I have looked at several dozen trees on Ancestry and am dismayed by the amount of incorrect information regarding
Banfield Capron. I have been researching the Capron family and the descendents of Banfield Capron for nearly
forty years and am reasonably sure of the following information.
Banfield Capron was born about 1660 in England.
He was NOT born in Attleboro, MA.
He was NOT born in Wales.
He was PROBABLY not born in Cheshire, England.
He was probably born in Devonshire, England.
Banfield Capron died in 1752 at about age 92 NOT in 1758.
The parents of Banfield Capron b. 1660 are UNKNOWN.
His mother is CERTAINLY NOT Elizabeth Blackington.
Banfield Capron was married 3 times.
First to Elizabeth Callender who was born in England NOT MA.
Second to Elizabeth Blackington in c1733
Third to Sarah Norton probably a widow in c1735
Banfield and Elizabeth Callender were married for about 50 years and she was the mother of ALL of Banfield's children.
Elizabeth Callender's father was John Callender. I have never seen any reference to her mother's name.
Some of the mis-information is understandable. He married 2 women named Elizabeth. And he had a son Banfield who
out lived his father by only a few years.
If Banfield Capron is your ancestor and you have proof that any of the above information is incorrect I would very
much like to hear from you. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If Banfield Capron is your ancestor and you have incorrect information posted please correct it so this mis-information does not get spread across the net any more than it already is.
Please visit my web site at Connecting Capron Cousins http://home.comcast.net/~desilva/index.htm