James Ashtons, St. Albans, Providence, New Jersey and their wives?

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I’ve been cleaning up this Ashton line. I’m using the parish registers from St. Albans Abbey and Dean Crawford Smith “The Ancestry of Emily Jane Angell (1993). Robert Anderson thinks highly of this work it is well sourced. Also some other sources.

Beginning at "our" end. The first two Jameses are basically ok (after being disentangled.)

James Ashton-74 and Deliverance Throckmorton settlers of Monmouth Co. New Jersey. James of Monmouth and his father(?) James of Providence are frequently confused as one man., and some of the bios reflected this. James of Monmouth is believed to be son of James of Providence. There is no real proof that James is the son of James of Providence, but the circumstantial evidence points to the definite possiblity. I believe they should remain attached with the “uncertain” indicator

James Ashton-699, no known wife was an original settler of Providence (now Rhode Island). He was not attached to his parents but has been reattached.

James Ashton-47  and wife Alice. At this point the wives become part fiction. Two of his children’s baptisms mention wife Alice. The wife listed is Alice Honeychurch. Alice Honeychurch, daughter of Roger Honeychurch, was mentioned without a source by Henry Waters “Genealogical Gleanings”  as the mother of Roger Williams . How this got translated to wife of James Ashton is unknown. There are no other source references to Alice.

Alice Honeychurch needs to be disconnected and Alice Unknown created.

James Ashton-70  and Margaret Webster . First the source (parish registers and Smith) never mention his given name. James Ashton needs to be Unknown Ashton. A previous discussion has decided that Webster was not his wife, but she is a real person with an ancestry. Margaret needs to be disconnected and Margaret Unknown created.

James Ashton-908 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ashton-908. At this point the parish registers don’t exist.  There was a James Ashton son of James Ashton bur. 1624. And I believe this James and Ashton-70 were confused, but the husband of Margaret died before she did 1611, but this is how Unknown became James (instead of Unknown) and d. 1624.

James Ashton-908, father of James Ashton d. 1624. has a mother and siblings, but I ran out of source.  Ashton-908 and Ashton-70 need to become disassociated, either disconnecting (easiest) or creating a new Unknown Ashton to replace Ashton-70.

Thoughts? etc.

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