A lot of effort has gone into finding the ancestry of John Gage and at some point early on,
St. Mary's Church Boxford, Suffolk, England, Parish church where John Gage
He remained in Boston until March 1633 when he joined with John Winthrop Jr. and about 10 other men to move to Agawam to start a new plantation. John Winthrop
John was a farmer, a carpenter and a surveyor for the town of Ipswich. He was also active in the militia, in 1639 he
John married twice, his first wife was Amy unknown, they married by 1638. They had at least 6 sons that lived to adulthood. Amy died in June 1658 and John Gage wasted no time in remarrying. His second wife was Sarah, the widow of Robert Keyes of Watertown and Newbury, they married in November 1658. I suppose as the father of 6 boys under the age of 20 he needed a woman to help raise them. John died March 24, 1672/73 in Bradford. See this link for more about John Gage.
Okay, so that seems all pretty straightforward, so what is the misinformation I spoke of at the beginning.
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Sir William was a widower, his first wife was Susan, daughter of Sir Robert Jermyn of Rushbrook. The two families who become intertwined. Penelope's son
|Record of the Marriage of John Gage and |
|Henrietta Jermyn Gage|
Penelope wrote her will on 30 August 1656 and
Penelope lived long enough to see the restoration of the Monarchy. King Charles II returned to England in 1660.
John Gage and his wife had no living children. In his will he specifically leaves his Suffolk manors to his brother Henry and his son John Gage. At the time he wrote his will he was living on York Street in St. James Square in London in a house he had from the Earl of St. Albans, Henry Jermyn. John's will
There you go, two men named John Gage, contemporaries, yet their lives are worlds apart. How anyone could confuse the two is beyond me.
Gage, Arthur E., "Some Descendants of John Gage of Ipswich, Mass", New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Boston, MA, July 1908, pgs. 254-263
Rokewode, John Gage, Esquire, History and Antiquities of Suffolk,
The Visitations of Suffolk made by Hervey, Clarenceaux, 1561, Cooke, Clarenceaux, 1577, and Raven, Richmond herald, 1612, with notes and an appendix of additional Suffolk pedigrees, William Pollard, Exeter, 1882, pgs. 48-49.
Coppinger, Walter, Arthur, Manors of Suffolk, Notes on their history and devolution, London, 1905
Will of Penelope D'Arcy from the National Archives London
Will of John Gage from the National Archives London
The Great Migration Begins Robert Charles Anderson
Parish Records, St. Dunstan in the West, London