John Bates 1709-1791
John Bates was my 5 x great grandfather and father of Thomas Bates.
He was born in 1709 in Sutton Valence, Kent to John and Penelope and baptised in Rainham, Kent on 26th April 1709.
Thomas married Ann in around 1730 and they had at least 9 children together.
He died at the age of 82 and was buried in Sutton Valence on 4th May 1791.