Is anyone familiar with the early Blackerby's in Virginia? I have a problem with James Blackerby who was supposedly born about 1664. I'm not sure if he was born in Virginia or was an immigrant. Would like to be able to determine that fact.
However, the main problem is his wife. He married Mary Unknown and with her had two children, James Blackerby Jr and an unknown daughter. After his death sometime around 1700, Mary Blackerby married John Duncan Rose in 1701. They had two daughters.
We know of the existence of Mary's children with James Blackerby through the will of second husband, John Rose. In his will he leaves bequests to "my wife's son James Blackerby" and "my wife's grandson Joseph Davis." It is assumed Mary's unknown daughter married a Davis.
There are on WikiTree three profiles for the wife of James Blackerby -- Mary Rose Wildly, Mary Rose Wildly, and Mary Blackerby. They obviously need to be merged. And it would seem to be simple, merge Wildly-2 and Blackerby-2 into Wildly-1. But there is a definite question whether Wildly was actually Mary's name. No record has ever been found giving Mary's parents or her LNAB. As far as I can discover, she should be Mary Unknown.
Would really appreciate help in resolving the problem of Mary's surname.
Edit: Note even if Mary's LNAB is shown to be Wildly, it probably should be Wildey since she is thought to be the daughter of Jane Wildey.