COATE, Marmaduke 3 4 5 6 7
- Born: Sep 8, 1634, Hambridge, Curry Rivel, Somerset, ENG 1
- Marriage: GILLING, Edith on Sep 13, 1658 in Mark Parish, Curry Rivel, Somerset, ENG 1 2
- Died: Bef Apr 4, 1687, Hambridge, Somersetshire, ENG 8
Although the Park book gives the lineage of Marmaduke Coate to be as chosen, an alternative parentage is in Professor Dornans notes. It states that both Marmaduke and John (who married Elizabeth Humphries) are the sons of John Coate of Curry Rivel who married Julian Stone of Martock on July 27, 1628. (C-995) A third alternative is in the United Ancestries Linked Pedigrees on the Automated Archives CD disk 100. According to it, Marmaduke Coate who married an Edith Satterwaite, was born at an estimate of 1643. His parents were John Peter Coate and Emily Jane Buckingham. (C-400) CD-100 follows the old Coate's genealogy but trys to improve on it's date errors. In this line Marmaduke and Edith Satterthwait had: Archibald, Thomas, Henry, Sampson, Mary Jane, Ann and James (twins), John, Samuel, Sarah Jane, Hannah, Marmaduke, William Peter and Edith. (C-336) Son Marmaduke married Ann Pole. Son Thomas, b. 1641 moved to Ireland to avoid persecution. Thomas's son Moses, b. 1687, married Susannah Weldon, and moved to Pennsylvania founding Coatesville, Pennsylvania. We don't yet have any DNA evidence to confirm or deny this connection to the Moses/Susannah Weldon Coates line. (C-541) Thomas's son's James, b. 1679 and Moses, b. 1687 were threadmakers. (This was possibly the beginning of the line related to the two brothers who founded the J & P. Coats Thread Company, James Coats, b. 1803 and Peter Coats, b. 1779. All of Thomas's children, the threadmakers and the founder of Coatesville might be cousins to the Marmaduke who married Ann Pole. (C-418)
Here is why I've chosen the theory I have as to his parentage. 1) This Marmaduke can't be the son of William who named his son Marmaduke and grandson Marmaduke in his 1658 will because of Marmaduke's newly found baptismal record. The baptisms in this family took place while the children were babies of 1 week to a couple months. 2) CD-100 has much 2nd hand sourcing and is full of errors on the Coate line. It said that he was the son of John Peter Coate and Emily Jane Buckingham. We've found NO proof of same. 3) I'm still not ruling out that he could be the son of John Coate married to Julian Stone. The name Julian however, is not carried down in the children's names. 4) The name of Henry (Marm's possible father) and Edith (his wife) are carried down in this line.
Marmaduke who married Edith was from Hambridge, Somersetshire, England. Though his wife's surname is often listed as Satterwaite or Fell, I believe he is the Marmaduke who married Edith Gilling in marriage records of the area. While his son Marmaduke was young, he and Edith became "convinced on the truth" and raised their children as Quakers. (C-994) Marmaduke was an honest, faithful Quaker who suffered over fifteen years in prison for his faith and lost most of his property by fines imposed for his religious beliefs. (C-614e) His prison experience is documented in the following Quaker records:
1668: Marmaduke was imprisoned for withholding tithes.
1676: "Marmaduke Coate of Hambridge, imprisoned in the 6th moneth 1670 upon an Attachment out of the Exchequer, upon Contempt, as charged, to the Suit of Robert Bambury Impropriator, for not paying Tythes." "Prisoners upon the Account of Truth in the county of Somerset at Ivelchester the 26th Day of the 11th Moneth, 1676."
1669-1687: Quaker meetings were literally held at the Ilchester prison for most of this period. The minutes were taken inside this prison.
1685: According to a Quaker petition, Marmaduke had been imprisoned for a total of 15 years, 7 months, and 23 days. He was a prisoner at the time of the proclamation of general pardon by King James, when Friends were released by hundreds. (C-543c,614f)
1687: Marmaduke's will was proved. However, registers of the Somerset Quaker Meeting shows his death as 11 April 1689 instead. He made bequests to sons Marmaduke and William; daughters Edith, Jane, Elizabeth, and Ann; and widow Edith, the execturice. Note that only one daughter named Jane is listed and we don't know which this applies too.
He and his wife Edith, were listed "of Hambrige" when their daughters, Jane, married in 1686 and Elizabeth, married in 1693. Naturally he was listed as deceased in this 1693 marriage. This is important to note as consistently, he is listed as the Marmaduke "of Hambridge" in the records, meaning that there was only one adult Marmaduke living in Hambridge at the time - even at his death in 1687/1689.
His birthdate has been in question. I've also seen it listed as March 8, 1624 occurring in River, co. Kent, England on a site by Steven T. Ernst at ancestry.com. Please note that there were probably two other marriages for Marmaduke in the Parish of Curry Rivel. A Marmaduke married Ann Lock on June 24, 1651. He also married Joan Woodbourne, d.of John Woodbourne on June 25, 1655. The other possibility is that there were at least two Marmadukes of similar age in Curry Rivel. I find this later idea the most unlikely as town clerks typically distinguished how they described a person if there was a duplication of names in their parish. Also, Marmaduke's daughters names of Ann and Jane would indicate they are all wives of one Marmaduke. Close by in North Petherton, Somersetshire there was another Marmaduke Coat who married Sarah Strong of Curry-Revell on March 9, 1702. (C-995) I have found a Thomas Coate, son of Marmaduke who was christened in Curry Rivel on Feb. 11, 1659/1660 that could apply to any of these.
Marmaduke's death date is listed as Apr. 4, 1689 in the Somerset Quarterly Meeting records for England, but this does not coincide with the probate of his estate. His will was probated in 1687 and he disappeared from Quaker minutes after that date and was extremely active before 1687. 9 10
Noted events in his life were:
• Probate, Apr 4, 1687, Taunton, Somerset, , ENG.
Marmaduke married Edith GILLING on Sep 13, 1658 in Mark Parish, Curry Rivel, Somerset, ENG.1 2 (Edith GILLING was born in , , , England and died on Dec 24, 1718 in , , , England.)