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This material was gathered together when I was under the mistaken belief that
Susanna Skelton was the mom of the all of the children of John Marsh. I am indebted to R. Ward,
who has provided the following material from Jacobus disproving this link. I am leaving the
Skelton material here for anyone that might be interested in his genealogy and history,
as the descendants of the later children are half-cousins to me, and therefore related.
 
"John MARSH apparently had a first wife, of whom nothing is known except that
she must have been mother of his first three children.  There is no indication
in the parish register of Susanna's baptism that she wasn't an infant, so she
was probably one.  Given the dates of her father's marriage and the baptism
of his other children, this is the only reasonable interpretation.  That makes
her too young to be the mother of the oldest children.  The gap in the dates
of birth from 1641 to 1646 makes it most likely that John MARSH's first wife
died in that timeframe and he married Susanna SKELTON as his second wife.  She
would have been 21 at the birth of Elizabeth, which is reasonable."
This argument is presented by Donald Lines Jacobus in _The Granberry Family_
(1945), pp. 274-276.
 
 I might add that another contributing factor is that if the date of baptism in England is Susanna's
and if it is close to her date of birth, the first child could not physically have been hers. 
Putting that tidbit into the above argument strengthens it even more. nmt
 
 
Samuel Skelton 

 
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