I adopted an unsourced profile for Abel Royce (b. 1730, Connecticut Colony), son of Abel Royce, intending to find his documentation and write up some sort of biography for him.
Now, I find that he's probably a fictitious person, the product of a GEDCOM dump in 2010, subsequently abandoned.
I believe I've found his "origins" on Ancestry.com (if you have a subscription), in a couple of references to the AGBI: vol. 150, p. 299, referencing the genealogical column of the Boston Transcript, and vol. 149, p. 394, referencing Bates, ‘’Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762’’, vol. 1, p. 211 (note: the link is to the Archive.org copy). I don't think either of these proves that Abel Royce, son of Abel Royce, b. 1730 in Connecticut Colony, ever existed (see my argument on the profile).
Should he be shown as Unsourced? I don't think there are viable sources for his existence. I've added suspected and counter-sources to the Research Note I wrote, together with my arguments, so I removed his Unsourced banner.
Second question: Does anyone have any documentation for the existence of this Abel Royce? Alternatively, does anyone know of other sources (such as family genealogies, perhaps dependent on one of the sources I found) I need to take into account in my argument against his existence?
Third question: If the answer to the second question is negative, what do I do next? I'd like to detach him from his parents (and siblings) and set it up so that he would be hard to reattach without setting off some sort of alarm. That would, however, make him a completely isolated profile; is this a problem?