Birth of John Butler 1695

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Looking at Family Search and faily trees on I can see dates of 15 March 1695 and 28 October 1695 being given for the birth of John Butler in Frome, Somerset.
I have located a marriage record for John to Sarah in 1721. Can anyone find evidence for his parents being Jon Butler and Susanna (Dew) Butler?
WikiTree profile: John Butler
in Genealogy Help by Michael Crawford-Butler G2G6 (9.3k points)

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John was baptised on 28 October 1706 "aged 11 years". Someone has backed out the 28 October 1695 date from this but there's no reason to suppose it was his birthday. The March date seems extremely plausible.

St John the Baptist, Frome, Somerset
Baptism date     28 Oct 1706
Person forename John
Person sex     M
Father forename Jon
Mother forename Susanna
Father surname     BUTLER
Notes     aged 11 years

Fun fact: Frome rhymes with broom not chrome.
by Matthew Fletcher G2G6 Pilot (138k points)
selected by Michael Crawford-Butler
Thanks Matthew.  Especially for the reminder of how to say Frome.  Oddly one of my best friends here in New Zealand comes from that area (Mells)
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I don't see a baptism record for John in Frome at that date.  There was a John baptized in 1700, but his parents were Thomas and Christian.
by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (177k points)
Yes I found that one too.
With no source at all for those parents, you should probably detach them.  Family trees aren't acceptable sources for profiles of this period.

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