I want to merge the duplicates of Jean Pitre's wife, Marie Pesselet/Pesseley, but I'm not sure what the spelling of her last name should be. Currently there are duplicates with the following spellings (that I've seen): Pesselet, Pesseley, Posselet, Presselet, and Pesselin. Only the first two seem to have any merit.
The 1671 census uses Peselet, and 1678 uses Pesselet. However, on this site, Stephen White is quoted, and he writes Pesseley. I tend to just go with what White says, but I haven't seen this spelling elsewhere.
Does anyone have input on this? Maybe you're familiar with the name (which I'm not)? Thanks!