Should Elizabeth Hoyt-111 be removed as the wife of Joseph Lancaster, Jr (Lankester-5)? [closed]

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Two wives with the same marriage date and the same name but different birthdates are listed for Joseph Lancaster.  I believe that it is Elisabeth Hoyt-96 that was married to Joseph Lanckester in 1687. In the David Webster Hoyt book, A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families, on page 26, Elisabeth Hoyt, b. 1661-2 (3rd generation) is the one married to Joseph. Elisabeth Hoyt-111 b. 1642-3 (2nd generation) on p. 24 has no husband named. Also, it is more likely that Joseph, b. 1665, married a woman who was only 4 years older rather than one 22 years older. ​I posted the above comment on the profile page and sent a private message to the PM but have not seen any response.  

WikiTree profile: Joseph Lancaster
closed with the note: Elizabeth Hoyt-111 has been removed as Joseph Lancaster's wife.
in Genealogy Help by Gretchen McDevitt G2G1 (1.1k points)
closed by Gretchen McDevitt
I've taken care of the disconnection and left notes in the bios. Thank you

2 Answers

+3 votes
Not necessarily the best authority but for what it's worth.

Hoyt, David Webster.  Hoyt family. A genealogical history of John Hoyt of Salisbury, and David Hoyt of of  Deerfield, (Massachusetts,) and their descendants: ... Boston, C.B. Richardson, 1857

Elizabeth d/o John Sr. and Frances b. 23 Feb 1642/3 - says nothing else  https://archive.org/stream/hoytfamilygeneal00hoyt#page/24/mode/2up p. 24

Elizabeth d. of John Jr and Mary b. 8 Fe 1661/2 probably married Joseph Lanckester 31 March 1687.  https://archive.org/stream/hoytfamilygeneal00hoyt#page/26/mode/2up p. 26

There is no death record in Salisbury for an Elizabeth, which is not conclusive. https://archive.org/stream/vitalrecordsofsa00salisb#page/578/mode/2up

Then there is logic. Joseph had a child in 1691. The elder Elizabeth would have been 48.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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Ware, Josephine.  The Lancaster genealogy: record of Joseph Lancaster of Amesbury, Massachusetts and some of his descendants. (Boston, 1934): 9.

“He married, Mar. 31 1687, Elizabeth Hoyt, daughter of John and Mary(Barnes) Hoyt of Amesbury.”

I don't think there is much controversy here.  The older and incorrect Elizabeth Hoyt simply needs to be disconnected as the wife Joseph Lancaster.  You might want to put some notes on both Elizabeth Hoyt profiles that they should not be confused with each other.

by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (211k points)

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