James Bate

Male - 1655


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  • Name  James Bate 
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  02 Dec 1582  Lydd, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Died  1655  Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will  22 Nov 1655  Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Will: "James BATE, Elder of Dorchester in New England, 22nd day of the ninth month called November, 1655, give unto my Sonne Mr. Richard BATE of Lid Towne in Kent in Old England, all my Lands, moveable goods & debts that I now have or hereafter may have in Old or New England, to be disposed of by him, according to his discretion; yet desireous that he would attend unto such directions thereabout, as I shall send in writing, unless I shall see ground and reason afterwards to alter the said directions in any of the pticulars thereof. Said Sonne whome I have all wayes found faithful, my sole executor." Subcribed as well as he in ye want of his bodily sight could write in ye presence of Gabrell MEAD & Robt HOWARD, Notary public. James BATE Codicil --- "Sonne James BATE shalbe joyned Executor with Sonne Richard, only for this purpose, that, sonne James may receive such debts as are owing unto me in New England, also to Sell such Lands & goods as I have, excepting what is mentioned in my directions, to be given unto my Grand child James ffOSTER, provided he doth make a true inventory thereof, and convey ye said Estate unto my said Sonne Richard." 26 Nov 1655 Roger CLAP, aged forty six yeares or thereabouts, saith -- he being with Mr. James BATE to visete him in his sicknes, -- he intreated him to take some wittnes with himselfe, that it was his will his daughter GIBSON have ten pounds for hir owne use & at her disposing, & not to her husbands; the said Roger said to Mr. BATE, if you have any written will, it must be added thereto, he replyed with earnestness that he would have done. Edward, Roger & Nicholas CLAPP -- have all three taken theire Oathes to the truth of the Testimony -- written 17: 11th mo. before me, 22 Jan 1655. Jo: ENDECOTT, Governor I Jas BATE testify, -- I heard my father BATE say the Sabbath day before he dyed, that he would give unto his dau. Margret GIBSON tenn pounds -- at her disposing, & not at her husbands, which he said he would add unto his written will. James BATE came before me, 19: 11mo called January 1655, and too oath to the truth of the promises. Jo ENDECOTT, Governor Know That whereas I James BATE the Elder have made a will, --22nd: 9mo 1655, wherein I make son Richard Sole Executor expressing in Said will further direction, in writing to be given unto him--as followeth, vdiz.--he to give unto sonne James three children Samuel, Allice & Mary, 100 pounds a piece, when one and twenty yeares of age; son James to have the profit of said portions, until then for & towards their bringing up; in case he doth goe with his family to Live in England. Allso sonne James putt in good security to pay said 300 pounds. My house, Orchard & three Acres of planting land adjoyning with the meadow, also adjoyning, on ye back of said dwellinghouse, in Dorchester, New England, I give unto James FOSTER, his grandchild provided that dear wife Allice BATE have her maintenance out of said house &c. Also I will Mr. MATHER, Teacher of the church of Dorchester have 20 pounds and ye now wife of Gabriell MEAD 20 pounds. These directions bearing date with said will. James BATE ye Elder 14 Jan 1655 deposed by Robert HOWARD, Notary public
    Probate  14 Jan 1655/56  Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • James BATE, his wife Alice and children Lydia, Marie, Margaret, and James were among the passengers on the "Elizabeth" which embarked 17 April 1635. William STAGG was the ship's master. James was freeman 7 Feb 1636/37, Dorchester, MA. He was granted land at Dorcester on February 18, 1635/1636. Before November 1639, he and his wife Alice became members of the Church at Dorchester, of which he later became the Ruling Elder. He was elected a deputy to the General Court in 1640.
    Person ID  I22674  Bryant
    Last Modified  13 May 2007 

    Father  James Bate,   b. Dec 1554, Lydd, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1614, Lydd, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Martin,   b. Bef 10 Apr 1563, Lydd, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  06 Jun 1580  Lydd, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Mary had 13 children of whom Clement and James went to New England and founded the numerous Bates family of America.
    Family ID  F1740  Group Sheet

    Family  Alice Glover,   b. 1583, Saltwood, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1657, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Sep 1603  Saltwood, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • On 13 September 1603, a license was issued for the marriage of "Jacobum Bate de Lyd, yeoman, and Aliciam Glover de Saltwood virg[in]," to be performed at Saltwood [Archdiocese of Canterbury Marriage Licenses, Book 6, 1603-1607]
    Children 
     1. Thomazine Bate,   d. Bef 06 Apr 1606, Lydd, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Bate,   d. 29 Sep 1625
     3. Richard Bate,   d. 06 Mar 1656, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Thomazine Bate,   b. Abt 1611, Lydd, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Apr 1624, Lydd, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lydia Bate
     6. Mary Bate,   d. 04 Jan 1703
     7. Margaret Bate
     8. John Bate,   d. Bef 15 Sep 1625, Lydd, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. James Bate,   d. 1688, probably, Haddam, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1679  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 02 Dec 1582 - Lydd, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1603 - Saltwood, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1655 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 22 Nov 1655 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 14 Jan 1655/56 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.14.

    2. [S312] The Great Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles & George F. Sanborn, Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999), p. 199.

    3. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 51:269.

    4. [S17] Threlfall, 50 GMC, Threlfall, John Brooks, (Heritage Books Inc., reprinted, Bowie, MD, 1990), F3T581990., p.45.

    5. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.16.


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