Who were the parents of William Weaver?

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William Weaver, grandfather of Samuel Weaver (immigrant to Virginia), is currently shown as the son of Griffith Weaver and Ellen Sadler.  However, I can't find any evidence to support this, but there is this website http://www.darnellfamily.org/genealogy/weaver/engweaver.html which says:

"William Wever (b. abt 1540) probably in Shropshire County, England, and married Ann Roberts on 17 Nov1565 in Chelmarsh Parish, Shropshire. Notice the lack of an "a" in the spelling of the name. This information was discovered in the parish records of Chelmarsh Church (Church of England). No personal data was discovered about William or Ann, and no ancestors were noted."

WikiTree profile: William Weaver
in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Schmeeckle G2G6 Mach 9 (95.6k points)

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I found this old Geocities page. Looks to be old enough to be a little closer to the original source of this regurgitated Ancestry mess... http://www.geocities.ws/elaineclow/surname/weaver.html#b didn't spend too much time on it but it does have some of the text from the GEDCOM trash of that profile spelled out verbatim. Hope it helps. Good Luck and Thank You for caring. P Rich
by Phillip Rich G2G6 Mach 4 (44.0k points)
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Several publications deal with ,  The Weaver Geneology by Lucius Weaver 1929.

Visitation of London,taken from Robert Cooke ,Clarencent King of Arms in the

year 1568,published in London 1869 by Harleian Society.

Griffith Weaver connections from geneology charts of Jeff Weaver,New River Notes.

William Weaver 1540-1571, Father Griffith Weaver, Mother Ellen Sadler

You will have to draw your own conclusions.

Public libraries may have these publications.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)

Thanks Wayne, but the Weaver Genealogy doesn't show William as the son of Griffith, and neither does the 1568 visitation: see https://books.google.com/books?id=Wr4KAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA35&lpg=PA35&dq=1568+visitation+griffith+weaver&source=bl&ots=Cqk1s_3gNA&sig=LWM3FxJBhk0RtBbSxC9Kn_oQNOo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LgirVOqkIYKhoQSk_YG4Cw&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=1568%20visitation%20griffith%20weaver&f=false

These appear to be false additions from the "One World Tree" database, and Jeff Weaver's notes don't show any sources.  But of course it is important to double-check if any real information is out there.

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