Tuesday, September 16, 2014

St Andrew and St Matthew in Ophir in Western Australia

St Andrew visited Ophir (Parthia) on the coast of ancient Australia on his third missionary journey after rescuing St Matthew from the Cannibals of Java Minor (Kerguelen Plateau). In fact this socalled third missionary journey was part of his second missionary journey.  Ophir was a city of the Manassehites (Mani) at the mouth of the Eridanus (Red) or Cygnus (Barbur/ Swan) River. 

The Parthian Empire was established by an Ophiri or Parthian Prince Arsaces (Ashkan) around 250 BC. St Andrew had traveled through the Parthian Empire and then gone south stopping in Kerala (St Andrews, Kerala) before going to the Land of the Dog-headed people at Andaman (as described by Marco Polo as the home of the Dog -headed people). Andaman was named in honour of St Andrew. From there St Andrew went south to the land of Barbur (Swan) with its capital city called Ophir or Parthia. He then went southwest to Catigara (Kerguelen Plateau/ Java Minor) to the lands of the black cannibals where he rescued St Matthew (or Matthias) before returning to the Ophir at the mouth of the Swan Canyon (now under the Ocean) in Western Australia.

St. Andrew and St. Matthew then went northward back to Andaman (which was later the Andaman Islands) where they separated with Matthew going to India and Andrew north into China and then further north to the Manessehite Kingdom in Siberia founded by the Manassehite Warriors (R1a y-dna) of  King Hosea (Osee). They founded the Zionhu (Xionghu) or Hu Empire. Zion hu means the bearded foreign men of Zion. Xiong / Zion is a pun as it can mean Bear in Chinese. Andrew also visited Sogdiana and then headed back to the Holy Land via the Silk Roads.

St Andrew's first missionary journey was to Greece and then London (Lydda/ Lud) in Britain, he visited Avalon (Antioch) and then moved into Scotland (Edinburgh/ Edessa) with his wife Johanna (Junia/ Julia). He then returned via the Rivers of Russia to Byzantium and Ankara before heading east to Cappadocia and Galatia. He then went to Georgia and Armenia before going to Jerusalem. St Andrew after his fourth missionary journey returned to Scotland where he was martyred at Perth (Patras or Parthia named for Ophir in Australia), where he had a missionary settlement, by the Pictish king Angus (Oegnus/ Aengus) in 69 AD. Later his relics were transferred from Perth (Patras) to St Andrews by St Riagill (Regulus) a companion of St Columba in the 6th century. This event was confused by the Greeks wanting to claim Patras in Greece as the site of the martyrdom. 

Both St Bartholomew and St Andrew were martyred in Alban (Scotland) by the Picts (Agathysri). Scotland or at least the east Coast was called Alban or Albany part of Scythia (Scotia). Alban or Laban means White and was the name associated with the Tribe of Reuben (Rubani/ Lubani/ Albani) of R1b U152. It would seem that the Tribe of Reuben settled in Australia in the Kingdom of Chabor on the edge of the inland Shallow (Rhadood) Sea in the 5th century BC. From there a group settled in North America in Rhoda, Calalus which came under Roman rule and many of these Rhodans (Rhadans) settled in the British Isles, France and Italy in the 1st century BC. The Irish chroniclers call these Parthians (Perthians) the Partholonians and connect them to the Picts of Scotland.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shark Kings of Nungan

Jerong or Djeroong is a name associated with the rulers or aboriginal kings of the Nungas (Noongars/ Nyungas) of south-west Western Australia.  A King Jerong was the aboriginal king of the Nungas recognised by the British colonial government in the 1850's. Jerong was from a long line of Nunga Chieftains or Kings originally associated with the totem of the shark. This reflects their origin was their island home in the Indian Ocean called Nungan (called by Marco Polo (Necouran). They left their island home and landed on the South western coast of Western Australia in the 16th century after the sinking of their island home in 1530. 

The original Jerong or Jurong (the Shark King) who led them to Australia may have been a Prince (of K y-dna) from the sunken land of Malaiur (the homeland of the Malays before 1530) on the Central Kerguelen Plateau (Catigara). Jurong the Malay (Mallee/ Maali) Prince of the Nungas was also associated with the Swan (maali in modern Nunga language). The Nungas remembered the swan-like ships and shark-like boats (submarines) that brought them to Australia (Jera/ Jirra/ Java/ Jaya) by this first of their "Kings". 

These Malay Princes claimed descent from Alexander the Great but this was not the Macedonian Alexander but Rajender the Great of the Indian Cholan Empire of the 11th century. Rajender (Iskanda/ Alexander) the Great conquered the island of Malaiur (confused by historians with modern Malaysia) and one of his sons placed on the throne from whom the later Malay Princes descended. Rajender's mother may have been a Gangga Negara Princess who claimed descent from the original Alexander the Great through her ancestor Merong Mahaw-angsa or Merong the Great Swan whose son or grandson Raja Ganjil Sarjuna of Kedar (Naturaliste Plateau) founded the Kingdom of Gangga Negara. 

Merong was a son or grandson of the Ruler of the Roman ruled Kingdom of Rhoda in North America, Silvanus Tolmai the Swan Knight with his Olmec (Merong) wife. He left Roman-ruled Rhoda (Calalus) for China in the 2nd century with a fleet of swan ships. Another son called Merong Mahapudisat succeeded him as the King of Langkasuka (Kedar or Kedah in south-West Australia) and he also became the ruler of the Island of Locac or Soukhattai (Soucat).

Djeroong in modern Noongar language means fat, greasy or handsome but originally meant shark (Jurong still means shark in Malay). In modern Noongar shark is "kwila". After 1530 the bulk of the white population of Western Australia had left for Arabia and the remnants moved away from the coastal regions into the interior. The Nungas were fierce warriors and pushed the white aborigines north and inland. However legends seem to say that the whites and blacks lived in peace at first so the whites may have welcomed them after the sinking of their islands.

The white aborigines maintained control of the area of Balardung until conquered by the Nungas just before the settlement of the Swan River colony. The white aboriginals were strengthened with the settlement of the Karakin Lakes area near the Moore River by the Dutch survivors of the wreck of the Concordia in 1708. The two white tribes allied and kept the Nungas to the south. However the Whites were also under threats by the encroaching aborigines from the north. These northern black aborigines were descendants of the Nungas neighboring island in the Indian Ocean called Gauenispola by Marco Polo who had landed in the north of Western Australia after 1530 and then spread out across Australia.

The Nungas (Necouran) and the Polans (Gauenispola) were from southern India and settled on their islands  a long time before the 13th century AD. Recent dna testing demonstrated that some Australian aborigines have similar dna to Indians and they also have similar kinship laws to the Southern Indians. They estimated that this Indian contribution to Aboriginal dna occurred about 4000 years ago based on 141 generations. They used a rather high estimate of generations of 30 when it would be more likely to be 15-20 years between generations thus making the period between 2800-2100 years ago  that the Aboriginals left India for the Southern Indian Ocean Islands. It was in their Island home that C-M347 y-dna mutation occurred before coming to Australia.

The Islands of Necouran (Nungan) and Gauenispola were a few hundred kilometres east of the Heard and McDonald Islands on the Kergeulen Plateau (sunken continent). Before the Islands sunk around 1530 the "Aborigines" where moved north west to Australia in ships. It would seem that the disaster was known before the final events and a huge rescue operation began to move the populations out of the southern Indian Ocean to Australia and Indonesia (South East Asia).  It would seem the Nungas were settled on the southern coast towards South Australia and the Polans were settled inland in the kingdom of Habor (Chabor or Heber) south of Broome and north of Pardoo on an arm (near the Sandfire Roadhouse) of the Shallow Inland Sea. This is part of the so called Percival Paleodrainage line in the Paterson region of Western Australia. After the sinking of the coastline this settlement was on the new coastline and the inland Sea began to dry up. 

However the Inland Sea still existed for some time after 1530 and is found in many Aboriginal tales and stories. Around 1606 (evolutionary dating 10,000 years ago) major geological events occurred that created the Crater lakes and accelerated the drying up of the Inland Sea and separated Tasmania from the mainland. Pedro Fernandez de Queiros stated that New Guinea was still connected to Australia and it was thus in 1606 that this separation happened due to these geological shakings creating the Torres Strait which de Queiros' fellow captain de Torres was able to use after he left Australia (Nova Jerusalem at Port Curtis). 

After the sinking of the original coastline and the huge Tsunami that hit Western Australia in 1530 the Polan (Paman) aborigines settled around the remnant of the Shallow Inland Sea. After 1606 with the drying up of the Inland Sea the "Aborigines" on the east side of the Sea moved further East and over the Blue Mountains into New South Wales and Queensland pushing the ancestral "Torres Strait Islanders" further North. These "Torres Strait" people had been much further South since 1530 when they had been resettled from Lesser Java (Kerguelen Plateau) to Indonesia and New Guinea.

see Lesser Java And Srivijaya 
and Prester John Emperors of the Three Indias
and Marco Polo was Right 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Diverse Davidic Y-DNA

Many genealogists and others hoped that by studying the y-dna of the famous Jewish Rabbinic families that claimed Davidic descent they would discover the Davidic dna. However many were disappointed to find that these families were of diverse male lineages including J, I, Q, R1b, R1a, E1b, G etc.

A point forgotten is that Davidic status can also be received through maternal lineages. For example the Davidic Nasiim of the Sanhedrin descended from Hillel and Gamaliel were only Davidic through Hillel's mother but were of the Tribe of Benjamin (Q ydna) through his father. Thus those families claiming Davidic ancestry of Q y-dna may be Davidic descendants of the House of Hillel. 

Those families claiming Davidic descent of G y-dna may be descended from the Hunza Valley Princes that came to Sicily in the 11th century descended from Alexander the Great who intermarried with the Davidic Princesses of the Machir Dynasty of Narbonne. Those of J y-dna (Assyrian) may come from the marriage of Merwan ha Levi to a Davidic Princess of Narbonne. Those of R1a ydna (Tribes of Joseph) may descend from the Khazar Royal House which also had Davidic status from the Davidic ancestress Serakh.

The direct male lines of David are R1b-M269 (Sons of Leah) and R1b-L21 (Davidic House of Nathan). Everyone who has R1b-M269+ or R1b-M269- in their genetic tree descend from one of the six sons or Tribes of Leah- Reuben, Levi, Judah, Simeon, Issachar and Zebulon. Pharaoh Tutankhamun was R1b-M269+.  While everyone who is R1b-L21+ is of direct male line Davidic ancestry it does not mean that they are the only direct male line Davidic descendants. However it does mean that those who are R1b-M269+ and R1b-U106+ are not of direct male line Davidic ancestry as they are from the Tribe of Zebulon (but are not the only Zebulonite clan). However certain U106 families may have Davidic status through a maternal Davidic line.

However we must also remember that even tribal status may come through a female if she marries someone of a lesser yichus. If a Zebulonite lady (whose father was R1b-U106) married a convert who was E1b then the children would take the mother's tribal status. So while each Tribe may be mainly of direct male lineage from their founder, there would also be those who are of different male lines that have taken tribal status. If such male lines were fertile for sons then the Tribe may after a few generations have a large group of Tribal members of y-dna differing from other tribal members. 

Someone could be a direct male line descendant of Zebulon of R1b-U106+ who marries a Gentile woman. Their son is thus a Gentile but a male line descendant of Zebulon. That son may convert and marry a woman whose father is of direct male line Benjaminite ancestry of Q y-dna. Their son would thus be of Benjaminite tribal status while having male line Zebulonite y-dna ancestry. 

Israelite, Hebrew and Jewish status is not purely genealogical or genetic but is a living and evolving community of people. When Jewish maternal ancestry can be shown by people who have become non-observant of Torah or converted to other religions etc then many Orthodox Jewish authorities will accept such maternally descended Jews back into the Jewish community without a conversion ceremony. After ten generations they are classified as Gentiles in regard to Torah observances and would need to go through ritual conversion to reenter the Jewish community.  This was the case with the conversos of Spain and Portugal, many prominent Sefardi Jewish families were Catholics for many generations before rejoining the Jewish community without needing to go through conversion. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Who do you think you are George Bloomer?

George Christopher Bloomer in WW1

Last week on the "Who do you think you are?" episode of the ancestry of the famous Australian actress Lisa McCune it revealed that her father Malcolm was actually the son of Colin George Bloomer. Colin's father George Bloomer, at the age of 18, was involved in a major murder trial. It also involved his half brother and sister James Potter and Lavinia Potter. The events occurred at the Day Dawn mine in Western Australia in 1908. The programme didn't delve into George's origins or how he was a half brother to the Potters.

George Christopher Bloomer was born in 1890 in Western Australia. Both his parents were born in Ireland of Irish Catholic families of  Jewish origins (Frankists). George's paternal grandfather Edward Bloomer and his maternal great-grandfather Michael Brennan were Irish born British soldiers who were close friends and related through Edward's third wife Mary Ann Brady (daughter of Leon Brady (Brody) a grandson of Reb Moshe ben Zalman). Michael Brennan accompanied Edward and Mary Bloomer and their two sons Christopher and James to Fremantle on the convict ship called the 'Racehorse' to Western Australia. 

Edward and Michael were 'enrolled pensioner guards' who guarded the convicts in return for free passage to Australia. As was common in this time people adjusted their ages to suit the circumstances. Edward claimed to be 44 and Michael 40 on the ship records. Edward was two years older having been born in 1819 in Knockbride, Cavan, Ireland and Michael was five years older having been born in 1820 in Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland. These two men belonged to the network of Jewish families who were descended from Jacob Frank as well as the founders of Chabad and Breslov Hasidism. 

When Edward Bloomer died after being in Australia only 3 years his widow and three sons stayed with Michael Brennan. When the widow Mrs Mary Ann Bloomer remarried to Michael Redmond the two older boys remained with Michael Brennan who trained them in the printing trade and the Frankist teachings. Michael Brennan's father was a son of Rabbi Nathan (Nosan) of Nemirov (Ben Rabbi Nathan of Nemirov = BReNaN) who was responsible for the printing and publishing of the Breslov literature of Rebbe Nachman's teachings. When Michael Brennan's married daughter Mrs Bridget Kellington (of H mt-dna) arrived in Fremantle from London in 1873 with her former soldier husband Edward Kellington and three children she took over the rearing of the Bloomer boys. Jacob Frank had encouraged his followers to become soldiers and farmers. Those Frankists who were spiritually gifted were also encouraged to become priests and nuns. One of Michael's daughters became a nun and was the Mother Abbess of St Mary's Abbey in Suffolk. Michael was a Frankist Rebbe or Tzadik. These Catholic Jewish leaders were also called Sons of Sion (Bnei Tzion) and Michael was the leader in Kilkenny at a place called Sion before coming to Western Australia. 

Unfortunately a scandalous love affair between Christopher Bloomer and his 'foster' sister Mary Jane Kellington occurred in 1881 and a baby boy was born and died some months later. In this same year Bridget was found drowned. The next year 1882 Mary Jane was married off to an ex-convict called James Charles Henry Potter and they were the parents of James and Lavinia Potter involved in the Day Dawn murder case. After the death of Potter, Mary Jane married her teenage lover Christopher Edward Bloomer. They were the parents of George Christopher Bloomer and his three Bloomer sisters Eunice, Vera and Grace.

Michael Brennan's father was Moshe (who later took the name Michael). Moshe and his brothers Daniel and Pinchas (Patrick) (the three eldest sons of their parents) were cut off from their family when they openly embraced Catholicism under the influence of Reb Moshe ben Zalman the Catholic son of the Alter Rebbe. A group of them settled in Ireland. Michael Brennan (Brenan) and his brother Daniel settled in Gallowshill Gowran Killkenny. Moshe arrived with his wife Sarah. Daniel Brennan was to marry in Ireland to Mary (Miriam) Maher (Mayer) an Irish born Frankist whose father Michael Maher of Blanchfieldspark was a grandson of Jacob Frank. One of Daniel and Mary's son moved to Killarney, Kerry.

Moshe's brother Pinchas, influenced by some secret Frankist friends ran away from home around 1808 to Ireland to become a soldier in Castlecomer taking the name Patrick Brenan. Moshe ran away during the Napoleonic Wars to join his brother in Ireland after the death of Rebbe Nachman. He joined the British army as Michael Brennan in the 2nd Battalion 69th foot and fought at Waterloo. Michael returned to the Ukraine around 1820 where he married his wife and in the fight that broke out he and his wife supported Reb Moshe and a large group of them became Catholic and moved to Ireland under the leadership of two of the daughters of Rebbe Nachman- Della O'Brien (Udil Aurebach) and Catherine Lavin (Chaya Zaslavski) . They adopted Irish names and outwardly conformed to Irish Catholicism while keeping Jewish customs in private.

Chaya was the wife of Aharon Zaslavski. Aharon (aka Arthur or Aaron Lavin) became a secret Frankist under the influence of his uncle Reb Moshe ben Zalman. He travelled with Reb Sender of Shekhlov (a secret Frankist Tzadik) to England and Ireland to visit the Frankist communities. Aharon married a Irish-born Frankist Mary Maher. Around 1810 his wife and he went to Austria leaving the children with the Maher family in Inistioge Kilkenny. He was a Rabbi and married Chaya a daughter of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov around 1816 after the death of his first wife. Their children and descendants were removed from the Rabbinic family trees due to their conversion to Catholicism.
Zaslavski men were tall and good looking and Aaron's father or grandfather was a soldier in Jacob Frank's personal troupe. Jacob Frank encouraged his followers to become soldiers, farmers or clergy. The Lavin families of County Mayo and Roscommon are not related to the Kilkenny Lavin- Zaslavski family. The Mayo/ Roscommon Lavins are of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry (J2 y-dna) who came to Ireland in the 16th or 17th century. The Zaslavski Lavins are a branch of the Loeb/ Labin/ Loewe of the Davidic Rabbinic families of R1b-L21 y-dna who are noted for their pale skin and blonde (the Alter Rebbe) or strawberry blonde (Rebbe Nachman of Breslov) hair. Aaron's parents were Rabbi Elijah Zaslavski and Freida the eldest daughter of the Alter Rebbe Schneur Zalman of the Lubavitch Hasidim.

The Alter Rebbe

George Bloomer's grandfather Edward Bloomer was born in 1819 and then baptised at the old Catholic Church in Knockbride in 1821. His family lived in the Rooskey and Cullies townlands of Knockbride Parish after returning from the Russian Empire where his grandfather had been a soldier and where they became Frankists. Edward went with his father and step-mother to Palestine where they lived in Tiberias from 1828-1837, they reverted there to orthodox Judaism (as Efraim and Elisheva Barzel) but returned to their Christian beliefs due to the earthquake of 1837 and fled from the Jewish community in Palestine with Edward (he was 18) and the other older children leaving their younger children in Palestine with their Jewish relatives. After the huge earthquake they returned to England. Edward's father Edward (Efraim) and his second wife Elizabeth (Elisheva) nee Fox became supporters of the London Jews Society and eventually returned to Cavan Ireland and the Anglican Church of Ireland while Edward returned at least nominally to the Catholic faith of his mother Henrietta nee Orurk his father's first wife.

Edward was a printer in Birmingham in 1841 with his wife Anne and his 2 year old daughter Charissa. He joined the British Army (East India Company) in Edinburgh and was accepted for the Bengal artillery in 1844. He served in India for about 20 years and was present during the Indian Mutiny in 1857 when his second wife Margaret Bloomer (nee Dwyer) was killed in Meerut. He was a bombadier and fought in the Battles of Lucknow and Delhi. He later moved from India to Swords near Dublin with his third wife Mary Ann Brady. In 1865 they went to Western Australia on the "Race horse" arriving at Fremantle on August 15 1865. His youngest son Richard was born in Western Australia at the Barracks. Edward died in 1868 in WA.

Edward Bloomer's paternal grandmother Mary Rose (Miriam Reizel) was a granddaughter of Jacob Frank. His paternal grandfather John Alexander Bloomer was a soldier in Czarist Russia (Estonia) with the Irish Russian General Orurk. John's father James was born in colonial New York to James Alexander (of Irish Scottish ancestry of R1b-M222 y-dna) and Abigail Bloomer (of English and Sefardi Jewish ancestry). 

Michael Brennan's parents were Zoharists [ under the influence of Reb Moshe ben Zalman (Leon Brody) and his uncle Pinchas Ben Rabbi Nathan of Nemirov (Patrick Brenan)] who sometime after 1800 openly became Catholics and left the Russian Empire for Ireland. He married his wife in 1834. Michael became a soldier with the 40 th foot. He joined the army when he was around 15 years of age in 1835 putting his age up by two years (He would later put his age down by 5 years when he came to Western Australia). He served in Bombay and the Sindh in India until 1841. From 1841-42 he served in Afghanistan. From 1842-1845 he once again served in India and fought in the Gwalior Campaign in 1843. He returned to England and was discharged from the army. He lived at Sion near Kilkenny in the 1850's. In 1865 he went to Western Australia as an enrolled pensioner Guard on the "Racehorse" with the family of his friend Edward Bloomer who was a relative of Edward's third wife Mary. He died there in 1875. After Edward Bloomer's death Michael raised the two eldest sons of Edward and trained them in the printing business. 

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

George Bloomer's grandfather Edward Kellington was a British soldier who served in India, Australia, New Zealand and China. He was born in England and went to school in Lincolnshire. At the age of 17 in 1842 he joined the British Army in the 96th Regiment. In 1843 he went with his regiment to New Zealand to fight in the Maori wars. From 1844-49 he served in New South Wales. From 1849-1861 he served in India in the 43rd Regiment and he later transferred to the 87th Foot. In April 1861 he went to Hong Kong and China, he then went to Dublin where he married his wife Bridget Brennan. He left the army in 1864 in Hampshire. They lived in London. In 1873 he went to Perth Australia with his wife and three children. His actual birth date is unclear different records give anywhere from 1821-1826. He is said to have spent some of his childhood with his parents in Tasmania and he returned to Tasmania in 1843 before going to New Zealand. Edward Kellington died in Western Australia in 1883.

The Kellington family's original name was Katzenellenbogen which they anglicised to Kellington. Edward Kellington's father John was a British soldier who served with the 23rd Dragoons from 1811-1814 when he transferred to the 3rd Foot (buffs) and went to Canada to fight against the Americans from 1814-15. From 1821-1828 he served in the Buffs in Australia. He was discharged from the army in 1828 due to injuries to his eyes. He may have been a shepherd to Mr Frankish in 1835 in Yorkshire. He is described in his army records as being 5 foot 7 1/2 inches with grey eyes and brown hair and he enrolled in the Army at age 16. His parents Gershon and Miriam Katzenellenbogen were Polish Jews who fled Europe for England around 1780. They settled in Sheffield York as knife merchants as George and Mary Kellington. Their son John was born in Swinton in 1794. and died in London in 1854. The family later settled in London. John Kellington died in London in 1854.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Clan of Angelica of Hunza: I1a1 mt-dna

The Legendary Angelica ancestress of I1a1

The I mt-dna haplogroup is sometimes called the Iris or Isha haplogroup. Within this group is found I1a1 which I call the Clan of Angelica de Hunza who is the ancestress of this clan. I do not accept the evolutionary based datings of dna and believe that this Clan entered Europe about 1000 years ago in the person of Angelica who is also called Altrude, Ultar, Altara, Aldara- a Muslim Jewish Princess from the Hunza Valley who with her father Mir Ghazan (Guimar of Salerno) and her brother Argalia became Catholics. She is a direct descendant of the daughters of Queen Esther (Srouri) of the Hunza Valley in Pakistan (I1a mt-dna). She married the legendary hero called Drogo and Rinaldo who was also known as Reynald (Renaud) de Falaise (Croy). Their daughter Altrude de Hauteville married her cousin Richard (son of Angelica's brother Argalia) known as Richard de Hauteville who was a Prince of Salerno and the Regent of Edessa. 

Some historians incorrectly separate Richard into two different men who are cousins to each other. Confusion occurs as he is the nephew of William of the Principate and nephew and son-in-law to Drogo (Rinaldo). Richard and Altrude's daughter was called Marie de Hauteville and she married Joscelyn II de Courteney Prince of Galilee and Count of Edessa. Joscelyn and Marie's daughter Isabelle of Edessa and Harran (married Thoros II of Armenia) was the maternal grandmother of Herina of Harran. Herina's parents were Rita of Armenia and Hethum III of Lampron.

Another granddaughter of Isabelle of Edessa was Alix who married Constantine of Barbaron. Alix's daughter was Kalamaria who married Jean d'Ibelin Count of Jaffa and Ashkelon and the Bailiff of Jerusalem. Their daughter Marie d'Ibelin married her cousin Guy d'Ibelin (son of Philip d'Ibelin). Guy and Marie's daughter also Marie d'Ibelin married Hugh IV Lusignan King of Cyprus and titular King of Jerusalem.

Angelica's female descendants intermarried with the European and Muslim nobility.  Her descendant Herina of Harran (I1a1b mt clan) married firstly the Byzantine Emperor Isaac II Angelos, secondly the Muslim Zengid Ruler of Harran and thirdly the Muslim Ruler Al -Kamil (b.1177 d.1238) the Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt. The daughter called Aldara from Al-Kamil had a daughter in turn with John of Brienne, the King of Jerusalem in 1222 who was a hostage in the court of Al Kamil at this time. The female descendants of this daughter eventually settled as Jews in Navarre in the 13th century (her Conversos or Marrano descendants went to Mexico). Around 1790-1800 some of these Sephardi Marrano descendants left Mexico for the Carribean, Britain and Ireland.

St Francis before Sultan Al-Kamil

Juana the Catholic Queen of Navarre was also descended from Herina of Harran by the Emperor Isaac II Angelos through her maternal grandmother Duchess Matilda of Brabant (wife of the French prince Robert I Count of Artois). The emperor Isaac II Angelos may have himself also been a descendant of Angelica and her brother Argalia (a G2 y-dna descendant of Alexander the Great).

Herina's daughter Euphrosyne Angelina (Anna) married Roman the Great the Grand Duke of Kiev. Another daughter Irene Angelina married firstly King Roger III of Sicily and she married secondly Philip of Swabia, King of the Germans. Her daughter Princess Maria of Swabia  married Henry II Duke of Brabant. Their daughter Matilda of Brabant was the mother of Blanche d'Artois who was the mother of Juana Queen of Navarre. Juana married King Philip IV of France and their daughter Isabella was the Queen of King Edward II of England. 

Edward III and his mother Isabella were of I1a1b mt-dna

Irene Angelina's daughter Princess Kunegunde of Swabia married King Wencelaus of Bohemia. Many of these noble and Royal female lines died out with no direct line female descendants. I mt-dna hapologroup makes up between 2-4 percent of maternal lineages in Europe and Asia today and I1a1 mt-dna a much smaller number within that and I1a1b even smaller. I1a (Srouri Clan) branched off from I haplogroup (Iris Clan) about 2,400 years ago in Persia and a branch went to the Hunza Valley just after the time of Alexander the Great.  I1a1 (Angelica Clan) branched off from I1a around 1000 years ago and I1a1b (Herina or Irena Clan) about 800 years ago.

Angelica also had a female descendant (I1a1a) whose daughters went into eastern Russia and Siberia around the 12th century. This branch may have been founded by the famous Damsel of Cyprus (Beatrice) who was a daughter of Irena of Armenia (aunt of Herina of Harran) and Isaac Doukas Komnene the Regent of Cyprus. Another branch descended from Angelica was I1a1c whose daughters are found in Norway and North Eastern Europe today.  I1a1d and I1a1e (within the last 500 years) are more recent mutations found in the British Isles.

The earlier I mt-dna found in Denmark in high numbers (13 percent) do not belong to I1a but I5.  Earlier I1a (Srouri or Esther Clan) seems to be closely associated with R1b y dna males (sons of Leah) coming into Eurasia.

Herina of Harran was married to Isaac Angelos around 1180 when she was 14 years old. Isaac was a member of the extended Byzantine Imperial Family and a favourite of the Emperor Andronikas I Komnenos. Andronikos was a grandson of the Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and Isaac's grandmother was a daughter of Alexios I Komnenos. Isaac was ruthless in his pursuit of power and after seizing the throne in 1185 he divorced Herina and tried to have her murdered. 

Herina fled south from Constantinople to her father at Lampron. In order to escape further from the reach of her divorced husband's assassins she married Zengi II the Muslim Zengid ruler of Jazira and Harran. When Harran in 1199 was captured by Al-Kamil she entered his harem. Like all the women descended from Angelica she was a great beauty and was about 33 years old when she became a wife to Al-Kamil. In 1200 Herina went with Al-Kamil to Egypt where Al-Kamil's father Al-Adil had become Sultan. Al-Kamil was made Viceroy of Egypt by his father. Herina was the mother of As-Salih Ayyub (b.1205). 

Herina like her matriarchal ancestresses maintained in secrecy among the women the Jewish traditions coming from Angelica de Hunza while observing Islam outwardly. They took their ancestress Queen Esther as a model as being hidden Jewesses for the good of their people. Herina took her granddaughter Albrianna (by the affair between John of Brienne and Aldara) to Mosul and placed in a Jewish family. Albrianna was to become the wife of the Jewish exilarch Samuel who lived in Mosul. 

Albrianna's daughter Sroura married a wealthy Jewish merchant from Aleppo and they later settled in Constantinople. When Solamish the tall, blonde deposed Sultan of Egypt came to Constantinople in 1291 he fell in love with the beautiful Jewish princess. Solamish's mother was of Bedouin Jewish origin and he married Sroura's daughter Altara in the Jewish faith. However soon after the birth of their daughter in 1291 Solamish died (possibly murdered for leaving Islam). His apostasy was covered up by his family and his body embalmed and returned to Egypt for honourable Muslim burial.

Friday, July 4, 2014

James Nunn: Hebrew Christian soldier and Methodist Preacher

Rev. William Nunn brother of James Nunn

James Nunn (1778-1859) was a second generation Hebrew Christian who was baptised in 1788 in Barbados at the age of 10 along with his parents Jacob Castello Coronel Nunes (1760-1813) and his wife Esther (nee Montefiore) and his siblings. His parents were known as Jack and Esther Nunn.  The Nunn or Nunes family were descended from the Senior Coronel family of Dutch Brazil and Surinam who were descended from Don Abraham Senior who was also known as Duarte Saraiva Coronel. Jack was a wine and spirit merchant and after their embrace of the Church of England they moved to Colchester in England. Jack's brother William Nunn (Nunes) and his wife Ann had also become Anglicans in Great Wilbraham. It is believed that many of the family were converted to Wesleyan Methodism by James's older brother George (b.1776) who became a fervent Wesleyan Methodist and by as early as 1793 a Wesleyan preacher at the age of 17. James' brother William Nunn (b.1786) was to become a calvinist Anglican while studying at University to become a priest of the Church of England. He was a prominent personality in Manchester for many years at St Clement's Church.

At this period is found the genesis of the Hebrew Christian movement in Britain. It would seem that the mass conversion of over 60,000 Jews to Catholicism in 1760 had an effect in England where some of the Frankists on moving to the British Isles became Anglicans. This growing movement for Jewish evangelism led to the formation of the London Jews Society (London Society for the Propagation of Christianity among the Jews). James' brother the Rev William Nunn was very involved in the work of this society and after becoming an Anglican priest in 1818 he became a member of the Committee for the London Jews Society. His Methodist brothers George and John (a corn merchant and priest) were also involved in the Hebrew Christian movement. John was ordained as a priest in 1806 and was the curate of Shrewsbury St Chad in Shropshire until 1813 when he became the curate of Stanton Lacy until 1817. Rev.John then had to take over running the family business but became an assistant curate of Stockton in 1824 while still running his merchant business in York St in Manchester. William clashed theologically with his brothers over predestination and the harshness of his calvinistic approach. Their understanding of the place of Jewish traditions and Judaism differed.

William followed the understanding of those involved with LJS that was negative towards Hebrew Christians maintaining Jewish observances. The Methodist Hebrew Christians of the Nunn family were more positive towards Judaism and observances. They often secretly attended Jewish services and maintained privately in the home certain Jewish practices. These Hebrew Christians were tolerated by the wider Jewish community in a policy of  'don't ask don't tell', whereas the Jewish community vehemently opposed the missionary work of the LJS who encouraged their converts to abandon Moses and the Torah observances. The LJS and William Nunn saw an opposition between Law and Grace whereas his brothers and the Methodist Hebrew Christians saw no opposition between Law and Grace. They didn't see salvation history as divided so much into Old and New but more as First and Second. They saw the Rabbinic Jews as members of the "First Tribe" and the Christians and Hebrew Christians as members of the "Second Tribe" but both the equal sons of Abraham and Israelites. The Law was the first rain and the grace of the Gospel was the second rain - both were needed to produce a good harvest.

James Nunn was a soldier who settled his family after his marriage with his relatives in Great Wilbraham. They also lived in Bury St Edmund in Suffolk and Creeting St Mary Suffolk. James was born in the West Indies and at the age of 16 he joined the 23rd Regiment of Foot in 1794.  He arrived in England in 1795 where he began an affair with a Jewish girl who he married when she was found to be pregnant with his child. He moved his young wife to Great Wilbraham to the home of his uncle William Nunn of Great Wilbraham when the Regiment left England for the Continent. His uncle William Nunn had been a soldier in the 1st Regiment of Foot from 1793-1815 and his son also called William had died due to wounds received in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. 

James Nunn's wife Ann Elkin belonged to a Jewish family in Portsea in England who later moved to Barbados.  In 1799 James fought against the French in Holland in a combined force of British and Russian forces called the Helder Expedition. James met a number of Frankists (Hebrew Catholics) and Jews among the Russian troops. In 1801 he was in Egypt and fought in the Battle of Alexandria.

James transferred to the 63rd Regiment of Foot in 1808 to serve in Barbados and the West Indies. His wife and children went to Barbados with him. He became friends with his Jewish brother-in-law Benjamin who had come to Barbados in 1804 and was a watchmaker there. In 1810 he encouraged Benjamin to go to England and contact the Nunn family who were merchants. Benjamin Elkin returned to Barbados as a merchant and eventually became one of the most wealthy merchants and a great benefactor of the Jewish community both in Barbados and in England. Benjamin remained great friends with his Hebrew Christian brother-in-law James Nunn and they had many spiritual discussions which influenced Benjamin Elkin's ideas. James Nunn as Jacob Nunes and his cousin John Castello Montefiore still attended the synagogue and were involved in the life of the Jewish community (eventhough they were Hebrew Christians) with the support of Benjamin Elkin.

Ann Nunn (nee Elkin) returned to visit England with their children in 1813 where her daughter Eliza was born. Ann died soon after and her son James went to join the army in Donegal Ireland. The other children stayed with their relatives in England. James in the West Indies met and was influenced by the Wesleyan Methodist and Hebrew Christian preacher Rev. Joseph Orton in 1826 as were some of his Montefiore relatives in Barbados such as John Castello Montefiore. He later went to Australia in 1829 as a Lieutenant where he left the army in 1833 and settled there. Rev Orton arrived in Australia in 1831 and James became very involved with him. He moved to Maitland in the 1830's to establish a Wesleyan Hebrew Christian ministry to the Jewish community.
In 1842 he became a Catholic (or at least agreed to raise his children as Catholics) and married Margaret Smith in Maitland New South Wales in the East Maitland Catholic Church. He was working for the Jewish merchant and wholesale business of D.Cohen and Co in 1848 when his horse was stolen. However his wife died in 1849 with her new born baby and he put his children in a Catholic orphanage and moved to Melbourne where his grandson Richard Nunn had just arrived. Other members of his family also arrived from England. His grandson James Montefiore Nunn (1825-1904) arrived with his wife Sarah in 1853 from Cambridgeshire. 

James Montefiore Nunn (1825-1904)

James' grandson James Montefiore Nunn was the son of James Vaughn Nunn (1796-1864) of Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire. James Vaughn Nunn had been a soldier in the 23rd Regiment of Foot (1813-1822) like his father and he fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 where he was a private in Captain Brown's Company No. 4 when he was about 18 or 19 years old. James Vaughn Nunn's sons all came to Australia. Richard in 1849 on the "James T Foord", John in 1852 on the "London", James in 1853 on the "Credenda", Thomas in 1854 on the "General Hewitt", William in 1855 on the "Mary Hay". James's granddaughter Mrs Amelia Thorogood (by his son William Nunn) also went to Australia in 1853 but her husband died on the journey.Amelia's sister Mrs Elizabeth Reeves also came to Australia as did her brother William in 1853 on the "David McIver". James's three grandsons John, Charles and George by his son Samuel (1805-1867) went to New Zealand and John and George later moved to Queensland. James' nephew John Nunn the son of his brother the Reverend William Nunn of Manchester also went to live in Melbourne. Those family members that settled in Melbourne were the key group of the Wesleyan Hebrew Christian prayer meetings in the Brunswick and East Melbourne areas. John Vaughn Nunn's sons Richard, John and William Nunn were involved in the brick industry in Ballarat and led the Wesleyan Hebrew Christian meetings there. They were later joined in Ballarat by their nephew Henry (Harry) Simpkin (son of their sister Mary Simpkin nee Nunn) from England.

James attended with his grandchildren the Wesleyan Hebrew Christian prayer meeting held usually in the home of one of the group and he also attended the Melbourne Synagogue and prayed with the Jewish minyan. He was the Patriarch and leader of the Hebrew Christian group. Until the end of his life he maintained his loving and merciful Wesleyan approach and maintained his Hebrew Christian witness to the position of the complementarity of Torah and Gospel. His family became involved in the brick industry in Melbourne and Ballarat. His grandsons Richard and James Montefiore Nunn (both in the brick trade) and their families attended with him the prayers at the Melbourne Synagogue as well as being involved in the Hebrew Christian prayer meeting. James Nunn died in Victoria Australia in 1859 at the age of 81 (at the age of 84 according to his death record). 

Children of James Nunn and Ann Elkin

1. William Nunn (b.1795 Great Wilbraham). He married and lived in Great Wilbraham his whole life. He had 7 children: Amelia, Eliza, Elizabeth, James, Joseph, John and William.

2.James Vaughn Nunn (b.1796 Great Wilbraham). He married Elizabeth Farrell in 1823. His children: Ann, James, Thomas, Richard, Mary, Catharine, John and William.

3. Isaac Nunn (b.1799 Bury St Edmunds Suffolk). He emigrated to the USA to Indiana where he married and had one son Edgar. He died when his son was a child and his wife Sarah (nee Walker) remarried to Benoni Wilson Babb

4. Sarah Nunn (b.1802 Suffolk). She was secretly married to her Jewish cousin Horatio Joseph Montefiore but died at 19 after having one daughter Elizabeth Ann Montefiore who at one stage lived with her aunt Lydia (Leah) Montefiore and introduced her to Hebrew Christian missionaries which led to her becoming Christian in her old age.

5. Samuel Nunn (b.1805 Suffolk). Three of his sons went to New Zealand. One (Charles Nunn) remained there and the other two went to Australia. He married Martha Simpson in 1828. Their children: James, William, George, John, Mary Ann, Charles and Henry.

6. John Nunn (Nunes) (b.1809 West Indies). He had a wine distillery in Cuba where he was known as John Nunes. His distillery was later bought by the Bacardi Rum Company. 

7. Henry Nunn. (b.1811 West Indies). He returned to live and marry in Barbados. His son was John Henry Nathaniel Nunn.

8. Eliza Nunn (b.1813 England). She married James Nunn of Creeting Suffolk. Their children: Charles, James, William and Alfred.

Note: Not all the Nunn families of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Colchester are of Coronel Nunes ancestry but many genealogies have confused them with other Nunn families. Jack (also known as John, James and Jacob) is not the John Nunn who is a son of Joshua and Mary Nunn of Essex.  Jack Nunn had an uncle David Castello Coronel Nunes of Barbados [son of Ephraim Castello Coronel Nunes] who was the ancestor of the Jewish Nunn family in America from whom Senator Sam Nunn descends. 

Ephraim (b.1698) was the grandfather of Jack Nunn. Ephraim's grandfather Jacob (b.1644) was born in Recife Pernambuco Brazil. His family were forced to leave and move back to Amsterdam in 1654 when the Portuguese took back Dutch Brazil when Jacob was 10 years old. In 1670 he put his daughters in an Amsterdam orphanage and moved to Dutch Surinam where they took up the Sugar plantation as they had in Recife. They joined their great uncle Jacob Nunes (b.1604) who had come to Surinam in1666 from Cayenne in French Guyana. Jacob's son David (b.1670) left Surinam with his family for Barbados around 1700 (possibly earlier). His older brother Isaac and his nephew David (Duarte Saraiva) remained in Surinam to run the Sugar Plantation.

The Nunn family of Ireland descend from James Nunn's ancestral uncle Joshua Senior Saraiva Coronel Nunes (b.1600 in Amsterdam) the son of David Senior Saraiva Coronel and Maria Nunes-Saa. Joshua became a merchant trader in London where he used the name Joshua Nunn. His son Richard Nunn joined the army and was a captain in Ireton's Regiment in 1649. Joshua and Richard took up land in Wexford Ireland and Richard became the High Sheriff of Wexford in 1676. Joshua is a popular name in both the Irish branches of the Nunn family and those that settled in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. They conformed to the Anglican Church for mainly social reasons.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ydna Clans

Y-DNA Adam is Noah
Haplogroup A are of the sons of Noah
Haplogroups A0, A1, A2, A3 are of the sons of Mitzraim
Haplogroup BT are of the sons of Noah
Haplogroup B are of the sons of Canaan
Haplogroup CT are of the sons of Noah
Haplogroup D are of the sons of Japheth
Haplogroup E are of the sons of Cush and Nimrod (ancestors of the Amu-Hyksos, the Levite clan of the Samaritans and of Hitler and Napoleon)
Haplogroup CF are of the sons of Shem
Haplogroup C are of the sons of Joktan
Haplogroup F are of the sons of Heber
Haplogroup G are of the sons of Nahor
Haplogroup H are of the sons of Haran (ancestors of the Moabites and Ammonites)
Haplogroup IJK are of the sons of Abraham
Haplogroup IJ are of the sons of Ishmael
Haplogroup LT are of the sons of Esau
Haplogroup I are of the sons of Ishmaelite Massa (ancestors of the Royal Assyrians (Assir) and the Sarmatians and Vikings)
Haplogroup J are of the sons of  Ishmael
J1 are of the sons of Kedar (ancestors of the Arabian Ishmaelites and Mohammed, and the Joshua-Marhiv Samaritan clan)
J2 are of the sons of Nabioth (ancestors of the Assyrian Ishmaelites and the Samaritan Danfi and Tzedakah clans)
Haplogroup K are of the sons of Sarah and Keturah
Haplogroup K* are of the sons of Keturah (ancestors of the Midianites and Kenites)
Haplogroup L are of the sons of Amalek (ancestors of the Amalekites and the Indus Valley civilisation)
Haplogroup T are of the sons of Korah (the Edomites of Rome, Ethiopia and Greece)
Haplogroup NOP are of the sons of Jacob/Israel
Haplogroup NO are the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah
Haplogroup N are of the sons of Naphtali and Dan (of the Assyrian Exile)
Haplogroup N* are of the sons of Dan (of the Chinese Empire)
Haplogroup O are of the sons of Gad and Asher
O1 are of the sons of southern Gad [10% of the Han Chinese, 30% of Filipinos, 23 % of Javanese and among the north western Aborigines of Australia and the Ainu aborigines of Taiwan (90%)]
O3 are of the sons of eastern Gad (55% of Han Chinese, 23% of Vietnamese, 25%of Chin-Mizo)
O2 are of the sons of Asher (17% of the Han Chinese and 50% of the Chin-Mizo, 25% of Japanese, 70% of Thais and 30% of Koreans)
Haplogroup P are of the sons of Leah and Rachel
Haplogroup P* are of the sons of Dan (of the ships of Dan)
Haplogroup Q are of the sons of Benjamin.
Haplogroup R are of the sons of Leah and Rachel
R2, M and S are of the sons of Keturah
R1-M173 are the sons of Leah and Joseph
R1-M173* are the sons of Leah and Joseph who left Egypt with Mentuhotep IV
R1a are of the sons of Joseph (who left Egypt at the Exodus)
R1b are the of the sons of Leah (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Zebulon and Isaachar)
R1b-P312 are of the sons of Leah (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Zebulon and Isaachar)
R1b-L21 are of the sons of King David (ancestors of the Gaelic people, and of the Babylonian Exilarchs)
R1b-Ht15 are sons of Leah of the Northern Kingdom of Israel
R1b-Ht35 are of the sons of Judah, Levi and Aaron (Kingdom of Judah sons of Leah)
R1b-Z2103 are of the sons of Judah
R1b-U106 are of the sons of Zebulon (who settled in Tharshish)
R1b-U152 are of the sons of Reuben
R1b-DF19 are of the sons of Isaachar
R1b-DF27 are of the sons of Simeon
R1b-M73 are of the sons of Zerah Judah [ancestors of the Royal House of Troy and the Royal Governors of the Rhodan (Eridu) Empire ]
R1b-M222 are the Davidic sons of Joseph of Arimathea
R1b-L226 are of the Davidic sons of King Cormac Cas
R1b-V88 are of the sons of Moses (African V88 from his Cushite wife and Levantine V88 from his Midianite wife)

Research into Dna is in its infancy and the above identifications are my personal speculation on the identity of the Haplogroups. I do not accept the ridiculously exaggerated datings of the haplogroups given by those who are trying to interpret the dna evidence to fit with the present evolutionary theories of those who follow popular evolutionary science. These are based on a biblical world view of history.

see R1b-L21 Davidic Sons of Joseph of Arimathea
also Ireland, Velikovsky and Tutankhamun and Tutankhamun and R1b1b2 dna
Also see Britam for a very different understanding of y-dna

Also see JewsandJoes and also see Genetic Origin of the Nations for some other viewpoints

Note: All those who believe in the One God (Jews, Muslims and Christians) are the spiritual sons of Abraham no matter what their y-dna is.