Should these two William Bateman profiles be pgm?

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William Bateman-188 and

William Bateman-16

There is information on both these profiles that are compatible with Anderson's sketch of William Bateman (s) found here:

The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). 

Shall I add the pgm project box?

WikiTree profile: William Bateman
in The Tree House by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (217k points)
edited by Steve Schmidt

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Yes, Cheryl.

And generally, if you (or anyone else) finds a wikitree profile that is profiled in Anderson, then yes, you should feel free to add the Puritan Great Migration project box/template to the profile.

An automated checker will send any profiles with this box and lacking the PGM project account to a specific volunteer who then does the next step.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (764k points)
selected by Caryl Ruckert
Jillaine,  as you know I have been working on adding pgm profiles for a long time - so I wasn't looking for a generic answer.

This one is complicated, so need specific input.


Sorry, Cheryl.  I didn't see the complication.
it's ok, Jillaine.  I should have detailed my question to clue you that this Great Migration sketch needed a closer look.  In 1 sketch Anderson mentions 3 William Batemans.  Two that were present in New England in 1630 and one who came after 1640.

As noted below, I put notes on all three profiles...  

However, each profile (-16, -18, -188) has detailed information, such as parents names, wife names, etc., that are not mentioned in Anderson's sketch.  So they need work.

I surely hope they will not be merged.
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Please note that the better profile of the same William Bateman is Bateman-18, and this should be both merged and PGM.  

I can initiate the merge. Thank you.
by Carolyn Adams G2G6 Mach 5 (56.1k points)
Carolyn, give me a while to check out -18, please.  Thank you.
Carolyn, I did a real quick perusal since I see you have already initiated the merge.  Let's take a pause here and try to be sure we do this right, please.
Note that Anderson in Great Migration Begins says there may have been 3 William Batemans.

(1) The one who died at Pullens Point; probably from Charlestown.

(2) The Sargeant who was trading with William Pynchon and became a freeman on May 18, 1631. This may or may not be the same William Bateman who was granted planting ground on December 30, 1638.

(3) The William Bateman who appears in Concord around 1640 and is almost certainly the freeman of June 2, 1641; then moved to Fairfield, CT in a few years.
I put notes on all three profiles in an effort to hold up the merge.




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