Peter Brown Family History

Stephen Dungate (1565) & Joan Humphrey

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General History

Stephen Dungate & Joan Humphrey were one of my 12th generation ancestors.

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Stephen Dungate (Dungat) was baptised on 30th April 1565 in East Grinstead, Sussex. His parents were not shown but it is probable that he was the son of John Dungate & Elizabeth (but see concerns below). Stephen married Joan Humphrey (Johane Humffrie) on 24th April 1588 in East Grinstead, Sussex (shown as Dungatt). Stephen was probably buried on 18th January 1628 in East Grinstead, Sussex.

Joan Humphrey was probably baptised on 1st February 1568 in East Grinstead, Sussex. She was maybe possibly the daughter of Richard Humphrey & Margaret Beven who were married on 14th August 1561.

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Stephen & Ann had nine known children:

  1. John Dungate was buried on 26th May 1589 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('son of Stephen Dungat').
  2. Stephen Dungate (Dungat) was baptised on 13th December 1590 in East Grinstead, Sussex (no parents shown). He married Ann Cripps. Details of Stephen Dungate & Ann Cripps are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  3. Joan Dungate (Johane Dungat) was baptised on 20th July 1595 in East Grinstead, Sussex (no parents shown). She probably married Edward Jenner on 10th October 1615 in East Grinstead, Sussex (shown as Joane Dungat). There was a child of a child called Mary Jenner (under 21) who was mentioned in Sarah Dungate's 'Will' of 1666.
  4. Anne Dungate (Dungatt) was baptised on 25th June 1598 in East Grinstead, Sussex (daughter of Stephen).
  5. John Dungate was baptised on 22nd March 1601 in East Grinstead, Sussex and he was probably buried there 24th March 1602 ('John son of Steavene Dungete').
  6. Mary Dungate (Marrye) was baptised on 25th July 1603 in East Grinstead, Sussex (daughter of Stephen).
  7. John Dungate was baptised on 13th July 1606 in East Grinstead, Sussex (son of Stevene Dunget) and he was buried there on 10th September 1606 ('son of Steven Dungete').
  8. Katherine Dungate (Katteryne) was baptised on 9th August 1608 in East Grinstead, Sussex and she was buried there on 23rd December 1608 ( Katterene, daughter of Steven Dungat').
  9. Edward Dungate was baptised on 24th November 1611 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('son of Stephen & Joan'). He married Mary Monke (Munke) on 6th June 1667 in East Grinstead, Sussex. Mary was buried on 10th July 1683 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('wife of Edward'). Edward married secondly Anne. Anne was buried on 24th June 1693 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('wife of Edward'). Edward was buried on 28th April 1694 in East Grinstead, Sussex. Edward & Mary had one child.
    1. Anne Dungate was baptised on 17th April 1668 in East Grinstead, Sussex (daughter of Edward & Mary) and she was buried there on 27th April 1668 (' daughter of Edward').

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  1. There were numerous differant spellings of "Dungate" in the parish registers. eg Dungatt, Dungat, Dunget, Dungett, Dungete Dungatte,Dongat, Dongatt, Dongatte, Donget, Dongett, Dongate, Downgat, Downgate, Doungate, Doungat, Doungett, Donged.
  2. Stephen is shown as the son of John because the choice of Stephen's first sons name as John and the subsequent naming of two other sons as John, implies that John was an important figure in Stephen's life and was probably his father.
  3. Edward Dungate son of Thomas was baptised on same day with same name as Edward Dungate son of Stephen so may be an error (but also possible as they are brothers)
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Archives:

  1. In 1598, (see Buckhurst Terrier - Sussex Record Society), he is possibly recorded as being a juror, ( Stephen Dungate, Edward Paine, Walter Humphrey, Thomas Treape, Thomas Velvick & others), on a survey of the Manor of Imberhorne. He is recorded as a copyholder in the parishes of East Grinstead & Hoathleigh and that he held by copy dated 17 June 29 Eliz the tenement (30 acres) at "Holmwood" (no bounds) - rent 8s 7½d; plus also fields (7 acres) called "Highcroft" or Middlefield, (bounds Walesbeech S & N, Boyles Land E, his customary lands called " Homewoods" W) - rent 6d; plus also tenement (10 acres) called "Monkehill" - rent 7½d; plus also tenement & lands (5 acres) called "Peeter Monkes"- rent 1s 6d; total rents 11s 3d. (note: Elizabeth came to throne in 1558)
  2. In a deed dated April 9th, 1609, Stephen Dungate appears as owner of lands near Saint Hill (source 5).
  3. Bargain and Sale  SAS-RF/2/75  23 Sep 1597. These documents are held at East Sussex Record Office
    Contents:  By Stephen Dungatt of Eastgrinsted, yeoman, and Thomas Payne of Berwicke, yeoman, executors of the Will of John Payne late of Berwicke, decd., and Edward Payne of Berwicke, yeoman, and Thomas Walker of Bedingham, yeoman, supervisors of the said Will, to John Fuller of Tanners in Waldron, yeoman, - for £370 - of All those freehold messuages, lands and tenements called Woodplace and Tanners, then in the occupation of Isaac Freeman in Waldron. Signatures of the vendors, seals gone. Witnesses:- Wyllam a Woode, Tho. Carew, Robert Carew
  4. Release  SAS-RF/2/77  23 Mar 1600. These documents are held at East Sussex Record Office.
    Contents:  By Edward Payne, Thomas Walker, Stephen Dungatt and Thomas Payne to John Fuller - for £215 - of a yearly rent of £15 issuing out of the premises called Woodplace and Tanners in Waldron. Signature, Thomas Payne and two marks, 3 seals
    Witnesses:- Wyllm Jefferaye, John Slater, Tho. Covert
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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