What was the maiden name of the wife of Thomas Stiles and mother of immigrant Francis Stiles-26? [closed]

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According to his profile in The Great Migration, Vol VI, R-S, page 516, Francis Stiles-26 was the son of Thomas Stiles, baptized in Millbrook, Bedfordshire 1 August 16012. Anderson does not name his mother. Her profile, formerly Unknown-381759 has been merged with Mapley-66. What is the evidence that her name was Maria Joan Mapley? Should it be changed to Unknown Unknown? Currently the only sources on the profile appear to be unsourced Ancestry and Family Search trees.
WikiTree profile: Mary Stylles
closed with the note: Name changed to Unknown. Thanks for the input!
in Genealogy Help by Kay Wilson G2G6 Pilot (177k points)
closed by Kay Wilson
I agree, change her to unknown

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The transcript of Millbrook parish register can be found at https://archive.org/details/bedfordshirepari20bedf/page/n15; Two other Stylles baptisms in 1604/5 and 1607 show parents as Thomas and Mary, not Maria,  so this presumably is where Mary comes from. The first child of Thomas Stylles to be baptsied in Millbrook was in 1591/2 so presumably thr marriage took place before this but I can find no marriage in Bedfordshire where all marriages pre 1813 are on FamilySearch.

Mary Mapley was allegedly born in Millbrook in 1563. As there's no marriage in Millkbrook it must be questionable that Mary was from that parish, particularly as there are no Mapley entries at all in Millbrook.. The birth date shown of 1563 is just a guess as the earliest entries in Millbrook parish register are 1564.

Thomas and Mary were buried within a fortnight of each other at Millbrook in 1614/15. The profile should be changed to Mary Unknown Stylles

Anderson didn't name a mother as, like me, he could find no record that named her, apart from her assumed given name
by David Cooper G2G6 Mach 1 (12.6k points)

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