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The Wisely/Wiseley Surname Project

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This group is currently in need of a new administrator. If you are interested please contact helpdesk@familytreedna.com ATTN Richard. Wisely, Wiseley, Wisley, Weisley and variants. Could also be Wesley, but see separate Wesley Surname Project. Wisely and Wesley group administrators will be aware of redundancies and overlaps between these two projects. This project is being started March 1, 2006. More information will follow shortly. Wisely, Wisley, Weisley and variants. Could also be Wesley, but see separate Wesley Surname Project. Wisely and Wesley group administrators will be aware of redundancies and overlaps between these two projects. Wisely and variants are dominantly Irish and English. Wisely is not a native Irish name, but appears in Ireland as early as the 17th century. Current understanding suggests the following geographical and religious breakdowns of Wisely families. I - England, Church of England/Anglican and Roman Catholic. The group administrator does not have particular knowledge English groupings although most Wisely and variant sightings are in the north of England, e.g., Yorkshire, Lancashire and to a lesser degree Northumberland and Warwickshire. 2 - There are about 8 groups and lines of Wiselys in Ireland. The Group Administrator has considerable knowledge of and great interest in the Irish Wiselys, and in particular the protestant Wiselys in Ulster, especially County Londonderry and Donegal. Note: Researchers of Irish lineages need to be aware that reference to ?Protestant? with a capital ?P?, typically refers to Church of Ireland/Anglican. Other protestant denominations (lower case ?p?) are sometimes called Dissenters, and include Presbyterians, Methodist, Baptists, Quakers, etc. They are called ?dissenters? because the did not pledge loyalty to the crown as head of the church. Thus there are Protestants, Dissenters/protestants, and Roman Catholics. In March 2000, the Group Administrator met with Michael M

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