Daniel BATES was baptized on Wednesday 7 Mar 1732 by his father William in Kenilworth.
Daniel married Sarah ELITT in Kenilworth in July 1756. The marriage was witnessed by William BATES who was probably his brother who had married earlier that year or his father.
Daniel and Sarah had six children, five of whom they baptized in Allesley while Sarah was baptized in Berkswell. The reason for the baptisms in Allesley is unclear, but is confused further because each of the baptismal records state that Daniel and Sarah were from Stonely/Stoneley/Stoneleigh.
Their second son, Joseph, died as an infant and was buried in Stoneleigh in March 1761. At that time they were living at Broad Lane. Broad Lane was the road that runs between Coventry and Berkswell, but perhaps it was also a farm or hamlet during the 18th century.
Sarah, his wife, died in May 1772, a year after the birth of their youngest son. Her Stoneleigh burial record record that she was the wife of Daniel BATES of Broad Lane.
His youngest son Thomas was buried in Stoneleigh on 6 Sep 1807 being described as "Thos the son of Old Daniel Bates of Broadlane", maybe suggesting that Thomas was still dependent on Daniel.
Daniel BATES Senior of Broadlane was buried in Stoneleigh on 24 Nov 1807. It's speculation, but perhaps Daniel had been holding on to life to care for his son Thomas.
A Daniel BATES appears as a witness to Daniel's grand daughter Elizabeth's marriage in 1818. The other witness was Elizabeth ELLIOTT, who might have been a relative of his wife Sarah.
A will exists for a Daniel BATES of Stoneleigh who died in November 1819, which would fit with his presence at his grandaughter's marriage, but that Daniel, a farmer, is married to Hannah and his surviving children are William BATES and Sarah ROWLEY. The document was witnessed by a Joseph BATES.