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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #459 on: Thursday 20 February 20 11:29 GMT (UK) »
Yesterday I was searching on my Wife’s tree for a certain ancestor of hers and in the top of the search window in Ancestry there was another tree showing the same person.

For some reason curiosity got the better of me and I delved into their tree where I was pretty amazed to find that the owner of the tree had stopped at a Margaret Stanley, now anyone researching English history will know of the Stanley name and that six generations before Margaret in a direct line via her Grandmother Eleanor Neville (sister to the Kingmaker) there is King Edward III.  So the person compiling the tree got so near yet are still so far away.

I then looked at this persons tree back to recent times and every generation to the 20th century is very tenuous, marriages hundreds of miles apart of agricultural labourers, husbands and wives having different surnames, very little by way of supporting references the list goes on and on.
Lancashire:-Lamb, Gorst, Hardman, Threlfall, Lawson
Westmoreland/Cumberland:-Bush, Strickland, Chamber(s), Hedwen/Hadwin, Carleton
Monmouthshire:-Evans, Jones
Yorkshire:-Collins, Thompson, Darnborough, Drummer, Raistrick, Ewbank, Holdsworth, Clark
Herefordshire:-Ruck, Williams, Jones, Meadmore, Goode, Berrington.
Cheshire:-Ainsworth, Hayes, Norcot, Lowe, Duncalf, Lightfoot, Percival, Newton.
Ireland:-Brazell, Curwen/Curren/Curran/Corn
Canada:-Thompson, Sanderson, Hysop, Beaton, Staniforth

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #460 on: Thursday 20 February 20 13:00 GMT (UK) »
Out of curiosity, inspired by this thread I have looked at some trees with my 3x grt grandfather in them (the relative I'm currently working on).  The first tree on the list has a lot of sources.  However; my 3x grt grandfather was born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1805, he married in Ayrshire in 1842, spent time in Edinburgh and INdia and died in Ayrshire in 1888.  Now this tree has him with the same parents and wife but born in 1792 in Grafton Vermont, the 'proof' of this is the 1871 and 1881 census returns, both of which I have and state he was born c 1805 in Ayrshire, I also have his baptism, matriculation, employment records, death cert etc which all agree with year and/or place of birth as appropriate. 

This tree then has him in New Hampshire, USA in 1810, 1820, in 1810 he was living in Ayrshire according to his school record (that's the year he started school), in 1820 he was at Edinburgh University, 1830 he was in India according to his service record (army surgeon). 

In this tree he also apparently have a son in Vermont in 1816 (remember they have him in NEw Hampshire 1810 and 1820), he was 11! in 1816.

The tree then has him in Vermont in 1830 and 1840.  They have attached the correct wife but not a marriage.  They then have the correct births for 5 of his children between 1845 and 1861, correct death for his wife in Ayrshire Scotland but he dies a year later in Wisconsin, USA and is buried 3 days later in Ayr Ayrshire. Oh and his son John dies in 1895 in Iowa, he didn't he died in Calcutta in 1902, I have multiple documents, obituaries and biographies to confirm this.

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Re: Ancestry tree rubbish
« Reply #461 on: Thursday 20 February 20 13:15 GMT (UK) »
Bagwell of Kilmore & Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary;  Beatty from Enniskillen;  Brown from Preston, Lancs.;  Burke of Ballydugan, Co. Galway;  Casement in the IoM and Co. Antrim;  Davison of Knockboy, Broughshane;  Frobisher;  Guillemard;  Harrison in Co. Antrim and Dublin;  Jones around Burton Pedwardine, Lincs.;  Lindesay of Loughry;  Newcomen of Camlagh, Co. Roscommon;  Shield;  Watson from Kidderminster;  Wilkinson from Leeds