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From: "Mark MacDonald" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] DNA shows Celtic hero Somerled's Viking roots
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 11:03:19 -0500
Yes, in my earlier email response I failed to mention that she was also
descended from Malcolm I, King of Scotland, as well as Thorstein the Red,son
of Olaf the White of Dublin and Aud the Deep Minded who was one of the
founders of Iceland when Thorstein died and Olaf returned to Norway as its
king. She was also descended from Eystein of More, the father of Rollo who
founded the Norman dynasty.
Each of these lines require the assumption that the ancient lineages were
accurately recorded which some historians dispute.
Doug is a descendant of the Somerled Ragnhilda marriage in his pure paternal
From: Doug McDonald [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA shows Celtic hero Somerled's Viking roots
Raymond Whritenour wrote:
> And see how carelessly this result is interpreted! Somerled may have
> been 90% "Celtic," but because of his male-line signature, he's somehow
> considered "Viking."
Somerled himself has unknown ancestry.
But his wife, and mother of his children with paper trails,
Ragnhilda, was mostly Scandinavian, with some Irish, Scottish,
Danish, Ukranian and Polish ancestry.
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