Peter Brown Family History

John Colegate (1719) & Mary Comber

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General History

John Colegate & Mary Comber were one of my 7th generation ancestors.

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John Colegate was baptised on 28th April 1719 in Crowhurst, Surrey. He was the son of John Colegate & Mary Sellen. He probably married Mary Comber on 16th October 1738 in Crowhurst, Surrey. It is assumed that the family later moved to Edenbridge, Kent as children have families that originate from there (see Thomas & Henry).

Mary Comber's birth details are not known.

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John & Mary had five children (but mother shown as Mercy).

John Thomas John Henry William
  1. John Colegate was born on 22nd November and was baptised on 26th November 1738 in Crowhurst, Surrey (son of John & Mercy). He possibly died on 27th February he was buried on 4th March 1739 in Crowhurst, Surrey ('son of John & Mary') -(Note: 'Biy' shows date as 1738 but assume error)
  2. Thomas Colegate was born on 8th May and was baptised on 15th May 1740 in Crowhurst, Surrey ('son of John & Mercy'). He probably married Jane Finnes on 11th April 1763 in Crowhurst Surrey (Thomas from Edenbridge and Jane shown as Jenny). Jane was buried on 23rd May 1802 in Limpsfield, Surrey ('wife of Thomas') and Thomas was probably buried there on 24th February 1812 ('aged 72'). Thomas & Jane possibly had five children.
    1. Elizabeth Colegate was baptised on 19th February 1764 in Edenbridge, Kent (dau of Thomas).
    2. Elizabeth Colegate was baptised on 26th March 1765 in Limpsfield, Surrey (dau of Thomas & Jane).
    3. Thomas Colegate was baptised on 21st June 1767 in Crowhurst, Surrey (son of Thomas & Jane of Limpsfield).
    4. Henry Colegate was baptised on 8th September 1771 in Limpsfield, Surrey ('son of Thomas').
    5. Ano Colegate was buried on 9th September 1773 in Limpsfield, Surrey ('child of Thomas').
  3. John Colegate was baptised on 3rd April 1743 in Crowhurst, Surrey ('son of John & Mercy'). He married Mary Roper. Details of John Colegate & Mary Roper are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  4. Henry Colegate was baptised on 29th June 1746 in Crowhurst, Surrey ('son of John & Mercy'). He probably married Elizabeth Wood on 20th November 1770 in Edenbridge, Kent (witness Thomas Wood). Henry & Elizabeth had ten children.
    1. Henry Colegate was baptised on 30th December 1770 in Edenbridge, Kent but was buried there on 10th January 1771 ('son of Henry').
    2. Elizabeth Colegate was baptised on 3rd May 1772 in Edenbridge, Kent.
    3. Mary Colegate was baptised on 5th February 1775 in Edenbridge, Kent.
    4. Sarah Colegate was baptised on 7th July 1777 in Edenbridge, Kent. She possibly married John Penfold on 22nd October 1797 in Edenbridge, Kent.
    5. William Colegate was baptised on 25th December 1779 in Edenbridge, Kent but died by drowing and was buried on 9th September 1795 in Edenbridge, Kent ('son of Henry & Elizabeth').
    6. Mercy Colegate was baptised on 21st July 1782 in Edenbridge, Kent. She married James Wood on 3rd November 1803 in Edenbridge, Kent.
    7. Susannah Colegate wasbaptised on 27th March 1785 in Edenbridge, Kent but was buried there on 10th June 1789 ('dau of Henry & Elizabeth').
    8. Fanny Colegate was baptised on 18th November 1787 in Edenbridge, Kent but was buried there on 26th February 1789 ('dau of Henry & Elizabeth').
    9. Sophia Colegate was baptised on 25th June 1790 in Edenbridge, Kent.
    10. Henry Colegate was baptised on 13th January 1793 in Edenbridge, Kent. He married Mary Hollands on 27th October 1815 in Edenbridge, Kent. Mary was buried on 12th July 1816 in Edenbridge, Kent ('wife of Henry, aged 16'). He married secondly Mary who was buried on 25th August 1841 in Edenbridge, Kent ('aged 37'). Henry lived initially in Medhurst Row and then later in Blunts Brook. Henry and Mary had five children in Edenbridge, Kent (Mary (1823), Mercy, John, Edward & Philip).
  5. William Colegate was baptised on 25th March 1753 in Crowhurst, Surrey ('son of John & Mercy').

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  1. There are a number of name variations in the parish records (Colegate, Colgate, Coldgate, Coulgate, Colgat, Colgatt, Colegat, Colgatte, Coalegate, Coalgate, Cowlgate, Colgath, Couldgatt, Coulgatt, Colgutt).
  2. For the period 1692 - 1726 (age at marriage of 16 to age 60 at birth of youngest child), there were one John Colegate born in Crowhurst, Surrey, none were born in the adjacent parishes , two others were born in the surrounding parishes and six others were born in more distant parishes. It is probable that the identified John is the correct one.
    1. 28/04/1719 in Crowhurst, Surrey son of John & Mary
    2. 30/09/1694 in Cowden, Kent the son of John
    3. 13/11/1711 in East Grinstead, Sussex the son of John & Mary but presumed died prior to 1719.
    4. 17/05/1693 in Uckfield, Sussex the son of John & Mary
    5. 28/08/1696 in Hadlow, Kent the son of Reuben
    6. 28/03/1705 in Uckfield, Sussex the son of Henry & Elizabeth
    7. 06/04/1706 in Fletching, Sussex the son of John & Mary but was buried on 07/12/1706
    8. 27/05/1714 in Framfield, Sussex the son of Robert & Elizabeth but was buried on 03/02/1715
    9. 04/04/1723 in Seal, Kent the son of Thomas. He probably married Ann Cossam on 17/06/1744 and had five children
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  1. Sussex Parish Registers – Ardingly, Bolney, Chailey, Crawley, Cuckfield, Ditchling, East Grinstead, Fletching, Horsted Keynes, Hartfield, Ifield, Lindfield,  Maresfield, Newick, Rotherfield, Slaugham, West Hoathly, Withyham, Worth
  2. Surrey Parish Registers – Crowhurst, Godstone, Horne, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Oxted, Tandridge, Titsey
  3. Kent Parish Registers – Ashurst, Cowden, Edenbridge, Speldhurst
  4. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  5. Lewes Will Microfilm
  6. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  7. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  8. Surrey Marriage index CD
  9. Surrey Burial Index CD
  10. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see Links-Research Web sites
  11. NWKFHS Edenbridge CD (Edenbridge- An index of People & Places100-1851- by Lionel Cole) & Lionel Cole transcription of Edenbridge Parish Registers