Welcome to the Quinn Genetic Genealogy Project Portal. This website is privately maintained by T. Allen Quinn the current curator, administrator, researcher and resident historian for the lines associated with Laughlin Quin, Born between 1703-1712 in Dublin, Ireland havind passed in the Newport District of Carteret County on the 4th of February, 1774.
Laughlin's Last Will and Testament and death was proved by Governor J. Martin in New Bern on the 5th of February when William Coale presented the will to Governor Martin and the Letter's Testimentary were to be provided to the governor. The will was placed in the Governor's personal papers instead of being filed at the Carteret County Court House in Beaufort which would have been the correct place to file the will. The question for me has always been to determine why the will was taken to the Royal Governor in New Bern versus the far closer County Courthouse in Beaufort Town unless William Coale had other business in Newport on the 5th of February. The will was discovered and identified as Secretary of State Papers in the Colonial & State Records of North Carolina.
After physically investigating this box of artifacts along with the will itself, it became fairly clear that the contents of this box were not organized by any particular subject. Rather, the loose contents contained a wide range of the governor's private articles for a handful of local men, some priminant and some not. The contents were retrieved from Tryon Palace on the governor's office on 25 April 1775 when Whigs attacked Tryon Palace and Governor Martin and his family fled New Bern. The governor sent his family to Elizabeth's in Whitehouse, New York and himeself took refuge on board the sloop-of-war Cruiser, transferring his headquarters to Fort Johnston on the Cape Fear River.
After nearly 10 years of historic record's research and nearly 7 years researching specific DNA results as project administrator for the Quin, Quinn, Cuinn, O'Quinn, O'Cuinn, McQuinn Surname DNA Project with Family Tree DNA, I wanted to pass some news along to the general public. When I became the sole DNA project administrator on December 31, 2008, it became immidiately obvious that I was not yet qualified to interpret the information presented to me. The point of the project initially was to isolate the many different septs and clans where the surname was Quinn. The use of the surname is a component of the current English Royal family that claims descendance from the proginitor of the Quinn surname a common ancestor in Conn of the Hundred Battles a 1st century Celtic ruler of Ireland. The project began shortly after creation with a DNA sample from Thady Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, 7th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl (27 October 1939 – 25 March 2011) an Irish peer and blood relative of Queen Elizabeth II through Mary Quin. Mary Quin was the daughter of George Quin and Caroline Cavendish. She married Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort, son of Thomas Taylour, 1st Earl of Bective and Honorable Jane Rowley, on 5 December 1778. Mary Quin died on 12 August 1842.
Mary Quin's married name became Taylour as a result of her marriage and she was styled as Countess of Bective on 14 December 1795 and then Marchioness of Headfort on 29 December 1800.
The children of Mary Quin and Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort:
Undefined daughter Taylour
Undefined daughter Taylour
Lady Mary Taylour b. 20 Jan 1782
Thomas Taylour, 2nd Marquess of Headfort b. 4 May 1787, d. 6 Dec 1870
Lady Elizabeth Jane Taylour b. 20 Aug 1790
Lord George Quin+3 b. 10 Mar 1792, d. 6 Feb 1888
[S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1237. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
[S37] BP2003. [S37]
This line of Quin's is the Clan Hy Ifearnan
Much more to come.
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