The KEYNES Family History Site
(name variants include Caines, Cains, Kaynes, Keens, etc)
This site produced and maintained by John Keynes of
Adelaide in South Australiia.
All aspects of the family's life
in England are covered.
When deciding to emigrate in 1851, Keros KEYNES and his small family were
assisted by the Wiltshire Emigration Association and sailed in the "Marion" to
South Australia. The ship, the voyage and the July 29th 2001 reunion are described
in The Voyage.
From April 1998 to March 2008, John Keynes produced
a monthly periodical called "Keros", named after the Keynes emigrant who brought
his family out to South Australia on the ill-fated "Marion" in 1851. To get
copies of these periodicals, refer to
Towards the end of 2009 the hunt for Keros’s older
brother Kish (b. 1816) reached a climax when a male descendant in Canada, Albert
Leslie Caines and editor Walter John Keynes both submitted samples to a DNA
testing company in USA and were gratified with the ‘perfect match’ results which
confirmed that Kish, born in Wiltshire, somehow emigrated to Newfoundland when
it was a colony of England and founded the present Canadian family with many
descendants. An article describing the situation is given in
A surprise result of the DNA testing above was the
close match to Albert Leslie and Walter John of
of California, USA. While the DNA
test did not show the perfect match of the former two, it was very close and
showed that we three had a common ancestor, albeit some earlier generations
ago. Research continues to find a connection between the Californian family
back to England.
Towards the end of 2010, another name popped up in Family Tree DNA;
that of Walter Pierson Dean with a match to Les Caines of Canada and
me, 1 genetic distance on one marker. This obviously raised some
interest among family members. No doubt each of family members will
attach various degrees of importance to this discovery. My own
interpretation is given in the included article
DNA and Genealogy.
You can access
the KEYNES data base for family members from 17th Century to the present.
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