Re: Ancestry question
Keith Gell (email@example.com)
6 Feb 1995 14:40:25 GMT
John D. Brennan IV (John.D.Brennan.IV@dartmouth.edu) wrote:
: I had heard that the "Black Irish" of the west coast of Ireland may
: have received these dominant genes from a lost Spanish ship and its
: sailors from the Spanish armada's defeat in England. Since Spain was a
: moorish state for a while, perhaps that's where the Libyan-type genes
: came from.
>From what I gather, all the survivors of the Armada were massacred in
Ireland, but in Galway there is a part of town called Spanish gate,
so called because thats where Spanish merchants used to go.