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I've been trying to sort out this line for another, and found similar issues. For instance, both daughters of William Riley and Hannah Halliwell are supposedly born in Canada in 1801 and 1805. Parents were married in Yorkshire in 1797. Then, son William is born in 1806 (baptized, actually) in Carleton in Craven in Yorkshire. Now, since this IS a baptism and not a birth, there is surely the possibility that he was born in Canada, and baptized "by proxy" in England (have seen this on quite a few occasions, actually). But there are other issues with this family popping up in the Chapman Settlement that just don't seem to fit. TRULY, if William Reiley/Riley IS the one baptized the 10th of August 1806 at Carleton in Craven, then his parents were William and "Ann". I've not seen further evidence of "Hannah Halliwell" other than a 1797 marriage record for she and a William Riley at Ellan, St Mary, Yorks, England.
Anyone who has this thing figured out, please feel free to post.
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