Post by Paulo Canedo
I have seen this connection several times if the online genealogies are
correct Elizabeth Palgrave and Robert Salmon were the uterine
greatgrandparents of immigrant Mary Brownson wife of immigrant Nicholas
The pedigrees I am finding online are giving different names - Mary's grandmother Elizabeth Salmon, wife of John Underwood, being daughter of Robert Salmon and Agnes Palgrave.
With this, I find John Underwood marrying Elizabeth Salmond at Bulmer, Essex, 17 Nov. 1572. They have been identified as the parents of some baptisms at Lamarsh, Essex from 1581-1593. However, these records only name the father, and even though the two towns are in the same part of Essex, given the 8+-year gap between the Bulmer marriage and the first of these baptisms I think there is room to question that this is the same family.
For the earlier generation, I find the marriage of Agnete Palgrave and Robertus Salmon at South Weald, Essex, 15 Jan. 1542. This is on the other end of the county. The only baptism I find in the appropriate date range for a child of Robert Salmon is a Frances baptized at South Weald in 1568. On the other hand, there are children of Thomas Salmon and Elizabeth baptized at Bulmer in the early 1560s. While this is too late, if the late commencement of the records *1559) only catches the last of a large family, this is more likely to be the origin of Elizabeth Salmond, married at Bulmer, than the family in distant South Weald.
As to the 'which Palgrave' question, Thomas Palgrave with wife Alice Gunton lived at Thuxton, Norfolk (where Alice was from), and nowhere near South Weald. The 1613 visitation of Norfolk has a pedigree informed by a grandson names his children as Gregory, Edward, Walter, William, Mary (m. ____), Margaret (m. Robert Durrant), and Anne (m. Gregory Clarke of Therne, Norfolk). Thomas Palgrave and Christian Sayer married 3 July 1558 at Pulham St. Mary the Virgin, Norfolk. Obviously, there is no way possible that they could be parents of Agnes, wife of Robert Salmon, who married 16 years before and 50 miles away.
It looks to me like someone just played 'surname's-the-same' to cobble together a line where none exists. I would certainly conclude that Elizabeth Salmond was not son of Robert Salmon and Angel Palgrave, and further that Agnes Palgrave was not daughter of either Thomas Palgrave.