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From: "John Higgins" <>
Subject: Re: C.P. Correction: Birthdate of Margaret Butler, wife of William Boleyn, K.B.
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 14:22:53 -0700
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It's been mentioned before that this dubious practice of deleting postings
because they contain errors which might embarrass the writer applies only to
the Google archives for the group. The full record is preserved in the
Rootsweb archive. (One big advantage of the gateway between Gen-Med and
This has reached a new low in this thread, where no less than 6 posts have
been deleted by a single author, and now in a sudden burst of activity
they're being replaced with "corrected" versions - sadly out-of-place in the
chronology of the thread. Why not save all this wasted bandwidth and simply
note that a mistake was made and just point out the mistake?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: C.P. Correction: Birthdate of Margaret Butler, wife of William
> "Clagett, Brice" schrieb:
> > Several recent postings in this thread say that Queen Elizabeth I's
> > maternal
> > grandparents were Sir William Boleyn and Margaret Butler. This is of
> > course
> > erroneous. The Queen's maternal grandparents were Thomas Boleyn, Earl
> > of Ormonde and Wiltshire, and Elizabeth Howard. Earl Thomas was the son
> > of Sir William and Margaret (Butler) Boleyn.
> These postings have now been curiously edited away, which would make
> Brice's comment itself seem erroneous, if it weren't for the extracted
> quotes from the original posts in some of the replies. I always feel
> uncomfortable seeing posts edited or removed in this way (while
> sympathising with the desire to maintain accuracy) because it tampers
> with the historical record that the newsgroup's archives constitute.
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