Townley, Towneley, Townely, et al. Let's agree on a spelling to merge.

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There are numerous spellings of this name and as a result, numerous profiles that need to be merged.  I am working on Elizabeth Townley-2, but she has several spellings of the name Townley here on WikiTree.  I am using the Townley spelling because it is how it is listed in The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster: Made in the Year 1664-5  I assume that will be one of the earlier records of the spellings.

I am perfectly happy to use an alternate spelling with good resources, but we need to make a decision to consistently merge the duplicates: Elizabeth Townley-2, 21, 33, and (Towneley) Townely-1

Her father, Lawrence Townley-13, 34, 147 and Towneley-3 (Project Protected Profile).  There are many other merges needed in this family line.  The PPP Towneley appears to have only Ancestry resources, but I do not want to mess with a PPP. Help please!  Thank you.  

 

WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Smith
in Policy and Style by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (560k points)
edited by Kitty Smith

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Reminder: for any given profile, use the spelling the person predominantly used during their life time-- i.e., the spelling that was used most often on vital records, etc.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (782k points)
selected by Michelle Brooks
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If the surname is spelled Townley originally, then it should remain that way. If the managers DON't want to edit the name to have it spelled correctly, then I would request being put on the trusted list to get it done right.

M.
by Mary Hammond G2G6 Mach 7 (79.4k points)

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