In the article "Origins of Benjamin Nye", by Ian Hilder, George R. Nye, and Jonathan A. Shaw, in NEHGR, vol. 159 (January 2005), p. 73, it states that according to a Tupper genealogy, Katherine Tupper was born 31 January 1623, daughter of Thomas Tupper born 27 (28) January 1578 in Bury, Sussex, England and his first wife Katherine Gator whom he married 29 April 1622 in Chelmsford, Essex, England "all of which is doubtful".
In the footnotes, it notes that the only Thomas Tupper baptism found in Bury records isone on 7 April 1590 and he was the son of Anthony Tupper.
It further notes that there is a marriage record for a Thomas Tupper and Agnes [interchangeable with Anne] Wedson on 18 May 1614 at Tillington, Sussex (abt 7 miles from Bury) and a baptism at Petworth (abt 1 mile from Tillington) for their daughter Katherine on 30 July 1620 and suggests that this may be the Thomas/Anne/Katherine (who m. Benjamin Nye) of Sandwich.
Am I correct in concluding that the point being made is that the Thomas Tupper who married Katherine Gator in 1622 is not the Thomas, father of Katherine, who married Benjamin Nye?
I have seen "Thomas Tupper and His Descendants", by Franklin Whittlesey Tupper, 1945 and I am interested in comments from Tupper researches on this.
My Tupper line is short: Thomas= Ann Hodgson Thomas=Martha Mayhew Ann=Benjamin Gibbs
I have a birthdate of 16 June 1638 for Thomas Tupper who married Martha Mayhew but have seen a birthdate of 1590 for Ann Hodgson which would make her a little old.