Advice before editing this pre-1700 Scholes profile?

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I have information to contribute to the profile of Johannes Scholes. This is what I can add:

  • Baptism date.

These are the sources I am using:

  • Lancashire Online Parish Clerk 
  • Ancestry.com search 

My question is that I am unable to distinguish between two baptism records for Johannes (John) Scholes/Scoles. Both are in the same parish of Haslingden and have the same Father name of John. One is for 1691 and the other for 1692. I have looked at the original images of both sources. Here are the records: 

Baptism: 5 Apr 1691 St James, Haslingden, Lancashire, England Johannes Scoles. Abode: Town. Register: Baptisms 1683 - 1711, Page 14, Entry 490. Source: Original Parish Register at Lancashire Archives. 

Also, "Johannes flls John Scoles de Town". Lancashire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812. Parish Registers. Haslingden.1620-1744. Pr 3016/1/3. Also, Baptism: 29 May 1692 St James, Haslingden, Lancashire, England Johannes Scoles - fil Joh. Scoles Abode: Town Register: Baptisms 1683 - 1711, Page 15, Entry 577 Source: Original Parish Register at Lancashire Archives.

How should I proceed, please?

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

WikiTree profile: John Scholes
in Genealogy Help by Angela Dimond G2G Rookie (220 points)
edited by T Stanton
Perhaps these are one family, and the first son died early, and the second was given the same name. A look at the death records may support this hypothesis.

Also, a perusal of the baptismal records may indicate if there was more than one family headed by a John Scholes.

Are marriage records available? If so, is there more than one marriage for a John Scholes who could be the father?
If these are online sources, it would make things simpler if you provide links to them.

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