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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Surname Saturday - GATES

When Bill West of West in New England wrote, The Case of Mary Gates of Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, I immediately went to my Gates genealogy. I don't know if my Mary and the one by Bill are one and the same, but I suspect they are. My Mary was born between 1628 - 1658 (when she married) in Sudbury, Bill wrote in his blog that "Mary Gates of Sudbury lat of Lancaster." Another clue comes from my source used, what I wrote was, "NEHG Register. Vol. 120 (July 1966). Pp. 161-170 and (Oct. 1966), Pp. 260-272. "Stephen Gates of Hingham, Lancaster, and Cambridge, MA" by Clarence Almon Torrey." In conclusion, both Mary's above, had a father named Steven Gates.

It doesn't end there. With a few free minutes, I went through some loose Gates papers, and came across an article from The Register published by The New England Historic and Genealogical Society. From Vol. 163: 134 of April 2009 titled, "Ann Neave, wife of Stephen Gates, 1638 Immigrant to Massachusetts" by Edward J. Harrison. Darn, I had Stephen's wife as Ann VERVE, Not NEAVE. Seemed like a good time to read the article and maybe make corrections or additions into my file.

There are quite a few reference books stating the wife of Stephen Gates was Ann VEARE, done by various researchers, who transcribed the parish registers of Hingham, Norfolk, England. Apparently, "the registers have only one record for the surname VEARE, namely, the 1628 Gates marriage, but they contain twenty entries for the surname NEAVE. The National Burial Index for Hingham has no burial entries for the surname VEARE at any time, but it includes sixteen burials for NEAVE (or NEEVE) from1600 to 1700."  Hum, apparently one researcher interpreted the last name of Ann as VEARE, and as the article states, "VEARE and NEAVE differ only in their first and fourth letters."

Changing Ann's last name was simple. However there is a point to be made. It is a wise thing to continue reading periodicals, books and any genealogy articles pertaining to the surnames you have. There are so many researchers and, just because somebody says it is so, it may not be.  My initial entries for the GATES line were done about seven years ago, the new information was dated 2009.

To illustrate how wrong information passes from person to person.  I did a Google search using the names Gates and "Ann Neave" there were 157 hits, and this is the correct name.  There were 1,210 hits for the incorrect name!  One genealogist I want to follow is Robert Roy who does the The Roy Family, his tree is beautifully documented. In closing, Bill are we related through Stephen Gates and Ann Neave?
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Descendants of Eustace Gates


First Generation

 1.  EUSTACE GATES signed a will on 15 Mar 1625/6 in Sudbury, England. He was buried on 26 Apr 1626 in Coney Weston, Suffolk, England.
EUSTACE GATES and ROSE WRIGHT were married on 4 Mar 1592/3 in Coney Weston, Suffolk, England. ROSE WRIGHT was born abt 25 feb. 1566/7. She died about 25 Jul 1635 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. She was buried in Hingham, Norfolk, England.

EUSTACE GATES and ROSE WRIGHT had the following child:

        2        i.  STEPHEN GATES, born abt 1600, Prob. near Norwich Co., Norfolk, England; married ANN NEAVE, 5 May 1628, Hingham, England; died bef 29 Sep 1662, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
  
Second Generation

2.  STEPHEN GATES was born about 1600 in Prob. near Norwich Co., Norfolk, England. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:Migration] [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:Lived] [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:Freeman] He signed a will on 9 Jun 1662 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He died before 29 Sep 1662 at the age of 62 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
STEPHEN GATES and ANN NEAVE were married on 5 May 1628 in Hingham, England. ANN NEAVE was born about 1603 in Prob. Hingham, Norfolk, England. She died on 5 Feb 1682 at the age of 79 in Marlborough (or Stow), Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She signed a will on 18 Apr 1682 in (Ponpositicut, now Stow, Massachusetts.

STEPHEN GATES and ANN NEAVE had the following children:

        3        i.  Elizabeth Gates, born abt 1630, Prob. Norfolk, England; married John Lazell, 29 Nov 1649, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died 3 Aug 1704, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
        4       ii.  Stephen Gates, born abt 1634, Prob. Norfolk, England; married Sarah Woodward, abt 1665, of Cambridge, Boston, Marlborough, Stow, Charlestown, Massachusetts; died 9 Jul 1707, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
        5      iii.  Mary Gates, born 1636; married John Maynard, 5 Apr 1658, Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Dec 1711, Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
        6      iv.  Simon Gates, born abt 1646; married Margaret Barstow, Nov 1670, of Cambridge, Lancaster & Boston, Massachusetts; died 26 Aug 1692, Brookline, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
        7       v.  THOMAS GATES, born abt 3 May 1646; married ELIZABETH FREEMAN, 6 Jul 1670, Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 10 Aug 1726, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.
                vi.  Isaac Gates was born about 3 May 1646. He was baptized on 3 May 1646 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He died on 3 Sep 1651 at the age of 5.
               vii.  Rebecca Gates was born about 3 May 1646. She was baptized on 3 May 1646 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. She died in Jan 1650 at the age of 3.
  
Third Generation

 3.  Elizabeth Gates was born about 1630 in Prob. Norfolk, England. She died on 3 Aug 1704 at the age of 74 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Gates and John Lazell were married on 29 Nov 1649 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. John Lazell.
  
4.  Stephen Gates was born about 1634 in Prob. Norfolk, England.  He signed a will on 5 Sep 1701 in Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He died on 9 Jul 1707 at the age of 73 in Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Stephen Gates and Sarah Woodward were married about 1665 in of Cambridge, Boston, Marlborough, Stow, Charlestown, Massachusetts. Sarah Woodward, daughter of George Woodward and Mary Gibson, was born on 3 Feb 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died on 21 Oct 1706 at the age of 63 in Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Stephen Gates and Sarah Woodward had the following children:

                 i.  Stephen Gates was born on 17 Jul 1665 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He died in 1732 at the age of 67.
        8       ii.  Simon Gates, born 5 Jun 1667, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; married Hannah Benjamin, 4 May 1688, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Jun 1752, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
                iii.  Thomas Gates was born on 31 Dec 1669 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died in 1726 at the age of 57.
                iv.  Isaac Gates was born in 1673. He died in 1748 at the age of 75.
                v.  Nathaniel Gates was born in 1675. He died in 1731 at the age of 56.
                vi.  Sarah Gates was born on 27 Apr 1679 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died on 27 Jan 1724 at the age of 44 in Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
        9     vii.  Rebecca Gates, born 23 Jul 1682, Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; married Timothy Gibson, 17 Nov 1700, Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 21 Jan 1754, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
              viii.  Daniel Gates was born on 25 Apr 1685 in Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He died in 1759 at the age of 74.

5.  Mary Gates was born in 1636. She was baptized on 15 Oct 1636 in Hingham, England. She died on 22 Dec 1711 at the age of 75 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Mary Gates and John Maynard were married on 5 Apr 1658 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. John Maynard was born (date unknown).
  

6.  Simon Gates was born about 1646. He was baptized on 3 May 1646 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He died on 26 Aug 1692 at the age of 46 in Brookline, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
Simon Gates and Margaret Barstow were married in Nov 1670 in of Cambridge, Lancaster & Boston, Massachusetts. Margaret Barstow was born about 24 Feb 1649/50 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. She died on 13 Apr 1707 at the age of 57 in Brookline, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.

   
7.  THOMAS GATES was born about 3 May 1646. He was baptized on 3 May 1646 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He signed a will on 10 Jul 1723 in Norwich. THOMAS died on 10 Aug 1726 at the age of 80 in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:Lived]
THOMAS GATES and ELIZABETH FREEMAN were married on 6 Jul 1670 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. ELIZABETH FREEMAN, daughter of JOHN FREEMAN and ELIZABETH NOYES, was born on 23 Jun 1648 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died before 10 Jul 1723 at the age of 75.

THOMAS GATES and ELIZABETH FREEMAN had the following children:

      10        i.  Ruth Gates, married John Andrus, 30 Sep 1724, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut; died aft 15 Jan 1762.
      11       ii.  ELIZABETH GATES, born 12 Oct 1671, Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; married JOHN HOLMES, 1690, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 14 Dec 1726, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
                iii.  Sarah Gates was born on 20 Nov 1673 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died after 10 Jul 1723 at the age of 49.
      12      iv.  Mary Gates, born 10 Mar 1676, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died 15 May 1733, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.
      13       v.  John Gates, born 9 Apr 1678, Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; married Mary Bowker, 1703; died 19 Sep 1747, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
      14      vi.  Joseph Gates, born 16 Mar 1680, Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; married Damaris Rose, 12 Dec 1711, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut; died 24 Oct 1742, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.
      15     vii.  Josiah Gates, born 8 Mar 1681, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; married Grace Rathbon / Rathburn, 9 May 1714, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; married Elizabeth (--) w/o Josiah Gates, 1763; died aft 22 Aug 1763, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
      16    viii.  Deborah Gates, born 22 Feb 1683, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; married Samuel Standish, 1 Jun 1709, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.
      17      ix.  Anna Gates, born 18 Jul 1686, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; married Hopestill Tyler, 25 Jan 1710, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut; died 27 Mar 1766, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.
      18       x.  Abigail Gates, born 18 Feb 1688, Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; married Caleb Fobes, 21 May 1713, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut; died 10 Jul 1774, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.
      19      xi.  Caleb Gates, born 1693, Stow or Preston, Connecticut; married Mary Fobes, 6 Jun 1716, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut; died 23 Sep 1774, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.