May/June 2018 Biography Builders - People born in the 1600’s

+16 votes

This month's theme will be profiles for people born in the 1600’s. We all have a few, but they don't need to be related to you. Anyone born in the 1600’s will qualify.

Biography Builders Goal: To make profiles as complete as possible with well-written biographies and sources. You should research as much as you can find on a person, writing the information onto the profiles to create as complete a life story as you can for that person. Sourcing should be full citations. This includes adding categories and links to events and people connected to that profile and citing all those additions. See the first month for examples of how to participate.

Here's our checklist:

Data Section:

  • birth date/place
  • names of parents
  • marriage date/place and spouse name
  • death date/place

Biography Section:

  • Written (full) sentences stating the facts above, adding inline sources to each fact.
  • Is the profile '''Genealogically Defined?'''
  • As a general rule biographies should be in your own words. Paraphrase and rewrite, don't copy/paste.
  • Baptism, burial, military, and other life events with inline sources.
  • Something to "humanize" the person, such as career or avocation with sources.
  • List of children with at least one pertinent fact.
  • One of the suggestions was siblings. I think this takes up real estate.
  • Explanatory remarks, if needed (e.g. disputed persons information, Research Notes, whatever needs extra explaining).
  • Photos or pictures, background. Not a must, but nice (you need to own the copyright unless they are in the public domain).
  • Categories/Projects.
  • Connection to the Global Tree.
  • All duplicates merged or initiated.
  • Links to persons and events, perhaps from Wikipedia.
  • Historical context as related to the person's life.
  • Sources, Sources, Sources.

You can see some ideas on where to find some of this information on the Biography Builders space page, linked below.

Use "comments" below to ask questions.

NOTE: Biography Builders will not show on the tracker. Please add a list to your answer.

WikiTree profile: Space:Biography_Builders

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (225k points)
Thanks Bob, Last months will stay open through the 17th since it started late.
I updated my answer (for the May - June) below :-)

14 Answers

+10 votes
Count me in again. It could be a bit challenging as there is not as much information about them as there is for people born later. It should be fun.

1. Thomas Birks (1647-1714) Added more source information and links, and put sources inline.
2. Robert Hepworth (1633) Added biography. Sourced marriage.
3. Lucy Hepworth (1670-7153) Added biography.
4. Maria Jubb  (1627-1682) Sourced christening and added biography.
5. Ann Wilson (1601) Added profile with biography, sourced christening and marriage.
6. Jeremiah Gillott (1667-1704) Added biography, sourced christening and marriage.
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
edited by Joan Whitaker
+10 votes
I have just started a freespace project on English Authors - and there were some in the 1600s, so I should be able to find something! :)
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
+9 votes

This one is going to be tough if I just work on my own family, as I haven't got many lines back past 1700 and those I do have don't have an awful lot of interesting information to add in addition to baptism.marriage and burial lol I have a couple with wills I could dig out...

I may use this opportunity to source some unsourced pre-1700 Kent & Essex profiles

OK my first one:

1) Bachell-10 Richard Bachell (1670-1740) - I need to do some more investigation but I suspect he is 2nd or 3rd generation Walloon emigrant.

2) Bachell-14 Samuel Bachell b. 1684 - believed to be related to Richard, but I'm still trying to find the connection

3) Shonke-1 Jane Shonke circa 1683-1772

4) Mahue-4 Austin/Augustin Mahue 1692-1731

5) Davys-55 Elizabeth  Davys 1660-1714 mother of Austin/Augustin...finally found a document to give her maiden name -now I just need to find her marriage.

6) Davys-56 Thomas Davy/Davys/Davies circa 1620-1703

by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (142k points)
edited by Michelle Wilkes
+6 votes

I am in for Team Tennessee Volunteers.

1. Jacob Rominger (1622-1696) added more source information on Christening and links.

2. Jakob Rominger (1590-1681) added more source  and biography and connections to his parents.

by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (469k points)
edited by Living Barnett
+8 votes

OK - have a lot of 1600's profiles in need of Bios, but not really enough info to write about.  Jumping in on a huge leap of faith that i can find, at least a couple, with enough info to write something interesting.  :-/

by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (568k points)
edited by Patricia Roche
+9 votes
I am in again this challenge.

1.  Cleaned up gedcom and created the bio. Hezekiah Buckingham b. 1682.

2.  Added sources and created the bio. Sarah Lay Buckingham b. 1682

3.  Significant improvements, sources. John Pelton b. 1682

4.  Adopted and built this profile.  Added to PGM. Daniel Buckingham born 1636.

5.  Adopted and built this profile. Hannah Fowler Buckingham born about 1646.

6.  Adopted and built this profile John Buckingham born 13 May 1673.

7.  Adopted and built this profile Thomas Buckingham born 1671.

8. Rachel Merry Morgan born 1670.

9. John Merry born 1665,

10. Leah Merry Peck born 1681.

11. Paul Peck born in 1666.

12. Sarah Morgan born in 1696.

13. Thomas Graves born in 1690.

14. Jame Benham born in 1679.

15. Hannah Buckingham Langstaff born in 1663.

16. James Samborn born 1696.
by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (194k points)
edited by Caryl Ruckert
Good job!
+10 votes

I'll try to work on this one. I'm sure I can come up with a few, time permitting!

  1. René Rimbault-7, b. 1616 France - helped straighten out some confusion with another man by the same name.
  2. Anne Rimbault-4, b. 1671 Acadia - merge proposed/ completed
  3. René Rimbault-3, b. 1674 Acadia - merge proposed/ completed
  4. Madeleine Rimbault-5, b. 1675 Acadia - merge proposed/ completed
  5. François Rimbault-2, b. about 1656 Acadia
  6. Jeanne Rimbault-1, b. about 1660 Acadia
  7. Marie Rimbault-6, b. about 1661 Acadia
  8. Françoise Rimbault-8, b. about 1666 Acadia
  9. Jeanne Marie Kagigconiac-1, b. about 1661 Acadia. Not sure if this one counts. I didn't actually edit the profile, but initiated a merge of an unsourced duplicate profile into this PPP.
  10. Catherine LeBlanc-184, b. about 1683 Acadia
  11. Germain Henry, b. about 1686 Acadia
by Joyce Rivette G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
edited by Joyce Rivette
+9 votes

As the Challenge host, I should also participate.

1. Elizabeth (Browne) Benjamin 1664-1748 - DEFINED

2. Daniel Benjamin 1660-1719 - DEFINED

3. Elizabeth (Benjamin)(Bond) Allen 1697-1781 - DEFINED

4. William Bond 1688-1745 - DEFINED

by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (225k points)
edited by Bob Keniston
+7 votes
Hi Bob,

I'll keep working on these 1600 biographies.
by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (243k points)
+6 votes

Working Currently on - Joseph Stratton (born: estimated 1593 in Shotley, England - died: 1641 in James City, Virginia) and his brother, - John STRATTON (born: estimated 1583 in Shotley, England - 1627 in Ardleigh in Essex - the parish adjoining Dedham - and was buried at Shotley.), but I will be adding to John's son, - John Stratton (born: 1606 in Shotley, England - died: 1645 in Salem, Massachusetts) the next couple of days. Found a family history wrote in 1908 that has a 5 page biography on him. There may be more information in the 2 volume publication. I think these may be ancestors of mine so it is of particular interest to me.

Not sure if they qualify for this challenge or if I am doing this correctly. I would appreciate some feedback and / or help with the biography section once I get the information in the Research Progress section. But I want to get the information in the section first so I can look for more information.

by Jeanne Howell G2G6 (9.0k points)
edited by Jeanne Howell
+5 votes
I've just finished the Orphhans Trail so bringing what I've learnt into practice and bringing my 1600 profiles, hopefully, up to Wikitree standard.

1) Franklyn-133 John Franklyn (1600 - 1648)

2) Franklyn-57 Richard Franklyn (1630 -1685)

3) Cheke-20 Elizabeth Cheke (1633 - 1660)

4) Franklyn-157 Richard Franklyn (1654-1695)

5) Rich-4229 Anne Rich (c.1648 - 1708)
by Valerie Crowley G2G6 Mach 1 (16.1k points)
+5 votes
Will try to do a few. But these can be tricky.
by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (254k points)
+2 votes
My first try at this:

In the process of untangling the Clayton family:

1. William Clayton "the younger" (need to re-write some cut and paste)
2. Joan (Clayton) Frost (done)
3. Thomas Clayton (done)
4. William Clayton (in process)
5. Joan Clayton (in process)
6. Elizabeth Clayton (in process)
7. Richard Clayton (in process)
8. Thomas Clayton (in process)
9. Mary Clayton (done)
10. Elizabeth (Simmons) Clayton (in process)
by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

1. William Clayton "the younger" FINISHED - developed bio & 19 source citations & two source photos added

4. William Clayton FINISHED - LNAB changed to Claiton after new source doc research, bio developed & 34 source citations

5. Joan Clayton (done) not a lot to work with but profile is done for now - LNAB changed to Claiton after new source doc research

6. Elizabeth Clayton (done) not a lot to work with but profile is done for now - LNAB changed to Claiton after new source doc research

7. Richard Clayton (done) not a lot to work with but profile is done for now - LNAB changed to Claiton after new source doc research - source photo added

8. Thomas Clayton (done) not a lot to work with but profile is done for now - LNAB changed to Claiton after new source doc research

9. Mary Clayton (done)
10. Elizabeth (Simmons) Clayton (done)

I also added:

11. Joshua Cleton 1611 - ?

12. Elizabeth Clayton - (1624 - 1626)

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