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Hi C Mackinnon

I see that you have been editing the ROSEWELL family of Bradford-on-Tone, Dunkerton, and Chatham. Thank you for that. You have made reference to the various Wikipedia articles on this family but you seem to diverge from the Family Tree shown in all the articles about members of this family. It will save much confusion if you were able to provide the evidence for the changes that you make. I haven't been able to make edits myself as I have never been able to pass the pre 1700 tests! Cheers Colin Rosewell

posted by Colin Rosewell
Hello ... been updating allied families of Edward Stanley, 3rd earl of Derby. His story w/ wives complicate things. Plz check his bio for me, as well as wife Marg. Barlow. If I read G2G & stated sources right ... he had 4 wives including two from the Howard (Norfolk) line.
posted by Bree Ogle
Hello Mr. Mackinnon,

I did locate some information on a daughter of Thomas Baskerville which may interest you, on the genealogical site called Geni.

General Sir Thomas Baskerville, of Goodrest is listed in the Geni website as being the son of Henry Baskerville and Anne Rufford, the husband of Mary Scudamore, the father of Elizabeth Baskerville and Hannibal Baskerville, Esq.

In her listing in the same Geni website, Elizabeth Lightfoot (Baskerville) is listed as the daughter of General Sir Thomas Baskerville, of Goodrest and Mary Scudamore, wife of Richard Lightfoot , mother of Richard Lightfoot and Thomas Lightfoot I. She is also mentioned as being the sister of Hannibal Baskerville, Esq.

The Sir Thomas listing was added by Erica Howton on Sept. 18, 2014 on a page managed by Erica Howton and Maven B. Helms.

The Elizabeth Baskerville page was added by Anna Kay Bourg on March 2009. This page is managed and curated by Marsha Gail Veazey. The free website is Geni.com. There is substantial information on this site on both the Baskerville and the Lightfoot families.


Bill Lightfoot

posted by William Lightfoot
Hi C.

Thanks for working on Thomas Palmer MP (bef.1682-1723).

I see you removed a dead link, so I was wondering if you have seen the WayBack Machine at the Internet Archive? Before deleting a link, please check to see if it is archived, and if it is, please reconnect to the archival version of the page. This way we don't lose the work previously done.

You can see my example based on the edit I made to do this.

Also, if a page is important to you and you think it is at risk of going away someday, you can ask the Internet Archive to back it up with the save page button on that page.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help with this.



posted by William Foster Jr
Hello C.,

Thanks for creating pre-1700 profile John Drake (abt.1647-1683).

When dates are estimated, per the template you used, please add a research notes section explaining how the estimate was arrived at.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



posted by William Foster Jr
Hi C,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Amy, Joan & Lizzie.

posted by Amelia Utting
Hello Mr. Mackinnon.

I noticed your recent update to the biography of John Terry of Long Sutton, Hampshire, England (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Terry-797). Are you connected with this family, if I may ask? My male line goes through the Long Sutton Terrys by way of John's brother Stephen.


Aaron (Terry) Bittner [email address removed]

posted by Aaron (Terry) Bittner
C. McKinnon - I am a relative through Susanah Beckwith McKinnon's brother, John Harris (Harry) Beckwith. I believe I have a tintype that may be of her. II need help in determining that for sure. I also have a lovely letter that she wrote to him, postcards and letters from daughter, Bella, and a couple of post cards from nephew Clarence in Boston. Another DNA relative (through Harry's daughter, Pearl Ivy aka Helen Marie) and I have compared other tintypes and pictures she has and believe we know which sister is Susannah, and perhaps which are Rosemond and/or Adelia. If you have pictures or would like to see what we've got, please contact me. She has a picture of the Beckwith and Alexander homes in Moncton as well, which I can. share. I have found another portrait of Harry just last night. LOTS of information on him. But I long to know more about his siblings and parents. I even may have a picture of his father, John Worden Beckwith...I don't know. I need to see other family pictures. Please help if you can! And thank you -

Rebecca Noot [email address removed]

posted by Rebecca Wright
Hello C,

Please add content to categories you create. A simple sentence over 50 characters in length, will prevent a DBE suggestion. Here is an example:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Members_of_Parliament%2C_United_Kingdom_1955. Here is another:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Stowe_House%2C_Stowe

Our categorization project thanks you for creating categories in the proper manner. :-) Natalie, Categorization

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
edited by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi C,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. Thank you for all your work on English Profiles and in particular your work on our England Managed Profiles.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice, or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the Project Leaders for everything you do.


As always ... You Rock! Thx!!!:D
posted by Bree Ogle
Thank you for the welcome. I have more to add, but will need time to sort it out.. Many thanks, Joan
posted by Joan Biron
Re Abraham Portal: I don't see the conflict? His parents were Huguenot refugees born with French names but who adopted English names. Pierre Guillaume Portal aka William Portal was Rector of Clowne at the time of Abraham's birth. All of this is set out in the father's biography.

I am working through the Wikidata errors in the Derbyshire suggestions list, so the original source is http://www.thepeerage.com/p55213.htm#i552127. Best regards Stephen

posted by Stephen Heathcote
Just wondered why you don't seem to have a family tree?
posted by Anonymous Magyar
Hi C,

I sent you a message a while ago on behalf of the England Project Leaders and have yet to heard back from you. I hope you are well.

One of the requirements of membership in the England Project is that you respond to the six-monthly check-ins.

If I don’t hear from you in the next week or so I’ll assume you no longer wish to be in the project and go ahead and remove you. You would, of course, be most welcome to rejoin at any time via the G2G sign-up post.

Best wishes,

Susie :-)

You know I trust your work! If you think it's the correct Rotheram too ... I won't object to connection:)
posted by Bree Ogle
Regarding Richard Bastin, John, and Robert - although Richard is my 1st cousin 8 x removed, I know only what is on his profile. Somebody else added most of those children,
posted by Ros Haywood
Hello C.

I am slightly confused with your message regarding John Willoughby's date of death - I cannot find in the "changes" tab that I made any alteration to the DOD for John Willoughby's profile, it has always been 1602. I was showing in the Biography that there is a PCC Will for Sir John Willoughby of Risley Derbyshire (available on either Ancestry or TNA Discovery here https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D941668), which was made 06 February 1604/5 with probate granted 06 March 1605/6. Plus a burial at Wilne Derbyshire on 28 January 1605/6 in the Derbyshire England Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538-1812 database on Ancestry - John Willoughby, in his Will, requested burial at Wylne with his well beloved wife. Rgds Sally

posted by Anonymous Baker
Thomas and son Thomas are my 8th and 9th great grandfather.
posted by Don Kramer
Hi C,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Member for Managed Profiles. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current team and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

H C, I can see what I did wrong with this Sir Thomas Sheridan (which should be Thomas Sheridan DD). I can't see how to unlink him from Elizabeth McFadden and Merge the duplicates. Can you do this or point me to the instructions? Cheers, Michael.
posted by Michael Carey
C, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making more than 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard