Can Robert Whitehead be detached from his "parents"?

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Robert Whitehead of Trowell, Nottinghamshire, progenitor of a family of blacksmiths, agricultural labourers and framework knitters, is shown as the son of Richard Whitehead, magistrate of Connecticut. According to the source shown on his wife's profile, Richard Whitehead was briefly married to Mary the widow of William Hopkins. Hopkins died in 1643, Whitehead in 1645, with no evidence of any children. A son born in Nottinghamshire, England, seems fanciful.

An unsourced tree on Family Search https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LLQ1-2J4 has the same parentage for Robert, but places Richard Whitehead and Mary Andrews in Thanet, Kent. It is plausible that Richard Whitehead emigrated from Kent to Connecticut, but I can find no evidence for any link to Robert Whitehead in Nottinghamshire.

(Robert Whitehead is my 9×great-grandfather.)

WikiTree profile: Robert Whitehead
in The Tree House by Stephen Heathcote G2G6 Mach 1 (14.0k points)
edited by Stephen Heathcote
I say disconnect. It is illogical.

I wouldn't have bothered even asking smiley

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What response did you get from the profile manager?
by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (670k points)
None: that's why I posted here! I will give him more time to respond, though :)
He isn't very active, so, I agree I would go ahead and remove the parents and put a comment on the profile about why you did it....just say "see G2G".

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