Mary Slye (Slye-10) is claimed born at Hingham, Norfolk, England, 1635, died Rehoboth, Massachusetts, 18 September 1700, the daughter of George Slye (Slye-9), also claimed to have been the wife of Thomas Cooper (Cooper-1774), baptized Hingham, England, 1630, buried Rehoboth, Massachusetts, 1690; immigrant 1630s to Hingham, Massachusetts,
The claims of her birth/parentage and marriage/spouse have been disputed by WikiTree collaborators.
Notes follow. Hoping to learn if there are any objections to severing Mary's link to father and link to spouse.
As with all genealogical work, findings such as those discussed here are subject to review and update based on improved historical discovery and insight.--Gene
(1) Mary Slye does not seem to fit in the family of George Slye and should be severed as his daughter,
Since at least 2019, George Slye's profile manager has disputed Mary's association as his daughter. (See the comment on Slye-9). George is reported a Warwickshire, England, man, baptized Lapworth, 1564; his youngest known child was baptized there in 1617.
A search of the indexed Hingham, England, parish records (FamilySearch) returns no Slye entries in the 1630s. There are Slye and variant baptisms, marriages or burials, 1600-1617, and another in 1649 (burial). The only "Marye Slye" appears in those results as a 1601 baptism. None of the search results mention George Slye.
(2) Mary Slye should be severed as the wife of Thomas Cooper.
The death information on her profile, ("18 September 1700 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts") is that of Thomas Cooper's wife. The record reads, "Mary [Cooper], wife of Thomas." (See Vital Record of Rehoboth.) While only recently disputed, Mary's association as the wife of Thomas Cooper is not supported by historical records. Mary Slye's profile was created in 2011, based on an Ancestry Family Tree; the narrative includes "a link to the ancestry tree from which this profile was created." Collaborators suspect the confusion may have come from Millennium File.
Thomas Cooper's wife is shown as Mary Kingsbury, the daughter of Joseph Kingsbury and his wife, Millicent. This association is in part supported by the 1675 will of Joseph Kingsbury (PGM), in which he refers to "my loving sonne in law Thomas Cooper." (See the will at FamilySearch.)