||Ann (Unknown) Bate migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). (See The Great Migration (Series 2), by R. C. Anderson, vol. 1, p. 197)|
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Ann's birth date, birth place, parents & maiden name are unknown.  Birth date is an estimate, based on estimated marriage date. She is assumed to have been born at Lydd, county Kent, because this is the birth place of her husband.
The baptism records in England spell the name, Bate, and Robert C. Anderson in his Great Migration series spells the name, Bate. Some of the older secondary sources use the spelling, Bates, and some of the later generations appear to have adopted this spelling. Per Albert C. Bates, "The addition of the final "s" appears to be an American innovation, often making its first appearance with the second generation of the family born in this country, although the time of change is in nowise uniform."
Ann aged forty years, her husband Clement Bates also age forty, and five children: James age 14, Clement age 12, Rachell age 8, Joseph age 5, and Ben age 2, embarked at London for New England on 17 April 1635, in the ship Elizabeth. They came to Hingham, Massachusetts, where on Sept. 18, 1635, Clement received a grant of five acres of land. They are the ancestors of the American Bate and Bates family.
There is a grave stone for Anna, made in 1927, "Years ago, the Church meeting house needed an addition and they had no where to go so they moved the graves of Clement and his wife Anna, along with other early Pioneers. They went farther back from the Church and dug a big hole and then put the remains dirt and all in this hole, and put a cement circle around it and a plaque telling that the Early Pioneers were there. In 1927 The Bates Association erected a stone on the site engraved with, “In Memory of Clement and Ann, Immigrant Ancestors”.
Children of Clement and Ann:
Above are the only known children of Clement and Anna Bate. Some include the children below (without evidence):
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On 6 Aug 2017 at 11:04 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:
Ann is 17 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 13 degrees from Jeanie Roberts, 8 degrees from Myles Standish and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.