Ann  (Unknown) Bate

Ann (Unknown) Bate (abt. 1600 - 1669)

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Ann "Anna" Bate formerly [surname unknown]
Born about [location unknown]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Hingham, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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05:46: G. Redmond edited the Biography, Other Last Name(s), Birth Place and Death Place for Ann (Unknown) Bate. (#794 adjusted "unknown") [Thank G. for this]
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration | Estimated Birth Date.

The Puritan Great Migration.
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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Unknown Origin

Ann's birth date, birth place, parents & maiden name are unknown. [1] 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.


By about 1621 Ann married Clement Bate.[1]

The baptism records in England spell the name, Bate, and Robert C. Anderson in his Great Migration series spells the name, Bate.[1] 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."[2]


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.[3] 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.

Death and Legacy

Anna Bate died in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay, on Oct. I, 1669.[4][1]

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”.[5]


Children of Clement and Ann:[1]

  1. James Bate, b abt 1621 (aged 14 in 1635); m 19 Apr 1643 to Ruth Lyford
  2. Clement Bate, b abt 1623 (aged 12 in 1635), drowned at Hingham Nov 1639
  3. John Bate , bpt Biddenden 18 Oct 1624
  4. Rachael Bate, bpt Biddenden 22 Oct 1626, d Hingham June 1647
  5. Joseph Bate, bpt Biddenden 28 Sep 1628,
  6. Child Bate, bur 2 Apr 1631
  7. Benjamin Bate, bpt Biddenden 24 Jun 1632,
  8. Samuel Bate, bpt Biddenden 24 Mar 1638/9

Above are the only known children of Clement and Anna Bate. Some include the children below (without evidence):


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Anderson, Robert Charles, (1995) "Clement Bate", featured name. Great Migration 1634-1635, A-B'.' NEHGS (Volume 1, A-B, Page 195).
  2. Bates, Albert Carlos, (1943) Ancestral line for eight generations of Capt. Lemuel Bates, 1729-1820, with some records of his descendants. Hartford: (Page 12) Caution: contains errors.
  3. Hotten, John Camden, (1874) The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants ... London: Hotten, (Pages 48, 68).
  4. Hingham, MA: Vital Records, 1637-1845. NEHGS, (Hingham V1, Page 6).
  5. Bates, Sandy, (5 Oct 2002) Clement Bates of Lydd, Kent, England The Bates Association

See also:

  • (1903) Commemorative biographical record of Tolland and Windham counties, Connecticut ... Chicago : J. H. Beers, (Pages 46-61).

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Anna Bates (Bates Memorial Stone)
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On 6 Aug 2017 at 11:04 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

Question: what is the evidence for maiden name, Darymple? Anderson reports her as Ann ________.


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