaites were placed in the South east of the Assyrian Empire in the "mountains of Media". These southern Israelites who followed a paganised version of the Hebrew faith left the Assyrian Empire and fled east heading for the Egyptian-Hebrew-Phoenician colonies in the Southern continent. The Sabbaton was the volcanic strait that separated Australia from Asia. While much of northern Mu had already gone under the water Ophir and the cities in the south still existed even though the continent may have already been starting to dry up and become more desert-like. Scientists from the University of Western Australia claimed that the Swan River once carried a huge volume of water and that the weather in the past was much wetter. It would seem that some of the coastline of Western Australia may have fallen into the Ocean around 540 AD when a huge heavenly object struck Northern Australia and created the Dark Ages in Europe.

It would seem that the Neleus  (Nilius/ Nimlot/ Eliezer) who founded the city of Miletus around 600 BC was from Mu . He is called a son of Kodros who is meant to be the last king of Athens. In reality Kodros refers to Kedar in the southern continent from where he came to Egypt and then Greece. His father was the King or Prince Jorim of Kedar.  It is on the ships of the Milesians that many of the R1b Israelites would move from Mu to Libya and Western Egypt. His descendant was the Milesian Chief Prince of Mu in Egypt called Elmadmam or Shoshenk (Shashank). Shashank is a Sanskrit word meaning "moon" and both Mu and Libu mean 'moon'. His son Osorkon (Socho) was also called Cosam who was the father of Nathaniah (Elnathan/ Nathaniel) and Takelot I Addi.  

Nathaniah settled in Jerusalem in the reign of King Josiah and embraced Judaism. His daughter Nehushta married Josiah's son King Jehoiakim and she was the Queen-Mother of Judah when her son Jeconiah briefly ascended the throne. Queen Nehushta was taken by Nebuchanezzar to Babylon with her son. However she seems to have escaped or left Babylon and gone to Egypt and married her cousin Osorkon II Chief Prince of Mu (Milesians/ Prince of Thebes) in Egypt. This second Osorkon was also called Melchi or Milad. King Jeconiah after 37 years in a Babylonian prison was released and set on his own throne as a King or Exilarch over the Jews of the East. 

At this time King Zedekiah's daughter Asenath ha Yafa (called Isnetnofret) who was about 20 years of age married King Jeconiah. However the marriage was childless and she then according to the laws of yibum married his half-brother Nilius (Neri/ Niall/ Nimlot) the son of Osorkon II Melchi (Milad) and Queen Nehushta (Djedmutsenakh). Her yibum son was called Shealtiel who then became the second Exilarch of Babylon. Queen Nehushta's symbol was the Nehushtan (Bronze Serpent emblem) which became the emblem of her descendants among the Milesians. Queen Nehushta was also the mother of Seti II (Psamtik II) the Pharaoh of Egypt and of Takelot II Chief Prince (Nasu/ Nasi) of the Mu in Egypt.

Eridanus Constellation -a starry River

Perth or Swan Canyon today

see the Revised Egyptian Chronology and the Rose Dynasty

Monday, June 10, 2013

Theban Dynasty

Inyotef (Joseph) III Pharoah of Egypt the grandfather of  Mentuhotep III

Theban Dynasty

Inyotef I (Intef/ Joseph) Prince of Thebes son of Pharaoh Mentuhotep III of the Josephite Dynasty

Sobekhotep I (b.1550) Prince of Thebes. He was born in the reign of Pharaoh Amenemhet I the Pharaoh that knew not Joseph.

Inyotef II Amenemhet (b.1520) son of Sobekhotep I

Sobekhotep II (b. 1490) son of  Inyotef II Amenemhet of Thebes

Khendjer (b. 1467 BC) son of Sobekhotep II

Mentuhotep V Nehy (b.1445 BC) son of Khendjer. Moses was born in 1430.

Sobekhotep III Haankhef (b.1420) son of Mentuhotep V

Neferhotep I (b.1400 BC) son of Sobekhotep III married Queen Senebsen (Sabi Mu) the daughter of Dudimose (b.1420) Prince of Thebes son of Amenemhet IV (b.1440) who retired to Thebes as a Prince. Moses left Egypt for Midian in 1390 BC.

Sobekhotep V (b.1380 BC) son of Neferhotep I and nephew of the Pharaoh of the Exodus Sobekhotep IV Khaneferre in 1350.

Inyotef III Ameny (b.1360) He lived around the time the Israelites entered the Holy Land in 1310 BC

Sobekhotep (b.1335) son of Inyotef III

Hor (b.1300) son of Sobekhotep I. Death of Joshua in 1282 BC.

Sobekhotep  (1270 BC) son of Hor

Djehuti (b.1250) son of Sobekhotep 

Neferhotep III (b. 1232 BC)

Mentuhotep VI (b.1211 BC) son of Neferhotep III

Nebirirau I (b. 1190 BC) son of Montuhotep VI 

Nebiriau II (b.1170 BC) son of Nibiriau I

Bebiankh (b.1150 BC) son of Nibiriau II. Deborah becomes Judge of Israel in 1144 BC.

Montemsaf I (b.1130 BC) son of Bebiankh

Dedumose I (b.1115 BC) son of Montemsaf I. Gideon Judge of Israel in 1104 BC.

Dedumose II (b.1090 BC) son of Dedumose I

Montemsaf II  (b.1070 BC) son of Dedumose (Dudimose)

Mentuhotep VII (b.1045 BC) son of Montemsaf 

Inyotef IV Senefertauief (r. 1005-985 BC) son of Montuhotep VII. Samson becomes Judge of Israel in 988 BC.

Inyotef V Sehetepkare (r.985 -975 BC) son of Joseph IV

Rahotep II (r.975-960) son of Joseph V. Eli becomes Judge of Israel in 968 BC.

Sobekemsaf I (r.960-945 BC) son of Rahotep

Sobekemsaf II (r.945-936 BC) son of Sobekemsaf I. 

Inyotef VI Sekhembre (r.936-934 BC) son of Sobekemsaf II. 

Inyotef VII Nubkheperre ( r.934-927 BC) brother of Joseph VI

Inyotef VIII (Joseph VIII/ Yadav) Sekhembre (r. 927-926 BC) son of Joseph VII. He married Princess Ahmose of Mu (Rhoda) the daughter of High-Queen Mena (Mentuhotep) of Rhoda and Rahotep Prince of Thebes.  The Beginning of the reign of King Saul of Israel in 927 BC. 

Ahmose (r.926-925 BC) son of Inyotef (Joseph) married (Tara (Taraka/Tetisheri) daughter of  Djenna (Djan Prince of Kush and High -Queen Neferu Parbati of Rhoda (Mu).

Tao (r.925-919 BC) son of Ahmose. He married his half sister Ahmose- Inhapi who was the mother of Ahmose I. His sister was Ahhotep (meaning the Moon is at rest/peace) the mother of Ahmose-Nefertari. The beginning of the reign of King David in 915 BC.

Kamose (r.919-914 BC) son of Tao

Ahmose I (r.914-889 BC) brother of Kamose. He married Ahmose-Sitkamose daughter of Kamose. King David established his rule over all Israel and Judah in 906 BC.

Amenhotep I (r.889-868) son of Ahmose I married his half-sister Ahmose- Meritamun the daughter of Ahmose I and Ahmose-Nefertari. In his reign Hiram I became the King of Tyre in 882 BC. Solomon became the King of Israel during his reign in 874 BC.

Thutmose I (r. 868-855 BC) son of Amenhotep I married High-Queen Ahmose of Mu daughter of Parahu (Pharaoh) Matman Shiva of Mu and Chandika (Kandake/ Makeda)

Thutmose II (r. 855-851 BC) son of Thutmose I

Hatshepsut (Hepzibah) Maatkare (r.852-829) daughter of Thutmose I and Queen Ahmose (meaning child of Moon). She was Queen of Egypt, Kush, Sheba and Kedar (in the Land of Mu). She came of a long line of Moon (Mu) Queens. 

Thutmose III (Shishak) (r. 851-797 BC) son of Thutmose II