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Barrister
15-05-13, 09:21
A telegraph article in the UK states:


"The founder of the Microsoft empire's family has been traced back through 13 generations to the mill town of Halifax.
His great grandfather 11 times removed is believed to have been Jonas Halstead, born in 1611, the son of a yeoman clothier from nearby Northowram."


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2505018/Microsoft-founder-Bill-Gates-has-Yorkshire-roots.html


In FTdna, both Abraham and Jonas Halstead of Yorkshire are positive for R1b1a2. Clade looks Germanic, but someone here might be able to confirm from these markers.


http://www.familytreedna.com/public/halstead/default.aspx?section=yresults


http://classicalhomeschooling.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/gates.jpg

nordicwarrior
16-05-13, 17:28
I would have been amazed had Bill Gates tested for anything but R1b.

Barrister
17-05-13, 02:17
I would have been amazed had Bill Gates tested for anything but R1b.

Yes me too, although under the surname Gates in FTdna there are a substantial amount of I1's in the mix.

Djmcmill
03-01-18, 00:24
With the big controversy in Thoms Gates I would like to confirm if my line or not. Im hav im out of RO 1b does anyone know rest of halogroup.