The Bates/Bateson Family - both names were used into the early 20th century. Joseph Bates' children were baptised as Bates but generally married as Bateson. Even Joseph's brother Edward adopted the name Bateson. See the Bates Family Tree in Written Records.  

There are 6 photos on this page. For Page 2 of the Bates family photos click here. For a photo of the Bates home click here  (Colours denote the same generation)

Above - photo sent by Tracy Skelton in Canada

James "Jimmy" Bateson (who can be seen in the group photo, right). James was born in Flitcham and lived there until at least the time of the 1911 census, with his wife and children. He married his wife Martha Jane Broughton in 1897 in Flitcham. They later moved to Holme-Next-Sea.






Below - photo sent by Peter Cooper in Australia

Walter Bateson - son of James and Martha (and grandfather of Tracy Skelton). Walter was born in Flitcham in 1910 and married Alice Aves. in 1929.

 Joseph Skate Bates & his family in the 1920s.

Back Row, L to R: 1. 'Harry' Henry Bates (son) 2. 'Jack' John Bates (son) 3. 'Billy' William Bates (son) 4. Robert 'Bob'William Bates (son) 5. Joseph Skate Bates

Two Women Centre Row: 1. Billy's Fiancée. (Nellie Seales? - may not have married). 2. Mary Ann (Polly) Bates (daughter)

Man far right: James 'Jimmy' Bateson (son)

Front Row L to R: 1. Polly's husband. 2.  Hubert Cooper with David Cooper in his  lap   3. Amelia (Cooper). daughter of James  ("Jimmy”).


Below: Alice Aves-Bateson, wife of Walter, in 1928. Alice's grandfather Benjamin Aves was head Shepherd at Marham Hall for about 30 years and her great uncle Richard Aves was described in 1913 as the most notable Shepherd of the century. Alice was also descended from the Flaxman family of John Flaxman, the sculptor (1755-1826).

  Above - photo sent by Peter Cooper in Australia

  Amelia Bates born 1898 in Flitcham and is  Peter     Cooper's grandmother









  Below - photo sent by Tracy Skelton in Canada

  James "Jimmy" Bateson again, this time in  WW1     uniform