Do we have any interest in John Tompkyns 1540-1588?

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Do we at least have enough interest to work on this line? It is

In fact the entire Tompkyns family is rife with duplicate profiles and unsourced assertions.Would anyone like to join me in documenting John Tompkyns, his mother Ellen Stanis Tompkyns 1563-? (Stanis-1) , his father Ralph Tompkins  Tompkins-403, Ralph Tompkyns' first wife Katherine Foster Tompkins Foster-1170.  Let's face it...this is a mess. And because none of the profiles was  attached  to a project, unsourced merges kept happening without notice. Augh!!  I've moved them to the United Kingdom project.




WikiTree profile: John Tompkyns
in Genealogy Help by Michele Camera G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)

3 Answers

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John Tompkins Christening 1541 in Hereford, England.

John Tompkyns married Wynyfred Walker in 1582 in Hereford, England.

John Tomkins buried 1588 London, England.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
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I am 6th great grandson of James Tomkkins born 24 Feb 1744 Morris County, NJ died 1794 Loudoun County, VA  married Marcy Shreeve  born 15 Nov 1749  Burlington County, NJ  died 1804 Ocean County, NJ    I do not know if he is related to your John Tomkyns - if so then I would have an interest.
by Ken Roberts G2G Crew (610 points)
Welcome aboard, Ken. All we can do is look for evidence & see to what conclusions the facts lead us. BTW, I also have lines I research in New Jersey. It wouldn't surprise me if your Tompkins and my Britton's knew each other during life.
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You could start with the research by Matthew Tomkins, who went through all the Edlesborogh records, and threw doubt on the tradtitional genealogies. He posted some things on rootsweb, such as this:

It may be that these early Tompkyns have to be severed from the supposed descendants that are the reason for the mass of undocumented and conflicted genealogical submissions.
by Timothy Wilder G2G4 (4.1k points)
Thank you, sir. I certainly will start there. This is not one of my lines that had been on my radar so I have to play catch up on the background material.

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