I would like to know if it is possible to verify something using DNA. In the 1500s Captain William Parker's son emigrated to Virginia from Southampton in England. Have any of his descendants in America had a DNA test done and what does it show? Are they closely related to Parkers descended from Richard Parker who emigrated from Devon in UK?
I am asking this question because I am probably descended from a sibling or nephew of Captain William Parker who stayed in Southampton UK. This line goes through my mother. I am also related to the Parkers of Browsholme, the ancestors of Richard Parker of Virginia, through my father. Since records back beyond 1500 are scarce if would be good to have some confirmation of a relationship through DNA.