Possible addition to the Mayflower project? [closed]

+2 votes
Hello, I've been going through some of my more distant ancestor's profiles and believe some of them may need to be added to the Mayflower Project (and/or worked on by someone in the England Project).

The family in question is the MacKernes family, starting with William MacKernes (before 1562-1613). MacKernes-2

Please let me know if I can help, or if I should take off the Mayflower project note on William's profile.
WikiTree profile: William MacKernes
closed with the note: Issue resolved
in The Tree House by Laura Enomoto G2G6 Mach 1 (19.3k points)
closed by Laura Enomoto
Laura, what is the link you suppose to exist between this family and the Mayflower. All the sons appear to have died in England.
I doubt there is a link; the "Mayflower" note was left in there when the profile was created (via GEDcom...). I was basically covering my bases, as I didn't want to delete the note, then later find out that the family is indeed connected to the Mayflower.

I'll dig around and see what I can find for sources for them.


Laura E.
Ah. Maybe you can add a note saying there was a note but it was dubious.
Good call, covering your bases. I agree with the others that he probably has nothing to do with the Mayflower and the reference can be removed.

3 Answers

+2 votes
That person died before Mayflower came over in 1620. Is there a descendant that you think came over?  There is nothing on that profile about the Mayflower. Looking in the Mayflower Immigrants book that I have doesn't mention someone with that last name.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (520k points)
+3 votes
William born in 1562 is younger than his eldest named son George born in 1561. It seems at first look that he was actually one of the named children rather than the father of them.

His mother Ellen would have been 64 when she gave birth to him using the dates currently on the profiles.
by Jo Fitz-Henry G2G6 Mach 9 (96.9k points)
Understood, Jo. I'll get some research done and see what I can get corrected/sourced. I just didn't want to have them turn out to have a Mayflower connection and create more work later on.


Laura E.
Thank for asking the question Laura, and I realise that it wasn't your mess - sorry if it came over a bit blunt last night. Nice of you to stick around with this family and sort it out.
No worries at all, Jo. I appreciate you looking into it. I will work on getting the family straightened out (and may need to ask you for help on that, as the profiles are from the 1500s. Good practice for OT2 at the least).

Take care and stay safe!

Laura E.
+4 votes

I suspect the notation for Mayflower comes from the source that was once listed in the profile: 


Which is simply a personal database that's been published online.

by Bobbie Hall G2G6 Pilot (207k points)

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