Thanks for your reply to my querie. If I interpret your reply correctly, you can at this time provide me with no evidence at all (other than the Upholland baptism of a Humphrey Atherton) for the parents of Humphrey Atherton of New England. Do you at least know where the will of Edmund Atherton can be found? Is there anything else concrete that you can tell me? Do you know of a single reliably sourced website or book that gives ANY evidence that Humphrey's father was named Edmund?