Stephen GATES[1]

Male 1599 - 1662  (63 years)


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  • Name Stephen GATES  [1
    Born 20 May 1599  Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 20 May 1599  Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Locale(s) 10 Aug 1638  Arrived in DILIGENT, Hingham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Religion 1656  Freeman; Congregationalist Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Will 9 Jun 1662  [2
    Will 7 Oct 1662  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _FSFTID LBQ5-NGH 
    Died 7 Oct 1662  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 9 Oct 1662  Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I13580  HOGAN, Laurel LaRue
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2018 

    Father Eustace GATES,   b. Abt 1568, High Easter, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1626, Coney Weston, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Rose WRIGHT,   b. 25 Feb 1567, Coney Weston, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1635, Hingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1592  Coney Weston, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne NEAVE,   b. 12 Jun 1603, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1683, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 5 May 1628  Hingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth GATES,   b. 1630, of , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1704, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Stephen GATES, II,   b. 20 May 1634, Coney Weston, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1707, Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Mary GATES,   b. 15 Oct 1636, of , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1686, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     4. Miss GATES,   b. Abt 1640, of , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1640, of Hingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Child GATES,   b. Abt 1642, of , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1650, of , , England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
     6. Ann GATES,   b. Abt 1643, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Simon GATES,   b. 3 May 1645, Hingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1692, Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     8. Thomas Isaac GATES,   b. 3 May 1646, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1726, Preston City, Preston, New London, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. Rebecca GATES, Twin,   b. 3 May 1646, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1650, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     10. Isaac GATES, Twin,   b. 3 May 1646, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1651, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     11. George GATES,   b. Abt 1648, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Ann GATES,   b. Abt 1650, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1682, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2018 18:29:00 
    Family ID F10183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • «u»«b»Life Sketch«/u»«/b»

      «b»Biography«/b»

      Steven (Stephen) Gates was baptized 26 Dec 1597 in Coney Weston, Suffolk, England.[4]

      Daniel Cushing, an early resident of Hingham, Mass., left a record of persons who came from Hingham and towns adjacent in County Norfolk, England.[5] The list included Stephen Gates, who came in The Diligent in 1638 from "Old Hingham" with his wife and two children.

      That her name was Ann Veare is from the Hingham, England parish register recording their marriage:

      "Stephen Gates & Ann Veare - May 5, 1628"

      But a 2009 article questions the accuracy of "Veare" and suggests instead that she was Ann Neave.[6]

      The first record of a child to them wasn't until 1636 (Hingham England Baptisms):

      "Marie Gates, da. Steven & Ann - Oct. 15, 1636"

      Seems probably that additional children were born and baptized elsewhere between 1628 and 1636, suggesting that Stephen and family lived elsewhere for many years but returning to Hingham in 1636.

      His last four children were baptized 3 May 1646 Hingham MA.

      Lee J. Streepey (streepey@sunset.net) reports (2/97) that 'Genealogy of the Chew Family' gives a daughter, Ann Gates, m. ca. 1650 at Hingham, MA John Chew (b. ca. 1650 in NJ) [but Streepey also goes with the subsequently disproven descent from a Thomas Gates].

      «b»Life in New England«/b»

      Stephen Gates resided initially at Hingham in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and then Lancaster, Mass. in 1656 and finally Cambridge (where he died).

      'The Gates blood seems to have been of decided tropical nature. The daughter, Mary, very boldly contradicted the minister in public assembly. Stephen Gates quarrelled with his neighbors, the Whitcombs, was deprived of his constable's staff, and moved away from Lancaster after less than three years residence. ...his sons attempted, without success, to break his will, alledging that their father was not of disposing mind.' By his will Stephen, eldest son, received the house in Cambridge. His widow, Ann, later married Richard Woodward age 45 who came (says Chute) with wife Rose age 50 in 1634 - Rose died in 1662 and he then married Ann and he lived until 16 Feb 1665, Ann resuming the surname Gates after his death.

      He was buried Oct 1662 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts.[citation needed] (Others say Cambridge.)[citation needed]


      «b»Sources«/b»

      ? Harrison (2006); See discussion of that research.

      ? Harrison (2006)

      ? Harrison (2006)

      ? Harrison (2006)

      ? NEHGR, 15:25-27

      ? Harrison (2009)

      «b»See also:«/b»



      Edward J. Harrison, "Ann Neave, wife of Stephen Gates, 1638 Immigrant to Massachusetts," in NEHGR, Boston, MA: NEHGS 163(2009):134-136 -- makes the case that Ann, wife of Stephen Gates was named Neave, not Veare, noting the presence of Neave (31 times), but not of Veare in the Hingham parish record. The author found a baptism of Ann Neave in Hingham, day of Thomas Neave, 16 Jun 1611, which is a bit young, but possible. The author admits she may have been baptized before the 1600 date when the parish records began.

      Edward J. Harrison, "The English Origins of Stephen Gates, 1638 Immigrant to Massachusetts," in NEHGR, Boston, MA: NEHGS, 160(2006):7-14 -- proposes that Stephen Gates was son of Eustace Gates and Rose Wright (dau of Martin and Elizabeth ----- Wright); also proposes that "Veare" as maiden name of Ann was a transcription error.

      Frances E. Sage, "Stephen Gates of Hingham, Lancaster and Cambridge, Massachusetts," in Register, Boston, MA: NEHGS 137(1983):574 - challenged Stephen's descent from Peter Gates and Mary Josselyn as chronologically impossible

      Clarence Almon Torrey, "Stephen Gates of Hingham, Lancaster, and Cambridge, Mass., and Some of his Descendants," in New. Eng. Hist. Gen. Register, Boston, MA: NEHGS: 120 (1966):161-70, 260-72; 121 (1967):45-54, 217-23, 250-60

      "History of Marlborough MA." p. 366

      Clarence Almon Torrey, "English Origin of Stephen Gates," in The American Genealogist, vol. 10 (1933):199 - suggests that Stephen, Thomas and William Gates of Hingham, England were brothers, all sons of Rose Gates.

      Charles Otis Gates, Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and his Descendants, NY: Willis McDonald & Co (1898) - claims that Stephen was son of Thomas of Norwich, England, citing Vol. XIV, Harleian Society, page 574, but the pedigree on that page in that publication includes neither Thomas the supposed father or Stephen the immigrant.

      «b»Acknowledgments«/b»

      John Putnam.

      B. Keith

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      Stephen Gates, bp. Dec 26, 1597; d. Cambridge, MA, between June 9 and Sep 29, 1662; m. Hingham May 5, 1628 Ann "Veare" d. Stow, MA 5 or 19 Feb 1682/3. Stephen and Ann immigrated to Massachusetts in 1638 on the Diligent. He died at Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts and was buried there Oct 1662.


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      Sources

      ? Harrison (2006); See discussion of that research.

      ? Harrison (2006)

      ? Harrison (2006)

      ? Harrison (2006)

      ? NEHGR, 15:25-27

      ? Harrison (2009)

      ? Edward J. Harrison, "The English Origins of Stephen Gates, 1638 Immigrant to Massachusetts," in NEHGR, Boston, MA: NEHGS, 160(2006):7-14

      Source: S10 Media: Vital Record Abbreviation: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Text: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.

      Source: S2 Media: Web Site Abbreviation: One World Tree (sm) Title: One World Tree (sm) Publication: Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.; Location:www.ancestry.com; CONT URL: www.ancestry.com Text: Ancestry.com, One World. www.ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA.

      Source: S55 Media: Book Abbreviation: Colonial Maynards Title: Colonial Maynards Author: Maynard, Carl W. Jr Publication: Wilmington Del;Salt Lake City; Date: 1982 Text: Carl W. Maynard Jr, Colonial Maynards (Salt Lake City, Wilmington Del1982), 929.273 A1#3784, Source Medium: Microfiche CONT Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,1983.

      --- on FamilySearch 9 May 2017

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] FamilySearch Extraction Program, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 8 May 2017), entry for Mary Gates, person ID 9CQS-DZV. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3] FamilySearch Extraction Program, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 9 May 2017), entry for Stephen Gates, person ID LZG6-1QK. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3] FamilySearch Extraction Program, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 9 May 2017), entry for Anne Neave, person ID LJ14-MG4. (Reliability: 3).