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Simon Gates

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Hingham, Plymouth, MA, United States
Death: August 26, 1692 (46)
Brookline, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Gates, I and Anne Neave
Husband of Sarah Woods and Margaret Gates
Father of Simon Gates, III; Abigail Mayo; Simon Gates (1673 - 1675); George Gates; Amos Gates, Sr. and 4 others
Brother of Elizabeth Lazell; Mary Maynard; Rebecca Gates; Isaac Gates, twin; Thomas Gates and 1 other

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About Simon Gates

Simon Gates

Parents: Stephen Gates (1599-16620 and Anne Neave or Veare (1603-1683)

Spouse: Margaret Barstow (bapt. 1649/50 - 1707)


   * Abigail Gates (1671 - 1775)
   * Simon Gates (673 - 1675/76)
   * Simon Gates (1675/76 - 1734/35)
   * George Gates (1678 - 1679)
   * Amos Gates (1680 - )
   * Jonathan Gates (1683 - 1756)
   * Samuel Gates (1685 - )
   * Margaret Gates (1689 - 1734)

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From “The New England Historical and Genealogical Register”, July 1966 (vol. 120, pg. 161)

Stephen Gates of Hingham, Lancaster and Cambridge, Mass., and Some of His Descendants by the late Clarence Almon Torrey, Ph.B.

Simon Gates was born in Hingham, MA, and baptized there 3 May 1646; died intestate in the part of Boston, MA, called Muddy River, now Brookline, 26 Aug. 1692.

He married, probably in Nov. 1670, Margaret Barstow, baptized in Scituate, MA 24 Feb. 1649/50, died in Brookline 13 April 1707.

Simon was a soldier in King Philip's War. In 1735, his son, Jonathan Gates, was granted land in Narragansett Township on account of his father's service in the war (The Register, vol. 16, p. 145, April 1862); afterward resides in Lancaster, Cambridge and Boston.

Simon Gates was sued 9 Nov. 1670 by John Woods of Marlborough, MA, for breaking a marriage contract with his daughter, Frances. In his suit against Gates, Woods stated that "he hath contracted with another to the great wrong of said Frances".


From “Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster Massachusetts And His Descendants, A Preliminary Work Subject To Addition And Correction, compiled by Charles Otis Gates, New York, Willis McDonald & Co., Publishers, 1898”

Simon, b. 1645, d. April 21, 1693 at Brockton, MA, m. Margaret of Cambridge, MA. They resided at Cambridge, Lancaster, and Muddy River, MA. He inherited his father's estate at Cambridge, MA.

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Simon Gates's Timeline

May 3, 1645
of, Hingham, Eng
May 3, 1645
of, Hingham, , Eng
May 3, 1645
Hingham, Norfolk, England
May 3, 1646
Hingham, Plymouth, MA, United States
May 3, 1646
MA, United States
May 3, 1646
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
May 3, 1646
Hingham, Essex, Eng.
May 3, 1646
Hingham, Massachusetts
August 14, 1671
Age 25
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony