Who is the father of John (Holland-715) baptized 14 Nov 1602

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Is William (Holland-714) (1565-1636) the father and Mary (Coombs-880) the mother of John (Holland-715)? New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635, Vol. 3, G-H, p. 456,  a Magna Carta source, has (Holland-715) parents as "son of John and Elizabeth (Barker) Holland." 
Thank you 

LINK: New_England,_The_Great_Migration_and_The_Great_Migration_Begins,_1620-1635

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in Genealogy Help by Bettye Carroll G2G6 Mach 4 (44.4k points)

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One of the joys of genealogy is the challenge of playing detective, but if one doesn't appreciate this, it must be immensely frustrating.  The current profile for Holland-715 is a collection of bits and pieces which don't add up.

From the Family Search entry, we know that a John Holland was baptized (or christened, if you will) in 1602 at St. Andrews Church, Devon, England. We know that this John Holland's father was John, but we don't know anything else about John Holland, the father.  This appears to be the source of the "born before" date in the date field for Holland-715, which is not backed up by a source in the narrative.

We also know that  the narrative contains a birth date 20 years earlier whose source is an ancestry.com genealogy.  It is not likely that this is the same person, because the Church of England practice was baptisms within the first year after birth.  

The question is regarding parentage, which is also confused, and there really isn't enough information to answer any of the questions.  A good detective would keep combing for more information, the better documentation the better, until there are enough puzzle pieces to see how they fit together!
by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (307k points)
selected by Bettye Carroll
Thank you, for the encouragement, Jack Day! I appreciate you taking the time to write this note very much! My name is Holland, my father's name was Holland, his father's name was Holland. I have been told the Holland line goes back to the 300's. There is great documentation on the Holland line, my plan is to do all that I can, this will, at least give the next interested person a place to start the search again.

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