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Posted by: Allan Bentley (ID *****0484) Date: March 02, 2007 at 12:28:27
In Reply to: Re: WILLIAM/MARY of AMPTHILL, ENGLAND by Charles Hollander of 4627


"What leads you to think that John might have been born in Staffordshire?"


"From a Manuscript sent to Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania in 1981 by the Family of Richard L. Bentley (handwritten and very hard to decipher) states that "100 acres of land was granted to JOHN BENTLEY on August 14, 1704 in Pennsylvania. The material indicated the information had been taken from a FAMILY BIBLE, and that the Family had indeed originated in BENTLEY HALL in Staffordshire, England" JOHN BENTLEY'S WILL was dated 31-May-1748 and written in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Sons, Jeffery and John (BENTLEY) to be Administrators with a bond of 800 pounds Lawful Money......."

Helen Stone Woodruff
806 South State
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464

Helen Woodruff donated this manuscript to the Genealogical Society Library (Assume this is the LDS Genealogical Society Library in Salt Lake City, Utah) In any event, this was found on microfiche from the LDS Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City. (Microfiched, 9 Nov 1982. Project and Fiche # ZLIB 7-105 #1287 G.S. Call # 6017787)

"And again, what evidence is there that John of PA is the son of John and Margaret?"

I never gave any evidence that he is the son of John and Margaret. The only thing I had to go on was the approximate year of his birth being in the range of possibility for John and Margaret and the FACT that John of PA was born in England. I have been awaiting some documentation to prove or disprove my assumption. Just because I SHOW someone as a child of parents in my database does now mean that they are. I assume researches will read ALL the information, data, and documentation for themselves and make up their own minds.

I also sometimes attach a person to parents to inspire others to prove or disprove my assumptions.

Now as to showing proof. You say "John remarried 15 Nov 1678 to Rebecca Michill in Ampthill, their daughter Rebecca was born there 18 Oct 1679..) Where is YOUR proof?

Furthermore. I have seen no BIRTH records from Amthill, only CHRISTENING records. What BIRTH records do you have?


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