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Subject: Re: Ancestry of Beatrix de Braose/de Brewes (who m Hugh Shirley)
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:37:28 EST
In a message dated 2/18/2011 4:50:45 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> Your argument concerning the age statement is correct Derek. But the more
> pertinent fact is that Joan Percy's estates went to her sisters, not John
> Beatrix de Brewes, so it is unlikely they could have been her children.
I can't accept this.
It's one thing to say a person is "60 or more" when they are in fact 64 or
67 even. But I think anyone would be hard-pressed to expect a person of 75
to 80 years old to be called "60 or more".
I'm also not certain we can state that this IPMs were always done on the
eye-witness accounts of those questioned. Are there not examples of
statements given to which the person could not be an eye witness themselves ?