Name: John GAGE , Sgt
Birth: 21 APR 1609 in Edwardstone, Cosford, Suffolk, England
Death: 24 MAR 1672/73 in Boston, Suffolk, MA
Bullet 1630 IMMIGRANT with Winthrop Fleet
Signed the covenant of the First Church, Boston on Aug. 27, 1630.
Came to America aboard one of the Winthrop's company ships in 1630.
First settled in Boston and was a member of the Puritan Congregational Church as early as 1630. Was admitted a freeman, meaning that he was able to vote for representatives to the colony, March 4, 1633/34. One of first settlers of Ipswich, Mass. Sept. 10,1643. He was a town officer and on the committee of the allotments of land.
Will of John Gage:
I, John gage, being by the grace of God in firm confident measure of understanding, and daily waiting my charge, do make this my Last Will and Testament, and do hereby appoint my sons Samuel, Daniel, Nathaniel, Jonathan and Josiah Gage, Joint Executors of this my will, which is as followeth.
First I comit and comand what I am, and have, Into the hands of my most Loving and gracious God. In Christ I give my soul Imediatly upon my death, to be received Into those hevenly mansions which my blessed savior hath provided for me. And my body I desire may be intered in a desent manor, in hope that my savior will, in his due time, raise it in to glory.
For my temporal estate, which god hath given me, I depose of it as followeth: first my debts all to be paide. and then I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Gage, one cow and al what household goods wase hir owne during her life, and to dispose of at hir death. The rest of my household goods as beading, peautar, brass, iron earthen and wooden vessels, within house, I give unto hir during hir natural life, and at hir death to returne to my children. Only I do desire, out of those to be now deposed of, to my children al my wearing colothes, and my chest, and al that is in it, and a great kettle, and a cowel. Also I give unto hir one third part of al the corne that shal be mine at my desease and I do will that my five sonns above mentioned, them and each of them thairheire Executor administed asigne., shal pay, or cause to be paide, to my wife Sarah Gage twenty shillings apeace every yeare during her natural life in good merchantable corne. The oone half in English graine, the other halfe in Indian corne, to be delivered by hir order in some place in this town of Bradford or aboard a boat in the Merrimack River at Haverville.
Al ye above said particulars I wil to hir upon, and with, hir consent to relinquish al hir rights in the rest of my estate. For my sonns I wil that they enjoy and prosper for them, and thrive here fo ever al, that every part and parcel of my lands, as it has alredy laid out, and alloted to them. as the Island, which is not yet laid out, to be equaly divided amonst them, my grand sonne to have an equal share with each of them. All the rest of my estate I wil that it be equally divided amonst my sonns. In witness that this is my last will and Testament I set my hand and seal.
In the presents of
Shubael Walker the marke I of John Gage
the mark W of Gilbert Wilford
The inventory of Sergeant John Gage of Bradford Deseases as it wase appraised ye 26 of March 1673 by Henry Kingsbury, Thomas Kimball and Shubael Walker------
wearing apparil wooling and linning 16-04-00
2 beads and beading and 1 beadstead and 1 pair curtins 16-01-00
books 20s and a curtlash 2-02-00
peaytar and brass and tinn
THERE IS MUCH CONTROVERSY OVER THE ANCESTRY OF THIS JOHN GAGE. SOME BELIEVE JOHN'S FATHER WAS JOHN GAGE OF EDWARDSTONE, SUFFOLK BORN ABOUT 1545. OTHERS BELIEVE THERE IS A GOOD CONNECTION TO SIR JOHN GAGE OF FIRLE, SUSSEX, ENGLAND. ARTHUR E. GAGE HAS MADE SOME STARTLING DISCOVERIES CLAIMING PROOF SUPPORTING THE CONNECTION TO SUFFOLK.
Father: John GAGE b: ABT 1570 in Kersey, Cosford, Suffolk, England
Mother: Janet (Jane) LUFKIN b: ABT 1575 in Kersey, Cosford, Suffolk, England
Amee WILFORD b: ABT 1615 in London, Middlesex, England
- Daniel GAGE b: 1639 in Ipswich, Essex, MA