John Tate

Male 1828 - 1885  (57 years)


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  • Name John Tate 
    Born 1828  Elemore Vale, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 17 Aug 1828  Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1850 
    Blacksmith (acc to Tate-Cockburn marriage registration) 
    Occupation Between 1850 and 1851 
    Coal Miner (acc to 1851 Census, son Lancelot birth cert, baptism) 
    Residence 1850  Behind Sans Street, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc to Tate-Cockburn marriage reg 
    Residence 1851  New Square, Monkwearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc to the 1851 Census of England 
    _UID AA7B86B06FD81345A0BB70903CD1C4DF0517 
    Died 1885  America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I270  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 7 May 2015 

    Father Lancelot Tate,   b. 1793, Biddick, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1850, Monkwearmouth Colliery, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Reay,   b. 1788, North Biddick, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1863, Ryhope, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1817  Penshaw, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witnesses William Reah witnessed the Tate/Reah marriage 
    Family ID F117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Cockburn,   b. 2 Dec 1831, Close, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1887, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1850  St. Michael, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witnesses Robert Cockburn and George Potts witnessed the Tate-Cockburn marriage 
    Children 
     1. Lancelot Tate,   b. 29 Jul 1851, Monkwearmouth Colliery, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1921, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1851 census of England, New Square Monkwearmouth
      John Tate, 22, Coal miner, Durham Hetton
      Ann Tate, 20, Durham Sunderland
      Class H0107 Piece 2398 Folio 33 pg 59 GSU Roll 87076

      Where did John Tate go when he, as Margaret (Hoy) Tate wrote, "left for North America and was never heard of again" [see notes for son Lancelot Tate]???

      A "J. Tate," laborer, 24, arrived in NY from Great Britain on the "Guy Mannering" on 27 September 1852
      A "Joan Tate, female age 23, occupation unknown (could be an error), arrived in NY 13 Oct 1851 from Great Britain on the "Hungarian"

      "Windfall for a Sunderland Miner. Some 30 years ago, a miner named Tate, who had worked in Weardale Colliery, emigrated to America, where he amassed a large sum of money by speculating in coal mines. He died a short time ago, leaving to his brother, Lance Tate, a miner working in Weardale Colliery, and who is 60 years of age, the large sum of 25,000 pounds"
      from Northern Daily Mail (Hartlepool Mail), Friday, August 7, 1885

      Windfall for a Sunderland Miner.
      "Some 30 years ago, a miner named Tate, who had worked in Weardale Colliery, emigrated to America, where he amassed a large sum of money by speculating in coal mines. He died a short time ago, leaving to his brother, Lance Tate, a miner working in Weardale Colliery, and who is 60 years of age, the large sum of 25,000 pounds"
      Northern Daily Mail (Hartlepool Mail) Friday August 7, 1885

      "...Some thirty years ago a miner named Tate...emigrated to America...and for many years was lost sight of by his relatives. Some twenty years ago he visited his brother, Lance Tate, a miner, in Sunderland, and was then in a thriving position. He returned to America, and nothing was heard of him for some years...About four months ago his brother Lance...received intimation that if he communicated with a certain solicitor in Newcastle he would hear something to his advantage....his brother had died and left him the large sum of 25,000 pounds"
      North-Eastern Daily Gazette (Middlesbrough), Friday August 7, 1885

      The above news item also appeared in the Shields Daily Gazette, again with no indication of the Tate brother's name or where in America he died. Despite this alleged "windfall" Lance(lot) Tate was still working in the mines in 1891, 1901.