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Wilson GATES

Wilson GATES[1, 2]

Male 1758 - 1844  (86 years)

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  • Name Wilson GATES  [3
    Born 21 Aug 1758  Canterbury, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 27 Aug 1758  St Paul, Canterbury, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1791-1811 
    Bricklayer and Glazier 
    Occupation 1815 
    Builder 
    Occupation 1841  Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Grocer 
    1841 Census Wilson GATES.jpg
    1841 Census Wilson GATES.jpg
    Residence 1841  Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    St James 
    • Living in his daughter Susannah & family's house
    1841 Census Wilson GATES.jpg
    1841 Census Wilson GATES.jpg
    _UID A358CDFEEB7545DCB41780C25D61A5681F41 
    Died 11 Sep 1844  [1
    Buried 16 Sep 1844  St James Churchyard, Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2131  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2017 

    Father John GATES,   b. 1723,   d. 1793  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Sarah LOWE,   b. May 1721, Canterbury, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1748  St Peter, Canterbury, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomasin BUBBERS,   b. 1754, Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1837  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1777  St Mildreds, Canterbury, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth GATES,   b. 11 Aug 1778, Canterbury, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780  (Age 1 years)
    +2. Thomas GATES,   b. 22 Oct 1780, Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Elizabeth GATES,   b. 25 Aug 1782, Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1869  (Age 87 years)
     4. Sarah GATES,   b. 22 Aug 1784,   d. 27 Feb 1785  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Susannah GATES,   b. 5 Jan 1794, Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1874, Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F599  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Aug 1758 - Canterbury, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 Aug 1758 - St Paul, Canterbury, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Mar 1777 - St Mildreds, Canterbury, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Grocer - 1841 - Dover, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - St James - 1841 - Dover, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Sep 1844 - St James Churchyard, Dover, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Wilson was a bricklayer and glazier in 1791 and 1811. He was a builder in 1815. He owned Harrison's Farm, Trevanion St. Dover and built houses. In 1823-27 he was a bricklayer living at Trevanion Place Dover. From 1832-33 he was a bricklayer on Grubbins Lane, Dover. Thomasine died May 19, 1837 according to St. James Dover MI. Thomasine was bur. May 26, 1837 Hougham age 82 at St. James Dover. In 1838/39 Wilson was a grocer/tea dealer living at 1 Trevanion St. Dover. Pigot's 1839 Directory also shows Wilson as a livery stable keeper at 11 Trevanion St. Wilson was a grocer in 1841 living on Trevanion St. His daughter Susannah Nowers and her family were living with him. Wilson died Sept. 11, 1844 according to St. James Dover MI. He was bur. Sept. 16, 1844 age 86 in a vault in St. James Churchyard. Wilson left a Will (Canterbury Consistory Court Will Book 71 #94 Dover 1845)

      Note: Trevanion Street was a narrow thoroughfare leading from St. James' Churchyard to the sea. At the seaward end of the street was Trevanion House. That was modern, but near its site, and extending over land on the cliff side northwards, was the mansion of John Trevanion who became a Dover resident and freeman in 1769…he died in 1810. At the time when the mansion of John Trevanion was in its glory (1774-1806), the land around it was pastoral, the area between Trevanion and Woolcomber Streets being occupied by Trevanion's "Home Farm", which later was called "Harrison's" and the last holder of it was Mr. Wilson GATES, who built on the site houses forming the west side of the seaward end of Trevanion Street. In 1822, part of the site of Trevanion's mansion was used by the Dover Gaslight Company.

      Mr. Wilson Gates bought a strange dwelling built at the foot of the cliffs and partly in the cliffs, called Smith's Folly in 1844, which he took down and sold off the land as building plots.

      Mr. Nowers had his premises in Trevanion St. purchased by the Dover Gas Light Company which adjoined his property.

      In June and July 1973 gravestones were taken up and removed to make room for an access road to the Sports Centre car park. Included in these were the stones for Wilson Gates, Thomasine Gates, Edward Nowers, Elizabeth Nowers and Susanna Nowers.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0, (URL: http://www.familysearch.org).

    2. [S558] 1841 British Census.

    3. [S85] Janis Kirby Gates & Bubber Family Histories, Janis Kirby Gates & Bubber Family Histories.


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