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Wing Genealogist
12-07-2021, 08:42 AM
Recently reported in the R1b Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/R1b.YDNA?sorting_setting=CHRONOLOGICAL)

FTDNA has analyzed the data at the ENA Browser (https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/browser/view/PRJEB45013) and determined this six year old boy, who not only had the plague (Yersina pestis), but also had Hib (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haemophilus_influenzae). The remains were found in the Edix Hill Cemetery near Barrington, Cambridgeshire (http://www.orwellpastandpresent.org.uk/page/the_anglo-saxon_cemetery_at_edix_hill_next_to_orwell_village ) While the cemetery roughly dates to the 500-650 AD period, the genetic study of the plague pathogen found in this individual points towards a very early version of the Justinian Plague (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_of_Justinian) and may even end up re-writing what we know about the arrival of Y. pestis in Europe.

FTDNA was confidently able to place this young victim at U106>>L48>S23189 and also found at least one positive result for S23189>A6706>S19342>S18372>BY39517.

I have placed this individual in my U106 Google sheets document (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rpJP0Bt4qUQb9wWBFA7i1tLPV75ie_qS0iplwvvlVmQ/edit?usp=sharing)