Proposal to sever Mary Slye associations, including as wife of Thomas Cooper baptized 1630 (PGM)

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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.)

WikiTree profile: Mary Slye
in Genealogy Help by GeneJ X G2G6 Mach 8 (83.5k points)
edited by GeneJ X

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This is one of my direct genealogical lines.  Yes, I agree to the disconnections you propose, GeneJ X.  Thank you.

I’ll be happy to give assistance if needed.
by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (238k points)
selected by GeneJ X
Cheryl, Thank you for your long and careful watch over what seems her confused profile.

Would you like to have the honors? --Gene


FYI. I added disputed associations to Mary's profile and to that of Thomas Cooper. Your comment appears on George Slye's profile (I did not add a disputed associations section there).
Yes, be happy to make the detachments and the disputed paragraph.  This week.

And thanks for the star.
Just FYI. I added a disputed section to George Slye's profile.--Gene
Thanks Gene.  I believe I’ll be able to do the detachment and any updates tomorrow.

While I can not be sure, possible this Mary "Slye" association arises from confusion regarding George's daughter Sarah, married (1) at Connecticut, Thomas Cooper, married (2) William Clarke. 

See Sarah (Slye) (Cooper) Clarke

Just FYI. Severed the association of Mary Slye and Thomas Cooper.
Oh many thanks GeneJ.  Sorry you had to wait.  It was one of the many things I didn’t get to this week.  I’ve reprioritized, and am not able to do as much on WT as I have in the past.

Again, my apologies.

You owe no one, most especially me, an apology.

You are a one-person, walking-talking, you-do-it-all-girl, WikiTreer.

Thank you for all you do, all the time ... --Gene

Edited to add: ...
Many thanks for your understanding ways,  plus a generous compliment!

I’ve always appreciated your attitude and extraordinary abilities!  So mutual appreciation.

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