Descendants from around the world have reported that around
William of Orange gave land
in Northern Ireland to two or three MENARY brothers.
The land grants are assumed to have been a reward for
military service rendered during the
Battle of the Boyne. The Menary brothers who settled these land grants were linen
weavers by trade. We speculate they may have been
from the Netherlands,
with family origins in France.
THE DNA PROJECT:
The purpose of this project is to prove these theories by
creating DNA links between Menarys around the world and our
original ancestors in Ireland and France, in turn validating our existing
genealogy research findings.
The company we use for testing , Family Tree DNA, is a DNA
pioneer and the world's largest company in the field of genetic