Jonathan Fairbanks of Dedham MA: were his parents John & Isabella or George & Mary? [closed]

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In Claren Almon Torrey's 1961 article "The English Ancestry of Jonathan Fairbanks of Dedham, Massachusetts" ''The American Genealogist (TAG), Vol. 37, p. 65-72, is spelled out the ancestry for Jonathan as being: William(1), John(2), Gilbert(3), George(4) + Sibyl Wade, George(5) + Mary Farrer. Is there newer research that I haven't found that gives his parents as John & Isabella (Stancliffe) Fairbanks?

Fathers in question: [[Fairbanks-610|George Fairbanks]], [[Fairbanks-281 |John Fairbanks]]

Based on Torrey's article I would like to change his parents to George & Mary (Farrer) Fairbanks, but looking for any other sources that would disprove his work.

BTW, this line is in the midst of a long string of merges, which is so far going smoothly.
WikiTree profile: Jonathan Fairbank
closed with the note: Profile updated, thanks for the help!
asked in Genealogy Help by Bobbie Hall G2G6 Mach 8 (80.1k points)
closed by Bobbie Hall
The profile in Pope (page 160) on Jonathan refers to "the will of George Fairbanke of Sowerby in Halifax, Eng dated May 28, 1650".

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Yes there is a long article in the New England Hist & Gen Reg. Vol 166. (2012) starting on p 165 that lists his father as John
answered by Anne B G2G6 Pilot (973k points)
selected by Bobbie Hall
Anne, does it discuss the 1961 article ?

New England Historical and Genealogical Register vol. 177 no. 3 (July 2012):165-182. Jonathan Fairbank of Dedham, Massachusetts, and His Family in the West Riding of Yorkshire, by Ruth Fairbanks Joseph and James Swan Landberg.

Discusses and discredits earlier theory put forward by Torrey:

The American Genealogist, Vol. 37 no. 2 (April 1962):65-72. The English Ancestry of Jonathan Fairbanks of Dedham, Massachusetts, by Clarence Almon Torrey.

Yes it does, saying Torrey misinterpreted the use of the word Cuzen, thinking only of first cousins.  I was trying to avoid actually reading the article. Would you like me to write a synopsis?
Thanks so much, Anne & Joe! I wasn't looking recently enough. Good find.
A disputed origins section seems in order that explains that while Torrey published parents George & Mary in 1961,<ref>...</ref> a 2012 article discovered the correct parents, John and Isabell.<ref>...</ref> Specific quotes from the 2012 that explain the correction would be great.

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