Peter Brown Family History

Matthew Colegate c1555 & Ursula Becher

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General History

Matthew Colegate & Ursula Becher were one of my 12th generation ancestors.

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Matthew Colegate was born in about 1555 possibly in Speldhurst, Kent. He married Ursula Becher on 13th October 1578 in Westerham, Kent (source 1 -list of Kent marriages). He was possibly buried on 31st December 1602 in Speldhurst, Kent.

Ursula Becher birth details are not known.

The following structure & detail should be taken at this stage as indicative only as information has not been verified. The source of the majority of these details are taken from the book "Robert Colegate The Immigrant". Where independant sources have been found these are shown.

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Matthew had eight children.

Michael Mark Richard Robert Margaret Thomas Eleanor Mercy
  1. Michael Colegate was born in about 1580 probably in Speldhurst, Kent (derived as no birth records found). He married Joan Soas in December 1605 in East Grinstead, Sussex (shown as Mychell Coulgate). (source 6). Michael was buried on 25th August 1638 in Uckfield, Sussex (shown as Colgate) and Joan was probably buried on 20th June 1639 in Uckfield, Sussex ('widow' -shown as Colgate) (source 7). Michael & Joan had four children..
    1. Robert Colegate was baptised on 31st August 1606 in Penshurst, Kent (son of Michael) (source 3).Robert possibly had two children. Details of Robert Colegate are shown separately.
    2. Elizabeth Colegate was baptised on 31st August 1606 in Penshurst, Kent (dau of Michael) (source 3) and she was buried there on 4th October 1606 ('dau of Michael')
    3. Henry Colegate (Henrie) was baptised on 16th October 1608 in Penshurst, Kent (son of Michael). (source 3).He married Jane Lyntot. Details of Henry Colegate & Jane Lyntot are shown separately.
    4. Margaret Colegate was baptised on 16th September 1610 in Uckfield, Sussex (dau of Michael).(source 7).
  2. Mark Colegate was born in about 1582 probably in Speldhurst, Kent (derived as no birth records found). He was probably buried on 12th June 1625 in Tonbridge, Kent.
    1. Mark Colegate was baptised on 4th January 1607 in Penshurst, Kent (son of Mark). He possibly married Elizabeth Munfield (or Hunfield) on 5th July 1629 in Hartfield, Sussex.
    2. Susanna Colegate was baptised on 5th March 1609 in Penshurst, Kent (dau of Mark) and she was buried there on 20th May 1609 ('dau of Mark').
    3. George Colegate was baptised on 29th April 1610 in Penshurst, Kent (son of Mark).
    4. Robert Colegate (Colgat) was baptised on 30th April 1613 in Tonbridge, Kent (son of Mark) (RCTI says Bidborough, Tonbridge). He married Anne Nott on 16th October 1643 in Eynsford, Kent (source 1 -list of Kent marriages). Robert died by 1646 and Anne possibly married secondly Thomas Nott on 27th September 1646 in Eynsford, Kent (Anne shown as a widow). (See also Robert son of Richard (family ref 3 E) and also see Robert son of Michael (family ref 1 A). (PB note: this Robert is assumed for marriage as Tonbridge is closest to Eynsford than Spedlhurst or Uckfield))
    5. Michael Colegate (Colgat) was baptised on 23rd February 1617 in Tonbridge, Kent (son of Mark).
    6. Richard Colegate (Colgat) was baptised on 7th May 1620 in Tonbridge, Kent (son of Mark).
    7. William Colegate was born in about 1622 and was buried on 5th April 1623 in Tonbridge, Kent (source RCTI)
    8. Ano Colegate was born in about 1624 and was buried on 7th November 1624 in Tonbridge, Kent (source RCTI)
  3. Richard Colegate was born in about 1585 probably in Speldhurst, Kent (derived as no birth records found). He married Lettice Latter. Details of Richard Colegate & Lettice Latter are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  4. Robert Colegate was baptised on 17th December 1587 in Speldhurst, Kent. He had nine children.
    1. Robert Colegate was baptised on 14th May 1616 in Speldhurst, Kent and was buried there the same day.
    2. Martha Colegate was baptised on 24th February 1618 in Speldhurst, Kent. She was buried on 20th March 1705 in Sevenoaks, Kent.
    3. Edward Colegate was baptised on 18th March 1620 in Speldhurst, Kent. He possibly paid a hearth tax for two in 1664 in Speldhurst (PB note-not found)
    4. Elizabeth Colegate was baptised on 15th April 1623 in Speldhurst, Kent. She married George Marden on 1st January 1679.
    5. Mercy Colegate was baptised on 6th November 1625 in Speldhurst, Kent.
    6. Stephen Colegate was baptised on 30th March 1628 in Speldhurst, Kent. He married Mary. Details of Stephen Colegate & Mary are shown separately.
    7. William Colegate was baptised on 10th May 1630 in Speldhurst, Kent.
    8. Marie Colegate was baptised on 4th March 1632 in Speldhurst, Kent.
    9. Robert Colegate was baptised on 19th January 1634 in Speldhurst, Kent. Robert Collgate paid a hearth tax for one in Speldhurst in 1664 (see Hearth Tax Details). Robert died in 1696
  5. Margaret Colegate was baptised on 21th January 1590 in Speldhurst, Kent.
  6. Thomas Colegate was baptised on 3rd February 1592 in Speldhurst, Kent. He was buried on 26th March 1608 in Speldhurst, Kent.
  7. Eleanor Colegate was baptised on 23rd November 1595 in Speldhurst, Kent.
  8. Mercy Colegate was born in about 1600 probably in Speldhurst, Kent. She probably married Robert Ryng on 6th February 1625 in Tonbridge, Kent. (source 10).

 

Other unallocated records from the area.

  1. Martha Colgate baptised on 3rd January 1648 as bastard daughter of un-named Colgate.
  2. James Colgate buried on 30th August 1729 in Speldhurst (at the Anabaptist burying place). Wife was buried there on 31st December 1711 and a son buried on 26th October 1704.
  3. Widow buried on 15th February 1732 in Speldhurst.
  4. Margaret a daughter of unnamed Colgate was baptised on 8th October 1558 in Penshurst

 

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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).
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Wills:

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  1. Peter Willard whose wife is a descendant of William Brown 1810 & Jane Colgate- peter.willard@btinternet.coms and has supplied some of the Kent genealogy information.
  2. Family Search-British Isles Vital Records Index CD
  3. Kent Parish Registers – Ashurst, Cowden, Edenbridge, Penshurst, 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 Sevenoaks CD (Miscellaneous MI's and Indexes)
  12. Bessels Green -Baptist church records
  13. The book "Robert Colegate The Immigrant"
  14. 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
  15. Surrey Parish Registers – Crowhurst, Godstone, Horne, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Oxted, Tandridge, Titsey