Gabriel Mead1,2

M, b. 1587, d. 12 March 1666
FatherMr. ___ Mead b. c 1560
Mother___ (?) b. c 1555
     Gabriel was born in 1587 in Lydd, County Kent, England. In April 1635, Gabriel left from Lydd, County Kent, England aboard the ship, "Elizabeth", bound for New England. He was accompanied to America by his brothers: William & David. They arrived later in 1635.. Gabriel married 2nd Joanna Bates. He was made a freeman in Dorchester on 2 May 1638. Gabriel made his will on 18 January 1654. He mentions his wife, Joanna and their children. Gabriel departed this life on Friday, 12 March 1666 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. His will was probated on 17 July 1667.


Joanna Bates


  1. [S472] Spoencer Percival Mead, History & Genealogy of the Mead Family: of Fairfield County, Connecticut, Eastern New York, Western Vermont, and Western Pennsylvania from AD 1180 to 1900, page 127.
  2. [S115] Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations Of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, On The Basis Of Farmer's Registar, Volume III: page 190 - Gabriel mead, Dorchester, freeman 2 May 1638; died: 12 May 1666 in 79th year as was supposed; will of 18 January 1654 probated 17 July 1667 names wife Joanna, who probably was a second wife; children: David, Lydia, Experience, Sarah & Patience [contains further information ofn these children].