Remove John as a son of Sir Thomas Strickland K. B. and PPP Strickland-263 ?

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Also again remove unsupported parents from Edmund Strickland-131 and PPP his profile.

Previous g-2-g discussion 2017-04-04 at

In 1933, perhaps earlier, published books state John Strickland was the son of Sir Thomas Strickland [1554-1612] [[Strickland-263]] and Mary Margaret Curwen [1572-1630] [[Curwen-13]] and that John married Jane Fenwick [[Fenwick-179]] about 1641. This information is repeated on many internet websites. This hypothesis that John Strickland is the son of Sir Thomas Strickland KB is a classic example of wishful dreaming for aristocratic ancestors. There are no documents to support this hypothesis.

 A critical study by Herbert F. Smith notes that these books, which do not provide sources to support the statements, include: "Eavenson-Strickland and Allied Families by Sexta Eavenson Strickland, publ 1933; "The Jones Family of Long Island" by J. H. Jones; "Long Island Genealogies" by Mary Powell Bunker and the Davol-Willitts Genealogy by Mrs. Joseph C. (Samuel C.) Frost.

Donald Lines Jacobus commenting on the research of Herbert F. Smith states "we find little to add, nor can we quarrel with the general conclusions reached."

The books with researched information include the following three cited in the profile.

In 1871 the "A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain" by Sir Bernard Burke, pub 1871 Vol 2

In 1898 "Sizergh Castle, Westmoreland, and Notes on Twenty-five Generations of the Strickland Family" compiled by Lady Edeline Sackville Strickland

In 1908 "The Stricklands of Sizergh Castle: The Records of Twenty-five Generations of a Westmorland Family" by Daniel Scott of Penrith, publ 1908
WikiTree profile: Thomas Strickland
in Genealogy Help by Sally x G2G6 Mach 4 (40.3k points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith

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Sheila, I have PPP'd the profile as you requested and assigned it to the England project.
by Darlene Athey-Hill G2G6 Pilot (462k points)
selected by Sally x
Thank you so much !
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I can get no response from pm for Strickland-4325 so I am removing erroneous link to Strickland-263 as father.
by Sally x G2G6 Mach 4 (40.3k points)

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