This question is about the father of the Peter Nowell - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nowell-58
- who was born in Falmouth, Cornwall in 1673 and died in York, Massachusetts Bay in 1740. The current profile for Roger Nowell, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nowell-197
, Peter's father, shows him as born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England in about 1634 and dying in Preston, Lancashire, England in 1696. No clear source is given for these birth and death details.
That Roger's son Peter - and other children - were born in Falmouth, Cornwall is proven by baptism records. It would be extremely unusual at this period for someone to be born in Leeds, marry in Cornwall (and there is a 1666 parish marriage record), have children in Cornwall, and die in Lancashire. So I am questioning the birth and death information on the profile. I can track no baptism record for Roger in Leeds: I can find information for the baptism of other Nowells in Leeds at the right period (1630s-1640s), but they are almost certainly from a different family. I can find no death record for Roger in Preston, Lancashire in 1696 or thereabouts. A Roger Nowell was buried at Whalley, Lancashire in 1695 but he was very definitely from another family.
There is, though, a baptism record for a Roger Nowell at St Keverne, Cornwall on 20 September 1640 - http://cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=baptisms&id=3506867
. This seems to me to give a much more plausible birthplace for Roger. All the more so as one of his grandsons owned - and probably inherited - land at St Keverne.
Apart from the Roger buried at Whalley, I cannot find a death record in England for a Roger Nowell who died in about 1696: might he have emigrated to the USA with his son Peter? If he did indeed die in a place called Preston, might it have been a Preston on or near the eastern seaboard of the USA?
Some of Roger's other children stayed in Cornwall, and he may not have emigrated to North America.
Does anyone have any information to throw light on all this?