Bosticks

Moms Haplogroup Origins

A brief breakdown of Moms Middle East haplogroup origins

This is a breakdown of Mom’s haplogroup J. This is the final haplogroup in her long chain of historical DNA. This group is very strongly represented in Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is also represented in Denmark, western British Isles, Russia and Kazakhstan.

Haplogroup J breaks down into the following

  • J1
    1. J1b
    2. J1c
    3. J1d
  • J2
    1. J2a
    2. J2b

Within the above subsections there are a large number of further subsections, similar to the way Moms breaks down. She belongs to the last group above.

  1. J2b1 : found mostly in the Near East (esp. Caucasus and Anatolia), but also in Mediterranean, central and Atlantic Europe.
  2. J2b1a : found in western Europe and Russia
  3. J2b1b : found in the British Isles
  4. J2b1c : Found in Greece (including Crete) and Russia
  5. J2b1d : Found in Russia (Northwest Caucasus)
  6. J2b1e : Found in Italy and the Levant (Lebanon)
  7. J2b1f :  Found in the Levant (Syria) and Armenia
  8. J2b1g:  Unknown origin and age as yet
  9. J2b1h:  This is Moms DNA haplogroup. Unknown origin and age as yet

While the timeline and origins for Moms haplogroup are unknown, she belongs to the J2b1 group that is prevalent throughout the Middle East and Russia

This article is not finished, as I am waiting to find the age and origins of J2b1h

Mom shares her DNA with Richard III of England (1452-1485) and his brother Edward IV of England (1442-1483). They would have gotten this part of their DNA from their mother, Cecily Neville(3 May 1415 – 31 May 1495), Duchess of York. Cecily Neville, Duchess of York was an English noblewoman and the wife of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York. Cecily was a daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland.

The Bostock Name

A definition of the family name and where the Bosticks are from.

The name “Bostock”

The family derives its name from the village of Bostock which is situated in the very heart of the old county of Cheshire. It lies between the ancient salt-towns of Northwich and Middlewich, three miles north of the latter.

At the time of the writing of the Domesday Book the name of the village was spelt Botestoche. To discover the meaning of the name of the place two syllables need to be considered - Bote and stoche. The second element is a Saxon word meaning a secondary settlement or outlying farm. Such settlements were invariably surrounded by a fence of tree-stumps - hence the word stockade. The first element of the name is derived from a personal name, perhaps alluding to Saint Botolf who introduced the Benedictine monastic order to England in the 7th century. From this breakdown there are two possible interpretations. Either, a secondary settlement held by a man named ‘Bote’; or a farm or secondary settlement of the Benedictine monks. It is interesting to note that the church of Davenham, in which parish the village lies, was appropriated to the Benedictine priory at Chester in the medieval period. Of the two theories, I prefer the first.

The first Bostock that we know of for sure, is Hugh Bostock born in 1045.  His place of residence is given as Davenham England. Davenham is a rural village and civil parish approximately 3 kilometres south of the town of Northwich, part of the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire in England.  The village of Bostock and Bostock Green are just slightly south of Davanham.

The Bostick Line

The Bostick line is a great study in names and depth, and is also a vast family. Both family's touch on royalty in their beginnings, well back in time.

I have read a few different story’s on the beginning of the family. One of them is they came from King David of Scotland. This would have been quite impossible as he lived shortly after Alfred the Great. Although King David has a pretty interesting history, we are still English and not Scottish.

The Bostick line is really the Bostick and Reed line. These branch out like this:

Alonzo A Bostick - Lucy A Thompson
William Asa Reed - Wealthy Sholes

As in the VanHorn family with the Clays, the Thompson line ends at Lucy Thompson. The people noted above are Moms grandparents

The family has many notables. Oliver Wolcott signed the Declaration of Independence. His father was the Governor of Connecticut from 1751 to 1754.