Help with confusing profile

+3 votes

Perhaps someone else could help me.  I was doing a bit of sourcing today and picked the following profile.  (Frederick John Butts)

It was a bit confusing as it had him dying before the birth of at least one of his children and his marriage. I fixed that with a death record I found..  Not to mention their first child is born when his wife is only 3 years old.   

I sourced him, somewhat, but his wife ( Mary Jane Briggs) remains a mystery.  She is according to the profile born in 1887 and their first child is born in 1890. 

She was married twice and I found the marriage record for both her husbands.  and both are listed in her profile. 

Could some one help me clear this up.  I hate to leave the profile like this. 

Points of confusion.

Wife, Mary Jane is listed as born in 1887, had first child in 1890 and was married in 1899.

daughter, Mary Francis Butts is born a full 9 years before the marriage.  Possible, but somewhat odd. 

Would anyone like to try and fix this one.





in The Tree House by Craig Albrechtson G2G6 Mach 8 (86.2k points)

1 Answer

+2 votes

Here's a possibility...

Name Mary Jane Briggs
Gender Female
Christening Date 03 Mar 1869
Christening Place Great Harwood, Lancashire, England
Father's Name James Briggs
Mother's Name Mary

Citing this Record

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014), Mary Jane Briggs, 03 Mar 1869; citing Great Harwood, Lancashire, England, reference item 20 p 93; FHL microfilm 1,278,890.



by Tom Bredehoft G2G6 Pilot (194k points)

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