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Bohun family [30 November 2010]
Hi, I noticed that you added a spouse to the Bohun family page. Please add sources whenever you update a medieval (or any)page. We are trying to clean up the many errors that have been posted through unsourced gedcoms and would like to have sources on all of our pages, but especially the early ones. Thanks. --Judy (jlanoux) 12:07, 30 November 2010 (EST)
Lack of sources and incomplete research helps nobody [3 December 2010]
Elizabeth "Buckly," in 1654, wilfully burned the barn of William Lord of Saybrook, and it is probable that she was then an apprentice girl living in Saybrook. She married (recorded at Branford, Conn.), 2 Dec 1662, Micah Palmer, who died at Branford in 1682.
Later, Jacobus lists in their family a daughter Mary, b. 25 May 1673, just like on this page. There are not many other details given on this page about this family, such as a location, or parents, or any information about Elizabeth Buckley, but this daughter makes it apparent that this page and Jacobus are talking about the same couple. Jacobus is generally considered one of the premier genealogists. He says the dates given come from Branford Records, and indeed, a quick search finds a transcript of the original marriage record published on p. 12:103 of The American Genealogist, daughter Mary's birth on p. 12:104 (along with other children).
This obviously does not fit well with Micah's birth date given after your input as 1653, since Micah's wife was apparently approximately a teenager or young adult about the time he was allegedly born (when she burned the barn) and so unlikely to have married a man almost 20 years younger than herself, and a birth in 1653 would mean that Micah married when he was 11? If Micah could not own property (since under 21 if born in 1653) so how could he support a wife and daughter Mary in 1673? (Not to mention the 5 children born before Mary, according to Jacobus and Branford vital records.) A look at the cited website finds only this information mentioning Micah Palmer: "[John Foot] married Mary Palmer, daughter of Micah Palmer and Elizabeth Buckley." Besides the fact that websites like this one that contain only assertions, and no cited sources, do not make good sources for anything but speculation, this source does not even give the birth date of 1653. Any attempt to confirm this date, or to gather a more complete set of data about this couple, before publishing this fact for public consumption, would have made clear the problems with 1653 as a birth date.
It is easy to make errors in genealogy, but it is surprising how much more often this happens when no sources are given, or poor quality sources are used, or you rely solely on single secondary sources. --Jrich 10:29, 3 December 2010 (EST)
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Living people [24 September 2011]
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