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Dr. William Gager

Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Little Waldingfield,Sudbury,Suffolk,England
Death: September 20, 1630 (38)
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States (fever)
Place of Burial: Charleston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Gager and Mary Gager
Husband of Hannah Mayhew Gager
Father of Sarah Allyn; William I Gager; Thomas Gager; Rebecca Gager; Sarah Gager and 4 others

Occupation: Physician/Surgeon, Deacon/came with Winthrop to Watertown 1630, died several months after arrival in colonies
Managed by: Brian Hill
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About Dr. William Gager

From http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lesliesc&id=I8610

  1. ID: I8610
  2. Name: William Gager
  3. Given Name: William
  4. Surname: Gager
  5. Suffix: Surgeon
  6. Sex: M
  7. Birth: in , , , ENG
  8. Death: 1630
  9. Note: Came with Winthrop in 1630.
  10. _UID: CE4EFEB942144EDBB6E8C7A57667234CA8F8
  11. Change Date: 24 Apr 2002

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

   * Married:
   * Change Date: 5 Oct 2006


  1. Has Children John Gager

William was born in Suffolk, England and passed away in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He was the son of William Gager and married Hannah Mayhew. He had one surviving child, John Gager.

In the early spring of 1630, Dr. William Gager, along with his son, began preparations to leave his ancestral home and medical practice to go to New England with the Massachusetts Bay Company. The voyage was to be under the leadership of his friend and neighbor, John Winthrop. They were to sail on the flagship Arabella, Captained by one Peter MIlbourne.

Dr Gager and his son settled in Charlestown, a section of the newly found Boston. While there he was keeper of the "powder".

Dr William Gager never fully recovered from the ill effects of the voyage from England, and died of a fever September 20, 1630.

The following is from Dr. Snow's History of Boston, printed in 1828.

"In the midst of these afflictions, Dr Gager died. He was their principal, if not their only, physician and surgeon. He is represented as a man of skill in his profession. And we have seen that the soundness of his faith and the purity of his life have promoted him to the office of a Deacon in the infant church. He was considered a public servant; and the same court which provided for the salaries of the ministers ordered that a house should be built for him against the coming spring, and that he should be furnished with a cow and be paid 20 pounds for his first year. And afterward have 30 pounds per annum at the common charge."


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Dr. William Gager's Timeline

June 15, 1592
Little Waldingfield,Sudbury,Suffolk,England
August 6, 1618
Age 26
Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Age 27
Little Waldingfield, Sudbury, Suffolk, England
March 31, 1622
Age 29
Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
April 1623
Age 30
Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
May 11, 1625
Age 32
Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Age 32
Groton, Suffolk, United Kingdom
April 27, 1626
Age 33
Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
July 13, 1627
Age 35
Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom