Completed as of October 10, 2020:
- NGS/WGS tested a descendant of William Reed to discover their subclade.
William Reed is said to have been born at Weymouth, MBC on 15 Dec 1639, son of William Reed and Avis Chapman. This son died at Weymouth before 12 Sep 1706. He married about 1675 Esther Tomson. They had seven children; four daughters and three sons (William, John, and Jacob)
DNA results R1b-BY120885
Previous Y-DNA testing
The Reed DNA Surname Project subgroup: "Matched Group 52" has eight matching individuals, two of whom list William Reed as their Most Distant Known Paternal Ancestor (MDKPA). One member of this Project has apparently taken a Big Y test and been found to fall under U106>>Z381>Z301>S1688>U198>S15627>DF89>FGC12305>PH1254>FGC12307>FGC48449>JFS0004>FGC48444>BY120885
Further needed testing
We would need more Y-DNA descendants of William Reed to take NGS/WGS tests to pin down the haplogroup, as well as possibly define subclades for various branches of the family.