What surname are we going to choose for Judith, wife of Weymouth John Rogers?

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We need to make a decision about which surname we're going to go with for the surname of Judith, wife of John Rogers of Weymouth. There are two theories currently out there-- either French or King-- neither of which has any solid evidence. The French theory is slightly stronger than the King theory, but neither is strong enough, in my opinion, for either surname to be used.

My preference would be to find an orphaned Unknown profile and merge them all into a Judith Unknown.

Thoughts? Can we come to some sort of agreement? In the meantime, John currently has four wives named Judith.

Thanks.
WikiTree profile: John Rogers
in Policy and Style by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (765k points)
1.5 years later.... Seeing no resolution, I detached the Judith King sisters (both with King parents) as spouse of John Rogers-70 and as mother of his children.

I have as wife and mother of his children French-442 as there is slightly more evidence for her surname. Ideally she'd be Unknown-#### (IMHO).
Ideally we would call people like her "Unknown," but because WikiTree name search will not include people with LNAB of Unknown if you search for their First Name and Current Last Name (or an "Other Last Name"), it's probably better for her to have a "known" last name for now.

It appears that there are an awful lot of us who are descended from her, and (to reduce the creation of new duplicates) it's probably best if we can find her if we search for her.

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My preference for "King" is based upon a subjective observation that my ancestors along that line tended to use family names rather like breadcrumbs for those of us who followed them. Thus, I have "Deacon Rogers Weston: (and a Lawrence Weston or two based upon Deborah Lawrence.") Cozying closely up to my grandmother's generation there is a "Rogers King Weston."

Now I haven't yet pulled connections together but the "Rogers" with a "S" and the "King"   just could have been crumbs thrown out there for those of us walking down that murky ancestral pathway in 2015.

Definitely subjective, or perhaps intuitive. But still...
by Dorothy Coakley G2G6 Pilot (173k points)

Dorothy, there was a King the next generation down  (but on the John Rogers of MARSHFIELD, not Weymouth) :

The only reference to the "King" family is with John Rogers of Marshfield. His son John Rogers Jr, married Rhoda King. In searching the records in searching "History of Weymouth, Massachusetts Weymouth, Mass.: Weymouth Historical Society, under direction of the town, 1923, 1845 pgs." in the family genealogy section under the King Family there is no mention of a Judith King.

Good to know, Jillaine. I thank you.

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