I am not the manager of Rickard-201 or Harber-98, but the errors contained in their profiles affect profiles I do manage. These errors are: (1) that Rickard-201 married Harber-98 in 1842 in Buckinghamshire (I can show that this marriage did not occur); and (2) that Rickard-201 and Harber-98 were the parents of Rickard-200 (born in 1823), Rickard-199 (b. 1829 ), Rickard-198 (b. 1831), Rickard-197 (b. 1832), Rickard-196 (b. 1835) and Rickard-195 (b. 1840). Note that all these children were born before the alleged marriage in 1842, over approximately a 20-year period. I can show who the actual parents were. If these profiles were thereby orphaned, it would permit merges with profiles I manage, and the duplication of two large families over several generations could be avoided or rectified.
So, what is the evidence? Rickard-201 is unsourced. Harber-98 gives two sources: (1) for the date and place she was baptised, which is not in dispute, and (2) a link to a numbered repository on Ancestry UK, which leads to a private tree of 2,968 people, accessible only to persons granted permission by the owner of the tree, who is also the manager of the above WikiTree profiles, and who has ignored email requests for specific information on sources regarding the alleged marriage and parentage. Ann Harber (Harber-98) was born in Banstead, Surrey, in 1800 and died in Worth, Sussex, in 1871. There is no evidence that she was ever in Buckinghamshire. There is evidence that the second wife of Rickard-201 was Ann Harbour, born in Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire, about 1796 or 1797, but no evidence that either Harber-98 or Ann Harbour of Whitchurch gave birth to any children, before or after 1842. My claims are based on the evidence of the England and Wales censuses of 1841-1991 for Buckinghamshire, specifically relating to Whitchurch (where Rickard-201 lived) and Wingrave (where the children subject of the dispute lived).
Evidence of the marriage of Ann Harbour of Whitchurch to Rickard-201:
In 1841 there were two houses in Whitchurch containing persons named Harbour: one occupied by Sarah Denchfield (65), Ann Harbour (40) and Ann Bull (30), all born in Buckinghamshire; the other occupied by Mary Bull (50), Ann Harbour (70), Sarah Harbour (30) & Jane Adams (70), all born in Buckinghamshire. There were no men and no children in either house. There was no person named Ann Harber in Whitchurch.
In 1851 there was no person named Ann Harber or Ann Harbour anywhere in Whitchurch, but in Church Lane, Joseph Rickard (69) bricklayer & parish clerk, born in Whitchurch, resided with his new wife Ann Rickard (55), born in Whitchurch. There were no other occupants.
In 1861 Joseph, now aged 80, and his wife Ann (64) had two lodgers: Ann Bull (52) and Sarah Harbour (52), both unmarried and both born Whitchurch. (Remember that in 1841, Ann Bull was living with Ann Harbour (40), and Sarah Harbour was living with Ann Harbour (70), although we can’t place much reliance on ages in the 1841 census.)
In 1871 Joseph, now a widower aged 87, was sharing the house in Church Lane with Sarah Harbour (62), descrobed as his sister-in-law. THERE is the evidence that Rickard-201 married Ann Harbour of Whitchurch, not Ann Harber of Surrey.
Evidence that the Rickard children attributed to Rickard-201 and Harber-98, namely Sarah (b.1823, location unknown), George (b.1829, Wingrave), Jane (b.1831, location unknown), Joseph (b.1832, Wingrave), Rhoda (b.1835, Wingrave) and Elizabeth Ann (b.1840, Wingrave) were, in fact, the children of William Rickard, born in Grandborough and residing in Wingrave (Rickard-318):
In 1841 William Rickard (55) a bricklayer resided at Windmill St, Wingrave, with the following persons: Ann Rickard (42), Sarah Rickard (18), George Rickard (12), Jane Rickard (10), Joseph Rickard (9) Roda Rickard (5) & Elizabeth Rickard (11 mths).
In 1851 William Rickard (66), born Grandborough, resided at Nap End, Wingrave, with his wife Ann Rickard (57) b.Wingrave; sons George Rickard (22) & Joseph Rickard (18), both bricklayers, b.Wingrave; daughters Rhoda Rickard (16) & Elizabeth (11), both b.Wingrave. No such group of children of these names and corresponding ages could be found in Whitchurch in 1841 or 1851, or thereafter.
In 1861 Ann Rickard (63) was a widow, living in a cottage in Wingrave, with her daughter Elizabeth (29). Also in Wingrave were George Rickard (35) and Joseph Rickard (28) in separate cottages with their wives and young families.
In 1871 they were living in adjoining cottages in Mill Place, Aylesbury Rd, Wingrave: Joseph and family; George and family; and their mother Ann (73) with daughter Elizabeth. In 1881 the same people were living in adjoining houses in Little Aston, Wingrave, with Ann aged 82—clear evidence that she was not Harber-98, who died in Sussex in 1871.
So, what can be done to put things right?