Margaret de Warenne b. 1227

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WikiTree is currently showing William de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey and Maud Marshal having three children. Two of them are well sourced - John and Isabel - and all the sources I have located ascribe only these two children to them. The third child shown, Margaret, has an unsourced profile with a virtually empty bio and the profile is the product of a 2011 GEDCOM import. Does anyone know of any source for there being this third child? If not, I am proposing to detach her with my usual research notes on relevant profiles.

WikiTree profile: Margaret de Warenne
in The Tree House by Michael Cayley G2G6 Mach 8 (86.7k points)
edited by Michael Cayley
I have now detached Margaret from her previously shown parents, with research notes on their and her profiles.

2 Answers

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The Dictionary of National Biography entry about William De Warenne and Matilda (Maud) Marshal only mentions the two children, John and Isabel.
by Angelique Chamberlain G2G6 (9.3k points)
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It does sound like Margaret is a fake person.  If she was created in error and has no life on the internet, I would suggest she simply be merged into Maud's profile;  Margaret could simply have been a mistaken version of Maud.

But if Margaret lives on geni and ancestry, someone may wonder about her, and then it's best to document her non-existence and propose her for the Disproven Existence Project.
by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (339k points)

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