Susanna Bacon-764

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Looking for some help with Susanna Bacon. On her profile she was b. 1625, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA. But on her fathers profile, George Bacon-771, his bio reads; "George was a passenger of the Increase which sailed in 1635 and arrived at Hingham, Massachusetts. He came with children: Samuel, John & Susanna from an unknown first wife". 

Can anyone provide a source record that confirms either her birth location or a passenger list ?

Thank you for any help and for your time.

WikiTree profile: Susanna Polley
in Genealogy Help by Robert Wood G2G6 (6.8k points)
retagged by Abby Glann

New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635  

Name: Susannah Bacon
Birth Date: 1625
Household Members:
Name Birth Year
George Bacon 1592
John Bacon 1627
Peter Bacon 1640
Samuel Bacon 1623
Susannah Bacon 1625
Mary Bacon 1642


U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Name: Susanna Polly
[Susanna Bacon
[Susannah Bacon
Maiden Name: Bacon
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 30 Apr 1664
Marriage Place: New England, USA
Spouse: John Polly

Susannah Bacon

                                  in the Millennium File


Name: Susannah Bacon
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 1625
Birth Place: Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death Date: 30 Apr 1664
Father: George Bacon
Mother: Margaret
Spouse: John Polley
Children: Elizabeth Polley

Susannah Bacon

 in the American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

Name:Susannah BaconBirth Date:1625Birthplace:Eng, MassachusettsVolume:07Page Number:39Reference:Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): Apr 29, 1929, 8493

Not sure there is any specific comment that states as you can see there 2 different records that appear to be the same person but different locations
Steven, Thank you for all your effort. I now believe if the passenger list for, the Increase, 1635, is found and it shows Susanna was in fact a passenger the preponderance of evidence falls on the birth being in England.
And, in this case, be cautious. It's not just the number of sources listing one thing or the other-- it's important to understand the types of sources and their reliability (or lack thereof).

For example, of the above list, I would not rely at ALL on the Millennium File. Search g2g for it and you should find my discussion of why this is a very bad "source" to be avoided at all costs.

AGBI is also pretty derivative. And even US, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 should be used as a guide to sources, not as a source itself.
Thank you Jillaine. Your insight is much appreciated.
Here's one post specifically about the Millennium File:

and here is where i talk about the importance distinguishing derivative from original records with a review of some of the worst culprits.

Scroll down past all the comments on the first question as the conversation got side tracked onto issues of copyright, which is really a separate issue.

Go to the first answer.

Since this was posted (back in 2013-- ancient history in Internet time), has improved access to original sources. None of that is discussed there.
Jillaine, I followed your recommendation and went to the link above and read all that was posted. Very informative and concise. Thank you.

1 Answer

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I added sources to her bio from Hotten's ship lists: Great Migration-AB and TAG V.41 .
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (722k points)
Thank you Chris.

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