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Since doing my original research, which is verifiable by reading copies of Sir Josiah's and Sir John's wills held at The National Archives in England, I have discovered that Ray and Oliver Strachey reached the same conclusion - that Sir Josiah and Sir John Child were not brothers, nor even close relations - following the same route as mine, in 1916, and published it in a book. The citation follows: "Oxford Historical and Literary Studies (Issued under the direction of CH FIRTH and WALTER RALEIGH Professors of Modern History and English Literature in the University of Oxford) VOLUME 6 KEIGWIN'S REBELLION (1683-4) An Episode in the History of Bombay By Ray & Oliver Strachey Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1916" Ronald Dunning ( Ronald Dunning 19:28, 11 January 2007 (UTC) )
Much of this article, as it was originally created in 2003, appears to be cited from the 1911 edition of the Enclyclopedia Britanica. However, a rather substantial addition to the article was added in March 2006 without citations and does not meet Wikipedia:Verifiability guidelines. In looking at the editor who made the contributions, I note that the editor User:Ronald Dunning used their user ID only on the one day (2006-03-18) that these edits to the Josiah Child article were made. I assume good faith on the part of the editor; but it appears that this editor may no longer be an active Wikipedian. So the question is, can anyone provide verifiable sources on these substantial claims in this Biographical article? Failing to find such sources, it would appear that a number of these claims are original research and therefore are not consistent with Wikipedia policy. N2e 00:33, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
I moved the unverified material added by User:Ronald Dunning to the background. While other statements are not (yet) clearly cited in this article, the bulk of the remaining material appears to have been added by the orginal editor User:18.104.22.168 who referenced the 1911 public domain version of the Encyclopedia Britanica in the initial article on 2004-2-07. More careful review of other parts of the article by other editors is probably warranted. N2e 05:00, 19 December 2006 (UTC)