deleting a wife from a marriage

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Evidence has been presented that John Curtis the convict did not marry Jane Purrier in 1773. She actually married another John Curtis. 

In Ancestry, there a record of a Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills England & Wales, 1384-1858 for John Curtis (accountant) of Cheese Lane in the Parish of Saint Philip and Jacob, Gloucestershire. The will was written on 15 April 1812 and proved in London on 4 July 1812. It names the majority of his 11 children. It is obviously the will of the John Curtis who married Jane Purrier on 10 February 1773 and the father of 11 children, the majority of whom are named in this will.
His wife Jane is not mentioned but this is probably because she died in December 1800. The only date I can find in the will is 15 April 1812. John Curtis burial date is given as 19 July 1812.

It is clear that this is not the John Curtis who was transported to N.S.W. Australia in 1797 as a convict and who married Ann Moran.
John Curtis the convict died in 1821 in Parramatta NSW .

WikiTree profile: Jane Curtis
in Genealogy Help by MW Wilson G2G Crew (350 points)

2 Answers

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MW,

Thanks for the notice. I see you as the profile manager for the linked profile. The husband has already been removed? What is the profile of the correct and incorrect husband?

It is really a shame there are no sources on the profile at all. It is of course good to mention them here, but the way Wikitree works is to place the sources on the profile itself. Then, if you want to debate the links with others, it is good practice to place comments on the profiles and discuss it briefly with the profile manager.

You say 'In Ancestry, there a record...'. That would be a really nice source I assume (but cannot check here). Note that Ancestry has a lot of made trees as well, those are not sources. The sources we love to see are the real documents/deeds/books.
by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (222k points)
I have no idea who Jane's husband is except that his name too was John Curtis. (a different one to the John Curtis convict that I removed).

If I knew how to put sources on Wikitree I would. I certainly haven't been able to find a way.

I did say "in Ancestry there is a record" because there is one. It has nothing to do with family trees  which are obviously NOT sources. The will is an actual source which is the way I found out the mistake about John Curtis (convict)  not being of Jane Purrier's husband.

If you can tell me how to upload the will/source you can read it for yourself.
Wikitree uses text sources, nothing fancy, just a text description.

See this whole section in the help on how to do it. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Sources

The common way to show sources is to copy the link to the page. Go to your browser navigation bar and copy everything with the 'https://www ..." part. So for this source on Ancestry, there should be a link on the page with it. Without the link it is impossible for others to check.

I have put a comment on a recent profile of yours to explain this in more detail.
I cannot put a link to the Will since it cannot be accessed by anyone who is not a member of Ancestry.

Any other ideas????????????????
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Found a way to do the deletion. I will try and up load a copy of the will to Jane Purrier.

Jane did actually marry a John Curtis - it was  a different one who was transported to Australia in 1797 as a convict.
by MW Wilson G2G Crew (350 points)

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