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Thomas Gates (1590 - 1660)

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Governor Thomas Gates
Born in Norwich, Norfolk, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
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Died in Jamestown, James, Virginia, USAmap
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Sir Thomas was born in 1590. Sir Thomas Gates ... He passed away in 1660. [1]

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  1. First-hand information as remembered by Richard Boggan, Friday, February 28, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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On 27 Apr 2016 at 05:56 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Governor Thomas Gates was b 1585, Cotyldon, Englland

This man and wife are on my Heritage and Jamestown. He was not the Govenor. Just a person named Thomas Gates according to the Jamestown. muster of 1624 shows the man's name is George Gates....

On 5 Mar 2016 at 14:20 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:

This profile does not have historical documentation support. Dates, locations and children do not match any history of this Governor I have found, also where did they obtain the wife's information (unsourced). All that I can find in viable documents when it comes the Childrens mother is " whose mother (name unknown) had died on the transatlantic voyage"

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Also none of the children listed on this profile are listed as son's of Governor Gates and 2 of them were born long after he passed.

I believe that if this Thomas Gates dates and locations, spouse and children are correct for him, then this is not the same profile as that of Governor Thomas Gates and needs to be corrected and sources established to verify the profile information.

On 5 Mar 2016 at 14:06 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:

Governor Gates born 1585 died in the Netherlands sometime before September 7, 1622. Sir Dudley Carleton was quoted, saying that Gates was "an ancient honest gentleman of this nation." Gates had five children at his death, Thomas, Anthony, Margaret, Mary, and Elizabeth. Thomas Gates (governor)

On June 2, Gates departed for Virginia aboard the flagship Sea Venture (or Sea Adventure), one of nine ships carrying a total of about 500 settlers. September 7, 1622 - Sir Dudley Carleton writes a letter informing an English official of the death, in the Netherlands, of Sir Thomas Gates, describing him as "an ancient honest gentlemen of this nation." Sir Thomas Gates

On 8 Feb 2015 at 23:16 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Gates-1625 and Gates-375 appear to represent the same person because: dates and places are the same

Thomas is 14 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 15 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 22 degrees from Helmut Jungschaffer and 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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