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Stephen Gates

Male 1634 - 1707  (73 years)


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  • Name Stephen Gates 
    Born 1634  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1640  [3
    Alternate death 1706  [3
    Died 9 Jul 1707  Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I36888  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2021 

    Father Stephen Gates,   b. Bef 26 Dec 1597,   d. Between 9 Jun 1662 and 29 Sep 1662, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Mother Ann Neave,   b. Abt 1603,   d. 5 Feb 1683, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 5 May 1628  Hingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Family ID F8686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Woodward,   b. 3 Feb 1643, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 15 Sep 1707  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1664  [2, 3, 6
    Children 
    +1. Stephen Gates,   b. 17 Jul 1665, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1732, Preston, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F21677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He came to New England with his parents in 1638.

      "[Stephen Gates] led a very migratory life. In Boston, where he was living February 17, 1667, he was an assistant to Edward Drinker, a potter and Baptist preacher. In 1673 he was of Cambridge, when Drinker deeded to him three hundred acres in the wilderness between Lancaster and Concord on both sides of Elizabeth brook. He was of Stow in 1684 when he took an Indian title to the Elizabeth brook property, and there he and his son Stephen were taxed in 1688." [Walter Goodwin Davis, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

    2. [S1933] Clarence Almon Torrey, "Stephen Gates of Hingham, Lancaster, and Cambridge, Mass., and Some of His Descendants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 120:161; 120:260, 1966; 121:45; 121:217, 1967.

    3. [S3918] The Ancestry and Allied Families of Nathan Blake 3rd and Susan (Torrey) Blake, Early Residents of East Corinth, Vermont by Almira Torrey Blake Fenno-Gendrot. Boston: Stanhope Press, 1916.

    4. [S5408] The Ancestry of Sarah Miller, 1755-1840, Wife of Lieut. Amos Towne of Arundel (Kennebunkport) Maine by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1939.

    5. [S1934] Edward J. Harrison, "The English Origins of Stephen Gates, 1638 Immigrant to Massachusetts." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 160:7, January 2006.

    6. [S6107] Descendants of Richard Woodward, New England, 1589-1982 by Norma Slater Woodward. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982.