Is there a project that covers these pre-1700 people? [closed]

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SOLVED - after reviewing the relevant style guides I can see there is insufficient citation to make a claim of ancestry to this suggestion - however I am open to suggestions.

I want to contribute to the deep genealogy on our shared tree. Here are people I can add, along with dates and locations:

  • Matthew DARBY 1675-1725 Canterbury, Kent, UK

Here are the sources I am using:

https://www.ancestrylibrary.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/76493402/person/34345021076

https://www.ancestrylibrary.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/101048277/person/150026632701

and a  Baptism record for Mathew Darby 

(spelled with single letter T)

from St Stephens Coleman Street in London 1678

London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 for Mathew Darby

London Metropolitan Archives, St Stephen Coleman Street, Composite register: baptisms and marriages 1636 - 1717, burials 1636 - 1689, P69/STE1/A/002/MS04449, Item 002

London Metropolitan Archives, St Stephen Coleman Street, Composite register: baptisms and marriages 1636 - 1717, burials 1636 - 1689, P69/STE1/A/002/MS04449, Item 002

AND

Marriage to Sarah Ledger

Marriage to Sarah Ledger (1682–1775)

6 Jun 1705 • St. Mary-Northgate, Canterbury, Kent, England

St Mary's. "Matthew Darby and Sarah Leger of St Gregory by Askings"  

London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

Should I contact one of the pre-1700 projects or know about any style guidelines before proceeding? Thank you!

WikiTree profile: Charles Darby
closed with the note: Insufficient citation to progress enquiry
in Genealogy Help by Stephen Darby G2G Crew (470 points)
closed by Stephen Darby

It looks like Matthew and Sarah Darby of Canterbury had several children:

  1. Frances, ba 10 Mar 1705/6, St Alphege, Canterbury. “Frances, d. of Matthew and Sarah Darby of Stablegate”
  2. Mathew, ba 8 July 1711, St Alphege, Canterbury. "Mathew, s. of Mathew and Sarah Derby”
  3. John, ba 21 Aug 1714, St Alphege, Canterbury. “John, s. of Mathew and Sarah Darby”
  4. Elizabeth, 10 Nov 1717, St Alphege, Canterbury. “Elizabeth, d. of Mathew and Sarah Darby”
  5. Sarah, ba 7 Nov 1720, St Paul, Canterbury. “Sarah ye Dr of Mathew Darby & Sarah his wife”
  6. Charles, ba 17 Jul 1723, St Paul, Canterbury“Charles ye S. of Matthew Darby & Sarah his wife”

(This information is from the Kent Baptisms database on findmypast.com.)

There were two people named Matthew Darby buried at St Paul, Canterbury, in this time period: one on 21 Jan 1724/5 and the other on 21 Feb 1727/8. This is presumably the father and son, but which is which is not clear.

I don't see any obvious connection between this family and the Mathew Darby of St Stephen Coleman Street, London. But this shouldn't stop you adding a profile for Matthew. You can include an estimated date of birth if you can't find a baptism for him.

2 Answers

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Best answer

Hi Stephen,

It's also worth reading this page on Reliable Sources for pre-1700 profiles in England. For example, we don't consider user submitted family trees on websites such as Ancestry or FamilySearch to be reliable sources for these older profiles. The most reliable sources are those that were created at the time the person lived, such as parish registers of baptisms/marriages/burials, wills etc.

You can find out more about the England Project here.

Ian, Membership Coordinator, England Project

by I. Speed G2G6 Mach 3 (33.6k points)
selected by Stephen Darby
+6 votes

Yes, the England Project. I think the Managed Profiles team is probably the best place if you need to seek assistance. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England_Managed_Profiles_Team

Profile standards for the England Project are here. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England_Project_-_Profile_Standards

by Leandra Ford G2G6 Mach 7 (77.8k points)

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