Richard Lake of Essex and Richard Lake of Lincolnshire

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The profile and family relationships of https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lake-138 currently confuse two separate families - Lakes associated with Irby, Lincolnshire, and Lakes associated with North Benfleet, Essex. Despite a stern warning in the biography section, Lake-138's wives are shown as Anne Wardell and Anne Morrely. And one of his children is shown as Edward Lake husband of Anne Bibye. In fact the Richard Lake who was husband of Anne Wardell and Anne Morrely and father of Edward Lake was Richard Lake of Irby, Lincolnshire, for whom there is an embryonic profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lake-262 . Looking at the changes, I think the errors may have crept in with some changes made to Lake-138 in 2013.

Much of what is on the web - including some of the information on the Find-a-Grave site - about the Lakes of this period confuses these two families. There is quite a bit of disentangling to be done. Before I start on this, I thought I should check here if anyone else is working on the same thing. I have a family interest as the Lakes of Lincolnshire were descended from a medieval Cayley, Jennet Cayley, who married John Lake around the start of the 15th century, and the Lakes inherited Cayley lands.

For relevant references about Richard Lake of Irby, Lincolnshire and his son Edward, all indicating that the Lakes of Lincolnshire did NOT move to Essex, and were a separate family, see, for example:

The parish registers of Irby also show a continuing Lake presence there - https://archive.org/details/parishregisterof00irby

WikiTree profile: Richard Lake
in The Tree House by Michael Cayley G2G6 Mach 8 (86.7k points)
edited by Michael Cayley
I have spent two or three hours today disentangling the families, adding source information for the Lincolnshire family, adding other members of that family, and linking in an existing set of Lake profiles for an American branch. Will extend the family line further over coming days to bring in more generations of the English branch. If anyone spots any slips, or further disentangling that is required, please let me know.

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