While revising his About Me, I noticed that at least some of his children seem to be attributed to the wrong wives - Anne Rogers died in 1633, so could not have borne children after that date. Additionally, it appears that Rebecca Harte Copp could not be the daughter of William Copp and Anne Rogers, as they were not married until 1614 but she was born in 1606 - three years before William's birth. I thought some of the curators and profiles managers who may know more about this era might want to look into these things.
I've also made minor changes in several of the profiles for this family group, cleaning up small errors such as "United States" and "United Kingdom" in the Country fields, and assigning husband's surnames to wives (who didn't not take their husband's names at this time and place). Not trying to step on any toes!
How fun! I didn't know when I started cleaning him up that he was our common ancestor! The best help would be any family stories or photos... What do you mean you don't have any? Sheesh.
If you feel like straightening out the kids and re-assigning them to the correct mother according to the list I put in his narrative, that would be cool. If not, I'll get to it eventually. Thanks for any help you can give!
Spoke too soon...problem with his date of birth....
IF his first child was born in 1616....he would have been 7 years old..
As to the multiple children:
1.) Ann..(2 profiles).recorded under both wives....same Aug. 1630 birth date..
2.) Rebecca....(3 profiles).... born 1606 married John Garde....is an MP..(Anne listed as mother)
Rebecca born 1618..(.Anne listed as mother)
Rebecca born 5/6/1641....(Judith listed as mother).
**If the first one married....then I dont believe there would have been an additional Rebecca named with a living same-named female....(my opinion)
3.) Joanna ...one born 10/13/1625...(mother is Anne)
Joanna....born 1625...(mother is Judith).
Danny, let's not delete profiles - it's better to "set them free" by removing their incorrect connections, as they will belong to someone at some point. If we just set them free, then they still exist and can be found and reconnected to the right people - if that makes sense. If you open Rebecca Hart's profile and go to the Relationship tab, you can get rid of connections for her that aren't correct.
Jennifer...I didnt say that Rebecca was a child of William and any wife....just that there were 3 Rebecca's and where she was attached.....I made NO statement on whether Rebecca (married to Harte) was correct or not..
However.....his dob could NOT be 1609.....and I suggest reverting to 1589 until a more complete search is made.....since this discussion will most surely lead to other people either trying to change it OR questioning his birth (based on date of marriage and births of children).
The Copp Family website lists the age of embarkation on the Blessing AND the 1589 birthdate and never resolves the conflict, lol!
I think your suggestion is best, Fay, will revert the date now.
Dont know if anyone else is having trouble going from discussion to the profile to check out what is being done.....maybe this will help.
Danny, instead of sending a direct message to managers, I started this discussion - basically accomplishes the same thing, as all managers should see this discussion in their activity streams. My way of trying to turn this over to the managers instead of trying to muddle through myself, and thus avoiding discord.
Fay, this discussion appears under the Discussion tab on William Copp's profile - that way you don't have to relocate the profile all the time.