Virginia Scallion Rupy
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At 12:27pm on July 29, 2014, Bit Devine said…

Céad míle fáilte, a chara! We look forward to learning your Irish story and enjoying your contributions ...when you have a moment, please add a profile photo

At 1:18pm on July 29, 2014, Virginia Scallion Rupy said…
My father's family is from County Wexford. My gg grandfather Andrew Scallion dob 1790 immigrated to Nova Scotia circa 1820 and was given ocean front land by William Johnson (not sure he is related). His family lived there for about 100 years. His grandson Andrew, my grandfather, died in 1922 and his wife and two children, my father Gordon and aunt Kathleen moved to Ct where many family members already lived. My father inherited the land as my grandfather Andrew inherited it from his father, William Scallion Son of the first Andrew. My father sold this beautiful spot in 1980. I have other info if anyone us interested. Ginny Scallion Rupy. Ps. I was very shocked when my DNA showed I have very little Irish blood since I thought my father was fully Irish. I are more German than Irish. However, I was brought up with many Irish traditions which, of course, contributes to my Irish identity.
At 1:33pm on July 29, 2014, Alannah Ryane said…

Cousin!!  So happy to see you here!  Have you read my posts on my Scallion Gathering journey through Wexford last year?  Also Richard Johnson is here and we have shared his dna results which showed his top matches were Scallions ! So my hunch that they were related was correct.   I also found 'the cross of Ballysheen' where a Margaret Doyle married Joseph Scallion and tons of Scallion records from there here is one of the posts

At 1:40pm on July 29, 2014, Alannah Ryane said…

Here is a link to the old post when after I interviewed him, Tyrone Bowes of, offered to do a free surname analysis of Danny Martin's DNA report which linked Peter Martin 1749 back to the Maxwells and Ramsey clans of the Scottish Borders (Galloway)!  

At 2:07pm on July 29, 2014, Alannah Ryane said…

I thought for sure I emailed you the surname analysis report Tyrone Bowes did on Richard Johnsons's DNA report showing his strongest links were to the Scallans of Wexford.  (I just emailed it to you hope your old email works still if not let me know)   Here is a quote from the analysis:  

"Surname distribution mapping of the Johnson, Scallan and Browne/Brown surnames which appear as Mr Johnson’s closest genetically recurring surname matches reveal a paternal ancestral link with the southeast of Ireland, see Figure 4. The Scallan surname is particularly notable as it is associated almost exclusively with a single geographical location found within County Wexford Mr Johnson’s genetically recurring surname matches reveal an ancestral link with Wexford. The Johnson, Johnston, and Johnstone surname is common throughout Ireland and can be of Gaelic Irish, Norman, or Scottish Plantation origin. In contrast the Scallan surname is overwhelmingly associated with County Wexford where one also finds the Norman ‘Brown/Browne’ surname. The method of using genetically recurring surname matches as revealed by commercial ancestral Y-DNA testing to pinpoint a paternal ancestral genetic homeland works by exploiting the link between the Y chromosome, surname, and land, which are typically passed from father to son through the generations. In the absence of a link to the land the process becomes more challenging. One must therefore determine where farmers called Johnson, Scallan and Browne/Brown lived within Wexford, a process which will reveal Mr Johnson’s paternal ancestral genetic homeland. The Norman Johnsons and Brownes are found scattered throughout Wexford, which is a typical pattern of Norman settlement, in contrast the Gaelic Scallans are localised along the southeast coast of Wexford and surrounded by Johnsons and Browns."


At 2:25pm on July 29, 2014, Alannah Ryane said…

Bottom line is we think now that William Johnson was definitely related to our ancestor Andrew Scallion of Co Wexford.  The DNA 'Surname Analysis' Tyrone Bowes did linked these Johnsons (Bear Cove NS) to the Scallans, Browns  and Johnsons of the Brown's Castle, in Mulmontry townland, Taghmon Co Wexford area. Even though I was backpacking on a shoestring budget I had the photocopies of your Scallion family in my file with me for luck...and it worked!

At 10:00am on July 31, 2014,
Fran Reddy

Welcome to the flock Virginia!

At 10:19am on July 31, 2014, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hi, Virginia, and welcome to The Wild Geese community!  Hope you'll find this a welcoming group of folks and that you'll check in often to feed your interest in and passion for all-things-Irish. :-)

See you around.

~ Ryan

At 12:16pm on July 31, 2014, Bit Devine said…

So good to see your smiling face, a chara! Go raibh mile maith agat! Many thanks!

At 11:12am on August 6, 2014, James Richard Johnson said…

Look like we are related....all three of us!!

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