Family Tree matching incorrect burials
I have been researching an individual by the name of Mary Sidebottom in the 1851 UK census.
She was born in Stayley, Cheshire c1779 to 1780, based on an age of 71 on 31st March 1851 when the census was taken.
Here is the census:
She died in 1857 at age 78 and buried 21st Sept. Which also suggests a birth year of 1779 or possibly 1778.
Here is the burial record:
I am pretty sure she was Mary Knott who married William Sidebottom on 29th Oct 1804.
Here is the marriage:
So I searched for a baptism of Mary Knott 1778-1780 in Stayley, Cheshire.
The father was a John Knott from Stayley.
Here is the baptism record:
This Mary Knott from Cheshire appears in the Family Tree with the ID number KGV2-3GZ.
The Tree claims that she was baptised 1779 and buried 1785.
When you look at the burial record from 24th Jul 1785, all it states is father John Knott from Stayley.
It gives no age for the child.
It is possible the child could have been aged anywhere from age 0 to 21, to still be entered into the register as the daughter of John.
So yes this Mary Knott baptism from 1779 could be the one that relates to the 1785 burial, but it could just as well be any other baptism of a Mary Knott from say 1765 to 1785.
But I think things are further muddied when I discovered a burial of a Martha Knott on 30th June 1785 (just over 3 weeks before).
Once again the father was John from Stayley.
Here is that burial:
I searched for a baptism of this Martha Knott and found nothing.
But knowing that twin girls were occasionally given the name Mary & Martha after the famous biblical sisters, I wondered if both these burials are of twin sisters who have died as infants, neither of them being baptised.
There just seems no definite proof that the Mary Knott from 1779 is the one that died in 1785.
But there is a lot of evidence to suggest that this Mary Knott from 1779 is the one who married Wm Sidebottom and appears in 1851.
I know I could change this in the Family Tree but it seems a familysearch representative has linked this baptism and burial previously so I want to question what proof they had for this before I change it.
I know Bevlekias has added some sources to this ID. I have had email contact with her and her suggestion was to take it further by contacting familysearch.
Where do I go from here to prove/disprove this individual?