Fake/fraudulent ancestry of "Florence Fowke", wife of Benjamin/Benois Brasseur

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Multiple genealogies assign a wife named "Florence" or "Elizabeth" Fowke to Robert Brasseur, Huguenot immigrant to Virginia c. 1635, and claim she's daughter to a Chandler Fowke and Mary "Tassaker" and granddaughter to a Gerard or Gerald Fowke.


ELIZABETH Fowke, daughter of Chandler Fowke and Mary FOSSAKER, and granddaughter of Gerard Fowke, married Zachariah BRAZIER in 1759 in Stafford County, Virginia (see here). It's pretty clear that someone took her ancestry, shifted the dates back by a little over a century, and attached it to the unknown wife of Robert Brasseur (there's no evidence for the identity of his wife or wives, as far as I'm aware; Harry Wright Newman in "Mareen Duvall of Middle Plantation" says that his son Robert married a Florence whose maiden name may have been Rey).

WikiTree profile: Florence Brasseur
in Genealogy Help by C Handy G2G6 Mach 8 (89.2k points)
edited by C Handy

Your profile edit of Apr 6 2018 (23:55) (no reason stated) was pretty drastic, and deleted any information that might provide clues as to the original intent of the profiles. Did you collaborate with (any of) the profile managers before deleting everything?

Your categorization may be justified, as accompanied with your comment justifying it. However, IMHO, that alone does not justify an entire deletion of all the previous information.

I would suggest you revert all of your edits, discuss the categorization and reasons, and then, if appropriate, add your categorization and the reasons, rather than replace the entire profile with (with what appears to be) your sole conclusion.

Reminder: wikitree values collaboration and discussion.

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