Does Janet Layton exist?

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In poorly sourced Layton trees, sometimes a Janet Layton born 1704 is listed as one of Samuel Layton-176's children. Does anyone know anything about her?
in Genealogy Help by Pauline Layton G2G5 (5.8k points)

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Hi Pauline, Janet Layton is one of 6 or 7 children.  She was born in 1704 in Wemcake, Monmonth (it is called Monmouth County now) New Jersey. Died in USA in 1764.  Father is Samuel Layton, Mother is Janet Oliphant.  It looks likes she never married.  I hope this helps.
by Kathy Landi G2G2 (2.2k points)
Thanks, that gives me something to go on, at least. Do you happen to know if Janet Layton had a sister Sarah Ann born 1705?
The siblings names:  William, Samuel, Andrew, Thomas, James, John and Rebecca.  Sorry No Sara Ann.
Thanks again. I know Stillwell's Historical Miscellany only included the 5 sons, but mere females might have escaped his notice. Is there anything to know about Rebecca? What kind of a source are you getting Janet and Rebecca from? Please?
I belong to MyHeritage and Most of my info came from My Heritage.  There is info about Rebecca but I would take it with a grain of salt.  Same father.  Mom name Ann?? Rebecca born 1710 Middleton, Monmouth, NJ.  Married Christopher Morris.  Had 2 children William and Anna Nancy who married someone named Trout.  I don't know if this info is correct because some were spelling her name  Rebekka and other spellings and then a different father.  Please really explore this because I don't know if correct.
Grain of salt duly noted. I suspected the son James you mentioned really belonged to the Middletown or Shrewsbury Laytons, not Freehold where Sam L & Janet O L were living.
Stillwell's Historical Miscellany Vol. 5 thought Rebekah(sic) could be a child (or grandchild) of Samuel's because he found a marriage record:
"May 1, 1727, Rebekah Layton, spinster, and Christopher Morris, cordwainer, both of Monmouth County, Samuel Layton, surety"
Probably not enough time elapsed for her to be a grandchild.
Thanks for your thoughtful answers.

yes No Problem.

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