PPP PGM Proposed changes to William Ward (1603-1687)

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I have been working on updating the profile of William Ward (1603-1687).  For the most part, I have been putting my notes in a separate section at the bottom of the profile.  Please see the section Common Errors to Avoid at the bottom of the profile.

Basically, there is no evidence as to the English origins of William Ward – he needs to be disconnected from his parents.  The name of his first wife is Unknown Unknown and needs to noted as such as well as connected to the appropriate children.  Also, the LNAB at birth for his second wife Elizabeth is Unknown (not Phillips, not Storey, not Hall, and not Whale – see notes).

Proposed Changes:

1.  Disconnect from parents. There is absolutely no evidence for his origins despite much speculation.

2.  Creation of an Unknown first wife, mother of first 4-6 children.

3.  Disconnect/consolidation of all wives into a second wife - Elizabeth Unknown. There is no evidence that she is Elizabeth Phillips, Elizabeth Hall, Elizabeth Story or Elizabeth Whale.


WikiTree profile: William Ward
in Genealogy Help by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (224k points)
I've agreed to all this already, so remind me after folks have had a chance to respond. and I'll take care of the parents
Nice work, Joe. I also support these changes. Very nice profile emerging here.  My only suggestion is to tone down the language a bit. In places, it's a bit heavy handed. Happy to do those edits of others concur.
Yes, the profile looks nicely corrected.  Good work.

2 Answers

+1 vote
Ward, William (1603-1687)
Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015
Birth, Marriage & Death
Birth     15 05 1603
Children     Elizabeth Ward
Death     10 08 1687 - Age: 84
Father     Johannes Edward Ward
Mother     Maria Hatton
Name     William Ward
Spouse     Elizabeth Storey

This is one of my hints on Ancestry.com, is this the same?  I haven't had a chance to start researching him, I will be interested in learning more.
by Corinne Kuhlmann G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)
Yes, that is him.  However, there is no evidence those are the correct parents, and no evidence that his wife was named Elizabeth Storey.  My comments regarding each are on his page.
Nice work.
+2 votes
Very nice work Joe! Agreed!
by R B G2G6 Mach 3 (39.7k points)
Great job, Joe!  Yes, agree with all changes.

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