What is the correct date of birth for John Bonde?

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According to Ancestry.com, John Bonde was born in 1331. His profile, Bonde-9, has his DOB as being the same as his daughters. I know Ancestry.com isn't a good source, so do we need to delete the profile until we have a reliable source?
WikiTree profile: John Bonde
asked in Genealogy Help by Linda Plummer G2G6 (9.1k points)

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WikiTree's general policy is not to delete any profile - in fact, we do not have a delete function that can be used except by the techs, and even then it is rarely used.

That being said, the better approach would be to fix the information with the most well-sourced data available, and continue to research to determine a better date. My vote would be to change his date to 1331, provide the source information on his profile, and since it has been unsourced for 6 years now, provide additional sources so that we clean up this profile that has been out here for awhile receiving no TLC.
answered by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (353k points)
selected by Keith Hathaway
According to the secondary sources I'm seeing (Ancestry/My Heritage/etc.), it appears there is some general agreement that he was born 1331 in Staffordshire, England.

I'm also seeing some sources that indicate that he was born (more specifically) in Hilton, Staffordshire, England and that his father was John Bonde.

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mikeajan24&id=I42309

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrajan24&id=I42309

No primary sources for this information, though. What was most interesting is that the rootsweb sources all appear circular - this one says the source was the other one. The other one points to another rootsweb source. All state they got their original source material from someone else's gedcom files. It would be nice to locate patient zero in all this somewhere.

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