You have your pre-1700 certification, so if you have an appropriate source then you should be able to do the add. If there is a profile manager then it would be polite to discuss the change with them. If the information is from an Ancestry tree then that will not be a sufficient source, but if it is a record source from Ancestry that will be acceptable. It would be helpful if you link John’s profile to your question so that we can see who you are talking about. You do that by putting the profile id in the box below the main question box.