Should we remove parents of Nicholas Baker?

+3 votes
Rev. Nicholas Baker and his brother Nathaniel have been given parents not found in The Great Migration where their origin was listed as unknown. The parents both have middle names which was very rare during that period, and the father is clearly a merger as Nicholas Thomas Baker's biography states that Nicholas Baker was born in 1585, Thomas Baker was born about 1612, married in 1609, died in 1631 and immigrated to Boston in 1635. Sources are mostly trees, Filby & findagrave.

Also, apparently his wife Grace unknown is now identified as Grace Elizabeth Richards without reputable sources.
WikiTree profile: Nicholas Baker
asked in Genealogy Help by Lin Wright G2G6 Mach 1 (12.7k points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith

We've detached Nicholas.  Now we need to work on his brother Nathaniel.

Is 1566 going to be the Framlingham yeoman?  If so, his parents are wrong, there's no source for his marriage or his wife, and none of his kids are his.

For extra credit, how many different people are mixed up in his wife?

Moral: However bad it gets, there's always somebody worse off than yourself.


2 Answers

+4 votes
It appears that the father he is attached to (by dates shown) is this Nicholas below, who doesn't name a son Nicholas in his will.  (Baker-1566 The names of the sons in his will don't match any of the attached sons on his profile.)

From: ''Genealogical Gleanings in England'' in: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 52, NEHGS Boston, Massachusetts, 1898 p. 240-1

Nicholas Baker yeoman of Framlingham, wrote his will on April 4, 1631.  It was proved on May 25, 1631.  In it he names:
* children John, Francis and Thomas Baker
* daughter Sarah, wife of Robert Danforth
* wife Mary and her daughter Martha
* cousin John Baker

I think he can be removed
answered by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (612k points)
0 votes

Geni gives him 2 wives in the tree and 3 in the text

which helps to explain where Grace Elizabeth came from.



answered by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (434k points)

The Mary Hodges wife mentioned on Geni comes from confusion with this other Nicholas Baker

who has too many sons called Nicholas.  He seems to have been mixed up with the Framlingham yeoman.  And put on a boat, though there's no reason to think he ever got as far as the seaside.

The source for him is

and the original for that is

Nicholas jr's wife might have been called Dorothy


PS no he isn't mixed up with the yeoman, it's just me that's mixed up.

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