Time to remove parents of Ann Bayes and add her to PGM?

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Ann Baker married PGM immigrant Thomas Bays on 26 Dec 1639 in Dedham, Massachusetts, so she qualifies for the project. 

How did she get to Dedham?  Were there other Bakers in the area that could be potential family members? 

I believe the current parents should be detached. They were added without discussion not by a PM, though were mentioned in comments as a possibility. When I last looked for parish records, I was unable to locate anything online.

edited to add: how do we know Joice Baker was her sister?  She is project-managed, but the documentation on her origins is also skimpy. 

WikiTree profile: Anna Bayes
in Genealogy Help by Heather Husted G2G6 Mach 5 (53.8k points)
retagged by Heather Husted
I've added PGM.

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It appears to me that she should be PGM. The marriage is covered several places including primary docs as 1639 in Dedham. Benton (,1) 63; Sv. 1:142; Bealse (ms) 14; NEHGR. 52:28, 53:130 and Dedham Mass Vital Records here.

by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (163k points)
P.S. there are serious issues with Joice being the dau of the parents she is currently attached to.

Thanks T. 

To summarize, two women maiden names Baker both end up in Edgartown in 1651. They have that in common.

Joice is married in Ashford, Kent and said by Banks in The History of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts to be  “dau. of Richard and Margaret Baker of Ashford 22 Jan. 1623-4, who was bapt. 30 May 1602. Her father was a miller of Ashford and the family had resided in Kent for many generations.” She got connected to a couple from Shrophire because no records for a Richard and Margaret Baker of Kent pop up on the internet. Those two can get detached. She and her husband and kids immigrate in 1637 and settle in Dorchester before they go to the Vineyard about 1651.

For Ann, there are no records (so far) until she gets married in Dedham, Mass in 1639. They too move to the Vineyard about 1651. There is a passenger list for her “sister’s” immigration but I don’t think she is on it. 

Can anyone who knows Kent records weigh in on Richard Baker, miller of Ashford? Does he exist?

There is a baptism in 1578 for a Richard Baker (son of Ralphe) in Hothfield, just four miles from Ashford, but I've failed to find a marriage or a will for him, or any indication of trade.

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