Joseph Gates

1805–12 February 1878 (Age 73)
Sway, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Gates was born in 1805, in Sway, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Gates, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betty" Rickman, was 23. He married Ann Whicher in July 1823, in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Boldre, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 12 February 1878, in Lymington, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 73.

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Joseph Gates
Ann Whicher
Marriage: July 1823
Charles Gates
George Gates
Edith Gates
William Gates
Ellen Gates
Selina Francis Gates

Spouse and Children

July 1823
Hampshire, England, United Kingdom


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth "Betty" Rickman




World Events (5)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 3

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 10

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 25

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a medieval walled town. The Middle English singular gate is from the Old English plural, gatu, of geat ‘gate’ ( see Yates ). Since medieval gates were normally arranged in pairs, fastened in the center, the Old English plural came to function as a singular, and a new Middle English plural ending in -s was formed. In some cases the name may refer specifically to the Sussex place Eastergate (i.e. ‘eastern gate’), known also as Gates in the 13th and 14th centuries, when surnames were being acquired.2 Americanized spelling of German Götz ( see Goetz ).3 Translated form of French Barrière ( see Barriere ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Gates, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Joseph Gates, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Joseph Gates, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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