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!