COnfusion over peter gosnell 1725

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I am having a very hard time sorting out the Gosnell family.  I Have found a lot of information and research but there is a tone of contradiction and I am looking of help to straighten things out.

First I have a Peter Gosnell b 14 Dec 1725 ; married to 1)Dinah Lane and 2)Lucy (Unknown).  Peter's father is listed in different sources as Peter Maurice and Maurice. and mother is listed as Anne Hammond Shipley in one source and Susannah Wright in another .

problem is all over the web I think people have mixed up and assumed names and now there are too many problems in the identities.  I am looking for the true husband of DInah Lane , which I assume is Peter Gosnell.  From here I have Peter's father as Peter Maurice Gosnell married to Anne Hammond Shipley. That was until I saw there was a plain listing for a Maurice Gosnell and now I am wondering if I have Peter's father incorrect?  I have a Christening showing parents of Maurice and Susannah, however I have a  marriage showing wife of Anne Hammond. I have also found on several documented wills and birth histories form Maryland that shows these two but with different wives/parent depending on what is looked at. Can anyone help?  thanks Dona
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I found a Dinah Lane (Lane-1889) married to a Peter Gosnell (Gosnell-39).

Dinah has a FAG #175940695. Born 1739

Peter's FAG # 175940744 Born 14 Dec 1734. Peter's has a lot of information on it including his parents and his children.

I hope this helps if it is not the same information that you already have.

Good luck!

by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
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Thank you, Susan, for selecting my answer! 


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Sounds like it's time just to look at the evidence, not what others have made of it. Start a free space page (or do it offline) and only list primary sources. Wills, actual BMD records, property transactions, whatever. No user generated stuff at all. That should clear the air. If you cannot find enough material to come to a conclusion then you have to ask yourself how others did. Could take some time. It'll help to edit your question to include the ID of the profile in question so that the rest of us can find it easily when we're being nosey. (Nosey people make very good sleuths).
by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (274k points)

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