This profile currently identifies Ralph Wallen (Wallen-37) and Margaret Lawson (Lawson-216) as the parents of Wallen-2 & identifies his birth location as Halton, Lancashire, England. As noted in the profile, there was an older Ralph Wallen who married Margaret Lawson at All Saints Parish in Rotherham, West Riding, Yorkshire on 13 Jul 1578; but also, a Ralph “Wollin” who married Margaret Woodruff in the same parish in 1600. If those two are the same person, this older Ralph Wallen was still living in Yorkshire after the younger Ralph Wallen (Wallen-2) was supposedly born in Lancashire. No reliable source is cited to support the claims either that the older Ralph Wallen ever moved to Lancashire or that he was the father of the younger Ralph Wallen (Wallen-2). The current profile cites only “family tradition” without any explanation for these claims & so far as I can tell the only cited source in the profile which makes them is the Rootsweb posting by Hawley, which itself cites no sources.
In contrast, several carefully researched treatments of Ralph Wallen (Wallen-2) and his wife Joyce (Unknown-248038) cited in the profile agree that “[n]othing is known of their English background.” Rue at 47; see also GMB: 1620-1633, at 1915 (origin listed as “Unknown”); Banks at 165 (“Nothing is known of their English origin….”).
Based on this, I propose to remove the links to these parents and change the birth location for Ralph Wallen (Wallen-2) to just “England.” I would also make a few other clean-up edits consistent with those changes in the bio. If anyone disagrees, please weigh in. Thanks!