Peter Brown Family History

Richard Dungate (c1480) & Margaret

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General History

Richard Dungate & Margaret were one of my 15th generation ancestors.

Key Dates:

Richard Dungate birth details are unknown but he was possibly born in about 1480 possibly in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was probably a relation of Thomas Dungate, the famous martyr- see Personal History. He is probably shown in the Lay subsidy Rolls of 1524/25 in the Hundred of Lyndefield Arch as being taxed on assets worth £1. Richard married Margaret. Richard left a 'Will' dated 20th October 1539 and proved in 1540. Margaret (Marg) was mentioned in her husband's'Will' of 1539. However - see concerns in Archives below

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Richard & Margaret had maybe possibly five children but maybe others.

  1. George Dungate was born about 1510 possibly in East Grinstead Sussex (derived as no birth record). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1539. George left a 'Will' dated 21st April 1559 and was shown as a 'Bricklayer'. He maybe possibly had children. The following reflects information found and is for completeness and are not necessarily shown with the correct ancestrial line. (Note: there was also a John Dungate (Dongatt) was buried on 23rd February 1542 in Rotherfield, Sussex ('son of William'))
    1. John Dungate was born about 1535 possibly in Rotherfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record).
      1. Elizabeth Dungate was baptised on 12th April 1563 in Rotherfield, Sussex ('daughter of John'). She possibly married Alexander Wynter on 10th December 1587 in Mayfield, Sussex ( Alex of Withyham).
      2. George Dungate was baptised on 6th January 1566 in Rotherfield, Sussex ('son of John'). He married Grace Botting on 11th February 1587 in East Grinstead, Sussex (shown as Dungatt). George possibly had an illegitimate child (a). He possibly married secondly Elizabeth Marshall on 9th December 1588 in Mayfield, Sussex. George & Elizabeth had maybe one child (b). He possibly married thirdly Elizabeth Rickson on 27th November 1604 in Horsham, Sussex (Dongate).
        1. Margaret Feldwick (Marget Velvick) was baptised on 23rd June 1588 in East Grinstead, Sussex. (daughter of George Dungat & Margaret Velvick).
        2. Elizabeth Dungate was buried on 21st July 1603 in East Grinstead, Sussex (daughter of George Dungete).
      3. Joan Dungate was baptised on 29th January 1570 in Rotherfield, Sussex ('son of John').
    2. Elizabeth Dungate (Downegate) was buried on 6th November 1539 in Rotherfield, Sussex
    3. Joan Dungate (Johanne Dungatt) was born about 1545 possibly in Rotherfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). She married John Chapman on 3rd July 1576 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
  2. John Dungate was born about 1510 possibly in East Grinstead Sussex (derived as no birth record). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1539 and in his brother George's 'Will' of 1559 . He maybe possibly married Joan Symns. Details of John Dungate & Joan Symns are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  3. Jasper Dungate was born about 1510 possibly in East Grinstead Sussex (derived as no birth record). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1539.
  4. Richard Dungate was born about 1510 possibly in East Grinstead Sussex (derived as no birth record). He was mentioned in his brother George's 'Will' of 1559 as a Tailor of Lindfield. He possibly had a chld
    1. Edward Dungate (Dungatt) was baptised on 19th May 1569 in East Grinstead, Sussex (son of Richard). He was possibly buried on 21st May 1614 in West Hoathly, Sussex
  5. Stephen Dungate was born about 1510 possibly in East Grinstead Sussex (derived as no birth record). He was mentioned in his brother George's 'Will' of 1559.

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Thomas Dungate:

On July 18th, 1556, Anne Tree (familiarly known as Mother Tree), Thomas Dungate and John Forman were burned at the stake in East Grinstead. The three were not witches, but Protestant martyrs who refused to accept Catholicism in the reign of Mary I. No record of their examination and sufferings has been preserved, but the martyrdom is thus quaintly and briefly recorded in the second volume of Foxe's " Book of Martyrs" :
" Nere about the same tyme that the three women with the infant was burned at Guernsey suffered other three likewise at Grenested in Sussex, two men and one woman, the names of whom were Tho. Dungate, John Forman and Mother Tree, who for righteousness' sake gave themselves to death and tormentes of the fire paciently abidyng what the furious rage of man could say or worke against them at the said Towne of Grrenested endying their lives the xvin. of the sayd
moneth of July and in the yeare aforesayd (1556)".

Memorial to Anne Tree, Thomas Dungate and John Foreman in East Grinstead

Memorial to Anne Tree, Thomas Dungate and John Foreman

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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.
  2. See Archives note below. This note shows an Elizabeth & John as children of Thomas whereas these are probably children of Stephen.
  3. George's 'Will' also mentions a cousin Edward, implying that there is a parallel family group to this one.
  4. In the Lay subsidy Rolls of 1524/25 there is a Stephen Dungate in the Hundred of Lyndefield Arch as being taxed on assets worth £5; a Richard Dungate in the borough of EastGrinstead -Grenehurst as being taxed on assets worth £1; and a William Dongate in the Undred of Rotherfield as being taxed on assets worth £3
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Wills:

  1. George Dungate Will : unverified- obtained from another family history site

 

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.
  2. Buckhurst Terrier: In 1598 on a survey of the Manor of Sheffield, the heirs of George Dungate are recorded to hold by deed land called "Huckhill" (4 acres) -rent 2s.
Sources Returns to 'Top of Page'
  1. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  2. Sussex Parish Registers – East Grinstead, West Hoathly
  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