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Offline Edward Scott

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #288 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 17:06 GMT (UK) »
So which of these hints would you use? This is a rhetorical question  :)

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #289 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 17:44 GMT (UK) »
So which of these hints would you use? This is a rhetorical question  :)

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Sadly none from Australia.  ;)
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Belgium/East London.
Burton, East London.
Barlow, East London
Wayling, East London
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #290 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 21:56 GMT (UK) »
You may have to do some more research to rule some of them out.  ::)
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Carrington, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Bentham, Holloway, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Yorks, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #291 on: Saturday 16 March 19 14:50 GMT (UK) »
It is probably natural to discard a marriage 100 miles from where the couple lived, and it does look iffy in a Ancestry tree but you may find that the marriage is the correct one, and the tree owner has a will or other record saying so.

In 1729 my ancestor living in Gt Bentley, Essex seemed to be from Chiswick, Middlesex originally. Her will linked her to the Masters family of Chiswick. She wed her husband in Merton, Surrey, about 60 miles from NE Essex. Proves how people did move around more than we give them credit for.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #292 on: Saturday 16 March 19 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Adding a record from 100 miles away as 'it is the only one that fits' is different from adding one that has supporting evidence.

The former is is what started this thread.

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #293 on: Saturday 16 March 19 15:11 GMT (UK) »
I think a lot of sloppy researchers go for the former, "the only one that fits". And I think they get them from the Ancestry hints, and just take them as gospel.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #294 on: Saturday 16 March 19 15:28 GMT (UK) »
Exactly and that is the basis of this thread
Scott - Lincolnshire
Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #295 on: Sunday 17 March 19 13:30 GMT (UK) »
I know it is the basis of this thread. I am just using examples of supporting evidence against best fits.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #296 on: Sunday 17 March 19 14:20 GMT (UK) »
IgorStrav made a comment a few posts back that he trusts one researchers tree despite the fact that sources / evidence are not declared.

Sometimes I  will have a look at hints but tend to ignore any that have nothing to support their ideas. However I have frequently seen trees and a person with 5 or more sources and they all other ancestry trees, follw the lopp and it is amazing how one can end up where one started.  ;D

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Scott - Lincolnshire
Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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