What documentation would support that Richard Chamberlin (1630?-1673) is the son of John Chamberlin (abt 1595-?)?

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In "The Wright-Chamberlin Genealogy," by Eunice Miena Barber, Richard Chamberlin (actually, Chamberline - the extra "e" was dropped in the next generation, as explained in the referenced book) is documented as having had a son who was born and died in 1642, which would make him too old to have been born in 1630.  [Note that "The Wright-Chamberlin Genealogy" is freely available on Google Books.]

P.S.  I am a carrier of Richard's y-DNA, although I have not had the y-DNA test performed.
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Just looking at this unsourced lineage suggests that it may have little validity and my guess is that no documentation will support it!

The John Chamberlain you mention b 1595 is supposed to be the son of Jean de Tankerville b 1575.(same profile manager for Jean and  John, the same  PM also added John as father for Richard) There is a helpful genealogy in the biography  which states that Jean de Tankerville was chamberlain to Henry 1 and it was his son John who first adopted the surname of Chamberlain. Small problem is that Henry 1 died in 1135!

You can use a secondary source to support your information, sometimes it is the only source possible. The one you have mentioned seems to provide its sources which certainly helps its credibility

I found the book on Hathi (I find this more user friendly than Google books.) It also supplies a helpful citation ie

Barber, E. Miena. (1914). The Wright-Chamberlin genealogy: from immigrant ancestors to present generations. Binghamton, N.Y.: Vail-Ballou Co. [+ page number(s) used and a link to the actual page

 

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