Advice before editing this pre-1700 Clapp profile?

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I have information to contribute to the profile of Joan (Clapp) Elston. This is what I can add:

  • Sources for the marriage of Joan Clapp to John Elice/Ellis, listed in this profile as John Elston.
  • The current profile lists as a sole source the work of James Strode Elston, The Elston Family in America; I have posted a comment on that profile detailing why I believe the sources suggested here are more appropriate, and probably indicate that the marriage of Joan Clapp to John Elston is in question. If my proposed edit is cleared, I will move the contents of that comment into the Research Notes. Similar corrections should be included in the profile for John Elston, in my opinion.

These are the sources I am using:

  • Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society; Henry Woods, Editor; Boston, MA, 1903, imaged by Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. under the title, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Medfield Vital Record Transcripts; entry for Joan Clapp is on frame 122; entry for John Elice is on frame 132. This may have been derived from:
  • Transcript of the first Volume of the Records of the Births, Deaths, and Marriages in the towns of Boston, ... , Meadfield, ... from 1630 to 1666; transcribed 1856; imaged by Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. under the title, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988: Boston > Transcript of County Records, 1643-1660; Vol· 1 Births, Marriages Deaths from 1630-1666; frame 199.

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

WikiTree profile: Joan Elston
in Genealogy Help by Stu Elston G2G Crew (320 points)

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According to John Clapp's profile and the details of his will- he had no children of his own.  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Clapp-839

It was his widow Joan who married John Ellis/Elice on Medfield, Massachusetts. See:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ellis-546  There appears to be some duplicates that need correction

I am leaving a note on his profile that this daughter Joan should be removed as this has been waiting for some time.
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (757k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt

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