This little conundrum is being posted to inspire some thought by seasoned genealogists who have encountered the same problem. I am busy tracking my paternal Edwards Lines and thus far I have been successful arriving back in 1816 concerning myself with [[Edwards-20460|John Edwards]] and his date of birth. Baptism records show that at the approximate period of his birth, in the most expected location, Abergele, Denbighshire, Wales, there happen to be two John Edwards’ born.
* John, with parents John and Mary Edwards, was baptised on 13 April 1816;
* John, with parents John and Ellin Edwards, was baptised on 2 July 1816.
Which set of parents are my relatives, or rather how does the genealogist set about determining the correct line? I would be interested in your views.
The story doesn’t end there. [[Williams-64705|Elizabeth Williams]], John’s wife has a similar problem, perhaps made worse by the fact that the two Elizabeths were born within days of each other in the same location, Llanddulas, Denbighshire, Wales.
* Elizabeth, with parents John and Elinor, was baptised on 2 November 1823;
* Elizabeth, with parents William and Anne, was baptised on 15 November 1823.
The Williams’ and Edwards’ (with simple names such as John and William) obviously abound in Wales at the time. Is there any prospect of taking this family ancestry back to the 1700s and how do we handle this conflict on WikiTree?