John Anthony (PGM) immigrant to Rhode Island. Disconnect Parents?

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John Anthony the immigrant was given a pedigree involving armigerous persons in 1904. This vaguely resembled information in the Visitations of London and Bedfordshire, and some subsequent genealogies have made corrections to the line based on the visitations.

The author of the 1904 genealogy states in the preface: “Our line of connection between this ancient family and John Anthony, the emigrant, has not been established and fortified by complete and satisfactory evidence but numerous circumstances point in this one direction."

A 1644 will for Richard Arnold names the children of John Anthony MD (d. 1655), including sons Samuel and John. The language of the will implies that John and his siblings are present in London. John the emigrant was in Rhode Island before 1644.

In addition John Anthony MD (d. 1655) left a will in which he does not mention son John but mentions his other 4 children. And his gravestone says he left only one son and 3 daughters. His child John had obviously died in the interim.

There is more detail on the profile. Anderson also calls his origin Unknown in the GM Directory.
WikiTree profile: John Anthony
in Genealogy Help by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

3 Answers

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I think this is a clear case where the parents are not just unproven, but are disproved by the wills and monuments.  Disconnect.
by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (226k points)
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Hello, I've been researching Mr. John Anthony for you. It seems he came on one of the early ships to the 1633. Then he made his way to Rhode Island as you stated above. Although I've found evidence that he was given land there(his wife with him) and a family member was disputing such. Seems Mr. Anthony prevailed in this case. I'll try to send you transcripts, if possible.
by Robert Collison G2G1 (1.1k points)
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There was a John Emery. Which I believe has relation too that name Anthony. If that helps any, he was an early immigrant.
by Troy Smith G2G6 Mach 5 (54.9k points)

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