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On 5 Oct 2020 Mary Gresham wrote on Gresham-86:

The only place that the wife of Thomas Gresham d. 1721 in Middlesex was called anything other than Mary is this transcription error in the Christ Church Registry. 26 Mar 1695 • Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia There are two different records for this same person. 1. Francis Gresham b. 26 Mar 1695, a male, parents Thomas and Mary Gresham, no baptismal date. 2. Frances, b. 26 Mar 1695, a female, christened 23 June 1695, parents Thomas and Elizabeth??? If the clerk could make a mistake on the sex and spelling of the infant's name, then he could most definitely make a mistake and call the mother at the time of baptismal Elizabeth instead of Mary. Two of the most common names for women in Colonial times.

Why can't we just get the wife of Thomas d. 1721 changed to Mary last name unknown to have it at least be factual until someone comes forward with a valid source that links the marriage of one Elizabeth Anderson to some Thomas Gresham in 1684 in London. Thank you.

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