Yes, you are right, he was on the earlier expedition.However, that expedition was on the ground for 9 months.There were no English females with them and the native customs often included sexual favors from the tribes women.If that occurred, and we don't know whether it did or not, and if he was involved in that way, then it's possible that his Yline DNA signature would appear in subsequent generations of what is thought to be "native" people.
We are trying to establish a data base of all of the potential lines of DNA that might emerge from the Raleigh Voyages, including the actual Lost Colonists, so that as testing progresses and people who have every reason to believe themselves to be native turn up with non-native haplogroups (clans of DNA), we'll have something to compare to.
We can already see that to some extent in the Lumbee DNA project, and as I'm sure you know, the Lumbee are widely believed to be descended from the colonists.You can see the Lumbee project here:http://www.huxford.com/Genetics_Lumbee.htmhttp://www.huxford.com/Genetics_Lumbee.htm
Only yline haplogroups C and Q are Native, and mitochondrial haplogroups A. B, C, D and X.As you can see, not many of the participants to date carry those haplogrups, and these are people who for the most part have proveable Lumbee Heritage.
Can you provide me with some information about the Acton sea captains and where we would even begin to connect the Acton on the voyage with this family?Is there an Acton website or something we could list to direct people towards who might want to research?Do you have any idea which family this Acton might be associated with?