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Margaret Lake (Reade)

Also Known As: "Margaret Elizabeth"
Birthplace: North Benfleet, Essex, England
Death: September 24, 1672 (74)
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Burial: Unknown Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Colonel Edmund Reade, of Wickford and Elizabeth Peter
Wife of John Lake, of Great Fanton
Mother of Alice (Reade) West; John Lake, of Great Fanton & Gravesend; Daniel Lake; Thomas Lake; Richard Lake and 6 others
Sister of John Reade; Edmund Reade; Maria Reade; William Reade; Martha Eppes Symonds and 4 others
Half sister of Thomas Reade

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About Margaret Lake

Margaret READE - b. Jul 11, 1598, North Benfleet, Essex; d. Sep. 1672, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA. Her will of Aug. 30, 1672 was proved Sep. 24, 1672. She left her husband in England and immigrated to New England before 1635 with her daughters Ann and Martha, and resided for some years with her brother-in-law Gov. John WINTHROP, Jr. Her later years were spent at Ipswich, living with her daughter Martha (LAKE) HARRIS and with her brother-in-law Deputy Gov. Samuel SYMONDS. In a letter of Jan. 18, 1661/2 she wrote to John WINTHROP, Jr., Margaret includes comments "concerning my husbands death, & how hee edned his dayes." Daughter of Edmund READE and Elizabeth COOKE.

8 Children of John and Margaret Lake include:

  1. John - bap. Jul. 6, 1617, Wickford, Essex; d. probably about Dec. 1657, Wickford, Essex.
  2. Thomas - bap. Jan. 18, 1617/8, Wickford, Essex.
  3. Richard - bap. May 21, 1620, Wickford, Essex; d. there May 22, 1620.
  4. Hannah - bap. Jul. 3, 1621, North Benfleet, Essex, England; d. after 1675, Stonington, New London Co., CT. Married Capt. John GALLUP.
  5. Elizabeth - bap. Aug. 31, 1623, Wickford, Essex; bur. there Aug. 31, 1623.
  6. Martha - bap. Jul 20, 1624, North Benfleet, Essex, England; d. Apr. 5, 1700; Ipswich, Essex Co., MA. She was married on Nov 15, 1647 in Ipswich, Essex Co., MA to Thomas HARRIS (b. Apr. 25, 1618, Gloucestershire, England d. Aug 2, 1687, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA), son of Thomas HARRIS and Elizabeth HILLS. Daughter of Martha and Thomas HARRIS: Elizabeth married her first cousin John GALLUP (son of Capt. John GALLUP and Hannah LAKE).
  7. Samuel - bap. Mar. 29, 1629, North Benfleet, Essex; bur. there Mar. 19, 1629/30.
  8. Elizabeth - bap. Feb. 17, 1630/1, North Benfleet, Essex. Probably died as infant.
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  • 'Margaret Reade
  • 'F, #75223, b. 11 July 1598
  • Father Edmund Reade b. 23 May 1563, d. 1 Dec 1623
  • Mother Elizabeth Cooke b. 2 Jul 1568, d. 1637
  • ' Margaret Reade was born on 11 July 1598 at North Benfleet, Essex, England. She married John Lake, son of John Lake and Elizabeth Sandell, circa 1616 at North Benfleet, Essex, England. Her estate was probated on 24 September 1672 at Ipswich, Essex, MA.
  • 'Family John Lake b. 26 Sep 1590, d. 18 Jan 1662
  • Child
    • Hannah Lake+ b. 3 Jul 1621, d. 9 Dec 1675
  • From:
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Immigration on ship Abigail with family on 1635-10-06


Category: North Benfleet, Essex Category: Ipswich, Massachusetts

Puritan Great Migration


Margaret was a daughter of Edmund Reade and Elizabeth (Cooke) Reade ofWickford and North Benfleet, Essex, England. She was born on 11 July 1598 and baptized on 16 July 1598 at North Benfleet, Essex.<ref name=Davis315>Davis, Ancestry of John Lake, page 315.</ref>

She was married to John Lake in about 1616. <ref name=Davis315 /> Children of John Lake and Margaret (Reade) Lake were:<ref>Davis, pages316-317.</ref>

  1. John, baptized on 6 July 1617 at Wickford, Essex
  2. Thomas, baptized on 18 January 1618/9 at Wickford, Essex# Richard, baptized on 21 May 1620 and buried on 22 May 1620, at Wickford, Essex
  3. Ann (later called Hannah), baptized on 3 July 1621 at North Benfleet, Essex; emigrated to New England with her mother and married John Gallop
  4. Elizabeth, baptized on 5 June 1623 and buried on 31 August 1623 at North Benfleet, Essex
  5. Martha, baptized on 20 July 1624 at North Benfleet, Essex; emigratedto New England with her mother and married Thomas Harris.
  6. Samuel, baptized on 29 March 1629 and buried on 19 March 1629/30 at North Benfleet, Essex
  7. Elizabeth, baptized on 17 February 1630/1 at North Benfleet, Essex;no further record.

Margaret (Reade) Lake left England without her husband some time between 1631 and 1635, emigrating to New England with her sisters, including Elizabeth (Read) Winthrop, wife of Gov. John Winthrop, and her two daughters, Ann (Hannah) and Martha.

Margaret lived in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and died there.

  • Gen. of the Lake Family, by Adams 1915, and Davis, Ancestry of John Lake, pages 315-316.<
  • Wheeler's History of Stonington, Connecticut, states that she arrived in Boston onthe ship Abigail on 6 October 1635.<Wheeler, p. 382>
  • The Great Migration Directory states Margaret Lake's date of arrival in New England as 1638.<Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Directory, New England History Genealogical Society, 2015.>


She died at Ipswich, Massachusetts, between 30 August 1672, when she made her will and 24 Sept 1672, when the will was proved.<ref name=Davis315 />


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Margaret Lake's Timeline

July 11, 1598
North Benfleet, Essex, England
Charles City, Charles, Virginia, United States
July 6, 1617
North Benfleet, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
January 18, 1619
Benfleet, , Eng., North Benfleet, Essex, England, United Kingdom
May 21, 1620
Wickford, Essex, England
July 3, 1621
North Benfleet, Essex, England
England, United Kingdom
June 5, 1623
County, North Benfleet, Essex, England, United Kingdom