Peter Brown Family History

John Dungate (c1510) & Joan Symms

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General History

John Dungate & Joan Symms were one of my 14th generation ancestors.

Key Dates:

John Dungate (Dungat) birth details are unknown but he was probably born in about 1510 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was mentioned in his brother George's 'Will' of 1559. He maybe possibly married Joan Symms of East Grinstead.

Joan Symms birth details are not known. She was the daughter of John Symms (see archives below).

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John & Joan had maybe possibly four children but possibly others (no parents shown against any child so all assumed and may be children of others):

  1. John Dungate was born about 1540 possubly in East Grinstead or Rotherfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record). He was mentioned in his uncle George's 'Will' of 1559. He married Elizabeth. Details of John Dungate & Elizabeth are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  2. Edward Dungate was born about 1530 possibly in East Grinstead or Rotherfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). Edward was mentioned in his uncle George's 'Will' of 1559 as Cousin (see Richard Dungate 1480). Edward married Denise King (Dionesse) on 15th June 1561 in East Grinstead, Sussex (shown as Dungat). Edward had children from an earlier marriage.
    1. Elizabeth Dungate (Dungat) was baptised on 10th May 1560 in East Grinstead, Sussex (daughter of Edward).
    2. Joan Dungate (Johane Dungat) was baptised on 3rd May 1562 in East Grinstead, Sussex (no parents shown so assumed).
    3. Edward Dungate (Dungatt) was baptised on 18th July 1563 in East Grinstead, Sussex (son of Edward). Edward was possibly buried on 4th March 1649 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    4. Agnes Dungate was baptised on 27th January 1566 in East Grinstead, Sussex (daughter of Edward).
    5. Grace Dungate was possibly born in about 1568 probably in East Grinstead Sussex (derived as no birth record found). She married Richard Brian on 5th June 1592 in East Grinstead, Sussex.

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  1. There were numerous differant spellings of "Dungate" in the parish registers. eg Dungatt, Dungat, Dunget, Dungete Dungatte,Dongat, Dongatt, Dongett, Dongate, Downgate, Doungate.
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Archives:

  1. In East Sussex Record Office there are charts showing the Pedigree of the Dungate family commencing with Richard Dungate of West Hoathly (Ref AMS6218/1) The provenance of this document is not stated but was derived from the 'Watt' family history who had descended from Henry Dungate.. However it has been used to form the basis of the initial generation of Dungates. The 'Wills' mentioned in it and also mentioned above have not been seen and are thus unverified.

 

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  1. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  2. Sussex Parish Registers – East Grinstead, West Hoathly, Horsham, Rotherfield
  3. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  4. Lewes Will Microfilm
  5. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  6. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  7. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see Links-Research Web sites - ref 2