Harcourt (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of December 22, 2022:

  • Recruiting patrilineal (all male-line) descendants of Benjamin Harcourt for NGS/WGS testing. Any male who believes they are such a descendant should Read me First

IMPORTANT: Read me First

Still to do as of December 22, 2022

  • NGS/WGS test multiple descendants of Benjamin Harcourt to place the family clade as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

Benjamin Harcourt [Harcut], son of Richard Harcourt and Elizabeth Potter was born about 1660 and died after 27 Sep 1723. He married Oyster Bay before 1680 Mercy Dickinson and they had at least Richard (c1685 d. bef. father, likely unm.) and Nathaniel (c1692).

Second Generation

Nathaniel Harcourt was born about 1692 and died 1726. He married Mehitable "Hetty" Townsend and had at least Richard (c1720).

DNA results TBD

Family Tree DNA currently does not have a Harcourt surname DNA Project, but states they have 19 kits associated with the Harcourt surname.

References & External Links

  • White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. IV (daughter Elizabeth), Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 1990, 2008