Should Nicholas Wood be PGM?

+6 votes
He's in the Great Migration Newsletter, Volume 17, page 20 -- it says he was appointed cowherd in Dorchester in February 1638/39, and it's clearly the same man as at Wood-712.  But I don't know how to add him to the project (or whether that's my prerogative).
WikiTree profile: Nicholas Wood
in The Tree House by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (305k points)
His origins look to need some work.
Only one of the 4 possible churches in Dorchester+Fordington exists for 1595 and he wasn't baptised there. It is also unlikely that someone born in Dorchester (Dorset, England) would have parents from Essex, on the other side of the country.
Other online trees are also.confused giving him a birthplace of Dorchester, Suffolk (no such place) or Medfield Suffolk Massachussets or Medfield Suffolk, England ( Metfield , Suffolk)
His  supposed parents marriage also took place 8 years after this birth date.

3 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer
Hi Barry. Absolutely, if listed in the GM Directory, he belongs in the project. I've added him.

In the future, if you're sure they fall into the immigration dates 1621-1640 you can add them to the project by adding {{Puritan Great Migration}}. We keep a regular eye on them and add the project account in about a week.

If your not sure, because dates are a little iffy, ask here in G2G
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Barry Smith
Great, thanks.  I didn't know if the GM newsletter served as a proxy for the GM directory, but I guess it does?  I don't have the directory.  Anyway, I'll go ahead and add the template to this guy

while I'm at it.
+3 votes
If you can find the marraige record for his first wife in medfield,Norfolk,Massachusetts Bay in 1639. Then yeah that would qualify. XD
by Living Smith G2G6 Mach 6 (61.9k points)
+3 votes
I added a biography and sources for Nicholas Wood.
by Sara Mosher G2G6 Mach 1 (16.4k points)
edited by Sara Mosher
Thank you!!

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