Who Was the Husband of Hannah Fry: James or Thomas Rawlins?

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Among the profiles listed in New Hampshire Unsourced Profiles is Hannah Fry Rollins. The profile says that her husband was James Rollins. (The name was spelled either Rollins or Rawlins interchangeably in early records.) There is actually a source given in the profile, accessed through ancestry.com: Torrey's "New England Marriages Before 1700". The entry says that James Rawlins (d. 1691) married Hannah ____ before 1640 in Ipswich/Newbury/Dover, N.H.

On the next page we see that Thomas Rawlins (1608-1670) married Hannah/Anna [FRYE?] (d. 1691/2) sister of William in Weymouth/Boston.

Both James and Thomas Rawlins are listed in Anderson's Great Migration Series James on page 1552 of GMB and Thomas on page 6 of GM2, Vol. VI. Anderson gives James' wife as Hannah ____, with seven children and Thomas' wife as Anna Fry, also with seven children. James lived in Scituate and Boston and Thomas lived in Weymouth.

Putting this all together I propose detaching Hannah Fry-579 from James Rollins-145 and creating a new wife for him called Hannah Unknown. Then attaching Hannah/Anna Fry to Thomas Rawlins (newly created since I cannot find him in Wikitree). After this I will try to sort out the children. I will use both Torrey and Anderson as sources and remove Hannah Fry Rollins from the Unsourced Profiles list.

I would also propose using Rawlins as the standard surname as that is the one used by Anderson.

 

WikiTree profile: Hannah Rawlins
asked in Genealogy Help by Henry Chadwick G2G6 Mach 4 (45.5k points)

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I have never seen records of James living in Scituate or Boston. What are your sources?????
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