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From: "Leo van de Pas" <>
Subject: Descendants of King Harold was Re: King Harold's DNA?
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 10:32:24 +1100
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Never mind how distant these three men are, King Harold II has descendants
only through a daughter. I thought (I know hardly anything about DNA) that a
line had to be totally male or totally female to be able to be used for DNA?
Today, King Harold II has millions of descendants, including in the USA. He
is an ancestor of the following gateway ancestors (I am sure I missed a few)
Col. Giles Brent
Capt. Francis Champernoun
Major Richard Saltenstall
Maria Joanna Somerset
William 'the Immigrant' Strother
Rev. Hawte Wyatt
I am curious though, what makes these three men special?
Leo van de Pas
----- Original Message -----
From: "Todd A. Farmerie" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: King Harold's DNA?
> Chris Phillips wrote (quoting a news report):
> > "If successful, the group will then call on scientists from University
> > College London to test DNA found in the remains.
> > It will be compared to the DNA of three men who claim they are distant
> > descendants of the Saxon king."
> Given that almost 950 years have passed, one wonders what other
> kind of descendant there would be.
> > Does anyone know more about the relationship claimed by these "three
> One is named Godwin. While I have not seen the claim, this has
> every appearance of being the same kind of claim as the old "my
> surname is Baldwin so I descend from Baldwin, Count of Flanders",
> that we see here occasionally.
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