Who is the mother of Richard Sparrow?

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I adopted this profile. Now it is waiting to be merged with an orphaned profile. They have different mother's.  I don't know which one is right.
WikiTree profile: Richard Sparrow
in Genealogy Help by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (181k points)
Hannah Prence was William (Mayflower) Brewster's granddaughter. If you can find a Four Generation or Five Generation Book of William Brewster Descendants, you should be able to determine whether or not Hannah Prence is Richard Sparrow's mother.
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Several public member trees in ancestry.com list Hannah Prence as the mother, but just as many list her as Rebecca Bangs!  Father was married to both and also to Sarah.

Interesting biography about his father, Jonathan:
"Jonathan Sparrow was a legal voter of Eastham, 22 May 1655, constable 1656, schoolmaster 1665, grand juryman 1666, 1679, collector of minister’s rates or taxes 7 Jun 1670, deputy to Old Colony Court at Plymouth 1668-9, 1670, 1673-8, 90, selectman 1671-1686, ensign, lieutenant., and captain of Eastham militia company, commissioned lieutenant 4 Oct. 1675; served in King Philip’s War for which his heirs in 1733 received a share in Narragansett Township No. 7, now Gorham, ME. He was still given the title of Lieutenant on 6 Mar 1676/7, but before 6 June 1677, he had received rank of captain, which commission was renewed to him on 2 Oct 1689. He was a member of the Council of War in 1675, 1681, 1685, and 1689, and associate or county magistrate from 20 May 1690 until 1692.

Jonathan’s will was dated at Eastham, MA, 10 March 1706/7, inventory taken by Edmund Freeman and Joseph Doane on 1 Apr 1707, will probated 3 Apr 1707, witnessed by Samuel Freeman Jr., Micajah Snow and Nathan Young. His will made wife Sarah and son John executors, made bequests to wife Sarah, sons John, Jonathan, and Richard, and three daughters, Rebecca, Lydia, and Patience, and the children of Capt. Samuel Freeman “had by my daughter Elizabeth,” Benoney Gray, grandson Jonathan Sparrow, grandchild John Sparrow, William Freeman, and Lydia Godfree to have one half of their mother’s part. He gave unto Sarah Williamson who lives with his wife “one ewe sheep and lamb to be delivered unto her father to be improved for her”.


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