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From: "grandcross" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] What is the Celtic Myth was DNA testing in the UK -TheCeltic Myth
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 20:18:06 -0500
> In a message dated 10/14/2007 4:28:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> I was amused when I read the part about the Spanish waiter
> and later the Portuguese fisherman as my haplogroup is R1b1c and two of
> my 4
> closest matches were of Portuguese origin.
> I didn't make my comment about Portuguese cod fishermen lightly.
> and England had a treaty covering/sharing the Canadian coastline fishing
> rights around 1300 or so, and rather close court relations at the time.
> discovered all of this when researching an EANES ancestor, only to
> discover that
> EANES is a rather famous name in Portuguese maritime history under Prince
> the Navigator.
Are you also researching another 15th century EANES; Gomes Eanes de Zurara,
who wrote Crónica do Infante Dom Henrique (Chronicle of Prince Henry)? Both
of these contemporary EANES Portuguese were mentioned in the recent Sackler
Gallery exhibition "Encompassing the Globe" in Washington, D.C.
I think the treaty you have in mind was in 1386 (Windsor). There are many
references to trade between Portugal and England well before that date,
however. Cod fishing could be regarded as central to that early commerce,
but also salt, wine and olives, the latter since Roman times.
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