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children of Joseph Bate and Esther Hilliard:

i. Joseph, b. 28 September 1660
ii. Esther, b. 29 August 1663
iii. Caleb, b. 30 March 1666
iv. Hannah, b. 31 October 1668?
v. Joshua, b. 14 August 1671
vi. Bathsheba, b. 26 January 1673/74
vii. Clement, b. 21 or 22 September 1676
viii. Eleanor, b. 29 August 1679, d. 8 September 1679
ix. Abigail, b. 16 October 1680

vital records sources:

. sources for children's births: Joseph, "Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," database online (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc., 2011), Hingham, Hubbard's Journal (HJ) with Births, Marriages and Deaths (BMD), image 14 (HJ), also ibid, Church Records, image 28; Esther, not named, identity based on information for Esther Bate who m. Richard Cobb (children's birth records call her Hester), recorded as an unnamed daughter, image (HJ), also unnamed in Church Records, image 31; Caleb, unnamed son of Joseph, image 24 (HJ), named in Hingham, Births, Marriages and Death [sic], image 9; Hannah, unnamed child of Joseph died on this day, image 26 (HJ), town record says born, image 19 (BMD); Joshua, named, image 28 (HJ), image 20 (BMD); Bathsheba, unnamed daughter of Joseph, image 29 (HJ), named, image 26 (BMD); Clement, image 31 (BMD), HJ says 21 September, image 32; Eleanor, not in HJ, 25 August, town record, image 41, also her death; Abigail, unnamed daughter, 36 (HJ), not in town records, Abigail m. John Chubbuck 12 June 1704 (Hingham, Birth, Marriages and Death, 2466), named as Joseph's daughter, d. 7 Nov 1757, age 77 (ibid, 2796).

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