Spurious parents/birth for Francis Nurse

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I can't even bring myself to ask "what is the evidence" because, as discussed a year ago in the profile comments, there's obviously none and this linkage (to an English peer who is documented as having had no children, apparently? and whose name doesn't even match) is just silly.

Per Walter Goodwin Davis (Massachusetts and Maine Families, vol. 3, pp. 62-3), Francis' origin and arrival and parentage aren't known.

The much-too-specific birthdate (18 Jan 1617) at least has a source (though the source says 1618): I found it in Ames, John D. "A Genealogy of the Nurse Family for Five Generations." Putnam's Monthly Historical Magazine, Vol. 1 (1893), p. 96 (on Google Books). But the claim is unverifiable, and works from this era aren't trustworthy on those kinds of details.

Also per the comments, there is no such place as "Yarmouth, Bristol, England", poor Francis' currently-listed "birthplace".

Propose detaching the parents and changing the birthplace to "England". Further propose adjusting the birthdate to "about 1618" which is supported by some depositions and his recorded age at death (per Davis).

WikiTree profile: Francis Nurse
in Genealogy Help by Cheryl Hammond G2G6 Mach 2 (22.2k points)
edited by Cheryl Hammond
Cheryl, I cleaned up the profile and added source links. (I simply pasted them to the bottom of the profile.) Much more could be done. I didn't make the changes you suggested, but I hope you will.
Thank you so much! Teehee - turns out now that he's PPP I can't edit the parents and will need to see if I can be made a PM by the Project. :)

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Best answer
Parents detached.  Disputed origins section added.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (782k points)
selected by Darlene Athey-Hill
+2 votes
Go for it Cheryl.  This profile is the result of 10 or so (or more?) merges and still isn't done as to the erroneous, unproven, unsubstantiated parents/birth etc.
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (764k points)

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