Cate and Gardner Families of Portsmouth

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Cate and Gardner Families
of Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Revised by Sean Furniss
Updated 23 December 1996

The information shown here is presented only to provide information about the ancestors of Margaret Gardner, the wife of Robert Furniss, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. More detailed information about the extensive genealogy of the Cate family can be found in The Cate - Cates Family of New England by E. E. Cates and M. Ray Sanborn.

1. James1 Cate His occupation at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was listed as a carpenter. The earliest record for him is apparently about 1657. He died on 15 May 1677. He married Alice [-?-].[1]

+ 2. i Edward2 born about 1655, married Elizabeth Tucker, died about 1732 or earlier.

3. ii John married Judith [-?-], died 4 January 1748.

4. iii Sarah married Peter Bobb.

5. iv Rebecca married John Urin on 12 November 1686.

6. v Mary married Samuel Whidden.

7. vi Elizabeth

8. vii William

9. viii Isabel married Joseph Jewell about 1681.

10. ix Joseph

2. Eward2 Cate (James1 Cate) He was born about 1655, his mother's first child. Edward Cate was a carpenter. He died about 1732 or earlier. He married Elizabeth Tucker. She was the only child of Philip Tucker. Elizabeth Tucker and her oldest son James Cate were granted administration of Edward Cate's estate 24 August 1732.[2]

11. i James3 baptized 5 Nov 1693, married Margaret Briard on 5 Nov 1715, worked as a carpenter and farmer at Greenland and Stratham, had 9 children.

12. ii Elizabeth baptized 5 Nov 1693, married Jonathan Weeks.

+ 13. iii Margaret baptized 5 Nov 1693, married first to David Gardner about 1714, married second to John Wyatt.

14. iv Bridget baptized 5 Nov 1693, married first 20 Oct 1709 to Enoch Barker from Rowley, married second 19 Mar 1727 to Daniel Donovan.

15. v Edward married first 9 Jan 1717-8 to Jane Jose Richard, married second to Martha Cotton (she was the widow of Obediah Marshall).

16. vi Tucker married 19 Jan 1718 to Mary Sanborn.

17. vii William married Dec 1722 to Elizabeth Cotton.

18. viii Joshua born 12 May 1702, married 13 Aug 1724 to Anna Frost.

19. ix Mary married 5 Jan 1726-7 to John Frost.

13. Margaret3 Cate (Edward2 Cate, James1 Cate) She was baptized 5 Nov 1693.

She was first married to David Gardner in 1713 at North Church, Portsmouth. David Gardner was a tailor by trade. His will of 21 May 1723, proved 7 Aug 1723, names wife Margaret, children - John, David, Elizabeth and Margaret, brother James Gardner and brother-in-law Joshua Cate.[3]

Her second marriage was to John Wyatt (Wiat, Wieat). She was listed as widow again in 1769.[4] On 25 April 1769, after her second husband died, her children John Gardner of Portsmouth, Margaret Landerkin (a widow) of Portsmouth, and Elizabeth Rogers and her husband William Rogers of the County of York (Maine but then part of Massachusetts) delivered to their mother, Margaret Wyat of Portsmouth, all interest in the home of their father, David Gardner, lot number 152 in the township of Barrington.[5]

+ 20. i John4 baptized 20 November 1715 at North Church, Portsmouth, married 30 June 1739 to Elizabeth Perry, died 10 Jan 1797.

21. ii Elizabeth baptized 20 April 1718 at North Church, Portsmouth, married at Queen's Chapel on 24 April 1746 to William Rogers.

22. iii Margaret baptized 20 March 1719 at North Church, Portsmouth, died 22 January 1720.

+ 23. iv Margaret baptized 7 January 1721/2 at North Church, Portsmouth, married 15 Sept 1748 to David Lundriken at Queen's Chapel, Portsmouth, died 23 Feb 1797.

24. v David baptized 26 May 1723 at North Church, Portsmouth.

20. John4 Gardner (Margaret3 Cate, Edward2 Cate, James1 Cate) He was baptized 20 April 1715 at North Church, Portsmouth. He died on 7 January 1797 and was buried 10 January 1797 at St. John's Church Cemetery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.[6]

He married Elizabeth Perry on 30 June 1739 at Queen's Chapel, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She died on 10 April 1794 at age 74 (born about 1720) and is buried in St. John's Church Cemetery.[7]

Although Agnes P. Bartlett[8] in her records of Portsmouth families has included Margaret Gardner as a child in this family, there is only indirect evidence of this relationship. The other children are listed in the baptism records of Queen's Chapel as being the children of John and Elizabeth Gardner, and are assumed to be the children of this couple. ( Note: The will or estate settlement of John Gardner may provide information about his children and other relatives.)

25. i Margaret5 born about 1742, married Robert Furniss in November 1764 at Queen's Chapel Portsmouth, New Hampshire, died at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, age 92, on 26 May 1834, is buried at St. Johns Church Cemetery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.[9] (For additional information see The Furniss and Furness Families of Portsmouth and Durham, New Hampsire by Sean Furniss)

26. ii David baptized 22 Feb 1746 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, married to Mary Cate on 28 Sept 1769 at Queen's Chapel, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, died 3 Oct 1821 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. One son known: John Gardner baptized 15 July 1770.[10]

27. iii John baptized 25 Sept 1748, married Eleanor Taylor at Queen's Chapel on 10 March 1761.[11]

28. iv William baptized 9 Dec 1750, married first to Sarah Frost, married second to Elizabeth Herves, married third on 20 June 1819 at St. John's Church to Sarah Purcell (daughter of Capt. Gregory Purcell, a revolutionary patriot, and Sarah Wentworth), died 29 April 1834.[12] He was probably associated with the military, since he was referred to as Major William Gardner when his sister, the widow Elizabeth Hayes, died, and as Colonel William Gardner when his wife Elisabeth died.[13]

29. v Christopher baptized 4 Feb 1753, married in September 1777 at South Church to Ruth Sherburne.[14]

30. vi Elizabeth baptized 13 July 1755, married [-?-] Hayes, died a widow 28 Jan 1797.[15]

23. Margaret4 Gardner (Margaret3 Cate, Edward2 Cate, James1 Cate) She was born about 1722. She died a widow on 23 February 1797 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She married David Lundriken on 15 September 1748 at Queen's Chapel, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.[16]

Evidence that the Elizabeth, the wife of Captain William Edwards, is the sister of Mary Lanergan and Ann Lannagan was provided by the following notes found in the book Rambles about Portsmouth. In the book the author wrote "Next westerly was the two-story dwelling house of Capt. William Edwards, standing end to the street with the front door on the westerly side, approached through a passage of about eight feet wide. This house was also the residence of Misses Ann and Mary Lanagan, sisters of Mrs. Edwards, and of Mrs. Furniss, mother of William P. Furniss, Esq., now of New York." The family surnames used for this family include Lundriken, Lannagan, Lanagan, and Lanergan.[17]

31. i Elizabeth5 Lannagan born about 1750, married Captain William Edwards, died 8 Oct 1813 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.[18] Their son, William Edwards, Jr., died at age 17 in the West Indies, recorded in the records of St. John's Church of July 1802.[19]

32. ii Mary Lanergan baptized 5 August 1753 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire,[20] died 19 Dec 1830 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, never married.[21]

33. iii Ann Lannagan born about 1757, died 26 Dec 1820 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, never married.[22]


References

[1] E. E. Cates and M. Ray Sanborn, The Cate - Cates Family of New England (Frederick, MD: Marken and Bielfeld, 1904), pp. 3-4; all notes relating to this family were recorded in this reference. The reference contains extensive notes about other members of the family. The reference was seen in the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC.

[2] Sybil Noyes et al., Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, 1939, p. 132; all information about this family, except the first marriage of Margaret Cate (see notes relating to her), referenced under the Cate family. Year of death estimated based upon administration of his estate in 1732.

[3] Henry Harrison Metcalf, Editor, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire (Bristol:NH: R. W. Musgrove, 1914), Vol. II 1718-1740, State paper Series Vol. 32, reprinted (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1989), p. 164, entry for David Gardner, photocopy in possession of writer.

[4] Sybil Noyes et al., Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, 1939, p. 252; referenced under the Gardner family. The references to Margaret Cate's two marriage are found in this reference.

[5] Deed for property, record number 298, Gardner and Wyat, photocopy in possession of writer.

[6] Priscilla Hammond, Death Records - St. John's Church, p. 2; Agnes P. Bartlett, Portsmouth Families, Vol. 2, LDS microfilm 0,016,188.

[7] Priscilla Hammond,Vital Records from the Parish Register of Queen's Chapel , p. 39; Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC; Agnes P. Bartlett, Portsmouth Families, Vol. 2, LDS microfilm 0,016,188.

[8] Agnes P. Bartlett, Portsmouth Families, Vol. 2, LDS microfilm 0,016,188.

[9] Priscilla Hammond,Vital Records of Queen's Chapel, p. 48; New Hampshire Gazette 27 May 1834, p. 3, col. 4; Arthur H. Locke, Portsmouth and Newcastle New Hampshire Cemetery Inscriptions (place, publisher, 1907), p. 17; Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC.

[10] Priscilla Hammond,Vital Records of Queen's Chapel, p. 13; Priscilla Hammond,Vital Records of Queen's Chapel, p. 50; Priscilla Hammond, Death Records - St. John's Church, p. 18; Priscilla Hammond,Vital Records of Queen's Chapel, p. 33.

[11] Priscilla Hammond,Vital Records of Queen's Chapel, p. 14.

[12] Priscilla Hammond,Vital Records of Queen's Chapel, p. 17; Priscilla Hammond, Death Records - St. John's Church, p. 28.

[13] Priscilla Hammond, Death Records St. John's Church, p. 2; Priscilla Hammond, Death Records - St. John's Church, p. 16; his wife Elisabeth died on 22 July 1818 at age 60 years.

[14] Priscilla Hammond,Vital Records of Queen's Chapel, p. 19.

[15] Priscilla Hammond,Vital Records of Queen's Chapel, p. 23; Priscilla Hammond, Death Records - St. John's Church, p. 2.

[16] Priscilla Hammond, Death Records - St. John's Church, p. 2; year of birth estimated based upon reported age of 75 at time of death in 1797; Priscilla Hammond,Vital Records of Queen's Chapel, p. 39.

[17] Charles W. Brewster, Rambles about Portsmouth, Second Series (place, publisher, 1869), p. 225; Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC.

[18] Priscilla Hammond, Death Records - St. John's Church, p. 14; year of birth estimated based upon reported age of 63 years at time of death in 1813.

[19] Priscilla Hammond, Death Records - St. John's Church, p. 8.

[20] Hammond, Vital Records of Queen's Chapel, p. 21.

[21] Priscilla Hammond, Death Records - St. John's Church, p. 25.

[22] Priscilla Hammond, Death Records - St. John's Church, p. 17; year of birth estimated based upon reported age of 63 at time of death in 1820.


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