Rather confused

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I am confused. According to the profile of Jemimah "Penninah" Howse-19, she married 10 Aug 1610 London, but in the biography section she is listed as marrying between 1623, when Robert's children by his first wife were baptized, and 1638, when Bethiah was baptized. (No listing of the first wife is given, 8 children are listed but the bio section says he only had 6 ad the last one Bethiah was for sure the child of Jemimah.) I descend from Abigail and here has her descended from Jemimah who supposedly descends from a Magna Carta Baron. Can anyone clarify this? Thanks.

WikiTree profile: Penninah Linnell
in The Tree House by James LaLone G2G6 Mach 5 (57.6k points)

2 Answers

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When you create a profile, the system creates a (very basic) biography in sentences. That doesn't contain marriage dates. So someone must have had a marriage date of 1623 when the narrative biography was written. Later the marriage date was changed to 1610 in the data fields. The problem is that when the data fields are changed, the biography text isn't automatically changed as well. That's why something like this can happen. If a biography doesn't comply with the dates, it is mostly, because the data fields were edited later.

by Jelena Eckst├Ądt G2G6 Pilot (617k points)
Thanks Jelena, I do understand how the info comes about but do not see the source(s) for the data fields (such as the marriage) at least in the sources I could view. In fact the sources I could view mainly supported the bio info. At this point I cannot add the info to my personal tree. Thanks.
The data field for the marriage is available in the "Edit" mode in the right column where it says "spouse" and then "edit marriage to ..."
Thank you Jelena for responding, however I am not sure what you mean. I am probably not being clear, sorry.  I did a Google search and only found one other tree with the same marriage date but no documentation.  In fact all the trees differed, most with no documentation and some of those with sources saying the info not verified. Thanks.
+1 vote
Her marriage date to Robert Linnell  should likely be changed to before Sept.,  1638, and in the bio indicate between 1632 and Sept. 1638.   I have added this comment to her profile.  Thanks for the heads up.

TAG: 51: 1975: p. 35: Says that in ''1632'', when Peninah Howse (later wife of Robert Linnell) and brother Samuel Howse appeared before the magistrate - making her still a single woman in that year.  Subscription: https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/american-genealogist-the/image?volumeId=12343&pageName=35&rId=138161638

NEHGR: 170: 2016: p. 42 gives the marriage date to Robert Linnell as prior to September, 1638, citing Otis (when they joined the church) Subscription
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (736k points)

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