Who are the parents of Reuben Tankersley and Sara Ann Beverly?

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Reuben Tankersley was born 1640 in South Yorkshire, England1640 in South Yorkshire, England.  He married Sara Ann Beverly in South Yorkshire, England in 1670.  Sara was born 1650 in South Yorkshire County, England as well.  Their sons were born in Tankersley, West Yorkshire, England.  I have no record on the date of Reuben's passing but have found 1681 and 1705 as two possible dates found online, and Sara passed away in Hanover, King George, Virginia, USA, per my research.

There are many genealogies that claim that his father is Henry, but that genealogy has been proven to be a fabrication in order to connect us to Enfulsus qui erat apud Conquestum.  Does anyone have any information leading to the parents of both Reuben and Sara?

in Genealogy Help by Nolan-Amory Kingston G2G1 (1.3k points)
edited by Nolan-Amory Kingston
Ruben born 1640, died in 1758, 118 years later?
Good Catch.  His son George died in July/August 1758.  Thanks.

I had this in my notes and thought I would share. Not sure where I got it but I copied it word for word I would guess as written. I meant to verify it but never got around to it.

Another Tankersley family arrived in the Boston area in 1673.Note the following statement: "Genealogical Dictionary of New England," Vol. 4, (S to Z) page 253. "Birth record, George, Boston, by wife Tabitha had Sylvanus, b. 24 Sept. 1673, died soon; and Sylvanus again, 17 Sept 1674."

Lewis' Topographical Dictionary, published in 1844, states that in the Parish of Haxey in the Union of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, a Free School was founded and endowed by Thomas Tankersley, Esq., in 1654. Vincent and Anthony Tankersley signed the above document in 1617
.In the year 1611, the translation of the King James Version Bible caused the English language for the first time to become stabilized.Prior to this event, words were spelled phonetically.

The following information I found after reading you G2G question:

Sir Henry Tankersley b. 1595 (Yorkshire, England)
m. Lady Agnes Pictaveus
Reuben Tankersley b. 1640 (Yorkshire, England)

Lady Agnes Pictaveus was the daughter and coheiress of Roger Pictaveus, Lord of Burghwallis, and formerly De Bergo.

Located at the link below.


Oh let me look further I see someone posted this below. Sorry!

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Good to see you on Wikitree too!

Wish I knew.

Good luck with the quest!
by R B G2G6 Mach 3 (39.7k points)
Hey Cuzzin Roland!

You get to witness my Genealogical Obsessive Compulsive Disorder first hand!  lol.  So good to see you!

Cuzzin Ñoño
I get to witness a researcher who will leave no stone unturned. We should all be this diligent!
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The following submission has Henry Tankersley as Reuben's father and Agnes Pictaveus. Accuracy needs to be verified.                https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3H68-NYB
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
I tried to verify that part of the genealogy and discovered that from that Henry to Enfulsis qui erat apud Conquestum is a fake genealogy due to Sir Rychard, b. c. 1233, and his wife and distant cousin, Sarah Thornyll, had two daughters, who were co-heiresses, and a son who was without issue.  The Tankersley line stops at Sir Rychard de Tankersley because their daughters did not intermarry with any Tancres.  The line of Ales Tankersley ended in 2000.  The line of Joan to this very day has not intermarried with any Tancres.
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I wish I knew also.  All I have is that George and Richard said to be sons of Reuben and Sarah Ann Beverly first came to America about 1708 and settled in King George County, Virginia where they acquired large estates. They are said to have been the original immigrants to America in the old Tankersley Family genealogy written in the 1890's by Charles Tankersley. However, this is not the case as there was a Sylvanus (sp)  in Pennsylvania in the 1650's. If you try to dig up stuff on him you may get your answer. Hope you let me know if you do.
by Gigi Tanksley G2G6 Mach 3 (32.6k points)

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