George Gates
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Born: 1860.

Place of Birth: Godalming, Surrey, 28th October. Baptised/Christened, 23 December 1860.

Died: 1931, Surrey.

Parents: Mary Ann Gates. On the marriage certificate, George Taylor is given has his father. On the Baptised/Christened record, no father, but mother given as Mary Ann Gates. No father is shown on George's Birth Certificate.

Marriages: Ellen Simmonds, 12 October 1889 at the Parish Church, Compton, Surrey.

Children: Prior to Ellen's marriage to George, Ada Beatrice 1886, Lily 1888.  With George, Rosette 1890, George 1893, Alfred 1896, Charles William 1899, Elsie Winnie 1905.

Occupation: Labourer.

Notes: 1891 Census, living at 230, Mill Lane, Godalming with Ellen and children. 1901 Census, living at 107, Hurtmare Holt Cottages, Godalming. In 1911 Census, seems he has hit hard times since he is listed as living in a shed at The Peasmarsh, Cranleigh, Surrey, with Ellen, son George and four other none related people.

George and his sister Mary Ann were twins born in October 1860. Their baptism record shows no fathers name. In December 1860 their mother, Mary Ann Gates, married George Taylor, hence they retained the name Gates rather than Taylor.